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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. I decided to send a tweet to Dana White on August 9th asking if he was bringing the UFC to Scotland in 2015. Very much to my surprise, he replied straight away with a simple “YUP”.  Superb!  I knew that the UFC had looked at Scotland in the past but were not overly

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

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator

Around the world of MMA: June 19-21

So we have a break from all of the UFC fights but there is still plenty of MMA content to watch. With that here we go around the world: TPF 19 – THROWBACK THURSDAY The Tachi Palace in Lemoore, California keeps up it’s MMA tradition with an event on Thursday June 19th to be broadcast on Sherdog.com: Christos Giagos vs Sevak Magakian Olaf Alfonso vs Adrian Diaz Randall ‘Buddy’ Wallace

Reviewing TUF Brazil 3, Wanderlei Silva’s antics, and Chael Sonnen’s drug drama

It’s amazing how much drama has come to light that is related to the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Anyways let’s take a look: The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 in review The season overall had some good prospects and some good matches that could be considered fight of the year regardless of their exhibition status. However, we also had some drama as coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen were constantly at each