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Oct 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Junior Dos Santos’ Coach ‘Never Considered’ Throwing in Towel at UFC 166

  At UFC 166, Junior dos Santos (right) suffered incredible damage during a nearly five-round fight against UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.  Despite dos Santos’ battered face and significantly slowed demeanor in the cage, the fighter’s jiu jitsu coach said he ‘never considered throwing in the towel.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Yuri Carlton is...

Oct 19, 2013 11:18 am

UFC 166: Velasquez Coach Says JDS Will Not Win A Single Round Tonight In Main Event

The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California, is one of the premier MMA training centers in the world. Not only do they house the UFC Heavyweight champion, but they also have the likes of Gray Maynard, Josh Thomson, Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier and many other great fighters in their ranks. Part of what...

Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Right Fight Would Bring Nick Diaz Out Of Retirement

Retired UFC welterweight fighter, Nick Diaz has been sitting idle since his decision loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 this past March. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ and on-again-off-again middleweight fighter has said he will never fight again. His team Gracie teammate and UFC lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, has taken to the UFC 166...

Oct 12, 2013 4:39 pm

‘GLORY 11: Chicago’ Main Card Play-By-Play and Live Results

Tonight from the Sears Centre in Chicago, Glory Kickboxing debuts on Spike TV with ‘Glory 11: Chicago’! Tune in here starting at 9:00 p.m. ET for our blow-by-blow coverage and results. Readers: Do you think GLORY KICKBOXING has what it takes to make it big in America? Will SPIKE TV help them out? Let us...

Oct 12, 2013 11:47 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Aggressive Style To Stop JDS At UFC 166

There has only been one man to defeat the UFC’s heavyweight champion of the world. That man is former champion, Junior dos Santos. Marred with controversy, an injured Cain Velasquez entered the cage for the UFC on FOX 1 main event and lost quickly due to the vicious striking prowess of Junior dos Santos. The...

Oct 4, 2013 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Receives His Blackbelt

Yesterday was belt promotion day over at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy. UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold received his blackbelt alongside UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC heavyweight contender, Daniel Cormier, was promoted from white to brown. Here’s some footage from their promotions via twitter: Brown Pride, black belt – congrats to champ @CainMMA...

Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Fightland: Javier Mendez

Leader of the world renowned American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendes, took some time to talk about his team with the good guys over at Fightland.

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 24, 2013 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I know I can beat Renan Barao’

“I’m a mixed martial artist. I can fight with him anywhere. I look at it as a chess match, literally. Renan Barao plays chess when he’s in there. I play chess when I’m there. The most impressive part about Barao is the way that he mixes things up. He’s constantly shooting, kneeing up the middle,...

Sep 16, 2013 11:22 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov – The road to triumph

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov has been making waves in the UFC’s lightweight division. Now training at the American Kickboxing Academy, the Sambo master has documented his fight preparation and mentality in this short film. Khabib fights Pat Healy this weekend at UFC !65.

Sep 14, 2013 10:14 am

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt Special Edition: No-Gi Part 2

  In a follow up to his epic no-gi rant, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Brian Jones gives his thoughts on no-gi and gi based jiu jitsu. View the epic video for Part 1 HERE Why is it that no-gi doesn’t have an accepted belt system? There isn’t an accepted belt system in no-gi because you don’t...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO: Ask a BJJ Black Belt Special Edition: Epic No-Gi Rant!

In the latest edition of Ask a BJJ Black Belt, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor Brian Jones unloads on no gi practitioners. Jones fires away at everything from belts, BJJ lineage and history, and no gi in general. This is a must listen if you practice jiu jitsu. Brian Jones has been studying martial...

Aug 28, 2013 9:30 am

Roufus thinks Henderson’s striking has gotten worse since first Pettis bout

Duke Roufus thinks Benson Henderson’s striking is lacking in a very important area; fundamentals. Roufus was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour and said that his prize pupil, Anthony Pettis, will take UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s title in their rematch at UFC 164 on Saturday. “Anthony has this guy’s number and I...

Aug 27, 2013 10:25 am

GLORY 10 Los Angeles Full Card Announced

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for Glory 10 Los Angeles, featuring a one-night, four-man, Middleweight World Championship Tournament, live from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, September 28th. GLORY’s Middleweight World Championship Tournament pits #1 ranked contender Artem “The Lion” Levin (45-3-1, 33 KOs)...

Aug 26, 2013 5:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley Talks Fighting Koscheck, GSP vs. Hendricks, Condit vs. Kampmann

  Last week it was announced that welterweight Tyron Woodley will make his return to the cage on November 16 at UFC 167. Woodley will face another prominent grappler in Josh Koscheck on a night dedicated to the top 170-pounders in the world. The Woodley/Koscheck matchup joins highly-ranked contenders Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler and...

Aug 20, 2013 10:58 am

Lauzon Explains What Went Wrong Against Michael Johnson

Fan favorite lightweight, Joe Lauzon, put up a disappointing performance last weekend during the UFC on FS 1 main card opening bout against, Blackzilian, Michael Johnson. During the post-fight media event, UFC President Dana White said it was the most lopsided fight in the promotions history and for a Lauzon fight that’s almost incomprehensible. Check...

Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 15, 2013 12:15 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Arise FC 1 Highlights

Recently a new fight promotion made its debut in California’s ‘Bay Area’. Headed up by former Strikeforce matchmaker, Rich Chou, Arise FC features MMA and kickboxing matches inside a ring instead of a cage. Enjoy this highlight from their first show.

Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Slated For Muay Thai Fight At Lion Fight 11

Widely seen as one of the most dangerous women in MMA today, Cristian ‘Cyborg’ Justino recently defeated Marloes Coenen to win Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight title.  That victory behind her, Cyborg is now looking to put her Muay Thai skills to the test by facing world champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11, a pure...

Aug 13, 2013 10:13 am

Popular Female Fighter, Felice Herrig, Inks Exclusive Deal With Invicta FC

Twenty-eight year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) of Crystal Lake, Ill. has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this...