January 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

First off, Happy New Year! 2019 should be a very exciting year for the sport of MMA. But before we get to the new year, we have to talk about the PFL card that went down Monday night. PFL 11: The Championship took place New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden in New York City,…

April 17th, 2017
James Lynch

 UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis  UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Robert Whittaker vs. “Jacare” Souza UFC on FOX 24 video highlights: Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson Rizin FF 5 results Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Anthony Birchak via unanimous decision Amir Aliakbari def. Geronimo dos Santos via TKO (ground-and-pound from the…

April 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Daron Cruickshank (18-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Yusuke Yachi (16-6) at RIZIN 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura on April 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Daron also talks about his experience so far competing in RIZIN, his training camp for this fight and his love for guns.

March 16th, 2017
James Lynch

Roy Nelson vs. Alexander Volkov set for UFC on FOX 24 FOXSports.com reported that heavyweight Roy Nelson will return to action against Alexander Volkov at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15th. Nelson (22-13) is coming off a knockout victory over Antonio Silva on September 24th at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil. The 41-year-old has…

March 12th, 2017
James Lynch

Anthony Birchak (12-3) discusses his upcoming fight against Tatsuya Kawajiri (35-11-2) at RIZIN 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura on Apr. 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Anthony also talks about why he left the UFC, how this deal with RIZIN came together and moving up to featherweight for this fight

February 21st, 2017
James Lynch

Ed Herman out of UFC 209 fight with Igor Pokrajac due to injury  Light heavyweight Ed Herman announced Monday that he’s pulling out of his fight with Igor Pokrajac at UFC 209 due to injury. Herman is coming off a head-kick knockout loss to Nikita Krylov. Here’s what he had to say… If u haven’t heard Sad 2…

January 23rd, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC on FOX 23 headliner Julianna Pena against Valentina Shevchenko. Click below to see who picked who…….. Megan Anderson – Invicta FC interim featherweight champion – 00:00:09 Andy Nguyen – RIZIN Atomweight – 00:01:00 Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger – UFC strawweight – 00:01:15 Linsey Williams – LFA strawweight – 00:01:34 Louis Smolka – UFC…

December 30th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

It wouldn’t be a fitting New Year’s Eve without some wild Japanese MMA spectable, and that’s exactly what new promotion Rizin will offer tomorrow (Saturday, December 31, 2016) with the semifinals of the openweight Grand Prix. The  event is headlined by the finals of the openweight Grand Prix, which has yet to be announced, because…

December 28th, 2016

RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round Venue: Saitama Super Arena Location: Saitama, Japan 1:00 AM ET The RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix continues early Thursday morning from Japan with mostly second-round action from Saitama Super Arena. Among the notable names on the card include Mirko Cro Cop and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal battling each other along…

December 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Andy Nguyen (3-3) discusses her upcoming fight against Miyuu Yamamoto (0-1) at RIZIN Fighting WGP 2016: Final Dec. 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Andy also talks about defeating Cassie Robb in her last fight, how this deal with RIZIN came together, her holiday plans and her training camp.

December 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Mirko Cro Cop vs. King Mo Lawal set for RIZIN openweight Grand Prix With Wanderlei Silva and Shane Carwin out of the RIZIN openweight tournament, the organization’s officials announced new matchups for the tournament, including Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipović vs. Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Other quarterfinal matchups include Heath Herring vs. Amir Aliakbari and Szymon Bajor vs. Valentin…

October 28th, 2016
James Lynch

RIZIN signs Shane Carwin & Tatsuya Kawajiri Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced on Reddit. that he has signed a contract with Rizin FF and in addition, former UFC featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri has also signed with the promotion according to MMAFighting. Carwin (12-2) hasn’t competed since a 2011 unanimous decision loss to Junior Dos Santos at…

October 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Shane Carwin says he’s fighting MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko A few months back former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin revealed that he was coming out of retirement. Now it appears he may be taking on former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko in RIZIN, according to a series of tweets over the weekend. Hey @rizin_PR you…

September 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Well, it’s back. RIZIN returns to start their 2016 Grand Prix this Sunday with the opening round. In fairness, RIZIN doesn’t reach the weirdest limits the PRIDE did, but it’s well beyond anything else that happens in modern MMA. Kauyuki Fujita fighting in 2016? Krazy Horse? Gabi Garcia? RIZIN will definitely be the strangest card…

April 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Japanese MMA is truly back. We can tell, because despite this being the fourth card Rizin has promoted since beginning operations, Rizin FF 1 is here. Sometimes it’s best to just not ask questions, especially when it comes to Japan. Fighters from seven different countries will be represented on Rizin 1 — which will be…

March 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Wanderlei Silva ends retirement to sign with Bellator MMA  After close to a two-year retirement, Pride FC legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to terms on a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA according to ESPN. Silva (35-12-1) was initially given a lifetime suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after fleeing a random drug test before…

December 31st, 2015
James Lynch

Quick results for Rizin Fighting Federation 1: Day 2 – (Footage Courtesy RIZIN/ Fights Fights and Fights)  Fedor Emelianenko def. Jaideep Singh via TKO (Strikes, Round 1) Muhammed Lawal def. Jiri Prochazka via KO (Strikes, Round 1) Kron Gracie def Asen Yamamoto via Submission (Triangle Choke, Round 1) Andy Souwer def. Yuichiro Nagashima via KO (Strikes, Round…

December 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

From the ashes of Pride, Rizin FF makes its debut tomorrow (Tuesday, December 29, 2015) with an intriguing fight card which features a super fight and the first round of the World Heavyweight Grand Prix. The promotion will hold its second event just two days later on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) where the Heavyweight Grand…

December 29th, 2015
James Lynch

Quick results for Rizin Fighting Federation 1: Day 1 – (GIF’s Courtesy @ZProphet_MMA)  Shinya Aoki def. Kazushi Sakuraba via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 5:56 Kazushi Sakuraba vs Shinya Aoki #RizinFF #Rizin pic.twitter.com/jdcdO4TkuD — ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MMA) December 29, 2015 Jiri Prochazka def. Satoshi Ishii via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36 – heavyweight tournament opening round…

December 28th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Rizin Fighting Federation middleweight AJ Matthews as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout tomorrow morning (Tuesday, December 29, 2015) against Anatoly Tokov at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The Team Alliance fighter has done plenty of film study in preparation for his fight, and he’s well aware…

December 1st, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 83 adds Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi UFC officials today announced yesterday a middleweight matchup will take place in London for UFC Fight Night 83 pitting Gegard Mousasi against Michael Bisping. It should be noted Bisping vs. Mousasi has not been confirmed as the main event for that card. Mousasi (37-6-2) is coming off the…