618 Search Results for kickboxing

Jan 16, 2018 8:10 am

Coach explains choice to let Paige VanZant fight with broken arm

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s debut in St. Louis, MO, Paige VanZant came up short in her flyweight debut, giving up a decision to Jessica-Rose Clark. While VanZant lost, however, she showed remarkable toughness, surviving three rounds despite sustaining broken arm mid-fight. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, VanZant’s coach Fabiano Scherner explained why he let...

Jan 15, 2018 5:12 pm

PHOTO | Cain Velasquez Teases that he May Be Close to a Return

It’s officially fight week for what may very well be the most highly anticipated heavyweight fight of all time. UFC 220 takes place this Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts and is headlined by the reigning champion who’s looking to make history, Stipe Miocic when he takes on the frighteningly powerful rising star, Francis Ngannou. Before Ngannou...

Jan 2, 2018 9:04 am

Jose Aldo is Ready to Walk Away From the UFC As Soon As Possible

The accomplishments of Jose Aldo speak for themselves. For a decade, he reigned supreme over the featherweight division; through the WEC, the UFC, and the entire world. Much like the pioneers of BJ Penn and Jens Pulver before him did with lightweight, he put the 145-pound class on the map and made people tune in...

Dec 30, 2017 11:42 am

EA Sports UFC 3 Completely Overhauled The Career Mode

Fans spent a year and a half screaming at their televisions and rubbing their thumbs raw, fighting their friends and random strangers on the internet in EA Sports UFC 2. Even Demetrious Johnson got in on the fun against his Mighty Squad, Rampage Jackson and Max Holloway. For mixed martial gamers wanting a new experience,...

Dec 29, 2017 12:49 pm

Jorina Baars Calls Cyborg and Holly Holm The Best Women’s Fight Ever

In the lead-up to UFC 219, there has been no way to miss the accolades of either Cris Cyborg or Holy Holm. Both have laundry lists of accomplishments and present unique challenges to one another, neither of which have ever faced in their careers. As far as Cyborg goes, she does boast something that Holm...

Dec 28, 2017 7:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Glory Heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven eyeing fights with Ngannou and Miocic

Glory kickboxing heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven has already competed once in mixed martial arts, having authored a first-round TKO of Viktor Bogutzki back in 2015. From the sounds of it, he hopes to compete in MMA again – and at the very highest level. Speaking on the latest stacked episode of BJ Penn Radio, Verhoeven shared...

Dec 27, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 64 // James Vick | Rico Verhoeven

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off  with “The Texicutioner” James Vick. Arguably a future champion in the UFC’s lightweight division and a very tough matchup for anyone at 155 pounds, Vick has gone 9-1 in the UFC and believes he has...

Dec 26, 2017 8:12 am

Max Holloway is Named Rolling Stone’s 2017 Fighter of the Year

It’s difficult to narrow down a clear-cut ‘Fighter of the Year’ for 2017. We’ve seen so many amazing things happen and were blindsided by curve ball after curve ball. It just epitomized how unpredictable this combat game is and that no one is safe, no matter how high the perch. If you’re opening up the...

Dec 22, 2017 1:02 pm

Gokhan Saki Tries to Get Nate Diaz to Come Back

After Nate Diaz spit flames on his longest interview since May, the world once again was talking about the Stockton soldier. For over 45 minutes, he talked about everything from Conor McGregor, the UFC’s ‘propaganda machine’, and what it would take to get him back in the Octagon. People have jumped on his quote of...

Dec 15, 2017 5:00 pm

Khabib’s Coach Says the Tiramisu Was a Lie

The undefeated 24-0, Dagestani destroyer, Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the Lightweight division’s very best fighters and has been for the past several years. Khabib’s last scheduled fight was a huge and highly anticipated Interim title fight against the man who ended up becoming champ despite not fighting Khabib, Tony Ferguson. The fight was supposed...

Dec 13, 2017 4:12 pm

VIDEO | Australia’s Strongest Powerlifter Alex “The God” Simon Wants to be UFC Heavyweight Champ

Day 1 of my new journey with @bodyfitmiranda to the UFC and everything in between stay tuned – Alex. @k_bodyfit @shaejlui @bodyfitauburn @sandhub16 @smaifitness @te_huna @the_dog_father89 . . . . #bodyfit #straitfilms #ufc #heavyweightchampion #mma #knockout #ko #journey #5yeargoal #heavyhands #thebeginning A post shared by Alex “The God” Simon (@godlystrong) on Dec 12, 2017 at...

Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Gokhan Saki gives timeframe for Octagon return

If things had gone according to plan, UFC 219 would feature one more dynamite light heavyweight scrap than it currently does, as kickboxer Gokhan Saki was expected to battle Khalil Rountree on the card. Unfortunately, this fight was nixed when Saki was forced to withdraw with an injury. Saki elaborated on the injury that forced...

Dec 1, 2017 7:04 am

Bas Rutten Breaks Down the Fight Between Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem

Tonight we have The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale, but tomorrow is UFC 218 which is stacked with ridiculous fights. Sandwiched between the main event between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo and the violent scrap of Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez, will be an slobberknocker between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou. It will be a battle...

Nov 30, 2017 8:00 pm

GLORY 48: New York Weigh-In Video and Results

    Glory 48 takes place this Friday night from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. As usual, the evening of fights is split between two cards, being streamed on two separate platforms. The SuperFight series will air on UFC Fight Pass, while the Glory 48: New York card will stream...

Nov 29, 2017 6:30 pm

GLORY Announces Partnership with Pluto TV

  Glory kickboxing has been looking for a permanent home since its inception back in 2012. The promotion would originally air online and on PPV for the American audience until a deal with Spike TV brought the kickboxing promotion to cable in the United States. A deal with ESPN brought the promotion’s to ESPN 3,...

Nov 28, 2017 6:00 pm

Säki Out, Replacement Found Against Khalil Rountree at UFC 219

  One of the more surprising announcement made by the UFC in 2017 was that of the signing of kickboxing champion Gökhan Saki to their light heavyweight division. The news broke this past May and his debut was surrounded by speculation, especially in a year whose theme within the combat sports world could be, ‘crossover’. Saki...

Nov 21, 2017 8:32 am

Jose Aldo Threatens to ‘Smother’ Max Holloway After His Injury Jabs

When Max Holloway stepped into the cage with former featherweight king Jose Aldo for the first time, he took Aldo out in the third round. Something was missing though, which caused a lot of people to ask, ‘What if?’ Absent were the infamous and thundering leg kicks from the previous champ. It is one of...

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am

BREAKING | MMA Legend Cro Cop Will Return in RIZIN

Mirko Cro Cop is one of the most incredible legends of this sport. After a startling 21-years involved in combat sports, his resume is insane. He has the most finishes in combined UFC, Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce history at 21, which is a finish for every year he’s been fighting. He’s the only fighter to win K-1, Pride and RIZIN grand prix...

Nov 3, 2017 9:38 am

BREAKING | Champ Champ Conor McGregor Lands on The Cover of EA UFC 3

Love him or hate him, there are simply no arguments against Conor McGregor being the biggest MMA fighter in recent years. What he has accomplished in four short years is nothing short of astonishing. With the new EA Sports UFC 3 dropping, everyone wondered who would be on the cover and it’s not really a...

Oct 31, 2017 4:37 pm

Stephen Thompson ‘Fired Up’ for Something Different Against Jorge Masvidal

UFC 217 is one of those cards where every single fight will be a battle for a spotlight. The second fight on the television prelims features Ovince Saint Preux, if that gives you any indication of the scope we’re talking about. Not to be buried beneath the three title fights on the card, Stephen Thompson...

Oct 31, 2017 9:06 am

Urijah Faber clarifies Justin Buchholz’s role at TAM: It hasn’t been much of a change

Earlier this week, long-time Team Alpha Male coach Justin Buchholz announced that he’d been dealt something of a demotion by team founder Urijah Faber. Speaking on the Stud Show podcast, a frustrated sounding Buchholz explained that he’ll no longer be serving as the team’s head coach, but as a striking coach. According to Faber himself,...