Urijah Faber and Phil Davis launch MMADraft.com, a platform created for Amateur Martial Artists

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 11, 2013) – Urijah Faber and Phil Davis are proud to announce the official launch of MMADraft.com, a platform created for martial artists by martial artists to generate opportunities and exposure for combat sports athletes at the amateur level. Backed by pros that know what it takes to get ahead in the competitive world of mixed martial arts, MMADraft.com provides amateur athletes with valuable tools and resources to help them excel in every aspect of their fight career.

Freddie Roach says ‘Shogun’ Rua ‘used to hit like a girl’ before he got hold of him

Shogun Rua

As we told you in last night’s Evening News Report, Freddie Roach is currently working with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7), helping prepare him for his upcoming fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 161 in June.

Freddie Roach on Nick Diaz’s boxing: ‘He’s a good street fighter’

Freddie Roach, who has worked with some of the biggest names in MMA on their boxing, including Georges St-Pierre, shared his thoughts on Nick Diaz, who will face St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title Saturday in the UFC 158 main event.

Heavyweight brothers Mike and Thomas Treadwell to make pro MMA debut at MFC 37 — against each other!

MFC - Treadwell brothers

Maximum Fighting Championship has announced an unprecedented heavyweight match-up between two brothers for the upcoming “MFC 37: True Grit” event scheduled for Friday, May 10, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Evening News Report: Sexy blizzard, Bonnar comes out of hiding, double knockout, cornerman abuse, Bader injured and more

There’s a lot going on this week around the world of MMA. A few things you must check out as die hard MMA fans include: Pat and Rosey dropping it like it’s hot in a blizzard, Stephan Bonnar comes out of hiding, a new double knockout video, Nick Diaz does a marathon speed bag session, Shogun Rua is training with Freddie Roach, Doug Marshall abuses his cornerman, Ryan Bader is injured, the new Conor McGregor documentary from MTV UK and an edited version of the now classic UFC 158 conference call.

Independent MMA Link Club: Transgender MMA, BJJ in Abu Dhabi, Shock’n’Awe 13 results, XFC tryouts winner and more

MMA link club

This week’s Independent MMA Link Club features Alyssa Vaszquez talking about her fight with transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, results from Shock’n’Awe 13 in the U.K., the winner of the recent XFC tryouts, thoughts on the point-fighting trend in MMA, an interview with ONE FC’s Ronald Low and a complete breakdown of the BJJ/Abu Dhabi connection.

Between Rounds: Walking on Egg Shells

MMA cutman David Maldonado

Well I certainly have been surrounded by some enthusiastic chatter during my travels in MMA since my last entry. I had the pleasure of working in Miami last week covering the CFA show. It was a fantastic experience and I look forward to future events with them.

Bas Rutten on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast *VIDEO*

Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten, MMA legend and longtime co-host of Inside MMA on AXStv, is a guest Monday on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tune in as Bas recounts some of the most memorable moments throughout his career and discusses today’s MMA landscape.

UVC 23 Invades Aladdin Shrine in Columbus on May 10

(PRESS RELEASE) COLUMBUS, Oh. – After a massive return to the capital city in February, Ultimate Victory Challenge is poised to take yet another giant leap forward with UVC 23: Invasion, a professional and amateur mixed martial arts event set for May 10 at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus. Now firmly set as the … Read more