By JM “Shade” Daguio It seems that UFC can’t catch a break but USADA is on a roll. For the second time, former heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar tested positive for as yet to be determined banned substance, this time though, the test was conductive “in-competition” meaning the banned substance was in his system during fight […]
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By JM “Shade” Daguio The whirlwind never stops in MMA, especially with its introduction of the most stringent anti-doping governing body in sports; the United States Anti-Doping Agency. With this development, USADA flagged WWE Superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar for a potential use of a restricted agent banned by USADA, the test […]
The World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) has issued an announcement regarding an appeal recently filed by Stefano Sartori, manager of Brazilian fighter Fabio Maldonado, to reassess the result of his June 17th fight with Fedor Emelianenko, which headlined Fight Nights Global 50 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. WMMAA General Secretary & Senior Vice President Alexander […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio After a five-year hiatus from the MMA scene, Brock Lesnar came out of retirement to face Mark Hunt in a slow and grinding match which saw Lesnar put Hunt down to the ground and dominate him with his wrestling. The Lesnar-Hunt match was the quintessential grappler versus striker match, Hunt was […]
Bellator is pleased to announce that the promotion will be receiving regulatory support from the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation for the “Bellator 158: London” event this Saturday at The O2 in London, England. The athletic commission will be conducting regulatory drug testing on the “Bellator 158: London” combatants both pre and post-fight.
M-1 Global has put together a solid main card for this Saturday night’s M-1 Challenge 69: Battle in the Mountains 5, headlined by heavyweights Denis Smoldarev (11-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), a two-time M-1 Challenge heavyweight title challenger, and former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner (16-9-0, M-1: 9-7-0), at Targin in Ingushetia, Russia.
An injury to Linton Vassell (16-5, 1 NC) has derailed “The Swarm’s” summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont (24-11) during the main card of “Bellator 158: London,” which will take place on July 16 inside one of the world’s most popular venues, The O2 in London, England. Instead, […]
By JM “Shade” Daguio The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold it’s 200th pay-per-view event in Las Vegas in July 9, 2016. With this event expected to be one of the biggest in the promotions history, let’s take a look back to the company’s journey from “human cockfighting” to fastest growing sport. November 12, 1993 – […]
Fresh off his emphatic knockout victory over Carl Seumanutafa at “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” former NFL player Matt Mitrione (10-5) has cleared medical testing and will now face “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner Oli Thompson (17-8) during the main card of “Bellator 158: London,” which will take place on July 16 inside one of the world’s most […]
M-1 Global has announced heavyweights Denis Smoldarev and American MMA veteran Kenny “Deuce” Garner will square off in the M-1 Challenge 69 main event, Saturday night, July 16, in Ingushetia, Russia. M-1 Challenge 69 will be streamed live from Ingushetia in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and […]
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 […]
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 […]