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ONE Championship 84 results: Zebaztian Kadestam takes 170-pound title with thrilling late KO
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As ONE Championship 84’s headliner wore on, it wasn’t at all clear whether Zebaztian Kadestam’s somewhat patient approach would pay off against a gritty Tyler McGuire. However, just as it seemed like ONE Championship’s new welterweight titleholder was going to be decided in the judges’ scorecards, Kadestam (11-4) found what he’d been looking for. With about 30 seconds left in the fifth and final round, Kadestam dropped McGuire (11-1) with a massive right hand, which he followed up with a knee to secure the most notable win of his MMA career. ONE Championship 84 took place at Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. It streamed live on the ONE Championship app, following prelims on Facebook and Twitter.
Submitted Nov 17, 2018 8:13PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Miesha Tate says move to ONE partly because she doesn’t ‘identify’ with the ‘sh*t show’ western promotion has become
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Miesha Tate is beginning a brand new journey. A retired women’s MMA legend and former UFC bantamweight champion, Tate agreed to a deal last week that will see her join ONE Championship in an executive role as vice president. Tate is expected to serve as both a color commentator and brand ambassador for the Singapore-based promotion, and she and her significant other, MMA fighter Johnny Nunez, have begun the process of moving to Singapore.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Asian MMA, Interviews
 
Floyd Mayweather Will Fight In RIZIN FF
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In a surprising bit of news, Floyd Mayweather will fight in Japanese MMA/kickboxing promotion RIZIN FF. Word came tonight during a press conference (via Ariel Helwani) that Mayweather will face undefeated Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN FF 14 on December 31. The news was revealed in a press conference:
Submitted Nov 5, 2018 12:26PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
Ben Askren's vacated belt up for grabs in main event of ONE Championship 84 with Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuire
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The title Ben Askren left behind at ONE Championship will be up for grabs later this month. Promotion officials recently announced that Sweden’s Zebaztian Kadestam (10-4) will face undefeated American prospect Tyler McGuire (11-0) for the vacant title in the main event of ONE Championship 84, which takes place Nov. 17 at Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Submitted Nov 3, 2018 2:47PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Shinya Aoki vs Ev Ting at ‘ONE: Kingdom of Heroes’ in Bangkok, Thailand
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ONE Championship will be in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 for “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” One of the bouts on the fight card is between Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan and Ev “E.T.” Ting, 29, of New Zealand and Malaysia. Aoki and Ting will compete in the lightweight division at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” The winner will earn a shot at the ONE Lightweight World Championship. Currently reigning as the ONE Lightweight World Champion is Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam, who also holds the ONE Featherweight World Championship title, which he has successfully defended once. For the first time, he will defend his ONE Lightweight World Champion title in Tokyo, Japan in 2019.
Submitted Sep 14, 2018 12:07PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Kyoji Horiguchi Extends Win Streak to 10, UFC Vets Gomi, Brandao Score KOs at Rizin 11
(sherdog.com)
Kyoji Horiguchi continues to cement himself as one of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, regardless of organization. The former UFC title challenger weathered an early storm to win a decision in a rematch with Hiromasa Ogikubo at Rizin Fighting Federation 11 on Saturday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. Ogikubo, a two-division Shooto champ, floored his opponent early, but could not capitalize on the fast start, as Horiguchi gradually took control. While the Japanese star was unable to get a finish, he did batter his foe with punches to the face and soccer kicks to the body, leaving Ogikubo bloodied at the end of the 10-minute affair.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:28PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin President Nobuyuki Sakakibara talks about next HW plans
(mmaplus.co.uk)
This week the most important promotion in Japanese MMA Rizin Fighting Federation is back for their first event of 2018 which takes place in Fukuoka City, at Marine Messe. With a total of 5 events are planned for this year, the promotion continues to look for opportunities to add new talent to their ranks. After seeing Bellator signed with big names like Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Crocop, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and others, the man in charge Nobuyuki Sakakibara has revealed his new strategy for fighter recruitment moving forward.
Submitted May 5, 2018 8:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Diego Nunes booked to face Yusuke Yachi at RIZIN 10
(mma-in-asia.com)
RIZIN has made announced two additional fights for its RIZIN 10 event, set for Sunday 6 May at the Marine Messe in Fukuoka, Japan. Headlining the event is former UFC contenders Kyoji Horiguchi and Ian McCall, who will fight under special RIZIN MMA rules at 61kg. Super atomweight queen Kanna Asakarura is set to face Canada’s Melissa Karagianis.
Submitted Mar 11, 2018 9:07PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Full card for ROAD FC 46 includes openweight title bout
(mma-in-asia.com)
The full lineup for ROAD FC 46 is out, with 13 fights set to take place on 10 March at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul. The previously announced title bout between openweight champion Mighty Mo and challenger Myung Hyun-Man will top the card, alongside the semifinals for ROAD’s $1 Million Lightweight Tournament.
Submitted Feb 16, 2018 1:50AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
One Warriors Of The World Fight Highlights: Alex Silva Shocks The World!
(mmaweekly.com)
Alex Silva surprised nearly everyone as he got the better of Yoshitaka Naito to capture the ONE strawweight title on Saturday in Bangkok.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 4:10AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident
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ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident. Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Grappling standout Gary Tonon signs with One Championship
Standout American grappler Garry Tonon will make his pro MMA debut with ONE Championship. Company officials today announced the 26-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion had signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the Asian-based promotion. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. A debut date and opponent for “Lion Killer” also haven’t been set.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 4:12PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
Ex-UFC fighter Ian McCall joins Rizin's batamweight grand prix, debuts DEC. 29
(mmajunkie.com)
Due to an infamous run of bad luck, Ian McCall has fought just once since July 2014. But that could soon change – in a big way. Officials today announced McCall (13-5-1), a former UFC flyweight contender who’s No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, has joined the organization’s world bantamweight grand prix as a wild card and is set for a promotional debut at Rizin FF 8. “Rizin FF 8: World Grand Prix 2nd Round” takes place Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it streams in North America on FITE TV. McCall, who could now fight three times in just three days, meets 23-year-old Portuguese fighter Manel Kape (7-1), who scored a knockout win over Erson Yamamoto this past weekend at Rizin FF 7 in an opening-round matchup. McCall vs. Kape is one of four quarterfinal-round matchups slated for Rizin FF 8.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 2:47PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 58 Results
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MMA Fighting has ONE Championship 58 results for the “Kings and Conquerors” show at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday.
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 2:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Daichi Abe signs with UFC and is looking for fame and money on his quest for a world championship
(mmaplus.co.uk)
This week, the UFC signed two Japanese talents who will make their debuts at UFC Fight Night, inside the legendary Saitama Super Arena on September 23. After Syuri Kondo, Daichi Abe signed a deal with the promotion and will face South Korean fighter, Hyun Gyu Lim. With no fears, Abe spoke with MMA Plus and revealed his goals, motivation and his big dream of fighting in the UFC. “I started Judo at eight-years-old and competed until high school, I became National Judo Champion when I was in third grade of high school. Then I started to compete in kickboxing and become J-Network Champ.”
Submitted Jul 28, 2017 5:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA
 
Richie Vaculik to make MMA return in Augus
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
After a 21 month hiatus from the sport, Richie Vaculik will begin his MMA comeback at Pancrase 289. The former UFC flyweight will take on Japanese standout Nobuki Fujii at the event, which takes place August 20 in Tokyo, Japan. “Vas” has been on the MMA sidelines since dropping a unanimous decision to Danny Martinez at UFC 193 in Melbourne. The loss moved his UFC record to 1-3 and he was subsequently released from the promotion. The 34 year-old TUF Smashes veteran has stayed busy outside the cage since that landmark event and is better known in recent times for his co-anchor role alongside Elvis Sinosic on Fox’s UFC Fight Week show. Vaculik (10-4) will now move to the bantamweight division where he’ll look to get the ball rolling against Pancrase stalwart Fujii (15-8-3).
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Road FC 40: $1 million lightweight tournament - Weigh in results and photos
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Road FC’s 40th major event on Saturday is going to be one of their deepest cards ever. The South Korea-based promotion will begin their $1 million lightweight tournament on the card, and will also have an open-weight championship headlining the event. Even UFC vet and former Road FC champion Riki Fukuda has been relegated to the prelims because of this.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:44AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Iranian giant Amir Aliakbari returns for RIZIN Yokohama
(mma-in-asia.com)
RIZIN Fighting Federation has announced that World Grand Prix 2016 runner-up Amir Aliakbari will return in April to face Geronimo Dos Santos in an open weight contest at a RIZIN event in Yokohama. Aliakbari started off his career with 5 straight wins with three knockout finishes. 2016 was a very good year for the Iranian until the last day at the World Grand Prix Finals when he faced the legend Mirko “Cro Cop”. The Croatian defended well against the power of Aliakbari and pummelled him with two left hooks that floored his opponent.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Shinya Aoki to face Gary Tonon in grappling super-match
(mma-in-asia.com)
Six months after losing his ONE Championship lightweight title, Japanese MMA veteran Shinya Aoki is making a return. Aoki is heading back to Singapore’s Indoor Stadium for a grappling super-match between former against IBJJF World and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon. The match-up will take place at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes, a card that will be headlined by women’s atomweight world champion Angela Lee and challenger Istela Nunes. Aoki (39-7) is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists around the world. He is the DREAM lightweight champion, former Shooto welterweight champion and the former ONE Championship lightweight champion.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:00AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
ONE: Kings of Destiny Full Fight Card Released
(mmaweekly.com)
Eduard Folayang has been slated to make the first defense of his lightweight belt at ONE: Kings of Destiny for several weeks now. The Filipino will be fighting Ev Ting. The promotion released on Monday the rest of the nine-fight card, which is set for April 21 in Manila. In the co-main event at the MOA Arena, Kevin Belingon (14-5) faces Toni Tauru (11-4-1). Both men have challenged unsuccessfully for the bantamweight belt, but got their careers back on track with wins toward the tail end of 2016.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:51PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
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