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Alexander Gustafsson: Future Champ or Nearly Man?

On another day, at another time, with a different set of judges, Alexander Gustafsson might already have been crowned UFC light-heavyweight champion. He could have won the title in 2013, when pushing Jon Jones to the wire, and he could have been awarded the belt in 2015, when doing the same to Daniel Cormier. Both times Gustafsson excelled hims... Continued

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Norman Parke feels "free as a bird" ahead of KSW debut

Irish lightweight 'Stormin' Norman Parke leaves for Poland today (Tuesday) and will fight in front of 55,000 Polish fans at a football stadium on Saturday (May 27) in Warsaw. He will battle a Pole, Mateusz Gamrot, an undefeated one at that, and hopes to come away unscathed. Better yet, he intends to return to Ireland on Sunday as the new KSW li... Continued

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UFC Fight Night Countdown: Gustafsson vs Teixeira

*** Leading light-heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira meet this Sunday (May 28) in Stockholm, Sweden at UFC Fight Night 109. Gustafsson, from Sweden, is a former two-time UFC light-heavyweight title challenger with wins against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Jimi Manuwa, while Teixeira, from Brazil, is a heavy-handed cont... Continued

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Five Fights: Ben Askren

By Ben Askren *** Ben Askren is the current ONE Championship welterweight champion. He is undefeated in his eight-year professional MMA career and a former Olympic wrestler. He defends his welterweight title against Agilan Thani this Friday (May 26) in Singapore at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes *** Trevor SpencerI can t... Continued

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The UFC gets its first official hospital

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will serve as the global brand’s first-ever official hospital. The new multi-year partnership provides UFC with access to the hospital’s sports medicine physicians, who will serve as orthopedic consultants in conjunction with the brand’s medical tea... Continued

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9 things you need to know about Alexander Gustafsson

As he prepares to headline UFC Fight Night 109 this Sunday (May 28) in his native Sweden, here are nine things you may or may not know about UFC light-heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson... 1. Country boyGustafsson grew up in Arborga, Sweden, a rural 13th century town of just 10,000 inhabitants. 2. Box cleverAs a ... Continued

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KSW go big, make history this weekend

Polish promotional outfit KSW will make history at the PGE Narodowy in Warsaw this Saturday (May 27) when they host Poland's first MMA show in a stadium and the biggest MMA show to ever take place in Europe.The stadium, home to the Polish national football team, has a capacity of 65,000 and KSW founder Martin Lewandowski expects a fair numb... Continued

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Daley vs. Page: 7 reasons why this fight should happen next

Not content with one fight at Bellator 179, Paul 'Semtex' Daley, still smarting from his defeat to Rory MacDonald, spotted Michael 'Venom' Page, his fellow Brit, and made an aggressive beeline for him at Wembley Arena on Friday (May 19).It wasn't clear why he'd become so enraged, nor obvious who initiated the subsequent altercation, but one... Continued

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Bellator 179: The Live Blog (Spoiler Alert)

Bellator 179 is headlined by a fascinating welterweight fight between former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald and British banger Paul 'Semtex' Daley. In the co-main event, British light-heavyweights Liam McGeary and Linton Vassell look to establish bragging rights, and move one step closer to a title shot, while heavyweight Cheick Kongo look... Continued

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Bellator 179: Paul 'Semtex' Daley talks knocking people out

Few seem to outwardly relish rendering men unconscious as punch as Paul 'Semtex' Daley. The Nottingham-native, who headlines Bellator 179 tonight (May 19) against Rory MacDonald, has achieved 29 or his 39 MMA wins via knockout and 14 of his 21 kickboxing wins via knockout. All in all, his reputation as one of the hardest one-shot punchers in co... Continued

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