GLORY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL (GSI), the owner and rights holder of the GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) championship kickboxing promotion and other related businesses, has agreed to terms with Dutch-based competitor, ‘It’s Showtime,’ led by the renowned European fight manager and kickboxing promoter Simon Rutz. The landmark deal will effectively place all of the world’s top kickboxers, [...]
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It’s SHOWTIME: GLORY World Series Acquires Kickboxing Competitor ‘It’s Showtime’ In Historic Agreement
Invicta FC MMA NEWS: Sarah D’Alelio Replaces Injured Kelly Kobold; Will Face Superstar Vanessa Porto July 28
Submission specialist Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (5-2) of San Jose, Calif. will replace injured Kelly Kobold in a bantamweight (135 pound) matchup against streaking superstar Vanessa Porto (14-4) of Sao Paulo, Brazil on the main card at the Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann all-women’s professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall in [...]
By Vinnie Franklin Pass me the barf bag. I’m rather tired of guys like Brock Lesnar being spoon-fed and brought to the top of the sport of MMA. Eventually, when they face somebody with a pulse, they get beaten with ease. Isn’t that right Kimbo Slice? Now, after making a joke of the UFC (Thank [...]
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Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, a former UFC® and PRIDE® champion, is a mixed martial arts legend looking to launch a title run anew. Brandon “The Truth” Vera, once on the fast track to UFC stardom, seeks to redeem and rebuild a career that once seemed unstoppable. This summer, these two warriors meet in a light heavyweight [...]
By Vinnie Franklin The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is only human. He had a few too many and went out on the road and drove his 2012 Bentley into a telephone pole. Jon Jones is a victim of his own celebrity. The guy becomes the pound for pound best in the game, has all of [...]
MMA NEWS- Invicta FC and Japan’s JEWELS Form Partnership To Cross-Promote World’s Top Women MMA Fighters
Invicta Fighting Championships and Japan-based JEWELS announced today that the two women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions have formed a strategic partnership to cross-promote the world’s top female fighters on their respective fight cards in The United States and Japan. As part of the new alliance, JEWELS champion Akaya Hamasaki (7-0) of Yamaguchi, Japan will [...]
The Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation (RUFF) continues to establish itself as a top power in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world, signing a deal with U.S.-based Excel Sports Management to handle all sponsorship sales and marketing. Through an increased presence on television and comprehensive print and online campaigns, RUFF aims to reach well over 600 [...]
Dana White talks exclusively to HDNet’s Inside MMA about issues facing UFC (watch the extended interview now) Inside MMA has released the full interview between Dana White and HDNet’s Ron Kruck. In this far-reaching interview, White covers PEDs, Nick Diaz, Jon Jones and the future of UFC and Strikeforce.
Tonight on Inside MMA, Roy Nelson joins Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten live from Las Vegas. Kenny and Bas will ask Nelson what exactly he yelled to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta after his KO win in Saturday night’s UFC 146. Also, Dana White talks to HDNet’s Ron Kruck about hot topics facing MMA right [...]
By Masked Hernandez Brock Lesnar, the former UFC/WWE champ made a successful return to wrestling with a great match against John Cena, but as he plays out his short term contract with Vinnie Mac, he has gravitated back to the UFC, showing up at UFC 146. Dana White implied that Lesnar signed up with the [...]
By Vinnie Franklin Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight title was busted. The guy was picked up in Broome County, New York State, after getting into a car accident where he crashed his Bentley into a pole. Jones is OK, but the guy has a lot of explaining to do. Malki Kawa, the manager of [...]
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Undefeated 19-year-old prospect Guilherme Bertholdo (6-0), the nephew of UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva, will look to extend his perfect run in Muay Thai’s amateur ranks and move one step closer to turning professional when he faces off with Chris Lazaro (7-2) of Las Vegas, Nev. in a welterweight (147 pounds) matchup [...]
Once again, UFC ON FOX invades primetime with a two-hour quadruple-header this Saturday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET) live from Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. The night’s main event features two of the most exciting 155-pounders in the world as lightweight contenders Nate Diaz (15-7-0) and Jim Miller (21-3-0) go five rounds to get [...]
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By Vinnie Franklin Last Saturday, it was settled. Jon “Bones” Jones held onto that UFC Light Heavyweight Title against the formidable Rashad Evans, bringing him to the record of 17-1. The next opponent for this guy is Dan Henderson, a good fighter, but I don’t think that Jones will go to bed, hiding under the [...]
SHOWTIME Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) voice Mauro Ranallo, light heavyweight superstar “King Mo” Lawal and women’s star Julie “Fireball” Kedzie will call the action cageside at the first-ever Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s professional MMA event, live on InvictaFC.com, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, April 28.
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A spinal injury sustained during training has forced Shana Nelson to withdraw from her scheduled bantamweight (135 pounds) matchup with Sarah D’Alelio (4-2) of San Jose, Calif. on the inaugural Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, April 28. Undefeated Vanessa Mariscal (2-0) [...]
By Vinnie Franklin The former Strikeforce champ, Alistair Overeem produced a positive test for a testosterone to epitestosterone ratio urine test, which put him way over the legal limit and put his future in the UFC in jeopardy. His steroid use has been the worst kept secret in the sport. Every locker room that I [...]
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By Vinnie Franklin I have to tell you that this light heavyweight showdown between the UFC champ, Jon Jones and former champ, Rashad Evans is getting me excited. These guys are going to come to fight. To help push this fight…not that it needs the hype, we have FX stepping in and putting out a [...]