How MMA's ageless legend saves lackluster UFC card – New York Post

How MMA's ageless legend saves lackluster UFC card – New York Post

Anderson ?Spider? Silva rescued UFC 200 when he agreed to fight light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier two days after Jon Jones tested positive for a banned substance. Now Silva is saving UFC 208, lending his legendary name to an otherwise underwhelming pay-per-view card Saturday night at Barclays Center. Holly Holm, loser of two straight since […]

When Guns and MMA Collide Inside Simulated Battlefield, All Bets Are Off – Bleacher Report

When Guns and MMA Collide Inside Simulated Battlefield, All Bets Are Off – Bleacher Report

Gregory Payan/Associated Press Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2017 Have you ever wanted to punch somebody during a paintball game? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, this UFC fight could use more guns?”?Well, some enterprising adrenaline junkies in Las Vegas have brought together fisticuffs and faux firearms in one of the strangest sports imaginable. Las […]

Sioux City siblings embrace MMA – DesMoinesRegister.com

Sioux City siblings embrace MMA – DesMoinesRegister.com

Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal 2:02 a.m. CDT October 8, 2016 Marissa Solis punches a bag as her brother David, far right, works out with John DeVall out at DeVall MMA & BJJ in Sioux City. Siblings Marissa, Jazlynn, David and Eddie Solis train in mixed martial arts at DeVall MMA & BJJ.(Photo: Jim Lee/Sioux […]

MMA Bids Farewell to Josh Samman – Bleacher Report

MMA Bids Farewell to Josh Samman – Bleacher Report

Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images I wanted to write something beautiful for my friend Josh Samman, a UFC fighter who died Wednesday at 28. After lingering for days in a coma that was both heartening and terrifying at the same time, Josh slipped from this world to the next. ?He was a remarkable man, giving, caring […]

Televised children's MMA bouts prompt concern in Russia – ESPN (blog)

Televised children's MMA bouts prompt concern in Russia – ESPN (blog)

MOSCOW — The Moscow-backed leader of the Russian region of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, faced criticism Wednesday after his sons took part in televised mixed martial arts fights involving children as young as 8. One of Kadyrov’s sons, 10-year-old Akhmad, beat another boy by a technical knockout in the cage during a so-called exhibition bout on […]