Mikuru Asakura To Face Kleber Koike At June 13th RIZIN Tokyo Dome Card

Featherweights Mikuru Asakura and Kleber Koike Erbst have been booked to clash at RIZIN's debut card at the Tokyo Dome next month. The matchup joins the June 13th lineup for RIZIN 28, which is set to happen at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The pairing was announced at a press conference held by RIZIN … Continue reading Mikuru Asakura To Face Kleber Koike At June 13th RIZIN Tokyo Dome Card

Naoki Inoue Is Being Given The Hard Fights – But He Keeps Winning

It is certainly a compliment to make the claim that Naoki Inoue's resume in MMA does not match up with his age. At 23-years-old, Inoue has 15 pro wins and experience in major promotions like RIZIN and the UFC. What's more, a three-fight series of wins against notable names in Japan last year has proven … Continue reading Naoki Inoue Is Being Given The Hard Fights – But He Keeps Winning

RIZIN Delays Tokyo Dome Card To June 13th Following Pandemic Attendance Restrictions

RIZIN's debut at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan will have to wait, as the promotion has moved their event at the venue ahead from May 23rd to June 13th. The change comes after Tokyo was put under what some called a "quasi-emergency" state earlier in the month which stopped live events from holding more … Continue reading RIZIN Delays Tokyo Dome Card To June 13th Following Pandemic Attendance Restrictions

DEEP Jewels Re-Books Strawweight Title Fight, Announces Semi-Final Fights In Atomweight Bracket For May 4th

A previously scheduled DEEP Jewels Strawweight Championship fight between Miki Motono and Seika Izawa has been given a new date, now being placed on DEEP Jewels 33, which will take place on May 4th. The bout is among numerous recently announced matchups for the card, including the continuation of the promotion's atomweight grand prix. All … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Re-Books Strawweight Title Fight, Announces Semi-Final Fights In Atomweight Bracket For May 4th

Tsuyoshi Sudario Given Penalty Following Controversial RIZIN 27 Win

The Japan MMA Official Committee (JMOC) has issued penalties to RIZIN heavyweight Tsuyoshi Sudario and ringside coaches due to an altercation after his fight against Kazushi Miyamoto that happened on Sunday. Sudario has been issued a "red card" and been deduced 25% of his fight purse due to landing numerous punches on Miyamoto after their … Continue reading Tsuyoshi Sudario Given Penalty Following Controversial RIZIN 27 Win

RIZIN 27 Live Coverage

RIZIN will showcase their super atomweight division on Sunday, presenting a championship rematch between Ayaka Hamasaki and Kanna Asakura. The title fight will headline RIZIN 27, which is scheduled to take place at the Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan. Follow along throughout the day for live coverage of the event. A full preview … Continue reading RIZIN 27 Live Coverage

Kanna Asakura: Then Hesitant, Now Ready

Kanna Asakura had some hesitancy about competing in a title fight. Taking a rematch against current champ Ayaka Hamasaki would pose one of the biggest challenges of her career thus far. And sure, while this would be coming after her fourth consecutive victory, a win back in December against AI, the close and challenging battle … Continue reading Kanna Asakura: Then Hesitant, Now Ready

Saori Oshima Submits DEEP Jewels Veteran Emi Tomimatsu In Opening Round of Atomweight GP

Saori Oshima picked up a quick win in the main event of DEEP Jewels 32, submitting Emi Tomimatsu within a minute with an armlock. The win on Sunday advanced Oshima into the semifinals of the promotion's atomweight grand prix, which was the focus of their card from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Oshima scored a … Continue reading Saori Oshima Submits DEEP Jewels Veteran Emi Tomimatsu In Opening Round of Atomweight GP

Itsuki Hirata Stops Miku Nakamura In Successful Return To Action

Rising ONE Championship star Itsuki Hirata made a successful return to action on Monday, stopping Miku Nakamura in the second round of their main event fight. The bout headlined "Road To ONE: 4th Young Guns," a local card at the Tsutaya O-East in Tokyo, Japan that was sponsored by ONE Championship. Hirata closed out the … Continue reading Itsuki Hirata Stops Miku Nakamura In Successful Return To Action

Yuki Motoya Knocks Down, Chokes Out Shoji Maruyama At DEEP Impact Anniversary Card

Yuki Motoya made quick work of Shoji Maruyama in the main event of DEEP 100 Impact, submitting the veteran with a rear naked choke late in the first round of their fight. The matchup headlined the 20th-anniversary event for DEEP Impact at the TDC Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The quick performance from Motoya allowed him … Continue reading Yuki Motoya Knocks Down, Chokes Out Shoji Maruyama At DEEP Impact Anniversary Card