Road to UFC 200 With Cain Velasquez and Frankie Edgar

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Newest Team Hayabusa athletes and UFC superstars, Cain Velasquez and Frankie Edgar are on the road to the iconic UFC 200 and training for the fight of their lives.

2x Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez seeks redemption with a victory over Travis Browne. Hungry to gain his first title contender status back, Velasquez is ready to put on a show this July at UFC 200.

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Browne enters the octagon with a submission win over Matt Mitrione back in January after being TKO’d by Andrei Arlovski in 2015. Expect a brawl from these two accomplished heavyweights come fight night in Vegas.

Overlooked by the UFC for multiple title shots, Frankie Edgar finally gets his due fighting Jose Aldo for the Interim Featherweight title. If victorious, Edgar cements his place as top contender to face the elusive, Conor McGregor for the official featherweight belt. Edgar, on a five fight winning streak; includes a phenomenal first round KO of top UFC fighter, Chad Mendes. His impressive performance gained him the shot to fight on the biggest card since UFC 100.

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Coming in off a brutal one punch loss to McGregor, Jose Aldo returns to make fans forget about the devastating 13 second performance at UFC 194. Just under a month now until the most anticipated UFC event of the year.

Rounding off the stacked main card is Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt and Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes.

Good luck to Team Hayabusa at UFC 200!

The Official Hayabusa® Glory Fight Glove Launch and Glory 23 Debut

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The Official Hayabusa Glory Fight Glove launched in grand fashion during Glory 23 fight week in Las Vegas with the best MMA and best kickboxing welterweights, Georges St-Pierre and Nieky Holzken testing out the new combat equipment.

The official debut came live at Glory 23 on Spike TV as world renowned strikers stepped into the ring sporting the World Class competition gloves for the first time. Hayabusa® Athlete, Nieky Holzken struck his way to victory in the main event with a third round stoppage over Raymond Daniels to claim the Glory Welterweight Championship title once again.

Hayabusa was there to witness all the action backstage and up close in the ring, see for yourself!

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Hayabusa Named Official Competition Glove of GLORY Kickboxing

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New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced Hayabusa as its official in-ring glove, signing a multi-year equipment deal. Beginning on Friday, August 7 with GLORY 23, from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, all GLORY competitors will be outfitted with Hayabusa’s new World Class Competition Gloves.

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Featuring exclusive technological advancements specific to Hayabusa, the soon-to-be-released gloves were designed to complement the arsenal of GLORY’s top-level strikers.

“The name Hayabusa is well-recognized by the world of combat sports as the ultimate in performance equipment and technical apparel,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin, who helped broker the deal.

“Our athletes deserve the very best when it comes to not only their performance and comfort, but their safety, and we feel this deal provides the finest gloves available.”

Hayabusa’s World Class Competition Gloves will be officially revealed to the public for the first time during fight week of GLORY 23 and used in each subsequent event, including the newly announced “Bellator: DYNAMITE” event on Saturday, September 19.

“Hayabusa is extremely proud to be partnering with the most exciting promotion in combat sports today. The high-caliber level of striking that GLORY brings is truly outstanding and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of it,” said Ken Clement, Co-President, Hayabusa.

Stay tuned for more details on the GLORY and Hayabusa partnership.

Hayabusa Banned From This Year’s UFC Fan Expo

With the new exclusive UFC / Reebok sponsorship in place as of July 2015, Hayabusa will regrettably not be allowed to attend the Annual UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas.

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Over the past 6 years, the UFC Fan Expo has always been a great opportunity for Hayabusa to connect one-on-one with fans; offering first look at product launches, special deals, fun activities and of course, meeting your favourite MMA athletes such as Georges St-Pierre, Forrest Griffin and Anthony Pettis to name a few.

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We would like to give a big thanks to all of our loyal fans and sorry we won’t see you this year. Hayabusa will continue to travel and meet fans at other expos, delivering the same excitement people have come to expect.

Stay tuned for more announcements.

Marcus Almedia Was An Unstoppable Force at UAE Jiu Jitsu World Pro Championship

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World Jiu Jitsu phenom, Marcus Buchecha Almeida dominated the male black belt division in grand fashion; earning gold for his weight and open weight class division at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship this past weekend.

Almeida wasted no time submitting his way to the finals before defeating former BJJ team mate, Alexander Trans in both weight categories. In a close and exciting open weight match, Almeida edged out the stiff competitor with two advantage points to earn the impressive victory and retain his title for the third consecutive year.

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“It was really hard but happy to win my fourth gold. I had met him around six times and he has always been a tough opponent. I started the fight with two points and I kind of managed to go with it to the end of the fight,” said Almeida

Look for Marcus Almeida competing next at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Long Beach, California (May 27th, 2015).

Watch Marcus Almeida vs. Alexander Trans Below:

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Results:

Male Black Belt – Adult – +95kg

  • Gold – Marcus Vinicius Almeida Checkmat Bjj BRA
  • Silver – Alexander Trans Uaejj Team Abu Dhabi Training Center DNK
  • Bronze – Igor Silva Command Group Bjj BRA
  • Male Black Belt – Adult – Open Weight

  • Gold – Marcus Vinicius Almeida Checkmat Bjj BRA
  • Silver – Alexander Trans Uaejj Team Abu Dhabi Training Center DNK
  • Bronze – Leandro Lo Nascimento Cicero Costha BRA
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