657 Search Results for kickboxing

Oct 14, 2016 11:31 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Real Quick with Mike Swick Episode 7 – Body Mutilation At The Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Former top ranked UFC welterweight Mike “Quick” Swick has recently enjoyed a bit of a career resurgence as a coach at AKA Thailand, a Phuket-based satellite of the original American Kickboxing Academy location in San Jose, California. Under Swick’s leadership, this Phuket facility has been referred to by AKA founder Javier Mendez as “the dream gym.” The...

Oct 8, 2016 3:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Bravo: “The Eddie Bravo Invitation doesn’t use referees. Watch NCAA if you want to watch wrestling!”

The Eddie Bravo Invitational has become a staple in premier grappling competitions. The man behind the contest spoke to BJPENN.COM Radio this week and discussed the unique nature of his competition and the exciting future of submission-based grappling. “The Eddie Bravo Invitational is all about the audience. The audience comes first. It’s all about entertainment.”...

Sep 24, 2016 8:22 am

VIDEO | Mighty Mo brutally KOs Hong Man Choi

MIGHTY MO KO's HONG MAN CHOI pic.twitter.com/zkIdMxFfem — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) September 24, 2016 Saturday morning, fight fans tuned in for Road FC in South Korea. On the card, famed heavyweight kickboxer turned MMA fighter, Mighty Mo, squared off against K-1 legend Hong Man Choi in a highly anticipated MMA scrap. The fight was the third...

Sep 23, 2016 7:31 pm

Ben ‘Killa B’ Saunders is back in the UFC

Many fans were disappointed and actually upset when they found out TUF season 6 veteran Ben “Killa B” Saunders was no longer in the UFC in August. With going 3-1 since making it back in the UFC after a stint with Bellator, Saunders did not re-sign with the UFC after he lost to Patrick Cote...


Sep 15, 2016 11:54 am

Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez II targeted for UFC 207

With both men coming off of victories over Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne, a rematch between former heavyweight champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is now being targeted for UFC 207 in December. Velasquez said on UFC Tonight that he would rather not wait while Miocic takes a break, noting that a rematch with Werdum in December...

Sep 13, 2016 7:32 am

Robin Black on CM Punk’s UFC Loss: Don’t “Blindly Chase Your Dreams”

Last weekend, on the main card of UFC 203, former pro wrestling star CM Punk took his first steps into the cage and was quickly submitted by Mickey Gall in an outcome that surprised very few people. Despite his loss, many members of the combat sports community have commended Punk on his courage and ambition. Though...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Sep 7, 2016 7:44 am

Luke Rockhold on UFC Pay: ‘The Money is BS’

Yesterday, we addressed rumors of a middleweight showdown between Yoel Romero and Chris Weidman, which is apparently on tap for the UFC’s November 12 trip to New York City. This prospective bout is very exciting, as it will  mark the long-awaited returns of two of the middleweight division’s very best fighters. Yet the next move...

Sep 6, 2016 2:24 pm

VIDEO | A very small Muay Thai fight

Things are different in Thailand. Just ask our good friend Mike “Quick” Swick. Check out this crazy little Muay Thai fight between two very young competitors. According to Black Belt Mag, Muay Thai is commonly known as kickboxing or Thai martial arts. However, it is technically not considered a martial art, but a sport that...

Sep 5, 2016 5:44 pm

Tyrone Spong face-plants boxing opponent with massive right hand

With a career spanning three combat sports and over 80 victories, Tyrone Spong is expanding his presence into the boxing world, and made that presence felt with a blistering one-punch knockout over a regional journeyman on Sunday night. Spong made his name as a world-class kickboxer before making his foray into mixed martial arts back in 2012. Now...

Sep 5, 2016 6:26 am

Felipe Silva Wants to Test Sage Northcutt’s Striking

Last month, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On the undercard of that event, Brazilian prospect Felipe Silva improved to 8-0 with a blistering, first-round knockout of kickboxing export Shane Campbell. Fresh off this fantastic win, Silva is attempting to take his destiny into his own hands rather...

Jul 30, 2016 9:05 am

VIDEO | Brothers brawl at WSOF 32 weigh-ins

At WSOF 32 on Saturday, adopted brothers Phoenix Jones and Caros Fodor will square off in a highly anticipated fight. Ahead of the scrap, the two brothers nearly brawled at weigh-ins. Fortunately, WSOF President Ray Sefo, who has a 56-22 professional kickboxing record, as well as a 5-1 professional boxing record, was able to defuse...

Jun 24, 2016 11:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Schilling gets starched at ‘Bellator Dynamite 2’

Joe Schilling getting KTFO #DYNAMITE2 #Bellator157 pic.twitter.com/CP0hSgfE4r — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) June 25, 2016 Friday evening, Bellator held their second MMA-Kickboxing card. On the kickboxing portion of the card, famed kickboxer Joe Schilling looked to avenge his highlight reel MMA knockout loss to Hisaki Kato. Unfortunately for Schilling, the fight didn’t go as planned, and...

Jun 23, 2016 11:24 am

Daniel Cormier brings in 6’9 kickboxer to help him train for UFC 200

On July 9th, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will have their highly anticipated rematch for the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of the historic UFC 200 card. Ahead of the rematch, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has enlisted the help of professional kickboxer and mixed martial artist Chi Lewis-Parry. Lewis-Parry...

Jun 17, 2016 10:46 am

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson recalls the moment he decided to do MMA

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was 57-0 prior to making the jump to professional MMA. Now, with a 12-1 professional MMA record which includes a 1st round TKO win over former champion Johny Hendricks, Thompson is preparing for his #1 contender scrap with Rory MacDonald. Ahead of the fight, Thompson spoke to the BrisbaneTimes to recall the...

Jun 13, 2016 8:43 pm

Joe Rogan gives his take on the fall of Ronda Rousey

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has not fought since losing the belt to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan feels that Rousey got caught up in her fame, which ultimately led to her being knocked out by Holm. “These themes play themselves out over and over...

May 26, 2016 10:26 am

PHOTO | Georges St-Pierre training with boxing greats

There has been quite a bit of speculation as to whether or not former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon. While many initially expected GSP to return to the Octagon for UFC 200, there were several bumps in the road along the way, mainly the UFC’s deal with Reebok. Despite that,...

Apr 30, 2016 1:43 pm

Luke Rockhold defends AKA training methods despite injuries

Over the last several years, the American Kickboxing Academy has caught quite a bit of criticism for their fighter’s pulling out of fights due to injuries, most specifically Cain Velasquez and Khabib Nurmagomedov. In addition, Daniel Cormier was forced to withdraw from his first UFC fight when he injured his leg prior to his UFC...

Apr 19, 2016 10:09 am

VIDEO | 50 kicks in 22 seconds, how many can you do?

Think you can kick? Check out Muay Thai legend and multiple-time Muay Thai world champion Sam-A showing everyone just what the definition of kicking is. Sam-A unloads an unbelievable 50 kicks in just 22 seconds. Sam-A is regarded as one of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world and has an unbelievable total of...

Apr 4, 2016 1:49 pm

Jon Jones bitterly reacts to Daniel Cormier’s offer to help Ovince Saint Preux

The heated rivalry between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and the current champion Daniel Cormier will continue on with Cormier having to pull out their title fight at UFC 197 on April 23rd. BJPENN.COM reported on Friday that Cormier had to withdraw from the title fight with Jones due to an injury suffered...

Apr 4, 2016 10:40 am

Daniel Cormier invites Ovince Saint Preux to train at AKA for bout with Jon Jones

Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is unfortunately out of his title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 197 in April due to an injury suffered in training. It was announced by the UFC that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in as a late replacement for Cormier to face Jones in an interim...

Mar 25, 2016 1:04 am

VIDEO | 68-year-old MMA fighting grandmother looks to prove age is just a number

This is definitely not something you see on your typical MMA card. 68-year-old Ann Perez de Tejada made her MMA debut in February and has not let the TKO loss against 24-year-old Laura Dettman derail her from future competition (video of their fight above). According to Fox News Latino, Perez is a fourth-degree black belt...

Mar 14, 2016 2:14 am

Chris Leben opens up on details of his life-threatening heart condition

UFC veteran Chris Leben was just about to make a return to MMA with a new contract with Bellator MMA. In the process of getting ready to return to competition, bad news about his physical health hit the knockout specialist as he went through the process of pre-fight medical exams. The 35-year-old veteran appeared on...