The women's strawweight division makes its debut in the penultimate UFC rankings update for 2014. The biggest development in the UFC rankings over the weekend was the inclusion of the women's strawweight division. Carla Esparza was crowned the inaugural divisional champion, while the rest of the TUF 20 Finale was a showcase for the season's cast members. On the men's side, Rafael dos Anjos cemented himself as joint top contender along with Khabib Nurmagomedov following his beatdown of Nate Diaz. read news >>
One of the best coaches in MMA talks about the evolution of the sport, and says that jiu-jitsu is poorly organized for MMA Firas Zahabi, who is considered as one of the great minds in Mixed Martial Arts, recently spoke about the evolution of the sport. In an excellent interview with BE Alum Patrick Wyman, the TriStar gym head coach says that he finds that the lack of adaptation and development of jiu-jitsu for MMA 'discouraging'. He says BJJ is 'poorly organized for MMA' and is still tailored mo read news >>
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While still a prospect in development, Bellator welterweight Michael Page has helped broaden the idea of what's possible in the evolution of striking in professional, modern mixed martial arts. Using an unconventional style known as 'freestyle kickboxing' from which Page first learned the martial arts, Page eschews the static power-based style of Thai boxing for movement, blitzes and attacking from far distances, things almost unheard of among other popular striking styles in the sport. In this read news >>
UFC middleweight Yoel Romero is a product of Cuba’s athletic development program. With the state’s help, he found wrestling and went on to become an Olympic silver medalist in the sport.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio Highlight, UFC read news >>
The Ultimate Fighter has long been the lighting rod that helped play a role in the development of mixed martial arts. That fight when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar collided and glued eyes to the sport will long be recognized as a pivotal moment for not only the UFC but MMA as a whole. Since then the show has produced some interesting moments and even more interesting characters. While the athletes who are competing for the coveted UFC contract should receive the main spotlight, the coaches read news >>
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In the fourth part of this series we will look at the development of Muay Thai from a regional form of self defence to a fully-fledged professional sport, as well as going through the pivotal era's and figures of the sport. If you've just tuned in for round four, you're in for a treat as Bloody Elbow brings you the latest installment of 'The Beginners Guide to Muay Thai'. Whilst this part will take us back to the beginning of the sport, I'd recommend going back and reading the rest of the series read news >>
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Thanks to a recent shocking Bantamweight development, the SB Nation combat sports brain trust was compelled to tally votes and come up with the 10 best 135-pound fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Have a look below! So who's most likely the least popular guy in the room right now? This guy (me)! It seems I have some 'splainin to do after putting Renan Barao ahead of T.J. Dillashaw as the best 135-pound fighter on the planet (still) even though "The Viper" mopped the floor with "The Baro read news >>
The International Wrestling Federation, FILA, has removed its claim to be the governing body for MMA, opening the door for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation to become the official oversight organization for the sport. read news >>
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Everybody knew it was coming, but on Thursday UFC president Dana White made official the retirement of former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes. read news >>
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After more than two and a half years away from the UFC, Todd Duffee was relieved to get back in the Octagon and score a win Dec. 29 at UFC 155. read news >>
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Ryan Couture meets the third opponent of his
professional career Friday at Strikeforce Challengers 16 - his eighth if
you include his amateur fights.
He'll tell you he's a work in progress, despite being weaned on combat sports by some of the best names in the business.
As it is, improvement comes in small increments, and goals are met
fight-by-fight. When he walks into the cage opposite Matt Ricehouse at Kent's ShoWare Center, he hopes to build on a
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LAS VEGAS - Chuck Liddell officially is retired from the UFC cage, but "The Iceman's" career isn't over.
The UFC Hall of Famer and former champion has turned in his fight gloves for a spot in the UFC's front office.
The 41-year-old MMA legend and business-school graduate today was named the UFC's executive vice president of business development and now is one of the organization's highest-ranking officials.
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UFC president Dana White on Wednesday officially announced former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell's retirement from fighting, but named him to the UFC's executive staff. Read More >> read news >>
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Marshall Zelaznik, UFC Managing Director of International Development, on Tuesday officially announced the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch event to be held on Feb. 27 in Sydney at Acer Arena. Could Melbourne get the UFC next? Read More >> read news >>