Knee on Belly

Unleashing the Beast: How Knee on Belly Can Change Your Fight Game

Picture this: two fighters locked in a fierce combat sports battle. Suddenly, one gains the upper hand, swiftly maneuvering into a dominant position—knee planted firmly on their opponent’s torso. This is the knee on belly, a move that’s both a statement of control and a prelude to a potential victory. It’s a moment that captivates audiences, showcasing not just physical …

Corkscrew Punch

Exploring the Corkscrew Punch: A Spiraling Force in Combat Sports

In the arena of combat sports, the corkscrew punch emerges as a distinctive and powerful technique. Far more than a mere strike, it represents a blend of finesse and brute force. Its complexity lies in a spiraling motion that, when perfectly executed, unleashes a potent and often surprising attack against an adversary. This unique combination of elegance and strength has …

Clock Choke

From Setup to Finish: A Comprehensive Guide to the Clock Choke

In the intricate dance of grappling and control that defines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and other combat sports, certain techniques emerge as both elegantly effective and challenging to master. The clock choke is a prime example of such a technique, captivating practitioners with its unique blend of strategic positioning and decisive execution. The clock choke is a sophisticated submission maneuver that …

Front Headlock Fundamentals

Front Headlock Fundamentals: A Guide for Beginners

Diving into the world of combat sports reveals a universe where fundamental techniques aren’t just important—they’re the cornerstone of every champion’s arsenal. These are the building blocks that turn a fighter from a mere participant into a tactician inside the ring or cage. One such fundamental, often overshadowed by flashier moves but equally pivotal, is the front headlock. This technique, …

Muay Thai Clinch

Breaking Down the Muay Thai Clinch: A Combat Game Changer

Welcome to the captivating world of the Thai clinch, a cornerstone technique in combat sports that can shift the tide of any bout. Originating from the storied art of Muay Thai, this clinching style has transcended its traditional roots to become a pivotal element in a range of martial arts. It’s not just a move; it’s a strategic game-changer that …

Shoulder Lock

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Shoulder Lock Variations for Seasoned Fighters

Welcome to the thrilling and intricate world of advanced shoulder locks, where skill, strategy, and subtlety converge to form an art within combat sports. In the diverse arsenal of a seasoned fighter, shoulder locks stand out for their effectiveness in controlling and submitting an opponent. These maneuvers, rooted deeply in the traditions of martial arts, have evolved into a sophisticated …

southpaw in boxing

Training Tips for Southpaw Boxers: Enhancing Your Left-Handed Game

Within the intricate dance of boxing, the southpaw stance emerges as a distinctive and advantageous strategy. Characterized by its unconventional alignment, with the boxer leading with their right hand and foot, this stance not only poses a strategic puzzle for orthodox opponents but also capitalizes on its rarity to gain an upper hand in the ring. Southpaws often bring a …

Uppercut in Boxing

Strike from Below: Mastering the Mighty Uppercut in Boxing

In the world of boxing, mastering the art of the uppercut stands as a game changer, a punch that can alter the course of a bout with its raw power and strategic impact. This guide delves into the heart of the uppercut, a punch revered for its ability to catch opponents off-guard and deliver staggering blows. Our journey through this …

Full Results of the Action-Packed Benavidez vs. Andrade Fight Card

On a star-studded evening at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the co-main event of David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade, Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo and Jose “Merciless” Benavidez Jr. enthralled boxing enthusiasts in a captivating showdown. Charlo, the WBC middleweight champion, marked his return to the ring with a triumphant performance, asserting his …

Olivier Aubin-Mercier Conquers PFL 2023, Announces Hiatus for Family Time

In the bustling heart of Washington D.C., at The Anthem, a remarkable chapter in mixed martial arts history unfolded on November 24, 2023. It was a night where Olivier Aubin-Mercier, affectionately known as “The Canadian Gangster,” solidified his place in the pantheon of MMA greats. Clinching his second consecutive PFL Lightweight Championship and a one million dollar prize, Aubin-Mercier’s unanimous …

ONE Friday Fights 42 Full Results

In the world of combat sports, few events can match the excitement and drama of ONE Championship’s ONE Friday Fights, and the 42nd installment was no exception. Hosted at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, the event featured a dazzling array of talent across MMA, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Fighters were not only battling for glory but also …

Benavidez Conquers Andrade in Stunning Victory, Calls Out Canelo

In the glimmering lights of Las Vegas’ Michelob Ultra Arena, a new chapter was etched in the annals of boxing history. David Benavidez, with his electrifying performance against Demetrius Andrade, didn’t just win a fight; he threw down the gauntlet to the reigning king of the super-middleweights, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. At only 26, Benavidez, now 28-0, has been vocal about …

Jose Benavidez Sr. Criticizes Canelo Alvarez for Choosing Smaller Opponents

In the landscape of professional boxing, certain match-ups capture the imagination of fans and pundits alike, transcending the confines of the ring to become a matter of legacy and prestige. One such scenario is unfolding as David Benavidez, the undefeated WBC super middleweight champion, prepares for his upcoming bout against Demetrius Andrade on November 25th. While this contest promises to …

UFC Veteran Derek Brunson Signs with PFL in a Career Shift

Derek Brunson’s shift from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) marks a pivotal change in the career of this seasoned middleweight fighter. At 39, Brunson is not winding down; instead, he’s revving up for a new phase in his distinguished fighting journey. His signing with PFL, just days after his UFC contract termination, heralds a …

Joseph Lasiri Confident Ahead of Rematch, Says Pressure is All on Prajanchai

The spotlight in the world of Muay Thai shines brightly on Joseph ‘The Hurricane’ Lasiri, the current ONE strawweight Muay Thai world champion. His forthcoming challenge is not just another entry in his fighting career but a high-stakes rematch against Prajanchai PK Saenchai, the revered Thai champion. This encounter is slated for ONE Friday Fights 46, promising to be a …

Butterfly Guard

Butterfly Guard in Focus: The Secret Weapon for Modern Grapplers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), a martial art steeped in strategy and physical prowess, has captivated enthusiasts worldwide with its intricate ground fighting techniques and compelling grappling strategies. At the heart of BJJ’s diverse guard positions lies the butterfly guard – a dynamic and versatile posture that has revolutionized grappling battles.  In this deep dive, we’ll unravel the mysteries and strategies behind …

Muay Thai Kicks

Unlocking the Types of Muay Thai Kicks: A Spartacus Showcase

Muay Thai, known as the “Art of Eight Limbs,” is a striking martial art that originates from Thailand. This potent combat sport stands out for its holistic use of the body’s natural weapons—fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Among these, kicks are not just fundamental—they are iconic, delivering both the balletic and brutal poetry that Muay Thai is known for. The …

Superlek and Mahmoudi to Square Off in ONE Fight Night 18 Main Event

Bangkok’s iconic Lumpinee Stadium is gearing up for an electrifying start to 2023. On January 12, under the bright lights of ONE Fight Night 18, Superlek Kiatmookao will put his ONE Championship flyweight kickboxing title on the line against Elias Mahmoudi. The event, initially shrouded in secrecy, became public knowledge following a leak on the Thaiticketmajor website, stirring a whirlwind …

ONE Friday Fights 42 Full Card

Bangkok’s renowned Lumpinee Boxing Stadium is set to transform into a battleground of martial arts mastery this Friday, November 24, as it hosts the much-anticipated ONE Friday Fights 42. This event, steeped in the rich tradition of martial combat, presents a stunning array of Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts clashes, ensuring a feast for fight aficionados. The spotlight …

Anderson Silva’s Controversial Standpoint on Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Anderson Silva, a titan in the world of MMA and revered for setting the UFC record for consecutive title defenses, is celebrated as a legend in the sport and a recent inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Renowned as one of the greatest in MMA history, Silva’s career in the UFC is a tapestry of awe-inspiring victories and record-setting …

Eddie Hearn Confirms Rematch Clause in Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin Fight

On December 23rd, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the boxing world will turn its gaze to a puzzling yet captivating match-up between Anthony Joshua and Otto Wallin. What makes this fight particularly intriguing is the unexpected insertion of a rematch clause, a move that has sparked intense debate and speculation about Joshua’s strategy and mental fortitude. Eddie …

Jiu-Jitsu Positions

10 Essential Jiu-Jitsu Positions Every Grappler Must Master

In the intricate dance of Jiu-Jitsu, the power lies not in the punches thrown but in the mastery of position. It’s a game of human chess where each move sets the stage for victory or defeat. The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is about controlling an opponent by outmaneuvering them, making the understanding of key positions not just an advantage, but …

Is CM Punk Scheduled for a WWE Survivor Series Comeback?

The wrestling world, ever a cauldron of speculation and fervent fan loyalty, finds itself at the cusp of potentially one of the most dramatic twists in its recent history – the speculated return of CM Punk to WWE at the Survivor Series event in Chicago. This possibility has stirred a whirlwind of excitement, debate, and anticipation, marking yet another chapter …

Dan Hooker Withdraws from UFC Austin Showdown with Bobby Green Due to Injury

In the realm of professional mixed martial arts, athletes like Dan Hooker embody the pinnacle of dedication and skill. However, even the most formidable fighters are not immune to the physical demands and unforeseen setbacks inherent in this high-stakes sport. The recent development concerning Hooker’s withdrawal from the much-anticipated UFC Austin event against Bobby Green serves as a stark reminder …

PFL’s Bold Challenge to UFC’s Reign Following Bellator Acquisition

The world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is witnessing a seismic shift, with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) emerging as a formidable challenger to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The recent acquisition of Bellator MMA by the PFL signifies more than a mere expansion; it represents a strategic maneuver poised to redefine the competitive landscape of MMA Dana White, the …

David Benavidez Resolute in His Path to Canelo Alvarez Post Andrade Bout

As the world of professional boxing readies itself for the eagerly anticipated clash between David Benavidez and Demetrius Andrade, Benavidez’s sights are firmly set beyond this confrontation. His conviction that a victory against Andrade will inexorably lead to a showdown with Canelo Alvarez speaks volumes of his ambition and belief in his own prowess. Benavidez’s unwavering confidence, as seen in …

shadow boxing

Heavy Impact: A Guide to Shadow Boxing with Weights for Combat Sports Athletes

Imagine entering the ring with the confidence of a seasoned gladiator, fists primed with the precision and power to outmatch any opponent. This isn’t just the stuff of legends; it’s the product of a well-kept secret in combat training—shadow boxing. Far from being a mere warm-up ritual, shadow boxing stands as a cornerstone of fight preparation, sharpening reflexes and honing …

Chase Hooper Sets Sights on Leg Lock Expert Claudio Puelles

Chase Hooper’s recent performance at UFC Fight Night 232 has highlighted his growing prowess within the sport. On a notable Saturday at the UFC Apex, Hooper, with a professional record of 13-3-1 MMA and 5-3 in the UFC, faced off against Jordan Leavitt, who entered the bout with a record of 11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC. The lightweight contest concluded with …