The World’s Most Dangerous MMA reporter Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore was back in Japan for Pro MMA Now covering RIZIN FF 5 – SAKURA this past weekend. Check out these exclusive videos that include highlights from the post-fight press conference as we hear from several of the RIZIN 5 winners including headliner Tatsuya Kawajiri, Rena Kubota, … Read more
Rizin Fighting Federation held RIZIN 5 – SAKURA on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated fellow UFC vet Anthony Birchak via unanimous decision in the featherweight main event, while Iranian wrestling world champion Amir Aliakbari knocked out Geronimo Dos Santos in the co-main event. Popular Japanese shoot boxer Rena Kubota knocked out Dora Perjes, … Read more
RIZIN 5: Sakura will take place Sunday, April 16, from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. UFC veterans Anthony Birchak and Tatsuya Kawajiri face-off in the featherweight main event. Several other well-known names are on the card including Satoshi Ishii, Heath Herring, Daron Cruickshank, Kyoji Horiguchi and popular Japanese shoot boxer Rena Kubota, among others. MMA fans … Read more
Rizin Fighting Federation has finalized the fight card for their April 16 RIZIN 5 event “SAKURA” taking place at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. There are plenty of names on the card including several UFC vets you will recognize. There are a total of 11 fights on the card and here’s the lineup: Fight #1 – 58.0kg … Read more
MMA legend Heath Herring will be fighting Japanese Olympic Judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii at RIZIN 5 on April 16 in Yokohama, Japan. Herring competed for the first time in eight years this past December when he dropped a short-notice fight against Amir Aliakbari in the RIZIN World Grand Prix Quarterfinals. Prior to that the … Read more
RIZIN 5 will take place on Sunday, April 16, from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. The main event will feature a matchup between Kyoji Horiguchi (18-2) and Yuki Motoya (18-4) to determine the top Japanese flyweight. Seven other bouts have also recently been announced for the card. Anthony Birchak (13-3) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-11-2) will face-off in featherweight … Read more
We’ve seen some odd fashion and hairstyle looks in MMA over the years. Who could ever forget Dennis Hallman’s speedos at UFC 133 or Chuck Liddell’s signature mohawk and mustache look. Remember the crazy designs Heath Herring used to shave in his head? Some looks have been good, some bad, some regrettable and even embarrassing. But fighters … Read more
The internet is abuzz over kiss-gate at yesterday’s UFC 162 weigh ins. Was it intentional game planning on the part of Silva? Was it accidental? The world may never know, but whatever the case may be it was a great reminder that, at the end of the day, MMA is a sport that requires us all to be comfortable with the concept of two sweaty dudes rolling around on the floor with their legs wrapped around each other for long periods of time.
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