Former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski will battle his Jackson-Wink teammate Alistair Overeem this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 87 main event in Rotterdam. The two aren’t friendly and only trained together twice. Andrei feels The Reem has put his coaches in a bad spot and believes he has what it takes to defeat the former K-1 champ … Read more
It looks like former UFC two-division champ BJ Penn‘s return to the octagon will have to wait a little longer. The 37-year-old Hawaiian was expected to return at UFC 196 on March 5 against an unnamed opponent, though the rumor was it would be Dennis Siver. Now the fight will take place in April according … Read more
Addressing thousands of her Albuquerque supporters, friends and the mayor on “Holly Holm Day”, newly-crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm showed gratitude for the support of her coaches, teammates, family and community. Holm’s hometown threw a parade in her honor on Sunday following her second round knockout win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 last … Read more
Now is as good a time as any to talk about Coach Edmond Tarverdyan I suppose. The Glendale Fighting Club boxing coach helped guide Ronda Rousey to six UFC world title defenses before getting derailed by former boxing champion Holly Holm at UFC 193 over the weekend. A terrible strategy in the first round that … Read more
MMA’s biggest star Ronda Rousey was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss her upcoming match against Holly Holm at UFC 193. Rousey, as always, makes a good sell of the fight putting her opponent over and touting the accolades of the Mike Winkeljohn-trained boxing champion. Rousey says this … Read more
Famed Jackson-Winkeljohn striking coach Mike Winkeljohn was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” podcast on Monday and spoke on a number of topics including UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ recent out-of-competition failed drug test for cocaine leading up to his UFC 182 bout with Daniel Cormier. Jones trains at the Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA academy in … Read more
It was announced today that former female boxing sensation Holly Holm has now signed a four-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship. The three-division world boxing champion recently made a decision to move into Mixed Martial Arts and officially retired from professional boxing earlier this month.