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Archive for April, 2006

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The Japanese Marketplace

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Stephen Martinez at Sherdog has a column about the current marketplace for MMA in Japan, and more specifically the war between PRIDE & K-1. Martinez is 100% accurate in his comparisons about the promotional marketing machines of K-1 and DSE, and he also goes on to give a Top 10 list of […]

Mayhem Miller returns to ICON in Hawaii

Monday, April 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Dayton Morinaga in the Honolulu Advertiser reports that Jason “Mayhem” Miller will make his return to Icon Sport on 5/26 at the Blaisdell Center Arena to face 6’7″, 370-pound Stefan Gamlin in an open-weight match.

Sakakibara & Kiyohara targeted by Gendai

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Today, Gryphon said that Shukan Gendai’s article about DSE, Fuji TV, and Nippon TV being tied to the yakuza was a declaration of all-out war. After reading the latest article series in Monday’s magazine, I would agree with him. The heat is sure turning up on Sherdog. More at Burning Spirit (Japanese). […]

Shukan Gendai’s latest response to DSE

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold After being threatened with legal action 9 days ago by DSE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Shukan Gendai magazine is firing back with a new article (set to come out in this Monday’s new edition of the magazine). On Page 50, the weekly magazine will focus on the Kanagawa Police investigation into the supposed […]

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy reacts to suspension

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

By Mark Pickering On April 14th FIGHTFEST held FF:1 at the Canton Civic Center, Ohio with an intriguing fight card that included the much anticipated clash between welterweight standouts Forest Petz and Dan Hardy. The vacant FIGHTFEST Welterweight Title was in contention while England’s Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy put Cagewarriors version of the title on […]

Fight Opinion Radio: Episode 15

Friday, April 21st, 2006

This week’s show is sort of a therapy session for our co-host Erin Bucknell, as we review the UFC 59 event that took place last weekend and the (to some fans) unfortunate loss that Andrei Arlovski suffered at the hands of (the new UFC Heavyweight champion) Tim Sylvia. In addition, we take a look this […]

Legal briefings

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

A hearing was held today in Tokyo district court, with the judge in the case (between Seiya Kawamata and the Nippon TV network) setting a final date for handing down a judgment. The date for July 3rd has been set. The judge stated that Kawamata is claiming 200 million yen was unpaid to him by […]

Rulon Gardner in PRIDE update

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

By Mark Pickering Rulon’s manager has denied claims the Olympic Gold Medallist will return to the PRIDE ring on 5/5 to compete in the Open-Weight GP. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira listed him as a potential opponent in the upcoming tournament on his official website: However his manager was quick to quell any speculation of her client […]

Bas Rutten – Finished with PRIDE…again.

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

By Al Yu According to Sherdog Beatdown Radio, Bas Rutten has stated that he is finished with PRIDE. Apparently it was a scheduling conflict of some sort. DSE didn’t think that one week from the inaugural IFL show to Total Elimination Absolute 2006 was enough time for Bas to prepare. Bas believed he was under […]

Rumble on the Rock preview

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Newspaper articles on the upcoming show in both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Boxing: Cintron beats Estrada

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

By Zach Arnold A very interesting fight on Wednesday night’s ESPN2 telecast, with Kermit Cintron defeating David Estrada by TKO in round 10 (in Palm Beach, Florida). A lot of heavy hitting by both men, and while Cintron looked like he went through a war (in his post-match interview), he certainly delivered tonight. KW at […]

PRIDE 5/5 Osaka Dome card line-up

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

New matches announced today by the DSE office for the open-weight tournament: Kazuyuki Fujita vs. James Thompson Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum Add these to the other matches already announced: Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Yosuke Nishijima Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ikuhisa Minowa Josh Barnett vs. Emelianenko Alexander Three more matches need to be booked. Update: On […]

HERO’s 5/3 Yoyogi card line-up

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Four new matches announced today for the upcoming HERO’s event. Here’s the updated card line-up: 2006 Middleweight Tournament: Hideo Tokoro vs. Black Mamba 2006 Middleweight Tournament: Ryuki Ueyama vs. Gilbert Melendez 2006 Middleweight Tournament: Hidetaka Monma vs. J.Z. (Brazil/ATT) [ed — Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante?] 2006 Middleweight Tournament: Leonardo Franca Nogueira vs. Ivan Menjivar Norifumi “Kid” […]

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