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

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”

Nakajima And Horie To Clash on Pancrase Card Announced For August 23rd

A late-August show from regional Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase has been unveiled, as Pancrase 317 will take place at the Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan on August 23rd. Headlining the card is a featherweight clash between former UFC fighter Yoshinori Horie and Taichi Nakajima. Nakajima fights his way to the @UFC and Horie wants … Continue reading Nakajima And Horie To Clash on Pancrase Card Announced For August 23rd

Flashback Friday: UFC 29: Defense of the Belts

To finish off their 2000 year, UFC went to Japan once again. Actually in retrospect it’s better put that UFC came to Japan for the last time in the 00’s, as the promotion returned again in 2012. This card, which was stacked for 2000’s UFC standards, was headlined by Yuki Kondo challenging for Tito Ortiz’s … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 29: Defense of the Belts

Flashback Friday: Pride FC: 2000 Grand Prix Finals

After Pride FC did the first round of their 2000 Grand Prix in January, the promotion returned on May 1st to find the winner of the tournament. From the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, here’s the Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals. Original Event Date: 5/1/00 Quick Result: Bout 1: Igor Vovchanchyn def. Gary Goodridge via … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride FC: 2000 Grand Prix Finals

Flashback Friday: UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Full Coverage

Today, we take a look at UFC’s third trip to Japan. Most of the card is Japan versus USA, including appearances from Minowaman, Ron Waterman and Murilo Bustamante.  Frank Shamrock was the previously middleweight (light heavyweight now) champion, however he retired from MMA (for the time being) after defending the belt four times. Looking to … Continue reading Flashback Friday: UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 Full Coverage

Flashback Friday: Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Full Coverage

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, MMA continues to be cancelled. Tonight was meant to be Bellator 241 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. However, this afternoon it was reported that the show was cancelled. As cancelled events will continue to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this website will … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round Full Coverage