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Yusuke Yachi, Hatsu Hioki, and King Reina among 7 new additions to RIZIN 12 in August

© RIZIN FF RIZIN 12 is slated to take place on August 12, live from Nagoya, Japan. But, prior to tonight, no fights had been announced. Well, seven – yes, seven – bouts were announced just moments ago at a press conference in Japan. Yusuke Yachi vs. Bruno Carvalho 70kg KRAZY BEE’s Yusuke Yachi (20-6) heads into Nagoya on the heels of six-straight phenomenal wins – five of those taking place inside a RIZIN ring. After losing to BJJ-Ace Kleber Koike Erbst at Pancrase 280 in late 2016, Yachi signed with RIZIN Fighting Federation. Debuting on New Year’s Eve...

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Rin Nakai faces Shizuka Sugiyama at RIZIN 11 in July

RIZIN 11 in Saitama gets an addition in the form of a battle between female powerhouses; Rin Nakai and Shizuka Sugiyama. The fight was announced at a RIZIN press conference late Tuesday. Rin Nakai vs. Shizuka Sugiyama 57kg One of the most renowned female fighters in Japan, 31-year-old Rin Nakai (20-2-1) is set to make her second appearance in a RIZIN ring when she returns next month. Nakai began her career in 2006 and, or the better part of a decade, dominated the Japanese scene in both RIZIN and Valkyrie. She began her career with a stellar record of...

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RIZIN 11 Retrospective: Kyoji Horiguchi vs Hiromasa Ogikubo 1

At RIZIN 11, we will see a pivotal flyweight match-up between two of the best in the world in the form of Kyoji Horiguchi vs Hiromasa Ogikubo. But, ahead of their July rematch, it is worth reminding the masses that these two have fought in the past. Before Horiguchi became a UFC title-challenger and undoubtedly one of the best lighter-weight fighters on planet earth, and before Ogikubo got robbed of a UFC contract following a stellar run on TUF 24. Kyoji Horiguchi vs Hiromasa Ogikubo Shooto Japan: 2nd Round – 2013 Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo After beginning his career...

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RISE 125: Road to RIZIN KICK Tournament – Results

The RISE 125 show in Chiba, Japan was headlined by RIZIN superstar Tenshin Nasukawa, who won an absolute war vs. Rodtang Jitmuangnon. Also on the loaded card was Riri Nasukawa – Tenshin’s 15-year-old sister! See how she did here. Tenshin Nasukawa will compete in the upcoming RIZIN KICK Tournament in September, but aside from him and – likely – Horiguchi, no other names have been announced. Thankfully, RISE 125 will begin to answer some questions. As a four-man, one-night tournament goes down to crown a winner, earning them a spot in the upcoming tournament alongside Japanese superstars. The tournament features four...

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15-year-old Riri Nasukawa, sister of Tenshin, wins pro kickboxing debut at RISE 125

Just a few moments ago, the RISE 125 card started live from Chiba, Japan. In the night’s main event, Japanese prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa will return to the ring against quite arguably his toughest foe to date. Opposite him will be a man known as the “Muay Tank”, Thailand’s Rodtang Jitmuangnon – who recently signed with ONE Super Series. But, that’s still a couple hours away. The card opened up with a battle of tough female teenagers. As 15-year-old Riri Nasukawa made her professional debut against 18-year-old Reina Sato. Riri Nasukawa, Reina Sato Right out of the gate, we saw the...

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KSW 45 set to take over Wembley on October 6

After a fantastic KSW 44 show live from Gdansk over the weekend, KSW will be taking a prolonged break before they return in four months for KSW 45: The Return to Wembley. Though no fights have been announced, multiple fighters have been announced for the show. KSW 45    Infamous Polish rapper and former resident of London, Popek Monster (3-3) will return to the KSW cage following a successful stint on Dancing with the Stars in Poland. Olympic bronze medalist wrestler Damian Janikowski (3-0) will look to continue his success as an MMA fighter following a sub-one-minute starching vs....

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Greg Hardy, Alonzo Menifield sign with the UFC following Week 1 of the Contender Series

Well, that’s’ a wrap on the first show of the Tuesday Night Contender Series‘ sophomore season. And what a show it was. Before continuing, check out the full results from the show here. Tonight, live from the TUF Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, ten men took to the cage in five fights across five different divisions. All of them had one thing in mind; putting on an impressive showing and being one of a potential two fights to earn a UFC contract following the event. We saw Kevin Holland put together a striking clinic of sorts on a very...

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Contender Series Week 1 – Results

The Tuesday Night Contender Series is back!  After a successful first season that introduced fan-favorites like Sean O’Malley to the UFC and it’s fanbase, the Contender Series is back with a second season. Contender Series Week 1 will feature veterans of the Contender Series, ex-NFLers, and highly-touted regional champions. After winning his fight against Daniel Jolly during the last season of the Contender Series, Alonzo Menifield is back. The LFA veteran hopes to finally earn a UFC contract with an emphatic finish against former Global Proving Ground Light Heavyweight Champion; Dashawn Boatright. Reigning CES welterweight titleholder Chris Curtis will...

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Additional bouts announced for ONE: Spirit of a Warrior

Photo via ONE Championship As previously announced, ONE Championship heads to the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on June 29. The main event will feature two-division champion Aung La N Sang of Myanmar as he faces Japanese veteran, Ken Hasegawa. But, we already knew that much! So ONE Championship has announced some additional match-ups for the upcoming ONE: Spirit of a Warrior show, and there are some good ones! Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I can’t wait to go back to Myanmar for a star-studded event in Yangon. In anticipation of the extreme passion...

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KSW 44 Results

All rights reserved. Contact: info@sebastianrudnicki.com KSW 44 Results KSW returns to the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland for a loaded fight card on Saturday. Check out the full KSW 44 Results below! The main event sees a monster heavyweight clash between former strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski and former champion Karol Bedorf. The co-main event features another heavyweight clash, as fitness model Erko Jun makes his MMA debut to take on Polish actor and recent successful debutant; Tomasz Oswiecinski. A slew of other names will also feature on the card. Paul Redmond, Wagner Prado, Chris Fields, Martin Zawada, and Kleber Koike...

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Takanori Gomi discusses desire to close out 2018 with three-straight wins, starting with Souwer

© RIZIN FF As reported early this morning, Takanori Gomi vs. Andy Souwer is a go for RIZIN 11 next month. During the press conference in Japan, heads of RIZIN joined the PRIDE legend Gomi on stage in front of media. There he spoke about his new gym, the upcoming Souwer bout, desire to close out the year on a win streak, and more! Souwer was not present in Japan, however, we did get a few words from him as well thanks to a press release sent out by the promotion. © RIZIN FF Takanori Gomi (35-15, 1NC) has...

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Takanori Gomi meets Andy Souwer at RIZIN 11

© RIZIN FF RIZIN 11 continues to get even better with the addition of an absolute banger in the lightweight division. Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi will head to the RIZIN ring for the second time when he takes on kickboxing legend Andy Souwer in Saitama. The promotion announced the fantastic bout via press conference in Japan. Takanori Gomi (35-15, 1NC) returns to RIZIN not only looking to secure his first win in the organization but first win in well over four years. After besting Isaac Vallie-Flagg in UFC 172’s Fight of the Night, Gomi closed out his UFC run with five-straight defeats....

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ONE: Reign of Kings features Martin Nguyen’s return to bantamweight, Shinya Aoki, and Renzo Gracie’s farewell fight

Photo via ONE Championship KEVIN BELINGON TAKES ON MARTIN NGUYEN FOR ONE INTERIM BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP *** SHANNON WIRATCHAI FACES FORMER ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION SHINYA AOKI *** LEGENDARY RENZO GRACIE RETURNS TO ACTION IN FAREWELL MATCH AGAINST YUKI KONDO The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, set for the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, 27 July. In the main event, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of Baguio City, Philippines will take on Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia for the ONE...

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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship – Results

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Results below! Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has set out to make combat sports history in the 21st Century by bringing it back to its roots. The first-ever sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing even in the USA will premiere tonight, live from Wyoming. Veterans from the UFC and Bellator among other organizations are included in the explosive line-up. All of which are promising to deliver a show to remember. Check out the livestream iPPV courtesy of Fite TV below, as well as the full card featuring a couple names you may recognize....

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MMASucka’s Fight of the Month for May 2018: Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi go another wild 25-minutes

Photo via ONE Championship Just like the Knockout and Submission of the month for May 2018, there was no shortage of excellent fights either. In fact, as you will see in just a few minutes, there were more honorable mentions this month than there has been in every other previous Fight of the Month discussion in 2018. The month opened with a fun back-and-forth battle in Russia between Azam Gaforov and Nicolas Varela under the WFCA banner, and a fun scrap in New York that same evening between Jacob Bohn and Kenny Foster under the CES banner. Closing out the month...

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Two title fights top ONE Championship: Pinnacle of Power

XIONG JING NAN DEFENDS ONE WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST LAURA BALIN IN MACAU, CHINA ADRIANO MORAES AND GEJE EUSTAQUIO SET TO UNIFY FLYWEIGHT TITLES IN EPIC REMATCH The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, set for the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on Saturday, 23 June. Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China makes the first defense of her world title against Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin of Argentina in the evening’s headlining bout. In...

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MMASucka’s Knockout of the Month for May 2018: Lyoto Machida turns back time for another frontkick KO

As stated in the Submission of the Month piece, May was absolutely loaded with wild finishes and fights. From Daron Cruickshank scoring a devastating KO in Japan, to Fabio Maldonado getting slept by Nikita Krylov in Russia, devastating knockouts happened all over the globe this month. Sadly, we can’t have 30 winners. Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort Just like the Submission of the Month, May’s Knockout of the Month took place in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 224. So, those fans chose one hell of a show to attend. On the main card, there was a middleweight throwback fight...

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RIZIN 11 Fighter Quotes (Prochazka, Cappelozza, Asakura, & more!)

© RIZIN FF After a successful kickoff into the year of 2018, RIZIN Fighting Federation will be holding their second event, which is also the first event of 3 back to back events. RIZIN 11 on July 29th, RIZIN 12 on August 12th and RIZIN 13 on September 30th. On May 29th, RIZIN held a joint press conference with Shoot Boxing promotion with Chairman Nobuyuki Sakakibara, GM Nobuhiko Takada and Shoot Boxing head Cesar Takeshi. The fighters who made their appearances were all female athletes. RIZIN Super Atom weight queen Kanna Asakura, Shoot Boxing queen Rena Kubota, Deep JEWELS...

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MMASucka’s Submission of the Month for May 2018: Alexey Oleynik secures the 11th Ezekiel Choke finish of his career

May 2018 was by far the most loaded month yet in terms of fights, submission, and knockouts. There will be more honorable mentions in each category than previous months. This seems to be the case with each passing month. Because of this, from here on out, along with picking a winner and listing a slew of honorable mentions, three will be selected per month/category. Think of it as a first, second, and third ranking. This month, all across the globe, we saw pivotal submission finishes. From Yusup Raisov winning gold and avenging his defeat to Marat Balaev in Russa,...

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Asakura vs. RENA II, Jiri Prochazka among three additions to RIZIN 11

© RIZIN FF RIZIN 11 in Saitama has added three more bouts, including the previously reported Kanna Asakura vs. RENA rematch. No big write-up on Kanna vs. RENA II here, though. Check out the previous report here. The bout has been confirmed, no official title confirmation as of yet, though. We’re gonna focus on the two new bouts added to the card that were not previously reported. Jiří Procházka vs. Bruno Cappelozza First up, at light heavyweight, 25-year-old standout Jiří Procházka will return to the ring to take on former Jungle Fight and Demolidor Fight title-holder; Bruno Cappelozza. Fighting out of...

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