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Archive for April, 2006

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Full 5/5 PRIDE Osaka Dome card

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Yuji Shimada (pictured above): Photo credit — DSE official HP (Japanese) By Zach Arnold DSE has been marketing the Open-Weight tournament as a 16-man tournament, but it appears that it will be a 14-man tournament with Emelianenko Fedor getting a bye into the second round. Card line-up: Non-Tournament: Gilbert Yvel vs. Roman Zentsov Alistair Overeem […]

Anderson Silva rejects UFC story

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

By Mark Pickering Anderson Silva has reiterated his status after the UFC ran a story on their official website claiming the 185-pounder had signed a multi-fight deal with the company. The story appeared on April 22nd, the same date Silva knocked out UFC veteran Tony Fryklund at Cage Rage 16 in London, England. Silva held […]

Brock Lesnar’s MMA debut

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Brock Lesnar made an appearance at the K-1 Las Vegas event (attendance claimed was 6,730) on Saturday night, and the Japanese press is reporting that Lesnar’s MMA debut is going to happen for Akira Maeda/K-1’s HERO’s promotion. Lesnar becomes yet another IWGP champion and star under the New Japan banner to be […]

K-1 4/29 Las Vegas results

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Ironically, the promotion has not listed the Las Vegas show results on their American site, but posted them on their Japanese site. Here are the results…

He’s baaaaack…

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Earlier in the week at Puroresu Power, we talked about Antonio Inoki’s attempt to get into the IFL or be associated with the new MMA project. Sherdog reports that Inoki is now the IFL’s “Global Ambassador.” IFL 4/29 Atlantic City results. Maybe this Jitsuwa Knuckles article would be informative for those associated […]

Akebono on the HERO’s show

Friday, April 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Golden Week is about to start in Japan, and HERO’s has announced Akebono vs. Don Frye in an MMA fight on their 5/3 Tokyo, Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I show that will air on Tokyo Broadcasting System. Also announced for the 5/3 Yoyogi show is Yoshihisa Yamamoto vs. WAKASHOYO.

Brutal boxing KO on ESPN2

Friday, April 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Tonight’s fight between heavyweights Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter and 7-foot tall Julius Long was an old-fashioned squash match. Peter destroyed Long, who at no point showed any game plan whatsoever in terms of using his height and reach advantage. Peter toyed with him and knocked Long down twice, with the second […]

Boxing versus UFC

Friday, April 28th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Keith Terceira has a great article on FoxSports.com titled Boxing losing the battle of evolution to UFC. A must-read article, and I want to hear your feedback about it in the comments section of this post. Money quote from Keith’s article: Writers have been pointing out boxing’s deficiencies for years only to […]

Antonio Inoki’s mystery plan

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold On Thursday night, former Livedoor boss Takafumi Horie was released on bail in Tokyo. Reporters flocked to get a comment from him. One magazine, Jitsuwa Knuckles, reports that Horie (before the Livedoor scandal) was considering taking part in a fight project with Antonio Inoki. As the fortunes for both Inoki & Horie […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 16

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

This week’s show is our IFL preview show, as we focus on the brand new company in a special interview with Cage Rage announcer “The Fight Professor” Stephen Quadros. We ask all of the tough questions, including what the IFL’s financial model is going to be, will MMA fans accept the taped shows (as oppose […]

Summary translation of new Gendai article

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold On Monday, we posted a brief summary of the latest Shukan Gendai article about DSE, Fuji TV, and Nippon TV in relation to allegations of ties to the yakuza. Today, we present to you a summary translation of the latest Shukan Gendai article (which focuses heavily on Fuji TV producer Kunio Kiyohara, […]

New job openings at DSE’s office

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold On their official HP, DSE is looking for inquiries to fill some main job positions in the company. These positions include: Local and overseas business activity (working with VP Sotaro Shinoda) Merchandising Legal and credit department activity Office work (such as clerical) There are two ways to look at these new openings. […]

New MMA show on US TV?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

TV Week is reporting that BET (Black Entertainment Television) is going to have a new ultimate fighting show called “The Iron Ring,” which will involve celebrity managers. Good or bad idea?

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