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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the crash of a passenger plane in Ukraine and an offensive in Gaza sparked geopolitical tensions.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday as profit-taking offset a record close on Wall Street overnight.
Mixed martial arts is still relatively new to Asia but as demand for the sport booms, businesses are betting on a strong future.
Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's two-day testimony later in the day.
Asian stocks started the week with gains on Monday as fears about Portugal's banking sector receded and as attention turned to corporate earnings.