About Us

The Body Lock isn’t your typical mixed martial arts website.

We’re much more than that.

Rather than regurgitating the same news that you’ve read elsewhere already, we’re passionate about creating unique and insightful written, video, and audio content that covers the overlooked stories and details of the sport.

We’re here to explain techniques, strategies, and give every athlete a voice.

We are The Body Lock.

Jake Nichols

Managing Editor

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Jake is a mixed martial arts analyst and reporter from Australia.

Nick Vera

Senior Writer, Editor

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English Student at Rollins College with a passion for all things combat sports. Mixed martial arts isn't just entertainment; it's an art form.

Siri Karri

Senior Writer, Editor

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A fight is like wood carving; multifaceted, beautiful and it'll leave you hurting if you get thrown into one. I have puns like perforated edges: tear-able.

Anthony Crozzoli
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Martial artist with over 15 years of experience. MMA and other sports are my passions.

Cay North
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Sports writer and photographer in Buffalo, originally from Jersey. Fan first.

Charles Sganga


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MMA has been a passion of mine ever since I witnessed Forrest Griffin win the infamous first season of TUF. A simple reason to love this sport, there is never a dull day in the world of MMA.

David Murphy
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David is an aspiring writer who enjoys watching, and providing coverage on, combat sports from around the globe. He posts informative articles on specific fights and competitors, and also shares his opinion regarding many different MMA topics on The Body Lock and his Twitter profile.

Jonathan Salmon


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Just your everyday neighborhood martial artist. I have a love and passion for the martial arts, specifically the striking arts. With a black belt in karate, kickboxing and coaching experience, as well as love for nerd culture, it's my mission to expose my passionate opinions to the world and hopefully get people thinking and enjoying my content.

Joseph Mayall

Staff Writer

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I like to write about the ever exciting world of Mixed Martial Arts. I am a firm believer that Ronda Rousey was not overrated and that strawberry ice cream is an abomination. "You can't derive your self-worth from the opinions of others. Your true power comes not from outside sources, but from the delusions that we convince ourselves are true." -Dennis Reynolds

Mathias Bruntz
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WELCOME FIGHT FANS!! I am a 29-year-old combat sports enthusiast; hailing from the state of Washington. Vasyl Lomachenko is my spirit animal. Follow me on my writing journey and enjoy! Lets gooo!

Michael Fiedel
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Michael Fiedel is an avid MMA fan, especially regarding jiu jitsu. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he doesn't go to the beach despite living close by. He loves to highlight upcoming fighters.

Nick Cowie
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Nick graduated with an environmental science degree and is a freelance writer, covering anything from fighting to forestry. He is a washed up swimmer and a sports and comedy enthusiast. Nick can be contacted through his linked social media.

Nick Gordon
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MMA: The Most Dangerous Chess Match

Ollie Carlson
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Student and sports fan in England with a passion for the sweet science of MMA

Riordan O'Sullivan
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Hi, my name’s Riordan and I’m from London, with Irish family. I write about all things UFC and I hope to one day do this full time, as I am just starting in the writing world. I hope you like what you read.

Steven Rae
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Steven is a Mixed Martial Arts journalist and analyst from the United Kingdom.

Stuart Kurth
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Current life record is 33 years alive, 0 years dead. Stu comes from a beach town but never beached; he now lives in a mountain town but to this date has not mountained. He is a lover of cheese and a disliker of sunburn.

Tom Tierney
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A 28-year-old MMA nut. Paralegal by trade, and heavyweight champion in my mind.

Tyler Green
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Vivienne Hogan
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Al Iaquinta wannabe

Yar Za Myint
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Drawn to the beautifully savage.


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