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If you’re headed to Nottingham, England, for the ADCC Submission World Championship on September 24, roll over to Birmingham and let black belt Braulio Estima tie you in a knot at his new Gracie Barra Gym after he takes on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a superfight. If you’re near Bristol, make sure to check out Gracie Barra Bristol (graciebarrabristol.com) where FIGHT!’s very own Paul Thatcher has been found while vacationing across the pond.
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Shootor’s Legacy 4 hits Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 23. Sengoku 2010 Welterweight Grand Prix winner Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura is set to meet Akihiro Murayama as part of the main event.
Kangaroos aren’t the only boxers in Australia. If you want a chance to scrap with some blokes, take a little vacation to Sunnyback, Queensland, Australia, and check out House of Pain Boxing. After pounding the pads with 20-year coach Beven “Chiccy” Henry, hit the beach for some fun in the sun. Email Houseofpainboxing@live.com for more info.
Former UFC welterweights Phil Baroni and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will lock horns at One Fighting Championship in Kallang, Singapore, on Sept. 3. Also in action is self-proclaimed ronin Andy “The Warrior” Wang of TUF 5 infamy. The event will be broadcast throughout Asia by ESPN Star Sports and MediaCorp.
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DREAM 17 is set for Sept. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In addition to featuring opening-round bouts of the Bantamweight World Grand Prix, Shooto vet Takeshi Inoue will meet Caol Uno in a featherweight matchup. The event will also utilize three, five-minute rounds instead of an opening 10-minute round followed by a five-minute round.