JMMA Monday: Breaking Down The ‘Road To UFC’ Tournament

Many Japanese MMA names will get the biggest opportunity of their career thus in a month's time. As part of a big tournament that is kicking off in June, many prospects will get the chance to compete and possibly earn a spot in the UFC. For this week's "JMMA Monday," we'll go over what this … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Breaking Down The ‘Road To UFC’ Tournament

JMMA Monday: ‘LANDMARK’ Reactions, A Busy Weekend For DEEP, And More!

Welcome to "JMMA Monday," the weekly column that provides news and insight on the Japanese MMA scene. Final Thoughts On 'LANDMARK' The MMA world goes so fast. Too fast? Maybe. RIZIN's "LANDMARK" card from Thursday already feels like a distant memory, as numerous big events in the sport followed it in the days afterward. But … Continue reading JMMA Monday: ‘LANDMARK’ Reactions, A Busy Weekend For DEEP, And More!

JMMA Monday: Final Thoughts Before ‘LANDMARK’, Announcement of ‘THE MATCH’ Projects

Welcome to the latest edition of "JMMA Monday," the weekly column where we discuss the biggest topics in Japanese MMA. I have a couple of things to talk about, along with other news and notes from the week. Some Final Thoughts Before 'LANDMARK' RIZIN is back this week with a brief "LANDMARK" card on Thursday. … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Final Thoughts Before ‘LANDMARK’, Announcement of ‘THE MATCH’ Projects

JMMA Monday: The Case For Kota Miura, Horiguchi’s Early Exit, More

Kota Miura might be one of the more interesting low-key things happening in RIZIN right now. While his entrance into the promotion came with a strongly marketed gimmick, we'll now get to see if he has the skills to back it up. Miura joined RIZIN last year to make his pro debut. He, himself, isn't … Continue reading JMMA Monday: The Case For Kota Miura, Horiguchi’s Early Exit, More

RIZIN Announces Five Fights For May 5th ‘LANDMARK’ Card

RIZIN's third installment in the "LANDMARK" series has five fights set for it already. The promotion's next event, "LANDMARK Vol. 3," is scheduled to take place on May 5th. The top fight of the card is currently scheduled to be a clash between featherweights Kleber Koike and Kyohei Hagiwara. Koike, a former KSW Champion, has … Continue reading RIZIN Announces Five Fights For May 5th ‘LANDMARK’ Card

JMMA Monday: Takeaways From A Busy Weekend

It was a busy weekend for the Japanese MMA scene over the past few days. While regional promotions took the week off, RIZIN had the spotlight for two consecutive nights with events from Tokyo. These shows included many big fights and marked the full return of international fighters in the promotion. Between the two cards … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Takeaways From A Busy Weekend

Luiz Gustavo Wins In Return To RIZIN, Stops Yusuke Yachi In Rematch

Luiz Gustavo picked up a win in his return to RIZIN on Saturday night, beating Yusuke Yachi for the second time via finish. Hard punches from Gustavo caught Yachi in the second round, ending their fight in a decisive fashion. Gustavo's win headlined RIZIN's second "TRIGGER" card, which took place at the Musashino Forest Sport … Continue reading Luiz Gustavo Wins In Return To RIZIN, Stops Yusuke Yachi In Rematch