In the UFC there are times where a fighter needs to take a chance that he or she is given to make an impression.
These chances don’t come often for many fighters and so when they do arrive that fighter needs to take the chance. 779 more words
by Jason Howard Kelly
Often times the UFC finds itself struggling to promote fight nights such as this one on a Friday night. This can be chalked up to several factors such as the absence of a title fight, a non-marquee location, and a head-to-head ratings battle against college football and UFC’s primary competitor, Bellator. 1,677 more words
UFC Japan will showcase the return of the legend “Thunder” Yushin Okami as he takes on former Tennessee Volunteer Ovince St. Preux. Okami is taking this fight on one week notice after former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Shogun Rua had to pull out due to injury. 718 more words
If UFC Fight Night 116 proved anything, it’s that the most overlooked cards without star power can absolutely deliver. I mean, eight of the ten bouts resulted in finishes, with definite highlight reel material. 1,314 more words
Mixed Martial Arts have always been deeply rooted in the culture in Asia and the sport of MMA really got its start in Japan.
It’s a massive market for the sport and yet the UFC has been trying to find a star from the region for the better part of two decades. 742 more words
BY AUSTIN DENTON
UFC strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade are confirmed to square off at the UFC Fight Night in Japan on September 22nd, first reported by Brazilian news outlet Combate, confirmed by MMAFighting.com. 165 more words