RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation is set to return with hold back-to-back shows on August 9th and 10th. The two events are set to happen at the Pia Arena MM in Yokohama, Japan, with limited attendance. RIZIN held a press conference through Youtube on Tuesday announcing the events. To help raise money for the … Continue reading RIZIN To Return With Shows On August 9th and 10th

Satoru Kitaoka To Return Under His New Promotion “iSMOS”

Japanese MMA fighter Satoru Kitaoka's next MMA fight will be under his own terms, as he has launched MMA promotion "iSMOS." The promotion's first event is listed for July 31st, with Kitaoka set to battle Sho Kogane, among the four bouts announced. The event is scheduled to happen at MMA gym PANCRASEism Yokohama. Per Sherdog, … Continue reading Satoru Kitaoka To Return Under His New Promotion “iSMOS”

Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans

Continuing their 2001 schedule, Pride FC returned with "Clash of the Titans." The show featured a headlining bout which saw Kazuyuki Fujita fight pro wrestler making his MMA Yoshihiro Takayama. The card did not feature the promotion's major star Kazushi Sakuraba, as he lost to Wanderlei Silva on the show before. From the Yokohama Arena … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans

Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans Play-by-Play

Quick Results: Bout 1: Antonio Schembri def. Johil de Oliveira via Submission, Armbar (RD 1, 7:17) Bout 2: Daijiro Matsui def. Pele via Decision, Unanimous Bout 3: Chuck Liddell def. Guy Mezger via KO, Punch (RD 2, 0:21) Bout 4: Gary Goodridge def. Valentijn Overeem via Submission, Knee Strikes (RD 1, 2:39) Bout 5: Vitor … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 14: Clash of the Titans Play-by-Play

RIZIN To Not Hold Events Until July, Cancelling RIZIN 22

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation has made the decision to cancel April event RIZIN 22, per a press conference on Thursday. Along with the event being cancelled, the promotion said they will not hold another event until July at least. RIZIN 22 was meant to happen on April 22nd from the Yokohama Arena in … Continue reading RIZIN To Not Hold Events Until July, Cancelling RIZIN 22