Not as long as I'd like it to be, but still easing back into the writing gig
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:13 PM
Not as long as I'd like it to be, but still easing back into the writing gig
Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:00 PM
Clean, easy work, like I expected.
Let this be a lesson to all other 'champs' that builds their careers by picking easy opponents and avoiding true warriors—you can't run forever, bitches!
Now the division is free, best guys can get title shots. No need to thank me.
Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:00 PM
Bushido 48: The Kings of 205
The Main Event saw slight underdog He Mu defeat Ryu Aokison in the second round after surviving a grappling exchange late in the first round - earning him a shot at the Champion. The Co-Main Event saw a new man claim the crown of 205 as Krystian Soszynski put away the Hall of Famer Sam McCullen in the very first round, making him only the third man to hold the Light-Heavyweight belt in Bushido history.
The event results were as follows:
Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:48 AM
So it looks like i went into this fight with the wrong gameplan and the result is my first back-to-back loss of my career.
Time to reassess what went wrong and have a look at dropping down to Featherweight to see what happens there.
Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:40 PM
*Deep in the heart of Tokyo, the media gathers fresh from the conclusion of Bushido 48: The Kings of 205. Bushido owner Rei Rei is seen on the stage, but a man arrives on the stage*
Grant Brophy steps onto the stage
GB: Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I understand you may not understand why I am here, but I feel this is the perfect time to make a hallmark announcement in Bushido history. Bushido is the premier organisation for 290k fighters in the world, and as such all fighters looking to prove they are the best should be arriving here. I have three such fighters currently under my management, all of whom have been called Champion. In fact, they are all current champions in the Amsterdam Fighting League organisation. Due to recent events in the org, I have decided to buy out their contracts with the org, meaning they are free to sign wherever they please.
I would like to announce the first of these fighters up to the stage now.
Zell Dincht is a two time Middleweight champion with the Amsterdam Fighting League organisation, winning the title against King Phol back in October before successfully defending Jon Laston, King Phol again and Jack Brunson. He would lose the title to King Phol in their third encounter before winning the title against Iggy Steve when Phol left the org. Having defeated Steve and largely having no competition left in the org, Dincht left his contract and is pleased to announce he has signed a 4 fight contract with Bushido.
GB: I am delighted to have brought Dincht to Bushido and I expect great things from him as he develops as a fighter. I would like to now present the second fighter to the stage.
Seifer Almasy is the current AFL Heavyweight champion, and his path to the title was a story of redemption. He lost his debut fight in the org to Alexander Gruzdev, and a lot of doubts were made on his future following the loss. Victories over Raissa Fournier and Sergei Kharitonov would earn him a shot at the title, and a rematch with Gruzdev. Despite suffering some big shots in the first round, Almasy recovered in the second and landed some power shots that have come to define his fighting style and took the second round. He exploded in the third round, landing some big kicks, including a Spinning Back Kick which landed flush on Gruzdev’s abdomen before connecting clean with a head kick that Cro Cop would have been proud of that dropped Gruzdev. He allowed Gruzdev back to his feet before knocking him clean out with an uppercut to become the new Heavyweight champion. Wins over Frank Cash and Michael Conforti saw Almasy retain his title and with the division relatively cleaned out, Seifer is now looking for new challenges. Having already signed his contract earlier in the week due to his inactivity cause being used, he has already got his first fight in the organisation lined up against Elly Barnard at Bushido 50.
GB: I’m delighted to have signed Seifer to the organisation earlier in the week, and with his upcoming bout, he is training harder than ever to prove himself in his new home. Now, I would like to announce the final man to sign to Bushido tonight….
Irvine is an undefeated prospect in the MMA world, with an unblemished 8-0 professional record, with every win coming by way of (T)KO. Upon signing with AFL, under their old St Petersburg Fight Club name, he defeated Ilir Vrajoli in his debut match in the first round. Subsequent wins over Gobal Batra, Grister Charnstrom and Harold Nicolas would earn Kinneas a shot at the title, and another undefeated prospect in Shane Austin. Austin was coming into the bout on a 10 fight win streak, with Kinneas on a 5 fight win streak. Like Kinneas, Austin had won every fight via (T)KO, with the exception of one fight which was ruled a DQ due to his opponent testing positive for PED’s. Kinneas showed his maturity as a fighter on the night however, despite coming out of the first round slightly behind, he rallied in the second round and appeared to have just edged it. He had caused a cut on Austin, and Austin himself had opened a cut on Kinneas showing how close these two were in the cage. Kinneas managed to breakthrough in the third round however, opening up the cut more before knocking Austin down twice and rocking him. Despite being unable to secure the KO, he would eventually open the cut up to the point the referee was forced to stop the bout, but it was seen that Kinneas could have scored the KO while also being up on the scorecards. He would have a successful defence of his title by defeating Rob Pomper with a first round KO. He would sign off his AFL career with another TKO (Cut) victory over Shane Austin. With Kinneas feeling Austin was the best challenge in the division, and having defeated him twice, he now seeks other challenges and has arrived at Bushido to test himself against the very best. It has recently been announced that Kinneas will make his debut in the org on the 13th May against Ralph Gardner.
GB: There you have it ladies and gentlemen. All three of these men have signed to Bushido and you can expect to see them all in action soon, and to see them all wearing gold around their waists. I’ll hand you over to Bushido owner Rei Rei now and he’ll be taking a few questions.
Report: Rei, you stand here having just signed 3 of Amsterdam Fighting League's current champions. In your mind, how does it reflect upon Bushido's stature in the MMA world that these fighters were willing to buy out their contracts in order to sign with your organisation?
Rei: You know, I've always considered Bushido to be the premier organisation for 290k+ fighters, and I feel like this just strengthens that thought. Since our conception we have striven to give home to the best and highest skilled fighters in the world, so naturally These men have been on my radar for quite some time - and I am happy to finally put pen to paper and get a deal done.
Reporter: Can you give us your thoughts of the three men you have just signed as individuals?
Rei: Irvine Kinneas comes into our organisation with an undefeated record and has won all of his fights via stoppage, this alone already puts him right up there in the title picture. I am excited to see how he matches up with the top dogs in the division and whether or not he can repeat his personal history by securing the belt.
With the reopening of our Middleweight division, we are looking to recruit the best 185ers in the world and I feel like Zell Dincht is the perfect man to get the weightclass rolling once more. Like you said, he's a former Champion and could very well become one again under our banner.
Last but not least, Seifer Almasy joins our Heavyweight division with already a string of incredible victories behind him. On Bushido 50 he is making his company debut against Elly Bernard, and we expect to see yet another great performance from the youngster. I feel that like his teammates, Almasy could quickly make a name for himself in one of our toughest divisions.
All three of these young stars have a bright future, and have already achieved so much despite their ages. I can't wait to announce fights for Irvine and Zell when the time comes, so keep your eyes peeled on that front. Thank you.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:00 AM
I've signed a multi fight deal and i can't wait to make my debut in Japan.
Much like my opponent Irvine Kinneas who left his previous org as a champ, i too left my last org as a champ.
This will be my toughest challenge to date so don't blink because this one will be a hard hitting affair.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 03:50 PM
I am happy to announce that you can now buy Bushido fight kits from our sponsors over at Rags of a Ronin in Tokyo. They currently offer two different torso pieces as well as a pair of shorts.
Check out their store for a number of great products, that go beyond just the Bushido sponsored gear.
Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:35 PM
Bushido 49: Superstardom
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With two title fights and two huge Welterweight bouts on the main card, and an incredibly stacked undercard, this is possibly our biggest event yet!
Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:25 PM
"I can only thank Bushido for giving me an opportunity to show my skills against the best... And at Bushido 51 we will finally discover who is the best at the LHW division... I hope you are ready Krystian Soszynski, otherwise you will fall to the ground for the third time at your career."
Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:31 PM
Bushido 49: Superstardom
With a line-up as stacked as it had, Bushido 49 was sure to be success, and no surprise - it was! Not only was it our highest rated event with a rating of 290.52, but it also earned our highest ticket revenue yet, but beyond all, it allowed us to crack the global top 10 rankings, something I did not expect to achieve after not too long ago breaking into the top 20 for the first time.
In the Main Event, company newcomer Gil Jacobson and long-time veteran Tony Bunker fought to a draw in a bout that earned them Fight of the Night credits. A new Champion was crowned in the Co-Main Event as Ira Wright impressed in his first appearance, putting away Erick Darko in the second round. A Welterweight clash between Benson Whyte and Marcus Vinicius II saw the youngster demonstrate his takedown defence as he dealt with Vinicius' expert grappling. Also, our Lightweight Champion Jalaluddin Aziz earned a third total career title defence with a win over Atte Savitaipale.
Event results were as follows:
and now for
*NR* = New ranking appearance / ^v are indicative of a movement in rankings.
Pound For Pound
1. Junior Vilson
2. Ira Wright *NR*
3. Andrey Kuznetcov v1
4. Jalaluddin Aziz ^1
5. Benson Whyte v1
6. Gil Jacobson *NR*
7. Erick Darko v4
8. Amr Al As v1
9. Elijah Juddah v3
10. He Mu
Bantamweight (will be decided after tournament)
C. Junior Vilson
1. Louis Paterson
2. *NR* Gil Jacobson
3. Tony Bunker
4. Fernando Oliveira
5. Khabib Numagomedov *NR*
6. Chis Nooles *NR*
7. Rami Astalo *NR*
8. Cody Chalke *NR*
9. Evan Odds *NR*
C. Jalaluddin Aziz
1. Atte Savitaipale
2. David Dickinson *NR*
3. Isamu Yamada
4. Ao Ki v2
5. Nikolai Kuznetsov *NR*
6. Max roberts *NR*
7. Erin Wright *NR*
C. Ira Wright *NR*
1. Benson Whyte ^1
2. Erick Darko v2
3. Amr Al As
4. Jason Black
5. Marcus Vinicius II v4
6. Jose Carlos Luciano *NR*
7. Jesus Malverde *NR*
8. Bartholomew Razzers *NR*
9. Rory Macpierre *NR*
Middleweight (to be decided later)
C. Kyrstian Soszynski
1. He Mu
2. Sam McCullen
3. Ryu Aokison *NR*
4. William Booth *NR*
5. Lee Date v1
6. Gazi Okah v2
7. Jensen Verhoeven *NR*
8. Sven Svensson *NR*
9. Cisowianka Nalexzowianka *NR*
C. Andrey Kuznetcov
1. AJ Wilder
2. Olajide Ban Gbus
3. Alexey Karasev
4. Doo Doo
5. Ricky Bobby Jr.
6. Seo Dae Young
*Rankings are by no means official or set in stone, they are not to be taken too seriously.
Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:36 PM
Also, I've been considering changing Bushido's round format to better suit the Japanese MMA feel that we try to go for (with the ring for example). In Rizin, Pride, and other organisations you'll often see 10 minute rounds, and although MMAT doesn't allow for a 1st round 10 minute and 2nd round 5 minute format that I'd prefer, there are still other options available. Obviously this can be a polarising subject so it will not be implemented unless there is enough feedback, and if changes were made, they would begin at a time where no fights are currently booked, like in the future at Bushido 55 or something.
If you have an opinion, please share it, and if you have a fighter with us (or want to) then please vote on the poll below regarding round format
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