MMA

  • End of an era: Following promotion's sale, matchmaker Joe Silva leaving UFC

    UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.

  • Erick Silva to appeal UFC 212 TKO loss to Yancy Medeiros, citing premature stoppage

    UFC welterweight Erick Silva is looking to overturn his loss vs. Yancy Medeiros to a no-contest.

    Erick Silva’s quest for a rare two-fight UFC winning streak came to a crashing halt earlier this month at UFC 212, as Yancy Medeiros knocked him down and eventually got the TKO victory. The timing of the stoppage by referee Eduardo Herdy, who is no stranger to controversy, was considered premature even by Medeiros himself.

  • Eugene Toquero hungry to redeem himself in ONE Championship

    Filipino mixed martial artist Eugene Toquero is looking forward to bouncing back from a dismal 2016 as he makes his eighth trip inside the ONE Championship cage.

    The 35-year-old Cebu native seeks vindication when he faces top Indonesian prospect Stefer Rahardian on the undercard of ONE: KINGS OF DESTINT, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on Friday, 21 April.

  • EV TING EDGES KAMAL SHALORUS IN MAIN EVENT OF ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS

    10 February 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has once again electrified the capacity crowd at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts. The absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts stars took the ONE Championship cage by storm, delighting fans in Malaysia with non-stop action. In the main event, Ev “E.T” Ting emerged victorious over Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus to win by split decision in a high-octane catchweight encounter.

  • EV TING HEADLINES ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS AGAINST KAMAL SHALORUS

    09 January 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Malaysia in 2017 with another spectacular evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is set to electrify the Stadium Negara once again on 10 February. In the main event, hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting will take on lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus.

  • EV TING OUTLASTS ROB LISITA TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION

    2 September 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), electrified the Stadium Negara once more with another spectacular showcase of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS featured eight Malaysian MMA superstars defending their home turf in front of a packed crowd cheering them on.

  • Ex-boxing champ Algieri: I do think Floyd Mayweather has enough power to stop Conor McGregor

    Former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri discusses Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, as well as his transition from kickboxing to boxing.

    If there’s one person who knows how to transition from one combat sport to boxing itself, it’s Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs).

  • Eye injury derails Georges St-Pierre’s UFC return

    Georges St-Pierre finally revealed the reason for the delay of his UFC return.

    After announcing Georges St-Pierre’s Octagon return against Michael Bisping in March, the UFC decided to scrap the fight earlier this month. According to UFC president Dana White, it was because St-Pierre would only be available to fight around November.

  • FC reportedly targeting lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez

    UFC newcomer Justin Gaethje could face former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez later this year.

    After Justin Gaethje's pulsating UFC debut against Michael Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, the head MMA promotion is looking to book 'The Highlight' against one of the lightweight division's most exciting fighters: Eddie Alvarez.

  • Fighting at 53

    By Robbie Pangilinan

    Eight-time Muay Thai  World Champion Vince Soberano is 53 years old but he fights like he is in his 20s. The gym owner, author, TUF coach, and all-around martial arts entrepreneur is in tiptop shape after over 100 fights since his first in 1978.

  • Filipino fighter Jimmy Yabo guns for spectacular finish at ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION

    After falling short in two of his ONE Championship outings last year, Filipino fighter Jimmy “The Silencer” Yabo seeks to start his 2017 campaign on a high note as he is set to take on an outstanding grappling prodigy.

    Yabo will test his mettle against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Bruno Pucci on the undercard of ONE: LIGHT OF A NATION, which takes place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on 30 June.

  • Filipino MMA fighter Lausa wins in UFC debut

    DECORATED local combat sports fighter Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa made a successful debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship yesterday, beating opponent Yao “The Conqueror” Zhikui by unanimous decision in their three-round preliminary flyweight contest at “UFC Fight Night 101” in Melbourne, Australia.

    Fighting in the first of his four-fight deal with the UFC, 28-year-old Lausa did not disappoint in his maiden outing in the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization as he dominated his opponent from start to finish en route to the UD (unanimous decision) win, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27, in the opening fight of the UFC event at Rod Laver Arena.

  • Filipino standout Danny Kingad sees himself in a future world title picture

    Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov and Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes are arguably two of the most outstanding flyweights in the world today, and both men will slug it out for the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Championship title in the main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS in Surabaya, Indonesia on 29 July.

    However, another exceptional flyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor is waiting on the wings to get his opportunity to vie for the coveted gold-plated strap.

  • ​​Filipino standout Eric Kelly sees move to lightweight as new beginning

    Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Eric “The Natural” Kelly has been competing as a featherweight since he started his prizefighting stint eight years ago in the flourishing Philippine combat scene.

    After spending most of his career as a featherweight with 15 professional bouts, Kelly decided to venture into a new territory as he moves up in another weight class.

  • Five MMA athletes to watch on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS

    ONE Championship, which is widely considered as the frontrunner of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the Asian region, is set to electrify the 12,000-seater Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia once again by holding ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS on Friday, 10 February.

    Looking to keep that big ball of momentum going generated by the recent card in Jakarta, Indonesia, the blockbuster live event will feature the absolute best in local and international MMA talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting and lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus.

  • Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor match: ‘We’re gonna have another superfight’

    Floyd Mayweather is getting more and more positive about a potential boxing match with Conor McGregor.

    Now that Conor McGregor has apparently signed his side of the deal for a boxing match with legend Floyd Mayweather, everyone is asking Floyd about the status of his side of things. Over the weekend Mayweather was in the UK for his protege Gervonta Davis’ bout with Liam Walsh, and was quizzed about it at every turn.

  • Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour dates, start times revealed

    Here are the four cities where Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will meet face-to-face as part of their promotional tour.

    Less than 24 hours after the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California announced that they’ll be hosting the first press conference for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, we now know the dates and times for the remaining cities of this “world tour.” After Los Angeles (Tuesday, July 11th), the two superstars will make their way to Toronto, Canada (July 12th), then Brooklyn, New York (July 13th), and wrap things up across the pond in London, England (July 14th).

  • Floyd Mayweather will be sparring with a UFC fighter in preparation for Conor McGregor fight

    UFC lightweight Kevin Lee will now be helping emulate Conor McGregor in sparring sessions with Mayweather.

    While a contract has yet to be signed between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a much anticipated boxing showdown, both fighters have begun making preparations for the now seemingly inevitable superfight. One of the wildcard questions surrounding the fight is what exactly Conor McGregor will bring with him to the ring, which makes him somewhat difficult to prepare for. But Floyd is still doing what he can to find bodies to spar against that may be similar to the Irish UFC star.

  • Floyd Mayweather: I remember when Dana White used to hang around me and ‘carry my bags’

    Floyd Mayweather issues another response to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor.

    Last week, Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather a sum of $25 million to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. Floyd Jr. simply laughed off the offer, calling the UFC president a “f----ng comedian.”

    On Saturday night, the retired undefeated boxer was at the Badou Jack-James DeGale fight, where he was showing support for the former, who was signed under Mayweather Promotions. Speaking to Fight Hype backstage, Mayweather explained further why the $25 million offer that was presented to him would not be enough.

  • Floyd Mayweather: I think Conor McGregor fight will happen, but ‘we’ll just wait and see’

    Floyd Mayweather was in England to support his fighter, Gervonta Davis, but he was inevitably asked about fighting Conor McGregor.

    After Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) stopped Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs) in England to successfully defend his IBF junior lightweight (130 lbs) title, BT Sport seized the opportunity to interview Davis’ promoter, Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), and of course he was asked about getting back into the ring to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While Mayweather didn’t provide an answer to reporters when the topic of McGregor was brought up on Thursday, he did offer up something different on Saturday.