579 Search Results for kickboxing

Sep 23, 2017 6:22 pm

Dana White has a message for anyone who thinks Gokhan Saki’s debut was stopped early

Former kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan. The feared striker, Saki, lived up to the hype scoring a first-round knockout victory over his opponent Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, Saki caught Da Silva with a...

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am

Pros react to Gokhan Saki’s impressive UFC debut

Kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly-anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan against Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, which saw both fighters have their moments, Saki was able to land a hook that absolutely floored Da Silva and put a stop to...

Sep 22, 2017 9:26 am

Gokhan Saki Declares Henrique da Silva Won’t Make It Out of the First Round

With Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua off the UFC Japan card, there’s not many big match-ups beside the criminally underrated fight between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade. Another fight that has slipped under the radar, is the UFC debut of K-1 and Glory kickboxing veteran, Gokhan Saki. After his opponent Henrique da Silva made a bold claim...

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 9:03 am

Jorge Masvidal explains how he’ll avoid a defensive stalemate with ‘Wonderboy’ at UFC 217

On November 4, on the main card of the stacked UFC 217, fourth-ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will take on the division’s number-two fighter, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. This bout will serve as Thompson’s opportunity to rebound from back-to-back failed title bids opposite reigning champion Tyron Woodley – the first being a majority draw, the second...

Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am

Coach Javier Mendez gives update on Cain Velasquez’s condition

Cain Velasquez is one of the greatest heavyweights alive. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been very active over the last few years, as he’s been sidelined by a hellish procession of injuries. Velasquez’s latest injury issue pertained to his back. Though he recently went under the knife to correct this issue, his coach Javier Mendez claims the...

Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | Check out the ‘flying cage’ that will be used at Bellator 183

This Saturday, Bellator MMA will return to San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card is a pretty stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on long-time Bellator staple Patricky Freire. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see a pair of knockout-addicted UFC veterans collide, as England’s...

Sep 16, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Alain Ngalani’s 11 Second KO While Running Backwards at ONE

Fight fans can look forward to UFC Pittsburgh tonight. but if you were fiending for a fix then ONE Fighting Championships had you covered earlier today. Sometimes, it pays to branch out because your efforts are rewarded with ridiculous highlights. Alain Ngalani’s fight with Hideki Sekine is a perfect example. These two wasted no time at...

Sep 15, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Kickboxer literally crushes opponent’s nose with his knee

Taking some damage when competing in combat sports simply comes as part of the game. However, there are some injuries that end up being much worse than others. In this video, we take a look at a kickboxing match between Current Glory kickboxer Mourad Bouzidi and Rustemi Kreshnik. The two met for a rematch with...

Sep 5, 2017 4:47 pm

Scott Coker Thinks Mayweather vs McGregor in MMA is Bigger Than the Boxing Match

Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather was one of the biggest fights of all time. Depending on which numbers you’ve seen. it either outperformed Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao or raked in just underneath it. The UFC lightweight champion made a ton of money, of course not as much as Mayweather, and Showtime definitely made a fortune....

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 pm

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones’ future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC’s light heavyweight division, there’s a need for fresh contenders. Other than the insanely quick rise of Volkan Oezdemir (#3) in just three fights, there’s simply Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and everyone else since Anthony Johnson left....

Aug 22, 2017 1:08 pm

12-Year Old Momo Fights Another Grown Woman This Weekend

On Saturday night, the world will be watching Conor McGregor box Floyd Mayweather in probably the biggest fight this world has ever known. Call it a farce, call it a circus, but this fight will do gigantic numbers and a boxing match like this is really unprecedented. However, there’s another fight on the same night...

Aug 22, 2017 8:39 am

Coach John Kavanagh recounts the first thing Conor McGregor told him about Mayweather fight

We’re now just days out from Conor McGregor‘s blockbuster boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., and it’s all anybody can talk about. There was a time not all that long ago, however, when the fight itself seemed like a near impossibility; a fantastical dream fight too bogged down by bureaucracy and complicated negotiations to actually...

Aug 19, 2017 9:00 am

Bigfoot Silva fires back at his critics

Yesterday morning it was annnounced that former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva would be returning to action on October 14 in Gangzhou, China. That news alone had fans and analysts worried. After all, “Bigfoot” has suffered seven knockout losses over the course of the last four years. What made matters far worse and...

Aug 18, 2017 7:24 am

Bigfoot Silva Will Fight Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 46

We live in a world where Conor McGregor is about to fight the very best boxer around right now, for no other reason than McGregor can pull in an absolute truckload of cold, hard cash. With that in mind, there shouldn’t be too much that could surprise any of us involved in the combat sports...

Aug 14, 2017 7:15 am

Coach Javier Mendez: Daniel Cormier is “at a crossroads” in his fighting career

On July 29, in the main event of the stacked UFC 214, then UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempted to defend his title against his fiercest rival in former champion Jon Jones. Though Cormier put forth a valiant effort, he was ultimately flattened by a Jones head-kick in the third, and polished off by...

Aug 9, 2017 4:52 pm

Pat Barry Relives the Pizza Altercation That Caused Lesnar to Kick Him Out of Camp

If the name “Hype or Die” Pat Barry doesn’t ring any bells, he had a laundry list of epic K-1 fights and enjoyed an on-and-off success in the UFC. He’s probably best known for screaming motivating speeches into his longtime partner, Rose Namajunas’ face before fights. This was a sight curiously absent from Thug Rose’s...

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 4:22 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan continues to take shape

The octagon will return to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on September 22 for UFC Fight Night 117. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between former division champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux. Rua and “OSP” first met in November of 2014, with Saint Preux emerging...

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...

Jul 27, 2017 11:31 am

Volkan Oezdemir: I’m going to knock Jimi Manuwa out in the first round

This weekend, in the opening bout of the UFC 214 main card, Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir will collide with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in what is widely perceived as a light heavyweight number one contender. Earlier this week, Oezdemir took time out of his busy fight week for an interview with BJ Penn Radio....

Jul 16, 2017 12:40 pm

UFC Glasgow results | Justin Willis defeats James Mulheron by decision

On Sunday night (Sunday afternoon in North America), the UFC returned to picturesque Glasgow, Scotland with UFC Fight Night 113. After an entertaining undercard, the main card was kicked off by a heavyweight bout between England’s James Mulheron and American Justin Willis. Both heavyweights were making their UFC debuts. Though Mulheron was not without his...

Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Gokhan Saki announces his UFC debut date and gets an opponent

The highly anticipated UFC debut of kickboxing star Gokhan Saki has been announced. Saki, who is considered one of the best kickboxers in the world announced on social media that he will be making his UFC debut in Japan at the UFC Fight Night 117 event at Saitama Super Arena, which takes place on September...

Jul 12, 2017 10:01 am

Michael Page signs with reputable boxing promotion, puts MMA career on hold

Earlier this month, Bellator welterweight star Paul Daley began angling for a fight with former UFC contender and recent Bellator welterweight title challenger Lorenz Larkin. Shortly thereafter, Larkin replied to Daley’s callout, accepting the fight for later this year. This of course, raised immediate questions about the status of a long-discussed scrap between Daley and...

Jul 7, 2017 1:48 pm

VIDEO | Kempo karate black belt challenges former UFC fighter

There are always a few guys that you’ll find that want to test their own skills against professional fighters. Here we take a look at someone who challenged former UFC fighter Nam Phan to a kickboxing match in Phan’s own gym in California. The challenger is apparently a Kempo Karate black belt and wanted to...