Kai Asakura versus Shoji Maruyama, Return of RENA Announced For RIZIN 24

Two matchups were announced for RIZIN's September 27th card RIZIN 24 on Tuesday. The big names in the matchups were RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Kai Asakura and known Shootboxer RENA. Kai Asakura vs. Shoji Maruyama Asakura will see a quick turnaround on the September card when he faces Shoji Maruyama. He last fought in August, defeating … Continue reading Kai Asakura versus Shoji Maruyama, Return of RENA Announced For RIZIN 24

Pro Wrestler Dylan James To Fight Former Sumo Wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario At RIZIN 24

RIZIN announced three more fights for their September 27th card on Sunday, including a bout between pro wrestler Dylan James and former sumo wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario. The heavyweight matchup will be the MMA debut for both James and Sudario. James, a New Zealander, has worked on Japan's pro wrestling scene since 2011. After working in … Continue reading Pro Wrestler Dylan James To Fight Former Sumo Wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario At RIZIN 24

New Additions To RIZIN 24 Include Yusuke Yachi and Satoru Kitaoka

A series of bouts were announced for RIZIN Fighting Federation's upcoming September 27th event on Friday. The lineup included veteran Satoru Kitaoka and Krazy Bee fighter Yusaku Nakamura. Yusuke Yachi vs. Juri Ohara Following a failed attempt to capture the RIZIN Bantamweight Championship, Yusuke Yachi will welcome Juri Ohara to the RIZIN ring for the … Continue reading New Additions To RIZIN 24 Include Yusuke Yachi and Satoru Kitaoka

Former K-1 Talent Kouzi To Face Tenshin Nasukawa on September 27th RIZIN Show

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation is set to return to Saitama, Japan on September 27th with a kickboxing bout between star talent Tenshin Nasukawa and former K-1 fighter Kouzi. News of RIZIN 24 and the one matchup announced for it was learned on Wednesday following a press conference broadcasted by the promotion on Youtube. … Continue reading Former K-1 Talent Kouzi To Face Tenshin Nasukawa on September 27th RIZIN Show

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

Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course

The year is 2001, and Pride FC is back for another year of events. Starting their six-event year was "Collision Course." The event was the promotion's second appearance at the recently built Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and featured some of the big names in the promotion. The English broadcast featured commentary from Steven … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course

Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course Play-by-Play

Kicking off their 2001 schedule, Pride FC returned to Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan for the second time, this time presenting Pride 13: Collision Course. The event included lots of the big names in the promotion at the time. Of all of them, the most important one was still clearly Kazushi Sakuraba, who was … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 13: Collision Course Play-by-Play