Is this 2004? Bellator president Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani on the journalist’s self-titled MMA show that a fight between Rampage Jackson and Fedor Emelianenko has been targeted for an upcoming event in Japan. This is a kick in the nostalgia jewels since both men were prominent members on the roster of the Japanese based … Read more
MMA veteran Paulo Filho known for fighting in Pride Fighting Championships and World Extreme Cagefighting was injured in a car accident in Niteroi, Brazil, on Monday morning. This comes via an article on Sherdog.com. Reportedly Filho suffered fractures in his hand and hip after the vehicle he was driving smashed head on with a Vectra. … Read more
2015 was a big year for Japanese MMA. Pancrase inked a deal with UFC Fight Pass, broadcasting their Tokyo shows live to the world. And, Rizin Fighting Federation (Rizin FF) rose out of the ashes of the Pride legacy, with Nobuhiko Takada and Nobuyuki Sakakibara at the helm. The first show was a 3-day event featuring two full … Read more
Fedor Emelianenko is returning to MMA after a three-year absence and now we know where he will be competing. The Last Emperor will fight LIVE on Spike TV on New Year’s Eve from Tokyo, Japan against a soon to be named opponent. Bellator is partnering with former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara to put on the … Read more
UFC middleweight Dan Henderson will be fighting in his 44th professional MMA fight on Saturday night when he takes on Tim Boetsch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 68. Henderson has competed in multiple weight classes and held titles in Strikeforce (light heavyweight) and PRIDE (middleweight and welterweight) organizations, and also was the … Read more
Alexander Emelianenko, former Pride star and younger brother of Hall of Famer Fedor Emelianenko, is being sought by Russian authorities for “suspicion of housekeeper abuse and passport theft” according to a report from RIA Novosti. Vladimir Markin, a spokesperson for the country’s Investigative Committee, said Emelianenko had been put on the federal wanted list … Read more
PRIDE, DREAM, and ONE FC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri is expected to make his UFC debut in January, when the organization hosts its first Asian event outside of China or Japan. The January 4th card is set to take place in Singapore, and will be headlined by a welterweight match up between Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine.