The incredibly true fake legend of shootfight champion Bart Vale

I remember the name Bart Vale from back when MMA was in its infancy. He was the American shoot fighting champion that decimated Ken Shamrock and all comers overseas like a hurricane through a trailer park in the South. He came back from his big win and managed to land magazine covers, put out instructional … Read more

Tateki Matsuda Expects A Finish In Pancrase Return

Before Tateki Matsuda tries to win his third straight fight at Pancrase 285 in his native Japan on Sunday morning, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC vet sat down with ProMMANow. How does it feel to be back with Pancrase? It’s just another fight. International fights are always interesting. That long flight to Japan is … Read more

MMA This Week #2 with Dan ‘The Wolfman’ — Invicta FC 15, Dillashaw-Cruz recap

Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore, MMA instructor and UFC Fight Pass commentator for Pancrase in Japan, is back with his second episode of the MMA This Week podcast. Dan recaps Saturday’s Invicta FC 15 event that saw Cris Cyborg retain her 145-pound title against Daria Ibragimova in the main event, and he walks us through Sunday’s UFC … Read more

UFC Fight Pass Adds More Libraries

The world’s largest mixed martial arts fight library is going to get a whole lot bigger in 2015. UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, has obtained the rights to the fight archives of Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge MMA, the XFO, UCMMA, Hook N Shoot, TKO, King of the Cage and the Pancrase organizations. … Read more

This is the eccentric Rin Nakai, she fights Miesha Tate this weekend at UFC Fight Night 52

http://youtu.be/bD1vVv529Zk Pancrase women’s bantamweight champ, Rin Nakai, will make her UFC debut this weekend against Miesha “Cupcake” Tate at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan. If you’re not yet familiar with the 26-year-old undefeated Japanese fighter, consider this your brief primer. She’s 16-0-1 and most recently scored decision wins over Tara LaRosa and Sarah D’Alello. … Read more

MMA legend Ken Shamrock now bodyguard for rapper 50 Cent

Where do mixed martial arts superstars go once their professional fight career begins to decline? Some hit the regional circuit. Some go to Japan. Some go to pro wrestling. UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has done all of the above, but now “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” has a new gig –protecting gangster rapper extraordinaire 50 Cent.

Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards on his MMA training and pro wrestling career – Exclusive

ProMMAnow.com’s Josh Cross talked with Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards about his jiu-jitsu training, his professional wrestling career, and if he wants to step in the cage for an MMA fight.

World Victory Road completes SRC Asia bantamweight tournament

Today, World Victory Road, the parent company behind Sengoku Raiden Championships, finalized the participants in their inaugural SRC Asia Bantamweight tournament.