Martial arts

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage. Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of eastern Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s.
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  • Coach Says Alvarez Has Blueprint To Dethrone Khabib

    Coach Says Alvarez Has Blueprint To Dethrone Khabib

    Eddie Alvarez is doing everything in his power to get back in position to challenge for the UFC lightweight championship. The former 155-pound king may have deserved another shot at UFC gold after becoming the first fighter to defeat, and finish, Justin Gaethje back at UFC 218 last year, but “Underground King” will now have to get past Dustin Poirier this July in Calgary to continue his divisional ascension. If Alvarez is able to defeat “Diamond” in a rematch at UFC on FOX 30 he may very well find himself in a clash with current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Former divisional titleholder Conor McGregor would have the first crack at the undefeated Russian, but legal troubles may

  • Karate Combat to stream events in 4k on Iron Dragon TV
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    Karate Combat to stream events in 4k on Iron Dragon TV

    The new full-contact karate sport known as Karate Combat has just inked a deal with martial arts based channel Iron Dragon TV, that can be found on the UltraFlix network that streams on AppleTV, Google Play, Roku, and other platforms. The channel will provide remastered Karate Combat events that will exclusively stream in 4K Ultra HD. Karate Combat held its first event, Inception, this past April from Miami, Florida, with the event streaming live, and for free, on the promotion's website, along with many other platforms. The night showcased top Karateka from around the world doing battle in a unique pit area with embankments all around. In a press release, Karate Combat's CEO Michael DePietro

  • Nick Diaz Assault and Battery Charges to Be Investigated by UFC
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    Nick Diaz Assault and Battery Charges to Be Investigated by UFC

    The UFC released a statement Friday saying it will prompt an independent investigation after Nick Diaz was arrested Thursday night in Las Vegas on domestic-violence changes. Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting reported Diaz faces counts of felony domestic battery by strangulation and first-degree domestic battery. "The organization does not tolerate domestic violence and requires all athletes to adhere to the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy," the UFC said in a press release. "Every athlete is deserving of due process and this situation, as with any official allegations, will be duly reviewed and thoroughly investigated by an independent party." Simon Samano and Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie reported Diaz

  • UFC Fight Night 130 at Liverpool DFS: Best DraftKings daily fantasy MMA picks
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    UFC Fight Night 130 at Liverpool DFS: Best DraftKings daily fantasy MMA picks

    Before you set your daily fantasy sports lineup on DraftKings for UFC's Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET, you need to hear what Mike McClure has to say. McClure is a predictive data engineer and DFS pro with more than $1 million in career winnings. He has crushed his DFS selections in multiple sports recently, producing tournament rosters that have cashed huge in NFL, NBA, NASCAR, golf and NHL. He has been all over his recent UFC picks as well. For UFC Fight Night 129 at Santiago last week, McClure locked in Tatiana Suarez at $9,300 on DraftKings. The result: Suarez defeated Alexa Grasso via first-round submission, and anybody who had her in their lineups was

  • UFC's Nick Diaz Reportedly Arrested For Domestic Violence

    UFC's Nick Diaz Reportedly Arrested For Domestic Violence

    UFC fighter Nick Diaz was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday night and has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation as well as misdemeanor domestic battery, according to MMAJunkie. The report states that Diaz, 34, is being held on $18,000 bail, which he cannot post until after a court hearing scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. Per MMA Junkie: "Officer Larry Hadfield of the LVMPD office of public information told MMAjunkie that the alleged victim was female. Hadfield said officers responded to a call and were dispatched to a Las Vegas residence at approximately 7:20 p.m. PT." "The person with knowledge of the case told MMAjunkie that 12 units were dispatched to the scene,


    UFC Issues Statement after Pulling Davey Grant, Reveals New Liverpool Line Up

    News broke on Thursday that UFC Fight Night 130 slated for Sunday in Liverpool, England, had lost a preliminary bout between home country fighter Davey Grant and undefeated Manny Bermudez. The Ultimate Fighting Championship made it official on Friday, issuing a statement on pulling Grant from the fight. “Due to a medical issue involving bantamweight athlete Davey Grant, the scheduled bout against Manny Bermudez has been cancelled,” read the UFC's statement. “UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till on Sunday, May 27, will proceed with 11 bouts.” Though the UFC statement did not reflect the specifics of the medical issue, it was reported by several outlets that Grant was removed after it was discovered

  • Evans-Smith reveals fight camp struggles ahead of win over Rawlings
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    Evans-Smith reveals fight camp struggles ahead of win over Rawlings

    In early April Ashlee Evans-Smith spoke to Bloody Elbow about her upcoming fight with Bec Rawlings. It was the former featherweight and bantamweight's flyweight debut and she was confident in her chances, stating she was the 'better fighter' and that she felt great, and more focused, training at a lower weight. During the interview Evans-Smith hinted that she was feeling confident despite issues happening during camp that had the potential to completely derail her. “It's been a very unique camp for me,” she said, adding, “I will probably go into more detail about it after my fight, just because it's not really important right now. But I think a lot of people, if they knew what I was going through

  • 5 Rising UFC Stars Whose Potential Is Being Wasted
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    5 Rising UFC Stars Whose Potential Is Being Wasted

    Mackenzie Dern's story is unique in MMA. Dern, the daughter of jiu-jitsu legend Wellington "Megaton" Dias, is a multitime world champion both in the gi and no-gi divisions at the age of 25. She was competing with adults when she was in junior high school and had a jiu-jitsu black belt before she could legally get into a nightclub. While the UFC has a strong desire to name almost any female fighting prospect "the next Ronda Rousey,"  Dern may be closest in terms of credentials. Beyond her background, Dern has both the look and the style to be marketable to audiences. She's bubbly outside the cage but fearless and vicious inside of it, barging forward with hostility and looking to whale on her

  • Game Mechanics: Evolution Of The WrestleStriker
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    Game Mechanics: Evolution Of The WrestleStriker

    Written By Culturechef and Bilal This sport of MMA looks vastly different from the first fight in UFC in 1993(in fact, the term mma is only 25 years old) . You had fighters from 3 main backgrounds. Here is an example. While there are a plethora of striking arts available to MMA (karate, boxing, muaythai, etc) there are amazingly only 4 (really 5 wrestling arts) that we've seen be successful. While catch wrestling has had some success, time and time again we've seen these big 5 have continued success in high level MMA. To further breakdown these base art styles, let's look at what's emphasized in the style and expressed in MMA. Freestyle wrestling- Focuses on chaining lower body and upper body

  • Meatball Molly continues to convert UFC fighters to Everton
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    Meatball Molly continues to convert UFC fighters to Everton

    “Meatball Molly” is one of the newest fighters on the UFC roster, and is preparing for her grand introduction on UFC Fight Night 130 in her hometown of Liverpool by inculcating her love for Everton among some of her new colleagues. Molly McCann was signed up as a Cage Warriors champion (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and will take on Gillian Robertson (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on May 27th at the Echo Arena on a packed card, but took the opportunity to take fellow fighters Stephen Thompson and Manny Bermudez on a tour of Goodison Park yesterday. Whatever she said to Wonderboy, it appeared to have worked as he discovered he was born not manufactured as soon as he stepped out onto the hallowed ground. Thompson will

  • Pascal ends retirement, set for June 29 return

    Pascal ends retirement, set for June 29 return

    Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer Close 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA Today Follow on Twitter The retirement of former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal did not last long. Before Pascal faced Ahmed Elbiali on Dec. 8 in Hialeah, Florida, he said that he would retire, win or lose. So when he knocked out Elbiali in the sixth round and walked away from the sport it was a storybook ending. But now Pascal is back and will face former UFC fighter and former North American Hockey League enforcer Steve Bosse in a 10-round cruiserweight fight on June 29, promoter Yvon Michel announced on Thursday. "I don't

  • Boxing champ Anthony Joshua would consider UFC fight if the fans really wanted it

    Boxing champ Anthony Joshua would consider UFC fight if the fans really wanted it

    Seems like every Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter these days wants to transition over to the “sweet science” (sample). Either they really hate getting covered and smothered like a Denny's hash brown (here's looking at you, kid), or they really believe their boxing coaches when it comes time to hit mitts. For a cautionary tale, click here. Lately, we've had some pugilists chirping on social media about the possibility of cage fighting. Most of it can be attributed to next-level trolling, while other instances are just a headline grab for thirsty bitches like myself. Anthony Joshua, however, sounds like he really means it. “If people wanted it, and I felt in my heart it was the right