684 Search Results for PRIDE

Jun 20, 2017 8:45 am

Megan Anderson on Germaine de Randamie: “she’s undersized at ’45, and she knew that”

When Germaine de Randamie won the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title by defeating Holly Holm back in February, the expectation was that she would then defend that title against the division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Instead, however, De Randamie refused to fight Cyborg on the basis of her previous failed drug test, which...

Jun 17, 2017 12:22 pm

Floyd Mayweather gives first interview following McGregor fight announcement

Earlier this week, the combat sports community was stunned as it was confirmed that a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match would be taking place on August 26th at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. While UFC President Dana White was quick to do a Q&A and answer fans questions, Floyd Mayweather remained silent...

Jun 16, 2017 11:44 am

PHOTO | Holly Holm & Bethe Correia cutting weight together

Saturday night in Singapore, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will square off in a highly anticipated bantamweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, the two women actually shared a sauna while attempting to make weight for their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night in a showing of good...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

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 9, 2017 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni have competitive sparring match

Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni are legendary pioneers in the sport of mixed martial arts. Liddell made his pro MMA debut back at UFC 17 in 1998 and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC. Liddell won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 52 by taking Randy Couture out...

Jun 8, 2017 11:12 pm

Jon Jones fires back at Daniel Cormier over recent PED comments

Recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier put former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on blast ahead of their July 29th rematch at UFC 214 for the undisputed light heavyweight title. Ahead of the fight, Cormier made some controversial statements on ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’ as he proclaimed that he believes Jon Jones was...

Jun 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | On this day: Fedor Emelianenko weathers early storm, defeats Fujita

On this day in MMA history, heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko picked up an impressive 1st round submission win over Kazuyuki Fujita after nearly being finished by ‘Ironhead’ in the opening minutes of the fight. Prior to the scrap, Emelianenko was riding a 10-fight win streak that saw ‘The Last Emperor’ look nearly unbeatable through...

Jun 7, 2017 10:17 am

Scott Coker on Bellator NYC: this is the best MMA PPV that’s been offered in 2017

On June 24, Bellator MMA will host just the second pay-per-view of its already illustrious history. This pay-per-view, which will broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, is aptly named “Bellator NYC.” Bellator NYC will be headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

May 30, 2017 6:40 am

After eye-poke, Glover Teixeira says he was seeing “three Gustafssons”

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, the fighting pride of Sweden himself, Alexander Gustafsson, scored an impressive, fifth-round knockout win over the dangerous Glover Teixeira. For Teixeira, things obviously didn’t go as planned – and not only because he got knocked out. The...

May 29, 2017 5:53 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Stockholm: Prelim fighter Chris Camozzi gets top payout

Yesterday night (yesterday afternoon in North America) the UFC touched down in Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting, 12-fight card. In the UFC Stockholm main event, we saw the fighting pride of Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson, pick up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him...

May 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Pros react to Alexander Gustafsson’s KO of Glover Teixeira, post-fight marriage proposal

On Sunday afternoon, the UFC returned to the beautiful country of Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting 12-fight card that emanated from the city’s Ericsson Globe Arena. Atop this 12-fight card was a key light heavyweight showdown between the UFC’s number one and two ranked light heavyweight contenders: the pride of Sweden himself Alexander Gustafsson,...

May 26, 2017 2:12 pm

#FBF | Ricardo Arona and Kareem Barkalev get into scuffle during JiuJitsu match

During his time under the Pride FC banner, Ricardo Arona earned the admiration of fans for moments such as his 2005 ‘Upset of the Year’ against Wanderlei Silva. Arona, an extremely accomplished JiuJitsu practitioner, ultimately took an indefinite hiatus in 2009 following a unanimous decision win over UFC vet Marvin Eastman in Brazil. Back in...

May 25, 2017 3:03 pm

VIDEO | Horrific slam KO from Fusion FC 27

Ayer en Fusion FC 27, Rudy Gavidia gano con un KO terrible ante Vicente Vargas!! pic.twitter.com/DzwEyyaGsX — Barrele la pierna (@Barrelelapierna) May 25, 2017 When a fighter is slammed to the canvas so hard that the referee is forced to stop the fight, often times it is a rather vicious replay. The clip above is...

May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Fighters rally behind Cris “Cyborg” Justino after Angela Magana incident

Over the weekend, the UFC flew some 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special athletes retreat. During the events of the weekend, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino had a run-in with UFC strawweight Angela Magana, which ended with Cyborg punching and visibly rocking Magana. Since then, Cyborg has been...

May 22, 2017 6:25 pm

Cris Cyborg releases a statement regarding the Angela Magana incident

Cris Cyborg releases a statement regarding the Angela Magana incident Former Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has issued a statement regarding her altercation with Angela Magana which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. Cyborg confronted Magana on Sunday afternoon, this after the outspoken strawweight had recently posted numerous derogatory tweets about her on...

May 19, 2017 12:32 am

VIDEO | Russian special forces ’12 minutes of hell’ test

Throughout the course of MMA history, Russia has continued to produce some of the most feared fighters on the planet. When Fedor Emelianenko burst onto the MMA scene and took the Pride FC heavyweight division by storm, he not only cemented his place in MMA history as one of the most dominant fighters ever, but...

May 18, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO | UFC Gym President gets H-Bombed by Dan Henderson

While at the UFC Gym Huntington Beach grand opening, UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack went on camera to discuss the importance of staying active as you age. His only error was using former Pride champion and long-time UFC contender Dan Henderson as an example. Mid-way through his comments, Sedlack was interrupted by a jarring Henderson...

May 17, 2017 12:39 pm

VIDEO | Indonesian MMA fighter KOs opponent with phenomenal spinning kick

Brando Mamana KO's Adi Paryanto at One Pride MMA #3 in Indonesia. Mental note: Never get hit by something like this. pic.twitter.com/giKbZaafco — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 17, 2017 Throughout MMA history fight fans have seen numerous impressive knockouts that come from spinning kicks. From Vitor Belfort’s wheel kick KO against Luke Rockhold, to Uriah Hall’s...

May 16, 2017 1:25 pm

VIDEO | Insane open-weight WMMA fight between Judoka & MMA figher

While Rizin FF may struggle finding opponents for Gabi Garcia in MMA, one Japanese promotion decided that an open weight fight between a female Judoka and an MMA fighter was a good idea. The fight looks somewhat reminiscent of watching smaller fighters in Pride FC run from much larger opponents in ‘spectacle fights’ back in...

May 16, 2017 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Gary Goodridge survives brutal onslaught, defeats Russian Sumo wrestler

Back in the days of Pride Fighting Championship, spectacle fights between opponents with great size differences were rather common such as the 2003 fight between 5’9 lightweight Genki Sudo and Butterbean, which saw Sudo pick up the submission win. In the video seen above, we take it back to 2005 where MMA legend Gary Goodridge...

May 16, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | This Fedor vs. Mitrione promo will have you counting the days to Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA will take over New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This event will mark the rising promotion’s second effort on pay-per-view. To commemorate this debut in New York City and return to pay-per-view, Bellator has stacked the Bellator NYC lineup with big names....

May 13, 2017 8:19 am

Michael Chiesa releases statement on Kevin Lee scuffle

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, UFC lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa were involved in a rather heated argument that led to a scuffle taking place between the two men. While security guards were quick to restrain Chiesa, Lee managed to land a clean right hand before security guards restrained him....

May 12, 2017 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Gym challenge ends in brutal fashion with TKO

While the days of style vs. style gym fights have passed, for the most part, gym scraps are still rather frequent. In one gym challenge, two men donned in what appear to be MMA gloves exchange leather for just moments before a knee from the clinch begins the exchange that leads to the finish. The...