BREAKING NEWS: Invicta FC 12 Full Lineup Announced

Invicta Fighting Championships announced today that they have finalized the lineup for Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza taking place at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, April 24th. In the main event, Katja Kankaanpaa will defend her strawweight championship for the first time against Livia Renata Souza. Kankaanpaa’s record stands at 10-1-1 with the only loss on her record coming at the hands of UFC standout Joanne Calderwood. The submission based Souza will

Around the world of MMA: March 27-28

There was a little bit of controversy and some comedy on the college wrestling circuit. With that here they are: Reviews:  2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships The NCAA Championships brought some exciting matches and history made. Past wrestlers in the NCAA Division I Tournament include Josh Koscheck, Johny Hendricks, Mark Kerr, Randy Couture and others. UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare This fight card has some controversy bringing about a question

Around the world of MMA: March 19-21

Last weekend was certainly one for the underdogs. This week will be one for the wrestlers and here’s what to look at: Reviews: 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships took place this last weekend with Augsburg College taking their first title since 2010. The Division III National Tournament has yielded several MMA standouts, namely Matt Hamill who was a three time champion and competitor on The Ultimate

Will it be Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Joanne Calderwood for the belt in Glasgow?

With Scotland set to host it’s first UFC event on Saturday July 18th , things are shaping up just nicely for a potential title fight in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena between the strawweight divisions two undefeated Muay Thai specialists; newly crowned Polish sensation Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Scotland’s own title contender Joanne Calderwood. Fans are already calling for this match up in Glasgow with Calderwood suggesting her Twitter account “exploded” after

Around the world of MMA: March 12-14

It was an off weekend for MMA but the start of the four year college wrestling championship season. Here they are: Reviews: 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championships The NJCAA Wrestling Championship Tournament took place February 27-28th with host Iowa Central taking the team title. The NJCAA tournament has produced MMA notables like champ Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. 2015 NAIA Wrestling Championships Grand View University won its fourth straight NAIA National Championship at the

Around the world of MMA: March 6th

The UFC gets sometime off but of course this last weekend was all about the women. With that here are the reviews: Reviews: Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet Invicta FC promised a night packed full of exciting fights and they certainly delivered with women aiming high: Featherweight Brazil Cristiane Justino (c) def. Canada Charmaine Tweet TKO (punches) 1 0:46 Strawweight Mexico Alexa Grasso def. Japan Mizuki Inoue Decision (unanimous)

Invicta FC 11 in review

The Shrine Auditorium was pumping as invicta fc brought a night if fights to the city of Angles. In the main event Cris “Cyborg” Justino knocked out Charmaine Tweet in the first round. “I want to thank all my sponsors and my fans,” Justino said after her win. This marks her first match in over a year and her first title defense of her belt. Tweet opened the round trying to

Around the world of MMA: February 27-28

So this last weekend saw some rebounds and a record amount of upsets as well. With that here are the reviews and previews of the next week: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir The UFC dared to go head to head with several popular programs on a Sunday night such as the Emmy’s and The Walking Dead, February 22: Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Antônio Silva KO (punches and elbows) 1 1:40

European Judo Union fails to see benefits of UFC partnership

I was particularly disappointed to learn that the European Judo Union (EJU) has taken the decision to cancel their European Championships event, which was to be held in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena this coming April, purely because it was to be sponsored by the UFC.  The British Judo Association (BJA) had agreed a landmark sponsorship deal with the world’s premier mixed martial arts company, a very fitting partnership you would think,

Around the world of MMA: February 21-22

Valentines Day weekend was eventful in MMA but as usual time moves on. So with that here are the results and previews for this week: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch The UFC’s Valentines Day fight night at the 1stBank Center in Bloomfield, Colorado certainly delivered but wasn’t without controversies: Welterweight Benson Henderson def. Brandon Thatch Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 3:58 Featherweight Max Holloway def. Cole Miller Decision (unanimous)