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
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
A shoulder injury has taken Mirko Cro Cop (31-11-2, 1 NC) out of a scheduled bout against Anthony Hamilton at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, Korea. And the 41-year-old Croatian legend subsequently announced his retirement. A statement posted on www.mirkofilipovic.com reads: Dear friends, unfortunately I had to cancel the fight in Seoul. In the beginning of … 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
Watch as former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia takes on Olympic medalist Satoshi Ishii, Cro Cop faces Shinichi Suzukawa and Minowaman vs. Bor Bratovz.