Geo-Blocked Out: Broadcast Restrictions Holding Back International JMMA Fans

The following for Japanese mixed-martial-arts is a diehard one within the MMA sphere, although it has never been one that has been given lots of resources. While challenges like timezones and language barriers are expected and to an extent can’t be solved, a big issue for international viewers has always been the lack of accessibility … Continue reading Geo-Blocked Out: Broadcast Restrictions Holding Back International JMMA Fans

RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation is set to return with hold back-to-back shows on August 9th and 10th. The two events are set to happen at the Pia Arena MM in Yokohama, Japan, with limited attendance. RIZIN held a press conference through Youtube on Tuesday announcing the events. To help raise money for the … Continue reading RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

The MMA world had a large absence for a period of time in 2001, with no events from any major promotion from late June to late September. The existence of MMA came back on September 24th, with top Japanese MMA promotion Pride FC returning with Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." The show, while being … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East

Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

The Flashback Friday episode for June 26th, 2020 was coverage of Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." This article is the play-by-play for the show. The report for the event can be found here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Gary Goodridge def. Yoshiaki Yatsu via Corner Stoppage (RD 1, 3:03) Bout 2: Assueiro Silva def. Yoshihisa … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East Play-by-Play

Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Kano Kagaya Added To DEEP Jewels 29 Card

Shizuka Sugiyama will return to DEEP Jewels in July, as a bout against Kano Kagaya was announced by the promotion on Monday. The fight joins the now seven-fight "DEEP Jewels 29" show. The event is set to happen at the promotion's regular venue, Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Sugiyama, one of the more experienced fighters … Continue reading Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Kano Kagaya Added To DEEP Jewels 29 Card

Flashback Friday: Pride 15: Raging Rumble Play-by-Play

This is the play-by-play for a Flashback Friday article, which covers the Pride FC event "Raging Rumble" in whole. To view it, click here. Quick Results: Bout 1: Assuerio Silva def. Valentijn Overeem via Submission, Heel Hook (RD 1, 2:50) Bout 2: Wallid Ismail def. Shungo Oyama via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 2, 2:30) … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 15: Raging Rumble Play-by-Play

Two Kickboxing Bouts Added To Shooto’s July 12th Show

Two kickboxing matchups were booked for Shooto's July 12th show on Thursday. The two bouts are being held in partnership with the All Japan New Karatedo Federation. A 55 kilogram (121-pounds) matchup between Shoa Arii and Tatsuma Kinosada is the first of the two pairings. Arii's notable wins come from appearances in promotions RISE and … Continue reading Two Kickboxing Bouts Added To Shooto’s July 12th Show

DEEP Jewels To Return on July 23rd With “DEEP Jewels 29”

Japanese women's MMA promotion DEEP Jewels announced on Wednesday their return will be on July 23rd, holding an event at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Headlining the card, Asami Nakai, also known as Akaringo, will fight Miki Motono for the interim DEEP Jewels Strawweight Championship. The matchup was originally slated for April 6th but was … Continue reading DEEP Jewels To Return on July 23rd With “DEEP Jewels 29”