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Archived Since:April 19, 2010

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GLORY world series kickboxing comes of age with tour de force at The Forum

The GLORY World series of kickboxing rocked The Forum, Inglewood, California this weekend. Over the years Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and musical royalty have left their mark. The fury of fists and feet left their own scars here too. And some. It was knockdowns galore, and riotous action. Six hours of fights at the iconic [...]

After TUF exit UFC door opens for Cathal Pendred Dublin debut with Conor McGregor

There was a silver lining for Cathal Pendred after he was controversially knocked out of TUF 19 at the semifinal stage: the Irish mixed martial artist who studied Forensics, has signed a contract with The Ultimate Fighting Championship, and will make his official debut in Ireland next month at UFC FIGHT NIGHT DUBLIN: MCGREGOR VS. [...]

GLORY showdown: Heavyweight kickboxing's bitter rivalry between Daniel Ghita and Rico Verhoeven set to explode

The world’s greatest fighting dance partners have often been separated by life itself, two adverse forces colliding, yet creating an irresistible lure of fists – and sometimes feet. So it was with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in boxing; Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in the UFC; and in kickboxing, we have Daniel Ghita, ranked [...]

UFC World podcast: Gareth A Davies with Zak Cummings, Neil Seery and Brad Pickett

On this week's UFC World podcast Gareth A Davies is joined by Brad Pickett who discusses Demetrious Johnson's latest flyweight title defence, and Zak Cummings and Neil Seery talk about what goes on behind the scenes as they both prepare for UFC Dublin in July. Pickett insists that Ali Bagautinov got his strategy wrong. "The [...]

'Big Baby' Jarrell Miller returns against Mirko CroCop to end controversy at GLORY 17

Controversy in fight sports always leads to bigger – and often better – match-ups down the line. Glory 17 or bust, perhaps, for New York heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on Saturday night at The Forum, Los Angeles. Redemption time against fighting legend Mirko CroCop, his nemesis on the judges’ cards 15 months ago in [...]

Brian Rose faces world title underdog assignment in New York against Demetrius Andrade

Brian Rose faces tough test if he is to take the WBO light-middleweight title in New York tonight Lancastrian Brian Rose reaches the summit for the first time in his nine-year professional career in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday night when he faces Demetrius Andrade for the WBO light-middleweight title. It is something of a [...]

UFC 174 overshadowed by the week that was for Dana White, Chael Sonnen, Ross Pearson

The week that was as UFC 174 in Vancouver was looming. News moves like a raging bushfire in mixed martial arts due to its viral internet force, but this week was out of control. Dana White is often at the centre of these bushfires, but dealt with Ross Pearson's horrible decision in New Mexico by [...]

UFC Ross Pearson robbery: No conspiracy, just judging incompetence says Eric Del Fierro

Ross Pearson returned home to Newcastle Monday and watched the fight with Diego Sanchez on replay, and consulted with the UFC. "I don't want to say anything rash, and want to think about it," he told me on Sunday evening. But his head coaches admitted to being 'shocked'  by the decision. In an extraordinary return [...]

UFC: Alex Gustafsson pledges to 'finish' Jon Jones in rematch; Ross Pearson will 'fight smart' against dangerous Diego Sanchez

    Alex Gustafsson ‘won’t leave it in hands of judges’ in his rematch with UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones on September 27 in Toronto. Jones signed his half of the contract on Wednesday in the US. Gustafsson has been gunning to go for weeks, he told Telegraph Sport in an exclusive interview, and is [...]

The UFC World podcast: Gareth A Davies with Gegard Mousasi, Brad Pickett, Conor McGregor, Ramsey Nijem, Luke Barnatt

  On this week's UFC World podcast, host Gareth A Davies is joined by victorious Berlin headliner Gegard Mousasi, who has moved to No 7 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Mousasi says he "can beat anyone in the top ten, that he has "the tools to defeat anyone". He wants to fight before the end [...]

UFC Berlin: Gegard Mousasi shows his magic; CB Dollaway stretches Carmont; Big Slow Robbery

It has taken a little while, in UFC terms, but Gegard Mousasi entered through the front door on Saturday night in Berlin, and showed why he holds the magic of a Persian flying carpet rolled up deep in his locker. Eschewing keeping distance from Mark Munoz, Mousasi displayed an erudition in movement and transition that [...]

UFC Berlin: Drew Dober grew from nerdy kid, to baker, to MMA fighter

  Drew Dober vs Judge Dredd (aka Nick Hein), has a great ring to it, insists the American fighter. The MMA fighter from Omaha, Nebraska, takes on popular German fighter Nick Hein at UFC Berlin on Saturday night. He knows that whatever happens, he'll be seen as the heel as he makes his lonely walk [...]

UFC World Podcast: Gareth A Davies with Gegard Mousasi, Daniel Cormier, Duane Ludwig

On this week's UFC World podcast, host Gareth A Davies is joined by Gegard Mousasi, who looks forward to his headliner in Berlin against Mark Munoz, and talks in depth about his life growing up in Tehran and Holland. Listen on itunes Listen on soundcloud Daniel Cormier, Duane Ludwig and MMA writer Mike Chiappetta also [...]

Video previews UFC Fight Night Berlin: Mousasi, Munoz, Barnatt, Hein.

Preview of the UFC Fight Night Berlin event from BT Sport: UFC – Beyond The Octagon. Plus individual interviews with Gegard Mousasi, Mark Munoz, Luke Barnatt and Nick Hein. Mark Munoz: "He's awesome on his feet, but has some shortcomings in the wrestling department and so I'm going to turn this into a brawl. He's [...]

Recap UFC 173 as TJ Dillashaw shocks the world; Mike Bisping to face Cung Le

  CLICK ON THIS LINK TO RECAP THE ENTIRE  UFC 173 LIVE BLOG   Michael Bisping and Cung Le will do battle at middleweight it was revealed after UFC 173 as the middleweights are booked to fight in the main event of the company’s next UFC Fight Night, UFC Fight Night 48, in China. [...]

Carl Froch 'is techically inept' claims Georges Groves team ahead of biggest UK fight

George Groves' team are adamant that stamina will not be an issue in his second world title contest against Carl Froch, at Wembley Stadium a week today (tomorrow for online), the challenger having undergone a new strength and conditioning regime to face the IBF and WBA 12st. Groves' trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick also labelled Froch as [...]

UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Chael Sonnen and Drew Dober

On this week's UFC World podcast Chael Sonnen joins Gareth A Davies and talks Ronda Rousey, psychological warfare and discusses the UFC 173 card. Sonnen believes Jake Ellenberger needs to make the step up to contender against Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson should not be written off against Daniel Cormier, whom he rates highly, and TJ [...]

UFC: Matt Brown faces tricky Erick Silva assignment; Francis Carmont on 'two friends shot dead' in Paris; Marc Ratner on 'frustration' of New York push

Francis Carmont, the UFC's No 9 middleweight who faces CB Dolloway in Berlin on May 31, has revealed to Telegraph Sport that he was surrounded by violence in his early life in Paris, living in the 19th arrondissement. Carmont insists that he was happy to get away from there after "two friends were shot and [...]

The UFC World podcast with Gareth A Davies: Greg Jackson says critique of his fighters 'boring' is old hat; Marc Ratner on New York advance

On the UFC World podcast this week host Gareth A Davies is joined by coach Greg Jackson, middleweight Luke Barnatt, and Vice-President of the UFC's Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner. Jackson insists that boring fights are "a fallacy" – his fighters have so many FOTN awards to say otherwise. He says the criticism of his fighters [...]

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