Harrison PFL Title
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The Professional Fighters League staged their season ending card of championship finals Wednesday headlined by another ho-hum win for two-time Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison as she took her second straight women's lightweight title against an overmatched Taylor Guardado. Harrison landed an assortment of trips and a beautiful outside leg reap throw to continually take Guardado down and control her on the mat, finally securing an armbar late in round two to gain the submission victory and million dollar championship prize. Now a free agent, the unbeaten Harrison is certain to field significant offers from all the major promotions.

Ray Cooper III scored a knockout with a massive overhand right to capture the welterweight title over Magomed Magomedkerimov in the co-main event. Other championship matches saw Bruno Cappelozza capture the heavyweight title, Movlid Khaybulaev take the featherweight crown, Antonio Carlos Jr. gain the light heavyweight championship and Raush Manfio win the lightweight title. And in a featured match, ballyhooed women's boxing champion Claressa Shields showed she still has a long way to go in MMA dropping a split decision to unheralded Abigail Montes.

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Two-Time Black Belt Hall of Famer Hayward Nishioka has been campaigning for judo in the United States to harvest more shodans (1st degree black belts) Shodan literally means student. It's analogous to being a freshman in college. It's not the end but the beginning according to Jigoro Kano, the Founder of Judo.

A very dear friend and sensei of mine the late Allen Johnson, may he rest in peace made a home at Emerald City Judo. In Redmond, Washington.

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Jose Also
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The seemingly ageless Jose Aldo won his third straight fight at bantamweight Saturday claiming unanimous decision over Rob Font in the main event of UFC on ESPN 31. Font started well against the former featherweight champion working behind a strong jab that kept Aldo on his back foot and allowed Font to consistently land sharp punches. But with 30 seconds left in the first round, Aldo threw a stiff left jab and immediately followed with a powerful straight right hand that dropped Font though time ran out before he could do more damage.
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One Championship Winter Warriors
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On Friday, December 3, ONE Championship returned to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for ONE: Winter Warriors.

The exciting six-bout card kickstarted the final month of 2021 with new contenders emerging and a dominant World Champion defending his crown. It was a fun night of martial arts action and set the stage for a massive 2022 campaign.

Did you miss what transpired? Do you want to relive the spectacle that went down inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium? Then here is your recap of ONE: Winter Warriors.

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