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The Next Fedor: Four of Russia's best

Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the greatest heavyweight in MMA history, lost again on Saturday night (June 24). Knocked down by Matt Mitrione in the opening minute of round one, he was then viciously TKO'd before a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, New York.The result, as emphatic as it was dramatic, amounts to Fedor's fourth straight d... Continued

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Q&A: 'King Mo' Lawal on pride and prejudice in MMA

Racism exists in mixed martial arts and Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal is not afraid to speak up about it, as Fighters Only's Gareth A. Davies found out.Q: You have always spoken out about how fighters are projected in MMA. Why is that?Muhammed Lawal: I keep it real. I might look bad, but at least I'm being honest. Other people are afraid... Continued

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Invicta FC 24 gets another main event

The main event at Invicta FC 24 has changed once again.Previously slated for the night's co-main event, UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (11-5) and fellow flyweight Mara 'Kunoichici' Romero Borella (10-4, 1 NC) will now debut as the headline attraction at Invicta FC 24 on Saturday, July 15.Russia's Dudieva joins the organization and drops dow... Continued

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Cyborg now fights Evinger for UFC featherweight title on July 29

Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino will now fight Tonya Evinger for the UFC women's featherweight title on July 29 in Anaheim, following the withdrawal of original opponent Megan Anderson.A bout between Cyborg and Anderson was announced for UFC 214 only last week, but Anderson has now had to cancel those plans due to personal reasons.“I have be... Continued

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The Pain Barrier: Fighters who famously fought through it

A minute into the second defence of his Bellator lightweight championship, Michael Chandler felt a sharp pain in his left foot and all of a sudden it became apparent to all but Michael Chandler that his opponent, the undefeated Brent Primus, was soon going to be announced as the new Bellator lightweight champion.No need for Nostradamus or a... Continued

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Does MMA still care about Georges St-Pierre?

In an age of wealthy, trash-talking, social media savvy champions, Fighters Only asks where a former welterweight king who built his reign on respect and traditional martial arts virtues fits in...*** This feature originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Fighters Only *** For Georges 'Rush' St-Pierre, the door was alwa... Continued

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Q&A: UFC welterweight Colby Covington

Fresh from an impressive victory over Dong Hyun Kim on June 17 in Singapore, in-form welterweight Colby Covington chats to Fighters Only's Tony Reid and expresses his desire to fight the best 170-pound fighters in the world.Q: You are on a four-fight win streak and have just beaten top ten guy (Dong Hyun Kim). I assume you are looking t... Continued

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Bigdash and Sang meet again at ONE: Light of a Nation

Vitaly Bigdash and Aung La N Sang are ready to lock horns for a second time this Friday (June 30) when they meet in Myanmar at ONE Championship: Light of a Nation.Sang and Bigdash met for the first time on January 14 in Indonesia and that night it was Bigdash who won the fight, successfully defending his ONE middleweight championship in the... Continued

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Bantamweight title fight headlines ONE: Kings & Conquerors

ONE Championship are heading back to Macao, China on August 5 with an event, ONE: Kings & Conquerors, headlined by a ONE bantamweight title fight between champion Bibiano Fernandes and top contender Andrew Leone.“ONE Championship is thrilled to announce another amazing extravaganza at the world-class Cotai Arena in Macao,” said Chatri S... Continued

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