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Inside the head of Kazushi Sakuraba

Kazushi Sakuraba gives his perspective on all things martial arts in this near 20 minute interview from the great guys at Scramble. Full English subtitles provided.

MMA Origins: Bas Rutten Reigns in Pancrase

In this installment of MMA Origins, T.P. Grant looks at the evolution of fighters in the mid-90's and the first fighters to find success by using a variety of skill sets, focusing on Bas Rutten's title run in the Japanese Pancrase promotion.

Karl Gotch Week: Rest In Peace Kamisama, 'God Of Wrestling' 1924 - 2007

Karl Gotch Week continues on the anniversary of his death on July 28th, 2007. KJ Gould reminds us of the importance of Gotch and pays tribute to the arguable forefather of Japanese Mixed Martial Arts and resurgence of Catch Wrestling.

Karl Gotch Week: Yoshiaki Fujiwara And The Tradition Of Submission

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Gotch's best student and the only man to be endorsed by Gotch in his style of Catch Wrestling. Find out Fujiwara's influence in Shoot Style Wrestling as a preface to Japanese MMA

Karl Gotch Week: This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in...

Karl Gotch Week: This is the first professional wrestling match Karl Gotch had in Japan, back in 1961 against Michiaki Yoshimura in the JWA. It would be 10 years later that Gotch returned to Japan to put over upstart Antonio Inoki in the first New Japan Pro Wrestling show, and set forth in motion the beginnings of what would become Japanese MMA.

Karl Gotch Week: Satoru Sayama, Shooto And The Style Of Japanese Catch Wrestling

Karl Gotch Week continues with a look at how his Catch Wrestling student Satoru Sayama would form perhaps the first MMA promotion in the world Shooto, which also became a hybrid martial arts style that has influenced past UFC champions.

Karl Gotch Week

From July 23rd to July 29th, it's Karl Gotch Week at Bloody Elbow. Find out more about one of the lesser known but equally important forefathers of Mixed Martial Arts, Catch Wrestling and Submission Grappling.

Five Years Ago: UFC Purchases Pride Fighting Championships

A look back at the UFC's purchase of Pride FC five years ago today.

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Levan Razmadze: Next big heavyweight?

via i34.photobucket.com I tend to find myself spending a lot of time searching fighter records, fight results and rankings at places like fight matrix and sherdog. Well last year looking at who...

UFC 144: Dana White Wants You To Know The UFC Didn't Kill PRIDE

Dana White discusses PRIDE and the fact that the UFC did not kill the promotion.

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