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Cris Cyborg's plan: beat Julia Budd at Bellator 238, then grand prix in Japan

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Cris Cyborg has a plan.
The former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta featherweight champion, Cyborg (21-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) looks to add Bellator gold to her trophy case …read more

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Tears of joy in Saitama: Go behind the scenes with Bellator's Patchy Mix at Rizin FF 20

Undefeated Bellator bantamweight contender Patchy Mix ended his year in impressive fashion when he jetted to Japan and represented the promotion with distinction with a submission finish of former DEEP …read more

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Missed Fists: Shodai Matsuoka caps off 2019 with perfect spin kick KO, more

Shodai Matsuoka (blue gloves) connects with a spin kick on Taito at K-1 WORLD GP 2019 in Nagoya, Japan, on Dec. 28. | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter

Welcome to the latest …read more

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Patricky Pitbull avoids surgery for injuries sustained at RIZIN 20, expects mid-2020 return to Bellator

Patricky Pitbull battled through injuries to face Tofiq Musayev in the tournament final in Japan. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricky Freire’s trip to Japan was a costly one …read more

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Video: Coffee Talk: Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20 edition

ESTHER LIN

As 2019 comes to a close, the MMA Fighting crew in Japan breaks down two of the final cards of the year including Bellator 237 and RIZIN …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Dec. 31: How did Bellator 237 shake things up?

We’re finally done with 2019, but the holiday season didn’t come and go until one final fight card with rankings implications went down.
Bellator 237 was the company’s debut in Japan, …read more

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RIZIN 20 results: Manel Kape stops Kai Asakura to claim bantamweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Manel Kape scored a shock win over Japanese frontrunner Kai Asakura in the main event of RIZIN 20 in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday, claiming the …read more

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Here’s A Soccer Kick To The Head For Breakfast

One half of the “Pitbull” brothers, Patricky Freire, looked to replicate his brother’s championship success in Bellator MMA by entering the RIZIN 20 lightweight grand prix in Japan, where a …read more

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Patricky Pitbull soccer kicks his way to RIZIN lightweight tournament final

Patricky Pitbull took fewer than thirty seconds to dispatch Wanderlei Silva protege Luiz Gustavo in their RIZIN semi-final tournament meeting in Saitama, Japan on Tuesday at RIZIN 20.

pic.twitter.com/V0OhF6J26r— Streetfight …read more

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Video: Bellator 237 highlights, including Fedor Emelianenko's KO of 'Rampage' Jackson

Bellator put on it’s first-ever card in Japan on Saturday, bringing some of their biggest names to the iconic Saitama Super Arena just outside of Tokyo.
And what a night it …read more

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‘Macapa’ Excited To Compete In ‘Land Of The Rising Sun’

John Macapa | Lucas Noonan for Bellator MMA

RIZIN 20: “Saitama” takes place shortly (Tues., Dec. 31, 2019) at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Jiri Prochazka (25-3-1) …read more

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Bellator’s ‘Pitbull’ Ready To Bite At RIZIN 20

Patricky Freire | Bellator MMA

RIZIN 20: “Saitama” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, during the wee hours of New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31, 2019). Jiri …read more

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Video: Lindsey VanZandt aiming to win titles in RIZIN, Invicta FC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — Ahead of her fight at RIZIN 20, Lindsey VanZandt talks about throwing up after her flight to Japan, why she agreed to a …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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How To Watch RIZIN 20 From Japan

RIZIN

RIZIN Fighting Federation is closing out the decade with a slam-bang mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card LIVE from inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Since those …read more

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RIZIN 20 weigh-in video

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO — All fighters made weight for RIZIN’s New Years Eve special card Thursday in Japan.
In the main event, Kai Asakura battles Manel Kape for …read more

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Video: The Soccer Kick KO You Didn’t See From Bellator Japan

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting

Yusuke Yachi’s soccer kick KO never aired outside of Japan, but thanks to the internet you can witness it in all it’s violent glory. …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 12:46 am By
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Rampage Jackson shuts down conspiracies that Fedor Emelianenko fight was fixed

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator MMA’s debut in Japan, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson was knocked out by fellow PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko.
The fight-ending …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2019, 12:16 am By
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UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank under fire for racist remarks in Japan

Former UFC fighter Daron Cruickshank has found himself under fire after racist comments he made during an April visit to Japan have come to light.
Cruickshank, who previously competed in the …read more

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Video: Michael Chandler isn’t dwelling on 155-pound title after Bellator 237 win

TOKYO — After his Bellator 237 win, Michael Chandler breaks down his win, what he wants next, what it was like fighting in Japan, and more. …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from Bellator 237: What happened to 'Rampage' Jackson?, MVP debate, more

What mattered most at Bellator 237 in Saitama, Japan? Here are a few post-fight musings …
* * * * *
1. ‘Rampage’ was fun … until he wasn’t
Quinton Jackson executed fight …read more

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Are RIZIN’s brutal brothers its next native stars?

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Jordan Breen takes a look at two of Japan’s hottest prospects, Kai & Mikuru Asakura, who fight this New Year’s Eve on RIZIN 20. …read more

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Posted on December 29, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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‘MVP’ On Can Crusher Label: Anyone ‘Can’ Come Get It

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting

Michael “Venom” Page was back in action last night at Bellator 237 in Tokyo, Japan and he turned in another “MVP” performance (watch the …read more

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Posted on December 29, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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Bellator x Rizin: Fedor vs Rampage - Winners and Losers

Esther Lin

Here are the real winners and losers from the Bellator x Rizin event. Bellator and Rizin kicked off their two-day NYE special in Japan with Bellator 237. …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko clarifies retirement comment, plans two more fights after Bellator 237

SAITAMA, JAPAN – Fedor Emelianenko isn’t retiring from MMA following his knockout of Quinton Jackson at Bellator 237.
Emelianenko (39-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA), the former PRIDE champion, returned to Japan after …read more

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Bellator 237 photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator 237 photos are from Saturday’s Bellator event in Japan.
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Bellator 237 Highlights: Fedor Emelianenko Finishes Quinton Jackson

Fedor Emelianenko emerged victorious against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emelianenko vs. Jackson headlined Bellator 237 inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Jackson never found his rhythm and “The Last …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko Knocks Out ‘Rampage’ Jackson at Bellator 237, announces retirement

Bellator MMA teamed up with Rizin Fighting Federation and took their cage to Japan for the first time on Saturday. Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosted Bellator 237: Fedor …read more

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Bellator 237 ‘Fedor Vs Rampage’ Recap & Highlights!

Bellator MMA

Bellator 237 ‘Fedor vs Rampage’ aired Sat. night (Dec. 28, 2019) from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, results, .gifs …read more

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Bellator President Hopes Fedor Emelianenko’s Last Fight Is In Moscow

Bellator president Scott Coker is doing all he can to ensure that Fedor Emelianenko’s last fight takes place in Moscow. Emelianenko’s retirement tour begins tonight (Dec. 28) in Japan. He’ll …read more

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Bellator/Rizin: Fedor vs. Rampage live stream, results, PBP

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Bloody Elbow is the place to be for live results and full play-by-play of Bellator 237 from Japan. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for …read more

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Outlaw Unfazed By Bellator 237 Spotlight: ‘It’s Just A Fight’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator 237: “Fedor vs. Rampage” takes place Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, airing Dec. 28 on Paramount Network. The Heavyweight …read more

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Bellator 237 Live Results Tonight (Dec. 28)

The stage is set for Bellator 237. The card will take place tonight (Dec. 28) inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The main card will air live at …read more

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Video: Daron Cruickshank says bank account will determine where he fights

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO – Rizin contractee Daron Cruickshank talks about the experience of fighting in Japan as an American, how he got placed on the Bellator Japan …read more

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Video: Two decades later, Goiti Yamauchi returns to Japan as a ‘gaijin’ for Bellator 237

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Born in Japan and raised in Brazil, Goiti Yamauchi finally returns to his home country on Saturday, 22 years after he left Japan at four …read more

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Chandler Wants To ‘Inflict Bodily Harm’ On Outlaw At Bellator 237

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Bellator 237: “Fedor vs. Rampage” takes place Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, airing Dec. 28 on Paramount Network. A …read more

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LIVE! Bellator 237 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates

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Bellator 237: “Fedor vs. Rampage” airs TONIGHT (Dec. 29, 2019) from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, via Paramount Network. In a match that hearkens back to …read more

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Bellator 237 discussion thread

SAITAMA, Japan – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s Bellator 237 event at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan near Tokyo, which kicks off at 10 …read more

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Bellator 237 weigh in results, video for ‘Fedor vs Rampage’

The place is here, Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 237: “Fedor vs. Rampage” tomorrow night (Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 …read more

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Bellator 237: Countdown to Fedor vs. Rampage

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It all goes down this weekend in Japan and we’re hyped to bring you Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Fedor ‘The Last Emporer’ Emelianenko in a highly-anticipated heavyweight …read more

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Bellator 237 Weigh-in Results: Heavyweights Cleared; Larkin, Yamauchi Heavy

Bellator MMA will wrap 2019 with a huge event in Japan on Saturday with Bellator 237, and two main card fighters have missed weight. …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2019, 2:16 am By
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Bellator 237 predictions: Who's picking 'Rampage' over Fedor in Japan?

Emelianenko
vs.
Jackson
Chandler
vs.
Outlaw
Anzai
vs.
Page
Larkin
vs.
Nakamura
Joanne
vs.
Watanabe
Cruickshank
vs.
Yamauchi

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2019: 221-130 (63%)

Emelianenko
(54%)

Chandler
(83%)

Page
(88%)

Larkin
(88%)

Watanabe
(66%)

Yamauchi
(57%)

Simon Head
@simonhead
2019: 138-71 (66%)

Emelianenko

Chandler

Page

Larkin

Joanne

Yamauchi

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2019: 131-73 (64%)

Emelianenko

Chandler

Page

Larkin

Joanne

Yamauchi

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2019: 225-126 (64%)

Jackson

Chandler

Page

Larkin

Watanabe

Yamauchi

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2019: 224-127 (64%)

Emelianenko

Chandler

Page

Larkin

Watanabe

Yamauchi

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2019: 223-128 (64%)
2017 Champion

Emelianenko

Jackson

Page

Larkin

Watanabe

Yamauchi

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2019: 222-129 (63%)

Emelianenko

Chandler

Page

Larkin

Watanabe

Yamauchi

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2019: 220-131 (63%)

Emelianenko

Chandler

Page

Nakamura

Joanne

Yamauchi

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2019: …read more

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Posted on December 27, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 237 | Pro fighters make their picks for Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson

In the main event of Bellator 237, which goes down in Tokyo, Japan, two Pride legends in Fedor Emelianenko and ‘Rampage’ Jackson square off. Heading into the fight, Emelianenko is …read more

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‘Rampage’ Jackson goes off on Japan, ex-managers, being ‘Rampage,’ and strange Fedor thoughts

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

TOKYO – A very lively Quinton Jackson is amped to be fighting again in Japan, talks about getting bailed out of jail to fight in …read more

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Posted on December 27, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Goiti Yamauchi thrilled to fight in mother country for first time at Bellator 237

Goiti Yamauchi was raised in Brazil, a country he proudly represents. But there’s nowhere he’d rather fight than his birth country, Japan.
Saturday, Yamauchi (24-4 MMA, 10-3 BMMA) has the opportunity …read more

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Bellator 237 predictions, preview for ‘Fedor vs Rampage’

Bellator 237 “Fedor vs. Rampage” comes to Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on December 29, 2019. With two brawling behemoths in the titular fight the words of a famous …read more

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Watch Fedor take out Chael Sonnen in heavyweight tournament (Bellator 237 free fight)

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Fedor Emelianenko squares off with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator 237 main event on Dec. 28 in Japan. The event is a co-promotion with Japanese fight company …read more

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Bellator 237: Make your predictions for Fedor Emelianenko vs. 'Rampage' Jackson

We want your predictions for this week’s Bellator 237 event in Japan.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout …read more

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Missed Fists: Kazushi Sakuraba and Takanori Gomi trade submissions, MMA show ends in back-to-back Von Flues, more

Kazushi Sakuraba scores a submission against Takanori Gomi at Quintet 4 in Akita City, Japan, on Saturday. | @UFCFightPass, Twitter

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where …read more

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UFC Fight Night 52 Results: Hunt vs. Nelson

MMAFighting.com has UFC Fight Night 52 results for the Hunt vs. Nelson event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Saturday night.In the main event, Mark Hunt …read more

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