MMA

  • Amanda Nunes wants Cris Cyborg bout in December: We need time ‘to make this huge’

    UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes explains why shes wants to fight Cris Cyborg in December, as opposed to September.

    Amanda Nunes still longs for that super fight.

  • Amanda Nunes: 'There's nothing Valentina can do to take the belt from me'

    Amanda Nunes feels no pressure as she prepares to take on Valentina Shevchenko a second time.

    As female bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, is making her final preparations to take on Valentina Shevchenko for the second time. She revealed to Combate that there is no pressure coming in to the fight, even though she is the last Brazilian with a UFC title for the time being.

  • Anderson Silva dismantles training camp with UFC 212 bout scrapped

    UFC’s 212 PPV card just took a big notoriety hit with the absence of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

    The UFC’s PPV card in Rio de Janeiro this June is all set to feature a lineup for Brazilian MMA stars, but it’ll be without it’s most marquee attraction. Anderson Silva was set to face Kelvin Gastelum in a bout on the PPV card, but a failed drug test for marijuana and subsequent suspension by the Brazilian MMA Sports Court for saw Gastelum pulled from the card.

  • Anderson Silva goes on huge rant: If I don’t get interim title fight vs. Yoel Romero, I’m done

    Anderson Silva is fed up with the UFC, that he vows retirement if he does not get an interim title fight against Yoel Romero.

    Just five years ago, Anderson Silva was the UFC’s poster boy, as he held his six-year reign as the world middleweight champion. While he is still a big name these days, he is no longer on the company’s top priority list.

  • Anderson Silva still wants Roy Jones fight, Jose Aldo wants Miguel Cotto

    As Anderson Silva reiterates his boxing aspirations, Jose Aldo is looking to follow suit.

    Long before Conor McGregor made noise about transitioning into boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva was already pushing for his own stint inside the ring. “The Spider” has been campaigning for a possible fight against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr for years now.

  • Anderson Silva talks Conor McGregor’s flaws, potential fight with Mayweather

    Anderson Silva talks Conor McGregor’s flaws, potential fight with Mayweather.

    We all have our flaws, but Conor McGregor’s are abundantly clear. That’s according to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was featured on Combate News TV on Thursday evening.

    Silva, who ruled as the 185 lbs king for seven years, said McGregor’s most notable weakness is jiu jitsu.

  • Anderson Silva: ‘It would be an honor’ to fight Conor McGregor, ‘let’s make it happen’

    Conor McGregor would eventually like to fight Anderson Silva... and “The Spider” is fine with it.

    Conor McGregor is focused on his UFC 229 showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but beyond Saturday’s night mega-fight, McGregor has his eyes on going up multiple weight classes to take on legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov added to UFC Moscow

    Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Shamil Abdurakhimov will fight at UFC Moscow in September.

  • ANGELA LEE DEFENDS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST ISTELA NUNES

    BEN ASKREN TAKES ON AGILAN THANI IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES

    ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED FOR 26 MAY IN SINGAPORE

    17 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular card scheduled for Friday, 26 May.

  • Angela Lee draws praise for exemplifying true heart of champion in title defense

    The dazzling rise of Asian mixed martial arts superstar Angela “Unstoppable” Lee continued last Friday, May 26 when she staked her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship title against Brazilian contender Istela Nunes in the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES.

    In front of a roaring Singapore Indoor Stadium, the atmosphere was electrifying as confetti rained down on Lee following her victory, marking the second-straight successful defense of her coveted gold-plated strap.

  • ANGELA LEE REMAINS AS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION WIN OVER MEI YAMAGUCHI

    PLUS: SAM-A GAIYANGHADAO COPS ONE SUPER SERIES MUAY THAI FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH KO OF SERGIO WIELZEN

    ALSO: MARTIN NGUYEN EDGES CHRISTIAN LEE BY SPLIT DECISION TO RETAIN ONE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • ANGELA LEE TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST ISTELA NUNES IN SINGAPORE

    16 March 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.

  • Anthony Johnson responds to ‘salty’ Daniel Cormier: ‘We were never friends’

    Anthony Johnson hits back at Daniel Cormier’s recent remarks about him.

    Just as Anthony Johnson teased about an MMA comeback, his former opponent Daniel Cormier went on a rant about some ill feelings. The current UFC light heavyweight champion specifically had some problems with “Rumble” and his then opponent Jon Jones sharing some “moments” during the UFC 214 weigh-ins.

  • Anthony Johnson’s corner after UFC 210 loss: Why does this happen every time?

    Henri Hooft, Anthony Johnson’s coach and cornerman was just as puzzled as everyone else with the way his fighter performed in the main event of UFC 210.

    UFC 210 was mired in controversy from start to finish. From Daniel Cormier’s weigh-in and Pearl Gonzalez’s breast implants, right up to Gegard Mosuasi’s ‘illegal’ knees. And that’s to say nothing of the main event.

  • Anthony Johnson’s post-UFC career? ‘We’re opening up a facility’... ‘for medical uses’

    Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson sounds like he’s jumping into the marijuana business now that his fighting career is through.

    When Anthony Johnson suddenly announced his retirement from MMA, following a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, speculation ran wild as to where he would end up next. Most of that was due to Johnson himself, who teased that he had big plans coming, but that he couldn’t reveal just what they were, yet. Was he going to work with the L.A. Rams? Was he going to train fighters? Inquiring minds wanted to know.

  • Anthony Pettis was ‘impressed’ with McGregor, rips Nate Diaz: ‘He ain’t sh-t’

    Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis praised Conor McGregor and dissed Nate Diaz in a recent interview.

    Anthony Pettis was impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance in his pro boxing debut. The Irishman fought ‘The Best Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena and, to the surprise of many, actually put up a good fight.

  • Asian MMA superstar Angela Lee extends full support to Downtown Project

    As part of ONE Championship’s burgeoning roster of world-class athletes, mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Angela “Unstoppable” Lee is one of the promotion’s most outstanding fighters regardless of gender or weight class.

    Her beautiful combination of solid striking and grappling skills has proven to be a potent formula for success as she remains unbeaten in her MMA stint with an immaculate 6-0 record.

  • Askren predicts an easy night against Agilan Thani

    MMA superstar Ben “Funky” Askren is set to make his much-awaited return to the ONE Championship cage on 26 May as he stakes his undefeated record and the coveted ONE Welterweight World Championship title against fellow unbeaten fighter Agilan “The Alligator” Thani of Malaysia.

    Both men are scheduled to collide in the co-headliner of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • Askren predicts quick victory

    BEN “Funky” Askren, the undefeated ONE Welterweight World Champion expects a quick victory when he defends his crown against unbeaten Malaysian challenger Agilan “The Alligator” Thani in the co-main event of ONE: Dynasty of Heroes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    While Thani is excited for the opportunity, the champ expects that joyous feeling to fade for the Malaysian once the cage door closes.

  • Assessing Risk: Did Tyron Woodley employ the right strategy against Demian Maia at UFC 214?

    Tyron Woodley won convincingly at UFC 214, but did he really employ an optimal strategy?

    For many fans, Tyron Woodley’s dominant welterweight title defense against Demian Maia represented a black mark on an otherwise stellar UFC 214 main card. The encounter was largely spent with both men circling each other, in a fight that resulted in the least strikes ever landed in a 25-minute UFC welterweight title fight. The previous record was established just four months prior, during Woodley’s anticlimactic rematch with Stephen Thompson.