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Combat Hat: The 10 best Contender Series alumni

IT is no secret that Dana White and co. have serious eyes for talent, with organised UFC scouting searches spawning all the way back in 2005 with The Ultimate Fighter, and transitioning into the now-famed Contender Series. The standalone promotion is set to launch in Asia this year, and has already produced an impressive list […]

Card recap: UFC 246 – McGregor returns in style with record-breaking win

THE KING is back, with Conor McGregor becoming the first UFC fighter to claim knockout victories across the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight divisions after accounting for Donald Cerrone within 40 seconds. It was the showpiece bout of a card which otherwise favoured the experience of MMA veterans, with a range of skills on show from […]

Combat Hat – 20 UFC fights to make in 2020

THE return of Conor McGregor at UFC 246 is set to kick 2020 off in style, with his big game in and out of the octagon often sending fans into a spin in trying to predict who will be next in line for the ‘money fight’. But there are plenty more potential match-ups not including […]

Card preview – UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cerrone

THE first UFC card of 2020 will host the long-awaited return of the promotion’s biggest star, Conor McGregor when he faces Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in the UFC 246 main event. Ranked bouts fill out a fun main card, with the perfect chance for some up and comers down the list to impress those who will […]

UFC Rankings update: December 2019

THE post-UFC 245 fallout has seen magnets shuffle across seven of the promotion’s divisions, headlined by the crowning of a new featherweight king. We break down every move in the seven featured divisions, with plenty of risers and sliders on the board. You can find the full updated list of UFC rankings here. MIDDLEWEIGHT: Ian […]

Card recap: UFC 245 – Volkanovski halts Blessed Express to become second Aussie champ

ARGUABLY the most stacked UFC fight card of all time gave us three enthralling title fights and a bunch of intriguing matchups between high-level ranked fighters. We take you round-by-round through each Championship bout, as well as covering each decision and fight-ending sequence from top to bottom. Note: Round-by-round scores are our opinion only, and […]

RESULTS: QUINTET Ultra – Team UFC triumphs in landmark grappling event

IN somewhat a symbolic result, Team UFC triumphed in another entertaining instalment of Kazushi Sakuraba‘s QUINTET grappling event, beating out teams representing the Pride, WEC, and Strikeforce promotions. Check out all the teams and results below, as well as a trio of featured singles matches. GRAPPLING TEAM SURVIVAL MATCHES: SEMI FINAL | TEAM PRIDE vs. […]

Card preview – UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington

ONE of the most anticipated UFC cards of the year comes in the final pay-per-view event, with Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington headlining in front of two other title fights and a card stacked with a raft of ranked fighters. There is plenty to dissect, and so many ways each fight can go. MAIN CARD: […]

Card recap – UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik

FIGHT fans were in for some fun with the latest UFC on ESPN instalment, headlined by an exciting heavyweight main event between two esteemed kickboxers – one a veteran, and the other a rising star. It was Suriname’s Jairzinho Rozenstruik who came up clutch with a vicious last-minute knockout, shortly after a more controversial bout […]

Welcome to Combat Central

DECEMBER 9 marks the launch of Draft Central‘s newest venture, combat, joining a growing number of voices contributing to the rise of martial arts around the world. There is plenty of exciting content in store, from the local Australian scene, all the way to the UFC and with every martial arts discipline to be covered. […]

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