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The one interesting prospect on UFC Saitama Super Arena card, Shuri Kondo, isn’t booked for TV

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The one interesting prospect booked for UFC’s 9/23 Saitama Super Arena fight card, Shuri Kondo, isn’t even scheduled to be on television.

Pancrase rebuilding starts with new ownership

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Pancrase has new management and a new business plan.

Today’s clipboard of news

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Updates on state MMA regulation In Maryland and South Carolina. Interview notes With Matt Serra and Mark Cuban. Pancrase today at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Nova Uniao’s Marlon Sandro defeated Miki Shida in the main event today in R2 in 4’19 by KO. Sandro is now the #1 contender for the KOP Featherweight crown. In […]

Pancrase 3/26 Korakuen Hall card

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Announced today: #1 contender’s match (Featherweights): Miki Shida vs. Marlon Sandro (Nova Uniao) Middleweights: Izuru Takeuchi vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara Middleweights: Alavutdin Gadzhiev (Russia) vs. Hikaru Sato Lightweights: Takafumi Ito vs. Hacran Dias (Nova Uniao) Lightweights: Kenji Arai vs. Shinsuke Shoji (Krazy Bee) Bantamweights: Michihisa Asano vs. Yukito (U-FILE camp) Middleweights: Ichiro Kanai vs. Takenori Sato […]

Pancrase 1/30 Korakuen Hall card

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

The line-up as of today: Bantamweights: Yuki Yamasawa vs. Seiya Kawahara Lightweights: Daisuke Hanazawa13 vs. Wataru Takahashi Lightweights: Shinsuke Shoji vs. Yuichi Ikari Welterweight KOP title match: Katsuya Inoue vs. Satoru Kitaoka Plus WINDY Tomomi.

Saturday fight slate: Josh Barnett wins again in Japan

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

K-1 announced Yoshihisa Inoue vs. Takashi Tachikawa (former Chiba Lotte Marines baseball player) for their 12/31 Osaka Dome event.

Pancrase 12/22 Differ Ariake card

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The line-up: Featherweights: Tatsuya So vs. Hayato Shimizu Lightweights: Takumi Yano vs. Yuichi Ikari Featherweights: Miki Shida vs. Jameel “The Sargeant” Massouh Middleweights: Masahiro Toryu vs. Gadzhiev Alavutdin (Russia) Lightweights: Kenji Arai vs. Kaku Sajin Catch Wrestling: Hikaru Sato vs. Josh Barnett Lightweights: Takafumi Ito vs. Shoji Light Heavyweights: Ryo Kawamura vs. Kei’ichiro Yamamiya

Ring of Fire 12/9 event results

Monday, December 10th, 2007

I didn’t see any coverage of the Philippines event anywhere other than the Pancrase web site, so here you go: Team Josh Barnett defeated Team Gokor Chivichyan 5-0. Lightweights: Koji Oishi defeated Karen Darabedyan by a 3-0 judges’ decision. Middleweights: Yuki Kondo defeated August Wallen by a 3-0 judges’ decision. Light Heavyweights: Renato Babalu defeated […]

Wednesday war room: The politics of Japan

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

DSE/Yarennoka announced Shin’ya Aoki vs. JZ Calvan and Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa for their 12/31 Saitama Super Arena event. Calvan, of course, is a K-1 fighter and two-time HERO’s Middleweight tournament champion. A lot of people in Japan were wondering if we were going to see Takanori Gomi vs. Calvan on NYE for […]

Sunday news review: Defending UFC 78’s main event

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Hikaru Sato vs. Josh Barnett was announced by Pancrase for the promotion’s 12/22 Differ Ariake show in Tokyo. The fight will be under catch wrestling rules (two 5-minute rounds). Sato seems interested in costume play. Dana White defending the booking of Michael Bisping vs. Rashad Evans: “Chuck Liddell is the biggest superstar in mixed martial […]

Tuesday news & notes: Sakuraba vs. Funaki officially booked

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The big news of the day is that K-1 announced Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Masakatsu Funaki for their 12/31 Osaka Dome event. Regarding the M-1 situation, there are two separate SEC dockets related to Sibling Entertainment (here and here). Which docket should we be paying more attention to? Mistaken translations at the M-1 NYC press conference. […]

Sunday news review: UFC’s momentum keeps on going

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Yuki Kondo defeated Yuji Sakuragi by unanimous decision at today’s Pancrase event in Tokyo at Differ Ariake. Show report here. Coverage from last night’s HDNet Fights event: Sherdog | Sherdog II | MMA Weekly | MMA Predictions | The Fight Network | Fox Sports One interesting Cuban-related news item that seemingly flew under the radar […]

Saturday media slate: Fallout from Couture leaving UFC

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Story of the day in Japan is that Arbocious Tiger, who was scheduled to fight Assuerio Silva on 10/14 in Tokyo at Differ Ariake, is apparently missing according to Pancrase. It was an odd Friday to say the least, as the fallout continues over Randy Couture’s departure from UFC. The Couture situation was discussed on […]

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