A gem of a featherweight contest pitting divisional standouts Emmanuel Sanchez (13-2) and Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel (36-9) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo” on July 22 inside Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Completing the televised card, Philipe Lins (9-1) will face Guilherme Viana (7-2) in light […]
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By JM “Shade” Daguio On December 6, 2014 at UFC 181, Phil Brooks AKA CM Punk announced that he signed a multi-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC brass at that time has yet to name Brooks’ opponent and they emphasized that they need to bring someone who is also a relative newcomer […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Finally, after a wave of rumors of a comeback, Georges St. Pierre finally confirms his plan to go back into the 8-sided cage of the UFC. St. Pierre expressed his intention to return after a 3-year self-imposed hiatus which saw St. Pierre relinquish the welterweight title and walk away from the […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson put on masterful, tactical fight against UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald. Thompson came in using a lot of his versatility with his karate and kickboxing background. McDonald was tough customer, which is not surprising since he is the hometown hero and the number 1 contender for many years, […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio The former undisputed welterweight champion may end his self-imposed hiatus for a shot at the middleweight title. The current middleweight champion Michael Bisping said in an interview that the UFC superstar’s camp contacted him saying they are very interested in the fight. “I actually had some people reach out to me […]
Flora wins by first round submission. Armbar.
Billups wins unanimous decision.
Keyron Palmer wins by first round TKO.
By JM “Shade” Daguio UFC 200 is filled to the brim with the addition of WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, the anticipation for the premiere event is palpable. Lesnar’s opponent will be Mark Hunt, the New Zealand native known for his vicious KO power. Lesnar may not be looking to campaign […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio In a night full of surprises, the UFC pulled the biggest easter egg promo ever.During pay-per-view broadcast, the UFC showed it’s promo for UFC 200 where all fighters in the card such as Miesha Tate, Frankie Edgar and Jon Jones appeared to hype up the UFC’s premiere card of the year.What […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s anticipated return will have to wait a little longer. In an interview with ESPN, UFC President Dana White was asked of the possible timetable of Rousey’s eventual return:
By JM “Shade” Daguio Michael Bisping had been waiting for this opportunity for 10 years and now he has a chance to prove himself in the octagon. The road to contendership wasn’t easy for Michael Bisping, who was always a perennial middleweight for the most part of his career. He debuted in the UFC in […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Brazil’s contribution in the forefront of MMA cannot be denied, MMA’s roots can be traced to the “vale tudo” (anything goes) events held in brazil where fighters compete with little to no rules, it is widely considered to be MMA’s precursor. UFC’s co-founder was also a Brazilian named Rorion Gracie who […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Weight cutting has always been an issue in contact sports, the idea of taking full advantage of size come fight time becomes a life-and-death struggle fighters go through to make the lowest possible weight. It is a time honored tradition coming from amateur wrestling to competitive judo, weight cutting adheres to […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio The UFC heavyweight division just had its new champion; Ohio’s own Stipe Miocic.After a crazy night in Brazil where then-contender Stipe Miocic took the heavyweight title from Fabricio Werdum with a vicious step-back right hook that face-planted Werdum shocked so many, not of the result but of the manner. The heavyweight […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio UFC superstar Conor McGregor and UFC Brass reportedly met to discuss McGregor’s future with the company. After a very confusing month in which McGregor tweeted about an impending retirement and subsequent “unretirement” got all the people excited, shocked and just plain confused. The fiasco was reportedly due to McGregor’s insistence in foregoing […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio Fighting in MMA and UFC in particular have come a long way as compared to other combat sports. The Roberto Duran type of fighting in the 80’s would generally be considered as similar today after 30 years, same with wrestling, kickboxing and Muay Thai. But MMA is quite different, going on […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio The UFC will make its return to Brazil this weekend with a stacked card of Brazil’s stellar fighters. The main event will be headlined by Brazilian Fabricio Werdum as he defends his heavyweight championship against Cleveland’s own Stipe Miocic. Fabricio Werdum is a wily veteran that had seen it all, he […]
Due to injury, Julia Budd (8-2) has been forced to withdraw from her inaugural Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship Bout against Marloes Coenen (23-6). As a result, Alexis Dufresne (5-2) will take her place and challenge Coenen during the featured preliminary contest of “Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef” at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, on […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio There are rumors swirling around by irresponsible sports media that a McGregor/Mayweather, JR. fight is in the works. (pause to let that sink in) Yep, most “sports journalist” had the audacity to post such irresponsible rumor is a click bait waiting to happen.
By JM “Shade” Daguio UFC Fight Night will finally head to Rotterdam, The Netherlands where two of the most decorated heavyweights will face for the main event. Alistair Overeem maybe the most decorated heavyweight fighter in MMA today since he held belts in Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 making him the only fighter to ever hold […]
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons. Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all […]
UFC® today announced that it will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Sunday, July 10, at the UFC Fan Expo® during the final day of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. PT on the main stage theater of the South Hall at the Las Vegas […]
Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise founded by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-creator Campbell McLaren, today announced seven of nine matchups for its event on Monday, May 9, live on NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, from Exchange L.A. in Downtown Los Angeles, Calif., […]
Bellator MMA Signs Three Time All American Jarod Trice to EXCLUSIVE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTRACT – Breaking UFC News
Photo Credit: Bellator MMA / Jarod Trice Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. The story was broken by Flo Combat and Flo Wrestling, who have chronicled a great deal of his wrestling career. “We’re excited to be adding yet another […]