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.
Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza is planning on a possible heavyweight unification fight in the fall of 2017 between unbeaten IBF champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) and WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs), according to RingTV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BJ Penn’s return will take place against a top prospect in the featherweight division.
B.J. Penn will still get the chance to headline a card for his return, but the level of opponent will still be extremely high. Penn will meet top prospect Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a UFC Fight Night show in Phoenix on January 15th.
07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
Flyweight Ben Nguyen just picked up a stunning submission win over Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ben Nguyen was supposed to fight Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt in Auckland, New Zealand, but Benavidez withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Tim Elliott, who is only a few months removed from a spirited performance against champion Demetrious Johnson. While Benavidez is higher ranked than Elliott, Nguyen still had a big opportunity to get a win over a top-10 ranked opponent, and did he ever make a statement.
Resurgent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia is back in the win column, thanks to a split decision win over Jessica Eye at the UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes may have been born and raised in Brazil, but the ONE Championship titleholder feels deep in his heart that Manila is his home away from home.
Fernandes (19-3) is the promotion’s top bantamweight talent and is one of the best fighters in the world. He will take on Filipino-Australian sensation Reece “Lightning” McLaren (9-3) in the co-main event of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION which takes place Friday, 2 December at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the Jakarta Convention Center for another evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: QUEST FOR POWER set the tone for what will be an amazing 2017 for ONE Championship with a series of compelling bouts featuring the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash retained his title, defeating top contender “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang by unanimous decision after five rounds.
Michael Bisping isn’t setting his retirement in stone, but he does have a plan for it going forward.
UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t a young man. At 38, with 11 years and 27 fights in the UFC under his belt, it’s natural that he would be looking down the road at hanging up the gloves. And on a recent edition of his podcast Believe You Me, he discussed his current plan for that.
With Conor McGregor avenging his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, there’s talk of the Irishman taking on Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title.
B.J. Penn’s comeback has had another setback.
Just under two weeks out from his UFC Manila main event vs. Ricardo Lamas, Penn has withdrawn from the October 15th card due to an undisclosed injury. MMAjunkie broke the news on Tuesday.
BJ Penn is not giving up just yet.
The UFC is currently targeting Penn vs. Ricardo Lamas as the main event of UFN Fight Night 97, which is scheduled to take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philipines on Oct. 15. The fight would take place in the featherweight division.
Things kicked off between Garbrandt and a bodybuilder on social media.
Cody Garbrandt may not be fighting at UFC 213, but 'No Love' could end up squaring off against bodybuilder Matthew Kline Kader, who has 121k followers on Twitter.
Singapore is in for a treat as one of the best welterweights in the Asia Pacific region has directed his career path to ONE Championship, which is widely considered as the mixed martial arts (MMA) juggernaut of Asia.
Swedish standout Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam will make his promotional debut under the ONE Championship banner on the undercard of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES, which takes place at the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on 26 May.
12 April 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced updates to bouts scheduled for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY. Team Lakay lightweight veteran Honorio “The Rock” Banario will now take on Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic as original opponent Rob Lisita has pulled out of the bout due to personal reasons. In addition, top featherweight prospect Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore will now face Wan Jian Ping of China after Lee’s original opponent Keanu Subba suffered an injury during training camp.
Conor McGregor’s boxing coach Owen Roddy gives his take on the Floyd Mayweather superfight.
Not many people are giving Conor McGregor a chance against Floyd Mayweather in their upcoming boxing match on August 26th. But as expected, his team is banking on him to win, and win big.
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