Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
UFC 144 Weigh-in Results
UFC today conducted weigh-ins for UFC 144, which takes place Feb. 26 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. All fighters made weight for their scheduled bouts with the [...]
For UFC 144, the UFC returns to Japan for the first time since 2000. For its return to the Land of the Rising Sun, the UFC has put together a card to appeal to the Japanese MMA fanbase.
The Japanese fanbase supported the lighter weight classes long before their US-based counterparts. Shooto and Pride Bushido were all [...]
Could the UFC’s return to Land of the Rising Sun for UFC 144 equate to rising fortunes for some Japanese warriors who have struggled lately?
Legendary fighters Takanori Gomi and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto sure hope so.
The two fighters were once among Japanese MMA royalty, but they’ve had a hard go of it in recent years.
Yamamoto, once [...]