Around the world of MMA: October 2-4

It was another good weekend and now another month has passed. With that here are the coming weekend’s events: Review: UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson The UFC returned to the “Land of the Rising Sun” aka Japan with a fight card Saturday night live on Fox Sports 1: Heavyweight Josh Barnett def. Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) 5 5:00 Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi TKO (jumping

UFC Announce James Elliott as VP and General Manager Of EMEA

UFC today announced the appointment of James Elliott as Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Elliott will lead UFC’s successful European business and oversee the continued growth of the company across the region by expanding the number of live events and securing key broadcast partnerships. Elliott joined UFC in 2013 as Senior Director of Content and was instrumental in the massive growth of the company’s

Around the world of MMA: September 25-27

It was a busy weekend for MMA and brought about some great fight announcements. With that here are the results: Review: Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 The co-promotion between Bellator MMA and Glory was a blast with an announcement of upcoming events: Light Heavyweight (MMA) Liam McGeary (c) def. Tito Ortiz Submission (inverted-triangle choke) 1 4:41 Light Heavyweight (MMA) Phil Davis def. Francis Carmont KO (punches) 1 2:15 Light

Interview with UFC Middleweight Sam Alvey

“There’s been talks about Bradley Scott..I’m trying to fight him and he’s trying to fight me..” –Sam Alvey discussing a possible upcoming match with the British TUF alum. Smile’n Sam Alvey took time out of his afternoon to answer some questions for me and the readers of this site. We discussed what it was like for him growing up in Wisconsin, his first amateur MMA fight, his trumpet skills, his recent

Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 Preview

Dynomite (insert best Jimmie Walker impersonation here) Every once in a while an event in athletics, regardless of sport, comes along that leaves you baffled, excited, concerned and thinking to yourself, “ There is no way this is going to work, I can’t wait to see how this plays out.” Bellator 142: Dynamite 1 will be one of these events. Scott Coker’s over the top MMA and Glory kickboxing love

Around the world of MMA: September 17-19

This last weekend was an easier one for major MMA events but there will be several secondary fights this weekend: Reviews: Invicta FC 14: Evinger vs. Kianzad Invicta FC returned to their stomping grounds this weekend at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri: Bantamweight United States Tonya Evinger def. Sweden Pannie Kianzad TKO (punches) 2 3:34 Strawweight United States DeAnna Bennett def. Finland Katja Kankaanpää Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28,


London, UK – UFC today announced the first event on the EMEA schedule for 2016. UFC Fight Night will return to The O2 on Saturday, February 27 following a successful event in 2014 and continued demand from fans for a reappearance. The UFC last visited London in 2014 with 14,000 fans watching Britain’s Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa take on Swedish powerhouse Alex “The Mauler” Gustafsson in an unforgettable main event battle. That

Around the world of MMA: September 9-12

Last weekend was another weekend for MMA though this weekend will be an active one for minor MMA. Here it is: Reviews: UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 The UFC returned to Las Vegas for another PPV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this last Saturday, September 5th: Flyweight Demetrious Johnson (c) def. John Dodson Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 50-45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir Decision (unanimous)

UFC 191: Winners and Losers

UFC 191 had its fair share of bumps and obstacles in the road leading up to the MGM Grand event, the final product was a fun (while not so surprising) event. It showcased the greatest 125er MMA may ever see, the comeback of a former Heavyweight champ, and showed why competitors should stay far, far away from Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s right hand. Unfortunately this fight night didn’t have a lot of

The Happy One: 1on1 with Roxanne Modafferi

  In 2003 the state of woman’s MMA was dismal at best. The UFC had no females on roster, the pay was next to nothing, and unless you lived in a country that was actively integrating woman into their fight cards, it was nearly impossible to find work. Luckily for the sport, fighters like Roxanne Modafferi pushed the envelope. She worked tirelessly to open the door for female fighters and stood up