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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...
July 9th 2014

Chuck Liddell reflects fondly on the old days in MMA

With the few remaining active MMA legends one-by-one walking away from the sport (most recently BJ Penn this past weekend) and the eras of once-dominant champions like Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva having come to an end, we are entering a new age of mixed martial arts. But one man who remembers the good old days is former UFC light heavyweight champ and UFC...
July 9th 2014

Dominick Cruz set to return against Takeya Mizugaki in September

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has finally had a return date and opponent confirmed as he is now set to face Takeya Mizugaki on September 27th at UFC 178. Cruz has been sitting on the sidelines with a series of injuries since last competing inside the Octagon in October 2011, where he won a unanimous decision over current flyweight champ Demetrious...
July 9th 2014

UFC 176 cancelled due to Aldo withdrawal

The UFC have made the decision to axe their upcoming UFC 176 pay-per-view event, originally slotted for August 2nd, after main event fighter and featherweight champ Jose Aldo was forced to withdraw from the event due to a shoulder injury. The scheduled headline bout between Aldo and title challenger Chad Mendes is now expected to take place at a later date. Other...
July 8th 2014

Between the Sheets: Junior Dos Santos Q&A

Every week we give MMA fans a special sneak peek between the pages of Fighters Only magazine with a look at our most high-profile interviews and special features. This week in 'Between the Sheets', we preview our exclusive interview with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.  In this double-page Q&A feature, JDS discusses the best aspects of his...
July 8th 2014

Rogan explains Rousey-UFC 176 question controversy

Almost as soon as Ronda Rousey dispatched her latest challenger, Alexis Davis, at UFC 175 this past Saturday, the reigning UFC women's champ was being asked about her willingness to defend her title again in less than a month's time. The question was posed to her in her post-fight interview if she would be willing to fight in the main event at UFC 176 on August 2nd...
July 8th 2014

[Video] Cat Zingano's flying armbar win at Grapplers Quest

Top female UFC bantamweight contender Cat Zingano made a triumphant return to competition this past weekend with a sensational win at Grapplers Quest. Zingano stepped onto the mat on Saturday July 5th to take part in the grappling tournament being held as part of the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas. Going against Liz Exell, Cat was able to submit her opponent in fast and...