The evolution of MMA fighting in Japan


The UFC is going to Japan so here’s a story that chronicles the evolution of MMA fighting in Japan. For you newbs to the MMA scene, this is actually important. It’s loaded with video so you’ll be able to get a quick sample of the hybrid wrestling / fighting, which then turned into different forms of MMA which still exist today. There is the K-1 which is all stand up mixed martial arts and there’s “everything else MMA”. (Bloodyelbow – MMA in Japan)

Bas Rutten, now a commentator and trainer explains his first fight in Japan.