Watch Gokhan Saki merk Henrique da Silva at #UFCJapan

Gokhan Saki just got me excited for the light heavyweight division again. He showed good takedown defense, landed plenty of bombs, and showed heart in his UFC debut performance against Henrique da Silva Friday in Saitama, Japan. Basically a god in kickboxing circles, this was only Saki’s second MMA fight and he was up against a tough Brazilian “Frankenstein” knockout artist. Da Silva deserves credit for taking some of Saki’s best shots, he also tied up Saki a few times and this began to wear on the 33-year-old man known as “The Turkish Tyson”. Saki began to slow and get a little sloppy, but his heart pulled him through after eating a series of clinch knees and elbows from da Silva. Saki rallied with a left hook to close the show.

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RIZIN Report: King Mo really is the king! Fedor is back?

King Mo! Woah. The self-proclaimed “money weight” fighter entered the RIZIN FF Heavyweight Grand Prix against very large men with giant muscles, including the 6-foot 4-inch Jiri Prochazka who Mo knocked out in the finals with a vicious right hook that sent the Czech fighter face-first to the canvas. Take a look. 1st Round K.O on … Read more

WATCH! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jaideep Singh staredown at RIZIN

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Watch Bob Sapp and Akebono scuffle at RIZIN weigh ins

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Rizin announces four new bouts for New Year’s Eve card in Saitama

Rizin Fighting Federation has announced four additional bouts for their New Year’s Eve World Grand Prix 2015 card scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Dec. 29th (Tuesday) and 31st (Thursday). The main attraction on Rizin’s debut card will be the return of Pride legend Fedor Emelianenko who will compete against an opponent still … Read more

This is the eccentric Rin Nakai, she fights Miesha Tate this weekend at UFC Fight Night 52

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Video: Georges St-Pierre goes to school in Japan

While in Tokyo this week for UFC 144, UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre got tapped out by a gang of Japanese kindergarteners wielding katanas. He also brushed up on his karate skills at a local academy.