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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

UFC Lining Up Trio Of Japanese Stars For September Tokyo Event

Three of Japan’s best known MMA stars will feature on the UFC Fight Night 52 event in the Saitama Super Arena on September 20th. Despite having four losses in a row and not having competed since a UFC event in Japan back in February of 2012, the promotion have called back Yoshihiro Akiyama to compete again in the Octagon. Like Akiyama, Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto also hasn...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look Back At The Hidden Gems Of UFC 172

UFC 172 has come and gone. In its wake it leaves submissions, knockouts, back and forth brawls, and dominant performances by top level fighters. A fight card that, on paper, was not expected to blow anyone away, turned out to be well worth the price of admission. With Jon Jones defending his title for a seventh consecutive time, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson making a dramatic return...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the 10 winners of UFC 172?

UFC 172 showed us a lot of things. It showed us that the light heavyweight division is alive and well; it hasn’t looked this good since the days of Chuck and Tito. It also showed us that 10 is the perfect number for the amount of fights on a UFC card. Almost every division was represented (except for HW and WW) and the pace was steady. Beal got things started with one of the two...
Via hov-mma
April 28, 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

UFC 172 Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find a handful of interviews with some of the winners at last night’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. — Jon Jones: Takanori Gomi: Bethe Correia: Danny Castillo:
Via Fight Of The Night
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 172 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was a full-blooded, fist-flying preliminary scrap between Takanori Gomi and Isaac Vallie-Flag. Joseph Benavidez scooped up a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus after he survived an early onslaught from Tim Elliott and...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 172 Bonuses: Joseph Benavidez, Chris Beal Hightlight Bonus Winners

UFC 172 just culminated in a new market at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main e vent featured Jon Jones defeating Glover Teixeira to retain the UFC light heavyweight title. The co-feature had the returning Anthony Johnson defeating the number four ranked light heavyweight Phil Davis. During the UFC 172 post-fight press conference, president Dana White announced...
Via Between The Ropes
April 27, 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

The Kountermove Eight: There is still time to tinker

If you play Kountermove you spend your Saturday’s waiting for the UFC event to start. You go and check your teams, re-read your favorite websites and you either leave them alone or you start to tinker with them. This is for those who like to tinker. Here are the eight things that will help you make the right choices when you make those last-minute changes. 1. Luke Rockhold is worth...
Via hov-mma
April 25, 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

2013 MMA awards picks: top 10 bouts

Some bouts are great, but others are so great that they can’t be forgotten. What creates such bouts varies and can’t fully be described. What can be described is that they need to be entertaining, exciting and competitive. If a bout can be all three of these things, it’s off to a fantastic start when it comes to being a fight of the year candidate. If it can be more than that...
Via Players View
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cheap-heat
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...
Via 5thRound.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Free Fight – Nate Diaz vs Takanori Gomi

 Nate Diaz (16-9, pictured left) will take on Gray Maynard (11-2-1, 1nc) at the end of the month, with the two lightweights set to compete in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. Prior to that contest you can relive one of Nate’s earlier bouts from UFC 135 in September, 2011, when he took on Takanori Gomi in the free fight video below. 
Via MMAInsider
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez says Benson Henderson’s lightweight belt is “There for the taking” but is he the one to take it?

  Say what you will about Diego Sanchez’s last four bouts of which he’s gone 3-1 but are marred by two extremely, extremely controversial decisions over Martin Kampmann (handiwork pictured above) and Takanori Gomi, the guy will still bring the fight to anyone regardless of punches eaten, and that very well could be the key to dethroning Ben Henderson. Diego Sanchez is not impressed...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 03, 2013  |  1 Comment

Get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster With Marijuana

by Evan Shoman (@shomanart) I grew up in San Diego and surfed competitively.  The stereotype of the surfing culture is that of Jeff Spicoli from ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’.  I knew plenty of guys who embraced the stereotype and lived up to it every day.  I never understood how some of my friends could smoke marijuana and then go surfing.  In fact, I never understood...
Via hov-mma
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Top five Nick Diaz memorable fights

Nick Diaz may be the craziest fighter in MMA and that says a lot. Whether it is going toe to toe in a striking battle or fighting inside of a hospital room, there is never a dull moment in Diaz’s world. Here is a look back at his top five memorable fights in the cage.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
March 12, 2013  |  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...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Takanori Gomi Posts X-Ray of Broken Hand in Loss to Diego Sanchez

Stefan Struve isn’t the only one who broke something on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. Lightweight Takanori Gomi revealed he fractured his right hand at some point during the opening round of his highly controversial defeat to Diego Sanchez. As customary with most wounds suffered inside the Octagon, Gomi posted a picture of his X-ray on his official blog for the entire MMA...
Via 5thRound.com
March 04, 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...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC On Fuel TV 8 Silva vs. Stann results and takeways

It was a night filled with some bizarre scorecards and some bizarre in cage action, but the main event made up for all of that and more. Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva engaged in a highly entertaining brawl for just under ten minutes and delivered an early candidate for Round of the Year.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fuel 8 High Five

As seen on Examiner.com Another UFC event has come and gone, and while the echoes of Wanderlei's astonishing knockout of Brian Stann might still hang in the Saitama Super Arena, the cage has been taken down, and the traveling circus moves on. It was a night of tremendous joy for fans of the old Pride Fighting promotion, as Wanderlei Silva, Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi...
Via hov-mma
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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