INOKI BOM-BA-YE 2014 Weigh-in Results: ‘Cro Cop,’ Ishii cleared for Title Fight
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Satoshi Ishii are officially set for their Inoki Genome Federation heavyweight title bout on New Year’s Eve after hitting the scales Tuesday in Japan.
IGF Championship Match
Mirko Filipovic (234.79) vs. Satoshi Ishii (236.77)
Chris Barnett (334.66) vs. Shinichi Suzukawa (220.9)
Shinya Aoki (154.65) vs. Yuki Yamamoto (154.98)
Yusuke Kawaguchi (n/a) vs. Justin Willis (289.79)
Kiuma Kunioku (152.44) vs. Ramazan Esenbaev (154.98)
Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Challenge Tournament Semifinals
Tsuyoshi Kurihara (203.81) vs. Ryo Sakai (235.78)
Takaaki Oban (254.96) vs. Yusuke Masuda (222.66)
Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Challenge Tournament Reserve Match
Shuji Morikawa (243.5) vs. Katsuyoshi Sasaki (193.45)
Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut
After months of training with Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz, jiu-jitsu wizard Kron Gracie finally made his MMA debut.
Son of legendary fighter Rickson Gracie, the multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion fought for the first time under MMA rules at Tuesday’s Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, against fellow MMA newcomer Hyung Soo-Kim, and scored a 65-second armbar after pulling guard...
Robin Black give personal insight to 'Gossip MMA Media' and how they are ruining the sport
As I watch the gossip monger hold his microphone in front of a famous entertainer while hanging on every word in "anticipation" of his UFC debut (despite the fact that the famous entertainer has never sparred), I wonder how we got here.
Mixed Martial Arts is such a beautiful sport. It pits the greatest athletes against each other in poetic mortal combat. It is the greatest sport on planet Earth. It is simple yet complex, violent yet elegant, terrifying yet inspiring.
How did we get to the point that spectacle is more important than this incredible sport and art?
I honestly blame the "journalists".