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“Macho the Butterfly” Masayoshi Kato vs. Takehiro Harusaki from Shooto Border 8 in Osaka; September 4th, 2011

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oh, i love genki sudo. here he is on “can you speak english?” for a “communication battle." 

that entrance at 1:30 alone is great, but hearing him describe his philosophy of "avant-garde” communication and follow it with a “what’s up, man?” in a real LA accent is amazing! 

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8/27 Inoki Genome ~Super Stars Festival 2011~ card

The fights with MMA/K-1 fighters (full card is 12 matches)…

  • IGF Championship: Jerome Le Banner vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
  • Peter Aerts vs. Shinichi Suzukawa
  • Montanha Silva vs. Ray Sefo
  • Naoya Ogawa vs. Atsushi Sawada
  • Yuichiro “Jienotsu” Nagashima vs. Masahiro Chono
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Erik Hammer
  • Kendo Kashin vs. Black Tiger

The event will be streamed live on Japanese streaming site Nico Nico Douga.

Krush Vs. China

There will be three Krush vs. China fights at the 9/24 Krush.12 event. Krush -60kg champion Hirotaka Urabe, Krush -63kg champion Ryuji Kajiwara, and Hideaki Yamazaki  will take on three Chinese fighters. It could be called Team Dragon vs. China as well.

Also on the card, a 60kg Super Fight between “Crazy Fist” Yuji Takeuchi and a yet TBA opponent.

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DREAM.17 promo. Simple and well-done. I love it.

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Must watch: Yuya Yamamoto vs. Shintaro Matsukura I

Four fights were added to the 9/23 Shootor’s Legacy 04 event.

Yoshihiro Koyama will defend his Shooto Pacific-Rim Welterweight title against Kenichiro Togashi, Shinji Sasaki will return to take on Shin Kochiwa, Naohiro Mizuno will face undefeated super prospect Kyoji Horiguchi, and Guy Delumeau will battle another undefeated prospect in Uruka Sasaki.

GRABAKA Live! 1st Cage Attack shapes up

Three fights have been added to GRABAKA’s first ever event on 10/15.

GRABAKA leader Sanae Kikuta will take on RINGS, PRIDE, and UFC veteran Kenichi Yamamoto who fights MMA for the first time in 5 years.

Yutaka Ueda will face Ryuki Ueyama.

Pancrase veteran (the guy whose ear fell off) Shigeo “Pit” Uchiyama will battle Ryuki Ueyama’s brother and Sengoku Soul Of Fight participant, Tomoaki Ueyama.

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DEEP 55 IMPACT - Katsunori Kikuno vs. Mizuto Hirota

MMA gym GRABAKA will promote their first ever event called “GRABAKA LIVE! 1st CAGE ATTACK” on 10/15. Sanae Kikuta, Yuki Sasaki, Takeshi Yamazaki, Eiji Ishikawa, KEI Yamamiya, and Shigeyuki Uchiyama are some of the planned participants for the event. GRABAKA striking coach Rambaa M16 and training member Bobby Ologun might also participate. Kikuta said that he would like to face his seniors Sakuraba or Tamura, or Paulo Filho if it’s a foreigner.