Stephen Koepfer of 'The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York' writes a guest editorial on the current state of MMA's ban in New York, and suggests the UFC's and Zuffa's past actions in the fight may have been detrimental to legalization thus far, and urges a collaboration with the grass roots efforts. Exclusive to Bloody Elbow.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger takes a closer look at the upcoming UFC 145 main card opening bout between lightweights John Alessio and Mark Bocek. What's the best path to victory for both men? Find out inside.
Veteran fighter and former UFC competitor John Alessio will return to the Octagon after six years to face Mark Bocek at UFC 145 on April 21st. Bocek's original opponent, Matt Wiman, was forced off the card by a knee injury suffered in training.
Canada's The Score Fighting Series held its fourth event in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Friday night, and it was highlighted by a former UFC veteran picking up what he hoped was his last win before getting another shot in the big leagues.
Score Fighting Series headliner, Ryan Healy, talks about his time in MMA, twin brother and fellow MMA fighter Pat, and his upcoming bout against John Alessio at Score Fighting Series in this MMAmania.com exclusive.
Is Latvia the next region to explode with quality mixed martial arts talent? Probably not, but for thirteen years - it was home to one of MMA's most talked about light heavyweight prospects in Misha Cirkunov (5-1).
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger breaks down Saturday night's welterweight battle between undefeated Tyron Woodley and top Canadian prospect Jordan Mein. What's the best path to victory for both young men? Find out inside.
Highly-touted featherweight, Antonio Carvalho, will finally make his UFC debut in a fight against Felipe Arantes at UFC 142 in Rio in January. The Brazilian native and BJJ black belt has competed mainly in Japan and Canada throughout his career.