Shinsho Anzai Exposed His Heart at UFC Japan (Fight Highlights)


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Check out highlights from Shinsho Anzai’s heart-filled victory over Luke Jumeau at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Syuri Kondo Wins Tough Battle in a Close Call (UFC Japan Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from Syuri Kondo’s narrow decision victory over Chan-Mi Jeon at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Keita Nakamura Gets Bloody, Gets the Victory (UFC Japan Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from the battle between Keita Nakamura and Alex Morono at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Jussier Formiga Gets the Win by Constriction (UFC Japan Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from Jussier Formiga’s stellar submission victory over Ulka Sasaki at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Watch the UFC Japan Post-Fight Press Conference Shortly After the Event

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Tune in for the UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami post-fight press conference shortly after Friday night’s event. Several of the night’s winners and key fighters will field questions from the media in Tokyo, Japan.

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Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin Nearly Come to Blows at Bellator 183 Weigh-in

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Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin will square off in the flying cage at Bellator 183 on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. The fight is expected to determine which man remains relevant in the hunt for a welterweight title shot. 

Only, the fight almost didn’t make it to the cage.

At Friday’s weigh-in, when the fighters faced off in front the cameras, words were said and Daley and Larkin lunged at each other, having to be forcefully separated before the fight took place on the stage instead of in the cage.

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Three Low Blows Later and Teruto Ishihara Gets the Win (UFC Japan Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from Teruto Ishihara’s victor over Rolando Dy at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. Ishihara had to overcome three low blows to secure victory.

UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Gokhan Saki Flattens Henrique da Silva in Crazy Finish at UFC Fight Night in Japan

Welcome to the UFC, Gokhan Saki.

The former kickboxing superstar finally made his debut inside the Octagon on Friday night and he finished Henrique da Silva with a highlight reel left hook that brought the crowd in Japan to its feet.

Prior to make his debut in the UFC, Saki was one of the most feared strikers on the planet competing in both K-1 and GLORY kickboxing, but with challenges few and far between these days he opted to make a return to mixed martial arts.

Saki had fought MMA once previously in his career all the way back in 2004, but 13 years later it was almost like that bout never happened.

It didn’t take long for the “Turkish Tyson” to display his power during an initial exchange with da Silva on the feet as he dropped the Brazilian with a straight left hand down the middle.

Saki’s assault continued throughout the first round as he landed a barrage of left hands that rattled da Silva numerous times, but to his credit, the UFC veteran weathered the storm amidst a bloody nose, while eating a ton of shots.

As time ticked away, Saki started to slow down as his hands began to drop and his legs weren’t moving quite as quickly and da Silva was quick to take advantage. The Brazilian swarmed forward with several hard shots of his own, grabbing into the clinch and looking for knees and elbows from inside while pressing the action against the cage.

Saki survived before unleashing a combination of his own in return — including one thunderous left hook that absolutely demolished da Silva and sent him crashing to the mat in a heap.

The referee wasted no time to swoop in and stop the fight at 4:45 in the opening round.

“This is my house!” Saki shouted after getting the knockout.

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Following the win in his UFC debut, Saki admitted that his conditioning was not up to snuff after a long kickboxing career with three-minute rounds, not to mention a different level of preparation needed to defend against the grappling used in MMA. Still, Saki made quite the introduction as he joins the UFC light heavyweight division with an emphatic knockout in his first fight in the promotion.

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Gökhan Saki Drops the Monster Left Hand at UFC Japan (Fight Highlights)

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Check out highlights from Gokhan Saki‘s UFC debut, where he nearly took Luis Henrique Da Silva’s head at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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Fireball Kid Goes Down in Flames at UFC Japan (Fight Highlights)

Check out highlights from “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim’s drubbing of Japanese favorite Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 117 on Friday in Japan. UFC Fight Night 117 took place on Friday, Sept. 22, at Saitama Super Arena.

The fight promotion next heads home to Las Vegas for UFC 216 on Oct. 7, as Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee square off for the interim UFC lightweight title. In the co-main event, Demetrious Johnson attempts his record-setting 11th title defense when he puts his flyweight belt on the line against Ray Borg.

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