Archive: Japan

Nov 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Josh Barnett and Mirko Cro Cop set for Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 in Japan

A current UFC and former UFC heavyweight have been added to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014, an event that takes place on Dec. 31, inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Before you get to excited, you may want to know that the two fan favorites will not be fighting. Well, Cro Cop will be fighting, just not...

Sep 21, 2014 9:23 am

Roy Nelson: ‘I got caught’

Roy Nelson took to Facebook to thank his fans for the support, and explain what happened in his loss to Mark Hunt yesterday at UFC Fight Night 52, which took place in Japan. Post by Roy "Big Country" Nelson. With Nelson now dropping to 7-6 in his UFC career, and going 2-3 in his last...


Sep 21, 2014 8:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Pros React To Mark Hunt’s Walk-Off KO Of ‘Big Country’

Yesterday morning fight fans saw Mark Hunt return to the Octagon in Japan and finish Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson with a devastating uppercut that KO’d Big Country. We have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the KO. We have all played @MarkHunt1974 vs @RoyNelsonMMA in @EASPORTSUFC! Now, we get to see...

Sep 17, 2014 10:18 am

Rin Nakai vs. Miesha Tate Extended Preview

Two time women’s bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate will be stepping back into the Octagon this Saturday against Japan’s 16-0 Rin Nakai in a highly anticipated matchup. To get fight fans ready for UFC Fight Night 52, the UFC has compiled an extended preview of this bout, which takes an in depth look at both...

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 21, 2014 8:05 am

Lim vs. Sato Set For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato is tentatively set for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, however the UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement on the bout. Lim is 2-1 in his UFC career, and is coming off a disappointing decision loss to Tarec Saffiedine back in January. Prior to that Lim...

Jul 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52

FOXSports.com has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...

Jun 3, 2014 3:08 pm

Mousasi Wants September Fight In Japan

Fresh off a submission win over Mark Munoz, Gegard Mousasi took to Twitter today to make his campaign for a spot on the UFC’s card in Japan in September which would be headlined by Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson. @danawhite @ufc Sir I would Love to fight in JAPAN!! Put me there on that card...

Jan 3, 2014 1:17 pm

Tatsuya Kawajiri Plans to Introduce New Move In His UFC Debut: The ‘Kawa-Chan Hold’

Tatsuya Kawajiri will finally be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut this Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’. The Japanese native will be facing fellow octagon newcomer Sean Soriano in a featherweight bout. Kawajiri is looking to make a name for himself in his first fight inside a Zuffa cage, and he intends to...

Dec 20, 2012 10:30 am

Exclusive: Mike Kyle “I can’t believe I’m the Underdog against Mousasi”

  Often in combat sports the media and fans tend to hype one individual fighter up enormously to the point where the opponent is almost completely overlooked. In a sport as unpredictable as MMA where any competitor can stop another on any given night, it’s puzzling how so many people can have such a one-sided approach when...