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Around the world of MMA: July 4-6

It was an exciting fight night but going into the weekend it will be light on the fights. With that here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero There were some good fights this last weekend in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday, June 27th at the Hard Rock: Middleweight Yoel Romero def. Lyoto Machida KO (elbows) 3 1:38 Welterweight Lorenz Larkin def. Santiago Ponzinibbio TKO (punches) 2 3:07 Middleweight

Around the world of MMA: June 26-27

We had another record setting weekend and will have another great weekend of fights coming up. Here they are: Reviews: Bellator 138: Unfinished Business Bellator had another record setting fight card on Friday, June 19th on Spike TV at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis: Catchweight (232 lbs) Kimbo Slice def. Ken Shamrock TKO (punches) 1 2:22 Featherweight Patrício Freire (c) def. Daniel Weichel KO (punch) 2 0:32 Heavyweight Bobby

Around the world of MMA: June 19-20

Last weekend had some shockers but this weekend will bring a long awaited bout and some testers. Here they are: Reviews: UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum The UFC had a successful return to Mexico City, Mexico for a pay-per-view card that certainly delivered with battles: Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum (ic) def. Cain Velasquez (c) Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:13 Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3

Around the world of MMA: June 13

So it was a good weekend with some exciting fights and the monthly UFC pay-per-view is coming up. Here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson The UFC hosted an event at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 6th on Fox Sports 1: Middleweight Dan Henderson def. Tim Boetsch KO (punches) 1 0:28 Heavyweight Ben Rothwell def. Matt Mitrione Submission (gogó choke) 1 1:54

BJJ helps woman thwart sexual attacker

I came across this story recently thanks to a re-tweet from BJJ legend Renzo Gracie, and whilst the story is a couple of week’s old now, I still feel the message is worth sharing: British newspaper, The Telegraph, reported that a woman from Cheltenham, England, successfully defended herself from being raped by 39 year old Englishman Mark Willis by applying a triangle choke that she learned in a MMA class. DNA

Around the world of MMA: June 5-6

So last weekend there was a good fight night and expect another good one coming up this weekend. Here they are: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves The UFC hosted an event at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil on Saturday, June 30th broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Welterweight Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00 Featherweight Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz Submission (guillotine choke) 3

Around the world of MMA: May 30-31

It’s hard to top a fight card like the one that happened last weekend but here’s what’s coming up for this weekend: Reviews: UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier This has probably been the best fight card of the year and it certainly delivered despite several injuries and set backs: Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:39 Middleweight Chris Weidman (c) def. Vitor Belfort TKO (punches)

Michael Bisping & Ross Pearson Headline UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow

The main and co-main events for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland have finally been announced with British UFC veterans Michael Bisping and Ross Pearson lined up to headline in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro arena on July 18th, and as expected, all three of Scotland’s UFC stars will step inside the Octagon on home soil.  So far the card reads as follows: Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping vs Thales Leites ( main

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