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An Introduction To Asia-MMA


This country is the spiritual home of Mixed Martial Arts, along with Brazil. But whereas the South Americans popularised Vale Tudo (“Anything Goes”) rules combat, the Japanese progression to modern MMA came from the professional wrestlers and their catch-as-catch-can submission wrestling culture, alongside the world’s oldest MMA promotion (and almost a sport in its own right) Shooto. 2,688 more words


Japan's #1 Promotion, DEEP 58: Koala Kitaoka Kicks Kikuno Out of Contention

I’ll bet that when the fifty-eighth DEEP card on June 15th was booked and scheduled, Shigeru Saeki didn’t imagine that it would be the most high profile event in Japan. 1,023 more words


Evolve MMA's Chatri talks One FC, Asia MMA Summit, Aoki, Amateur Circuit & more

Say what you will about Chatri, the Harvard educated fighting entrepreneur has carved a niche for himself in the annals of Asian MMA with his Evolve camp and involvement in the One FC network, in which he holds some obvious sway. 98 more words


Determined: Kevin Belingon

ONE FC 3 – War of the Lions was a momentous occasion for a lot of people. It was an event that will be remembered fondly by those who were able to witness it live, those who saw it on Youtube, and by the promotion, the trainers and fighters. 705 more words


Class Act: Eduard Folayang

When the last second of the 3rd round was exhausted and the fight was over, I was pretty sure Eduard Folayang thought he won the fight. 610 more words