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KSW 40 preview: Record-breakers swap the Colosseum for Dublin

KSW 39: Colosseum was always going to be a tough act to follow, but an event in Dublin, Ireland, is probably the best way of getting close to replicating it.There won't be 57,000 fans in attendance on Sunday (October 22) when KSW 40 rolls into town and parks up at the 3Arena. Nor will there be five title fights on the card. But what will be... Continued

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Q&A: John Makdessi on GSP, TriStar and giving back to the sport

Nova Scotia lightweight John Makdessi will fight Abel Trujillo on December 16 in Winnipeg, Canada. The 32-year-old has a professional MMA record of 14-2 and holds UFC wins over the likes of Mehdi Baghdad, Shane Campbell, Renee Forte, Daron Cruickshank and Sam Stout.Ahead of his fight at UFC on Fox 26, Makdessi took some time to answer the q... Continued

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Mike Perry says fight with Santiago Ponzinibbio "won't be a dance"

Whatever you do, don't call 'Platinum' Mike Perry's next opponent a 'dance partner'. Don't call any of his opponents 'dance partners', for that matter.Perry doesn't step inside an Octagon to dance. He doesn't put four-ounce gloves on his hands to dance. His next opponent, Santiago Ponzinibbio, a man last seen knocking out Gunnar Nelson insi... Continued

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Dan Hardy: “Conor McGregor has to fight Tony Ferguson next”

The world seemingly waits for Conor McGregor to make his next move. His next move in mixed martial arts, that is.He's done the boxing thing, he's had his money fight, and now, back in his natural habitat, the next question is this: Will Conor McGregor fight Tony Ferguson, the UFC's new interim lightweight champion, or will he instead pursue... Continued

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Garry Tonon set for MMA debut with ONE Championship

Grappling star Garry 'Lion Killer' Tonon will make his professional mixed martial arts debut with ONE Championship, the organization announced today (October 16).The Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion is a fixture of global grappling tournaments and widely-considered one of the best submission grapplers in history. Earlier this year he took on Ja... Continued

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Q&A: David Rickels explains 'Suburban Kimbo' and 'Caveman' nicknames

David Rickels is the Bellator season eight lightweight tournament winner and a former Bellator lightweight title challenger. Now 28, the Kansas native has wins over the likes of Saad Awad, David Ramos, J.J. Ambrose, Bobby Cooper and Aaron Derrow, who was stopped inside 44 seconds back in January.On Saturday, October 20, at Bellator 185, he ... Continued

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Q&A: Brennan Ward prefers skating to MMA, but wants to fight the best

Connecticut welterweight Brennan Ward, 14-6, looks to snap a two-fight losing run when he fights David Rickels at Bellator 185.The 29-year-old 'Irish Bad Boy' has knockout wins over Saad Awad, Ken Hasegawa, Dennis Olson and Roger Carroll, but has recently suffered back-to-back defeats to Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez.Ahead of Ward's ... Continued

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5 fights: 'Uncle Creepy' Ian McCall

This week released from his UFC contract, Ian McCall has recently been hitting more headlines than opponents. He has talked about CTE-type symptoms, his fear of brain damage, fighter pay, and even gone so far as to suggest his whole MMA career, because of these issues, has been a a big regret of his.However, though inactive for over two-and... Continued

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James Gallagher suffers injury, out of Bellator's 187 event

Irish featherweight star James Gallagher has picked up a knee injury in training and been left with no choice but to withdraw from a scheduled fight on November 10 at Dublin, Ireland's 3Arena.Gallagher's Bellator 187 headline slot now goes to his rival AJ McKee, who faces Ireland's Brian Moore, while the Irishman's original opponent, Jeremi... Continued

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