UFC Rochester: Why You Must Watch These Six Fights

Look I promise I’m not as much as an optimist as this article may make me seem, but when doing a bit of research for this card I started getting excited for it. It may lack lots of name power, but from a sporting standpoint it’s hard not to care as all of the fighters (except for the main event) are riding impressive win streaks. Davi Ramos vs Austin Hubbard Davi Ramos is on a three-fight win streak with all coming by way of the Rear Naked Choke, and he looks to make it four in a row when he … Continue reading UFC Rochester: Why You Must Watch These Six Fights

UFC Rochester: Three Prospects Flying Under The Radar

The UFC heads to Rochester, New York this weekend where it pits two former lightweights, Rafael Dos Anjos and Kevin Lee, against one another at 170 pounds. With it being a Saturday night in May, it might be difficult to justify watching fighters not even relevant enough to get their picture on the UFC website (No joke, four fighters on this card do not have a picture). However, if you do decide to spend your Saturday night on the couch suffering through countless commercial breaks on a paid streaming service, there are 3 prospects outside the main event you will … Continue reading UFC Rochester: Three Prospects Flying Under The Radar

Dustin Poirier – A True Diamond ?

The narrative for Dustin Poirier ahead of his premier UFC title tilt this weekend, is the storm he has had to batten down for and the immense list of challengers he has had to overcome. At UFC 236, Poirier meets featherweight king and former foe Max Holloway for the interim lightweight championship. The Lafayette striker has made some of the most notable improvements in recent memory, evolving into a dangerous adversary for anybody at 155 pounds. The two youngsters first shared the Octagon back in 2012, with a debuting Holloway losing via triangle-armbar in the premier round. Heavy hands and slick boxing would mean … Continue reading Dustin Poirier – A True Diamond ?

Kelvin Gastelum – Another TUF Champion?

Since he made the dive to 185lbs; Kelvin Gastelum has looked relativity great, Improving  to no end since his move from a scarily depleting welterweight, with poor performances and even poorer weight cut attempts forcing the Californian to really take a realistic view at his faltering career. Still just 27 years of age, the middleweight title challenger has one of the slickest boxing games in mixed-martial arts worldwide, with very clean counter work, angles and maybe most impressively, timing. Facing someone of Israel Adesanya’s kickboxing eminence offers a huge obstacle itself, but at middleweight, his natural boxing skills are arguably … Continue reading Kelvin Gastelum – Another TUF Champion?

BKB 16 Preview: The Bare Knuckle Shuffle

Twenty years ago you’d have been hard pressed to find a casual fight fan out there that’d even heard of ‘bare knuckle boxing’, let alone actually witnessed a contest with their very own eyes. At the turn of the century, Guy Ritchie’s Brit-sploitation classic ‘Snatch’ lifted the lid on the murky world of unlicensed and bare knuckle pugilism, but its romanticised, smoke-filled and beer-drenched pastiche of the underworld’s favourite pass-time was a gargantuous far cry from the reality of the bare knuckle scene. For the most part, bare knuckle in the late 1990s wasn’t that vastly different from bare knuckle … Continue reading BKB 16 Preview: The Bare Knuckle Shuffle