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DEEP Leaves Japan for ‘Mayhem In Macau’
DEEP Leaves Japan for ‘Mayhem In Macau’
Japanese indy promotion DEEP will head to China for the first time in its 10 year existence on Jan. 8, 2011. “Mayhem In Macau” will take place at Macau’s Cotai Arena, which can hold anywhere from 7,000 to 15,000 patrons, depending on the seating arrangement. The promotion has launched an English-language website for the show […]
No Gilbert Melendez-Shinya Aoki Rematch at Dynamite!! 2010
No Gilbert Melendez-Shinya Aoki Rematch at Dynamite!! 2010
Rumors of a rematch between Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez and DREAM ace Shinya Aoki have swirled ever since Aoki’s post-fight comments were mistranslated following a July submission win over Tatsuya Kawajiri. While the bout was never to materialize at September’s DREAM.16, hopes were high amongst fans and Fighting and Entertainment Group officials alike that […]
Fernandes-Takaya, Herman-Nakao Added to Year-End Cards
Fernandes-Takaya, Herman-Nakao Added to Year-End Cards
Japan’s dual year-end cards got their first official bouts this week as Fighting and Entertainment Group and World Victory Road each announced matches for “Dynamite!! 2010” and “Soul of Fight,” respectively. DREAM parent company FEG added just one bout to its bill for Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena, but it’s a heck of a […]
‘The Way of Shooto 6’ Fight Card Released
‘The Way of Shooto 6’ Fight Card Released
Shooto promoter Sustain today released the complete fight card and bout order for “The Way of Shooto 6: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon,” which takes place this Friday, Nov. 19, at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The main event features Shooto 143-Pound Pacific Rim champion Taiki Tsuchiya defending his title against BJJ black belt Gustavo […]
Rani Yahya vs. ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight for the Troops 2
Rani Yahya vs. ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight for the Troops 2
WEC featherweights Rani Yahya and Chan Sung Jung (a.k.a. “The Korean Zombie”) will square off in their UFC debuts at “UFC Fight Night 23” on Jan. 22. The event, while not yet announced by the UFC, is expected to be a second “Fight for the Troops” fundraiser, and should take place at Fort Hood in […]
FEG and Sengoku Outline Year-End Plans
FEG and Sengoku Outline Year-End Plans
DREAM parent company Fighting and Entertainment Group and rival organization Sengoku Raiden Championship are each planning shows for the end of December, and while neither has confirmed any bouts, both began to lay out plans for their events this week. In Tokyo on Thursday, FEG rep Sadaharu Tanikawa and DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara held […]
Snapshot of the Day: Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen
Snapshot of the Day: Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen
Strikeforce champions and Golden Glory teammates Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen say “thanks” to the U.S.A. in their new promo shot. Photo courtesy of GG head coach Martijn de Jong.
Jungle Fight 23 Live Results and Play-by-Play
Jungle Fight 23 Live Results and Play-by-Play
If you’re skipping the Halloween parties tonight and bracing for tomorrow’s inevitable sugar assault, why not settle in and enjoy some quality Brazilian MMA? Jungle Fight’s latest iteration airs live on ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, and BloodyElbow.com will have live results of the proceedings. The show features the semifinals […]
Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 Live Results and Play-by-Play
Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 Live Results and Play-by-Play
After a flurry of recent activity, there’s a relatively slow weekend for MMA ahead — but fans in need of a fight fix can get it when HDNet broadcasts Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 live from Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. As always, BloodyElbow.com will have live results for the entire card, from the bantamweight tournament prelims to […]
Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 Weigh-in Results
Sengoku Raiden Championship 15 Weigh-in Results
All fighters but one made weight on Friday for Sengoku Raiden Championship 15, which takes place Saturday and airs live on HDNet. American Brian Cobb missed the weigh-ins entirely “due to poor health,” but it appears that his lightweight battle with Kazunori Yokota will proceed as planned. Olympic judoka Hiroshi Izumi will face British veteran […]
M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner Live Results
M-1 Challenge 21: Guram vs. Garner Live Results
M-1 Global holds its biggest Challenge event to date in St. Petersburg today, and the entire show will be streamed live online at M-1Global.com. Topping the card are a pair of title bouts — M-1’s first ever — featuring the lightweight and heavyweight winners of the regional M-1 Challenge seasons. On the undercard, English welterweight […]
Bellator 34 Weigh-in Results
Bellator 34 Weigh-in Results
Weigh-ins for Bellator’s third season finale take place today at 6:00 p.m. ET, with the pre-fight press conference set to begin 30 minutes before. You can watch streams of both at Bellator.com, or just check back here for complete results as they happen. As always, BloodyElbow.com will have live coverage of the fights beginning at 8:00 p.m. […]
Shinya Aoki Rolls, Katsunori Kikuno Defends at DEEP 50 Impact
Shinya Aoki Rolls, Katsunori Kikuno Defends at DEEP 50 Impact
While there were no big surprises, there was plenty of action as DEEP celebrated its 10th anniversary with its biggest card ever, 50 Impact, held before a sold-out JCB Hall in Tokyo on Sunday. On the undercard, DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki returned to the promotion from whence he originated to take on Yokthai Sithoar, […]
Frustrated With DREAM, Michihiro Omigawa Eyes WEC, Jose Aldo
Frustrated With DREAM, Michihiro Omigawa Eyes WEC, Jose Aldo
Michihiro Omigawa made some interesting comments today in an interview with MMA Fighting. First, he says that he’s fed up with the booking in DREAM; namely, the fact that he isn’t been given a match with featherweight champ Bibiano Fernandes: “Really, (DREAM) aren’t treating me right. All the people in (DREAM parent company) FEG are […]
Jose Aldo Reportedly Offered UFC Fight Against Kenny Florian
Jose Aldo Reportedly Offered UFC Fight Against Kenny Florian
After Jose Aldo’s second-round crushing of Manny Gamburyan on Sept. 30, many people have become fascinated by the idea of seeing the WEC featherweight ace jump up to 155 pounds for a fight in the UFC. It seems the UFC brass are among that crowd, as Tatame.com’s Eduardo Ferreira reported today: I spoke with WEC […]
Road Less Traveled: Korea’s Newest MMA Promotion Takes a Different Path
Road Less Traveled: Korea’s Newest MMA Promotion Takes a Different Path
South Korea has never seemed like a great place to be an MMA promoter. With the exception of former EliteXC affiliate Spirit MC, most Korean MMA events have crashed and burned, owing to every reason from shady business dealings to legitimate tragedy. In 2005, loose medical standards at nightclub-slash-fight club Gimme Five were alleged to […]
DEEP 50 Impact Fight Card
DEEP 50 Impact Fight Card
DEEP today released the complete fight card and bout order for its 10th anniversary 50 Impact show, which takes place this Sunday, Oct. 24, at JCB Hall in Tokyo: DEEP Lightweight Title BoutKatsunori Kikuno vs. Nobuhiro Obiya DEEP Welterweight Title BoutYuya Shirai vs. Shigetoshi Iwase 135: Masakazu Imanari vs. Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata155: Shinya Aoki vs. […]
Michihiro Omigawa Offered WEC 53 Bout, Wants Shinya Aoki
Michihiro Omigawa Offered WEC 53 Bout, Wants Shinya Aoki
After much speculation and calling-for from fans, it seems Japanese featherweight Michihiro Omigawa could soon be fighting under the Zuffa banner once more. Earlier this week, Omigawa wrote on Twitter that he’d just returned home from Las Vegas, though he didn’t divulge what the trip was about. Today, the resurgent Yoshida Dojo product tells Nikkan […]
Bellator 32 Weigh-in Results
Bellator 32 Weigh-in Results
Weigh-ins for Bellator Fighting Championships 32 are in the books, with all fighters making weight. Two titles will be on the line as Cole Konrad and Neil Grove square off in the finals of Bellator’s first heavyweight tournament, and Ed “Wild” West meets Zach Makovsky for the vacant 135-pound strap. Unfortunately, it sounds like most […]
Jambo Strikes Back: Thiago Goncalves Wants to Avenge Silva’s Loss
Jambo Strikes Back: Thiago Goncalves Wants to Avenge Silva’s Loss
When I published a post about Japanese fight veteran Daiju Takase last week, I really didn’t expect it to stir up any controversy. The piece was fairly innocuous, but it did include mention of Takase’s current career objective: return to the UFC and once again submit Anderson Silva via triangle choke. Brazilian welterweight and recent […]
Daiju Takase and the Beautiful Triangle
Daiju Takase and the Beautiful Triangle
Shungo Oyama walked into a cage in Singapore on Sept. 16 to face Brian Gassaway in the main event of Martial Combat 10. Despite taking the match on a week’s notice, the judo practitioner needed less than two minutes to apply an effortless inverted triangle choke and leave Gassaway unconscious, face down on the mat. […]
K-1 World MAX 2010 Final 16 Live Results and Discussion
K-1 World MAX 2010 Final 16 Live Results and Discussion
The second half of this weekend’s K-1 double-header goes down tonight in Seoul, and for the first time ever, the entire event will be streamed live and free of charge on K-1’s Ustream channel. Tune in and join us here at BloodyElbow.com beginning at 1:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. PT as some of the […]
K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16 Live Results and Discussion
K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16 Live Results and Discussion
Stay up late tonight with BloodyElbow.com for live results and discussion of the heavyweight half of this weekend’s K-1 double-header in South Korea. (Tomorrow night, we’ll have coverage of the K-1 MAX Final 16.) Sixteen fighters – including Strikeforce heavyweight titlist Alistair Overeem and reigning K-1 champ Semmy Schilt – will be in action to […]
Shinya Aoki Meets Thai Boxer Yokthai Sithoar at DEEP 50
Shinya Aoki Meets Thai Boxer Yokthai Sithoar at DEEP 50
DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will return to the promotion where he got his start on October 24 when he meets former boxing titlist Yokthai Sithoar at DEEP’s “50th Impact” in Tokyo, Japan. The bout was revealed by the promotion today at a press conference inside Tokyo’s DEEP Official Gym Impact. The match will mark […]
Evan Dunham Proved Mettle, Justified Hype in UFC 119 Loss
Evan Dunham Proved Mettle, Justified Hype in UFC 119 Loss
If you’ve seen my byline around these parts before, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t often tend to expound on UFC fights in my posts. It’s not that I don’t care or don’t watch – like any self-respecting MMA fan, I wouldn’t dare miss a UFC pay-per-view. No, it’s just that this site is already […]
DREAM.16 Post-Fight Interviews: Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Gegard Mousasi
DREAM.16 Post-Fight Interviews: Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Gegard Mousasi
“You know, I think that I have just shown a small bit of what I’m capable of inside a ring, or a cage, or a parking lot. So the future is going to show that I’m a lot better fighter than I’ve shown in the past, and I’ve just begun my climb towards legendary status. […]
Fight Video: Brent Weedman vs. Jacob McClintock at Bellator 30
Fight Video: Brent Weedman vs. Jacob McClintock at Bellator 30
The 170-pound bout between Brent Weedman and Jacob McClintock was omitted from last night’s Fox Sports Net broadcast of Bellator Fighting Championships 30 due to time constraints after the previous three televised bouts each went to the judges’ scorecards. Luckily, the promotion has posted the full fight video on their website today for all to see. The […]
DREAM.16 Live Results and Play-by-Play
DREAM.16 Live Results and Play-by-Play
DREAM stages its final event of the year on Saturday, and as always, BloodyElbow.com will have live results and running play-by-play for the entire show (as well as the usual delirious, sleep-deprived discussion from the BE night crew in the comments). Join us at 2 AM ET/11 PM PT for the start of the live […]
DREAM.16 Weigh-in Results
DREAM.16 Weigh-in Results
All fighters made weight for Saturday’s DREAM.16 in Nagoya, Japan, including the just-added pair of James Thompson and Yusuke Kawaguchi, who’ll open the show in a heavyweight contest. Kawaguchi – the “megaton” champion of DEEP – stepped in at the eleventh hour after Thompson’s original opponent, Ikuhisa Minowa, was reassigned to a bout with 2008 […]
Satoshi Ishii vs. Ikuhisa Minowa Added to Saturday’s DREAM.16
Satoshi Ishii vs. Ikuhisa Minowa Added to Saturday’s DREAM.16
Olympic judoka-turned-fighter Satoshi Ishii will compete on home soil for the first time in nearly nine months this Saturday, Sept. 25, when he takes on fan favorite Ikuhisa Minowa in a last-minute match at “DREAM.16” in Nagoya, Japan. The promotion made the bout official at a press conference today, after the news had been leaked […]