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 signs undefeated lightweight Rafael Fiziev

Kyrgyzstan’s Rafael Fiziev, an undefeated lightweight known for his high-octane offense, is the latest addition to the UFC’s roster. Fiziev’s manager, Sayat Abdrakhmanov, announced the news via an Instagram post. The video (see below) shows Fiziev’s reaction to the famous UFC…

Combate Americas announces two-part “Mexico vs. Spain” series

Combate Americas has announced a two-part series, “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. Spain”. The events are set to feature a bevy of rising prospects from the two countries, with the first event, scheduled for March 8, to be held in Mexico,…

Nik Lentz ‘had to go straight to Google’ when offered his UFC on ESPN 1 opponent

Before his fight on February 17, Nik Lentz sat down with John Hyon Ko of The Body Lock to discuss all things UFC on ESPN 1. Nik Lentz squares off against Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman to open up the prelims…

Titan FC announces the first fights set for Titan FC 53

Titan FC, the foremost regional promotion in Florida, has announced a slate of fights for their upcoming Titan FC 53 event. The event, scheduled for Friday, March 15, will feature at least one title fight. Titan FC is coming off…

Meet “A Violent Man”, the next MMA-themed movie on the big screen

Today, A Violent Man, directed by Matthew Berkowitz, premieres in select theaters and digital platforms. The movie, the latest MMA-themed film, features a star-studded cast and a riveting plotline. Ty Matthews, played by former NFL star Thomas Q. Jones, is a physically…

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…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez

At the time of writing, it appears that Cain Velasquez is going to return to action. We can’t be sure, of course; Velasquez last appeared in the cage at UFC 200 about two-and-a-half years ago, and has been plagued with…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: James Vick vs. Paul Felder

Nowhere else is the ruthlessness of the lightweight division better exhibited than in the case of James Vick; “the Texecutioner” has looked incredibly promising, enough to earn opportunities against top fighters, only to get memorably sparked in both of his…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling

Bantamweight has somewhat quietly developed into one of the strongest divisions in the UFC; while the champion’s stock dropped immensely with his loss to Henry Cejudo, he’s still a top pound-for-pound talent and is surrounded by a nearly unparalleled supporting…

Former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk planning strawweight return

It looks like the UFC strawweight division could get much more interesting in the coming months. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is known for being the former champion of the division and for being on top of it for years after taking the…

Roan Carneiro talks rolling session with Conor McGregor, not ruling out becoming new head coach

Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently made headlines when he was in attendance along with his son at the 2019 Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. But from the world of mixed martial arts, there were…

UFC and PFL vet Vinny Magalhaes will again search for ADCC gold, this time at 99kg

Vinny Magalhaes, a storied jiu-jitsu black belt and longtime MMA veteran, announced Wednesday that he would return for the sixth time to ADCC competition. The Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships is widely considered jiu-jitsu’s ultimate proving ground. Many…

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…