Shannon Goughary ready to put on a show in pro debut at Angel Fights ‘Rising Stars’

Nashville’s Shannon Goughary will be making her professional mixed martial arts debut on Dec. 15 in Clarksville when she faces Illinois’ Nikki Smith in an atomweight co-main event matchup for Angel Fight Promotions “Rising Stars”. We caught up Goughary to find out her thoughts on her opponent, why this was the right time to turn … Read more

Ngannou opens as betting favorite over champ Miocic

A heavyweight championship match has been pegged for UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston. Following his first-round destruction of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 last weekend, Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou will challenge Stipe Miocic for his belt, according to reports. No one deserves the shot more than Ngannou who is unbeaten inside the octagon with … Read more

UFC 218 betting odds and predictions

UFC 218 takes place Saturday in Detroit and Max Holloway will defend his featherweight title against Jose Aldo in a rematch in the main event. Holloway took the title from Aldo via third-round TKO at UFC 212 in June. UFC 218 betting odds understandably have Holloway the favorite at -290, with Aldo the underdog at +225, … Read more

9 Questions With Angel Fight ‘Rising Stars’ Headliner Nick Martino

Angel Fight Promotions will close out 2017 with their final show of the year on Dec. 15 from Kings Nightclub in Clarksville, Tenn. Labeled “Rising Stars”, the main event of the card features a pro welterweight matchup as North Carolina’s Nickalas Martino travels into enemy territory to challenge local rising talent James Conway. We caught … Read more

Gordan Ryan submits Ralek Gracie at Metamoris (VIDEO)

Ralek Gracie took on 2017 ADCC champion Gordan Ryan at a Metamoris event over the weekend with benefits going toward compensating unpaid fighters from previous Metamoris shows. Before the match Ryan predicted the outcome: “I Will submit ralek with one of 2 moves in between 10 and 18 minutes. The 1st move being some kind … Read more

Alex Emelianenko just got the most bizarre head tattoo

Yeah, probably wouldn’t have been my first choice for a new tattoo. But there’s only one Alexander Emelianenko and after recent beef with brother Fedor, the Russian heavyweight has decided to “change his image” with a giant spider tattoo on the top of his head covering his whole bald skull. Wow. Yep he went there. … Read more

Countdown to UFC 218 – full episode

This Saturday, Dec. 2, UFC 218 takes place from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The featherweight title is on the line in the main event as champion Max Holloway rematches former champ Jose Aldo after knocking him out back in June to claim the 145-pound belt. Heavyweight powerhouses Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou meet in … Read more

Breakdown Video: Gastelum’s KO of Bisping in Shanghai

MindSmash does an entertaining and informative breakdown of No. 9 ranked Kelvin Gastelum’s KO win over No. 2 ranked Middleweight Michael Bisping at UFC Shangai over the weekend. Not only does he show you how Kelvin was able to land the KO punch, but he even shares some training techniques on how to improve your own striking game. Wait, do you even have a striking game? What if you’re just some kid in grandma’s basement surfing the web? Maybe a striking game is just what you need.

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum weigh-in highlight and staredown

UFC Fight Night 122 takes place Saturday in Shanghai, China. Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping secured his spot on the card in the main event against No. 9 ranked Kelvin Gastelum after Anderson Silva was removed due to an alleged failed USADA test. Bisping lost his title to Georges St-Pierre just three weeks ago at UFC 217, but coming out of that bout unscathed, he was more than ready for the quick turnaround. Check out the highlights from their weigh-in on Friday.

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I went to my first pro wrestling event in over 20 years and it was great

I hadn’t been to a pro wrestling match since I saw Dutch Mantel at the National Guard Armory in Springfield about 20 years ago. MMA had replaced any former love I held for the pro wrestling thing. I was raised on Tojo Yamamoto and Jerry “The King” Lawler. The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Dusty Rhodes. Pops … Read more