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News From Japan: New MMA Sanctioning Body And Victory Road Begin

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In addition to the announcement today of the founding of the World Victory Road promotion in Japan, also announced was the creation of the Japan Mixed Martial Arts Federation (JMM), a sanctioning body for MMA in Japan. Tomiaki Fukuda was named President of JMM, Tadao Yasuda VP, and Naoya Kinoshita the CEO of World Victory Road.

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No fighters named as of yet for the promotion, but they promised a first show announcement soon and they said a TV deal's in the works, so it sounds like Victory Road is off to a good start. The sanctioning body is another positive that should benefit every MMA promotion in Japan.

Post #1   10/15/07 12:41:51PM   

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Yoshida and Gomi where both rumored to be on the roster.

Post #2   10/15/07 12:56:10PM   

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and with yoshida comes his disciples such as nakamura

speaking of whom, how longs his contract with ufc?

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Posted by richieb19

Yoshida and Gomi where both rumored to be on the roster.


I remember that being mentioned in a similar item I posted here a couple days back, they felt strongly that they'd be able to lure Gomi in, which would give them instant credibility and a nice fanbase in Japan.

Post #4   10/15/07 2:17:08PM   

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These are the people I was talking about who could have bought M-1...

Im starting to love MMA again..

Post #5   10/15/07 2:18:57PM