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Archive for December, 2007

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Vanishing Xyience

Monday, December 31st, 2007

One of the notable aspects of Saturday night’s UFC 79 event in Las Vegas was that the fact that the promotion did not push Xyience hard. Instead of having the typical Xyience logos on the Octagon mat canvas, they had huge logos for Harley Davidson and Lumber Liquidators (a company that recently went public on […]

K-1 Dynamite 2007

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

TV: Tokyo Broadcasting System (6 PM-11:35 PM JST) Fight card here All recaps, links, thoughts, and PBP goes here. We definitely are encouraging PBP in the comments section. If there are any videos available on YouTube ( or, Nicovideo, Daily Motion, etc. feel free to post links. Notes on the show can be found […]

Hustle & Yarennoka 12/31 Saitama Super Arena

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Hustle Matsuri (Festival), afternoon show at SSA TV: TV-Tokyo Yarennoka (DSE), evening show at SSA TV: SkyPerfecTV PPV, HDNet Fight card here All recaps, links, thoughts, and PBP goes here. We definitely are encouraging PBP in the comments section. If there are any videos available on YouTube ( or, Nicovideo, Daily Motion, etc. feel […]

Real man of genius: Roy Jones Jr.

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

We have a boxing page on our site that is automatically updated with the latest news, but I do apologize for not talking more about boxing on the main page here at Fight Opinion. With that said, this is a story I can’t pass up. Roy Jones Jr., who loves cockfighting, apparently loves dogfighting as […]

Interview: White gave Mirko permission to attend Hustle event

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Tokyo Sports mobile (the newspaper) conducted an interview with Dana White on a number of subjects. The focus was on Takanori Gomi and Mirko Cro Cop. According to the newspaper’s interview, White said that Mirko Cro Cop asked for permission to attend the Hustle event on 12/31 in Saitama and that his request was granted. […]

Image of the day – Yoshihiro Akiyama

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Now, this is bad fashion.

‘I want NFL Network’ TV ad mocks ‘cage fighting’

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

In a thinly-veiled attack on UFC (and WEC), Saturday night’s NFL Network broadcast (simulcasted on NBC and CBS) of the New York Giants vs. New England Patriots featured a TV ad spot for “I want NFL Network.” The ad features actors mocking cable companies that claim people don’t want to pay for the NFL Network, […]

UFC 79 event results

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

All thoughts about the show (event recaps, results, liveblogging of the show) will go here in this post. Kevin Iole reports that Liddell will make $500,000 USD for his fight at UFC 79, while his opponent Wanderlei Silva will make $150,000 USD. is doing live stats of tonight’s UFC 79 event in Las Vegas. […]

IFL 12/29 Mohegan Sun Arena

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

For those watching the event on HDNet tonight, post your thoughts about the event here. Event results: Sherdog | The Fight Network | MMA on Tap | F4W Online

Audio previews of this week’s MMA events

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Check out Mike Coughlin’s new edition of Five Star Radio here. Oliver Copp and Mike Sawyer of Tough Talk Radio went to the IFO show on Friday at the Riviera in Las Vegas. They have a recap of the event in audio form (listen to the show here). Jarry Park has an interview with Damon […]

Friday fight notes: Preparation for NYE MMA in Japan

Friday, December 28th, 2007

If anyone is going to be able to record the TV-Tokyo feed of the Hustle show, the Tokyo Broadcasting System feed of the K-1 Dynamite show, or the SkyPerfecTV PPV feed of the DSE show in Saitama, please get a hold of me using the contact form. Thanks. Here is an excerpt from Matt Hughes’ […]

Bout order for K-1 Dynamite 2007 card

Friday, December 28th, 2007

As it stands for the Osaka Dome event: U-18 tournament reserve fight: Ryo Murakoshi vs. Arata Fujimoto K-1 rules: Takashi Tachikawa (former Chiba Lotte Marines baseball player) vs. Yoshihisa Inoue U-18 tournament: HIROYA vs. Kizaemon Saiga U-18 tournament: Kenji Kubo vs. Yudai HERO’s 70 kg: Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Joachim Hansen HERO’s 85 kg: Melvin Manhoef […]

Bout order for Yarennoka card

Friday, December 28th, 2007

12/31/2007 Saitama Super Arena: Mike Russow vs. Roman Zentsov Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo Makoto Takimoto vs. Murilo Bustamante Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa Shin’ya Aoki vs. Bu-Kyung Jung Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong-Man

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