MMA

  • BELLATOR MMA IS BACK! TOP CONTENDERS RICKY BANDEJAS AND SERGIO PETTIS COLLIDE IN 135-POUND MAIN EVENT TITLE ELIMINATOR

    BELLATOR 242 AIRS LIVE FRIDAY, JULY 24 ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK AT 10 P.M. ET FROM MOHEGAN SUN ARENA ALSO, CARD SET TO FEATURE AARON PICO, JASON JACKSON, TYWAN CLAXTON AND THE DEBUT OF JORDAN MEIN LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA returns to action for the first time since the global coronavirus...
  • Before the Surge; A Look Back to the Day of Challenge Matches

    Before the glamorous events of MMA that we watch today, we had many fights between martial artists. Gym invasions or even fights at the beach were common back then. The rivalry between Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Livre in Rio de Janeiro was brutal and you can watch a historical fight...
  • Kenny “Ken Flo” Florian His Own Brand of Flow

    Meraki (adjective) – This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. Insert Kenny Florian and his business partner Jason Hunt. Together they opened...
  • Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. Relinquishes Title Due to Ongoing Medical Issues

    LOS ANGELES – Following the medical complications that were publicly disclosed by Rafael Lovato Jr. (10-0) late last month, the Bellator middleweight champion has decided to relinquish his 185-lb world title. The unbeaten Lovato Jr. defeated former champ Gegard Mousasi to win the title at Bellator 223 in London on June 22, 2019.  ...
  • The Dichotomy of Freedom

    “Freedom ain’t free”. A short, simple statement that serves to put on display the idea of irony. Now, the path to freedom will have a different look for many people. There is a key ingredient of sacrifice. This can be a sacrifice of time, which can keep you away...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Geometry

    One of the first phrases you’ll hear when you start training jiu-jitsu is “position before submission”. This principle, which is a helpful rule of thumb, introduces the importance of controlling your opponent before attempting to submit them. However, I believe that there is an even more important phrase, which...
  • Bellator 226 Results and Highlights

    San Jose, CA – Bellator 226 returned back to California’s original home of sanctioned MMA. Although the main event ended in an unfortunate incident of Bader accidentally poking Kongo in his eye, leaving him unable to continue, the six-fight main card featured high-level submissions in half of the evening’s...
  • Michelle Nicolini Edges Out Angela Lee in ONE FC Showdown

    12 July 2019 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again thrilled the capacity crowd at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. ONE: MASTERS OF DESTINY played host to a world-class martial arts spectacle. In the main event, kickboxing...
  • COMPLETE RESULTS & PHOTOS FOR BELLATOR 222: MACDONALD vs. GRACIE

    New York, MSG – June 14, 2019: Another big night of fights at the historic Madison Square Garden. It was also a big night for some notable names in jiu-jitsu which featured the return of one of the biggest surnames in the world of MMA and jiu-jitsu itself. Neiman...
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