News: Gong Kakutogi August 2016 (Issue No. 290)

Original Release Date: June 23rd, 2016
Retail Price: 1,150 Yen

Gong Kakutogi (Gong Mixed Martial Arts) Magazine’s August 2016 issue will feature SnK author Isayama Hajime alongside mixed martial artist/UFC competitor Horiguchi Kyoji on its cover! The crossover is subtitled “Shingeki no UFC” (Attack of the UFC) and will include an interview between the two cover subjects.

Isayama Hajime is well-known for being an MMA fan, even basing several of the characters within Shingeki no Kyojin on athletes of the sport. The physique and form of former UFC fighter Yushin “Thunder” Okami, for example, was the inspiration for Rogue Titan, while Armored Titan was based on Brock Lesnar.

Update (June 23rd, 2016): Preview of Inside Page

Update (June 26th, 2016): Scans & partial translation


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

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.


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

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.

Watch on nightmareofbattle-blog.tumblr.com

Must watch: Yuya Yamamoto vs. Shintaro Matsukura I