Michael Fiedel
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Michael Fiedel is an avid MMA fan and also loves Brazilian jiu jitsu. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but will soon be moving to Nashville, Tennessee.

Russian MMA promotion releases Alexander Emelianenko following DUI arrest

Today, the Russian Cagefighting Championship (RCC) announced that they have released notable heavyweight contender Alexander Emelianenko (28-7-1) from the promotion following a recent arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) and related charges. Emelianenko, 37, is the brother of legendary…

Steven Peterson: Luis Peña ‘making a big mistake’ by dropping to featherweight

Steven Peterson (17-7) is a rising prospect in the UFC’s featherweight division. The 28-year-old is scheduled to make his third promotional appearance against popular lightweight, Luis “Violent Bob Ross” Pena, at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville on March 23.…

Bi Nguyen to make ONE Championship debut against Wulan on April 12

Bi Nguyen (4-3) finally has a date, location, and opponent lined up for her ONE Championship debut, per source. A source tells The Body Lock that Nguyen will face Indonesia’s Dwi ani Retno Wulan (1-0) at ONE Championship: Roots of…

Gilbert Burns would ‘love’ opportunity to fight Ben Askren

UFC lightweight and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Gilbert Burns, is not a big fan of popular new UFC welterweight, Ben Askren. Askren (19-0, 1 NC) recently made his promotional debut with the UFC, facing Burns’ teammate, Robbie Lawler, at UFC…

Gilbert Burns gunning for Charles Oliveira or Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fort Lauderdale

Brazilian lightweight Gilbert Burns (14-3) is coming off of a dominant win over the ever-tough Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 231. Burns spoke with The Body Lock recently about his ideal opponents, fighting in Fort Lauderdale, his upcoming jiu-jitsu matches, and more.…

Combate Americas signs BAMMA flyweight champ, Spain’s Daniel Barez

In a press release issued today, Combate Americas announced the signing of Spain’s Daniel Barez (10-4). Barez, 30, was the BAMMA flyweight champion. Combate announced that Barez was signed to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. The Valencia, Spain, native is set…

Left leg; cemetery: Revisiting the legendary career of Mirko Cro Cop

The sport of mixed martial arts is young. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s leading MMA organization, only last year celebrated its 25th anniversary. As such, there are far fewer legends – and much less consensus surrounding them –…

GLORY Kickboxing partners with cryptocurrency Litecoin

GLORY has announced a partnership with the Litecoin Foundation. As a result of the partnership, Litecoin has become the official cryptocurrency of GLORY and will be accepted as a valid form of payment in the online GLORY store. With this…

The PFL Effect: Tracking the phoenix-like rise of tournaments in MMA

On Monday, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) announced a multi-year partnership with ESPN. The signing comes on the heels of PFL’s inaugural 2018 campaign, which saw the crowning of six champions, all of whom are newly-minted millionaires. The PFL, formerly…

PFL moves to ESPN/ESPN+ for second season

According to a press release, – along with an announcement from PFL CEO Peter Murray and PFL star Kayla Harrison on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show – the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will be moving to ESPN and ESPN+ in a…