688 Search Results for PRIDE

Oct 10, 2017 2:04 pm

VIDEOS | 14 Years Ago Today BJ Penn Submitted Takanori Gomi

Years before Conor McGregor skirted his flame-shooting Lambo into the UFC to capture double gold and jump around for big fights, there was BJ Penn. When the first UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver left the organization, the UFC put on a lightweight tournament to crown a new king of the world at 155-pounds. But after...

Sep 29, 2017 11:22 am

Kazushi Sakuraba Will Grapple Frank Shamrock for RIZIN Next Month

Wild things are a’brewing overseas. If you’re not familiar with RIZIN, it’s the phoenix that rose out of PRIDE Fighting Championship’s ashes. It reliably puts on exciting cards complete with pyro and lasters, Japanese MMA nostalgia, and new blood that could possibly be the future of combat sports. In addition to some wild action you...

Sep 27, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | M-1 Global celebrates 20th anniversary with their best KO’s

The M-1 Global promotion is celebrating their 20th anniversary and doing it with a bang by highlighting the best KO’s that have taken place at their events. A likely fan favorite of all the fighters who have competed under the promotion is Fedor Emelianenko, who had a few fights with M-1 along with their co-promoted...

Sep 26, 2017 4:23 pm

VIDEO | Nick Diaz Made His UFC Debut 14 Years Ago Today

A lot of images and feelings come to mind when the name Nick Diaz is brought up. He’s shadow boxed during awkward interviews right into our heart for many years. He could usually be found constantly looking over his shoulder, most likely after ridiculously exciting fights. Lately though, anti-doping violations caused by marijuana has simultaneously...

Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Alistair Overeem Praises Former Opponent Gokhan Saki Ahead of UFC Japan

Japan loves Alistair Overeem. From all his fights in PRIDE and multiple kickboxing matches in K-1, he became a legend in Japan way before he gained notoriety as a feared heavyweight in the UFC. It just makes sense that The Reem would be in Tokyo ahead of UFC Japan to enjoy the fights with the...

Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

UFC Fight Night 117 weigh in results: Okami easily makes 205, one main card fighter misses

This Friday (Saturday morning in Japan), the UFC will return to the Saitama Super Arena, a combat sports stronghold just outside Tokyo, with UFC Fight Night 117. The card will be headlined by a bizarre light heavyweight scrap between established contender Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, and more...

Sep 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Charles Bennett Says He Needs to Fight to Pay Rent and a Former UFC Fighter Steps Up

You may have not heard much from Charles “Felony” Bennett, better known as the now-dead nickname, Krazy Horse. A cult favorite of early 2000’s MMA and his few PRIDE appearances, Bennett blasted back into fight fan’s lives with a lightning quick, seven-second finish of Minoru Kimura in RIZIN in September of last year. He was...

Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua issues lengthy statement explaining withdrawal from OSP fight

Over the weekend, we learned that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was out of his planned UFC Fight Night 117 scrap with Ovince St. Preux. Surprisingly, he’ll be replaced by former UFC middleweight, and recent World Series of Fighting welterweight Yushin Okami. On Monday morning, the PRIDE legend took to Instagram with...

Aug 31, 2017 9:14 am

Kevin Lee Says He’ll Go ‘Rampage’ on Ferguson Then Khabib at UFC 218

Kevin Lee has quietly stacked up five straight wins, finishing four of those opponents. Fingers crossed that the card stays together, UFC 216 will push Lee into his highest profile bout yet. He’s going to headline the card against Tony Fergusonin a fight for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson has already been vocal about...

Aug 25, 2017 8:52 am

Tony Ferguson Says McGregor Will Return to Fight the ‘Wrong Mexican’

Conor McGregor has already dropped some major hints at his next fight. He’s put his foot down time and time again saying he fully intends to fight in the UFC at the end of the year, where all signs point to a trilogy fight with none other than Nate Diaz. Both his previous fights with...

Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Dana White makes interesting comparison between Conor McGregor and Chuck Liddell

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s upcoming boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is quite unprecedented. That said, it can be compared to a few other fights in the long and violent history of unarmed combat. One fight it is often compared to is Muhammed Ali’s 1976 battle with pro wrestler Antonio Inoki. Another it is...

Aug 12, 2017 8:47 pm

Conor McGregor doesn’t care if “loveable mouthpiece” Malignaggi talks to Mayweather

Former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi has been included in just as many headlines as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in recent weeks. The “Magic Man” was brought in to the McGregor camp to serve as a sparring partner for Conor last month. After unflattering photos from their sparring sessions were leaked on the internet,...

Aug 9, 2017 12:04 pm

Another sparring partner from Conor McGregor’s camp exposes ‘truth’ of what happened with Paulie Malignaggi

The latest news surrounding the mega-money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is all about the sparring sessions and fallout between “The Notorious” and former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi. A series of photos that allegedly made Malignaggi look like McGregor got the best of their two sparring sessions made the recently retired...

Jul 27, 2017 12:34 pm

VIDEO | Fighter delivers potential KO of the year in pro debut

In his pro debut, Brando Mamana picked up an incredible win over Adi Paryanto at One Pride MMA 3 several months ago in an early contender for knockout of the year. The win came via wheel kick, after a right kick was slipped by Paryanto, and Mamana capitalized by following up with a wheel kick...

Jul 26, 2017 11:21 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson absolutely destroys sparring partner

Tyson's BRUTAL sparring session Tyson was known for having brutal sparring sessions, check out this one. Posted by Fighting Pride on Sunday, July 23, 2017 During his historic career, former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson earned the reputation as one of the most feared boxers in the world. In addition to being a dominant force...

Jul 19, 2017 6:39 am

Jon Jones hints at wild, post-UFC214 afterparty in another country

In March of 2011, at the age of 23, Jon Jones defeated PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to win the UFC light heavyweight title and become the youngest champion in UFC history. Today – which is his birthday – Jones is 30 years old. And though he has been involved in a litany of legal...

Jul 10, 2017 9:15 am

New free agent Frank Mir seeking fights with Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time heavyweight contender Frank Mir is now a free agent. After failing a USADA test – and failing to prove the failed test was not his fault – he and the UFC agreed on an amicable divorce. Now that he’s free to fight elsewhere, Mir is setting his sights on...

Jul 7, 2017 12:04 am

VIDEO | Bob Sapp vs. Butterbean in Sumo contest

Recently, Pride FC icon Bob Sapp revealed via a social media post that he would be returning to professional kickboxing in August when he is set to compete in France. In honor of the kickboxing and MMA heavyweight, check out this throwback footage of Sapp and Boxing icon Butterbean competing in a sumo contest in...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jul 5, 2017 11:24 am

Bellator improves light heavyweight roster with former Strikeforce champ, UFC vet “Feijao”

Bellator MMA has picked up yet another high profile free agent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and five-time UFC veteran Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. This signing was first reported by BloodyElbow.com. Cavalcante earned his contract with Bellator MMA by knocking out Dan Konecke at World Fight Tour – Road to Bellator, a feeder league for the ever...

Jul 4, 2017 11:18 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort dominates in his first & only boxing match

In 2006, fresh off his 1st round KO win over Antony Rea, UFC and Pride FC veteran Vitor Belfort made his highly anticipated boxing debut in Brazil, where he picked up a 1st round KO win over a local amateur boxing champion, Josemario Neves, who was also making his professional boxing debut. It took Belfort...

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Michael Bisping suggests Fedor Emelianenko lost because he could not use steroids

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko lost in devastating fashion in his Bellator debut over the weekend at Bellator NYC. “The Last Emporer” is often talked about in the debate of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time but was knocked out in the first round against Matt Mitrione on Saturday night at New York’s...

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....