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At Shootboxing 2011 Act 1, Sengoku veteran Shigeki Osawa met the Japanese promotion's top domestic...

At Shootboxing 2011 Act 1, Sengoku veteran Shigeki Osawa met the Japanese promotion's top domestic super featherweight, Hiroaki Suzuki. Although Osawa wasn't able to win, it's interesting to see the success he was able to find in employing his grappling skill - particularly in light of the run that Toby Imada had in the promotion's 2010 S-Cup finals last year.

Satoru Kitaoka submitted Cage Force lightweight champion Kuniyoshi Hironaka via second-round...

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Satoru Kitaoka submitted Cage Force lightweight champion Kuniyoshi Hironaka via second-round guillotine choke at Sunday's Pancrase Passion Tour show in Tokyo. After the win, the former Sengoku champ announced his retirement from Pancrase and defection from his longtime gym, PANCRASEism. Kitaoka also said that he hopes to fight on New Year's Eve, presumably at Dream parent company Fighting and Entertainment Group's annual Dynamite event. Elsewhere on the card, freestyle wrestling convert and Sengoku featherweight prospect Shigeki Osawa improved to 6-1 with a first-round TKO'ing of Masaomi Saito. Photo by GBRing.

The Slow and Steady Approach Will Prevail in Japan's Declining MMA Market

One of the semi-permanent discussions among die-hard mixed martial arts fans over the last half decade has revolved around the downward spiral of Japanese mixed martial arts and how it can be revived back to its original, profitable, highly-entertaining product that it once was during PRIDE's peak

SRC XIII Preview: Marlon Sandro, Masanori Kanehara Collide in Featherweight Title Showdown

A full, in-depth preview of the Sengoku Raiden Championships XIII event card featuring a Featherweight title showdown between current title holder Masanori Kanehara and Nova Uniao black belt and newly-minted knockout artist Marlon Sandro.

Maximo Blanco vs. Rodrigo Damm Announced for Sengoku 13

An exciting lightweight tilt between Venezuelan wrestling import Maximo Blanco and Brazilian Rodrigo Damm was announced for Sengoku Raiden Championship 13 on June 20th. Also set to participate: 2004 Olympic silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi, MMA legend Sanae Kikuta and featherweight prospect Shigeki Osawa.

Wrestling Prodigy Shigeki Osawa HL

Wrestling Prodigy Shigeki Osawa HL

Sengoku Raiden Championship 12 Results

Desperate for your fix of Japanese MMA? Despite the media blackout on this weekend's Sengoku Raiden Championship event in Tokyo, Bloody Elbow is here with full and almost-live results from the show.

Sengoku Raiden Championship 12 Weigh-in Results

All fighters made weight for tomorrow's Sengoku Raiden Championship 12 show in Japan, including Mamed Khalidov and Jorge Santiago, who meet for the second time - this time with Santiago's title on the line.

SRC XII Preview: Mamed Khalidov, Jorge Santiago Battle in Rematch for Middleweight Crown

Sengoku Raiden Championships XII will be World Victory Road's debut event of 2010, and it will be headlined by a middleweight championship showdown between Polish striker Mamed Khalidov and Brazilian fighter and American Top Team member Jorge Santiago.

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