701 Search Results for kickboxing

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 16, 2016 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Yoel Romero hugging Shaq is priceless

Yoel Romero made a huge statement with his flying knee finish over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend. The “Soldier of God” is looking to get a chance against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and UFC President Dana White has already stated that the fight makes sense. Before going...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...


Nov 11, 2016 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero Apperciates Chris Weidman’s Skill, Forgives Him for USADA Comments

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205, streaking middleweight contender Yoel Romero will collide with former champion Chris Weidman in a bout that could well earn the winner a shot at reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In advance of this pivotal showdown, Romero made an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire to speak with host Chris...

Nov 6, 2016 12:15 pm

VIDEO | Watch Zhou Zhipeng Overcome a 150-pound Weight Disadvantage to Beat Hong-Man Choi

In mixed martial arts, we occasionally witness contests between fighters of starkly different sizes. The majority of these David vs. Goliath style fights occurred during the height of Japan’s obsession with MMA, and during the early days of the UFC. That said, we’ve also seen some pretty incredible size differences in the UFC’s modern era...

Nov 3, 2016 8:48 am

Stephen Thompson’s gameplan for Tyron Woodley: “Muhammad Ali him”

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the UFC today. With a 13-1 professional MMA record that has seen ‘Wonderboy’ go 8-1 inside the Octagon, racking up numerous highlight reel knockout wins, in addition to a 20-0 professional kickboxing record that has seen him win...

Nov 2, 2016 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Melvin Manhoef boxes super-heavyweight YouTube star

Combat sports veteran Melvin Manhoef is certainly one of the most credentialed fighters on the planet today. With over 50 professional kickboxing matches that saw him win the ‘It’s Showtime’ championship, in addition to 46 professional MMA fights that have seen him pick up arguably some of the most devastating knockouts in recent memory, ‘No...

Nov 1, 2016 8:16 am

“Felony” Charles Bennett to Rematch the Guy He Just KO’d in 7 Seconds

Over the last few months, “Felony” Charles Bennett, who used to fight with the nickname “Krazy Horse,” has burst back into mainstream consciousness. The featherweight’s return to the limelight can be attributed to a few things: a renewed feud with light heavyweight legend Wanderlei Silva, a series of entertaining media appearances, and of course, his recent...

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields: “There’s constantly big name guys fighting with the UFC.”

Jake Shields has fought for nearly every major mixed martial arts promotion in the sports relatively short history. From winning the Strikeforce middleweight belt, to fighting for the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, Shields has bounced around quite about before landing at World Series of Fighting, where he currently calls home. Shields spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com...

Oct 26, 2016 5:17 pm

Werdum protests Reebok deal while trolling on Instagram with rival Nike apparel

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum raised a lot of eyebrows after posting a photo of him donning Nike attire as a protest of Reebok’s stranglehold on the UFC’s sponsorship deals. He captioned the Nike picture with rather crass hashtags, writing “I’m not generic, I’m Nike since childhood,” while using hashtags in Spanish that in...

Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am

Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer training with Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 207 return

With Ronda Rousey set to return to the Octagon to face current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December, she is surely ramping up her training regiment. It looks like Rousey has brought in 2016 U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer to get some sparring done. Mayer posted a photo with Rousey...

Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am

Sage Northcutt mimicking Stephen Thompson in training for Tyron Woodley

In exactly three weeks, UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley will step into the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 205 for his first title defense. The fight, which is slated to be against dynamic striker Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, is one that has fight fans split down the middle in regards to...

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

ศึกมวยไทยจูเนียร์ เก็บตก ศึกมวยไทย ๖ ทศวรรษ โรงเรียนวัฒนานครมวยรุ่นเล็กจูเนียร์ *ขอขอบคุณเจ้าของคลิปที่นำมาแบ่งปัน Posted by โรงเรียนวัฒนานคร อบจ.สระแก้ว แฟนเพจ on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 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...

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...