Home Blog Page 128

Wanliss Replaces Hardy For Debut At BAMMA London

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/wanliss-replaces-hardy-for-debut-at-bamma-london

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

With Cameron ‘Party’ Hardy having to withdraw from his bout at BAMMA Fight Night London, Akonne ‘Jedi’ Wanliss has stepped up at short notice to take on Revolution MMA’s Kingsley Crawford at York Hall, London on
Thursday 28th June.

This Featherweight Bout is a must watch fight and will have the full interest of the MMA world, as two of the UK's brightest stars look to have their hand raised on the night.

To ensure you don’t miss out, get your tickets now from BAMMA.com

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/wanliss-replaces-hardy-for-debut-at-bamma-london

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Battle Of The Pretty Ones

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/battle-of-the-pretty-ones

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

In what is being dubbed the ‘Battle of the Pretty Ones’, Mike ‘Pretty Boy' Hales takes on the flamboyant US ‘Pretty Boy' Anthony Taylor at BAMMA 36 on June 28th . The undefeated Hales makes his promotional debut,
whilst Taylor makes his return to BAMMA after his own successful debut last month in Dublin. Looking to build on his winning start, the outspoken American once more promises to dazzle with an unforgettable
entrance and a performance to match.

Meanwhile, Hales will be out to show BAMMA’s Featherweight division theskills that he brings to the table, whilst ensuring that victory goes to the UK.

The war of words has already begun as both fighters had something to say about their upcoming fight at York Hall on the 28th June…

“I don't know what kind of pretty he thinks he is, because it's definitely not his fighting style.  That's just plain ugly and I'm going to put an end to it on June 28th! “Mike ‘Pretty Boy' Hales

“I’m back! But what I hear is an imposter from England is acting as the Pretty Boy. I look at myself and it's like no way, I'm the real Pretty Boy. Mike Hales is going down and guess what, I'm stripping that
name from him with my own hands.  This is the BATTLE of the century and the first ever Pretty Boys face off, things are going to get wild

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/battle-of-the-pretty-ones

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Demolition Derby

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/demolition-derby

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

Following the news that David ‘Demolition Man' Khalsa has extended his contract with the promotion, BAMMA officially announce his battle with John Nicholls at BAMMA Fight Night London: McKee Vs. Brazier.

Fast becoming a fan favourite with his high velocity and aggressive fighting style, bamma.com got the opportunity to sit down with the Demolition Man to discover what plans he has in place now he that he has once again committed his fighting future to BAMMA.

How does it feel to be extending your contract with BAMMA and why did you choose BAMMA over other promotions?

It feels great to be signing with BAMMA, they gave me some great opportunities last year, so it was the obvious choice to stay with them to progress my career.

You've already got your next bout lined up against John Nicholls. Any initial thoughts on how that will go down on the 28th June?

I think it's a great match up for me. I've fought two of his stablemates, so our teams know each other well which will definitely make it interesting. I'm really looking forward to it!

So far you have banked wins over the highly rated Cian Cowley and Charlie-Boy Howard, are there any other names out there in the Featherweight division you'd like to take on?

People know me, I don't pick or call out opponents. I fight whoever BAMMA put in front of me. I just want that title shot, so whoever and wherever, bring them on!

What's your usual training regime for a fight and how will it differ this time?

My usual training regime is 12 weeks, 4 sessions a day and 6 days a week. Starting steady and ramping it up week by week. However, because of the short time scale for this camp, we've hit the ground running and ramped things straight up! I've been able to do a lot of stuff in this camp which I haven't been able to do most of last year because of different injuries – it's all coming together nicely.

You've recently started additionally training with Trojan Fighters, how have they improved your fight game?

It's been great training with new people and also doing more BJJ which I'm really enjoying. I'm learning new skills from new people, as well as training with my team at RPMAA. I think it's definitely going to help my overall fight game.

Any prediction for your fight at York Hall and do you want to send a message to John Nicholls?

I'm hungier than ever, there's only one outcome of this fight and that's me getting my hand raised and performing a full Demolition Derby job on John Nicholls.

And before we left, some final words from the ‘Demolition Man’ himself……

Thanks BAMMA and to all my sponsors and the whole of ‘Team Khalsa' #Let'sGo

David ‘Demoilition Man' Khalsa Vs. John ‘No Mercy' Nicholls takes place at BAMMA Fight Night: McKee Vs. Brazier on Thursday 28th June at York Hall, London. Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster and BAMMA.com

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.bamma.com/news/2018/06/15/demolition-derby

**This post was automatically retrieved from the BAMMA.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Bellator MMA: Alejandra Lara vs. Lena Ovchynnikova – FULL FIGHT

0

FULL FIGHT FRIDAY! Check out #Bellator190: Alejandra Lara vs. Lena Ovchynnikova in it's entirety. And don't miss Lara's upcoming fight for the flyweight title at #Bellator201!

#Bellator201 | FRIDAY, June 29th, 2018 | On Paramount Network at 9/8c

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

OPRO Announces Launch Date of UFC Branded Mouthguards

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/OPRO-Announces-Launch-Date-of-UFC-Branded-Mouthguards

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
London – OPRO®, the world’s largest manufacturer of mouthguards today announced that their UFC-branded products will be available for consumers to purchase beginning Thursday, June 21.

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, announced its multi-year global licensing partnership with OPRO this past October, granting the mouthguard manufacturer with the rights to produce UFC-branded mouthguards and provide bespoke mouthguards to UFC athletes currently on the active roster.  

Consumers will be able to purchase UFC branded mouthguards from the Custom Fit, Self-Fit and Snap Fit ranges at opromouthguards.com, and through a network of key global retail partners, including: UFCStore.com, Sports Direct, and Amazon.com.

Each UFC branded mouthguard comes with its very own Octagon® shaped storage case, and along with their patented fin technology, ultra-impact resistant outer layer, and flexible, thin material, OPRO mouthguards provide the best in retention, fit and comfort.

OPRO Chief Executive Officer David Allen said: “Our partnership with UFC is incredibly exciting and it reflects our continued growth into the world of combat sports.

“Our mouthguards provide superior comfort and protection to all those who take part in all forms of combat sports and we are delighted to be able to finally announce the date consumers will be able to purchase our UFC mouthguards.”

OPRO serves as the official mouthguard partner of a number of professional sporting organizations, including Great Britain Taekwondo, England Boxing, England Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, Australia Rugby and England Hockey, as well as the German, French and Italian Mixed Martial Arts Federations. For more information, please visit opromouthguards.com.

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/OPRO-Announces-Launch-Date-of-UFC-Branded-Mouthguards

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Crucial flyweight fight could steal the show in Singapore

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/Crucial-flyweight-fight-could-steal-the-show-in-Singapore
By E. Spencer Kyte
**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**

Nearly five years after debuting in the UFC, Eye is finally getting the chance to compete in her natural weight class after logging seven fights against elite competition in the women’s bantamweight division. The Strong Style Fight Team member posted a 1-5 record with one no contest during that time, but shared the Octagon with the likes of Miesha Tate, Sarah Kaufman, Julianna Pena and Sara McMann.

But prior to her arrival on the biggest stage in the sport, the now 31-year-old Eye had established herself as one of the top flyweight talents in the sport, carrying a seven-fight winning streak into her UFC debut against Kaufman that included wins over Angela Magana, Zoila Frausto and Carina Damm. After moving up a division in order to try and make some waves in the UFC, the introduction of the women’s 125-pound weight class has afforded Eye the opportunity to drop back down to where she’s done her best work.

Last time out, the no-nonsense striker collected a split decision victory over seasoned vet Kalindra Faria to halt her four-fight losing streak and instantly stamp herself as someone to watch in the UFC’s newest division.

While Eye spent a number of years competing up a division before returning to her natural weight class, Clark started her career at bantamweight and only recently made the full-time switch to competing at flyweight.

After experiencing early success competing in her native Australia, “Jessy Jess” got the opportunity to compete under the Invicta FC banner, dropping a spirited decision to perennial contender Pannie Kianzad. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, that outing became the starting point of a rough patch that saw her amass just a single victory in five outings.

But she broke out of her mini-skid with a hard-fought decision win over Damm under the Titan FC banner before jumping at CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 07: Jessica Eye holds an open workout session for fans and media at Gateway Plaza outside Quicken Loans Arena September 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)the opportunity to step into the Octagon at home in Australia against fellow Aussie Bec Rawlings. Though she missed weight for the short-notice assignment, Clark impressed, emerging with a split decision victory over the former Ultimate Fighter contestant.

Two months later, she was back in the cage, taking on Paige VanZant in a pivotal early pairing for the division. After having no issues hitting the 125-pound limit, the Syndicate MMA representative waltzed into the cage and walked away with a unanimous decision win after outgunning “12 Gauge” over the course of three rounds. With a pair of flyweight wins against established competition already under her belt, Clark has raced into the Top 10 in the division, setting up this showdown with her fellow championship hopeful Eye.

Stylistically, this has the potential to be a genuine donnybrook, as both women are aggressive strikers who trust their hands and their chins and have shown a willingness to stand in the pocket and trade blows. Additionally, Clark has never been stopped and it has been some time since Eye was beaten before the final horn, which only adds to the potential for these two feisty females to sling leather and thrill the crowd for 15 minutes next weekend in Singapore.

Last time out, Eye showed a greater willingness to work takedowns and she likely enters as the more powerful of the two in the grappling department, though she has historically shown a preference towards attacking submissions, rather than riding out control positions. While Eye should have the edge in terms of strength, Clark is the quicker of the two, having shown increased comfort in her new division last time out against VanZant and logged more time working with her head coach John Wood.

The division just turned six-months old and a true pecking order has yet to be established, but this is an opportunity for both Eye and Clark to truly establish themselves as contenders heading into the second half of the year.

They’re both stationed in the Top 10 and are two of the more high-profile names in the division, meaning the winner of this one could very well propel herself up the divisional ladder into a showdown with a Top 5 opponent at some point later this year. Even if such a fight doesn’t materialize, a victory for Eye would give her two quality wins in as many starts, while Clark would be three-for-three and the early leader for most victories in the women’s flyweight division.

No matter what the future may hold, one thing is for certain: this contest is one you’re not going to want to miss.

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/Crucial-flyweight-fight-could-steal-the-show-in-Singapore
By E. Spencer Kyte
**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Unfiltered Episode 205: Tyron Woodley & TJ Dillashaw

0

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/Unfiltered-Episode-205

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**

UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw calls in and discusses his UFC 227 rematch with Cody Garbrandt, why the fight with Demetrious Johnson didn't come to fruition, Marlon Moraes as a potential number one contender, how his perspective has changed since the birth of his son, and more. Later, UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins the show and talks about a matchup with Colby Covington, potentially becoming a fan-favorite in their fight, being willing to bet $10,000 a takedown, training with Floyd Mayweather, doing standup comedy, and more. Plus, the guys recap Week 1 of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, PVZ's broken arm, and Mighty Mouse vs. Henry Cejudo 2.

Full Episode TJ on moving on from Mighty Mouse to Cody Garbrandt TJ on not knowing why the Mighty Mouse fight didn't come together TJ on being able to blend all his techniques together Tyron on why Colby Covington's cardio won't matter when they fight Tyron is willing to bet Colby Covington $10,000 per takedown Tyron on becoming a fan favorite against Colby Covington

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**
This is the original article:
http://www.ufc.com/news/Unfiltered-Episode-205

**This post was automatically retrieved from the UFC.com RSS Feed**

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Bellator 201: Best Of – Saad Awad

0

Saad Awad is an explosive fighter inside the Bellator cage! Take a look at some his best moments as he prepares to fight at #Bellator201!

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Bellator 201: Rising Stars

0

The #Bellator201 prelims are set to feature Bellator rising stars, Joey Davis, Ed Ruth and Tyrell Fortune! It all goes down June 29th on the Bellator App! Download the app here: http://www.bellator.com/app

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

UFC Connected – Episode 6

0

In this episode we take an all access look at the UFC’s first event in Liverpool in ‘Fight Night Follow Up’ and the impressive debut of Italian Carlo Pedersoli.

Dan Hardy goes back through the archives and picks his top European UFC trailblazers. And we pay tribute to the career of UK MMA legend Michael ‘The Count' Bisping.

UFC Connected is a monthly magazine show that profiles the fighters and events from the world’s leading MMA promotion.

With a heavy emphasis on fighters from the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions, UFC Connected gives fans a unique look inside the UFC with exclusive access to fighters, teams and events from around the globe.

Fronted by widely respected sports presenter Layla Anna-Lee, each episode includes regular segments and features that cover a diverse range of all aspects within the UFC.

Powered by WPeMatico

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Latest article

UFC 232: Inside the Octagon – Jones vs Gustafsson 2

Host John Gooden and UFC analyst and Dan Hardy take us Inside the Octagon UFC 232: Jones vs Gustafsson 2 before the...

UFC 232 Free Fight: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey

Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defeated UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rouday back in 2016 at UFC 207. Next she looks to become...

UFC 232 Free Fight: Cris Cyborg vs Yana Kunitskaya

Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg defended her title for the second time at UFC 222 earlier this year against Yana Kunitskaya. Cyborg faces...