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Oct
24/13
“V.V” Mei takes on Patricia Vidonic
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 12:47
Written by Charles Jewett
Thursday, October 24th, 2013

One of Japan’s top fighters and #9 Strawweight in the world, “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi (11-5-1) will be taking on Patricia Vidonic (8-6) at PXC 40. Known for her aggressive strikes and mesmerizing slams, the often undersized Yamaguchi will be going into this fight with something to prove. She has made it known that she would like fight outside of Japan against the best fighters the world has to offer and a win against Vidonic will certainly help her reach this goal. Yamaguchi has played around with the idea of cutting down to 105, but size shouldn’t be a factor in her fight with Vidonic, as they are similar in size. Vidonice, for her part is trying to put a win streak together after a string of defeats to top talent. Many fans believe that she beat Aguilar in what turned out to be a controversial Split-Decision. So it is fair to say that both of these fighters are hungry and that they both need the win.

The event takes place in Guam and is set to air live on their Facebook as well as on their Homepage. The event will start 7:30 CHst which transfers over to 5:30 am ET on Friday morning.


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Sep
23/13
“V.V” Mei to face Vidonic
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 09:20
Written by Charles Jewett
Monday, September 23rd, 2013

On 10/25, one of Japan’s top fighters, “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi will face off against the U.S’s Patricia Vidonic. Despite being 8-6, 4 of Vidonic’s last 5 losses were against top 10 Strawweights Jessica Aguilar and Felice Herrig. As you may recall, many people felt like Patricia did enough to get the win in her last fight with Aguilar. So clearly she is better than her 8-6 record insinuates. Mei is coming off of a an armbar victory at Jewels 23rd Ring. Mei has talked about her desire to fight outside of Japan and this is the perfect chance and opportunity. A win in this match could lead to more matches with PXC or possibly other promotions around the globe. Expect both fighters to come into this match with a strong desire to win. Despite a stated desire to fight at 105 by Mei, the fight will be going down at 115.

Quick Facts

V.V Mei is ranked #9 in the world

Vidonic looked great vs Aguilar (#1)

V.V Mei looked great against Fujii (#2)

V.V Mei has never been finished

The fight goes down 10/25 at PXC 40

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May
15/13
Pancrase vs. The World, Kawamura vs. Lee Announced For ROAD FC 12
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:46
Written by BabaluJack
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

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ROAD FC announced that Middleweight King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura will travel to South Korea to take on Dool Hee Lee at ROAD FC 12.

This will be be Kawamura’s first bout since his devastating K.O loss to Melvin Manhoef back in October last year. Kawamura’s participation at ROAD FC 12 should come as no surprise, its seems to be all part of Pancrase’s “Global Standard”.  With their partnerships with Wand Fight Team and AKA, Pancrase have opened it’s doors to world class talent, putting them up against the best of the promotion’s roster. But that’s not enough, they are now sending out their top fighters to compete all around the world to prove themselves outside of home territory: former featherweight champ Koji Oishi will challenge Honorio Banario for ONE FC gold in the Philippines,  current Featherweight KOP Takumi Nakayama will compete in PXC in June, and rising star Yoshiaki Takahashi will fight for Russian promotion GFC.

Kawamura’s opponent Lee holds a 7-7 record and is veteran of DEEP, M-1 and Spirit MC.


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Sep
22/12
Vitor Belfort vs Tank Abbott – Full Fight Video
Last Updated on Saturday, 22 September 2012 07:01
Written by admin
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012


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Sep
12/12
As Asian MMA grows – promoters must ensure it is safe
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 01:45
Written by admin
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Jon Fitch after a war with UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre – from MMAForever.com

Granted the United States has a strong health care system and many regulatory bodies in place to prevent extreme injury, or even death, the country has seen tragedy strike within the sport on more than one occasion.   More recently, a familiar takedown that looks similar to a DDT has left fighters with severe spine and neck injury that will, in no doubt, hamper them the remainder of their lives.  You can only regulate a combat sport so much, in other words.

With the sudden growth of MMA in Asia, and a lack of any regulatory body in most countries, it becomes the promoters responsibility to ensure matches are as safe and fair as possible.  One of the world’s largest promotions that resides in Russia, which will go unnamed in this article, once put a fighter well under the legal adult age in the ring with a fighter several years older.  This is the kind of thing that must not happen.

Promoters must ensure that all medical records are thoroughly checked, all brain imaging work is thorough and complete, and that a fighter has had adequate time between fights to allow prior fight trauma to heal.  These steps, along with fair matchmaking and a set of rules that is within the scope of the OneFC rule set and the Unified Rules are also imperative to ensuring a safe sport.

Asian’s will quickly reject the sport if it is not safe.  Parents in Asia are far more risk averse, as was spoken of at the One MMA Asia Summit.  Severe injury or endangerment of a fighter that makes it into the mainstream will annihilate the sport before it ever takes off if dealt with in a way that seems irresponsible.

The foundation of the sport must not only be built on it’s competitive nature, but must have an undertone of safety and responsibility.  The sport is relying on future generations to fill the spots of those competing in present day MMA and without a strong set of rules and a responsible set of promoters, the sport will be a one trick pony in Asia.

Many promotions are already doing their job at ensuring the fight game runs smoothly.  Accredited staff, doctors, and the like are all over the place at the bigger shows such as OneFC, Shooto, DEEP, and others.  Smaller promotions must recognize that, while expensive, it is an all or none task.  Either hire the right people to do the job or risk severe ramifications from injury.

The sport is hardly even five years into its thrust into Asia.  So far, as a whole, we have seen a rather safe game develop.  Keeping up with the latest trends and even adding to the trends will ensure a long life for the sport in Asia, a spot with the world’s highest population, and the place martial arts began.


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Sep
10/12
PXC Fighter Jon Tuck signed by the UFC
Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 12:21
Written by admin
Monday, September 10th, 2012

The UFC is well aware of the transformation of the sport they popularized in Asia.  With the rise of OneFC and events such as Bibiano Fernandes choosing the Asian promotion over themselves, it is hard to not take notice.

Jon Tuck, one of the Guam based promotions top fighters, was signed by the UFC this week.  Appropriately so, Tuck will fight on the promotions first trip to mainland Asia when he fights Tiequan Zhang in Macau, this fall.

Tuck is one of a short list to defeat Filipino Eduard Folayang, OneFC’s lightweight title contender and promotional superstar.  Tuck, if you’ve seen the fight, landed a highlight reel knockout when he put Folayang to sleep with a vicious kick, back in 2009.

Tuck was set to fight Harris Semiento for the lightweight title at PXC 33 back September 1st, but was pulled for obvious reasons.

PXC is proving to be a nice place to find talent.  Korean Hyun Gyu Lim was also signed by the UFC to participate on the Asian show.  Another fighter receiving recognition as of late is Mark Striegl, who was victorious in his most recent bout, adding another first round finish to his resume.


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