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Oct 1, 2015 5:06 am

After UFC Win, Josh Barnett Might Never Fight Again

This past weekend, UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett defeated Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: Japan in a five round battle. Barnett looked incredible in the fight, keeping a super fast pace and pressuring Nelson for a the majority of the fight, clinching and landing big strikes often. Right after the fight everyone started talking about...

Sep 30, 2015 10:30 am

Werdum: ‘The UFC Would Have Been Better For Fedor’

Mixed Martial Arts legend Fedor Emelianenko will return to fighting on December 31st, this after signing a $2.5 million deal to fight for former Pride FC boss Sakakibara’s new Japanese promotion. The news came as a disappointment to most fight fans, as many of the sports viewers have longed to see “The Last Emperor” test...

Sep 30, 2015 12:01 am

UFC Fighter Drops Opponent With Groin Shot –– Accident or Intentional?

Nick Hein scores with a dead-on knee to Yusuke Kasuya’s nuts.That’s how it’s done. Nick Hein drives a powerful knee through the balls of Yusuke Kasuya early in the first round of their scheduled three-rounder. Kasuya crumples to the floor and rolls around in pain for nearly the full allotted five minutes. Eventually he resumes...

Sep 29, 2015 7:14 pm

Phil Davis On Fedor’s Choice To Fight In Japan: ‘It’s Entirely Business’

Bellator MMA light heavyweight Phil Davis is coming off of quite the debut, winning a one night, four-man tournament at ‘Dynamite’ to earn a shot at the title, against Liam McGeary. There’s no word yet on when that title fight will take place, although president Scott Coker said it would likely the place towards the...


Sep 28, 2015 2:36 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Barnett and Hall make major jumps

UFC Fight Night 75 is in the books and some major changes were made to the official UFC rankings! Uriah Hall wasn’t even ranked in the top fifteen walking into Japan, but he catapulted himself into the top ten with his spinning kick/flying knee knockout against Gegard Mousasi. Check out what other changes were made...

Sep 27, 2015 2:04 pm

“Warmaster” Barnett sets new UFC record after 5 round battle with Nelson

Josh Barnett made a triumphant return to the octagon at “UFC Fight Night 75” on Saturday night when he clashed with fellow heavyweight Roy Nelson. While Barnett did not get the stoppage win, it was clear he was dominating the fight throughout and picked up an unanimous decision victory. The win was his first in...

Sep 27, 2015 9:39 am

UFC Fight Night 75 Reebok Payout: Barnett and Nelson make combined $20,000

Heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson clashed in the octagon at “UFC Fight Night 75” and brought the fans in Japan to their feet. It was Uriah Hall who brought the crowd to their feet, though, when he landed a devastating spinning-heel kick/jumping knee combination on Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event. The Reebok payouts...

Sep 27, 2015 6:39 am

UFC fighters react to Uriah Hall’s ridiculous KO over Mousasi

Uriah Hall put the entire middleweight division on notice at “UFC Fight Night 75” last night with his performance against top-tanked Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi put on an impressive opening round and Hall knew he had to turn things around quickly if he wanted to pick up the win in the Saitama Super Arena. Just twenty-five...

Sep 27, 2015 5:58 am

REPLAY! Hirota and Ishihara both earn UFC contracts after exciting draw

“Road to UFC: Japan” featherweight finalists Mizuto Hirota and Teruto Ishihara brought the fans in the Saitama Super Arena to their feet in the first main-card fight of the night. The two left it all in the octagon in their three round war only to find out there was no winner… and no loser. Both...

Sep 27, 2015 1:16 am

UFC’s newest featherweight gets weird — ‘Don’t worry… I’m not naked!’

“Road to UFC: Japan” finalist Teruto Ishihara impressively made his way into the finals of the show’s featherweight tournament with Mizuto Hirota. The two put on one of the most entertaining fights of the night, but battled to a split draw. The fight was for a UFC contract and UFC President Dana White confirmed that...

Sep 26, 2015 4:29 am

UFC Heavyweight Josh Barnett Looks Completely Different Ahead Of Nelson Fight

On Saturday night UFC heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson will face off in the octagon at UFC Fight Night: Japan. The big guys will collide in the night’s main event. Nelson hasn’t seen action in the octagon since his loss to Travis Browne, all the way back in Dec. of 2013. In that fight...

Sep 26, 2015 12:01 am

UFC Fighter Flirts With Octagon Girl During Weigh-Ins

At yesterday’s UFC Fight Night: Japan weigh-ins ‘Road To Japan’ finalist Teruto Ishihara walked out to step on the scale, but before that had some other business to attend to. During the weigh-in show, all the analyst could talk about was Ishihara’s response to why he fights. Apparently when asked all he kept saying was...

Sep 26, 2015 12:01 am

What Happens When Two UFC Fighters Take On A Sumo Champion? –– WATCH NOW!

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down tonight with heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson set to headline. However, it was two of the UFC’s lighter weight fighters who took on a sumo champion. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and Cub Swanson tried their best to move the sumo wrestler, but they failed big tim. Swanson posted...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Sep 23, 2015 5:37 pm

Josh Thomson: Bellator Feels Like Family, UFC Not So Much

Former UFC lightweight and Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson made his promotional debut for Bellator MMA this past Saturday in front of his home crowd. It was a winning effort and afterwards Thomson had nothing but great things to say about his new boss and new promotion, which he considers to be like a family, something...

Sep 23, 2015 4:50 am

Josh Barnett On Fedor: ‘I Knew He Was Not Going To Go To The UFC’

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will face off with Roy Nelson this Saturday in Japan. Just this past Saturday we found out that another MMA heavyweight will be headlining a big card in Japan. Yes during Bellator ‘Dynamite’ it was announced that Fedor Emelianenko would be returning from retirement and headlining a New Years Eve event...

Sep 22, 2015 4:56 am

‘King Mo’: ‘I’ll Fight Fedor In Japan’

Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal was scheduled to fight in the ‘Dynamite’ light heavyweight tournament final this past Saturday, against Phil Davis. That didn’t happen. Mo won his first fight, defeating Linton Vassell, to advance to the final where he would fight for the chance to be the next title challenger. Unfortunately during that first fight...

Sep 21, 2015 7:33 pm

Booking Roundup: “Kid” Yamamoto gets a new opponent for “UFC Fight Night 75”!

Less than a week away from his big return to Japan, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto finally found his new opponent! Check out all of the latest fight announcements in this week’s edition of “Booking Roundup”! UFC Fight Night 75 (Saitama, Japan) Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has finally found a new opponent after Matt Hobar was forced to...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

Sep 16, 2015 12:05 am

While In Japan, Roy Nelson’s Diet Consists Mostly Of Hotel Buffets

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is set to take on Josh Barnett in Japan. ‘Big Country’ has fought there before, when he took on Mark Hunt. So, if there’s one thing he learned from his first visit, it’s where to find the best food, of course. Nelson was a guest on Inside MMA and spoke about...

Sep 10, 2015 12:35 am

WATCH! Mike Goldberg Mixes Up Portuguese With Japanese –– Gets Corrected By Rogan!

  Mistakes happen, but sometimes they happen on live television with millions of people watching. UFC commentator Mike Goldberg, aka Goldie, has his fair share of hilarious sound bites and this is one of them. While commenting a fight with Joe Rogan, Goldberg tried to comment on something a fighter’s corner was yelling out, by...

Sep 9, 2015 4:03 pm

UFC Fight Pass Brings In Live ‘Pancrase’ Events

  UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass, will now be adding live events from the Japanese promotion, Pancrase. The promotion already added their library of past fights to the service, earlier this year, and now they will began streaming live events. The news was confirmed by MMAJunkie. The streaming service already broadcasts live events from Invicta...

Aug 26, 2015 4:10 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson’ Set With 11 Bouts

UFC Fight Night: 75 is set with its official lineup. The event is scheduled to take place on Sept. 26 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the night’s main event we’ll get to see two fan favorite heavyweights square off, when Roy Nelson takes on Josh Barnett. Due to the obvious time difference,...

Aug 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Is PRIDE Making a Comeback In Japan?

What’s the saying, ‘PRIDE Never dies’? Well, that might be true after all. According to Stud Show Radio’s Justin Buchholz, the people behind PRIDE are coming back and doing a whole new MMA promotion called Samurai. All you fanboys take a deep breathe and calm down. This is information that was passed on to Buchholz,...

Aug 21, 2015 1:41 pm

Barnett vs. McGee, The UFC’s Only Super-Heavyweight Scrap In History (Full Fight)

In the UFC’s first and only super-heavyweight bout, two unbeaten behemoths battled in their Octagon debuts as catch-wrestling ace Josh “Baby-Faced Assassin” Barnett aimed to fell the 6’10” Gan “The Giant” McGee. Catch Barnett’s upcoming fight against heavy hitter Roy Nelson at Fight Night Japan. The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See — D.C.,...

Jul 22, 2015 6:28 am

Will The UFC Cut Nick Diaz For DUI and Drug Testing Issues?

The UFC is not a place of logic, I think we can all agree on that. From Alexander Gustafsson getting a title shot after getting KO’d, to most recently, the firing of longtime veteran cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran. A lot of their decisions just do not make sense. I am not naive. I know that the...

Jul 21, 2015 12:13 pm

Randy Couture: ‘If The UFC Signs Fedor, Then I’m Out’

Former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture has been answering questions lately, ever since Fedor Emelianenko announced he would be returning to MMA. The two never fought, but came close and now fans are wondering if ‘The Natural’ would consider coming back for the fight. Here’s what he said to MMAFighting: “You never say never —...