Tag "Asian MMA"

Around the world of MMA: November 3rd

MMA News On October 27th it was reported by various news outlets such as that a historic “trade” was being negotiated between the UFC and the Asian One Championship promotion. The fighters traded were Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson from the UFC for One Championship’s Ben Askren. Johnson recently lost the UFC Flyweight Championship to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227 on August 4th while Askren last defended the One Welterweight Championship on November 24th of last year against

Around the world of MMA: September 29-30

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders The UFC hosted an event at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday, Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1: Light Heavyweight Thiago Santos def. Eryk Anders TKO (referee stoppage) 3 5:00 Welterweight Alex Oliveira def. Carlo Pedersoli TKO (punches) 1 0:39 Light Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira def. Sam Alvey TKO (punches) 2 1:00 Catchweight (141.6 lbs) Andre Ewell def. Renan

Around the world of MMA: August 16-17

Reviews Rizin 12 – Nagoya Rizin FF hosted an event at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan on Sunday, August 12th on FITE TV: Lightweight 70 kg Brazil Luiz Gustavo def. Japan Yusuke Yachi KO (Punch) 2 7:32 Bantamweight 61 kg Japan Yuki Motoya def. Japan Kazuma Sone Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 9:31 Welterweight 77 kg Japan Kiichi Kunimoto def. Japan Ryuichiro Sumimura Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 4:59 Featherweight

Around the world of MMA: August 11-12

Reviews Professional Fighters League 5 The PFL hosted an event at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Thursday, Aug 2 broadcast on NBCSN: Lightweight Natan Schulte def. Jason High Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:18 Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes def. Brandon Halsey TKO (punches) 1 1:34 Lightweight Will Brooks def. Robert Watley Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Maxim Grishin def. Rakim Cleveland Submission (rear-naked

Around the world of MMA: July 27-31

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith The UFC hosted an event at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on Sun, July 22 broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Maurício Rua KO (elbow and punches) 1 1:29 Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Middleweight Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Marcin

Around the world of MMA: June 16-19

Reviews PFL 1 PFL’s event was at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on June 7 on NBCSN: Featherweight Andre Harrison def. Jumabieke Tuerxun Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00 Featherweight Lance Palmer def. Bekbulat Magomedov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:21 Featherweight Timur Valiev def. Max Coga Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Alex Nicholson def. Jake Heun KO (flying

Around the world of MMA: May 4-6

There was a fight night level event that brought amount a good amount of nostalgia and more coming this weekend: Reviews Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Sat, April 28th on Paramount Network: Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir KO (punches) 1 0:48 Featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:52 Catchweight (188 lbs) Rafael