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Satoshi Ishii now looks to defeating legend Mirko CroCop
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 October 2013 04:05
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Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Satoshi Ishii has fought a handful of legends quite early on in his career.  His first fight, after all, matched him with Japanese gold-medalist Hidehiko Yoshida, who had fought nearly every legendary fighter Pride had under contract during his time with the promotion. Losing, rightfully so, Ishii retooled his training and picked up a few give me wins before being matched against the best fighter of all time in Fedor Emelianenko.

Emelianenko destroyed Ishii, showing the difference between where Ishii was and where Fedor was, even in the twilight of his career.

Ishii picked up a win last weekend over Jeff Monson, which was one of the better wins of Ishii’s tenure.  Ishii controlled a decorated grappler with his Olympic caliber judo, doing enough to lock in a majority decision.

Ishii showed flashes of striking, something he has learned in a short time.  Against CroCop, Ishii would be wise to look past the striking, and defend whatever is thrown at him, keeping CroCop close.  A win over CroCop could be just enough to get the Olympic gold winner a UFC contract as the promotion has been signing Japanese fighters rather abundantly lately.

Ishii and CroCop meet at Inoki Bom Ba Ye 2013, a bout that looks to be co-promoted by the Legend promotion out of Russia, pending CroCop is not banged up too bad with Aleks Emelianenko

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ADCC 2013 Full Results
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 October 2013 02:56
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Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Final Day of ADCC 2013 Results

Lister wins his first match by toe-hold

Buchecha wins by points

Keenan Cornelius wins by heel hook

Joao Gabriel beats David Avelan by points

Cyborg advances

Oscar Piechota beats Vinny Magalhaes 3×0

Jared Dropp beats Leo Nogueira

Lister beats Joao Gabriel by toe hold and is in the semis

Buchecha wins by points and is in the semis

Keenan Cornelius wins over Pechota 3 x0 and is in hte semis

Cyborg wins by points 11 x 0 and is in the semis

Semi Finals

Buchecha v Lister: Buchecha by points 5×0

Cyborg v Cornelius: Cyborg by points 6×0

Third Place: Keenan Cornelius beats Dean Lister 3 x 0


Buchecha v Cyborg: Cyborg wins 10 x 0 and is the new Absolute champion. He will face Andre Galvao in 2015 Superfight
Master Superfight

Mario Sperry v Fabio Gurgel: Sperry wins by Judges Dec 2 OT


Under 66KG

Rafael Mendes v Joao Miyao: Rafa by points 2-0

Rubens Cobrinha v Justin Rader: Cobrinha by points 2×0

Third place Justin Rader over Joao Miyao by pts -2

Finals Rafa v Cobrinha for the third straight ADCC: In typical fashion after 2 OT’s goes to Judges Decision- Cobrinha gets the decision and realizes his dream of an ADCC title
Under 77KG

Kron Gracie v JT Torres: Kron by arm-lock

Leo Vieira v Octavio de Souza: Octavio by pts 3×0

Finals Souza v Gracie: After 15 minutes standing Octavio goes for a double leg and Kron taps Octavio via Guillotine
Under 88KG

Pablo Popovich v Rafael Lovato Jr: Lovato by minus point

Keenan Cornelius v Romulo Barral: Barral by minus

Third Keenan Cornelius

Final: Lovato v Barral: Barral by points 3×0
Under 99KG

Dean Lister v Cristiano Lazzarini: Lister by Heel hook

Joao Assis v Leonardo Nogueira: Assis by heel hook

Third place Leo Nogueira over Lazarini by Judges Dec  2OT

Finals Lister v Assis: Assis by points 5 x -1
Over 99KG

Jared Dropp v Joao Gabriel Oliveira: Joao Gabriel by points

Marcus Buchecha v Roberto Cyborg: Marcus Buchecha by points

3rd place Cyborg over Dropp 3×0

Finals Buchecha v Gabriel: Buchecha by heel hook

Under 60KG

Michele Nicolini v Seiko Yamamoto: Nicolini

Luana Alzuguir v Ana Tavares: Alzuguir

Finals Alzuguir v Nicolini: Nicolini by Heel hook

Over 60KG

Gabi Garcia v Tammy Griego: Gabi Garcia

Maria Malyjasiak v Fernanda Mazelli: Malyjasiak by heel hook

Third place Tammy Griego over Mazelli by Judges Dec 2 after OTs

Finals Gabi v Maria- Gabi Garcia by choke

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Megumi Fujii vs Jessica Aguilar VTJ 3rd – Megu’s Retirement and ceremony
Last Updated on Monday, 7 October 2013 05:57
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Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Vale Tudo Japan – Megu’s Retirement – Quick Results
Last Updated on Saturday, 5 October 2013 08:02
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Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Jessica Aguilar defeats Megumi Fujii via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage

Caol Uno defeats Daniel Romero via Submission, Kimura

Will Campuzano defeats Hideo Tokoro via Decision, Split

Yusuke Yachi defeats Takeshi Inoue via Decision, Unanimous

Yuta Sasaki defeats Geun Do Park via Submission, Rear Naked Choke

Naoyuki Kotani defeats Daisuke Hoshino via Submission, Armbar

Yuta Nezu defeats Motonobu Tezuka via Decision, Unanimous

Akiyo Nishiura defeats Shigeki Osawa via Decision, Split

Koshi Matsumoto defeats Kengo Ura via Decision, Unanimous

Ryuto Sawada defeats Hiroyuki Takahashi via Decision, Unanimous

Seiichiro Ito defeats Taku Kajikawa via Submission, Armbar

Taiyo Hayashi defeats Yuji Kurogane via KO/TKO

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Mach Dojo Festival – Sakurai knocked out and full results
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013 05:09
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Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Hayato Sakurai dipped into the promotion business and successfully, so it seems.  The event went off without a hitch this weekend and saw Hayato Sakurai make his return to the sport in unsuccessful fashion.  Sakurai was knocked out just five minutes into his bout with Jae Suk Lim.  Mach, who has been absent from the MMA scene for some time now, has never been one for training, thus likely relied solely on his raw ability to fight.  That does not work in this day and age, however, and that was likely the straw that broke the camels back.

See below for full results:

Jae Suk Lim defeats Hayato Sakurai via KO/TKO

Yuki Okano defeats Daryl Lokuku via Submission, Rear Naked Choke

Yuki Niimura defeats Omar Darvish via KO/TKO

Kwang Hee Lee defeats Yuki Nakahara via Decision, Split

Yusaku Tsukumo defeats Yusaku Inoue via Decision, Majority

Yoshifumi Nakamura defeats Wun Gyeom Kim via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke

Kimihiro Eto defeats Hideto Kondo via Decision, Majority

Kazuyuki Numajiri defeats Daishi Fukushima via Submission, Rear Naked Choke

Atsushi defeats Ran via Submission, Guillotine Choke

Nao Yoneda defeats Jun Ando via Submission, Kimura

Kento Kayukawa vs. Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniwa Ends in a Draw, Majority

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Enson Inoue’s trek across Japan makes CNN iReport
Last Updated on Friday, 27 September 2013 02:23
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Friday, September 27th, 2013

For those close to Yamato Damashii, Enson Inoue, you have likely been following him as he has trekked across Japan, through the mountains and through the turmoil.  Enson, who bleeds the pride of the samurai, who is the definition of the bushido spirit, has done the unthinkable this month.  Inviting all comers, Enson has been the topic of what is the most heroic action one MMA fighter has taken – more so than any fight or any sparring session.

Enson has dedicated his recent life to helping those in northeastern Japan better their lives.  From donating his time, money, and anything he has to give, he has made smiles out of otherwise sad faces.  His actions are respectable on levels that we lack a proper way to define.

The true emotion is capture in this iReport as a fellow Japanese man displays his gratitude in what is said to be a 3 month, 1600 mile journey for Inoue.  The trials and tribulations of the journey can be read as he blogs the entire thing.

Here is CNN’s report:

Enson Inoue walks the length of Japan to raise awareness for the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Former Shooto, Pride and UFC fighter Enson Inoue is currently walking the length of Japan to raise awareness for those effected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Enson and Guam resident Roman Dela Cruz started the journey on 9/11 as a tribute to those that died on in the tragedy of the World Trade Center. Everyday they are are dedicating their walking efforts to a cause – whether it’s a person(s) or something they support.

Tens of thousands of people are still struggling to survive, some in temporary housing with no assistance. The aim of the walk was to bring external attention from around the world to the plight of those left behind in the wake of the tragic disaster.

What they have found is that the people of the north are starting to take notice of their walk, expressing their gratitude and support – making offerings of food, shelter and water – the essentials that Enson plans to bring them from pledges made once the walk is complete.

Enson is blogging and recording their journey via smartphone (so apologies for any spelling errors you may see in posts) – it’s a raw account of what is happening in real time. Images and videos are uploaded daily from the walk that is likely to take nearly 3 months to complete (over 1360 miles).

To add to the challenge, Enson has set rules for the walk – only being able to eat and drink what they can carry and not paying for lodging – so this means sleeping out in the open. The only exception is if people offer them food, drink or shelter. Rules that may endanger their lives, but rules they feel would symbolize what the people are suffering.

The images are a chilling reminder that despite their best efforts, the people of the north of Japan are still struggling. Just like the man in the video (attached). A father of four still in temporary housing with his family, spotted Enson and Roman walking along the side of the road. He stopped and enquired about their walk, when he did, he broke down in tears expressing his deep thanks and gratitude that people elsewhere had not forgotten their struggle.

As the journey continues, the guys are meeting interesting people that are making this walk an epic journey of a lifetime.

You can follow them on or on Enson Inoue’s Facebook page.

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Kron Gracie will make his MMA debut in 2014
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 September 2013 12:56
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Sunday, September 15th, 2013

The long awaited debut of Kron Gracie is upon the MMA world.

Kron Gracie will make his mixed martial arts debut in 2014, as told by Rickson Gracie with a Brazilian media outlet.  “Kid, if Kron doesn’t make his debut in 2013, it’ll be at the latest in 2014,” said Rickson.

Tatame magazine has reported that Kron has been training with Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, and both Nate and Nick Diaz in preparation for his first fight.  Kron feels he is surrounded by enough talent that he will have the tools necessary to successfully become one of the best mixed martial artists in the world.  ”It was awesome train with them,” Kron told Tatame Magazine as transcribed by MMAFighting. “I’m going there all the time to train. The experience of training with the veterans gives me more confidence to get inside a ring and show my best.”

Kron, who is 25-years of age, has set the bar quite high.  His father Rickson, who is responsible for PrideFC becoming what it is and also holds the record for one of the highest rated television events in Japanese media history in his bout with Masakatsu Funaki, was the first dominant fighter in popular MMA.  ”I want to be way better than my father was. There’s no other option for me. I will be better than him or I won’t even try. If I see him as a parameter, I see him as someone to surpass. If there were some other people, the best in the world, I would train to be better than him.

In what can be seen as an early attempt to garner interest in his first fight, Gracie is promising to offer a mixed bag of tricks when he steps in the professional arena for the first time.  ”I always think of Pride and want to be recognized for maintaining this line of my family. I won’t fight with strategy or points. I’m curious, I think it would be nice.”

An accomplished grappler, Gracie has competed at the highest levels of Brazilian jiu jitsu.  Going 51-0 in high level competition, Kron has been competing successfully as a black belt, placing in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions such as ADCC and the Mundials.  Recently, Gracie grappled Shinya Aoki, submitting the Japanese submission ace with a guillotine choke at the Metamoris 2 event in Los Angeles.

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