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Emil Meek: The Warrior's Code

Forty-five seconds. That's all it took for Emil Meek to burst onto MMA's world stage with a resounding knockout of knee surgeons' worst nightmare Rousimar Palhares. That win, for Venator Fighting Championship in Italy, booked his ticket to the UFC 206 main card.It was the final piece of the puzzle. The Norwegian now had a victory over an el... Continued

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Make or break time for Benson Henderson at Bellator 183

Benson Henderson's recent career trajectory should act as a cautionary tale to all UFC champions and contenders who assume the grass is greener and the competition weaker in Bellator MMA.Henderson has disproved that myth (especially in the welterweight and lightweight divisions). The former UFC lightweight champion is 1-2 since joining Bell... Continued

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Brent Primus: From the street to the Garden

By Gareth A. DaviesBrent Primus took some route from being a teenage miscreant on a road to nowhere to becoming Bellator 155lb champion. The tales of being kicked out of his home by his stepdad aged 13, sleeping rough in bus stations, then renting his own house at 14, of gunmen turning up at his door with death threats when he was 16, of de... Continued

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Byrd's Eye View: Adalaide Byrd's MMA shockers

It's probably scant consolation to boxer Gennady Golovkin, but Saturday's (September 16) controversial fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez wasn't the first tarnished by the grubby mitts, shaking pencil and skewed vision (and logic) of Nevada State Athletic Commission judge Adalaide Byrd.There have been many more examples of her incompetence, b... Continued

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One Championship announces full 2018 event calendar

ONE Championship has announced its event calendar for 2018, featuring 24 events taking place in iconic cities across Asia.In addition to events previously held in major Asian cities, ONE Championship also introduces inaugural shows in new markets South Korea and Japan.Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, said: “We ar... Continued

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Buckle up, Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin could be special

It's perhaps not the fight British fans wanted to see – they wanted something a little closer to home (ahem, MVP) – but Saturday's (September 23) Bellator welterweight match-up between Paul 'Semtex' Daley, one of their own, and Lorenz Larkin could prove to be one of the best clashes of 2017.Both Daley and Larkin are coming off losses – albe... Continued

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Champion vs. Champion bout headlines ONE: Legends of the World

ONE Championship have announced that a champion vs. champion match-up between lightweight king Eduard 'Landslide' Folayang and featherweight king Martin 'The Situ-Asian' Nguyen will headline their ONE: Legends of the World event on November 10 in Manila.Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE Championship conti... Continued

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Aaron Pico and the fighters who lost their MMA debut

The pressure Aaron Pico felt on his shoulders in June, when making his professional mixed martial arts debut at Madison Square Garden, was considered unusual for a 20-year-old with zero pro experience. Yet this pressure will be felt tenfold on Saturday (September 23) when Pico, having lost his pro debut, looks to make amends and hush those who ... Continued

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