DEEP Jewels Announces Opening Round of Atomweight GP For March 7th Card

Japanese MMA promotion DEEP Jewels will kick off an eight-fighter atomweight tournament at their March 7th event. The promotion announced on Monday that the fights will join a card taking place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. While matchups for the opening round have not been confirmed, DEEP Jewels announced that the round will include … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Announces Opening Round of Atomweight GP For March 7th Card

Teruto Ishihara Set For Shooto Japan Return on January 31st

Former UFC fighter Teruto Ishihara, also known as Yashabo Ishihara, will make his return to action on a January 31st Shooto Japan card. While an opponent for Ishihara has not been revealed, his appearance was announced by the promotion on Wednesday. The fight will take place at the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan, with … Continue reading Teruto Ishihara Set For Shooto Japan Return on January 31st

DEEP Featherweight Champ Juntaro Ushiku Included In Trio of Fights Announced For DEEP 100 Impact

Japanese MMA promotion DEEP Impact has announced three more fights for their 20th anniversary show, which is scheduled to happen at the TDC Hall in Tokyo, Japan on February 21st. Among them is a matchup between 145-pound champ Juntaro Ushiku and veteran Daisuke Nakamura. Juntaro Ushiku vs. Daisuke Nakamura Current DEEP Featherweight Champion Juntaro Ushiku … Continue reading DEEP Featherweight Champ Juntaro Ushiku Included In Trio of Fights Announced For DEEP 100 Impact

DEEP Impact Announces Six Bouts For 20th Anniversary Show

Regional Japanese MMA promotion DEEP Impact has announced six fights to take place on their 20th-anniversary card, which is scheduled for February 21st. The show, DEEP 100 Impact, will take place at the TDC Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The promotion announced bouts for the card earlier in the week. Veteran Satoru Kitaoka is currently scheduled … Continue reading DEEP Impact Announces Six Bouts For 20th Anniversary Show

Akihiro Murayama Stops Masayuki Kikuiri’s 2020 Run In Pancrase 320 Main Event

Akihiro Murayama picked up a win on Sunday, defeating Masayuki Kikuiri in the main event of Pancrase 320. The fight headlined a large card put on by the regional Japanese MMA promotion at the Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan. Taking a unanimous decision win, Murayama earned his second victory of the year. “[Kikuiri] is tall … Continue reading Akihiro Murayama Stops Masayuki Kikuiri’s 2020 Run In Pancrase 320 Main Event

Former Champ Akihiro Murayama To Face Masayuki Kikuiri At Pancrase 320

Pancrase is scheduled to return with 22 fights on December 13th Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase is scheduled to have their final event of the year on December 13th, presenting a 22-fight card from Studio Coast in Tokyo, Japan. The card will have a start time of 2PM JST (12:00AM EST) and will have a Japanese … Continue reading Former Champ Akihiro Murayama To Face Masayuki Kikuiri At Pancrase 320

Takafumi Otsuka Wins Shooto Japan Debut As Injury Takes Tatsuya Ando Out Early

DEEP Champion Takafumi Otsuka won his Shooto Japan debut on Monday, defeating Tatsuya Ando in the main event of the promotion's "Vol. 7" card. The fight headlined a seven-fight card from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Otsuka's win came early in the fight, as an injury to a leg of Ando hurt him in the … Continue reading Takafumi Otsuka Wins Shooto Japan Debut As Injury Takes Tatsuya Ando Out Early

Tomo Maesawa Set To Have Retirement Bout Against Hikaru Aono At DEEP Jewels 30

DEEP Jewels Atomweight Champion Tomo Maesawa is set to have her retirement on October 31st when she faces Hikaru Aono at DEEP Jewels 30. The fight is set to headline a card from the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The promotion announced the matchup on Wednesday. The fight will be Maesawa's second title defence … Continue reading Tomo Maesawa Set To Have Retirement Bout Against Hikaru Aono At DEEP Jewels 30

Pancrase To Return With “Pancrase 318 – Beyond 317!” on September 27th

Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase is set to hold "Pancrase 318 - Beyond 317!" on September 27th, the promotion's first event back after cancelling a card due to a fighter testing positive with COVID-19. The card will feature a championship bout, as Genpei Hayashi and Tatsuya Saika will fight for the vacant interim Lightweight King of … Continue reading Pancrase To Return With “Pancrase 318 – Beyond 317!” on September 27th