Arab MMA reality show 'Al Batal' has announced the second season of the show, which will air on FOX Movies. Arab MMA reality show ‘Al Batal' officially announced on Monday afternoon that the second season of the show would feature a complete revamp of the series' production. This will include changes in the coaches and the overall format of the show.
Al Batal (The Champion) is a reality show that provides fighters of Arabic origin with an opportunity to reach a larger audience and get one step c more
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall take a closer look at the top storylines heading into Saturday night's UFC 175, including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman facing Lyoto Machida in the main event. UFC 175 also features UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battling Alexis Davis in the co-main event.Check out the preview above. more
For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA.
Be it judging inconsistencies, fighters “coasting” by maintaining a top position without trying to improve said position for a finish, or just being overly tentative, the sport is still trying to come up with the next improvement.
As of now, most fights are three rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. For title fights, the bouts are five rounds, five minutes per round.
Invicta FC women's featherweight contender Ediane Gomes is less than impressed with the overall talent level of her counterparts in the UFC and is even more critical of the way the company promotes some of these matchups. Gomes told Brazilian magazine Tatame that the UFC, for the most part, is more concerned with putting attractive women inside the Octagon, as opposed to talented fighters (translation per MMA Fighting). The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing their a---s more
Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion.
While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions.
The pro more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones calls his UFC 165 unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. more
Like at welterweight, a looming shadow has finally been lifted at middleweight. Anderson Silva's seven-year reign, one in which he amassed 14 stoppages and 10 title defenses, was particularly brutal. Not only did he terrorize every fighter in the world at 185 pounds, but he jumped up to light heavyweight to pick off two UFC Hall of Famers.
Along the way he polarized fans with his cocky demeanor and trash-talking nonchalance in the cage. For years, despite his athletic excellence, he failed to wo more
In Round #412 KNUCKLE UP host and the 8th Wonder of the World, EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "SURPRISE! JACK!"], score cards the recent hubbub, bub, about BELLATOR, the REBNEY outing, the COKER in'ing and a competitive MMA landscape that's shifting shapes sooner than your eyes can see. Aaaannnndddd…a re-primer on the ridiculous failed symbolism of our favorite ism: racism. more
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by:
1:00 p.m. -- Head coach Ray Longo will discuss his busy July 4 weekend with Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Eddie Gordon fighting for The Ultimate Fighter 19 contract.
1:25 p.m. -- Ralek Gracie will preview the upcoming Metamoris 4 card, featuring a number of MMA fighters.
1:45 p.m. -- Josh Barnett will talk about competing at Metamoris 4, his return more