MMA trainer Shawn Tompkins dead at 37 (Updated)

Thirty-seven-year-old Canadian mixed martial arts striking coach Shawn Tompkins passed away Sunday morning. Exact details surrounding his passing have not yet been released but reports indicate he was in Canada at the time.

M-1 Global’s BJJ ace hits Showtime: Magalhaes eager to deepen his impact

Decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Vinny ‘Pezao’ Magalhaes (6-5) faces stiff competition at M-1 Challenge: Damkovsky vs. Figueroa where he’ll aim to hand undefeated Jake Doerr (6-0) his first loss and move one step closer to earning a shot at the M-1 Global light heavyweight championship belt. Fans can capture the submission specialist in action … Read more

Bellator signs undefeated world sambo champion Blagoi Ivanov to heavyweight roster

Chicago, Ill. – (March 15, 2011) — Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the signing of undefeated Bulgarian Heavyweight and world-class Sambo competitor Blagoi Ivanov. Ivanov won the 2008 Combat Sambo World Championships, notably defeating Fedor Emelianenko in the semifinals, reportedly ending an eight-year undefeated streak for Emelianenko in Combat Sambo. Ivanov has also competed in … Read more

BJJ phenom Vinny Magalhaes signs six-fight deal with M-1 Global

Royler Gracie black belt and “The Ultimate Fighter 8” veteran, Vinny “Pezao” Magalhaes has signed a new six-fight/two-year contract with European mixed martial arts promotion M-1 Global.

UFC vet Vinny Magalhaes brings the ground game, hotshot newcomer Damien Knight brings the aggression

Las Vegas, Nevada (USA): On January 29th, Las Vegas promotion MMA Xplosion will present its next exciting event as their International Team Challenge will commence. Squads from Kazakhstan and Mexico will face off, as will competitors from both the United States and Brazil. The main event matchup will feature two very different fighters in both … Read more

Shawn Tompkins discusses resignation from Xtreme Couture

Shawn Tompkins (0-4 as a pro) reveals that he has indeed left Xtreme Couture and discusses why he made the decision. He says they are still on good terms but he wanted to move on and “build a legacy” for himself. Apparently, he can better do this at the Tapout Training Center – his new … Read more