20114 Search Results for mma

Sep 27, 2016 9:21 am

MMA community reacts to news of Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

Monday evening, news surfaced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be making the jump to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez for his UFC lightweight championship on November 12th at the UFC’s historic event at the Madison Square Garden. The fight announcement took the MMA community by surprise after it was revealed earlier this month...

Sep 27, 2016 8:37 am

Tim Kennedy explains timing of his return to MMA

Tim Kennedy hasn’t set foot into the UFC’s octagon in almost three years after a controversial TKO loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Now on the verge of UFC 205 at the historic Madison Square Garden, the Strikeforce and UFC veteran explained the reason of his return to MMA on Monday’s edition of ‘The...

Sep 26, 2016 4:01 pm

REPORT: WWE superstar Ryback in talks with Bellator MMA

Ryan Allen Reeves, better known as Ryback in the wrestling world, is allegedly in talks with Bellator over a potential career in mixed martial arts. Well-sourced wrestling insider RBR broke the news on Monday, saying that Ryback is “open to the idea” of a run in Bellator MMA: BREAKING: @Ryback22 in talks with @BellatorMMA, "open to the...


Sep 20, 2016 11:29 am

Al Iaquinta potentially willing to walk away from MMA over UFC contract dispute

Earlier this month, it was announced that #13 ranked UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta would be returning to the Octagon following a layoff that saw him sidelined for a year and a half. The layoff came at the worst possible time for Iaquinta, who was in the midst of a 4-fight win streak that had seen...

Sep 18, 2016 1:09 pm

PHOTO | Anastasia Yankova went to war at Bellator 161 “This is MMA babe”

Undefeated Bellator fighter Anastasia Yankova (4-0 MMA) picked up a split-decision victory over Veta Arteaga at Bellator 161 this past Friday night. The stunning 25-year-old Russian fighter was definitely feeling the after effects of her three-round war with Arteaga, as she posted the following photo to her Instagram one day after the fight: This is...

Sep 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Yahoo Sports rips at Bellator MMA and Chael Sonnen after news of multi-fight deal signing

Big news hit the MMA community late Thursday when the Associated Press released the news that former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen freshly inked a deal with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who just became eligible to fight again after a two-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for testing positive for multiple banned substances admitted his...

Sep 16, 2016 9:54 am

MMA community reacts to Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator MMA

Thursday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. No immediate word was given in regress to when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, however ‘The American Gangster’ was campaigning for a fight with...

Sep 15, 2016 7:10 pm

Chael Sonnen signs with Bellator MMA

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen has signed with Bellator MMA, according to the Associated Press. The 39-year-old MMA veteran is fresh off a two-year suspension after testing positive for multiple banned substances in 2014. According to the AP report, Sonnen signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with the promotional company. Despite repeatedly saying that he...

Sep 11, 2016 12:15 am

MMA community reacts to Mickey Gall submitting CM Punk

On the main card of UFC 203, Mickey Gall and CM Punk had their long-awaited fight inside the Octagon. Punk, who was signed to the UFC in 2014, was all smiles during his walkout as he high fived fans. When the fight started, it was all Gall as he took CM Punk down in just...

Sep 8, 2016 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley’s plan for Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu: “I’mma bite him”

Earlier this month, #3 ranked welterweight Demian Maia stepped into the Octagon to fight former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in a highly anticipated showdown of welterweights with different styles. While Condit hoped to keep the fight standing and get a TKO win, Maia was able to take the fight to the ground and submit...

Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...

Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Sep 4, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Is Mackenzie Dern the hottest woman in MMA?

The number one female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could very well be the hottest woman in MMA as well. Mackenzie Dern, the 23-year-old submission phenom, posted a video of herself on Instagram showing her in more than just fighting shape. #flashbackfriday wishing I was at the beach again! 😥😁☀️🌊😍 A video posted by...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Aug 28, 2016 6:49 am

MMA community reacts to Demian Maia’s submission win over Carlos Condit

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, Demian Maia kept his win streak going as he submitted Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke in the very first round. Below are some of the best reactions to Maia’s win: Damian Maia is the real https://t.co/RsUPBd4xtC — Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) August 28,...

Aug 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Georges St-Pierre reacts to teammate Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made waves last week when he announced that he had ‘jumped ship’ and signed with Bellator MMA. The top ranked welterweight fighter revealed his reasons for leaving the UFC during last night’s Bellator 160 press conference (watch here). MacDonald’s teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had...

Aug 27, 2016 7:49 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald officially signs with Bellator MMA

News surfaced earlier this week that UFC veteran Rory MacDonald had decided to sign with Bellator MMA after opting to test free agency following his ‘UFC Ottawa’ scrap with Stephen Thompson earlier this summer. While the announcement of MacDonald signing with Bellator was all but official given the fact that the UFC declined to match...

Aug 26, 2016 10:20 am

Exclusive | Jason Parillo talks Bisping vs. Henderson II, boxing in MMA, & more

Jason Parillo has gained recognition as one of the best striking coaches in MMA. Parillo, who has not only worked with UFC champions such as our very own BJ Penn, and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, but also Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, has been around MMA since its earliest days. Parillo, who was...

Aug 24, 2016 9:47 am

Rory MacDonald officially becomes Bellator MMA fighter

Wednesday morning, news surfaced that the UFC had removed Rory MacDonald from their official welterweight rankings. This led to much speculation regarding MacDonald signing with Bellator MMA, given that Bellator MMA President Scott Coker stated recently that negotiations with MacDonald were going well. Now, FrontRowBrian has confirmed in addition to FloCombat, revealing that the UFC...

Aug 20, 2016 11:13 pm

MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor’s win over Nate Diaz

In the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz had their highly anticipated welterweight rematch. McGregor was able to come out strong in the first round, and ultimately earn a majority decision win, with two of the judges scoring the fight 48-47. Below you can see the best reactions from the MMA...

Aug 16, 2016 9:06 am

VIDEO | Worst stoppage in MMA history?

MMA fans are often quick to jump to criticize referees for stopping fights too early or too late. However in some cases, criticism is warranted when a fighter’s safety is put on the line, as is the case in the video above. Check out the video above, and let us know if you think this...