Chiesa officially challenges referee Mario Yamasaki to match

The questionable stoppage by Mario Yamasaki in the Michael Chiesa vs Kevin Lee fight has garnered some impressive attention for a Fight Night bout. The end of that fight came with 23 seconds left in the first round when Lee had Chiesa in a rear naked choke despite not being asleep or tapping, Mario stopped … Read more

Magana challenges Cyborg to BJJ match as online feud reaches epic level

Former Strikeforce and Invicta FC featherweight champ, Cris Cyborg and UFC strawweight Angela Magana got into an altercation this past weekend at the UFC fighters retreat when Cyborg socked her. Charges have been pressed and Cyborg could possibly even face jail time. Many in the MMA community feel that Magana got what was coming to … Read more

This Black Belt wins BJJ matches blindfolded

BJJ black belt Daniel O’Brien is taking his grappling game to the next level. The Triad Martial Arts instructor recently competed at the Kukoto Challenge and wore a blindfold during his matches. He won the first round against a Black Belt and won round 2 against a Brown Belt with an armlock. He ended up submitting … Read more

Pro MMA Now Spotlight: Unbeaten UFC light heavyweight Tyson Pedro

Tyson Pedro has gone on to become one of the most talked about light heavyweight fighters, courtesy his back-to-back first-round finishes in the UFC, most recently knocking out Paul Craig at UFC 209 in early March. The 6-foot 3-inch tall Australian titan holds an undefeated record of 6-0, with all 6 being finishes in the very … Read more

Get to know Muay Thai champ Yolanda ‘Springbok’ Schmidt

South African featherweight Yolanda Schmidt is one of the most popular female Muay Thai fighters today. Yolanda has been competing since 2013 and during that time she has captured many regional as well as global championships. “Springbok” took some time off and answered a few questions about her life and opened up on her future plans. What got … Read more

Workshop by Superhuman: Let’s make martial arts in India great again

MMA in India is at its very inception. People don’t know what MMA is and what exactly are its fundamentals. To get a clear idea about the basics of MMA and what exactly is the sport, India’s leading MMA gym, Superhuman Gym conducted a workshop on BJJ and MMA. The main objective of this seminar … Read more

Free lesson: Yoga for BJJ basic class

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are manifold. Successful athletes from a multitude of sports use the time-tested methods of yoga to help supplement their training and extend the longevity of their careers. Mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) can be very hard on the body, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, … Read more

UFC’s Anna Elmose talks upcoming strawweight debut against Amanda Cooper

After winning her first three pro fights via knockout, Denmark’s Anna Elmose made her UFC debut at bantamweight back in May against Germaine De Randamie but unfortunately came up short. Anna “Panda” is now planning to drop to the straw-weight division where she will face TUF 23 finalist Amanda Cooper on November 19, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 99. I recently had the opportunity … Read more

Dana White makes the case for MMA as an Olympic sport

Ahead of this weekend’s epic UFC 202 Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor rematch, UFC President Dana White shares his thoughts on MMA becoming an Olympic sport in the near future. The leading man of the mixed martial arts revolution tells SportsCenter it’s something they’ve been working on for several years now. “We’ve been working on that probably like three … Read more

Westside MMA celebrating 10th Anniversary

A little more than 10 years ago, Roli Delgado and Matt Hamilton set their sights on bringing high-level MMA training to their hometown, Little Rock, Ark. A decade later, the former UFC fighter’s vision — Little Rock’s Westside MMA — is stronger than ever. Arkansas’ largest martial arts academy, Westside MMA fighters have competed in the UFC, … Read more