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VIDEO | Boxer drops opponent twice in 30 seconds to win NABF title

Russell Ess - November 1, 2017

Fighters spend many hours in the gym preparing for their contests. For some, the preparation pays off with a lightning quick win while their opponents face the misery of getting defeated in a matter of seconds. In this video, we take a look at the boxing match between Miguel Carrizoza and Ryan Garcia for the vacant NABF Junior Super Featherweight Title. The two met in September where Garcia won the fight in less than a minute after dropping Carrizoza twice in a matter of seconds with the referee calling an end to the fight at 30 seconds of the very first round.

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VIDEO | This is @jonjones on Twitter and he gets a lot of mean tweets

Russell Ess - October 31, 2017

Meet Jon Jones. No, not former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but the video game developer Jon Jones.

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VIDEO | Joe Rogan jokingly pops his booty in front of friend's new Lamborghini

Russell Ess - October 27, 2017

Joe Rogan has a ton of fans with his wealth of knowledge not just in mixed martial arts but in life in general. The comedian and UFC commentator has built a huge following on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast that covers a wide variety of topics and guests that stretch far beyond combat sports. Here, we get a glimpse at the humorous side of Rogan and his buddies and fellow comedians Bert Kreischer, Ari Shaffir, and Tom Segura.

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VIDEO | 23-year-old boxer shows next level movement in his fights

Russell Ess - October 26, 2017

We’ve seen the amazing movement from the high-level pound-for-pound boxer Vasyl Lomachenko. Many fans relate Lomachenko and his evasive footwork like something out of the Matrix. Here, we take a look at another rising star in the sport of boxing that many fans are also geeking out over with his insane performances in the ring. 23-year-old UK boxer Josh Kelly is an orthodox boxer fighting at welterweight. Kelly is a 2016 Olympic boxer and made his professional debut in April of this year. Kelly has already racked up a 4-0 pro record in six months. With one knockout, two wins by TKO and one decision under his belt, boxing could have something special on their hands here.

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Mikey Garcia

VIDEO | Boxing champion Mikey Garcia putting in work with massive powerlifter Big Boy

Russell Ess - October 24, 2017

Boxing trainer Robert Garcia has had a lot of different athletes from different sports coming through his gym recently. We saw former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo make his way to California to get some boxing training done under Garcia. Aldo impressed the world champion boxing trainer and did some rounds with Olympic boxers and world champion Mikey Garcia, who is Robert’s younger brother.

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VIDEO | Fighter tries to help bring opponent to consciousness after brutal knockout

Russell Ess - October 23, 2017

There is a great amount of respect in martial arts and although the trash talk and hype for promotion is surely a big part of mixed martial arts today, there is still a ton of respect and great sportsmanship in MMA. We get a good look at some values seen in this video here from the Russian promotion Fight Nights Global. Opponents Abdul Khalid Davlyatov and Ilnur Samigullin met in the cage back in April of last year where Davlyatov knocked Samigullin out with a devastating overhand right. Davlyatov saw that he had knocked Samigullin out cold and didn’t follow up with any more punches and then starting trying to bring his opponent back to consciousness.

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VIDEO | Dana White banned from casino gambling after winning too much money

Russell Ess - October 20, 2017

Have you ever been banned for being too good at something? You have probably heard that “the rich just keep getting richer” and UFC President Dana White seems to fit that saying to a tee.

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VIDEO | Most creative and crazy moves pulled off in MMA

Russell Ess - October 18, 2017

There is nothing like a highlight reel finish in MMA and when you can add some flair by finishing with a move that is rarely seen pulled off successfully, you’ll probably end up going viral on the Internet. Here we take a look at some of the most impressive, creative, and crazy moves pulled off in mixed martial arts competitions. Some are finishes while others are just amazing moves pulled off in the middle of the fight.

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VIDEO | Former World’s Strongest Man turned MMA fighter shows off his speed

Russell Ess - October 12, 2017

Mariusz Pudzianowski is a former five-time World’s Strongest Man and bodybuilder that has transitioned his training and focus towards mixed martial arts. The fighter still has a massive physique and has shown what he is capable of with defeating game opponents such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rolles Gracie.

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VIDEO | BJJ black belt Chuck Norris talks first time training with Gracie's and getting choked out

Russell Ess - October 11, 2017

Chuck Norris has a lot of martial arts experience on his resume. As a black belt in numerous martial arts, Norris was awarded a third-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jean Jacques Machado and David Dunn in 2015. In this video from MMA Nation, we take a walk back in time as Norris explains the first time he tried jiu-jitsu while on vacation in Rio de Janeiro. Norris kept hearing about “Gracie jiu-jitsu” from all the martial arts schools that he dropped in for training and had his first taste of the martial art with the Gracie family.

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VIDEO | Criminal chased out of BJJ school after assaulting gym staff member

Russell Ess - October 6, 2017

Criminals are often not in the right state of mind, which could be one of the many reasons why they decide to break the law. In this video, we take a look at this criminal that decided to assault and possibly try rob a receptionist at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school. While many might think robbing a martial arts school is not the smartest idea, this also happened recently at an MMA gym in California and things did not go so well for the robber there.

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VIDEO | UFC fighter with ADCC and BJJ world titles gets choked unconscious at No-Gi Championships

Russell Ess - October 5, 2017

When you are a three-time world jiu-jitsu champion and an Abu-Dhabi world champion, you have checked off more than what most can dream of in the grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu communities. That is just what UFC fighter Rani Yahya has under resume and returned to BJJ competition at the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships in Rio over the weekend. Yahya proved that his time focused on MMA and away from BJJ competition was still at a very high level, making his way to the finals in the lightweight division. However, when Yahya faced Thiago “Baiano” Abreu in the final, Abreu proved his superiority in this grappling exchange taking less than a minute to put Yahya to sleep with a tight guillotine choke.

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VIDEO | UFC handshake fails

Russell Ess - September 29, 2017

There are just some opponents that are matched up and will never get along. Here, we take a look at some of the handshake fails and snubs that we have seen throughout the years in the UFC and in other fight promotions starring some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. Some big rivalries seen in this video include Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping with Luke Rockhold and Anderson Silva, and the Diaz brothers won’t be left out of this one.

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VIDEO | Amazing look into a sparring session with star-studded team at the Combat Club

Russell Ess - September 28, 2017

It’s always very interesting to see what goes on in camp as fighters prepare for competition. If we are lucky, we get to see how teammates from different weight classes and different promotions do in their training together. In this video from the Anatomy of a Fighter YouTube channel, we get a glimpse into one of the sparring sessions at Henri Hooft and Gilbert Burns’ Florida gym, the Combat Club.

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VIDEO | M-1 Global celebrates 20th anniversary with their best KO's

Russell Ess - September 27, 2017

The M-1 Global promotion is celebrating their 20th anniversary and doing it with a bang by highlighting the best KO’s that have taken place at their events. A likely fan favorite of all the fighters who have competed under the promotion is Fedor Emelianenko, who had a few fights with M-1 along with their co-promoted events with Strikeforce. Other big names that have competed in M-1 include Alistair Overeem, Gegard Mousasi, Andrei Arlovski, Melvin Manhoef, and Ben Rothwell.

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VIDEO | 4 examples of brilliant fight strategies that paid off

Russell Ess - September 22, 2017

Fight strategy and game plans are just one of the keys to success when you’re competing at the highest level.

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VIDEO | 5 times that sparring with UFC fighters did not end well

Russell Ess - September 19, 2017

You’ve heard that iron sharpens iron and this is the reason why training partners are so important. Many fighters that are in the UFC are usually a part of fairly big teams. People from around the world join specific gyms in hopes of getting the best training to be the best competitor they can be.

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VIDEO | Kickboxer literally crushes opponent's nose with his knee

Russell Ess - September 15, 2017

Taking some damage when competing in combat sports simply comes as part of the game. However, there are some injuries that end up being much worse than others. In this video, we take a look at a kickboxing match between Current Glory kickboxer Mourad Bouzidi and Rustemi Kreshnik. The two met for a rematch with Bouzidi winning their first fight by TKO after Kreshnik suffered a very bad cut. In the rematch at the It’s Showtime 57 & 58 event, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, Bouzidi ended up winning again after crushing Kreshnik’s nose with a brutal knee. The event took place back in 2012 but an insane ending like this is timeless.