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TUTORIAL: Japanese legend Shinya Aoki demonstrates signature flying armbar

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Ever wondered how to pull off that slick flying armbar you see in jiu-jitsu competitions? Well, one...
Daniel Limavideo

VIDEO | Fighter barely able to stand on scale from weight cut still allowed...

There was quite a bit of commotion with the UFC 216 weigh-ins leading up to this past weekend's UFC card as Kevin Lee needed...
Alistair Overeem Hiromitsu Kanehara

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem visits former PRIDE opponent Hiromitsu Kanehara in hospital while in...

The days of PRIDE are long gone but the fights from the Japanese fight promotion are some of the most memorable in mixed martial...
Mizuto Hirota

Mizuto Hirota Pulled From UFC Japan After a Dangerous Weigh-In

As we reported yesterday after the early weigh-ins, Mizuto Hirota had a pretty gnarly trip to the scale. Tons of fans and media were...
Alistair Overeem Gokhan Saki

Alistair Overeem Praises Former Opponent Gokhan Saki Ahead of UFC Japan

Japan loves Alistair Overeem. From all his fights in PRIDE and multiple kickboxing matches in K-1, he became a legend in Japan way before...
Ovince Saint Preux fights at UFC Fight Night 117video

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to...
Yushin Okami returns against Ovince Saint Preux UFC Fight Night 117

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in...

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be...
Gokhan Saki

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones' future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC's light heavyweight division, there's a...
Shogun Rua

UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan continues to take shape

The octagon will return to Japan's Saitama Super Arena on September 22 for UFC Fight Night 117. The event will be headlined by a light...
Mauricio Shogun Rua

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land...
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VIDEO | Brutal head-butt TKO from fight in Japan

Head-butts at it's finest Thara-The Ta Pwint (Myanmar) TKOs Hikaru Hasumi (Japan) in 3R(Lethwei in Japan) pic.twitter.com/1pFQv48HAA— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) June 16, 2017 While the...
Melvin Manhoefvideo

VIDEO | Melvin Manhoef brutalizes Japanese boxing champion in MMA fight

https://youtu.be/slG2a-6GYO0 Back in 2007, accomplished kickboxer turned MMA fighter Melvin Manhoef stepped into the ring against Japanese boxing champion Yosuke Nishijima for what served as...
Frank Mirvideo

VIDEO | Frank Mir won’t let USADA ban end career, wants to fight in...

https://youtu.be/Fte2QVdBvEE Earlier this month, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency....
MoMo vs. Momoko Yamasaki

12-year-old “MoMo” scheduled to fight 24-year-old Momoko Yamasaki in Japan

Yes, you read the headline of this article correctly. According to a report from WMMARankings.com, a 12-year-old Japanese fighter nicknamed "MoMo" is scheduled to...
Shinya Aoki fights Ben Askrenvideo

VIDEO | Japanese Legend Shinya Aoki Gets TKO’d At One Championship: Defending Honor

https://twitter.com/GrabakaHitman/status/797097797484998656 Now that Eddie Alvarez, Will Brooks and Gilbert Melendez are all members of the UFC roster, Shinya Aoki stands out as one of the...
Shane Carwin

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to...
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VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva and Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett nearly get into fight in...

https://youtu.be/kDSPeza7Wyc It appears as if the bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett is still boiling. If you aren't familiar with the rivalry,...
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VIDEO | Japan’s Shohei Ono puts on insane display of Judo to win Rio...

https://www.facebook.com/brazilianjiujitsu/videos/10154340169646774/ Shohei Ono won the 2016 Rio Olympics judo gold medal earlier this week. Ono took honors for Japan's first judo gold medal since 2008 after...
Conor McGregor Max Holloway

RIZIN CEO: Conor McGregor would do fantastic in Japan

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara believes that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be a huge draw if he fought in Japan. The former PRIDE...
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VIDEO | Throwback! Antonio Inoki slaps hundreds of Japanese fans

Earlier this week,We posted a video of Antonio Inoki slapping Lyoto MachidaHere are some more Inoki Slaps.... pic.twitter.com/wWLGPhYz6w— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) May 4,...
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Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey Video: On a Japanese game show taking on 3 guys!

https://youtu.be/PcaUnwnquPw Ronda Rousey may of lost her belt back in UFC 193 but she appears to be back in better spirits after TMZ reporters caught...
Quinton Rampage Jackson

Rampage Is Down To Fight In Japan On NYE

Alright MMA fanboys, try not to go to crazy, but Quinton "Rampage" Jackson says he'd like to fight on that NYE card in Japan....
Fedor Emelianenko

New Japan Organization Will Be Called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation’

Well it's official. We now know the name of the new MMA organization out of Japan, run by former PRIDE FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara....

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Pulls In Below Average Ratings

This past weekend's UFC Fight Night: Japan brought in just slightly below average ratings for a FS1 primetime UFC event. To be clear, the event...

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...

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Japan takes place Saturday night, with the prelims starting at 8PM ET on FS2 and the main card airing on FS1...

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Results

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will feature a big heavyweight scrap...

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-Ins

The UFC heads to Japan on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Barnett. As the name suggests, in the main event the heavyweights...

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