(Video) BJJ guy handles a real world conflict with ease
There’s always a question of superiority when it comes to applying martial arts in a real life scenario. And the biggest conversation starter is that there is no one perfect answer. The truth is there are many things one should be aware of and pick his battles carefully. And...
Anthony Pettis: Boxing win over Roy Jones Jr. is ‘huge for mixed martial arts’
Anthony Pettis is representing team mixed martial arts (MMA) this weekend (Sat., April 1, 2023) at Gamebred Boxing 4 in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No, it’s not a joke. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight titleholder, Pettis, is stepping into the boxing ring for the first time in his professional combat sports career when he faces off with the legendary Roy Jones Jr. in a Heavyweight affair.
When female MMA star smashed internet troll who kept on making sexist comments
Tara LaRosa is a force to be reckoned with. With 27 professional outings under her belt and over a decade of experience in promotions like Invicta and more. She has taken down some of the female MMA veterans , including Alexis Davis, Roxanne Modafferi, Julie Kedzie, and Shayna Baszler. Skill...
Glenwood alum Loeffelbein preparing for third career MMA fight
(Glenwood) -- Former Glenwood standout athlete Cole Loeffelbein has turned to another sport for his next challenge. The former Rams standout and Iowa Western football player, Loeffelbein is now focusing on mixed martial arts. “I had always known I wanted to get into this after I was done with team...
Now focused on MMA, Maria Henderson not pressured by husband Benson's legacy: 'We're two different people'
Maria Henderson is aware her family name carries big weight in the MMA world, but she’s not going to let that affect her. The Bellator newcomer is kicking off her professional MMA career now that her husband, former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, retired from fighting. Benson hung up his gloves earlier this month and made no secret that his focus is solely on Maria’s career.
Bellator 293’s Aaron Jeffery rips MMA fans: ‘Worst f—king fanbase of any sport’
Aaron Jeffery —who returns to action against John Salter at Bellator 293 tomorrow night (Fri., March 30, 2023) — feels like mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are the worst. Indeed, it is a love-hate relationship between fans and fighters (promoters, too). To quote numerous athletes: “The fans love you when you’re winning, but flip on you when you lose.”
Ilia Topuria gets first UFC main event vs. Josh Emmett in June
Ilia Topuria has his biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) opportunity to date. Georgia’s Topuria (13-0) is set to headline his first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event on June 17, 2023, against recent interim Featherweight title challenger, Josh Emmett (18-3), per a report from KOImenero. A location for the UFC Fight Night event has yet to be be determined.
How to watch PFL in Australia? Broadcast and streaming information for MMA league
The 2023 season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) is upon us and, for the first time, an Australian will go in as one of the reigning champions. Rob Wilkinson claimed the light heavyweight title and the US$1 million prize when he defeated Omari Akhmedov in the final back in November.
Israel Adesanya: Alex Pereira rematch at UFC 287 is ‘my last shot’ — ‘It’s kind of poetic’
Israel Adesanya isn’t leaving any stone unturned ahead of his big UFC 287 rematch with Alex Pereira next weekend (Sat., April 8, 2023). There has been one reoccurring theme between Adesanya and Pereira in all of their combat sports collisions, and unfortunately for “The Last Stylebender,” that theme is Pereira winning. The pair fought twice in kickboxing before their recent — and first — encounter in mixed martial arts (MMA) this past Nov. 2022. Gaining a solid lead through the first four and a half rounds of their UFC 281 clash, Adesanya ultimately succumbed to a wild comeback effort from “Poatan” via technical knockout (watch highlights).
Emma Watson Wore a Super Out-There Nighttime Look With Cutouts
Emma Watson flashed her ultra-toned abs at a BAFTA pre-party in London. The 31-year-old Harry Potter star arrived in a black cutout dress paired with sock boots and a blazer. To stay fit, Emma does stability ball exercises such as oblique rolls and ball passes. She also enjoys yoga and meditation.
Chris Weidman recounts foot injury that’s sidelined him from MMA for more than 2 years
There could be heard a collective gasp when Chris Weidman suffered his horrific injury in April 2021. The moment seemed unreal and incredibly painful to the viewers, and Weidman confirmed it was just as painful as it looked. “As soon as I broke my leg and I saw it, I...
Rising Japanese star Tatsuro Taira booked for UFC return vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
Rising Japanese flyweight Tatsuro Taira has his fourth UFC challenge. At a UFC Fight Night event scheduled for June 17, Taira (13-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will take on Brazil’s Kleydson Rodrigues (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), both fighters recently announced on social media. The event does not currently have a...
ONE Fight Night 10: The U.S. Debut on May 5 Is Sold Out
ONE Championship’s highly anticipated U.S. debut show, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III, on May 5 is now sold out. On Monday, the promotion shared its final lineup for the massive on-ground domestic event, setting the stage for one of the most exciting and significant combat sports events of the year.
The MMA Hour: Your questions answered and mega weekend preview
In a special edition of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani answers your questions about Dustin Poirier’s future, welterweight drama and more in the latest On The Nose, previews a very busy weekend slate for combat sports, and helps the parlay pals make their latest pick. The show will begin...
Israel Adesanya training footage: ‘The mindset is definitely different’ heading into UFC 287
Former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya is in his final preparations for his UFC 287 rematch with current titleholder Alex Pereira. Having lost to Pereira in mixed martial arts and twice in kickboxing, Adesanya says his mindset is different heading into the MMA rematch. His training camp is also different. For...
MMA holds Spring Legislative Breakfast Meetings
On two Fridays in March, legislators and local officials from across Massachusetts gathered for a series of four MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings. The meetings, held each spring and fall, provide an opportunity for local officials to engage in informal discussions with legislators, fellow local officials, and MMA staff. The hosts of the spring meetings were Fairhaven and Tyngsborough on March 17, and Adams and Westfield on March 24.
‘I think Conor’s cheating’ - Dariush on McGregor’s USADA hesitancy
Lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has added to a growing chorus of voices throwing accusations of potential PED abuse at UFC superstar Conor McGregor. The Kings MMA talent is currently preparing for his fight with Charles Oliveira. Ahead of his bout, he sat down with ‘The Schmo’, when the topic got to McGregor and his re-entry to USADA, he had this to say:
MMA Squared: Donald Cerrone has joined a very exclusive club
He all, keep your eyes peeled for more cartoons later this week on the Bloody Elbow Substack where I’ll be illustrating articles for Karim Zidan and Eddie Goldman. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris.
A different side of martial arts legend in The Bruce Lee Code
When most people think of Bruce Lee they think of his jaw-dropping film stunts and formidable martial arts skills that helped popularize kung fu movies. However, his business and entrepreneurial side is just as important in understanding his life. This side of him is being explored by business journalist Thomas...
Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria Set For June 17th, MMA Twitter Reacts
Former UFC interim featherweight title challenger Josh Emmett will collide with Ilia Topuria at a UFC event on June 17th. MMA journalist Álvaro Colmenero was the first to report the news of the Emmett vs. Topuria booking. Emmett won't take much time off after falling to Yair Rodríguez for the ...
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