Archives for Yoji Anjo

We’re re-watching Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir!


Zane Simon, Connor Ruebusch, & Phil Mackenzie are back and once again watching the worst fights they can get their hands on. Focusing on PRIDE, the UFC, WEC, and Strikeforce. This week we’re...

Pankronicles Episode 4: Rickson Gracie Teaches Puroresu a Lesson


Pankronicles - The Secret History of MMA is back with a new episode looking at the deep connections and intense feud between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and professional wrestling.

UFC 15.5 Ultimate Japan - 6th Round Retro post-fight show


Eddie Mercado is joined by Victor Rodriguez to recap the historic UFC 15.5 Ultimate Japan card from December 21, 1997. Including Randy Couture’s 1st HW belt, Frank Shamrock capturing the inaugural...

The story behind Sakuraba’s first and only night in the UFC


UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba was a UFC fighter for only one night, winning one of the weirdest tournaments in the history of the promotion.

Sakuraba attempts to save Japanese MMA again


The heyday of Japanese MMA can be traced to Kazushi Sakuraba's wins over the Gracies a generation ago. Now, at 46, long after he has any business still fighting, he's faced with using his name to...