Vale Tudo Japan 3rd adds four new fights

Vale Tudo Japan has announced four additional fights for the upcoming Vale Tudo Japan 3rd fight card which will take place on Saturday, October 5th at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. VTJ and UFC veteran CAOLUNO will be battling DANIEL ROMERO, MOTONOBU TEZUKA steps in the cage against YUTA NEZU, the experienced TAKESHI INOUE takes on YUSUKE YACHI, and newcomers RYUTO SAWADA and HIROYUKI TAKAHASHI have been added to the card.

Chad George’s “Road to Japan” blog day 7 – Tokyo

Projekt Label fighter Chad “Savage” George (10-4) was recently invited to Japan to train with the camp of Japanese Shooto legend Rumina Sato. Being that Chad has a fight coming up on Nov. 14 against Greg Guzman at “Called Out MMA 2,” he saw this as the perfect opportunity to train with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, and as a special treat for us he is keeping a blog of his trip. Be sure to check back each day to see how things are going with Chad during this very unique experience.

Day 7

Today we left Odawara about 10:30 a.m. and headed to Tokyo for the long day ahead of us. Our first stop was at a TV station (Samurai TV) where Rumina and Takanori Gomi both were promoting their upcoming fights for Vale Tudo Japan.

Once we finished the show it was time for lunch. We walked around this famous strip in Tokyo, which by the way was flooded with foreigners (the first I’ve seen since coming to Japan) until we found this Soba noodle place Rumina wanted to eat at. Was delicious.

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Chad George’s “Road to Japan” blog day 6 – Typhoon!

Projekt Label fighter Chad “Savage” George (10-4) was recently invited to Japan to train with the camp of Japanese Shooto legend Rumina Sato. Being that Chad has a fight coming up on Nov. 14 against Greg Guzman at “Called Out MMA 2,” he saw this as the perfect opportunity to train with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, and as a special treat for us he is keeping a blog of his trip. Be sure to check back each day to see how things are going with Chad during this very unique experience.

Day 6

Today we were supposed to get up early and go running but the weather decided it didn’t want us to do that. Instead, we stayed in doors and listened to the Typhoon tear through Japan.

The major part of the storm was about two hours south and yet we still got hit hard with super crazy winds and heavy rain through the night. During the day we took a rest day. I got to wander the streets on my own for the day and do my own site-seeing. Kinda cool.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 3: Brazil vs. Japan

Kimura vs. Gracie

Brazil vs Japan

For many years, two countries have been represented well by their native sons in the sport of mixed martial arts. Each culture embodies the spirit and wisdom necessary to be successful in the sport, as well as helping it evolve over time. 

The roots of Brazil and Japan’s contributions to MMA runs far deeper then the sport’s short history of fifteen years. The art of Jiu-Jitsu had been developed in Japan during the Feudal period as a form of hand to hand combat for war. Centuries after its development, Jiu-Jitsu found its way to Brazil thanks to Mitsuyo Maeda.

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