1. Hellboy Unleashed: An Interview with Joachim Hansen

    Despite never competing on the big stages North America has to offer, Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen has been a perennial top 10 lightweight for nearly a decade...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about 3 years ago 281 reads 2 comments

  2. Carla Esparza Replaces Angela Magana, Makes for More Intruiging Bout

    On Monday afternoon news broke that Angela Magana, the originally scheduled opponent for top-ranked 115 lb. female fighter Megumi Fujii, was forced to withdraw from the Bellator 24 bout because of a foot injury...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about 4 years ago 882 reads 4 comments

  3. Gegard Mousasi, MMA: Overrated Or Off-Night?

    On Saturday night, Gegard Mousasi entered the Strikeforce cage in hopes of defending his light heavyweight championship. His silent confidence helped to create an aura of invincibility, much like his training partner Fedor Emelianenko has for many years.

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 1,522 reads 16 comments

  4. The Breakdown: Anderson Silva vs. Damian Maia

    Anderson Silva vs. Damian Maia The evolution of the sport continues with every passing day. In today’s mixed martial arts game, you have to have skills in all areas. Your striking needs to be crisp, takedowns fast, and submissions slick...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 1,317 reads 2 comments

  5. The Pre-Fight Breakdown: St.Pierre vs. Hardy

    They say that no man is invincible. This is never truer than in mixed martial arts. In a sport where all it takes is one punch for things to go array, the idea of a man being invincible almost seems preposterous...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 295 reads 1 comments

  6. UFC 109: TheTruth's Predictions

    So I was just working on my blog (cheap plug ahem, ahem) and decided that I'd also post my picks here. Agree? Disagree? Argue away Now onto my UFC 109 predictions. Matt Serra vs...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 358 reads 2 comments

  7. Strikeforce: Miami - Compelling but Uncompetitive

    Bobby Lashley vs. Wes Sims This was the mis-match everyone thought it would be. From the beginning, Lashley took this fight down and controlled position and was really letting his hands go. Finally got Sims back and pounded him out in under two minutes..

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  8. Inside "Jens Pulver: Driven" with Director Gregory Bayne

    Throughout mixed martial arts' short history, we have seen many documentaries. Rickson Gracie's Choke started the trend back in 1999, and since then documentaries such as Royce Gracie's Legacy and B...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 470 reads 3 comments

  9. Hansen Vs. Fernandes for Featherweight Title Slated for DREAM 13

    Although DREAM officials have not confirmed the fight, sources close to the situation have reported to mmajunkie.com that a featherweight championship fight between Bibiano Fernandes and Joachim Hansen is being planned for DREAM 13...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 94 reads 4 comments

  10. Sarah Kaufman Vs. Takayo Hashi Scheduled for Strikeforce 135 lb. Title

    Scott Coker hinted at it, and Kaufman confirmed the fight earlier today on her Facebook page. The number one and two ranked bantamweight female fighters will face off on February 26th as Canada’s ...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  11. Is the World's Strongest Man the Next Brock Lesnar?

    Now wait a minute, I know exactly what you’re thinking: “How can you compare Brock Lesnar and Mariusz Pudzianowski after a single fight?” Obviously, I recognize ...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 475 reads 24 comments

  12. Canada's Top Prospect Rory Macdonald To Make UFC Debut at UFN 20

    The word prospect gets thrown around a lot in the world of mixed martial arts, but how do you get such a title? What does it take to become a prospect? How about a 9-0 professional mixed martial ...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 437 reads 5 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 20 Preview: Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz

    Styles make fights. It’s a simple saying that has been around as long as combat sports and even in the ever evolving world of mixed martial arts still holds true On Jan...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 360 reads 1 comments

  14. Fireball Kid Has A New Home: Takanori Gomi Signs With UFC

    After months of speculation, and a fall from grace, mmafighting.com’s Ariel Herwani is reporting that former PRIDE lightweight kingpin and long-time champion Takanori Gomi has signed with the UFC...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 321 reads 7 comments

  15. Gegard Mousasi Late Addition to K-1 Dynamite!

    Only four days away from Dream/K-1/Sengoku-produced K-1 Dynamite, rumors are circulating that we could see Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion Gegard Mousasi on the card...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 653 reads 7 comments

  16. Three More “Dream Vs. WVR” Fights Added to DYNAMITE!

    At a press conference held yesterday, Dream and World Victory Road representatives announced two more fights for its fast-approaching New Year's Eve card...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 129 reads 3 comments

  17. The Injury Bug Bites Again: Prangley Out Of Strikeforce Fight With Lawler

    Just when it looked as though Strikeforce was finally going to put together a somewhat grievance free card, the injury bug which has been haunting the UFC makes its way over. According to sherdog...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 126 reads 2 comments

  18. DREAM Announces Seven New Bouts for DYNAMITE

    During a press conference on Tuesday, DREAM announced seven new fights for their New Years Eve K-1 DYNAMITE!! Show. Six of the seven encounters will be apart of the World Victory Road vs...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 185 reads 9 comments

  19. It's Official: Dan Henderson Signs with Strikeforce

    After months of speculation, Dan “Hollywood” Henderson has signed a four-fight, 16-month contract with North American based promotion Strikeforce...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about over 4 years ago 278 reads 13 comments

  20. DREAM and Sengoku Announce Partnership for DYNAMITE!!

    It’s been rumored for weeks and finally its official: The Dynamite New Years Eve show will be co-promoted between DREAM, K-1 and Sengoku. The DREAM promotion held a press conference yesterday in Japan and made the official announcement...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about almost 5 years ago 134 reads 6 comments

  21. Roger Huerta's Future: Where Will the MMA Free Agent Land?

    Open season has begun for the fighting services of Roger Huerta. Huerta’s last fight, a split-decision loss to Gray Maynard at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16, was the last on his UFC contract, making him now a free agent in the MMA market.

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about almost 5 years ago 424 reads 6 comments

  22. WEC Featherweight Wagnney Fabiano Dropping Down to Bantamweight

    Top five featherweight fighter and Jose Aldo teammate Wagnney Fabiano has decided to make the move from featherweight (145 lbs) to bantamweight (135 lbs)...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about almost 5 years ago 52 reads 3 comments

  23. Conquering a Brave New World: The Hillary Williams Story

    With a nickname like “Duff” (get it? Hillary Duff!) one may tend to overlook the accomplishments and tenacity of the new kid on the block Hillary Williams...

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  24. Five Most Undeserved Title Shots in UFC History

    With "Shogun" Rua less than a week away from what many consider an unwarranted title shot agaisnt Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 and Vitor Belfort on the verge of a possibly premature title shot against ...

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  25. Gegard Mousasi Out of Super-Hulk: Other Notes from DREAM Press Conference

    Gegard Mousasi Out of Super-Hulk, Other Notes from Press Conference Rumors began yesterday and were confirmed today by DREAM officials that MMA Standout and tournament favorite Gegard Mousasi was officially out of the tournament due to an injury...

    Shawn Smith Written by Shawn Smith about almost 5 years ago 172 reads 4 comments