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Around the world of MMA: December 19-20

So there are a few promotions that will be wrapping up their 2014 this week, namely the UFC. So with that here are the reviews and previews: Reviews: The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale Women’s Strawweight Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas Submission (rear-naked choke) Catchweight (146.5 lbs) Charles Oliveira def. Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) Lightweight K.J. Noons vs. Daron Cruickshank No Contest (accidental eye poke Lightweight Yancy

Around the world of MMA: December 12-13

Time for another weekend of back to back UFC fights except both of them will be televised. Here are the reviews and previews of the week: Reviews: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II  Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks (c) Decision (split) Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) def. Gilbert Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton KO (punch) Lightweight Tony

Around the world of MMA: December 5-6

This coming weekend is going to be an extremely busy one with several major, minor and regional MMA fight cards taking place. Here we go: Previews: RFA 21 – Juusola vs. Baghdad Resurrection Fighting Alliance closes the year on Friday, December 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California on AXS TV: Lightweight Title Fight – Zach Juusola vs. Mehdi Baghdad 135 – Joe Murphy vs.

Around the world of MMA: November 22

This last weekend was exciting to say the least in MMA with another fight card is coming this weekend. Here are results and a preview: Reviews:  UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt The UFC’s first trip to Mexico City on Saturday, November 15th was definitely a success with a sold out venue despite the main event change. Fabrício Werdum vs. Mark Hunt Fabricio Werdum came back from a first round dominated by Mark

Around the world of MMA: November 14-15

The Around the world of MMA column returns as preview for the week’s MMA events. For the first time since July here are the shows: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 37 Texas based Legacy FC will hold an event at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas this coming Friday, November 14th broadcast on AXS TV: Daniel ‘The Pit’ Pineda vs Leonard ‘Bad Boy’ Garcia Justin Reiswerg vs Mike ‘The Greek’ Bronzoulis Bruno

Nick Diaz Arrested…Again

Unfortunately professional MMA athletes have made the news headlines once again for all the wrong reasons and this time it’s thanks to Nick Diaz. Nick was arrested at 2:20 a.m. in California on Saturday September 6, and for the second time within the past 12 months, charged with suspicion of DUI. In addition, he was charged with obstructing a police officer, trying to destroy evidence and also driving with a

UFC comes to Scotland in 2015

The UFC has held events in Europe on many occasions now but not yet here in Scotland.  Frustrating, as there is such a huge appetite for the sport here. In fact, you could even say that a Scottish event would be somewhat of homecoming for the UFC; those know their history will be aware that the UFC was born as a result of the Gracie family’s desire to show the world

Around the world of MMA: July 11-13

So we have another off week with literally no major American MMA promotions fighting but there is still some local and international shows: ONE Fighting Championship: War of Dragons One FC is making history by hosting its’ first event on the island of Taiwan in the capital of Taipai at the NTU Sports Center on July 11: Featherweight Eric Kelly vs. Rob Lisita Lightweight Koji Ando vs. Rafael Nunes Light

Around the world of MMA: July 3-6

International Fight Week has kicked off with the many events taking place either at or in conjunction with the UFC Fan Expo. Here they are: IMMAF World Championships The first competition as part of the International Fight Week, the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships kicks off its’ fourth day of competition on today July 3rd and will continue through to the 5th where the finals will take place

Around the world of MMA: June 27-30

So there is a UFC double header coming up this weekend but there are still other fight cards. With that here we go around the world: CLASSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS – CES MMA 24 New England promotion Classic Entertainment and Sports holds an event at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on June 27th: Luis ‘Rockstar’ Felix vs Julian ‘Nitrane’ Lane Brett Oteri vs Ricardo ‘Golden Boy’ Funch