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July 10th 2014

Editor's Letter - Welterweight Edition

According to the US Treasury Department, $1 million in $100 bills weighs 22lb. So, on the scales at least, the 170lb welterweight championship of the world, if it were a pile of stacked 100s, would be worth around $7.75 million bucks! Yet I bet if you asked UFC president Dana White right now which he’d prefer, the bills or the title class, he wouldn’t even dream...
July 10th 2014

ONE FC: War of Dragons weigh-in results

All but one of the fighters competing on tomorrow's One FC: War of Dragons card have made weight. The event  is set to take place at the iconic National Taiwan University Sports Centre and will be headlined by a featherweight fight between Rob Lisita and Eric Kelly.  Zhang Zheng Jie failed his pre-fight medical and is unable to compete. He has been replaced by...
July 10th 2014

Jim Miller looking to finish Cerrone in the first round

UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller is set to face Donald Cerrone next Wednesday night in a fight that could push the winner into the top-five of the 155lb division.  "Donald's a tough opponent and those are the types of guys I'm looking to fight, so I need to get the win and keep on rolling forward," says Miller. With nine first-round finishes and six UFC...
July 9th 2014

Fertitta says Swanson or Edgar could challenge for interim title following UFC 176 cancellation

It was announced yesterday that the UFC have cancelled their UFC 176 pay-per-view event, originally scheduled to take place on August 2nd, after headlining fighter Jose Aldo was forced to withdraw from the card due to injury. "It was a very difficult decision to make and part of the reason we decided to postpone it is because Jose Aldo's injury is a neck/shoulder...
July 9th 2014

Barnatt on judges: "They are simply ridiculous."

After suffering a controversial loss to Sean Strickland in his last fight, TUF 17 alumnus Luke Barnatt wants to get back his winning ways in his next bout, possibly in November. The six-foot-six Brit has laid low since he losing a split decision to Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Berlin, a fight in which many fans and media believed he won. Despite his...
July 9th 2014

[Video] Countdown to Metamoris 4: Barnett vs Lister

On August 9th, MMA veteran Josh Barnett will step onto the mat opposite elite Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Dean Lister at Metamoris 4 for a submission-only grappling match. Barnett is an experienced catch wrestler (an aggressive submission-based form of wrestling) and also holds a second degree black belt in BJJ. However, he will be hard pushed to defeat his opponent...
July 9th 2014

[Video] Joe Rogan teaches omoplata crossface BJJ submission

As well as being a popular podcaster, stand-up comedian and UFC commentator, Joe Rogan is also a life-long martial artist himself and holds black belts in both taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In a new video from Onnit, a fitness and nutrition company part-owned by Rogan which sponsors fighters including Cub Swanson and TJ Dillashaw, Joe shows his skills by...
July 9th 2014

MMA's Hidden Gems - 11th July - 13th July

If last weekend's abundance of MMA action simply wasn't enough to quench your thirst for blood, violence and the odd harai goshi then don't worry too much as there are plenty of fights for you to watch this weekend from all around the world, including Russia and Taiwan. One FC 18: War of Dragons  Jake Butler vs Mohamed Ali It looks like American-born, Singapore...