Usman Nurmagomedov is set to defend Bellator lightweight title against Benson Henderson

Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson is the marquee championship match that serves as the opening act for the Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix. When reigning champion Nurmagomedov faces multiple-time champion Henderson at Bellator 292 on Friday night, it will be the present and future vs. the history. In San Jose, against a fighter with extensive experience, Nurmagomedov (16-0) makes the …

Bhullar and Malykhin set to clash for the ONE heavyweight world title

At ONE Fight Night 8 on March 24, Bhullar and Malykhin will ultimately square off for the undisputed ONE heavyweight world title. Arjan Bhullar will fight Anatoly “Sladkiy” Malykhin for the vacant heavyweight championship. After missing the scheduled world championship match against Malykhin in September of last year due to an arm injury, Bhullar will make his comeback at that …

Kron Gracie Returns to the Octagon at UFC 288

On May 6, 2023, at UFC 288 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Kron Gracie, a prominent MMA figure from the Gracie family who has participated in six UFC fights, will make his long-awaited return to the UFC. In a three-round featherweight fight, Gracie will make his UFC debut against Charles Jourdain (13 wins, 6 defeats, and 1 …

Just before UFC Fight Night match, Jared Gooden replaces Abubakar Nurmagomedov against Carlston Harris

Jared Gooden, an experienced veteran, will take the place of Abubakar Nurmagomedov in their welterweight matchup this Saturday against Carlston Harris. Through his three fights in the promotion so far, Khabib’s younger cousin has seen an odd run. The Russian, who recently joined the organization after a less-than-stellar stint with the PFL, struggled to adjust to life in the octagon …

Brahyan Zurcher signs contract to compete in the PFL Challenger Series 6

In the second round of their featherweight showcase on Friday at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, unbeaten Xtreme Couture representative Brahyan Zurcher submitted David Evans and secured a Professional Fighters League contract during Week 6 of the PFL Challenger Series. Evans (5-2, 0-1 PFL) exited the game 1:37 into Round 2, losing his first career match through submission. With kicks, …

Kyoji Horiguchi vs Ray Borg at Bellator 295 on April 22

Ray Borg, a fellow UFC veteran, will be welcomed into the Bellator cage by Kyoji Horiguchi. On April 22 at Bellator 295 in Honolulu, former bantamweight champions Horiguchi (31-5) and Borg (16-5) will square off. Once Borg agreed to the promotion, ESPN first speculated about the potential fight in late February. The flyweight booking was first reported by MMA Mania. …

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What Is and How Does the BJJ Open Mat Work?

Calling all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) enthusiasts, have you ever heard of the mystical “open mat”? It’s like stepping into a secret BJJ dojo where magic happens! If you’re new to the world of BJJ, fear not, because we’re here to guide you on an exhilarating journey through the realm of open mats. What is the BJJ open mat? Have you …

UFC Fight Night card: Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili

The latest UFC Fight Night’s main event is a bantamweight fight. In the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan will face Merab Dvalishvili. Although a title shot may be in the cards for the victor of the contest on Saturday, Dvalishvili has previously stated that he would not force a title contest if …

Bellator 292 main card: Goiti Yamauchi Vs Michael Page

The Bellator 292 main card on Friday at SAP Center in San Jose, California opening fight features a battle between two standout finishers at 170 pounds: No. 2 welterweight contender Michael Page (20-2) and No. 5 ranked Goiti Yamauchi (28-5). The interim welterweight title fight between “MVP” and Logan Storley at Bellator 281 ended in a split decision for Storley, …

ONE Fight Night 10 in Colorado will feature Ok Rae Yoon vs. Lowen Tynanes

At ONE Championship’s first on-ground U.S. event, ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video on Friday, May 5, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Ok Rae Yoon will square off with American veteran Lowen Tynanes. The inclusion to the epic card was disclosed on March 3, by the Singapore-based promotion. When Tynanes returns to the Circle for …

Zebaztian Kadestam is eager to face Roberto Soldic in the ONE Championship

Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam will have his hands full on May 5th when he competes in ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video against the highly decorated “Robocop” Roberto Soldic. The contest features a classic confrontation between one of the most seasoned competitors in the division and a fresh face trying to advance in the rankings. Zebaztian Kadestam expressed his …

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Five MMA Takedowns That Will Help You Dominate the Battle

One of the most captivating aspects of MMA is the takedown, a technique that can shift the tide of a battle, providing the upper hand in a split second. Effective takedowns can often be the difference between standing tall in the winner’s circle or facing the disappointment of defeat. Today, we delve into five critical takedowns, a skillset that could …

Bo Nickal responds to Michael Chandler’s recent evaluation of him

Bo Nickal, an up-and-coming UFC fighter, believes Michael Chandler’s advice to moderate his ambitious Octagon path is crucial for young fighters like himself. In his eagerly anticipated UFC debut at UFC 285, Nickal dispatched Jamie Pickett with ease. With great ease, he swiftly took hold of Pickett’s back before applying the arm-triangle choke to secure the victory. Nickal, who was …

Jordan Oliver signs an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA recently announced that it had signed wrestling star Jordan Oliver to a contract to launch his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, adding to the competition in the featherweight division. Bellator is becoming known for signing top Collegiate wrestlers who want to succeed in MMA. While some have transitioned well, others have had difficulty. Oliver, one of the top …

Stipe Miocic responds to Jon Jones’ post UFC 285’s comments

Jon Jones challenged Stipe Miocic, who was there, to a fight during International Fight Week in July during his post-fight interview at UFC 285 in Las Vegas. The most successful heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off in the octagon to determine who is the superior fighter at UFC 290, which is anticipated to feature the heavyweight bout as …

Francis Ngannou on Jon Jones’ victory in UFC 285

Francis Ngannou may not be competing in the UFC anymore, but he’s still keeping an eye on his division, particularly after a new champion was crowned last Saturday night. After Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 with a swift submission, the unsigned Ngannou saw his coronation. The former champion acknowledges he wasn’t very shocked by Jones’ victory. Yet …

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6 Moves Prohibited in the UFC

The Unified Rules of MMA, like the wise overseers of this electrifying sport, have drawn the line between fair play and foul play. Today, we embark on a thrilling journey to uncover the forbidden moves that have been banished from the UFC, the pinnacle of MMA. Picture a clash of titans, where fighters push their limits and bend the rules. …

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5 Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighters Who Changed the Face of MMA

Originating in Brazil, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become synonymous with technical mastery, strategic grappling, and the ability to defeat opponents regardless of size or strength. It has become an essential aspect of an MMA fighter’s arsenal, enabling them to dominate their adversaries on the ground and dictate the flow of a fight. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has undoubtedly been a game-changer in …

UFC 285 – Who Emerged as biggest Winners?

Image Source At UFC 285: The main event Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane stole the show and two new champions were crowned but there were numerous other significant victories throughout the evening. Some of these winners only succeeded in preserving their octagon careers, while others will likely go into legitimate title contention as a result of their victories. #1 The …

Jamie Pickett defeated by Bo Nickal in the Opening Round of His Debut

Jamie Pickett’s opponent, Bo Nickal, quickly won his UFC debut. Nickal finished the opening bout on the UFC 285 main programme in the first round by showcasing his skills on the ground. To open the UFC 285 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nickal (4-0), a three-time Division I national champion wrestling at Penn State, submitted Jamie …

Women’s Flyweight Champion Alexa Grasso triumphs over Valentina Shevchenko

The third Mexican-born champion in the UFC this year, Alexa Grasso created history on Saturday by submitting flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285 in Mexico City The victory was not an accident, and Grasso revealed why she thought Shevchenko may commit a deadly error. At the UFC 285 post-fight news conference, Grasso remarked, “When I realized that I was …

Jon Jones Defeats Ciryl Gane to Win The Heavyweight Championship at UFC 285

UFC 285 in Las Vegas, Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane through submission with ease in the first round ending a three-year hiatus from the UFC, Jon Jones made a comeback to the Octagon by moving up to the heavyweight division. One of the best UFC fighters ever, Jones has moved up to the top weight division since his comeback, and …

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The Rear Naked Choke: The Most Effective Submission Hold in MMA

In this adrenaline-fueled combat sport of MMA, fighters combine the raw power of boxing, the lightning-fast strikes of kickboxing, the ground game of wrestling, and the artful submissions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to create a spectacle like no other. Among the arsenal of submission holds that can make opponents crumble in defeat, one reigns supreme—the Rear Naked Choke! This majestic maneuver …

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Triangle Choke in MMA: Basic Technique, Variations, and Tips

Welcome to the electrifying world of mixed martial arts (MMA), where the power to submit your opponents lies in your hands—or rather, in your legs! Prepare to be enthralled by the remarkable versatility and jaw-dropping effectiveness of the triangle choke. This submission is not just a mere technique; it’s a thrilling dance of finesse and cunning that leaves your adversaries …

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Breaking Down the Guillotine Choke: Techniques and Variations

Are you ready to learn one of the most lethal submission holds in the MMA world? We’re talking about the guillotine choke, baby! This move is like a trap from which your opponent cannot escape. Once you’ve got them in this hold, they’re as good as done. The guillotine choke can be executed from various positions, including the top, bottom, …

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What is Grappling? – Unlocking the Secrets of Grappling in MMA

When it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), grappling is where it’s at! It’s all about taking down your opponent, holding them in place, and making them tap out. You know, like a boss! Grappling is a crucial piece of the MMA puzzle because it lets you call the shots when you’re on the ground. MMA is like a delicious …

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Jump to Victory: Mastering Jump Rope Techniques for Fighters

If you’re a martial artist looking to take your training to the next level, jump rope might just be the secret weapon you’ve been missing. Jump rope has been around for generations, and for good reason: it’s a versatile, effective, and fun way to improve your physical fitness. But did you know that jump rope is also an excellent tool …

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The Path to Mastery: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its Benefits

Are you looking to become a fierce MMA fighter or simply learn how to protect yourself in dangerous situations? Look no further than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)! This martial art has been taking the world by storm, with its impressive techniques and rich history dating back to early 20th century Brazil. Let’s explore the top reasons why BJJ is the perfect …