UFC Fight Night London betting picks

The Octagon is back in London, England, this weekend for UFC Fight Night 127 featuring Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov in the main event and FO has some betting odds that could make a little cash on Saturday night. An underwhelming card based on name value alone if truth be told, but one that is, … Continued

Bellator’s Ed Ruth: from wrestler to mixed martial artist

Bellator’s Ed Ruth has adapted his pure grappling skills to become a well-rounded in mixed martial artist. FO’s Tony Reid spoke to the three-time NCAA wrestling champion from Penn State to find out how… What does your standup training look like? I spend a lot of time shadow boxing; moving around with guys in front … Continued

Thrilla in Manila: ONE Championship, Team Lakay and Filipino MMA

Boxing has always been king in the Philippines, but the stars of ONE Championship are fighting to take MMA country’s top combat sport. In November, FIghters Only flew to Manila to see the Filipino stars of ONE Championship attract some 20,000 to the Mall of Asia Arena. Think combat sports in the Philippines and you … Continued

Top 5 fights: Tim Sylvia

Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia picks the defining moments of his career. 1. Mike Whitehead – Superbrawl 24 I fought once on Friday and three times on Saturday – and knocked everybody out. The Friday, I had a pretty quick night and didn’t get too banged up, so I could go into the next day … Continued

MMA Mythbusters: 8 MMA myths debunked

Typical of a sport that grew up on the internet, there’s a ton of nonsense and misinformation. FO breaks down the truth about some of the most polarizing topics that plague comment sections and forums to this day. The myth: Pride was the best The truth: Pride Fighting Championships rightfully holds a special place in … Continued

Volkan Oezdemir: Race against the clock

Volkan Oezdemir doesn’t hang around. In six short months, he beat three top 10 UFC light-heavyweights – including the last two by knockout in a combined 70 seconds. He’s now got a legitimate case for getting a shot at the title. He must be in some kind of a hurry. “Always! You know, I’ve got … Continued

Martin Nguyen: We Have a Situ-Asian!

How Aussie knockout artist Martin Nguyen pulled off two of the year’s biggest MMA upsets to become a a two-weight champion and honor his Asian heritage. (This feature originally appeared in the December 2017 issue of Fighters Only; the interview was conducted before Nguyen knocked out Eduard Folayang to win the ONE Championship lightweight crown … Continued