The PFL heads to the Atlantic City, New Jersey this Thursday where the women’s lightweight and men’s welterweight divisions take centre stage. PFL 4 will hold the second, and final, regular season fights for the divisions, meaning stakes are at … Continue reading Preview: Introducing The Cast Of PFL 4
What if I were to tell you that there’s a fighter out there who’s possibly even more entertaining than the UFCs violence-kingpin; Justin Gaethje? Impossible! Yet over at Combate America they may have one of the universes most deadly scrappers … Continue reading Meet José “Froggy” Estrada: One Of The Most Exciting Fighters In MMA
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
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
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 ?
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?
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
The UFC will make the trip to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend ahead of what some are calling mouth watering striking clash between two time title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and former WEC and UFC Lightweight gold holder Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, who makes his Welterweight division bow in the main event. Both strikers are aiming to bounce back from defeats, with ‘Wonderboy’ finding himself on the wrong end of a rather dubious decision defeat to Darren Till, while Pettis suffered a broken hand after dropping Tony Ferguson, forcing an eventual corner stoppage under the guide of coach Duke Roufus at UFC 229. … Continue reading What Will Happen ? Thompson vs. Pettis Edition
Can Derrick Lewis earn a second siege at the Heavyweight crown? The current Heavyweight division is home to some of the heaviest hitters in recent memory with two of the most prevalent boxers of the weight class clashing this Saturday night as fan favourite Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis squares off with former world champion Junior Dos Santos in the main event of UFC Fight Night Wichita in the organisation’s first ever trip to Kansas. Seeing his three fight win streak snapped in his unsuccessful shot at the Heavyweight crown, at the hands of Daniel Cormier, Lewis is looking … Continue reading An Anatomy Into Lewis vs. JDS