Mackenzie Dern makes her long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 222

This weekend’s upcoming UFC 222 card contains a fight that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aficionados have been eagerly anticipating for a long time. While those who come from a grappling background are very excited to see the Gracie Academy prodigy Brian Ortega…

Adriano Moraes injured, Reece McLaren set to face Gianni Subba at ONE: Visions of Victory

Adriano Moraes won’t be defending his ONE Flyweight World Championship at ONE: Visions of Victory. The Fight Nation has reported that Moraes suffered an injury and will be unable to compete against Reece McLaren on March 9 in Kuala Lumpur,…

Curtis Blaydes: The humble beast in the UFC’s heavyweight division

There are complaints that the heavyweight division lacks in new blood, yet fans ignore it when it shows up. It seems that unless a fighter has a storied pedigree or one-punch knockout power, they never get the spotlight they deserve.…

Is ONE Championship’s handling of weight cutting and weigh-ins the way forward for MMA?

Weight cutting is undoubtedly one of the biggest problems in mixed martial arts. Professional contests are often canceled, rescheduled, or renegotiated on the basis of a competitor missing the required weight limit. Even worse, however, is the rare occasion when an athlete…

After another Renan Barao loss, has the sun set on the Brazilian Empire?

Renan Barao lost his fourth fight in his last five, joining Jose Aldo and Anderson Silva as an aging Brazilian legend can’t keep up. Once a champion factory, Brazil has watched its stars be cut down one after another. The…

Jessica Andrade is set for another title shot after dominant win at UFC on FOX 28

Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (18-6) and Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (10-2) faced each other in a battle of wills last night at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando, Florida. The co-main event of the evening was most likely a…

Jeremy Stephens crushes Josh Emmett with a brutal (and controversial) finishing sequence

Jeremy Stephens is now one step closer to a shot at the UFC Featherweight Championship after defeating Josh Emmett at UFC on FOX 28. Stephens (28-14) knocked out Emmett (13-2) at the 1:35 mark of the second round to score…

Aung La N Sang finishes Alexandre Machado, becomes two-division champion

Aung La N Sang became ONE Championship’s second two-division champion with a tremendous head kick knockout of Alexandre Machado at ONE: Quest for Gold. It didn’t take long for “The Burmese Python” to finish his adversary. A powerful right kick…

Ev Ting edges past Ariel Sexton for split decision victory

Ev “E.T.” Ting scored a split decision victory in a close back-and-forth battle with Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton at ONE: Quest for Gold. The two contrasting styles came together in the center of the ONE Championship cage early. Sexton showed a…

Phoe Thaw finishes Sor Sey with a brilliant push kick to the face

Phoe Thaw had everyone in Thuwunna Stadium on their feet when he connected with a tremendous push kick to finish the fight at ONE: Quest for Gold. Sor Sey was the man on the receiving end of the most memorable…

Li Kai Wen dominates Roel Rosauro at ONE: Quest for Gold

Li Kai Wen bounced back in a big way when he ran through Roel Rosauro in just 43 seconds at ONE: Quest for Gold in Yangon, Myanmar. The last time Li was inside the ONE Championship cage was November 2017…

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol submits Krisna Limbaga with unique armbar

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol picked up her second consecutive victory when she defeated Krisna Limbaga with a unique armbar at ONE: Quest for Gold. Lumban Gaol controlled the contest from start to finish. It all began with a trip takedown…

Josh Emmett is “ready for a war” against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 28

This weekend sees #4 ranked featherweight Josh Emmett face #7 ranked Jeremy Stephens in Orlando, Florida, for UFC on FOX 28. With both men having more experience than many heading into Saturday night’s bout, we are sure to be in…

Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Shwe Sin, breaks atomweight record for fastest finish

Bozhena Antoniyar set a ONE Championship record for fastest finish in the atomweight division when she defeated Shwe Sin at ONE: Quest for Gold. Antoniyar managed a lightning-fast victory in Yangon, Myanmar, when she forced a referee stoppage due to strikes…