765 Search Results for kickboxing

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...

Jul 7, 2017 9:42 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia destroys opponent with soccer kick, fight ruled no contest

So… did nobody tell Gabi Garcia that punting your criminally undersized opponent is frowned upon? pic.twitter.com/RqAfXQe8Pu — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 7, 2017 Friday morning, in Japan at the Shoot Boxing S-Cup 2017, famed JiuJitsu practitioner Gabi Garcia competed in her first kickboxing bout against 45 year old Megumi Yabushita, an experienced kickboxer and MMA fighter...

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 9:00 am

Holly Holm weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

To date, Holly Holm remains the only fighter, male or female, to fine both a boxing world championship, as well as an MMA world championship. Holm was awarded a Guinness World Record for the accomplishment back in 2016 after her defeat of Ronda Rousey to capture the women’s bantamweight title. This of course arguably makes...

Jul 4, 2017 1:08 pm

MMA fighters with pro boxing experience talk Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Most of those coming from the world of boxing are not giving Conor McGregor much of a chance against Floyd Mayweather. Boxing analyst Max Kellerman is claiming that “The Notorious” will not land a single punch on Mayweather in the course of their fight in the ring. However, what are MMA fighters who also have...

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...

Jul 4, 2017 9:44 am

Miesha Tate weighs in on Germaine de-Randamie-Cris Cyborg controversy

Germaine de Randamie may no longer be the UFC women’s featherweight champion, however her feud with the UFC is still an extremely controversial one. After winning the belt earlier this year, it appeared as though the stars had aligned for Germaine de Randamie to defend her title against Cris Cyborg. De Randamie refused to fight...

Jul 1, 2017 12:02 pm

Edson Barboza open to superfight with Jose Aldo at 145

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC’s lightweight division. In addition to 11 knockout wins in 19 professional fights, Barboza racked up a 25-3 professional kickboxing record, with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Fresh off a KO win over Beneil Dariush at ‘UFC Fight...

Jun 22, 2017 3:51 pm

VIDEO | Gökhan Saki leg kicks radio show host

Gökhan Saki is undeniably one of the most feared strikers on the planet. The Dutch-Turkish kickboxer and former Glory Kickboxing champion will soon be stepping into the Octagon for the first time later this year in a highly anticipated UFC debut. Ahead of his UFC debut, Saki appeared on a Dubai radio show, where the...

Jun 22, 2017 9:06 am

VIDEO | Karate Black Belt defeats 7’3 Kickboxer in stunning upset

In what will forever be known as a true ‘David vs. Goliath’ style matchup in kickboxing, back in 2007 7’3 Korean kickboxer Kim Young Hyun stepped into the K-1 ring against Karate black belt Nicholas Pettas in a fight that left fight fans stunned. While it was Kim Young Hyun who dominated the fight early...

Jun 22, 2017 7:42 am

Ray Sefo goes in-depth on new Professional Fighters League: “It’s a fighter’s dream”

Earlier this year, we learned that the well-established MMA promotion World Series of Fighting was being rebranded as the Professional Fighters League (PFL). This rebranded organization will seek to revolutionize the MMA landscape by providing fighters with salaries, using tournaments to ensure title shots, and awarding tournament winners with a whopping million dollars. On the latest...

Jun 21, 2017 2:42 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 38 // Alexander Volkanovski | Ray Sefo | Colby Covington | BJ Penn

BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with a stacked guest lineup! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with featherweight prospect and a big winner from UFC Auckland, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. We’ll be recapping his win over Mizuto Hirota and getting the details of the his condition going in. From professional rugby to MMA,...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...

Jun 10, 2017 3:19 pm

VIDEO | Rare footage of Anderson Silva annihilating opponent in Muay Thai match

Before UFC icon Anderson Silva was a world class mixed martial artist, ‘The Spider’ was getting his feet wet in combat sports. In a rare video from many years ago, you can see a young Anderson Silva absolutely annihilating an unknown opponent in a rare kickboxing match that appears to take place in a ring...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Jimi Manuwa shares incredible list of training partners for Volkan Oezdemir fight

Yesterday, we learned that British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa will take on fellow top-5 light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 this July 29 in Anaheim, California. While Manuwa is one of the most established names in the UFC light heavyweight division, Oezdemir remains a relative unknown among many fans, having burst into the top-5...