Jeremy Miado Believes He Can Provide Stiff Test To Newly-Minted ONE Strawweight King

Filipino mixed martial artist Jeremy Miado has been quietly working his way up ONE Championship's strawweight rankings. Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, Miado is currently enjoying the best stretch he's had in the Singapore-based promotion so far. He's still on the outside looking into the strawweight division's Top Five,...
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Registration Opens For 2022 IMMAF World Championships

National federations can now register teams on smoothcomp. Athlete registration opens today, December 9, for the 2022 IMMAF World Championships for Seniors and Juniors. Hosted by the Serbian MMA Federation, the two amateur tournaments are to take place at Štark Arena, in Novi Beograd (Belgrade), Serbia, from 11 to 18 February. IMMAF's OTT platform,, will stream all bouts for fans all over the world.
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3 fighters who could challenge new ONE strawweight world champion Jarred Brooks

Ever since joining ONE Championship, Jarred "The Monkey God" Brooks predicted that he would become the strawweight king. Now, after months of heated back-and-forths with Joshua Pacio, the American has realized his dream. In the main event of ONE 164 this past Saturday, Brooks earned a unanimous decision over his...

Warsaw Native Brooks Is The New ONE Strawweight World Champion

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Warsaw native Jarred Brooks took home the ONE Strawweight Championship, defeating defending ONE Strawweight champion Joshua Pacio by unanimous decision, on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines. Brooks, who won a state wrestling championship as a senior at Warsaw Community...

Uncertain of victory, Zhang Weili feels a Valentina Shevchenko fight ‘is a must’

Zhang Weili never backs down from a challenge. Once again Strawweight champion of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it’s onto the future for Zhang and the current path is a bit unclear. No. 3-ranked contender, Amanda Lemos, seems to be the frontrunner for the next crack at gold, but the promotion has yet to indicate any sort of direction.

Highly-touted UFC prospect Yazmin Jauregui is in “no rush” to enter the strawweight rankings: “Evolution for me is important”

Yazmin Jauregui is a 23 year old UFC Strawweight prospect out of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Recently defeating Istela Nunes via TKO, Jauregui currently holds an impressive overall MMA record of 10-0 and is now 2-0 in the UFC. Yazmin’s UFC debut was a victory over Iasmin Lucindo, coming by unanimous decision earlier this year in August.

Luana Pinheiro rises to thirteen in UFC’s official strawweight contender rankings, Emily Ducote drops to fourteen following Orlando loss

The UFC has updated its official rankings following the results of last Saturday’s UFC Orlando event. Angela Hill defeated Emily Ducote in strawweight action at this past Saturday’s UFC Orlando event. With the victory, Hill keeps her place at number-twelve in the UFC’s official strawweight contender rankings. Ducote drops to number-fourteen and has been replaced by Brazil’s Luana Pinheiro.

Zhang Weili says Rose Namajunas “needs to win” one more fight before challenging her for the UFC strawweight title

Zhang Weili is down for a trilogy fight against Rose Namajunas, however, she doesn’t think it should be the next fight. Zhang Weili defeated Carla Esparza by way of a second-round submission at last month’s UFC 281 event to become a two-time strawweight champion. Following the win, talk has turned to who’s next to challenge for the belt.

UFC Strawweight Queen Zhang Weili Calls for Superfight With Champion

Current UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili wants to battle flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko in a women’s MMA superfight. Zhang became the division’s newest two-time champion last month at UFC 281 when she dethroned Carla Esparza at Madison Square Garden in New York City. “Magnum” needed less than two rounds to assert her dominance, stopping Esparza with a rear-naked choke.

UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos reflects on one year since quitting her stripping career in heartfelt message to fans

UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos is celebrating one year since quitting her stripping career in order to focus on MMA full time. Demopoulos (9-4-0) has enjoyed a breakout year in the UFC after going 3-0 in the promotion with wins over Maria Oliveira, Jinh Yu Frey and Silvana Gomez Juarez. The 34-year-old quit her career as a stripper one year ago to focus fully on MMA and the hard work has clearly paid off for the ‘Lil Monster’.

Jarred Brooks Dominates Joshua Pacio, Captures Strawweight Crown at ONE 164

In the co-headliner, Superlek and Panpayak collided for the eighth time in their respective careers in a muay thai clash. Both contestants put on a technical fight, and it was clear they knew each other pretty well. Still, neither man risked more than necessary to finish the match inside the distance. Ultimately, one cageside judge sided with Panpayak, while the other two saw it in favor of Superlek, who took home a split-decision victory. The overall score sees four wins for Panpayak, three for Superlek and one draw.
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Jarred Brooks Upends Joshua Pacio, Claims ONE Strawweight Championship

After an extremely heated faceoff between ONE Championship's top strawweights prior to fight night, the time for talking finally came to an end and Jarred Brooks fulfilled his destiny by dethroning longtime strawweight titleholder Joshua Pacio. Much like their interactions in past months, both men wore their hearts on their...