MMA

  • 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.

  • Jarred Brooks: Jose Torres is ‘lucky I knocked myself out’ in their flyweight bout

    Jarred Brooks had an odd take in regards to his unusual loss at UFC Utica.

    Goofy stuff happens in the Octagon all the time. But it’s not very often that you see a guy knock himself out. Yet that’s exactly what Jarred Brooks did in his bout last night at UFC Utica, where he attempted to slam opponent Jose Torres but got the worst of it.

  • 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.

  • Jeremy Stephens’ plans after UFC 215? Fight Jose Aldo and make a load of ‘money’

    UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens talks about wanting to fight Jose Aldo and make more money.

    Jeremy Stephens has been in the UFC for over 10 years but still doesn’t feel he gets the recognition he deserves.

    Well, it’s time that changed. Following his most recent win over former two-time Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, ‘Lil Heathen’ wants to start making more money to support his family.

  • Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel rescheduled for UFC Boise

    Strawweights Jessica Aguilar and Jodie Esquibel were supposed to fight at UFC Utica, but have since been moved to UFC Boise.

  • Jimi Manuwa not a fan of 'WWE' trash talk between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones

    Manuwa believes Cormier and Jones are just trying to sell the fight.

    One thing is for sure: Jimi Manuwa lets his fists do the talking.

    The heavy handed Brit is riding back-to-back knockout victories over Ovince Saint Preux and Corey Anderson, and is currently the No. 3 ranked light heavyweight in the world.

  • Jimmie Rivera thinks Urijah Faber’s eye poke was ‘a little bit’ intentional

    Jimmie Rivera suffered a severe eye injury in his bantamweight clash with Urijah Faber at UFC 203, and he’s not sure the eye poke was unintentional.

  • Jiu-Jitsu legend continues to roll

    BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU legend Michelle Nicolini continued her ONE Championship streak with another spectacular victory submitting five-time wushu world champion Irina Mazepa in their strawweight encounter at ONE: Kings of Desiny last week. 

    Nicolini and Mazepa engaged in another classic matchup between a grappler and a striker with the grappler negating the striker’s advantage in distance by taking the fight to the mat. 

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk: I believe I am going to get a title shot after Tecia Torres fight

    Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is expecting an immediate title shot after her upcoming fight against Tecia Torres.

    Even after a first-round knockout loss to Rose Namajunas at UFC 217, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was granted an immediate title shot which took place at UFC 223. Once again, she failed to recapture the title she previously held, losing to “Thug Rose” via unanimous decision and marking her second consecutive loss.

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Ronda Rousey knows what hard work means

    Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends Ronda Rousey from critics who attribute the former champion’s losses to her commitments outside of fighting.

    In 2015 alone, Ronda Rousey appeared in two feature films alongside some of Hollywood’s prominent names. Along with those were other commitments such as talk show appearances and photo shoots for magazine covers.