622 Search Results for kickboxing

Jun 10, 2015 12:26 pm

One Legged Kickboxer Wins World Title

Senaid Salkicevic had one leg. Senaid Salkicevic is also a kickboxing world champion. Salkicevic lost his leg in 1994, when his home country of Bosnia was in the middle of a war. Gernades that landed near him, while he was playing at his house, erupted and killed his father. Salkicevic was badly injured and ended...

Jun 9, 2015 3:35 pm

Khabib’s Dad Talks About The Injury Rate At AKA

Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Khabib Nurmagomedov all train at American Kickboxing Academy. That’s two current UFC champions, one upcoming title challenger and one of the top UFC lightweights. So what’s the big deal? The deal is that UFC president has been vocal with his opinions on AKA and their training methods. White...

Jun 9, 2015 2:54 pm

Alvarez Convinced Melendez Won’t Stand With Him

Fighters aways say they’re going to stand and go to war, but few rarely do. They usually end up trying to take the fight to the ground when things aren’t going there way. Which of course is fair considering it is MMA, not kickboxing. UFC lightweight and former Bellator champion thinks this is going to...

Jun 6, 2015 6:50 am

Rockhold, Velasquez And Cormier Phone Home

The boys of AKA are riding high right now. American Kickboxing Academy now currently has two UFC champions under its roof and a potential third coming up in the future. Cain Velasquez will defend his heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City, Daniel Cormier just won the light-heavyweight strap by defeating Anthony Johnson and...


Jun 6, 2015 6:28 am

KO! GLORY’s Zack Mwekassa Puts His Opponent Down

Last night GLORY 22 went down and we saw some entertaining kickboxing taking place. One of the highlights of the night was Zach Mwekessa’s devastating KO of Carlos Brooks. Mwekessa hurt with with a left hand, then followed up with another left that dropped Brooks to the canvas. Thanks to GLORY’s twitter account we have...

Jun 1, 2015 7:53 pm

Ratings Report: PBC on Spike Draws Over 1 Million for Khan-Algieri

Premier Boxing Champions: Khan vs. Algieri took place this past Friday night and drew amazing numbers for SPIKE. Boxing is the third sport to join the mix of Friday night combat sports for Viacom (Bellator MMA and GLORY Kickboxing) and the theme seems to be going well for them/ The fight drew an average of...

May 26, 2015 10:46 am

PIC! Cormier Shows Off All Of His Bling!

The new UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier now has a new piece of gold to wear around his waist, but it definitely isn’t his first! Check out all of his belts from his very short MMA career. @dewaynezinkin Called me in 2001 and said hey this new sport mma may just be for you, so...

May 22, 2015 11:47 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC 187 Edition

UFC 187 goes down this Saturday night live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring Anthony Johnson battling Daniel Cormier for the vacant 205-pound strap. In the evening’s co-main event slot, undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his title...

May 20, 2015 10:19 am

Woman Chokes Out Rapist with Triangle Choke

Martial arts isn’t only for competition in the cage— it may just save your life on the streets. A sex attacker got a lot more than he bargained for when he tried to attack a woman who has taken kickboxing classes as well as other self defense courses. Not only did she defend his attack,...

May 18, 2015 2:16 pm

WATCH! Vitor Belfort Goes Toe-To-Toe With GLORY’s Filip Verlinden

Watch as Vitor Belfort prepares for his bout with Chris Weidman by sparring with this top GLORY kickboxing contender, Filip Verlinden. By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630 Phuket Dreaming Season 2 – Episode 3: “Black Dynamite” (On Location at Phuket Top Team)

May 14, 2015 2:06 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC Fight Night 66 Edition

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited debut in the Philippines this Saturday when “UFC Fight Night 66” takes place inside Pasay’s Mall of Asia Arena. The historic event is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1 MMA) taking on former WEC featherweight title...

May 13, 2015 9:30 am

Khabib on Injuries — ‘I’ll be training smarter next time’

Khabib Nurmagomedov was as upset as anybody else when he learned he was being forced to pull out of his bout with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187. Nurmagomedov hasn’t fought since April 2014 and he is itching for an octagon return. “Fans sometimes talk crazy, but it’s OK,” Nurmagomedov told “MMA Hour“. “I understand fans...

May 12, 2015 1:03 pm

Could Tyrone Spong Be Making His Way to the UFC?

Tyrone Spong has been making appearances on UFC programming throughout “The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians”. However, his trainer Henri Hooft shared a picture of Spong and mentioned that he is “coming soon” and hastagged “UFC” afterwards. Simple left hook…simple for @tyrone_spong coming soon #ufc #Hkickboxing #dontmesswithsucces A photo posted by Henri Hooft...

May 10, 2015 1:50 pm

SAY IT! “Tell Me I’m Special, Khabib!” — AKA All Access

Two of the UFC’s elite wrestling based fighters, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier, go back and forth while Cormier fishes for compliments from his AKA Training partner. American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) houses some of the UFC’s most elite level competitors. Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson, Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, and Khabib Nurmagomedov all sit at the...

May 8, 2015 10:51 pm

“GLORY 21: San Diego” Recap: Xavier Vigney Steals the Show

GLORY 21 took place in San Diego, California and was action packed with knockouts from start to… just before the finish. The middleweight championship bout was an anticlimactic clinch-fest, but luckily the heavyweights delivered in their one-night tournament that saw Xavier Vigney come out on top! Levin and Marcus Hug All Night in Clinch-Fest Title...

May 7, 2015 10:00 am

FEATURE! Xavier Vigney — Glory’s Fighter To Watch!

Glory Kickboxer Xavier Vigney, is on a mission to represent for American Kickboxing. 2-0 under the Glory banner, the Northern California heavyweight looks to beat down Maurice Jackson this weekend, in San Diego. BJPENN.COM’S Layzie The Savage caught up with the striking standout, ahead of fight night. Enjoy our feature. ROCKHOLD! ‘The Dragon Has Been...

May 7, 2015 9:33 am

‘Cain Velasquez and I Didn’t Spar — We FOUGHT For 5 Rounds’

American Kickboxing Academy has been under some scrutiny as of late with the recent injury of Khabib Nurmagomedov. UFC President Dana White blamed them of training as if they were in the “stone age” and asked them to update their training routine. Daniel Cormier enjoys training like a cave-man and says AKA won’t change a...

May 7, 2015 2:05 am

Tyrone Spong and TUF Fighter Almost Came to Blows During Filiming

Steve Carl has one hour to cut weight but the Blackzilians don’t want him using their sauna to do it. American Top Team captain Nathan Coy has no problem standing up to the guys from the Blackzilians even if the guy they send in is a heavyweight kickboxing champion. ROCKHOLD! ‘The Dragon Has Been Slayed,...

May 6, 2015 5:04 pm

Mark Hunt Wants to Avenge Loss to Fabricio Werdum

Mark Hunt isn’t a man of many words, but when he speaks the media listens. Hunt is walking into the octagon this Saturday with a chip on his shoulder as he has his most recent loss still on his mind. He will be facing Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65, but he still has...