Tags: Tatsuya Kawajiri

Dream 18: Check Out Bibiano Fernandes’ Triangle at Japanese New Year’s

SHARE THIS NEWS Jiu-Jitsu world champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes lived up to his nickname and finished Yoshiro Maeda, a former PRIDE fighter, at DREAM 18 on New Year’s Eve. The black belt took just over a minute to take his opponent down and finish the Japanese fighter with a triangle in the first round. With…

One FC streamed live for free tomorrow

SHARE THIS NEWS Heading into only the third event of its under-one-year existance, One FC is already the biggest player in the Southeast Asian mixed martial arts scene. And to let the rest of the world in on the excitement, the promotion’s top brass has decided to stream a stacked card live over the internet…

Mousasi retains belt in Japan

SHARE THIS NEWS Also-Strikeforce fighter Gegard Mousasi was successful in defending his Dream light heavyweight title this Saturday in Japan. The fighter took just 3:29 minutes to overcome Hiroshi Izumi via technical knockout. Also featured on the card, big name Japanese fighters Tatsuya Kawajiri, Hideo Tokoro and Hiroyuki Takaya all won their respective bouts, while…

Kawajiri and Chiquerim to square off at Dream

SHARE THIS NEWS Former Shooto world champion Willamy Chiquerim has a date and location for his next bout of fisticuffs. The native of the Brazilian state of Ceará, who lost on his UFC debut and was released from the promotion soon thereafter, will face off with hard-nosed Japanese fighter Tatsuya Kawajiri at the July 16…

Strikeforce: Diaz, Aoki and Melendez with first-round wins

SHARE THIS NEWS [flickr set=72157626467382096] Some of the greatest fighters on the planet did battle this Saturday in San Diego. And there was no lack of action at Strikeforce event held in San Diego, as you can see in the photos by Esther Lin. In the evening’s main event, welterweight champion Nick Diaz successfully defended…

Dynamite!! Overeem gets knockout and Bibiano loses this New Year’s in Japan

SHARE THIS NEWS This Friday the end-of-the-year installment of Dream, dubbed Dynamite!! 2010, took place at the Saitama Super Arena. Defending his featherweight belt, black belt Bibiano Fernandes lost a unanimous decision to Hiroyuki Takaya. In another title fight, for the welterweight belt Marius Zaromskis beat local hero Kazushi Sakurabi via first-round technical knockout. For…

Thomson and Kawajiri face off New Year’s Eve in Japan

SHARE THIS NEWS Former Strikeforce lightweight world champion will meet perennial 155-pound contender and Japanese superstar Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri in a fantastic matchup with world title implications on Dream’s annual year-end “Dynamite!!” card on December 31 in Japan. Thomson (18-3, 1 NC), of San Jose, California, has won two in a row and ten of…

SHARE THIS NEWS Dream FC’s 15th installment took place at the Saitama Super Arena this Saturday, in Japan. In the evening’s main event, Japanese idol Shinya Aoki once again used his solid Jiu-Jitsu game to effect to win by submission. He overcame Tatsuya Kawajiri with a heelhook just 1:53 min into the bout. In another…

SHARE THIS NEWS K-1, World Victory Road and Dream have added the final touches to their end-of-the-year event, Dynamite!!, to be held December 31 in the Saitama Arena. And, as Japanese organizations tend to do, some last minute matchups have been announced. Among them is the bout pitting Melvin Manhoef against Kazuo Misaki. Another challenge…

Judo legends face off New Year’s

SHARE THIS NEWS As is the tradition in Japan, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with a monumental fighting spectacle, this year in the form of Dynamite!!, promoted by K-1, Dream and World Victory Road. This December 31, the fight-loving Japanese public and MMA and kickboxing fans the world over will be treated to 10 MMA…