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Card recap: SUG 13 – Jones takes out bizarre headliner in night of slick submissions

AUSTRALIAN submission ace Craig Jones took out a bizarre main event atop Sunday’s Submission Underground (SUG) 13 card, yielding a verbal submission after appearing to injure Vinny Magalhaes‘ ankle in a nasty heel hook. Elsewhere, ‘Mr VanZant’ Austin Vanderford pulled off a spectacular upset win over 10th Planet cult hero Richie Martinez, while Gabriel Checco […]

Card preview: SUG 13 – Sonnen’s SUG shoulders the combat scene once again

LIVE SPORT. You read right, live sport is back this weekend as Chael Sonnen delivers the 13th instalment of his Submission Underground (SUG) promotion via UFC Fight Pass, featuring a bout between arguably the greatest two active grapplers on the planet right now. Portland, Oregon is set to host the event which sees Craig Jones […]

Card recap: SUG 12 – Jones notches yet another heel hook victory

NOT even a global pandemic could stop Chael Sonnen from having the twelfth instalment of his Submission Underground (SUG) promotion go ahead, albeit with a bunch of changes which made for an eerily different setting. Undertaken in a converted grain silo in Oregon with no fans or cornerman in attendance, and Sonnen himself on commentary […]

Card recap: Cage Warriors 113 – The fight goes on for game warriors

AN improvised event went ahead at Cage Warriors 113 in Manchester, with bouts and the venue alike left to the last minute, but producing a high quality European mixed martial arts showcase. Fan favourite and former lightweight champion Paddy Pimblett got back on the winners list, with the belt he used to hold on the […]

Card preview – UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

TWO UFC belts are one the line for the second time in 2020 at UFC 248, as Israel Adesanya and Weili Zhang take to the octagon for their first respective title defences. The enigmatic Nigerian gets his wish in facing middleweight boogeyman Yoel Romero, while Chinese star Zhang faces her toughest challenge yet in legendary […]

Card recap: Invicta FC 39 – Frey trumps Cummins in tense stand-up battle

JINH YU FREY edged Ashley Cummins in a tight striking battle in Invicta FC 39’s main event, denying the challenger the chance to snare the now-vacated atomweight title. There may be a new contender at 105lbs as Alesha Zappitella proved her worth with a decision win, while Miranda Maverick looks a lock for a title […]

Card recap: UFC 247 – Jones becomes winningest UFC champion on controversial night

UFC 247 saw Jon Jones become the most decorated UFC champion of all time, claiming a record 14th title fight victory with a unanimous decision win over Dominick Reyes. In a card which was littered with highly debatable judges’ decisions, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko ensured they were not a factor in her own title […]

Card preview – Invicta FC 39: Frey vs. Cummins

KANSAS CITY is set to host the maiden Invicta fight card for 2020 this weekend, headlined by an atomweight championship bout between Jinh Yu Frey and first time title challenger, Ashley Cummins. Littered with entertaining bouts across three weight divisions, the 39th Invicta Fight Championship instalment promises to be a fun one. Atomweight | Jinh […]

Card preview – UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes

THE first two UFC championship bouts of 2020 take place this weekend at UFC 247, with Jon Jones putting his light heavyweight strap on the line against undefeated contender Dominick Reyes in Houston, Texas. Holding up the co-main event slot is a bout between women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko and number one contender, Katlyn Chookagian, […]

UFC Rankings update: January 2020

WITH two memorable pay-per-view cards marking the end of 2019 and start of the new year respectively, there have been plenty of movers and sliders in the Official UFC Rankings. A raft of up-and-comers have staked their claims for top-10 status, while others have found homes in new divisions, with the promotion also introducing a […]

Card recap: Bellator 238 – Cyborg finishes Budd to claim unprecedented fourth world title

CRIS CYBORG became the first fighter to achieve a world championship grand slam, adding the Bellator featherweight belt to her Strikeforce, Invicta, and UFC titles at Bellator 238. In finishing former champion Julia Budd, the Brazilian also matched a feat only previously achieved by Eddie Alvarez, earning world titles in both Bellator and the UFC. […]

Card recap – UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos – ‘Razor’ Blaydes slices into title contention

STATEMENT made. Curtis Blaydes thrust himself back into the heavyweight title picture in the UFC Raleigh main event, stopping former champion Junior dos Santos in Round 2. Michael Chiesa also took full advantage of his moment in the sun with as he utilised a perfect gameplan to topple Rafael dos Anjos via decision, with a […]

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