Around the world of MMA: May 22-23

It’s been an exciting few weeks of fights and it will continue with Memorial Day weekend for a few fight cards: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber The UFC made it’s long awaited debut at in the Philippines on May 16th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay: Featherweight Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) 5 5:00 Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou Decision

Exclusive Interview: UFC Co-founder Campbell McLaren looks ahead to Fight Night Glasgow

The UFC will hold it’s first ever event in Scotland on Saturday July 18th at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena after a long and patient wait from Scottish fight fans to see the world’s premier MMA organisation in their home country. Tickets don’t go on sale until May 29th  however the UFC are already expecting the event to sell out in record time after the venue received a phenomenal early response to pre-register

Around the world of MMA: May 7-10

So it was a slow weekend except for boxing but things are going to start picking up again this week. Here we go: Tachi Palace Fights 23 The promotion hosts an event in Lemoore, California at the Tachi Palace Casino on Thursday, May 7th on Sherdog: Max Griffin vs Chidi ‘Chidi Bang Bang’ Njokuani Manuel ‘El Toro’ Quezada vs Mike ‘Mickey’ Morales Rolando ‘Machine’ Velasco vs Jared ‘Jackhammer’ Papazian John

STRIPPED: A History of Giving Back the Gold

For the first time in UFC history, the organization has stripped a Light Heavyweight Champion of their title. Jon Jones is only the latest in a hefty line of UFC talent to be stripped of his status. Here’s a look at UFC’s history of Bogarting the Belt, this timeline doesn’t include vacated titles. In 1998 Heavyweight icon Randy Couture was the first UFC Champion to be stripped of his belt. This coming

Jones Should be Stripped of Title UPDATED

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is facing felony charges and was released on bail today as reported by MMA Fighting this morning. This after a hit and run that left at least one person with a broken arm Monday. Jones turned himself in to Albuquerque PD the day of the accident. The second high profile controversy Jones finds himself in less than a year and not the UFC Champions first brush with

Around the world of MMA, BREAKING: Jon Jones turns himself in for hit-and-run

Before going over the weeks fight cards, it was reported that Jon Jones turned himself in for a hit-and-run. Supposedly he was involved in a three car accident involving a pregnant woman on April 26th. Now the fights: Reviews: UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi It was a chaos leading up to this fight card but it finally happened and also saw a few records made in the night: Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c)

Around the world of MMA: April 24-25

UFC on Fox last weekend brought about some fireworks and this weekend should bring some more in MMA: Reviews: UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold There were several explosive matches in Newark, New Jersey this last weekend. Details are in the posted link: Middleweight Luke Rockhold def. Lyoto Machida Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:31 Middleweight Ronaldo Souza def. Chris Camozzi Verbal Submission (armbar) 1 2:33 Featherweight Max Holloway def. Cub

Around the world of MMA: April 18th

After an active weekend in MMA, it will be followed up with one of the most viewable fight cards of the year: Reviews: Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen Bellator MMA returned to the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California on Friday, April 1oth on Spike. Of note is the fact that MMA Freak was present to cover the event with the play by play and recap in the

Bellator 136 Recap

The Bren Events Center in Irvine, California was alive as Bellator MMA returned to the venue for the first time in two years. In the main event, Bellator Lightweight Champion Will Brooks defended his title against the challenger Dave Jansen. Brooks defended his title for the first time since winning the vacant belt in a bout against former champion Michael Chandler. “I’m always trying to challenge myself and be the best lightweight in the sport,”

Bellator 136: Play by play analysis

MMA Freak is reporting live from the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. Follow on twitter @mmafreakout. Preliminary Card Results Featherweight: John Teixeira vs. Fabricio Guerreiro R1. Both men measure each other. Teixeira cuts Guerreiro off at the cage and takes the center. The two circle around the cage. Teixeira throws a brief flurry but Guerreiro recovers. Teixeira throws another few shots that affect Guerreiro but not