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The Rousey of Asia? Angela Lee has greater plans

Angela Lee is an undefeated, dominant female fighting champion doing serious legwork for an organisation, all the while seemingly hellbent on changing society’s perception of women. Remind you of anyone? Lee, lazily dubbed the ‘Ronda Rousey of Asia’, or variations on the theme, defends her ONE Championship atomweight title for the second time this Friday … Continued

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Something from nothing: ONE Championship founder Chatri Sityodtong

How ONE Championship founder went from poverty to founding Asia’s top MMA promotion…   By Gareth A Davies The rise of ONE Championship is a pretty remarkable story in itself, yet the rise of its founder and owner Chatri Sityodtong is even more incredible. Utter rags to untold riches. Yet the 42-year-old who is half-Thai … Continued

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Glover Teixeira reflects on 13 seconds he wants to forget

A lot can be achieved in thirteen seconds. Or, I should say, a lot can be achieved in thirteen seconds if you punch as hard as Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Thirteen seconds, remember, was all it took for Johnson, in August 2016, to land a right uppercut on the chin of Glover Teixeira, end their much-anticipated … 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 … 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 Spencer I can think of … 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 … 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 … Continued

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Bellator 179: Vassell promises Linton 3.0 ahead of McGeary battle

Linton Vassell meets fellow Brit and former Bellator light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary this Friday night (May 19) in London, England and promises to produce moves in the fight few will have ever seen from him before. He’s calling it Linton 3.0, a nod to the fact he’s been around the block and therefore already showcased … Continued