MMA

  • Gustafsson ‘not in a hurry’ to fight for title, willing to wait for DC-Oezdemir

    Alexander Gustafsson wants to challenge for the UFC light heavyweight title again, but he’s willing to wait for Daniel Cormier to defend the belt against Volkan Oezdemir first.

    Alexander Gustafsson isn’t in a hurry to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title again.

  • Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith booked for UFC event in August

    Hector Lombard will return to the Octagon in August badly in need of a win.

    Hector Lombard will likely be fighting for his UFC life in August. The former Bellator middleweight champion has had his struggles in and out of the Octagon since he came over to the UFC, but has finally been booked for a fight against Anthony Smith on a yet-unannounced August 19th card.

  • HELICONIA SUPPORTS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP TO GROW SPORTS MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN ASIA

    13 July 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with a consortium-led by Heliconia Capital Management (“Heliconia”) for an investment into the company. 

    With this new partnership, ONE Championship will continue to expand and break new ground, and increase the number of live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events across Asia, especially in China.

  • Here are the huge consequences Jon Jones could face after his latest drug test failure

    With Jon Jones having failed another USADA drug test, here’s just how serious the penalties could be for the UFC light heavyweight champion.

    For the second time in just over a year, Jon Jones has failed a USADA drug test. While the first instance prevented his rematch with Daniel Cormier from ever happening at UFC 200, his latest failure was announced after he’d viciously knocked Cormier out in the UFC 214 main event. Jones tested positive for turinabol, an anabolic steroid, and although he’s still technically the light heavyweight champion, there’s a pretty strong chance that he’ll be stripped of his title (again).

  • ​Honorio Banario Says Renewed Confidence Is Biggest Difference

    Honorio Banario Says Renewed Confidence Is Biggest Difference

    Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario dropped five straight losses following his title-clinching performance over compatriot Eric Kelly in 2013, but has recently turned a new leaf, impressively winning three straight over top flight opponents. A renewed wave of confidence he says is what made a world of difference.

  • Honorio Banario Stronger As Lightweight, Ready for Another Spectacular Performance

    Baguio City’s veteran striker Honorio “The Rock” Banario (10-6) is ready to return to the ONE Championship cage next Friday, 2 December at ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION. The 27-year-old lightweight standout is scheduled to face Indian boxer Rajinder “Knockout” Singh Meena (8-2) in a three-round undercard bout.

  • Hughes advises Penn: Find an ‘old Brazilian’ who’s not in shape, would fight you on the ground

    Matt Hughes gives unsolicited advice to former rival B.J. Penn about picking his next opponents.

    Two-division world champion and Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still part of the UFC’s active roster. But unfortunately for him and his fans, “The Prodigy” of today is a far cry from the dominator that he once was almost two decades ago.

  • I hate that I love this Tyron Woodley vs. Nick Diaz title talk

    After a changing of the guard in the UFC’s welterweight division, Tyron Woodley is the new 170-pound champion.

  • Igor feels privileged to represent Philippines in ONE Championship

    ONE Championship light heavyweight fighter Igor Subora might have been born and raised in Ukraine.The 36-year-old Ukrainian is set to return to action on 14 January as he makes his light heavyweight debut against Egyptian combatant Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Ilir Latifi vs. Ovince Saint Preux booked for UFC on FOX 27

    Light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi will clash at UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    The UFC’s first event in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2010 now has its first confirmed matchup.

  • Invicta FC strips Barb Honchak of flyweight title, makes Jennifer Maia vs. Roxanne Modafferi for undisputed belt

    Invicta FC has upped the ante for its main event Friday night.

    The promotion announced Thursday at weigh-ins that Barb Honchak has been stripped of the flyweight title and the interim tag is off the Invicta FC 19 headline bout. Jennifer Maia is the new undisputed champion and she'll defend that belt against Roxanne Modafferi. Both women made weight, making the fight official Thursday morning.

  • Istela Nunes, Agilan Thani fighting for prestigious piece of history

    Istela Nunes and Agilan “The Alligator Thani are considered promising prospects in the sport of mixed martial arts due to their talent and dedication to their craft.

    Both fighters are reaping the fruits of their labor as they slated to compete in separate world title contests on Friday, 26 May in Singapore.

    Nunes challenges Asian MMA sensation Angela “Unstoppable” Lee for the ONE Women’s Atomweight Championship in the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, while Thani vies for the ONE Welterweight World Championship against the division’s best in Ben Askren on the same card.

  • It’s official, Kelvin Gastelum’s win over Vitor Belfort is now a ‘No Contest’

    Kelvin Gastelum’s UFC career has hit another small speed bump, with his most recent win voided due to a failed drug test for marijuana.

    Kelvin Gastelum came off season 17 of the Ultimate Fighter as a surprising new talent for the UFC. The show, which seemed set to showcase Uriah Hall, instead saw Gastelum assert himself as a young top prospect on the rise. A fighter with a wide open and promising future.

  • Jacare Souza wants Luke Rockhold rematch in July: ‘Everybody knows he's running away from me’

    Not even one week after his first-round submission win over Tim Boetsch, at UFC 208, Ronaldo Souza is already planning the next step of his career. As the middleweight contender told Estadao, he would like to rematch Luke Rockhold in July, as Jacare believes he was robbed of his win back when they first fought in Strikeforce, in 2011.

  • Jacare Souza won’t sit around and wait for a title shot

    Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knows it’s going to be a while before he gets a title shot, and he’s not going to wait around on the sidelines for it.

    Unlike a lot of UFC fighters, Ronaldo Souza doesn’t want to rest on his laurels. The longtime middleweight contender has somehow not been granted a shot at the 185-pound UFC title yet, and even with his win over Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 last night, he knows it’s going to be a while until he gets one.

  • James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy set for UFC 217

    Promising lightweights James Vick and Joseph Duffy will fight at UFC 217 in New York.

    A great lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s big Madison Square Garden pay-per-view in New York City. The promotion announced on Monday that Ireland’s Joseph Duffy will take on Texas’ James Vick on November 4th at UFC 217.

  • JAPANESE VETERAN MEI YAMAGUCHI FACES FILIPINO STANDOUT GINA INIONG AT ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT

    The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced an additional bout for ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT, which will be held live at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24 November. Fans will be treated to another exciting evening of authentic martial arts action as a three-round atomweight bout has been added to the blockbuster event, pitting Japanese martial arts veteran Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi against Filipino top contender Gina “Conviction” Iniong.

  • Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout on July 29

    IBF World junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd will be defending his title for the first time next month against former WBA 154lb champion Austin Trout on July 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Hurd, 26, needed to get an exception to face #14 Trout by the International Boxing Federation, because he was supposed to fight #3 IBF Cedric Vitu in his first defense.

  • Jeremy Miado is not giving up on his title dreams as he gears up for cage return

    Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado is part of a deep talent pool of Filipino mixed martial artists with huge potential, and his objective in the constantly-growing sport is to etch his name among the all-time greats.

    Miado will take a big step towards fulfilling his dream to become the sport’s household name as he locks horns with undefeated Thai prospect Pongsiri “The Smiling Assassin” Mitsatit on the undercard of ONE: HERO’S DREAM, which takes place at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on 3 November.

  • Jeremy Stephens postponed wedding to fight Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215

    Jeremy Stephens chooses to defer a significant moment in his life to fight Gilbert Melendez this coming Saturday, September 9th.

    Jeremy Stephens was supposed to end last Sunday as a newly-married man. But, because of his other commitment as a professional fighter, he chose to put those plans on hold for the time being.