2961 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Aug 22, 2017 8:44 am

TUTORIAL: 5 back attacks everyone should know

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. So now you’ve taken your opponent’s back. Success! Now what to do from here? Of course, taking an opponent’s back is just the first step to ending any conflict with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Usually in mixed martial arts, taking an opponent’s back signals that the end is near....

Aug 21, 2017 2:05 pm

First man to defeat Conor McGregor auctioning off shorts worn on fight night

On June 28, 2008, Conor McGregor tasted defeat for the first time in his professional mixed martial arts career. It was just his third professional fight, which was at COT 3 in Dublin, Ireland where “The Notorious” met Artemij Sitenkov in the cage and was submitted with a kneebar in the very first first round....

Aug 20, 2017 8:04 pm

SummerSlam Results: Brock Lesnar’s fate is determined

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar put his WWE Universal Title on the line in the headliner of tonight’s WWE SummerSlam event in Brooklyn, New York. “The Beast” was pitted in a Fatal 4-Way match against Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns. Before we go any further, it is important to note that on...

Aug 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Neymar hires a UFC welterweight fighter as his new bodyguard

Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. has hired a UFC fighter as his personal bodyguard following his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar recently signed a monster five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) worth an annual salary of $53 million. The 25-year-old, Neymar, spent the last few years playing alongside fellow football great Lionel Messi...

Aug 19, 2017 7:00 pm

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre is practicing what would be a crazy post-fight octagon celebration

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre will make his long awaited octagon return at UFC 217 this November in New York where he will attempt to dethrone current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. St-Pierre has not competed since UFC 167 in November of 2013, where he scored a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks thus...

Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Dana White warns the boxing community “Now you’re going to meet Conor McGregor”

We are just over a week away from what could be the biggest fight in combat sports history. That’s right, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will look to defy the odds when he makes his professional boxing debut against undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather on August 26 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas....

Aug 18, 2017 1:55 pm

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he will file a lawsuit if Conor McGregor fights dirty

Paulie Malignaggi said that Conor McGregor fights dirty and still has to learn about the difference between inside fighting used in boxing and in mixed martial arts. Floyd Mayweather even commented during his media conference call on Thursday regarding the short clips of McGregor and Malignaggi sparring and said that he saw some illegal shots...

Aug 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Malignaggi reveals ‘dirty’ habits from sparring that could affect the outcome of Mayweather vs McGregor

Former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi has been a common name seen in the media headlines recently. The reasons being Malignaggi’s boxing career tethered to his controversial experience in Conor McGregor’s training camp for his mega-million dollar fight against Floyd Mayweather. Malignaggi is no longer helping with McGregor’s training camp as he removed himself...

Aug 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Fabricio Werdum being targeted for a return at UFC 216

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is reportedly making an October return to the Octagon at UFC 216. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani tweeted on Thursday that the UFC was targeting Werdum, the current #2 UFC ranked heavyweight, to take on #7 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis on October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,...

Aug 17, 2017 7:24 am

PHOTOS | Former UFC owner Frank Fertitta buys $70 million penthouse in Manhattan

Mid-way through 2016, the UFC was sold to WME-IMG for upward of $4 billion. Needless to say, those that had a stake in the company at the time pocketed a pretty penny. One of the most significant owners at the time of the sale was Frank Fertitta, brother of Lorenzo Fertitta. Together, the brothers owned...

Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm

IMMAF Wants MMA in the Olympics by 2028

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation wants to push and develop MMA as a sport all across the world. While most of us may still look at cage fighting as some sort of niche and bizarre spectacle, the IMMAF pictures a future where MMA is looked at as a legit sport. The UFC has tried to...

Aug 15, 2017 5:57 am

Randy Couture gives his prediction for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Back in 2010, former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture was charged with welcoming boxing star James Toney to mixed martial arts. As many expected, the 47-year-old Couture made quick work of his foe, dragging him into unfamiliar territory on the mat, where he locked up an arm-triangle choke for the win. On August 26, we’ll...

Aug 14, 2017 8:36 pm

VIDEO | Paul Heyman drops a major hint on RAW that Brock Lesnar could be UFC bound

Jon Jones picked up arguably the greatest win of his professional mixed martial arts career last month in Anaheim when he scored a third-round TKO victory over Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214. Immediately following his victory over “DC”, which earned Jones the UFC’s coveted light heavyweight championship, “Bones” decided to issue...

Aug 14, 2017 6:08 pm

UFC Fighter Charged With Fight Fixing His Own Match

Back in November of 2015, Tae Hyun Bang stepped onto the canvas with Leo Kuntz. He did so on the undercard of a UFC Fight Night in Seoul, in his native South Korea. In the end, Bang and Kuntz’s fight went down as a fairly forgettable one, with Bang earning a close, split decision win....

Aug 13, 2017 3:22 pm

The UFC announces their Half-Year Awards – Top Five Knockouts

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced their Half-Year awards over the weekend. The most hotly debated category is always “The Best Knockouts”, so let’s jump right in to those selections. #1. Mike Perry KO’s Jake Ellenberger UFC welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry scored an absolutely sensational knockout victory at April’s UFC Fight Night event in Nashville, when...

Aug 13, 2017 6:56 am

Coach assures Conor McGregor beats any version of Floyd Mayweather

On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will take his first steps into the boxing ring opposite undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor’s skeptics are numerous, his coaches are more than confident in his chances. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, one of McGregor’s coaches, Owen Roddy, assured that Conor McGregor beats any version of...

Aug 13, 2017 6:02 am

VIDEO | Is this the worst MMA referee of all time?

Wild R2 between Marcio Lyoto and Fabio Aguiar. Ref completely ignores illegal strikes, then follows up w/ non-stoppage at the end of the rd. pic.twitter.com/CEVrhoeuYb — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 13, 2017 One of the most common and dangerous problems in mixed martial arts is poor officiating. For every good referee – such Big John McCarthy...

Aug 11, 2017 10:11 am

Mark Hunt Bashes ‘Biggest Cheaters in the World’ Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar

It is no secret that “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt is not a fan of current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. The former heavyweight title challenger has ripped “The Beast” for pretty months following their fight in July of 2016. Hunt was defeated by the former UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 200 via unanimous decision. However, that...

Aug 11, 2017 8:16 am

TUTORIAL: How to throw a side push kick

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Kicking in mixed martial arts or Muay Thai is a very effective offensive tactic. First of all, it is extremely powerful, and if you can land clean, it can end fights very quickly. One of the most significantly powerful kicks in all of martial arts is the...

Aug 10, 2017 5:46 am

PHOTO | Paige VanZant shares picture of absolutely nasty wound

Mixed martial arts can be a nasty sport. Fights frequently produce gruesome injuries, from broken limbs and digits, to nasty gashes. Even the training for fights can produce some pretty grizzly injuries. This is precisely the case for fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant. Late on Wednesday night, the strawweight star shared a photo of...

Aug 9, 2017 7:27 pm

Jon Jones discusses how he felt watching Daniel Cormier cry at UFC 214

The feud between UFC light heavyweight fighters Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier resulted in arguably the biggest rivalry in the history of mixed martial arts. That rivalry came to a head in the main event of last month’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, where Jones defeated his bitter rival (Cormier) via third-round knockout, thus reclaiming...

Aug 8, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Insane WTF boxing moments

Competition is what drives sport and sometimes competitors go a little over the top. In this video highlight, we take a look at some of the most insane moments from the sport of boxing where competitors and even those not competing went a little too far. From kissing opponents during staredowns to cheap shots from...

Aug 8, 2017 11:43 am

Dan Hardy Joins the Commentary Team for Mayweather vs. McGregor

Since stepping away from MMA competition, Dan Hardy has slipped into the shoes of an analyst better than nearly anyone who has followed his footsteps. His Inside the Octagon breakdowns, as well as his work at the desk, solidified himself as a wizard behind the curtain who really knows what he’s talking about. The fruits...

Aug 6, 2017 5:11 pm

Josh Thomson shares an update on his return, eyes two rematches in the future

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) has gone 2-1 since joining Scott Coker and Bellator MMA in August of 2015. The American Kickboxing Academy staple scored a third-round submission finish (arm-triangle choke) over Mike Bronzoulis in his Bellator debut in September of 2015. Thomson followed up that win with an electrifying knockout victory...

Aug 6, 2017 3:39 pm

Josh Thomson details how Dana White prevented him from commentating for FOX Sports

At 38-years-old, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) remains one of the very best 155-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. The product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) was most recently seen in action this past February in San Jose, where he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Patricky Freire...

Aug 6, 2017 2:18 pm

Vitor Belfort responds to Sam Alvey and it is great!

UFC middleweight standout “Smiling” Sam Alvey picked up this biggest win of his mixed martial arts career at last night’s UFC Fight Night 114 event in Mexico City, defeating former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans via split-decision. Following his victory over “Suga”, Alvey proceeded to callout another former UFC champion in Vitor Belfort. Today, “The...

Aug 5, 2017 6:29 pm

Multiple champions are requesting to get a spot on November’s UFC 217 event

The octagon will return to Madison Square Garden on November 4 for UFC 217. The card is expected to showcase multiple championship fights including a middleweight title fight between current champ Michael Bisping and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. While the UFC has not officially announced the Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight as official for UFC...