2859 Search Results for mixed martial arts

May 17, 2017 2:10 pm

VIDEO | UFC 5 – Wing Chun fighter vs. grappler ends very quickly

The interesting aspect of the early days of mixed martial arts was that most fighters had just a single discipline that they were skilled at. This would pit a particular martial arts style versus another and it was always intriguing to see which style would come out on top. The sport of mixed martial arts...

May 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Fight Breakdown: Nasty Muay Thai Elbow KO

This article/video was first published on Evolve MMA. Since all mixed martial arts bouts start on the feet, striking is one of the most important aspects of the sport. In fact, contrary to popular belief, an entire MMA bout can go the duration without ever going to the ground. That makes striking probably the most...

May 14, 2017 6:57 am

Pros React to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s dominant decision defeat of Jessica Andrade

Last night, dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a whopping fifth defense of her throne, defeating a game Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision. Though Andrade had her moments in the fight, and certainly impressed fans with her toughness, it was an impressive win for the champion, who stands out as one of the most...


May 10, 2017 11:59 am

Report: Boxing far from dead – Canelo vs. Chavez draws in tremendous numbers

Many fans often debate between the popularity and superiority of mixed martial arts vs boxing. They are two different combat sports that have many die-hard fans often are trying to claim one is better than the other or that one is more popular. With the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez fight that took place...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 11:36 am

Dana White: Canelo-GGG fight stole planned date for Mayweather vs. McGregor

With no major mixed martial arts events occurring over the weekend, Saturday night’s anticipated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. boxing match dominated the attention of the combat sports world. While the fight, which culminated in a blowout decision win for Canelo, was an interesting watch, the biggest headline the evening produced occured after...

May 5, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | MMA stars play the slapping game and it’s hilarious

Let’s go take a little flashback to this hilarious video of some MMA stars challenging each other to a funny slapping game. We see current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Bellator’s Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and MMA trainer Ryan Parsons all take part in the funny challenge. Interestingly, Parsons shows that...

May 5, 2017 12:19 pm

Donald Cerrone declares UFC ‘timeout’ was forced upon him

It’s typical to see Donald Cerrone fight about four times a year, being one of the more active fighters in the UFC. We’ve seen Cerrone turn around and fight twice in the Octagon is a span of 15 days back when he fought Myles Jury and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in January...

May 4, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Royce Gracie bare knuckle fight vs. 15-year undefeated kung fu fighter

What would mixed martial arts be like without jiu-jitsu? Back in 1993, a tall and slender Brazilian by the name of Royce Gracie walked out to the UFC Octagon at UFC 1 wearing a jiu-jitsu gi with his black belt wrapped around his waist. Being outweighed by his opponents, Gracie shocked those viewing the eight-man...

May 4, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Here’s what happens when a 260-pound pro boxer fights a judo blackbelt

Today, when any respectable mixed martial artist continuously sharpens their skills in many different disciplines, the classic, style vs. style matchups that dominated the halcyon days of the sport have become almost nonexistent. While the early days of MMA were highlighted by fights between boxers and wrestlers, jiu jitsu fighters and kickboxers, et cetera, today’s fighters...

May 3, 2017 6:29 pm

Confirmed | Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213

Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis set for UFC 213 A lightweight scrap between former division title holder Anthony Pettis and perennial contender Jim Miller has been added to July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor confirmed the news with Miller himself, this after an initial report from Brazilian news outlet Combate....

May 3, 2017 2:00 pm

Tutorial: Muay Thai Legend Orono Wor Petchpun Teaches Proper Roundhouse Kick Technique

This article/video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Orono Wor Petchpun is a 3-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai champion and one of the world-class instructors at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore. He finished his professional Muay Thai career with a record of 119-35-3. Among his many impressive victories include wins over the legendary Saenchai...

May 1, 2017 10:50 am

Vitor Belfort confirms his retirement fight will take place at UFC 212

Vitor Belfort first fought in the UFC back in 1997 making his debut for the organization when he was 19-years-old. Fast-forward 20 years later to 2017 and “The Phenom” says he will be hanging his gloves up after his next fight at UFC 212 in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although no official...

May 1, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather’s father says he’ll “beat the sh*t out of McGregor”

There is no bigger story in combat sports today than that of a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While this fight initially looked almost impossible, there has recently been plenty of reason to believe it could actually happen. Though anything can happen when two...

Apr 30, 2017 8:42 am

5 of the most tattooed fighters in MMA

Recently, we learned that heavyweight legend Mark Hunt had painted his chest with a new and beautifully done tattoo. With this new ink, which joins to half-sleeves, Hunt enters the books as one of the most heavily tattooed fighters in the UFC, if not in all of MMA. MMA, of course, is chock full of...

Apr 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211 One of the most exciting fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Eddie Alvarez, will return to the octagon at next month’s highly anticipated UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas. The former UFC lightweight champion of the world, Alvarez, recently sat...

Apr 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Al Iaquinta continues “Raging”, pokes fun at UFC President Dana White

Al Iaquinta continues “Raging”, pokes fun at UFC President Dana White Al Iaquinta has proven to be one of the UFC’s top lightweight fighters. The 29-year-old New York native is coming off a very impressive knockout victory over former title challenger Diego Sanchez which took place at UFC Fight Night 108 last weekend in Nashville....

Apr 29, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Watch Matt Hamill KO Luiz Cane at Fight2Night 2

VIDEO | Watch Matt Hamill KO Luiz Cane at Fight2Night 2 Former UFC fighter Matt Hamill picked up his first victory since September of 2012 last night in Brazil. “The Hammer” needed just 38 seconds to knockout another former UFC staple Luiz Cane in the main event of Fight2Night 2 in Parana. Check out the...

Apr 28, 2017 7:27 pm

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29 Earlier today rumors began swirling that current UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie was considering vacating her title and possibly retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts entirely. However, according to GDR’s manager Brian Butler-Au, the...

Apr 28, 2017 1:59 pm

Ronda Rousey’s coach gives his take on if ‘Rowdy’ will ever fight again

Ronda Rousey took women’s mixed martial arts to a new level in her rise to stardom in the UFC. Now, with two UFC losses in a row and recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, many are still curious if Rousey will ever return to compete in the UFC again. Rousey’s judo coach, Justin...

Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm

UFC fighter seeks to inspire others after years of struggling with her own body image

There are a few fighters that have struggled with being bullied growing up. UFC strawweight Paige VanZant says she enrolled in college early to get away from the high school bullying she was going through. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was bullied during his childhood until the day he stood up to his peer...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Apr 28, 2017 11:01 am

Mark Hunt a bit disturbed by his action figure with man boobs and penis on display

Mark Hunt has been a notable figure in the world of combat sports for a quite some time. With his many fights in K-1 Kickboxing championships and PRIDE in Japan, “The Super Samoan” has a big Japanese fan base. As a combat sports figure, there are lots of merchandise opportunities that companies seek and there...