657 Search Results for kickboxing

Nov 23, 2013 10:54 am

‘Cro Cop’ Is Back, Signs With Leading Kickboxing Promotion Glory

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, once one of the most feared heavyweights in all of Mixed Martial Arts, has now signed with the leading kickboxing promotion in the world, Glory. After putting his MMA career on the sideburner, Filipovic had returned to his kickboxing roots, going 6-0 and winning the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 championship...

Nov 24, 2012 9:09 am

Kickboxing Beat | Remy Bonjasky vs. Tyrone Spong Shifted To March

The highly-anticipated showdown between Remy Bonjasky (76-14, 40 KO’s) and Tyrone Spong (68-6-1 42 KO’s) will take place on Saturday, March 23 at the Excel Arena in London, England, it was announced today by Glory Sports International (GSI), parent company of the Glory World Series. The bout had previously been set for February 16 but...


Jul 28, 2012 7:20 am

Kickboxing Beat: Badr Hari Charged With Attempted Manslaughter

  [box_dark] Badr Hari is facing a possible attempted manslaughter charge following an appearance in front of an Amsterdam magistrate today. He is alleged to have taken part in an assault on a reveller at a rave in Amsterdam Arena earlier this month, before going on holiday with his girlfriend Estelle Gullit, estranged wife of...

Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

World Kickboxing Champion Cosmo Alexander Joins Bellator's Lightweight Roster

After an incredibly successful kickboxing career, lightweight sensation Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexander has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 52 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 1st. Currently training alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and K-1 veteran Tyrone Spong in Florida,...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 16, 2016 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Yoel Romero hugging Shaq is priceless

Yoel Romero made a huge statement with his flying knee finish over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend. The “Soldier of God” is looking to get a chance against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and UFC President Dana White has already stated that the fight makes sense. Before going...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...

Nov 11, 2016 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero Apperciates Chris Weidman’s Skill, Forgives Him for USADA Comments

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205, streaking middleweight contender Yoel Romero will collide with former champion Chris Weidman in a bout that could well earn the winner a shot at reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In advance of this pivotal showdown, Romero made an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire to speak with host Chris...

Nov 6, 2016 12:15 pm

VIDEO | Watch Zhou Zhipeng Overcome a 150-pound Weight Disadvantage to Beat Hong-Man Choi

In mixed martial arts, we occasionally witness contests between fighters of starkly different sizes. The majority of these David vs. Goliath style fights occurred during the height of Japan’s obsession with MMA, and during the early days of the UFC. That said, we’ve also seen some pretty incredible size differences in the UFC’s modern era...

Nov 3, 2016 8:48 am

Stephen Thompson’s gameplan for Tyron Woodley: “Muhammad Ali him”

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the UFC today. With a 13-1 professional MMA record that has seen ‘Wonderboy’ go 8-1 inside the Octagon, racking up numerous highlight reel knockout wins, in addition to a 20-0 professional kickboxing record that has seen him win...

Nov 2, 2016 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Melvin Manhoef boxes super-heavyweight YouTube star

Combat sports veteran Melvin Manhoef is certainly one of the most credentialed fighters on the planet today. With over 50 professional kickboxing matches that saw him win the ‘It’s Showtime’ championship, in addition to 46 professional MMA fights that have seen him pick up arguably some of the most devastating knockouts in recent memory, ‘No...

Nov 1, 2016 8:16 am

“Felony” Charles Bennett to Rematch the Guy He Just KO’d in 7 Seconds

Over the last few months, “Felony” Charles Bennett, who used to fight with the nickname “Krazy Horse,” has burst back into mainstream consciousness. The featherweight’s return to the limelight can be attributed to a few things: a renewed feud with light heavyweight legend Wanderlei Silva, a series of entertaining media appearances, and of course, his recent...

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields: “There’s constantly big name guys fighting with the UFC.”

Jake Shields has fought for nearly every major mixed martial arts promotion in the sports relatively short history. From winning the Strikeforce middleweight belt, to fighting for the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, Shields has bounced around quite about before landing at World Series of Fighting, where he currently calls home. Shields spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com...

Oct 26, 2016 5:17 pm

Werdum protests Reebok deal while trolling on Instagram with rival Nike apparel

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum raised a lot of eyebrows after posting a photo of him donning Nike attire as a protest of Reebok’s stranglehold on the UFC’s sponsorship deals. He captioned the Nike picture with rather crass hashtags, writing “I’m not generic, I’m Nike since childhood,” while using hashtags in Spanish that in...

Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am

Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer training with Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 207 return

With Ronda Rousey set to return to the Octagon to face current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December, she is surely ramping up her training regiment. It looks like Rousey has brought in 2016 U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer to get some sparring done. Mayer posted a photo with Rousey...

Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am

Sage Northcutt mimicking Stephen Thompson in training for Tyron Woodley

In exactly three weeks, UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley will step into the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 205 for his first title defense. The fight, which is slated to be against dynamic striker Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, is one that has fight fans split down the middle in regards to...