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Takanori Gomi Vs Myles Jury Now Set For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

Takanori Gomi was recently confirmed to be competing on the UFC’s latest visit to Japan at UFC Fight Night 52 on September 20th, and now he has an opponent in the shape of Myles Jury. Gomi’s had mixed results over the course of his four year stint in the UFC so far, but he’s currently enjoying his best spell with three wins in his last four fights, including a unanimous decision...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi willing to give up alcohol if he gets a UFC lightweight title shot

It is weird what the possibility of success can do to motivate someone. In the case of UFC lightweight Takanori Gomi, the possibility of winning a title could make him skip a whole lot of happy hours. MMAmania.com reports that Gomi has stated that he will give up alcohol if he is able to get a UFC lightweight title shot. That title shot is still longer away from Gomi than retirement...
Via Players View
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look: UFC 172′s Gomi vs. Vallie-Flagg FOTN Classic

There was a lot of great action inside the octagon at UFC 172 with some sweet finishes that made performance of the night tough award to decide. It was an easy choice for FOTN, however, as Takanori Gomi and Isaac Vallie-Flagg came together to give us one of the best fights of the year to date. It was the kind of fight that had you rooting for both fighters by the end of it and wanting...
Via hov-mma
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomi, Vallie-Flagg, Benavidez and Beal Win Bonuses at UFC 172

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Takanori Gomi (pictured), Isaac Vallie-Flagg, Joseph Benavidez and Chris Beal each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira.” Gomi and Vallie-Flagg took home “Fight of the Night” for their back-and-forth 15-minute shootout. Gomi rallied to...
Via 5thRound.com
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi defeats Isaac Vallie-Flag in a bloodbath

The Fireball Kid’s still got it. And by ‘it,’ I mean he can still throw a Hadouken with his left hand like it was 2004. Isaac Vallie-Flag put on one hell of a fight, and many say he was beating GOmi at one point, but I had it 29-28 at worst on my card. I could argue for a 30-27. Vallie-Flag did his best in staying active and moving through Gomi’s punches, but in the end,...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: highlights of Takanori Gomi

This Saturday at UFC 172 will be the first time Takanori Gomi has stepped into the octagon in nearly 14 months. Gomi last competed for UFC in Japan last year, losing a very close and controversial decision to Diego Sanchez. On Saturday night, Gomi will be fighting Isaac Vallie-Flagg in a preliminary bout. While in Pride Fighting Championships, Gomi became the biggest 155-pound star...
Via Players View
April 22, 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...
Via 5thRound.com
March 04, 2014  |  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...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
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...
Via 5thRound.com
March 03, 2013  |  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...
Via hov-mma
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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