Event Reports

February 1st 2009

UFC 94: Penn Unable to Continue, GSP Retains Title

As referee Herb Dean gave his final instructions, the fighters looked ready to explode into action. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre, the defending UFC Welterweight Champion, stood in a half-crouch, his body tense, staring with cold determination at challenger B.J. "The Prodigy" Penn, who was jittery with adrenaline, fists raised in anticipation. After...
January 26th 2009

WEC 38: Varner retains title in controversial fashion

Jamie Varner retained his lightweight belt in controversial fashion at WEC 38 last night, telling the referee he could not continue after taking an illegal knee from Donald Cerrone.The blow was struck in the fifth round of what had until then been a fast-paced and very even contest that delighted spectators.Varner was pegged as the more dangerous stand-up fighter...
January 25th 2009

Affliction 2: "Day of Reckoning" Delivers

Fedor Emelianenko was triumphant once again, knocking out Andrei Arlovski in the first round while the former UFC Heavyweight Champion was coming in with a flying knee. Arlovski had controlled much of the round, mainly by using kicks to keep the WAMMA champ at bay, but he became overconfident when he managed to knock Fedor into the corner with a front...
January 18th 2009

UFC 93 event report

Exactly 9,369 Irish fight fans crowded into the O2 Arena Dublin (which took a gate of $1.3 million) to watch Henderson, Coleman, Franklin and Shogun put on a great night of action that had that featured savage TKOs, controversial stoppages and the settling of a long-term grudge.HENDERSON v FRANKLIN The headline bout of the event and Henderson opens with a leg kick...
December 31st 2008

MMA rules the roost at K-1 DYNAMITE 2008

SAITAMA, December 31, 2008 -- On a fight night full of spectacular KOs and deft submissions, it was the stunning upsets that really stood out. MMA fighters Alistair Overeem and Gegard Mousasi shocked K-1 stars Badr Hari and Musashi in K-1 bouts; while in another big surprise, diminutive MMA-fighter-turned-K-1-sensation Melvin...
December 28th 2008

UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008

UFC 92 had been billed as the biggest and best card that the organisation had staged all year. Expectations were high but the event did not disappoint, with most oif the fights being finished inside the distance.Forrest Griffin v Rashad Evans'Sugar' Rashad Evan's climb to the top of the light-heavyweight table has achieved the unusual distinction of appearing...
December 15th 2008

Escudero victorious at TUF 8 finale

Efrain Escudero lived up to his pre-fight comments and proved wrong all the bookmakers who pegged him as the underdog at the TUF 8 Finale. His opponent, Phillipe Nover, was heavily tipped going into the fight, not least by UFC president Dana White. White has described Nover as “the next Anderson Silva” but such lavish praise is little use once the...
December 11th 2008

UFC Fights for the Troops: highlights and full results

UFC Fights for the Troops saw KOs, freak injuries, slick submissions and more, all in front of a live audience of US servicemen and women, with the event raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a charity that cares for wounded service personnel.Koscheck vs. YoshidaJosh Koscheck capped a good year by stopping Yoshiyuki Yoshida in just over two minutes in...
December 1st 2008

AMMA 7

The UK’s top amateur event returned to Aston Villa Football Club’s stadium on Sunday night, pitting up and coming fighters from around the country against each other in a night of action. AMMA, promoted by UFC referee Marc Goddard, has a reputation as a top quality show and its standing is enhanced with each event staged. Below are a selection of...
November 30th 2008

Struve taps Sukata at Cage Gladiators X

The promoters behind Cage Gladiators freely admitted that their tenth show was their toughest organisational task to date. An astonishing 23 pull-outs during the build-up to the event meant that the card was finalized just a few days before showtime. It also meant that there were ten fights on the card instead of the usual 14 or so.Cage Gladiators have yet to put on...