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Visa Issues Force Antonio McKee Out of Bout With Shinya Aoki

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Running contrary to statements from promoter FEG, Antonio McKee claims he has been unable to obtain a visa and so has been forced out of his anticipated May 29 DREAM "Fight for Japan" bout with...

Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio McKee Booked for DREAM 'Fight for Japan'

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Shinya Aoki finally has an official opponent for DREAM's May 29 "Fight for Japan" charity event as it was announced Sunday that the DREAM lightweight champion has signed to face Antonio McKee. ...

Yamato Damashii Diaries: Video Wrapup

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In the wake of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, former Shooto heavyweight champion Enson Inoue has been on a one-man charity mission, repeatedly traveling to northeast Japan to directly...

Masato and Norifumi 'KID' Yamamoto Join Forces at 'Stands Up Japan'

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TOKYO -- Japan's two most popular fighters, 2003 and 2008 K-1 WORLD MAX GP champion Masato and Japanese MMA legend Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto, joined forces on Saturday at the Roppongi Hills Arena to...

Koichiro Matsumoto vs. 'Lion' Takeshi Added to DREAM 'Fight for Japan'

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Another featherweight contest was added to DREAM's first event of 2011 as event producer Keiichi Sasahara revealed an intriguing battle of counter strikers on Monday. Reigning Deep featherweight...

Koji Oishi Crowned, Manabu Inoue Retains at Pancrase

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A lightweight tournament got underway and two crowns were up for grabs at Pancrase Impressive Tour 4 at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo Wednesday night. With Maximo Blanco vacating his King of Pancrase...

Okazaki, Ikoma Crowned, Hatsu Hioki, 'Lion' Takeshi Inoue Win at Shooto

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41-year-old Junji Ikoma and reigning Pacific Rim ace Koetsu Okazaki both picked up Shooto world titles when Japan's leading regional promotion returned to Tokyo on Friday night with Shooto's first...

Kid Yamamoto Out of UFC 130

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Looking to get in the win column in the UFC for the first time, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto will have to wait a while longer. The Japanese legend made his UFC debut in February, losing a unanimous...

Ishida-Hansen, Uno-Wicky Added to Dream 'Fight for Japan'

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A pair of featherweight bouts have been added to the Dream "Fight for Japan" event on May 29 at the Saitama Super Arena. In stand-alone bouts apart from the previously announced quarter- and...

Yamato-Damashii Diaries - Day 9: The Road Home

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In the wake of the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, former Shooto heavyweight champion and Pride and UFC veteran Enson Inoue has been on a one-man charity mission, traveling to northeast...

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