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DREAM Books MMA Specific Event for Saitama ...

Feb 10, 2013Comments off47 Views

DREAM has officially booked the Saitama Super Arena for another event.

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Glory Sports Keeping Dream Alive in 2013; C...

Jan 15, 2013Comments off39 Views

Glory Sports International is committed to keeping Japanese MMA promotion DREAM alive in 2013, but also has plans to expand its kickboxing reach, possibly to

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Vale Tudo Japan 1st Results: Hideo Tokoro T...

Dec 24, 2012Comments off44 Views

The legendary Vale Tudo Japan has returned with a vengeance. The event had fans the world over buzzing with excitement and it didn’t disappoint.

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Fedor Emelianenko’s Brother, Alexande...

Dec 23, 2012Comments off180 Views

Aleksander Emelianenko, younger brother of pound-for-pound great Fedor Emelianenko, has called it a career.

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Dream 18 Announces First MMA Bouts for New ...

Dec 06, 2012Comments off32 Views

In typical Japanese MMA matchmaking form (matches that make you scratch your head), DREAM 18 booked their first official MMA matches.

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Melvin Manhoef Out of KSW Fight with Mamed ...

Nov 24, 2012Comments off84 Views

A left leg injury has forced dutch striker Melvin Manhoef out of his scheduled December bout with Mamed Khalidov.

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Glory Sports International Resurrects Dream...

Oct 25, 2012Comments off55 Views

Glory Sports International has resurrected the Dream fight promotion in Japan, planning a return to activity with a New Year's Eve special and several events

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Josh Barnett Agrees to Defend King of Pancr...

Oct 25, 2012Comments off180 Views

Top 10 heavyweight Josh Barnett will return to Pancrase next year to defend his openweight King of Pancrase title.

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One FC 6 Results: Shinya Aoki Dominates; Ko...

Oct 07, 2012Comments off28 Views

OneFC held its sixth event Saturday evening in Singapore, which showcased the promotions biggest signing yet in Shinya Aoki, as well as two championship fights

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Is Kazushi Sakuraba Retired?

Oct 01, 2012Comments off159 Views

Fans have been calling for "The Gracie Hunter" to call it quits for quite some time. Has Kazushi Sakuraba finally hung up his MMA gloves?

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One FC 6 Full Fight Card Complete; Includes...

Sep 22, 2012Comments off30 Views

One FC 6 is now in green lit and ready to go with several new bouts recently announced.

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Bellator Lands on Samurai TV in Japan

Sep 21, 2012Comments off35 Views

Without much of an announcement, Bellator has a solid home on Japanese TV. Starting in October, Bellator events will air in some shape or

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One FC 6 Expected to Host Promotion’s...

Sep 19, 2012Comments off35 Views

Filipino Honorio Banario will meet Korean Bae Young Kwon at One FC 6 in One FC’s inaugural featherweight title fight.

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One FC 6 Features Bantamweight Grand Prix, ...

Sep 18, 2012Comments off29 Views

One FC on Tuesday announced the first round of its Bantamweight Grand Prix, which is slated to take place at One FC 6 on Oct.

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Bibiano Fernandes Misses Out on One FC Titl...

Sep 16, 2012Comments off48 Views

One FC announced a rematch between Leandro Issa and Soo Chul Kim for the promotion's bantamweight championship, leaving high-profile signee Bibiano Fernandes out of the

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Real Entertainment Shuts Down, Dream Era Of...

Sep 13, 2012Comments off41 Views

Any sliver of hope for the revival of Dream in Japan fell to the wayside recently when parent company Real Entertainment closed up shop.

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One FC 6 Includes a Slew of Evolve MMA Figh...

Sep 04, 2012Comments off70 Views

Evolve MMA, home of former Dream champion Shinya Aoki, has become a strong force at One FC events and that won't change with a large

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One FC 5 Results: Bibiano Fernandes Wins; T...

Aug 31, 2012Comments off72 Views

At One FC 5 on Friday in the Philippines, Bibiano Fernades made his successful debut, while Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski's fourth fight ended in

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UFC Still Working on Four-Show Japanese Ser...

Aug 30, 2012Comments off23 Views

UFC executive Mark Fischer says that while they are trying to put a four-part series of smaller Japanese-centric events together for 2013, those plans have

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UFC Planning Four Smaller Japan-Centric Eve...

Aug 29, 2012Comments off45 Views

The UFC is putting together a Japan-only series that will take place throughout 2013.

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Shinya Aoki Making Promotional Debut at One...

Aug 29, 2012Comments off36 Views

Shinya Aoki will make his debut at One FC 6 in Singapore in October, not at this weekend's One FC 5 as initially planned.