Gegard Mousasi and Alistair Overeem win big for MMA in Japan

Many MMA journalists, especially Yahoo Sports’ Dave Meltzer, have chronicled the decline of MMA in Japan. 

Even before Pride was bought out by Zuffa, they experienced a significant drop in their television ratings.  Now the FEG backed Dream promotion has been having trouble drawing an audience as well. 

On top of that, news that native stars, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Satoshi Ishii might sign elsewhere forecasts a bleak future.  However, due to the results from New Year’s Eve, things might be looking up.

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Fedor, Mousasi Compete at ADCC 2009

WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and DREAM Middleweight Grand Prix winner Gegard Mousasi reportedly will compete at the famed Abu Dhabi Combat Club championships in 2009.

While Fedor may have failed to capture gold at the Sambo World Championships, the ADCC presents a golden opportunity to add to his non-MMA competition trophy case.

Fans and Critics may think Mousasi could be at a disadvantage due to his strong Kickboxing base. However, eight of his twenty four wins come via submission and he submitted Denis Kang during the DREAM Grand Prix.

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