Jake Nichols

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Jake is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief, based in Tasmania, Australia.

Jihin Radzuan wants to ‘make Malaysia great again,’ honored to be fighting against gender stigma

In February 2018, Jihin Radzuan was just one fight into her professional mixed martial arts career. She had not competed for a major organization and was mostly unknown to Malaysia and the world. Only 12 months later, Radzuan has now…

Dana White: ‘If Robert Whittaker recovers fast, we will book Kelvin Gastelum fight again quickly’

Robert Whittaker’s withdrawal from UFC 234 has thrown a spanner in the works at middleweight, but it all depends on how quickly he can recover from today’s surgery. Whittaker, the UFC’s middleweight champion, was not medically cleared to compete –…

UFC 234 Results and Highlights: Adesanya vs. Silva

The Body Lock brings you live results and coverage of all the action taking place at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. UFC 234, the first UFC pay-per-view of 2019, took a major hit today when it was announced that the main…

Bellator Newcastle Results and Highlights: Pitbull vs. Scope

The Body Lock brings you live results, updates, and highlights from Bellator Newcastle. Bellator Newcastle’s main event is a clash between Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Ryan Scope. Bellator Newcastle Results Main Card Patricky Freire def. Ryan Scope via split decision…

Robert Whittaker in surgery with hernia issue, out of UFC 234 main event bout with Kelvin Gastelum

UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2019 has taken a major hit. Robert Whittaker has been withdrawn from his first-ever title defense on home soil after experiencing a hernia in his abdomen late last night. Brett Okamoto of ESPN first reported the…

Jon Blank and Yuri Simoes replace Gordon Ryan and Fabricio Werdum in Combat Jiu-Jitsu Fight Night

The first-ever Combat Jiu-Jitsu Fight Night bracket has been finalized – again. Changes were made to the tournament after Gordon Ryan was forced to withdraw from the competition. Ryan tore his LCL and “badly strained” his biceps femoris tendon in…

UFC 234 Predictions: The Body Lock predicts Melbourne’s main card

You know there’s something major happening Down Under when Dana White makes an appearance. The UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2019 will take place in Melbourne, Australia, and see middleweight champion Robert Whittaker attempt to defend his title from Kelvin Gastelum…

Craig Jones praises Robert Whittaker, predicts first-round heel hook at UFC 234

Craig Jones is predicting a quick submission win for Robert Whittaker at UFC 234. Jones, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Lachlan Giles, is based in Melbourne, Australia, where he trains at the Absolute MMA Academy. On Wednesday, Whittaker completed a…

Thomas Almeida releases statement regarding UFC 235 withdrawal

Thomas Almeida is dealing with the ‘biggest challenge of his career,’ and it’s not inside the cage. Almeida recently withdrew from his scheduled bout with Marlon Vera at UFC 235 after discovering worsening problems with his vision. The 27-year-old bantamweight…

Alberto Mina considering moving weight classes, wants to be more active in 2019

Alberto Mina is ready to return to the UFC’s octagon in March or April this year. The Brazilian welterweight has been with the UFC since 2014 but has only made it to the cage on four occasions thus far. Most…