UFC 172 Update: Takanori Gomi Returns to Face Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Former Pride Fighting Championships lightweight star Takanori Gomi will return to the Octagon on April 26, when “The Fireball Kid” steps in, and faces Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172. UFC officials announced the change on Tuesday. Vallie-Flagg was originally expected to face Danny Castillo at UFC 172 PPV Event. However, Castillo will instead face a different, as of yet-unannounced...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi Returns Against Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172

Former Pride FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi (pictured) will return to action to fight Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172. Vallie-Flagg was initially scheduled to face Danny Castillo in the April 26 event. No word on why Castillo was forced to withdraw from the scrap. The UFC announced the new matchup Tuesday night. Gomi hasn’t been seen since dropping a split decision to Diego...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With a busted hand and winning streak, what’s next for Takanori Gomi?

We’ve watched the Diego Sanchez/Gomi fight from UFC on Fuel TV 8 at least three times now, and still, we don’t know how Gomi fell to a split-decision at the hands of the judges. It sucks, that Gomi lost in such a fashion in Japan, and it sucks even more that he fought with such tenacity only to lose when he had a broken hand for nearly the entire fight. Gomi posted the following...
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March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pic: Gomi Broke His Hand In The First Round Against Sanchez

In what is now regarded as one of the most controversial decisions in recent memory, Diego Sanchez defeated Takanori Gomi via split decision in their UFC on Fuel TV 8 feature fight. The former Pride lightweight champion controlled the fight and clearly put on a better performance that his counterpart yet suffered a frustrating (and baffling) loss to Sanchez. What is even more impressive...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi (Video Highlights)

On a night where eight of the card’s 11 fights went to the scorecards, it was only a matter of time before the three judges fumbled one of the decisions. Unfortunately for Takanori Gomi, they saved their error for his scrap against Diego Sanchez (pictured). Although Gomi landed more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds than “The Dream,” the hometown boy...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez Official Box Score

Can you imagine landing more significant strikes and total strikes in all three rounds and still wind up losing to your opponent? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Takanori Gomi (pictured) against Diego Sanchez on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. According to FightMetric, Gomi connected on 28 significant strikes to Sanchez’s 22 in the opening frame. Gomi then landed 31...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Get pumped for UFC Japan 2013 by watching these 3 promos

Did someone say greatest free UFC card of all-time? Well if nobody has, let me say it right now.  Check out the promo below from Japan to get yourself hyped. Alright, it's not as good as the promo from last year's Saitama event that featured the smooth sounds of DVDA, but it's still amazing.  Here's a link to last years promo for good measure - UFC Japan 2012...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mac Danzig vs. Takanori Gomi rumored for UFC on FUEL TV 6

Former TUF winner Mac Danzig announced on his Twitter account today that he’ll be facing Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL TV 6 in November. The event takes place November 10th at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China. Danzig is coming off a unanimous decision win over Efrain Escudero at UFC 145 in May. After losing three straight UFC fights from 2008-2009...
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August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC 144 Results: The Fireball Kid Is Back

Hometown hero Takanori Gomi survived a late 1st Round scare Sunday afternoon in Saitama, Japan. His opponent Eiji Mitsuoka caught him with a brutal counter right. Instead of going for the TKO, Mitsuoka followed Gomi to the ground and looked to flatten his opponent out, sinking in the triangle. Luckily for Gomi he was saved by the bell and the fight continued. Gomi entered Round...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi Gets New Opponent at UFC 144

With less than one month remaining until the curtain is drawn on the Octagon’s return to the Orient, Takanori Gomi (Pictured) has been assigned a new opponent for UFC 144. An undisclosed injury has forced George Sotiropoulos out of his lightweight appointment, allowing Eiji Mitsuoka to step in and make his big league debut. The event takes place Sunday, February 26th inside Saitama...
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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