MMA

  • BOUT UPDATES ANNOUNCED FOR ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY IN MANILA

    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.

  • Boxing coach: Conor McGregor ‘will slip and fire and Floyd Mayweather will be on wobbly legs’

    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.

  • Brandon Davis says he’s facing Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228

    Davis (9-4, 2-2 UFC) was a product of the first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. He earned a UFC contract with a decision win over Austin Arnett in the first season. He made his official debut against Kyle Bochniak in January, dropping a decision. Less than a month later, he took a short-notice fight against Steven Peterson, which saw him earn his first UFC win. His last outing was a decision loss to Enrique Barzola in May.

  • Brandon Vera will make special appearance at ONE Championship’s maiden event in Shanghai

    ONE Championship is ensuring a festive week heading to its much-awaited inaugural card in Shanghai, China as Asia’s premier martial arts organization is bringing one of its top superstars to grace the event on 2 September.

    Filipino-American sensation Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who is the reigning ONE Heavyweight Word Champion, will be making a special appearance during the event week of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI.

  • Brian Ortega tells fighters there’s ‘only one’ Conor McGregor, stop trying to mimic him

    Brian Ortega tells his fellow fighters to just be themselves, instead of desperately trying to mimic Conor McGregor.

    Brian Ortega isn’t exactly know for his flamboyance or trash talk, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

  • Bringing back the ‘old Pacquiao’

    Kuala Lumpur—If Manny Pacquiao wants to know all about comebacks, he need look no further than his conditioning coach Justin Fortune.

    The former heavyweight, who in 1995 went up against the great Lennox Lewis, found himself in an altogether different fight when a dental check-up four years ago discovered he had throat cancer. 

  • Brock Lesnar pulled from WWE Raw to focus full-time on UFC

    According to Dave Meltzer, Brock Lesnar has been written out of WWE RAW’s script to focus solely on MMA.

    Brock Lesnar is taking his return to the UFC very seriously, as it’s been reported by Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer that the heavyweight powerhouse has been pulled from WWE Raw to focus strictly on MMA.

  • Brock Lesnar re-enters USADA testing pool, is a UFC return on the horizon?

    Rumors are starting to crop up that WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion may make yet another return to MMA competition. And his recent re-entry in the USADA testing pool only adds fuel to the speculation.

  • ​​Burmese countrymen motivate Aung La N Sang to win world title

    Burmese mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Aung La N Sang will have the opportunity of a lifetime as he gets a deserving shot at the ONE Middleweight World Championship belt.

    Aung La challenges division kingpin Vitaly Bigdash in the main event of ONE: QUEST FOR POWER, which takes place at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14 January.

    Marcin Prachnio was originally penciled to lock horns with Bigdash for the gold-plated strap, but the highly-touted Polish combatant was forced to withdraw from the middleweight championship clash due to an injury.

  • Burn Soriano feels more motivated under the tutelage of new trainer

    It was a bitter pill to swallow for a dedicated cage competitor like Burn “The Hitman” Soriano when he yielded to Malaysian sensation Saiful “The Vampire” Merican nearly ten months ago.

    Soriano suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Merican at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS in the Malaysian’s hometown of Kuala Lumpur this past February, failing to accomplish a follow-up victory to his scintillating 15-second knockout of Mario Satya Wirawan in August 2016.

  • By The Numbers: Ben Askren

    American stalwart Ben Askren needed less than four years to conquer ONE Championship and become the biggest star in the constantly-growing world of martial arts. 

    Known by the moniker “Funky,” Askren made an impact in his first two assignments in ONE Championship, submitting Bakhtiyar Abbasov with an arm-triangle choke in his May 2014 promotional debut before thwarting Nobutatsu Suzuki in the first round to claim the organization’s coveted welterweight crown three months later. 

  • Cain Velasquez won’t return in 2017: ‘I’m not there yet, but I’m close’

    The former UFC Heavyweight Champion is taking his time returning to the cage.

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen Cain Velasquez in a cage or out in public. Since his TKO of Travis Browne in 2016 and his removal from UFC 207, Velasquez has kept quiet.

  • Cancer survivor Singtongnoi Por Telakun values second shot at life

    The life of a martial arts legend is never easy as the path to greatness is typically laden with a myriad of seemingly impossible challenges.

    For multiple-time Muay Thai world champion Singtongnoi Por Telakun, the hardships came early in life.

    Growing up in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, he was raised in extreme poverty and experienced the trials and tribulations of going through day-to-day life with very little.

  • Catalan leads Casino Filipino MMA winners

    Like a hungry wolf, Ruel Catalan of Catalan Fighting System quickly pounced on a hapless victim in Dipolog Top Team’s George Mascardo to post an overwhelming victory and rule the Casino Filipino (CF) Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars (BETS) VII last Sept. 14 at the CF Manila Bay in Ermita, Manila. 

    Catalan, who successfully sprang from a disappointing defeat last February to score his seventh win in eight professional outings, delivered solid strikes from the get go as he easily submitted Mascardo in the 1:18 mark of the opening round. The setback was the third in Mascardo’s fighting career and dropped his win-loss record to 7-3. 

  • Cerrone on Till: Rankings don’t matter, I just needed an opponent

    Donald Cerrone talks about fighting Darren Till, who is relatively unknown to many MMA fans.

    Donald Cerrone’s love for fighting is undoubted. In 2016 alone, he fought a total of four times, with two of them being merely two months apart.

  • Chael Sonnen eyeing fights against Fedor Emelianenko, Rory MacDonald

    Chael Sonnen is open to fighting both Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald sometime in the future.

    At 40 years of age, Chael Sonnen does not see himself slowing down any time soon. Currently signed with Bellator, the former UFC title contender last saw action in June by defeating Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision in New York City.

  • Chael Sonnen on Chuck Liddell’s ‘easy fight’ comments: Bellator ‘offered it to him twice’

    Chael Sonnen seems unclear of just why Chuck Liddell is talking about him as an easy fight, since Liddell has apparently already turned down the opportunity.

    Back in the spring, rumors that Chuck Liddell might be looking to make a comeback started gaining traction. Liddell himself even gave the talk some life, saying “we’ll see,” when pressed on the issue. And while there hasn’t been much definitive news on a return to the cage for the former UFC champion since, the statement from Liddell was apparently enough to inspire Chael Sonnen.

  • Chael Sonnen: It appears that Jon Jones believes he will be cleared to fight at UFC 230

    For Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones is seemingly confident that he would be cleared in time to fight at UFC 230, the company’s NYC card this November.

    Even while on indefinite suspension, Jon Jones and his team have managed to keep themselves relevant enough. Manager Malki Kawa went on record in February expressing optimism about “Bones” returning before 2018 ends, while striking coach Brandon Gibson is excited about the former 205-pound champion’s newly-developed one-punch knockout power.

  • CHATRI SITYODTONG TO RECEIVE 2017 INFLUENTIAL BRANDS TOP CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD

    07 November 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, is scheduled to receive the 2017 InfluentialBrands® Top CEO of the Year award at the 2017 CEO Asia Conference organized in conjunction with Deloitte.

  • Chris Weidman ‘pissed off’ about title snub: UFC said ‘they couldn’t depend on me with my hand'

    Chris Weidman reveals what was told to him by the UFC about why Kelvin Gastelum was granted the next title shot instead of him.

    Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been out of action for more than a year now. He has been kept in the sidelines by a thumb injury he sustained during his last fight against Kelvin Gastelum in July 2017.