Did you know that the first officially televised “MMA match” here in the US was not the UFC but a match between Milo Savage, a boxer, versus the legendary “Judo” Gene LeBell? Over 50 years ago?!? The bout took place on December 2nd, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The fight was arranged by Mr. […]
Billy Robinson and Karl Gotch are legends in the world of wrestling. They both began their careers in Europe and later became famous in Japan as wrestlers and trainers, and they both were influential in the creation of the Japanese shoot style of wrestling (professional wrestling). Robinson began his career as an amateur wrestler and […]
Striking skills in MMA have reached a very high level. To me, the greatest indicator of those skills is proficiency with the lead hand. Jack Dempsey wrote that when two boxers face off, if neither is a “knockout specialist, the one who is more effective with the left jab and left hook probably will win”. […]
Ronda Rousey will be headlining the UFC 157 card and is preparing for her fight against Liz Carmouche at the Summit High Altitude Training Center in Big Bear, California. The 6-minute video is a brief glimpse into her training at the Summit. A nice look at the hard work these combat athletes go through on […]
Very cool video about Egan Inoue, a Hawaiian BJJ player and former MMA competitor. Egan was the first American to ever win a World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (blue belt division)… way back in 1996. The following year (’97), he went back to win in the Purple belt division as well. He also fought in Pride […]
If you’re a kickboxing or K-1 fan, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Masato (魔裟斗). Masato Kobayashi is a former K-1 World Max Tournament Champion. He won the event twice, first time in 2003 and the second time in 2008. He was also the runner up in the K-1 Max in 2004 and 2007, and is largely […]
This is the trailer for the upcoming season 3 of Alistair Overeem’s online documentary “The Reem”. The Reem is getting ready for it’s 3rd season (if you haven’t seen the previous two seasons go check it out), and this time it’s for his quest for the UFC heavyweight title belt.