Masanori Kanehara speaks to the media following the final fight of his career at RIZIN 21
Masanori Kanehara announces retirement following loss at RIZIN 21

In what is somewhat shocking news, and something that has flown completely under-the-radar, Japanese veteran…

Fighter MRP: How one study statistically defined “Moving the Needle” in MMA

Back in April of 2014, Nate Diaz lambasted the UFC over his current contract with…

Bryce Mitchell's twister submission
Bryce Mitchell’s Twister is The Body Lock’s 2019 Submission of the Year

When a UFC fighter does something that only one other has done in the history…

IMMAF reignites legal case against WADA, continues to allege unfair treatment

The largest mixed martial arts governing body in the world is, once again, going to…

Raising an MMA Champion: Suzette Howe and her son Dominick Cruz

There are many different facets of life. When it comes to the most common, there…

Manel Kape is crowned RIZIN's bantamweight champion
RIZIN 20 is The Body Lock’s 2019 Event of the Year

On New Year’s Eve, while many combat sports fans (and journalists apparently) were out celebrating…

Israel Adesanya celebrates following his UFC 243 victory in Melbourne, Australia
City Kickboxing earns The Body Lock’s award for Gym of the Year

Few MMA gyms have attained the kind of success that City Kickboxing has garnered in…

Israel Adesanya crushes Rob Whittaker with a right hand
Israel Adesanya’s win over Robert Whittaker is The Body Lock’s 2019 Performance of the Year

UFC 243 would mark the company’s highest ever attendance record when over 57,000 fans packed…

The Body Lock’s 2019 MMA Awards: Full Results

Voting for The Body Lock’s 2019 MMA Awards has concluded. Our team of dedicated MMA…

Jorge Masvidal KO's Ben Askren in 5 seconds
Jorge Masvidal’s historic knockout is The Body Lock’s 2019 Knockout of the Year

It took just five seconds for Jorge Masvidal to etch his name in UFC history.…