Mixed Martial Arts

Undefeated Warriors, Moore and Efford, Top Donofrio’s ‘TURF WARS III’ MMA 4/5 in Detroit

Undefeated Warriors, Moore and Efford, Top Donofrio’s ‘TURF WARS III’ MMA on Saturday, April 5 at Joe Louis Arena The main event has been announced for Donofrio MMA and The Impact Fight League in association with Olympia Entertainment Present: IMPACT …



UFC 171 Results: Johny Hendricks Prevails in Classic Fight to Become New Welterweight Champion

By Jaime C. Feal An absolute war took place for the welterweight title, with Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler standing toe-to-toe for the better part of 5 rounds. In the end, Hendricks emerged victorious to become the new welterweight champion. …



UFC 171 Preview: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

UFC 171 Preview: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler By Jaime C. Feal The 170 pounders are on full display tomorrow night, as the three final Pay-Per-View fights are all welterweight scraps, with the main event for the welterweight title. The …



Donofrio Returns to Joe Louis with ‘TURF WARS’ MMA on Saturday, April 5

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the famed Joe Louis Arena, Donofrio MMA, The Impact Fight League in association with Olympia Entertainment present Impact Fight League 60: “TURF WARS III USA vs CANADA.” The third installment of USA vs CANADA, …



UFC 170 Results: Ronda Rousey Retains Title with 1st Rd TKO over Sara McMann

By Jaime C. Feal Ronda Rousey finally got a win by something other than armbar. Show casing some new striking skills, the Women’s Bantamweight champ finished her challenger with a brutal left knee to the liver. Rousey retains her title, …



UFC 170 Preview: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann

By Jaime C. Feal The women take center stage at UFC 170 in Las Vegas, as Ronda Rousey once again puts her Bantamweight title on the line, this time against undefeated challenger Sara McMann, who is also a former Olympic …



The Fighters – New Boxing Reality TV Show Episode 1 Recap

By Tyson Bruce The new eight-part, Dana White produced boxing reality TV show, “The Fighters”, debuted tonight on the Discovery Channel. The show chooses to focus on the personalities and characters of boxing, rather than trying to find a new …



Cameron Diffley: Back On the Road to Glory

By: William Holmes The Ultimate Fighter has been an excellent platform for new and rising prospects in the sport of MMA to make their name known and advance their careers. Win the tournament and you’ll have the full backing of …



UFC 168 Results: Chris Weidman Defeats Anderson Silva; Ronda Rousey Defends Bantamweight Title

UFC 168 Results: Chris Weidman Retains Middleweight Title; Ronda Rousey Defends Bantamweight Title By Jaime C. Feal A sickening ending cut short what could have been a great fight, as Anderson Silva broke or fractured his leg throwing an inside …



UFC 168 Preview: Silva vs. Weidman II, Rousey vs. Tate II

UFC 168 Preview: Silva vs. Weidman II, Rousey vs. Tate II By Jaime C. Feal The UFC always saves a huge show for the end of the year, and they are sure going out with a bang in 2013. Two …



UFC on FOX Results: Demetrious Johnson Retains Flyweight Title with Knockout over Joseph Benavidez

By Jaime Feal The UFC held a stellar card on free TV, primetime on the FOX network and live from Sacramento, CA. Much to the delight of the partisan Sacramento crowd, longtime hero Urijah “The California Kid” had an impressive …



Dana White Returns To Boxing With New Reality TV Show “The Fighters”

By Jaime C. Feal A big problem with today’s fight fans is that a love for boxing tends to decrease respect and interest in MMA, and vice versa. The search for which combat sport is better overshadows the fact both …



UFC 167 Results: Georges St. Pierre Retains Title with Controversial Decision over Johny Hendricks

By Jaime C. Feal Georges St. Pierre is the benefactor of a highly controversial judges’ decision after winning a split decision over Johny Hendricks. Early in the fight, GSP looked in danger of being finished on several occasions, barely recovering …



Bellator MMA Results: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Wins by Knockout

By: William Holmes The Revel Casino in Atlantic City was the venue for the highly anticipated Bellator debut of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. There was a lot more media here than other previous Bellator events in …



UFC 167 Preview: Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

UFC 167 Preview: Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks By Jaime C. Feal The UFC celebrates its 20th anniversary Saturday night, with Georges St. Pierre defending his welterweight title against #1 contender Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC …



UFC Fight Night 32 Results: Vitor Belfort TKOs Dan Henderson

By Jaime C. Feal Vitor Belfort once again delighted his home country with a stunning highlight reel knockout. After a tentative start, the only meaningful exchange ended in Belfort destroying Henderson with a left head kick for the finish. In …



UFC Fight Night 32 Preview: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson

By Jaime C. Feal A busy November schedule for the UFC continues Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson, live on Fox Sports 1 from Brazil. The main event is worthy of headlining a pay-per-view, as two …



UFC 166 Results: Cain Velasquez Retains Title with Beating of Junior Dos Santos

By Jaime C. Feal Cain Velasquez is still the man to beat in the UFC heavyweight division after dominating Junior Dos Santos for five rounds. In a bout that looked like their second fight, Velasquez used clinch work, wrestling, and …



UFC 166 Preview: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC has a stellar card on Pay-Per-View tomorrow night, headlined by the third installment in the epic trilogy of fights between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos, once again for the UFC Heavyweight Title. With …



Brawl in the Fall: IFL 58 to be Held at Legendary Fillmore Detroit on November 2!

Brawl in the Fall: IFL 58 to be Held at Legendary Fillmore Detroit on November 2! On Saturday, November 2, 2013, the Motor City’s premier mixed-martial-arts promotional company, Donofrio Entertainment and the Impact Fight League, in association with the Fillmore …



UFC 165 Results: Jon Jones Prevails in Epic War over Alexander Gustafsson

By Jaime C. Feal Jon Jones survived his toughest fight yet, winning one of the greatest title fights in the history of the UFC. Gustafsson was able to keep pace with the champion for most of the fight, cutting him …



UFC 165 Preview: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

UFC 165 Preview: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson By Jaime C. Feal Two title fights headline a very solid PPV card tomorrow night, live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Renan Barao looks to continue his dominance of the bantamweight division in …



UFC 164 Recap: Anthony Pettis Captures UFC Lightweight Title with Armbar Win over Benson Henderson

By Jaime C. Feal Anthony Pettis has once again defeated Benson Henderson for a lightweight title, this time the more coveted UFC belt. Henderson was very competitive in the early going, until a serious of vicious body kicks turned the …



UFC 164 Preview: Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis II

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC wraps up a busy week tomorrow night, as lightweight champ Ben Henderson puts his title on the line against the last man to defeat him, former WEC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. In their …



UFC on Fox Sports 1 Recap: Chael Sonnen Chokes Shogun Rua into Submission

By Jaime C. Feal The premiere of the Fox Sport 1 Channel and the UFC Fight Night that accompanied it were a resounding success, as a stacked card delivered on its potential. In the prelims, Connor McGregor continued to live …



UFC on Fox Sports 1 Preview: Shogun Rua vs. Chael Sonnen

By Jaime C. Feal FOX launches their new sports network tomorrow, and the main attraction for the first day of the “Fox Sports 1” channel will be the UFC. The Octagon takes center stage as all the preliminary fights and …



UFC 163 Recap: Jose Aldo Retains Featherweight Title with TKO over the Korean Zombie

By Jaime C. Feal Jose Aldo is still the Featherweight King. Aldo, who hasn’t lost since 2005, was able to take out The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung, who was previously unbeaten in the UFC. Aldo out-struck Jung throughout all …



UFC 163 Preview: Jose Aldo vs. The Korean Zombie

By Jaime C. Feal Tomorrow night, live from Brazil and on Pay-Per-View, UFC 163 takes place with a main event Featherweight Title Fight pitting champ Jose Aldo against challenger Chan Sung Jung, aka “The Korean Zombie.” Aldo, unbeaten since 2005, …



UFC on FOX Recap: Demetrious Johnson Retains Flyweight Title by Submitting John Moraga

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC had another extremely solid card for free on network TV, with a title fight and a top welterweight contender fight. Starting off the main card on FOX, Liz Carmouche, who challenged Ronda Rousey for …



Mac Danzig: The Thinking Man’s Fighter

By Jaime C. Feal The Ultimate Fighter house is often a collection of barbaric alpha-males getting drunk and fighting with each other. At one point during his stay in the Ultimate Fighter house, Mac Danzig thought to himself “What am …



UFC 162 Results: Chris Weidman Knocks Out Anderson Silva to Become New Middleweight Champion

By Jaime C. Feal Chris Weidman made Anderson Silva pay dearly for his arrogance. Silva repeatedly put his hands down and taunted Weidman, and ultimately paid the price by getting knocked out in the second round. Weidman is now 10-0 …



UFC 161 Results: Rashad Evans Defeats Dan Henderson

By Jaime C. Feal A lackluster card disappointed many fans, as injuries derailed what could have been a great night of fights. The last thing the UFC wants to see happen is the free shows on Fuel TV being more …



UFC 161 Preview: Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC officially announced Alexander Gustafsson as the next light heavyweight contender to Jon Jones’ belt at UFC 165, but who gets the next crack at light heavyweight gold after that could very well be determined …



UFC on Fuel Results: Fabricio Werdum Submits Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

By Jaime C. Feal What an awesome show that was. Not one fight on Fuel TV went to decision, with 5 submissions and a knockout in the six live fights. In fact, the fights were finishing so fast, the UFC …



UFC on Fuel Preview: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum

By Jaime C. Feal The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 2 Finale concludes tomorrow night on FUEL TV. A season that has been unheralded, and one where most viewers in the United States haven’t watched, finalists Leonardo Santos and William Macario …



UFC 160 Results: Cain Velasquez Retains Title with TKO over Bigfoot Silva, Junior Dos Santos KOs Mark Hunt

By Jaime C. Feal A huge card loaded with exciting matchups did not disappoint, as four of the five main card fights ended by way of knockout or submission. A third meeting between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos appears …



UFC 160 Preview: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva, Dos Santos vs. Hunt

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC traditionally delivers a big card on Memorial Day weekend, and tomorrow night is no exception. A massive card features the UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and another …



Donofrio Entertainment “War of Aggression” recap

By- Antonio Cooper Results Kameron Snyder def. Damian Burton (title fight) (Submission, Rd. 1) Jamie Espinoza def. Keyton Tummell. (TKO, Rd. 1) Lamar Foster def. Victor Jones (title fight) (Unanimous decision) Giani Swires def. Steve Gossett (title fight) (Submission, Rd. …



UFC on FX Results: Vitor Belfort Delivers Highlight Reel KO over Luke Rockhold in Brazil

By Jaime C. Feal Vitor Belfort has done it again. The old lion just refuses to go away, recording his second straight knockout victory in spectacular fashion. Reminiscent of the spinning head kick that Uriah Hall landed on the most …



UFC on FX Preview: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

By Jaime C. Feal Live tomorrow night from Brazil, UFC veteran Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort takes on former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold. This exciting matchup figures to vault one of the men into the top 5 of the middleweight …



Ken Shamrock Thinks Boxing Is Delivering The Fights Fans Want To See, Except Mayweather

Former UFC World Champion and MMA king and “The Most Dangerous Man In The World” Ken Shamrock (28-15-2) has been a boxing fan since he first began his own training, but much like the majority of the sports’ fans, he …



CRISIS AVERTED: War of Aggression MMA to Go On As Planned at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday

Red Wings Playoff Run Nearly Forces Cancellation of MMA Extravaganza in Detroit Joseph Donofrio, President of Michigan’s premier MMA promotional outfit, Donofrio MMA, is breathing a sigh of relief after learning of today’s announced NHL second-round playoff schedule. Donofrio had …



UFC’s Mac Danzig Breaks Down Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guererro

By Mac Danzig When I was presented with the opportunity to write an article about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Robert Guerrero fight, two questions immediately entered my mind: “Why is this fight happening?” and “What will happen?” First, let’s …



UFC 159 Results: Jon Jones Smashes Chael Sonnen to Retain Light Heavyweight Title

By Jaime C. Feal Kicking off the main card, Pat Healy made his UFC debut and got an impressive upset victory over veteran Jim Miller. Healy survived an early scare and dominated rounds 2 and 3, ultimately finishing Miller by …



UFC 159 Preview: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

By Jaime C. Feal All the trash talking Chael Sonnen has done might come back to haunt him tomorrow night. Sonnen, a great showman and promoter of his own fights, undoubtedly has a lucrative career waiting for him in the …



Showtime Boxing Results – Canelo Alvarez Gets Decision Win Over Trout, Unifies Titles

by Boxing Insider News The fight between Austin Trout and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was slated to add one more championship to the other’s resume. They were both champions in the 154-pound weight class, and very rarely have there been bouts …



UFC on Fox 7: Benson Henderson Retains Title, Daniel Cormier Defeats Frank Mir

By Jaime C. Feal A busy month for the UFC continued with an excellent free card on Fox Saturday night, giving fans a title fight for the main event. Starting off the main card on Fox, Matt “The Immortal” Brown …



UFC on Fox 7 Preview: Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier vs. Frank Mir

By Jaime C. Feal Another huge card with a title fight as the headliner comes to network television once again, as fans are treated to high level MMA on free TV. A stellar night of fights includes the UFC Debuts …



TUF Season 17 Finale Results: Cat Zingano beats Tate, Urijah Faber defeats Scott Jorgensen

By Jaime C. Feal A great card did not disappoint as the fights lived up to the hype, and it was a great night of entertainment. In a heavyweight clash, Travis Browne made short work of UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga …



TUF Season 17 Finale Preview: Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen, Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano

By Jaime C. Feal The best and most complete card for a TUF Finale in quite some time, fans won’t want to miss this incredible free show. We have the most exciting prospect to come out of the Ultimate Fighter …



Statement from Joe Donofrio on the Passage of House Bill 4167

Michigan MMA promoter Joseph Donofrio has announced the following statement regarding the Michigan State House’s passing of House Bill 4167, regarding the regulation of amateur mixed martial arts in Michigan: “Yesterday marked an important day in the Mixed Martial Arts …



UFC on Fuel TV Results: Gegard Mousasi Wins UFC Debut over Replacement Ilir Latifi

By Jaime C. Feal What was supposed to be a party and homecoming for Alexander Gustafsson became a nightmare for the UFC promotion this week, as a cut to Gustafsson’s eye forced him out of the main event. The UFC …



UFC on Fuel TV Preview: Alexander Gustafsson Pulled from Main Event due to Injury; Gegard Mousasi Faces Replacement Ilir Latifi

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC was set for another solid card on FUEL, treating fans to title contender Alexander Gustafsson on free TV. Those plans got thrown out the window, however, when the commission called off the fight due …



Bellator Results: Pat Curran Retains Title, Marshall and Khasbulaev Win Tournaments

By: William Holmes, Ringside Bellator Season 8 concluded at the Revel Atlantic City and featured the middleweight and featherweight tournament championships, as well as a featherweight world championship bout between Shahbulat Shamhalaev and the champion Pat Curran. Bellator has long …



UFC 158 Results: St. Pierre Schools Diaz, Possibly Sending Him Into Retirement

By: William Holmes The UFC returned to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the UFC Welterweight title fight between Georges St. Pierre and former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz. The Bell Centre was packed from the opening preliminary …



UFC 158 Preview: Nick Diaz vs. Georges St. Pierre

By: William Holmes The UFC returns to one of the hotbeds of MMA action at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday night as UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre takes on former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz …



UFC on Fuel 8 Results: Wanderlei Silva Knocks Out Brian Stann in Japan

By Jaime C. Feal Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva made a triumphant return to the land where he gained his fame and popularity, as he dispatched Brian Stann in the second round of their main event in Tokyo, Japan. Earlier …



UFC 157 Results: Ronda Rousey Defeats Liz Carmouche with 1st Round Armbar, Lyoto, Faber Win

By Jaime C. Feal In his UFC return, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler scored a big upset victory over veteran Josh Koscheck. In the early going, Koscheck was able to take Lawler down and impose his will. After a couple minutes Lawler …



UFC 157 Preview: Ronda Rousey vs. Carmouche, Machida vs. Henderson

By Jaime C. Feal A historic event unfolds Saturday night as Ronda Rousey headlines UFC 157 and women’s MMA takes center stage. For the first time ever, the UFC will introduce a Women’s division, and the highly polarizing figure Rousey …



UFC/MMA Will Go Through Back Door To Get Regulated in New York if Necessary

Although the politicians fought, many observers figured that sooner or later, there was going to be mixed martial arts, UFC -style, taking place in the state of New York. But very few people thought it would go through the back …



UFC 156 Results: Jose Aldo Retains Title with Decision Win over Frankie Edgar

By Jaime C. Feal It looked like Jose Aldo would run away with the superfight early, but Frankie Edgar showed his heart and determination to battle back. Edgar took Aldo the distance, losing out in a close decision. The champion …



UFC 156 Preview: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Overeem/Silva, Rashad/Nogueira

By Jaime C. Feal Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion, makes his first appearance at featherweight and gets the honor of challenging the champion Jose Aldo. Easily Aldo’s biggest test inside the Octagon, this fight is being dubbed as …



UFC on Fox 6 Results: Demetrious Johnson Retains Flyweight Title, Teixeira Defeats Rampage

By Jaime C. Feal Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson was once again too fast, even for John Dodson. Other than a hiccup in the second round, where Johnson was briefly hurt by good counter lefts from Dodson, Mighty Mouse was in …



UFC on FOX 6 Preview: Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson, Rampage vs Teixeira

By Jaime C. Feal Fans get treated to another free title fight on FOX this Saturday as flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson takes on Ultimate Fighter winner John “The Magician” Dodson. This will be the first title defense for …



UFC on FX 7 Results: Vitor Belfort Crushes Michael Bisping in Brazil

By Jaime C. Feal Vitor Belfort defended his home turf by knocking out Michael Bisping, derailing Bisping’s title hopes in the process of delighting his Brazilian fans. Belfort, who has had recent title shots against both Anderson Silva and Jon …



Strikeforce Results: Tarec Saffiedine Dominates Nate Marquardt to Become the Final Strikeforce Welterweight Champion

By Jaime C. Feal The last Strikeforce in history was wildly entertaining as four of the five fights ended in a finish. A trio of first round submissions started off the main card, and then Daniel Cormier remained unbeaten with …



Tyson Fury Ignites Boxing Versus MMA Firestorm With A Few Tweets

By Johnny Walker Much sports media and social media fuss was created over the last few days when rising UK heavyweight boxing star Tyson Fury, sensing correctly that it is a slow news period in the boxing world, decided to …



Publicity Stunt? Tyson Fury Challenges UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez to a Fight: In the Ring or in the Cage

By Jaime C. Feal Tyson Fury made headlines this week by going on an unprovoked Twitter rant against Cain Velasquez. Fury called out the UFC Heavyweight champ numerous times, calling him a “Small, Stiff Idiot” and claiming he would smash …



Tyson Fury Calls Out “Small, Stiff Idiot” UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

by Johnny Walker The post-Xmas season can be a slow time for boxing news, but top heavyweight contender Tyson Fury of the UK has an aversion to boredom. Looking to enliven a rather dull week, Fury has taken to his …



UFC 155 Results: Cain Velasquez Regains Heavyweight Title with Dominating Performance over Junior Dos Santos

By Jaime C. Feal Cain Velasquez got his revenge, and did so in an emphatic way. Although he was unable to finish Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez was all over him for five rounds. Velasquez used a steady diet of takedowns …



UFC 155 Preview: Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2

By Jaime C. Feal What a massive matchup the UFC saved for their year end show, as the heavyweight title is up for grabs on Saturday night in Las Vegas. A rematch between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez headlines …



Bellator 83 Results: Jessica Eye Scores Eye Opening Win, Horcher Takes Advantage of Opportunity

Bellator 83 Results: Jessica Eye Scores Eye Opening Win, Horcher Takes Advantage of Opportunity By: William Holmes Bellator returned to a familiar stomping ground at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City. Once again, the venue was packed once the opening fight …



UFC on Fox 5 Preview: Ben Henderson v Nate Diaz, MacDonald v B.J. Penn

By Jaime C. Feal If you’re even just a casual fan of MMA and are not taking advantage of these free shows on Fox you are truly missing out. The UFC has been stacking these network TV cards as they …



UFC 154 Results: Georges St. Pierre Triumphant in Return

By Jaime C. Feal In his hometown of Montreal, before a sold out crowd at the Bell Centre, Georges St. Pierre avoided a big scare in Round 3 to earn a unanimous decision and unify the welterweight title. In the …



UFC 154 Preview: GSP Defends Welterweight Title Against Carlos Condit in Montreal

By Jaime C. Feal UFC Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre finally returns to the cage after over an 18 month layoff, and the interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit awaits him in a unification match. Any perceived disadvantage GSP has in …



Baraiac Ready for Pro MMA Debut at Palace Facing “Ninja Bunny of Doom” Saturday Night

Ruben Baraiac will have more than a hundred friends and fans out to support him when he makes his professional MMA debut against Kalamazoo, Michigan’s James “The Ninja Bunny of Doom” Carrow (2-1) this Saturday night at The Palace of …



UFC Macao Results: Cung Le Knocks Rich Franklin Senseless in Historic Event

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC’s first ever trip to China was a resounding success, as a great night of fights took place in Macao. The event was completely sold out and the crowd was very into the action. The …



Bellator 80 Results: Joe Warren Cruises to Victory, Eyes Bantamweight Title

By Jaime C. Feal HOLLYWOOD, FL – Joe Warren snapped his two fight losing streak in a big way, and got on the winning track in the exciting Bellator Bantamweight division. Warren was matched up against Owen Evinger, a notable …



Bellator 80 Preview: Joe Warren Headlines Solid Card in Florida

By Jaime C. Feal Former featherweight champion Joe Warren headlines the show this Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. His opponent Owen Evinger, with an identical record of 7-3, is looking to make …



Reese to Face Trevino in All-Michigan Pro MMA Showdown At Palace

No Guts, No Glory is Donofrio’s Triumphant Return to Professional MMA at the Palace of Auburn Hills One of the feature bouts has been announced for Saturday, November 17′s professional mixed martial arts event at The Palace of Auburn Hills …



UFC 153 Results: Anderson Silva Outclasses Stephan Bonnar

By Jaime C. Feal Anderson Silva showed everyone once again why he’s the greatest mixed martial artist the world has ever seen. Putting on a striking exhibition as usual, Silva made short work of Stephan Bonnar and finished a light …



UFC 153 Preview: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

By Jaime C. Feal The most lopsided match in UFC history takes place tomorrow night in Brazil, with reigning pound for pound king Anderson Silva stepping up to light heavyweight in a clash with journeyman and TUF Season 1 finalist …



Former WWE Wrestler Dave Bautista Victorious in MMA Debut

By Christina Thomas The latest in the line of uber-athletes from the professional wrestling world to try their hands (and feet, and elbows, etc) at mixed-martial arts, Dave “the Animal” Batista stormed into the Real Pain MMA debut looking much …



UFC on FX 5 Results: Browne vs. Bigfoot Main Card

By Nick Tylwalk Heavyweight contender Travis Browne has grown accustomed to ending the nights of his foes early, scoring six first round stoppages in his last eight fights headed into Friday night’s UFC on FX show. Now he knows what …



UFC 152 Results: Jon Jones Escapes Early Peril, Finishes Vitor Belfort

 By Jaime C. Feal For the first time Jon Jones looked really vulnerable in the cage. Jones was in a position no one had ever seen him in: Writhing in pain, his arm fully trapped in an armbar submission …



UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort Preview

By Jaime C. Feal Tomorrow night on Pay-Per-View, the UFC puts on an event in Toronto headlined by a man who was supposed to fight at UFC 151. As fans and pundits alike are well aware, UFC 151 was completely …



Brawl In The Fall Results – Annual Outdoor Event Brings The Fireworks to Rochester Hills

BRAWL IN THE FALL RESULTS ANNUAL OUTDOOR EVENT BRINGS THE FIREWORKS TO ROCHESTER HILLS By Samuel Crawford, Jr. On Saturday night, Bay City, Michigan’s Impact Fight League 185-lb Middleweight Champion, Charlie Cosens, successfully defended his title with a five-round unanimous …



Brawl In The Fall MMA Extravaganza Sat At Meadowbrook, Rochester Hills, MI

BRAWL IN THE FALL MMA EXTRAVAGANZA THIS SATURDAY AT MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN This Saturday, September 15, promoter Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment will return to the Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for his …



Good vs. Wallhead headlines Welterweight Tournament At Bellator 74 from AC

With the tournament field now complete, Bellator Fighting Championships is ready for another season of incredible knockouts and dynamic finishes as the promotion kicks off Season 7 with a loaded Welterweight Tournament headlined by former Bellator Welterweight World Champion Lyman …



UFC 150 Results: Ben Henderson Retains Title in Controversial Fashion

By Jaime C. Feal Another pay-per-per view, another lackluster card. While UFC 150 was slightly more entertaining than the snooze fest that was UFC 149, it still paled in comparison to last weekend’s exciting show on FOX. The main event …



UFC 150 Preview: Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar 2

By Jaime C. Feal Although last weekend’s incredible show on FOX felt like a pay-per-view, it was in fact free, which presents an interesting dilemma for the UFC going forward: How do they ensure UFC 150 delivers good value to …



Six-time WWE champ Batista teams up with CES to make MMA debut

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 9, 2012) – The most successful professional wrestler of the past decade is joining forces with the hardest-working promoter in combat sports. The end result could be the biggest event to hit the Ocean State since the …



UFC on FOX 4 Results: Lyoto Machida Destroys Ryan Bader, Shogun Triumphs in War

By Jaime C. Feal What a show. Easily the best night of action the UFC has had on FOX, there were four fights on the main card, all of which ended in either a knockout or a submission. Right off …



CES MMA Results: Arm injury forces Rehm to tap out against Howard; Campbell returns with huge win

John “Doomsday” Howard continued his quest to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championships and kept his win streak intact Friday, forcing Scott Rehm to verbally tap out after Rehm suffered an arm injury in the opening round of their middleweight …



UFC on FOX 4 Preview: Lyoto Machida, Rua vs Vera

By Jaime C. Feal Saturday night, live and free on FOX TV, the UFC brings fans three great fights for their viewing pleasure. Both the co-main event and the main event are extremely intriguing light heavyweight matchups with serious title …



Boxing vs. MMA: Action vs. Reaction

By Barry Lindenman One can easily make the argument that MMA & boxing are either very similar or very different. Without going into the individual characteristics that one can argue that make the two combat sports alike or dissimilar, I …



UFC 149 Results : Renan Barao wins Interim Bantamweight Title Over Urijah Faber

By Jaime C. Feal A surprisingly lackluster pay per view wasn’t matchmaker Joe Silva’s fault. Sometimes things just don’t turn out the way one expects them to. Starting off the pay per view was a welterweight matchup between Matthew Riddle …



Bellator 72 Rocks the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

By Jaime C. Feal It was another outstanding evening of fights and entertainment put on by Bellator Fighting Championships Friday night. The USF Sun Dome in Tampa, FL hosted Bellator 72 and fans were treated to an MMA experience like …



UFC 149 Preview: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC returns to Canada, where they always receive overwhelming fan support, as the interim bantamweight championship is up for grabs Saturday night in Calgary at UFC 149. Urijah Faber and Renan Barao headline the show, …



Interview with Pawel Wolak: Transitioning From Boxing to MMA

By: William Holmes Boxing Insider is one of the few boxing websites to also extensively cover MMA, so when the news broke that Pawel Wolak was coming out of retirement from boxing to compete professionally in MMA, it only made …



UFC 148 Results: Silva Finishes Sonnen, Strengthens Claim to Greatest of all Time

By: William Holmes Tonight was the UFC’s biggest card in a very long time. The undercard fights might have failed to deliver the excitement that UFC fans are used to, but the main event and co-main event were exciting bouts …



UFC 148 Preview: Silva vs. Sonnen II

By: William Holmes The UFC has not had a highly anticipated rematch such as Silva vs. Sonnen in a very long time, and nobody has ever given Anderson Silva as tough of as fight as Chael Sonnen did in 2010. …



UFC 147 Results: Rich Franklin Decisions Wanderlei Silva in Brazil

By Jaime C. Feal Hall of famers Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva and Rich “Ace” Franklin fought to a decision on Saturday night, with Franklin spoiling the Brazilian’s homecoming. Silva had Franklin badly hurt in the latter part of the …



UFC on FX 4 Results : Gray Maynard Defeats Clay Guida at Reval

By Jaime Feal Featherweight Division (145 lbs.): Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson (15-5) vs. Cub Swanson (16-5) Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and exchange outside leg kicks to begin the fight. Both fighters at a distance, throwing left hooks …



For Zuffa and UFC, It’s Back to their Real “Birthplace” Tonight

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UFC 147 Preview: Silva vs. Franklin II

By Jaime C. Feal Tomorrow night in Brazil, two former middleweight champions face off in a rematch from their “fight of the night” clash at UFC 99 in Germany. Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, the former PRIDE middleweight champion, takes …



UFC on FX 4 Preview: Back to Atlantic City, Live at Reval

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Fox Sports Radio To Broadcast 2 UFC Cards in June

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UFC: Ultimate Fighter Live Finale Results: Martin Kampmann Shocks Jake Ellenberger, Mike Chiesa Becomes ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

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UFC 146 Results: Junior Dos Santos Retains Heavyweight Title, Velasquez Destroys Silva

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UFC 146 Preview: Junior Dos Santos vs Frank Mir, Velasquez/Silva

By Jaime C. Feal Tomorrow night, an explosive card headlined by a heavyweight title fight goes down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The main card features five heavyweight fights, as the big boys will be counted on …



UFC Light-Heavywight Weight Champ Jon “Bones” Jones Busted for DWI

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Randy Couture stars in “Hijacked” to be Released on DVD July 31

ANCHOR BAY FILMS PROUDLY PRESENTS HIJACKED STARRING RANDY COUTURE AND DOMINIC PURCELL Flying High on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD July 31, 2012 BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Get ready to fly the unfriendly skies! Anchor Bay Films is proud to …



Strikeforce Results: Cormier Claims Heavyweight Grand Prix Title, Melendez Retains Title

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Press Conf Quotes: Josh Barnett, Josh Thompson, Melendez, Comier

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UFC on Fuel 3 Results: The Korean Zombie Continues his Evolution

By Jaime C. Feal Fuel TV hosted free live UFC fights for the third time, with an interesting choice of Tuesday night. Those who tuned in were treated to some great fights. On the undercard, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone picked apart …



Bellator 68 Live Report: Daniel Straus Impresses in Featherweight Final

By: William Holmes, Ringside Bellator does well in Atlantic City, and it is obvious by the number of times that they have come to Atlantic City in the past two years that they appreciate the pro MMA crowd in the …



King Mo Signs with Both TNA Wrestling & Bellator MMA, Joint Deal On Spike

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UFC on Fox 3 Results: Nate Diaz Taps out Jim Miller

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UFC on Fox 3 Preview: Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller

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Fox Sports Radio to Simulcast UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller Sat

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UFC – Boxing Duel Could Make Fans “Fighting Glad” Saturday Night

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UFC Welterweight Division in Shambles; Awaiting the Return of GSP

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Donofrio MMA: Mayday Results from the Palace

Main Event Charlie Cosens Def. P J. Caram by TKO (punches) at :50 sec of the Third round John Walker def. Mike Guerrero by Submission (Triangle Choke) at :50 sec of the 4th Round(125 lbs) Walker Retains his Flyweight Belt …



Final Bout Lineup for Donofrio MMA Event Saturday at Palace of Auburn Hills

The lineup of fights has been finalized for this Saturday, April 28′s Donofrio Entertainment’s (in association with Impact Fight League and Palace Sports and Entertainment) “MAYDAY: YOU’RE GOING DOWN!”, mixed martial arts event at the Palace of Auburn Hills. In …



The Sad State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

By Jaime C. Feal You know you have problems when Frank Mir gets an instant title shot. In his last fight, Mir got stunned and dropped badly on the feet by Antonio Nogueira, and then pulled off an incredible Hail …



If Muhammad Ali Gave This Interview Today, Would The Media Freak Out?

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UFC 145 Results: Jon Jones Cruises to Victory over Rashad Evans

By Jaime C. Feal After what was billed as one of the biggest grudge matches in UFC history, and all the talk between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans of knocking each other out, the UFC light heavyweight championship bout surprisingly …



Donofrio Set to Knockout Blindness on April 24

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UFC on Fuel 2 Recap: Alexander Gustafsson Picks Apart Thiago Silva in Sweden

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Bellator 65 Live Report: Eduardo Dantas Dominates to Become New Bantamweight Champion

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Martial Arts Mix-Up? Why boxing presents a better product than MMA

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Bellator 65 official weigh-in scheduled for 5:00 p.m. April 13th at the lobby located in Caesars

Spike.com to stream LIVE fights at 7 p.m. ET / MTV2-EPIX2 broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Friday Atlantic City, New Jersey. (April 12, 2012) —The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator 65 will take place THURSDAY at 5:00 P.M. …



UFC Supports Creation of International MMA Federation

release is below : UFC SUPPORTS CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION Global unified amateur rules, regulations & safety a positive step for fastest growing sport in the world Las Vegas, NV – The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world’s …



Where Have You Gone Brock Lesnar?

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Bamma to Follow Tyson Fury on Channel 5 Sat Night

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Spike TV Teams Up With Co-Creator Of “The Amazing Race” For Bellator Reality Show

SPIKE TV TEAMS UP WITH BERTRAM VAN MUNSTER, CO-CREATOR OF “THE AMAZING RACE,” FOR A NEW BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS REALITY SHOW New York, NY, April 3, 2012 – Spike TV and Bellator Fighting Championships are partnering with one of television’s …



MAYDAY: YOU’RE GOING DOWN! Live MMA at the Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday, April 28

On Saturday, April 28, Michigan’s elite fight-sport promoter, Joseph Donofrio (in association with Impact Fight League and Palace Sports and Entertainment) will be flying high again when they return to The Palace of Auburn Hills, for “MAYDAY: YOU’RE GOING DOWN!”, …



2003 BoxingInsider.com Interview with WWE’s Undertaker at UFC 43

BoxingInsider.com: Do you get any pointers from watching the UFC or incorporate any of the styles into your training and arsenal of pro wrestling moves? The Undertaker: Oh definatly. I come out here. I study this. I am a big …



Invicta FC Adds Cat Zingano vs. Anita Rodriguez To Inaugural All-Women’s MMA Event

Superstar Marloes Coenen to rematch Romy Ruyssen in main event Tickets on sale now KANSAS CITY, Kan. (March 13, 2012) – Undefeated rising star Cat “Alpha” Zingano (6-0) of Denver, Colo. will square off with fellow hard-hitting prospect and professional …



Interview with Jeff Lentz: From The Ultimate Fighter to Professional Boxing

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Fast Paced Premiere A Success for The Ultimate Fighter on FX

UFC via BZA sent out the following: FAST-PACED PREMIERE A SUCCESS FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® LIVE ON FX Unique one round format decided fate of 16 fights Series resumes next Friday on FX at regular time of 10 p.m. ET/PT …



Donofrio Entertainment MMA Detroit Schedule: Spring/Fall 2012

The next several months will be extremely busy for the Midwest’s premier promoter of mixed martial arts, Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment, as he is announcing no less than six …big shows. Tuesday, April 24, IFL 46 Donofrio Entertainment, in …



UFC on FX 2: Flyweights Debut amid Major Controversy, Kampmann Chokes out Alves

By Jaime C. Feal The first ever flyweight fight in the UFC should have gone down in history as a thrilling war. Instead, the exciting bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall will be an afterthought due to rather bizarre …



FX Announces Competitors For THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE; Premiere Is March 9

FIELD FINALIZED FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PREMIERE OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® LIVE ON FX ON FRIDAY, MARCH 9 First of Two 13-Week Seasons This Year on FX Special Premiere Event to Showcase 16 LIVE Fights Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber Named Coaches …



UFC 144 Recap: Ben Henderson Dethrones Frankie Edgar, Captures Lightweight Title in Japan

By Jaime C. Feal Watching world class mixed martial arts in the Land of the Rising Sun was truly historic, as the UFC returned to Japan for the first time in over a decade. On an action-packed main card, Anthony …



Peltz Boxing Results: MMA Champion Wins Pro Debut, Cruz Defeats Conyers In a War

By: William Holmes, Ringside Peltz Boxing brought a card filled with local talent to Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City featuring a main event with undefeated welterweight Ronald Cruz. The undercard featured the pro debut of Jeff Lentz, a professional MMA …



Casino Legend Dennis Gomes – Dead at 68 – Had Big Impact on MMA

by Charles Jay Just a couple of days ago, somebody died who had more of an impact on the sport of mixed martial arts than you may be aware. Dennis Gomes ran a lot of casinos, in both of the …



UFC 144 Preview: Japan

By Jaime C. Feal Now the dominant global figure in MMA, the UFC returns to Japan for the first time in 12 years. Once considered enemy territory, Japan is now fair game for UFC shows to be the main attraction …



My Bloody Valentine Results – Brett Rogers in a NC

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Dana White: “Yes Floyd, You’re Racist”

LinSanity ensues when UFC President Dana White tees off on “racist” comments made by Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on fellow pugilist Manny Pacquiao and Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.



Spike TV Honors The Legacy of Bruce Lee

SPIKE TV HONORS THE LEGACY OF THE FOREMOST MARTIAL ARTS PIONEER AND CULTURAL ICON WITH “I AM BRUCE LEE” Acclaimed Documentary Premieres On Wednesday, March 7 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) With Limited Commercial Interruption Film Features Appearances By Kobe …



Invicta FC To Unveil All-Women’s MMA Fight Series

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Dana White – Shocked That Money Talks in Mayweather Case?

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Sports Legacy Institute To Hold Advanced Concussion Training In Detroit

SPORTS LEGACY INSTITUTE TO HOLD AN ADVANCED CONCUSSION TRAINING AT THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS Hosted by SLI Co-Founder Chris Nowinski, program will focus on concussion education, prevention & management for coaches, parents, athletes, and concerned citizens AUBURN HILLS, MI- …



Bout Lineup Finalized for MY BLOODY VALENTINE Sat In Detroit

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Bob Sapp vs James Thompson Announced For India’s first Super Fight League (SFL)

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Allee Replaces Kugel; Will Face Brett Rogers in My Bloody Valentine Main Event

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Raj Kundra & Sanjay Dutt announce India’s first Super Fight League (SFL)

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UFC 143 Results: Carlos Condit Defeats Nick Diaz Wins Interim Welterweight Title in Controversy

By Jaime C. Feal Carlos Condit used a surprisingly conservative strategy, opting to back up and counter strike for the duration of his interim title bout with Nick Diaz. The strategy proved effective as the judges awarded Condit a controversial …



UFC 143 Preview: Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit

By Jaime C. Feal After the disappointing fights that millions of viewers endured last Saturday watching ‘UFC on Fox 2,’ Zuffa will be very pleased to have such an exciting main event for the very next pay-per-view. This Saturday, February …



Federal Trade Commission Drops Investigation of the UFC

By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst After months of rumors, discussions and concerns over the possibility of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation of Zuffa, parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, all bets are off. On January 25, the FTC …



Judging MMA: Simple or Complex?

By Barry Lindenman The term “damage control” is a common phrase that describes the actions needed to deal with any problem that may jeopardize an endeavor. More commonly, it has frequently been adopted for use in politics and the media …



Alistair Overeem Charged with Misdemeanor Battery in Las Vegas, NV

By Jaime C. Feal The #1 contender for the UFC’s heavyweight title has been charged with battery in Las Vegas. The incident occurred on January 2nd, 2012 at the Wynn Casino, just a few days after Overeem TKOd Brock Lesnar …



UFC on Fox 2: Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans Earn Title Shots

By Jaime C. Feal Well, it’s a good thing that show was free. Responding to criticism that the first UFC on Fox featured a fight that was too quick, matchmaker Joe Silva selected three bouts which were likely to last …



UFC on Fox 2: The Preview

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MMA vs. Boxing: A Judge’s Perspective

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My Bloody Valentine: MMA Returns to the Palace in Detroit 2/18

Professional MMA Returns to the Palace of Auburn Hills! DONOFRIO ENTERTAINMENT AND IMPACT FIGHT LEAGUE PROUDLY PRESENT: MY BLOODY VALENTINE Michigan’s premier MMA and Boxing promoter, Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment, will return to his headquarters, the Palace of Auburn …



UFC on FX 1 Results: Jim Miller Stays in Lightweight Title Picture by Submitting Melvin Guillard

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC’s first event on FX featured four free fights for the viewers, and Zuffa has to be pleased with how things transpired. Three of the four fights ended in the first round via KO or …



FOX Sports Radio to Broadcast Two “UFC on FOX” Events in January

FOX Sports Radio continues its partnership with FOX Sports and the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) in the new year as the network simulcasts two fight nights this month. The first event will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. …



ESPN Deportes the Exclusive Presenter of Jungle Fight Championship

The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts promotion returns to the network January 21; ESPN3 will also cover the fights in Spanish-language ESPN Deportes brings the next two seasons of Brazil’s Jungle Fight Championship to U.S. viewers beginning Saturday, January 21 at …



AirWalk Partners With Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Jan. 18, 2012 – Global youth lifestyle brand Airwalk is proud to announce a partnership with professional MMA athlete and media personality Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Miller currently fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) and holds more than 30 MMA …



TSA and GG get world’s best K-1 fighters back into Moscow ring

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ProElite MMA and DREAM Japan Promote Fighter Exchange/ MMA Partnership

Stratus Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:SMDI.OB – News) owner and operator of ProElite MMA (PK:PELE.PK – News) has initiated a promotional partnership and fighter exchange program with DREAM, the largest Japanese MMA organization, the companies jointly announced today. The alliance will …



UFC 142 Rio Results: Jose Aldo Dispatches Chad Mendes to Retain Featherweight Title

By Jaime C. Feal In front of his hometown fans in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Jose Aldo retained his title in dominant fashion with a spectacular knockout of Chad Mendes. In the co-main event, Vitor Belfort submitted Anthony Johnson, who …



New Year’s Revolution Provides Thrills to Large Palace Crowd

Promoter Joseph Donofrio put on another of his world-class MMA events on Saturday night (January 14) and treated the large crowd at The Palace of Auburn Hills, to an exciting night of full-contact thrills. “New Year’s Revolution”, presented in association …



UFC 142 Rio Preview: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC makes a second trip to Brazil in short order after not holding an event in the country for over thirteen years. At UFC 142: Rio, live on Pay-Per-View this Saturday Night, Jose Aldo will …



New Years Revolution Live MMA At The Palace Sat Night

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Strikeforce Results: Luke Rockhold Knocks Out Keith Jardine to Retain Middleweight Title

By Jaime C. Feal Many questioned whether Keith Jardine deserved a title shot in his first fight at Middleweight, and those concerns turned out to be warranted as Luke Rockhold tore through Jardine inside of one round. In the co-Main …



Strikeforce Preview: ‘Rockhold vs. Jardine’

By Jaime C. Feal Longtime UFC veteran Keith Jardine makes his second Strikeforce appearance after fighting to a draw with Gegard Mousasi in April. This time, however, Jardine has slimmed down to 185 pounds to challenge for the Strikeforce middleweight …



UFC 141 Results: Alistair Overeem Smashes Brock Lesnar into Retirement, Earns Title Shot

By Jaime C. Feal Alistair Overeem certainly did not disappoint in his UFC debut. The hulking Dutchman systematically broke Lesnar down with a dynamic display of strikes. Overeem is now set to face Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight title, …



UFC 141 Preview: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem

By Jaime C. Feal The UFC traditionally saves a big fight for their New Year’s card, and Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem is literally as big as it gets. With Lesnar standing 6 foot 3 inches tall and having to …



Book Review: Raw Combat – The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts

Gift Card Uses for a Fight Fan: Raw Combat-The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts By: William Holmes With the adoption of the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts by many Athletic Commissions in the United States, the sport of …



Interview with Bobby Lashley

By Jaime Feal The former collegiate wrestling standout and WWE superstar has seen impressive heights in his career, and he has overcome plenty of obstacles to reach them. After winning three national college amateur wrestling championships, Lashley was training to …



Spike TV To Debut “The Ultimate Fighter Fridays” on Mar 2

New York, NY, December 20, 2011 – Spike TV, the recognized home of mixed martial arts on television, has announced a new three-hour programming block debuting on Friday, March 2 (9:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT) featuring the greatest episodes from …



Strikeforce Results: ‘Cyborg’ Still the Baddest Woman in MMA, Gilbert Melendez Ready for Next Level

By Jaime Feal Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos made short work of the #2 woman’s featherweight in the world, smashing Hiroko Yamanaka in less than 20 seconds. Cyborg affirmed her status as the most dangerous female in MMA, in addition to retaining …



Strikeforce Preview: Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal Headlines

By Jaime Feal Showtime is the channel to watch Saturday. Presenting both world-class MMA and boxing on the same night is phenomenal. Fight fans will be glued to their television sets to watch another tremendous night of combat, starting with …



UFC 140 Results: Jon “Bones” Jones still Champion after Submitting Machida

By Jaime Feal Jon Jones passed the Lyoto Machida test to continue his reign as light heavyweight king. Likely clinching MMA Fighter of the Year with the win, Jones has a limitless future in the sport. Still only 24 years …



UFC 140 Preview: Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Lyoto Machida

By Jaime Feal Jon “Bones” Jones, the youngest ever UFC champion, defends his light heavyweight championship for the second time Saturday night, live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Jones will be looking to do something that hasn’t …



Transitioning From Boxing to MMA: Mercer, Toney, Darchinyan, and Cintron

By: William Holmes During the early years of MMA , you’ve heard fans of both boxing and MMA argue over which is the better fighter, a boxer or a mixed martial artist. As time progressed, educated fans of both sports …



UFC Results: Bisping Stops Miller and Two New Ultimate Fighters are Crowned

By Jaime Feal Bantamweight Division (135 lbs.): Louis “Goodnight” Gaudinot (5-1) vs. Johnny “Brutal” Bedford (17-9-1) Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and begin striking, Bedford with a one-two and a leg kick. Bedford takes down Gaudinot and immediately moves …



The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 Finale: Preview

By Jaime Feal The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will again host The Ultimate Fighter Finale this Saturday Night. The fight card was just unveiled Wednesday after the semifinals concluded on the final episode. Lighter weight classes will be …



Beatdown MMA II At The Dow Center In Saginow MI This Friday

SAGINAW, MICHIGAN – This Friday, December 2, Donofrio MMA will return to the beautifully remodeled 5000-seat Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan, for “BEATDOWN II” another night of full-contact mixed martial arts. The 145-lbmain event will feature agile, precision striking …



Bellator Fighting Championships 59: Pitbull Retires Pellegrino, Dantas Wins Tournament

By: William Holmes Newly Viacom owned property Bellator Fighting Championships comes back to Atlantic City to close out their fifth season. After last week’s thrilling lightweight title upset of Michael Chandler over Eddie Alvarez, tonight’s card will have a lot …



MMA In Detroit: “Caged Apocalypse” Takes Over The Palace of Auburn Hills

By Jaime Feal Donofrio Entertainment sure knows how to put on a show. This past Saturday night I had the pleasure of covering the “Caged Apocalypse” MMA event live from the premier sports venue in Michigan; The Palace of Auburn …



UFC 139 Results: Dan Henderson Beats Shogun In An Epic Fight

By: William Holmes San Jose has long been considered the home base of the Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts Promotion, and this will be the UFC’s first event in San Jose since they bought the Strikeforce promotion. Not surprisingly, this card …



UFC 139 Preview: Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson

By Jaime Feal This Saturday night live from San Jose, California, is a card loaded with potential fireworks. Matchmaker extraordinaire Joe Silva really did a fantastic job putting this one together. Most of the main card fights will involve fighters …



Legal Analysis: UFC Spearheads Class Action Law Suit to Legalize MMA In NY

New York MMA Proponents file Lawsuit to Legalize the Sport Zuffa, LLC Spearhead’s Efforts in Class Action By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst MMA proponents have been battling in the New York political arena for nearly 15 years since the 1997 …



Fedor Fighting On: Emelianenko vs. Monson PPV Sunday morning Live from Russia

HOBOKEN, NJ (November 15, 2011) – The greatest heavyweight fighter in mixed-martial-arts history, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-4-0, 8 KOs, 16 Submissions), takes on wrestling and Brazilian jui jitsu specialist Jeff “The Snowman” Monson(43-12-0, 2 KOs, 27 Submissions) in …



UFC on FOX results: Dos Santos dethrones Velasquez in historic event

By Jaime Feal In the undercard shown on Fueltv. Ben “Smooth” Henderson (14-2) vs. Clay “The Carpenter” Guida (29-11) Round 1: The two combatants meet in the center of the octagon. Both fighters attempt one-two combinations but neither lands. Guida …



Pacquiao’s Casino Impact Bigger Than UFC – Tonight Anyway

by Charles Jay Much has been written about the impact of Manny Pacquiao, and other big-time fighters in big-time fights, on the economy of Las Vegas. Is it a hundred million? Is it in the hundreds of millions? Photo: Chris …



UFC on Fox Preview: Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez UFC Title Fight

By: William Holmes On Saturday night, the biggest fight in the history of the UFC will take place on network TV. Fox will get the pleasure of showcasing a heavyweight UFC title fight between Brazilian banger Junio Dos Santos and …



Seguin to Face Guthrie at Palace ‘Caged Apocalypse’ Event on November 19

The main event has been announced for Saturday, November 19′s “Caged Apocalypse” professional mixed martial arts event at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Headlining the Donofrio MMA and Impact Fight League, in association with Palace Sports …



UFC 138 Results: Mark Munoz Pummels Chris Leben

By: William Holmes The UFC’s makes their long awaited return to England with a main event of Chris Leben against the Philippine Wrecking Machine Mark Munoz in a middleweight affair. English natives Brad Pickett and Terry Etim also will be …



UFC 138 Preview and Predictions: Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz

By: William Holmes England is one of the countries that the UFC is looking to develop a long term presence in, and the UFC has decided to return to England this Saturday as their last promoted event here was in …



For Howard Davis Jr and Son Dyah, Its All In The Family, With Boxing & MMA

By Rich Mancuso There was Howard Davis Jr. recently at ringside at Foxwoods MGM Theatre in Connecticut watching his son Dyah Ali, throw some combinations at his opponent. He would observe and meet Dyah after the eight-round unanimous decision. Darnell …



UFC 137 Results: Nick Diaz batters BJ Penn, Kongo derails Mitrione’s rise

By Jaime Feal Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2) vs. George Roop (12-8-1); Featherweight Round 1: The fighters begin by circling for the first 10 seconds. Roop partially lands a left head kick and connects with a right. Roop controlling the standup and …



UFC 137 Preview and Predictions: Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn

By: William Holmes This Saturday, former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz takes on former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn. This card takes place of the former main event of Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit after Georges St. …



Armageddon MMA Results: Rocks the Palace

On Saturday, October 22, promoter Joseph Donofrio had the large Palace of Auburn Hills crowd on its feet with 15 action-packed bouts between many of Michigan’s best MMA fighters. The runaway king of Michigan MMA, “Armageddon” featured no less than …



The Argument Overlooked: Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and Children

By: William Holmes “For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It’s not just a physical discipline.” -Brandon Lee Recently, the participation of children in various martial arts has been questioned by the media and various organizations. …



Is The UFC = Unfit For Children? New Website Claims It Is

by Charles Jay Hide the children. The UFC is coming. The Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, possibly finding that its appeal to the Federal Trade Commission regarding the UFC’s “monopoly” could be a fruitless effort, has decided (we think, anyway) …



UFC 136 Results: Edgar Retains Title In Exciting Fashion, Aldo Grinds Out Victory

By: William Holmes During the preliminaries of tonight’s UFC event, Joe Rogan announced that Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez is now in the UFC. That means tonight’s winner has the opportunity to unify the Strikeforce and UFC Lightweight Championship. Tonight’s …



UFC To Debut on Xbox LIVE Dec 1, PPVs on New Platform

Step into the Octagon and experience the energy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship like never before with the launch of UFC on Xbox LIVE on Dec. 1. Order live UFC pay-per-view events in stunning high definition, access a library of …



UFC 136 Preview and Predictions: Edgar vs. Maynard III

By: William Holmes The Pay Per View offering by the UFC this Saturday offers not one, but two title fights, a third match between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard for the lightweight title, and another chance for Kenny Florian to …



Could Dana White and Bob Arum Both Be Right?

by Charles Jay Is Bob Arum really a “big, fat, lying, dirty, two-faced, scumbag pig,” as Dana White suggested recently in an interview at a network affiliate? Well, I don’t know about those remarks, but they come out of some …



UFC Live 6 on Versus Results: Dominick Cruz Retains Title

By: William Holmes The UFC brings a bantamweight title fight to Versus in what may be their last show on the cable network. Tonight features the return of former Ultimate Fighter winner Mac Danzig, heavyweight contenders Stefan Struve and Pat …



UFC Live 6 on Versus Preview and Predictions

By: William Holmes Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have long ruled the pound for pound list in boxing. While the heavier weight classes in MMA garner the attention of the media and the casual fan, the lighter weight classes …



UFC 135 Results: Jon Jones Pummels Rampage Jackson

By: William Holmes The UFC returns to Denver, Colorado to present a main event of Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for the light heavyweight championship. This card also features former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi, and quite possibly the …



UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Preview and Predictions

By: William Holmes New school meets old school. The UFC has used this latest gimmick to promote their upcoming light heavyweight tilt between former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and current light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Rampage has long been …



UFC Fight Night 25 Results: Ellenberger defeats Sheilds

by Eric Thim Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald Round 1 Fighters touch gloves and exchange punches in center of the ring. MacDonald shoots for double leg that is defended by Belcher. Belcher presses MacDonald against cage. Both fighters exchange knees …



Fedor vs. Monson Set to Meet This Fall, Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia

NEW YORK (September 16, 2011) – Mixed martial arts (MMA) heavyweight legends Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko (31-4, 1 NC) and Jeff ‘The Snowman’ Monson (42-12) will meet as the headline bout at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson. The event …



UFC’s Foe (Culinary Union) Is No Stranger to Intimidation, Coercion, Even Racism

by Charles Jay The Culinary Workers Union has grown and gotten more diversified. In 1976, when service employees called a strike against 15 hotel-casino resorts, it had about 22,000 members. Now there are more than 60,000. It is generally considered …



Culinary Union: The UFC’s “Elephant in the Room”

by Charles Jay I have no idea what the researchers from the Culinary Workers Union really knew about the mixed martial arts industry when they wrote their “complaint” letter to the Federal Trade Commission this past week, but it looks …



Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals Results: Josh Barnett

By: William Holmes Pat Healy (27-17) vs. Maximo Blanco (8-2-1); Lightweight Round 1: Blanco thros an early overhand right and circles away. Blacno lands a superman punch, and lands a leg kick that sweeps Healy off of his feet. Blanco …



Bellator 49 Results: Lozano defeats Weedman

By: William Holmes Bellator comes back to Caesar’s in Atlantic for the first of three planned trips to Atlantic City in the fall. Tonight’s card features the welterweight tournament quarterfinals, as the winner of this tournament will look to challenge …



Does the UFC Really Short-Change Fans, Fighters?

by Charles Jay Critics of the UFC, which now include the Culinary Workers Union, which has demanded an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, aren’t exactly wrong-minded when they say that the dominance of the UFC could have the effect …



Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals Preview

By: William Holmes Many feel that Strikeforce will eventually be folded into the UFC when their contract with Showtime is completed. In the mean time, Strikeforce continues to put on solid cards packed with talent that can easily compete in …



Culinary Workers Union Attempt to Bust UFC is in “Bad Taste”

by Charles Jay The Culinary Workers Union has, over the years, failed miserably in its attempt to drive up the price of steak and potatoes for you, me and everyone else at places like the Boulder Station or the Green …



Bellator Undercard Fights To Be Streamed Live on Spike TV’s Website

BELLATOR UNDERCARD FIGHTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON SPIKE.COM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10 CHICAGO, Ill. (September 6, 2011) — Spike.com, a leading destination for men on the web, will stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season of Bellator Fighting Championship …



Does UFC’s Success Exceed Legal Boundaries? Culinary Union Requests FTC Investigation

By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst After months of speculation regarding the existence of a Federal Trade Investigation, the Culinary Workers Union – Local 226 based in Las Vegas has come forth to the combat sports media community and announced that …



UFC 137 Announced: Georges St-Pierre Vs Nick Diaz, 10/29 in Vegas

UFC® 137: ST-PIERRE vs. DIAZ Saturday, Oct. 29 From Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – 10 A.M. PT Las Vegas, Nev. (USA) …



Dana White’s Comments About Boxing Are Crude, But Not Totally Inaccurate

by Charles Jay “You had the ability, Bob Arum, to make boxing great. But the problem was, you were greedy. You’re a greedy pig, just like all the other guys who were involved in boxing. All you ever did was …



UFC’s New Legal Team Gets Ready for Battle with the FTC

By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst After months of speculation, fight fans and industry sources have acquired proof that Ultimate Fighting Championships’s parent company Zuffa, LLC, is at least concerned if not already in the midst of an anti-trust investigation by …



ProElite Serves as Proving Ground for Arlovski, Grove and Penn: Full Results

By Bryanna Fissori New Promotion Exceeds Expectation After over a year of waiting, professional MMA has finally returned to Hawaii. The ProElite Promotion made its debut on August 27 at the Blaisedell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The island of Oahu …



UFC 134: “Silva vs. Okami” Results

Last night, UFC 134: “Silva vs. Okami” took place, from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The following is a quick recap with the event: Main Fights (on PPV) – Anderson Silva def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) …



UFC 134 Preview: Anderson Silva Headlines Stacked Card

By: William Holmes The UFC comes back to Brazil after thirteen years with a card packed with….you guessed it, Brazilian fighters. Brazil has long been considered a hotbed of MMA talent, and if the UFC is serious about expanding their …



Killer Moves: Supremacy Underground MMA Video Game To Be Released

SUPREMACY MMA CRANKS UP THE ‘KILLER MOVES’ IN ITS LATEST TRAILER (Woodland Hills, CA – August 23, 2011) – International publisher 505 Games and Kung Fu Factory today present an all-new trailer for the upcoming brutal, underground MMA fighting game …



Round 5 Releases New Line Of Collectible Figures: UFC Titans

Round 5 President Damon Lau announces an all-new line of collectible figures, UFC Titans, the latest brand extension of Round 5’s incredibly popular UFC license. “For the last 3 years, we have had a great time working on our Ultimate …



UFC The Ultimate Fighter 14 Announcement, Last Season on SpikeTV

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM MILLER VS TEAM BISPING CAST IS ANNOUNCED 16 Bantamweights and 16 Featherweights To Vie For Six-Figure Contracts With The Ultimate Fighting Championship® Two-Hour Premiere To Feature All The Preliminary Fights On Wednesday, September 21 at 9 …



Jason “Mayhem” Miller Arrested for Bullying, Faces Charges for Headlocking Sister

By Bryanna Fissori Professional MMA fighter and host of the MTV reality show “Bully Beatdown,” Jason “Mayhem” Miller (24-7-0) was arrested earlier this month for his own alleged bullying. On August 7, Miller was arrested in Chatham County, North Carolina …



Bellator 48 Results: Seth Petruzelli Kos Rico Rodriguez, Curran KO’s Sandro to win tournament

By: William Holmes Bellator finishes off their summer season with a stacked card featuring former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez, the featherweight tournament final of Marlon Sandro against Pat Curran, and Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad. Rene Nazare (9-0) vs. …



The UFC Is On a Roll, But Will Fox’s Roll Turn Up Seven?

by Charles Jay Say what you want about the “arrogance” of UFC president Dana White, but he has been on a roll for about a decade now, and that was capped by this week’s announcement that the UFC has inked …



UFC Will Benefit From Being Manny Pacquiao’s “Lead-In” on Novemeber 12

by Charles Jay The UFC/Fox marriage comes roaring out of the gate on the Fox Network, the broadcast outlet, with a scheduled date of November 12. That’s the same date the first UFC event of all-time aired in 1993. More …



FIGHT NOW TV Signs Ring Of Fire MMA To Exclusive Programming Deal

HOBOKEN, New Jersey (August 19, 2011) — FIGHT NOW TV TM — America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – announced today that it has acquired the exclusive library and new event rights to Ring of Fire MMA (“ROF”). …



FOX Sports Media Group/ UFC Press Conference News and Notes

By: William Holmes The UFC and FOX Sports Media Group held a press conference today at 1PM to announce a huge television deal. Joe Rogan starts off the media press conference and introduces Fox Sports Media Group Chairman David Hill, …



Official Annoucment: Fox Sports Reaches Growndbreaking TV Deal With UFC

Today, Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC), the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization and No. 1 Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, finds its perfect media match in FOX, the No. 1 television network in the country. FOX Sports Media Group, …



Spike TV Statement on UFC Leaving Network

“The Ultimate Fighter” season 14 in September will be our last. We are increasing our commitment to distinctive, original series that we own such as “Auction Hunters” and “Bar Rescue” which are delivering on our goal to reach a broader …



UFC Appears on its Way to Fox, Leaving Spike TV for FX in $90 Million A Year Deal

By Charles Jay If you travel around your digital cable dial, you will notice that there are hundreds of channels. The reality is that they are controlled by a select number of mega-companies, all of which have multiple brands, through …



UFC on Versus Results: Chris Lytle Submits Dan Hardy

By: William Holmes The UFC on Versus comes to Milwaukee with a main event of Chris Lytle against Dan Hardy. Lytle has announced that he will be retiring after this fight, and Dan Hardy badly needs a win to remain …



MMA Fight Pit “Genesis” Results: Houston Alexander, Jens Pulver victorious

The biggest fight card in New Mexico history is in the books, as MMA Fight Pit: “Genesis” took place at “The Pit” in Albuquerque Saturday night. In the main event, Houston “The Assassin” Alexander took home a TKO victory over …



UFC 133 Results: Rashad Evans Kos Tito Ortiz

By: William Holmes The City of Brotherly Love plays host to Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz for a possible shot at light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the near future. This card has been plagued by the injury bug as …



UFC 133 Preview – Tito Ortiz vs Rashad Evans 2

By: William Holmes Philadelphia has always been known to be a fight city. With the state of New York having difficulty passing MMA legislation, the UFC has no problems bringing pay per view cards to the city of brotherly love. …



Strikeforce Results: Dan Henderson Knocks Out Fedor in 1 Round

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Results By: William Holmes Strikeforce brings another high quality card to Showtime as Fedor Emelianenko takes on Dan Henderson in the main event. The undercard features a woman’s MMA title fight, British bad boy Paul Daley, …



Fedor Emelianenko vs Dan Henderson Preview

By: William Holmes This Saturday, Strikeforce and M-1 Global bring a co-promoted card to Chicago, Illinois as heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko takes on Strikeforce’s light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson. Dan Henderson is on the last fight of his contract, and …



Domestic Violence: Brett Rogers does to His Wife What He Couldn’t do to Barnett

Toothless and Bloody she Denies Assault By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst Just over a week following his loss by submission to Josh Barnett in the Strikeforce tournament Brett Rogers did to his wife what he couldn’t manage to do to …



Retreating to Avoid the Wrath of Zuffa: Arum, Shaw and Bernstein Confronted by Dana White

By Bryanna Fissori It is widely understood that if one is going to take shots at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or Zuffa, LLC, its parent company, there are two options in the aftermath. One is to own it. The …



UFC 132 Results

By: William Holmes The UFC brings another pay per view extravaganza featuring the return of Wanderlei Silva, perhaps the last fight in the UFC for Tito Ortiz, and a bantamweight title fight between Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz. The UFC …



Legal Analysis: UFC Files Anti-Piracy Case Against MMA Gym and Others

If You Mess with the Big Dogs You are Going to Get Bit By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst On May 17 the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) filed a lawsuit against Without Limits MMA, a gym in Batesville, AR as well …



UFC 132 Preview and Predictions

By: William Holmes The UFC comes back to Las Vegas with another pay per view card, this time featuring a bantamweight title fight as its headliner. Former featherweight champion Urijah Faber takes on current bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in a …



Jackie Kallen on Boxing: James Toney vs Ken Shamrock

By Jackie Kallen I wish people would stop asking me what I think about James Toney fighting Ken Shamrock some time this Fall. What should I think? What should anyone think? I have nothing against either man. James Toney was …



UFC on Versus 4 Results

By: William Holmes The UFC comes to Pittsburgh, PA with their fourth card being shown on Versus. Nate Marqaurdt was recently denied clearance by the Pennsylvania Athletic Control Board for unknown medical reasons, and was soon after cut by the …



Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal Results: Overeem vs. Werdum

By: William Holmes Strikeforce brings the second half of the quarterfinals in their Heavyweight Grand Prix from Dallas, Texas. It features a talent packed undercard as well as a very interesting main event. The winner of tonight’s Overeem vs. Werdum …



Strikeforce Grand Prix Heayweight Tournament: Overeem vs. Werdum Preview

By: William Holmes Zuffa controlled Strikeforce brings a strong card this weekend with the quarterfinal round of their heavyweight grand prix tournament. A tournament such as this brings back memories of Pride’s Grand Prix tournaments, and with Zuffa’s promotional and …



MMA In NY: Round Five in the Main Event for MMA Legalization, Divided Legislature Denied Vote

By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst There is nothing like a black label to ruin an image and for a sport that is branded “illegal” and deemed “barbaric” it is difficult to build a following. Despite this obstacle New York Mixed …



UFC Evades Question of FTC Investigation, focuses on the “crybabies” of Boxing

By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst The rumors of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation of the world’s largest Mixed Martial Arts promoter parent company Zuffa, LLC, are picking up momentum as they jump from the print media circuit into the …



UFC 131 Results: Dos Santos Wins in Vancouver

By Jaime Feal Vancouver is rocking. Friday, at the weigh ins, Joe Rogan and many of the fighters donned Canucks jerseys in recognition of the hockey team that would go on to win game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals …



Cage Fury Fighting Championships 9 Results : Beach Brawl

By: William Holmes Cage Fury comes back to the Resorts Hotel with Cage Fury Fighting Championships 9, featuring lightweight prospect John Cholish. Cage Fury 9 will have a tough act to follow, as for Cage Fury 8 was a very …



UFC 131 Preview and Predictions

By: William Holmes UFC 131 returns to Canada with a major heavyweight attraction. This card lacks in title fights, but is still packed in meaningful fights that will determine who gets to receive future title shots, and features the debut …



MMA: Rumors Surge Regarding an FTC Investigation of Zuffa/UFC

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200 By Bryanna Fissori Legal Analyst So the rumor has hit the streets and all the MMA community anxiously awaits confirmation or denial of what many thought to be inevitable: Is Zuffa LLC, …



Beyond the Cage with Cage Fury Fighting Championships Promoter Rob Haydak

By William Holmes Cage Fury Fighting Championships was previously owned by Felix and Amy Martinez before being bought by new and upcoming promoter Rob Haydak. We were able to catch up with Rob and ask him a few questions about …



Beyond the Cage with Lou Neglia of Ring of Combat

By: William Holmes Ring of Combat is one of the most successful and longest running promotions in the United States, regularly putting on shows since 2002. Promoter Lou Neglia has been around combat sports long enough to know the type …



Nick Diaz will Continue MMA Career, Skips Boxing

Editors note: Nick used the boxing media to get a better deal with the UFC. We were hoping to watch Nick Diaz get smashed in the ring by a skilled pugilist. NICK DIAZ WILL CONTINUE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CAREER Press …



Cage Fury Fighting Championships 8 Results and Recap

By: William Holmes Promoter Rob Hydak brings a seven fight Mixed Martial Arts Card to the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. This card features a main event of Douglas Gordan vs. Joey Rivera for Cage Fury’s welterweight championship, and several …



Jeff Lacy Signs to Box MMA Champion Nick Diaz

May 6, 2011 – The hottest fighter in the mixed martial arts landscape right now is Stocktons own, Nick Diaz. He is currently riding an 11-fight win streak and has been mentioned as a potential super-fight candidate to face-off against …



Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz Issues Open Challenge to Boxing

Northern California, April 19, 2011 – It’s the type of quest for greatness that has the masses in a frenzy. Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz is making an open challenge to the boxing world as he pursues the impossible attempting …



Nick Diaz signs contract with promoter Don Chargin for boxing

By Zach Arnold Although Nick Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie have been discussing the possibility of Diaz fighting in boxing next instead of the MMA cage, few people thought that it was a serious opportunity in the making. With …



Michigan’s Top MMA Promoter Donofrio Entertainment Announces SIX New Shows.

Spring Will Be a Violent Thing! Michigan’s premier MMA promoter is also its busiest. Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment is proud to announce a six-event series of MMA shows this Spring, being held at some of the state’s finest venues …



You are not the World: UFC, Boxing, George Orwell, Dana White and the search for cultural significance.

So Dana White and Zuffa Inc. are once again pulling a Vince McMahon as they eliminate their biggest competition by purchasing it. Financial details of the agreement were not yet disclosed, though an official announcement is expected soon. What does …



The Lighter Side of MMA

By Scoop Malinowski Brutality. Violence. Dedication. Sacrifice…these are some of the words often associated with mixed martial arts, the most serious of sports, where one lapse of concentration can be the difference between the agony and the ecstasy. But amid …



Talkin’ MMA with Brock Lesnar

By Scoop Malinowski Wrestling icon turned MMA gladiator Brock Lesnar took time out to talk about his next opponent Heath Herring, his training, why he made the transfer from pro wrestling to the UFC, and much more… MMAMemories.com: Heading into …



Talkin MMA with Rico Chiapparelli

MMA coaching guru and former World Cup and NCAA wrestling champ from the University of Iowa Rico Chiapparelli comments on the world of MMA: MMAMemories.com: What first attracted you to MMA? Rico Chiapparelli: “All of the varied skill sets involved, …



Talkin’ MMA With Fedor

The one, the only, fight sport living legend, “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko took time out to speak with MMAMemories.com about his next opponent Josh Barnett at Affliction Trilogy set for August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. …



Talkin’ MMA with Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran

By Scoop Malinowski: Renowned MMA and professional boxing cutman Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran has for years worked the Octagon and corners of world championship professional boxing matches. He shares some of his fascinating and insightful perspectives about Fedor, who would win …



Talkin’ MMA with UFC Founder Art Davie

MMAMemories: The man who started it all. Are you in the UFC Hall of Fame? Art Davie: “I believe so.” MMAMemories: You’re not sure? Art Davie: “I don’t pay a lot attention to it. I know what I did, I …



Talkin’ MMA With Bruce Buffer

The voice of the octagon Bruce Buffer joined MMAMemories.com for a very informative interview on the state of MMA. MMAMemories.com: Tell us about “your patented spin turn”? Bruce Buffer: Now that cracks me up as I’ve been doing this to …



Talkin’ MMA With Ken Shamrock

Eye On The Prize: Ken Shamrock Discusses Kimbo Fight Living legend Ken Shamrock has a golden opportunity to extend his career in a major way if he can take care of business against Kimbo on October 4. In this interview, …



Larry Holmes on MMA – He is no Fan

Former World Heavyweight champ made some comments about what he thinks of mixed martial arts last week. While not yet a full-fledged fan, the sport may be growing on “The Easton Assasin” who checks out the MMA fights and shows …



What If Vince McMahon Owned The UFC?

One of the things that was interesting about the CNBC documentary, From Bloodsport to Big Time, was that at one time, Lorenzo Fertitta had been eager to sell the UFC to the McMahons and WWE, with one of the purposes …



Bill Oreilly – Attacks MMA After CBS Airs Elite XC

On Thursday night, FoxNews’ Bill O’Reilly ventured where he so often does – the abyss of his ignorance – when he tackled the subject of mixed martial arts on the “Factor.” His guests for the segment were Bernard Goldberg, right-wing …



GET 2 KNOW: Fedor Emilianenko

Status: Pride Heavyweight champion. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 233 DOB: September 28, 1976 IN: Rubeshnoe Lugansk, Russia Childhood Hero: “Yuri Vlasov – Olympic champion (weight-lifting).” Hobbies/Interests: “Drawing, Reading. I try to spend a lot of my free time with my family, …



Are You One of Kimbo’s Bimbos?

I am convinced that the fans who constituted the resurgence in mixed martial arts were attracted for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that it had an aura of legitimacy that, at least on the surface, …



The final chapters of the UFC-PRIDE in-ring feud

By Zack Arnold/ Fight Opinion With Forrest Griffin’s unanimous decision win over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 86 for the Light Heavyweight title, the final chapters on the UFC/PRIDE in-ring feud are being written. And history is not being very …



Affliction: Playing The Trump Card, Or Drawing Dead?

I still think that to placate Donald Trump’s ego, Affliction MMA will eventually change the name of its promotion to “Trump Affliction,” which may actually be what the current state of affairs really is. Why is Donald Trump now involved …



GET 2 KNOW: Georges St. Pierre

STATUS: UFC Welterweight champion. HT: 5-11 WT: 185 DOB: May 19, 1981 IN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada CHILDHOOD HERO: “My first was probably Jesus Christ.” HOBBIES/INTERESTS: “When I’m not fighting, I like to play ice hockey. Chess. I like to go …



Dana White: Who Needs Managers

Remember this utterance: “What the (expletive) do I need to be in the back for if I’m (a) manager?” It’s kind of ironic. When that kind of statement comes out of a promoter’s mouth, it provides justification for the existence …



Bob Arum Flogs The UFC

As he was finishing up his promotion of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito fight, which by all accounts was a nice success for his company (Top Rank Inc.), boxing promoter Bob Arum was heard to say, “It’s tough selling tickets in …



Lessons From IFL: How to lose $55 million dollars in two years

By Zach Arnold When the IFL repeatedly announced in 10Q SEC filings that they were losing millions of dollars, MMA fans online started turning against the company. You could even see fans on message boards rooting for the IFL to …



Learning From MMA’s Money Losers

By Zach Arnold With the dominant success of UFC as MMA’s industry leader and everyone else falling by the way-side, it is important to analyze each promotional failure in the business and try to learn some important lessons as to …



Fedor: From MMA Icon To Sports Legend

By Kal Thompson Every sport has an icon: an all-time great by whom all others, who came before and after, are judged. Be it Ruth, Jordan, Ali, Gretzky or Unitas, each of these legends has left behind a legacy that …






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