57 Search Results for shinya aoki

Jun 15, 2017 7:02 am

TUTORIAL: Learn this devastating elbow strike from a Muay Thai champion

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. The last time we saw Kru Orono, he was teaching us how to throw a proper roundhouse kick. Another one of the many common weapons in Muay Thai is the elbow strike. This time, Kru Orono is out to teach us how to throw this sick Muay...

Jun 12, 2017 6:46 pm

TUTORIAL: Ben Askren demonstrates head outside single to dump finish technique

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Wrestling, one of the core components of mixed martial arts, is an essential discipline for any serious fighter wanting to be successful in the sport. It is a martial art that focuses on controlling the opponent, and in turn, controlling the outcome of a fight. That is...

May 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Tutorial: Muay Thai Legend Orono Wor Petchpun Teaches Proper Roundhouse Kick Technique

This article/video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Orono Wor Petchpun is a 3-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai champion and one of the world-class instructors at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore. He finished his professional Muay Thai career with a record of 119-35-3. Among his many impressive victories include wins over the legendary Saenchai...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...

Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am

Veteran Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri Has Requested a Release from His UFC Contract

Late last month, a disgruntled interim featherweight champion in Jose Aldo requested a release from his UFC contract. Having made no secret of the fact that he feels he’s being treated unfairly, the Brazilian has set his sights on greener pastures – perhaps even in another sport. Not long after Aldo’s surprising request, streaking female...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Jan 1, 2016 11:49 am

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui: ‘All our athletes will move up a weight class’

With ONE Championship’s new weigh-in system set to take place in 2016, the weight class the fighters have been competing in will be taking a big change. Victor Cui, CEO of the promotion recently appeared on Fox Sports Asia to address the changes that could have a dramatic effect on the landscape of MMA. From...

Dec 29, 2015 7:56 am

REPLAY! King Mo picks up 1st round KO win at Rizin FF

[fbvideo link=LINK_TO_FB_VIDEO] Rizin 1 | King Mo vs Brett McDermott Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs Brett 'the Spartan' McDermott Full Fight#Rizin 1 Posted by Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Last night in the first ever Rizin FF event, Bellator MMA fighter Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal competed against Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermont....

Nov 30, 2015 12:11 pm

RIZIN announces heavyweight tournament bracket for Dec. 29

The new Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN announced the heavyweight tournament bracket for their Dec. 29 card on Monday. Winners from the tournament bracket on Dec. 29 will fight just two days later at the Dec. 31 semi-final and final portion of the tournament, where Fedor Emelianenko is also set to make his long-awaited return in...

Oct 8, 2015 9:59 am

New Japan Organization Will Be Called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation’

Well it’s official. We now know the name of the new MMA organization out of Japan, run by former PRIDE FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara. At a recent press conference it was announced that the promotion will be called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation.’ Many expected them to announce Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent at the press conference, but that...

Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

ONE Championship 30 lineup complete with nine bouts!

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship 30 fight card is complete, with a total of nine exciting bouts for fans to look forward to wacthing. “ONE Championship 30: Dynasty of Champions” takes place September 1 live from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current...

Aug 4, 2015 9:59 am

Roger Huerta Books Opponent For ONE Championship 30

Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta will take on Koji Ando at ONE Championship 30, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Officials announced the fight news. Huerta last fought at ONE Championship 19, where he TKO’d Christian Holley in round 1 which was just his second win...

Apr 14, 2015 9:50 am

Baroni/Schilling to take place in GLORY or MMA Match? Why Not Both?

Joe Schilling and Phil Baroni are verbally sparring on Twitter, but a fight has yet to materialize from their heated rivalry. If they want to settle it by fighting, GLORY is offering a platform for them to battle and with some interesting rules, too. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter: MMAJonny Jon Kirschner spoke with GLORY...

Dec 31, 2014 4:20 am

Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Official Results

  Japan’s year-end show featuring the return of Mirko Cro Cop delivered an action packed evening of fireworks from the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Here are the results: Mirko Filipovic def. Satoshi Ishii via TKO (head kick and punches) – Round 2, 5:00 for GF Championship Chris Barnett def. Shinichi Suzukawa via...

Aug 21, 2014 4:30 am

Roger Gracie Signs With One FC

ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has bolstered its ranks with the signing of seven of the best mixed martial artists in the world. Grappling superstar Roger Gracie has joined ONE FC on a multi-fight contract, while six other mixed martial artists with impressive records have also...

Aug 6, 2014 10:09 am

ONE FC 19 set with three title fights

This month’s “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event has been finalized with a total of nine exciting bouts we can look forward to watching, including three title fights. ONE FC Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense at the August event, when he sqaures off with Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2...

Jul 30, 2014 10:38 am

Exclusive: Roger Huerta talks his return to ONE FC and more

One of the most exciting lightweight fighters in mixed martial arts storied history, Roger Huerta (21-7-1 MMA), is set to make his long-awaited return to the ONE FC cage this August in Dubai. The former UFC star and “Sports Illustrated” cover athlete has been out of action for almost 2 years now, this after suffering...

Jun 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Amir Khan Set To Make ONE FC Debut

Undefeated amateur fighter Amir Khan is set to make his promotional debut with ONE FC according to Yahoo. Khan was competing in the US, but returned to his native country of Singapore to train with Evolve MMA which is home to the legendary Shinya Aoki, as well as Ben Askren and Leandro Ataides. Evolve MMA...

Feb 19, 2014 10:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | Herbert Burns aims to keep his perfect record intact at “ONE FC: War of Nations”

Former World “No Gi” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, Herbert “The Blaze” Burns (2-0 MMA, 1-0 ONE FC), will make his return to ONE Fighting Championships this March, when he faces  promotional newcomer Harris Sarmiento (36-25 MMA) at the “ONE FC: War of Nations” event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Herbert recently spoke with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor about his...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am

Marloes Coenen vs. Fiona Muxlow Added To DREAM 18 New Year’s Eve MMA Event | MMA NEWS

Women’s superstar Marloes Coenen (20-5) of the Netherlands has been added to the stacked DREAM 18 MMA card at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on New Year’s Eve. The featherweight (145 pounds/66 kilograms) submission specialist faces ‘Ferocious’ Fiona Muxlow (6-1) of Queensland, Australia. Like Coenen, the majority of Muxlow’s wins have been by way...

Apr 22, 2012 3:12 pm

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Replaces Mir Against Cain Velasquez At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Yesterday the MMA world saw Jon Jones defend his title against Rashad Evans, Eddie Alvarez defeat Shinya Aoki at Bellator 66, and we learned that former heavyweight champion Frank Mir would be filling Alistair Overeem’s spot in the main event of UFC 146 against Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight championship. Fans...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...