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Around the world of MMA: January 30-31

There were certainly some good fights last weekend and we have some good ones coming up this weekend in the UFC. Here’s the reviews first: Reviews: UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Despite starting at 11pm local time, the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden was packed with thirty thousand fans and racked up $3.1 million: Light Heavyweight Anthony Johnson def. Alexander Gustafsson TKO (punches) 1 2:15 Anthony Johnson has continued to

Around the world of MMA: January 23-24

There was an exciting weekend of fights and now we will see some great fights in the UFC this coming weekend. With that here they are: Reviews: Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus 2 Featherweight Patricio Freire (c) def. Daniel Straus Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 4:49 Featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:49 Light Heavyweight Virgil Zwicker def. Houston Alexander Decision (split) (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) 3

Around the world of MMA: January 16-18

We had a week off in terms of major MMA but we are back to reviewing and previewing the more major shows going on this weekend: Reviews: UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier Light Heavyweight Jon Jones (c) def. Daniel Cormier Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Myles Jury Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Middleweight Brad Tavares def. Nate Marquardt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27,

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine.

Only a few days after defending his Light heavyweight belt against Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, it has been confirmed that the best pound for pound fighter on the plant Jon ‘bones’ Jones has tested positive for cocaine.  The results of a random drug test carried out by the Nevada Athletic Commission showed traces of benzoylecgonine, which is the main metabolite in cocaine.  However, Jones was still

Around the world of MMA: December 31-January 3

This will be the last preview and review of the year and we will also cover some college wrestling. So with there here’s the reviews first: Reviews: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway The final event of  the UFC for the year took place at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil on December 20th: Main Event: Lyoto Machida vs C.B. Dollaway Lyoto Machida pulled arguably a knockout of the year

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