UFC On The Prelims: The Loopy Godinez Las Vegas Residency

On The Prelims is a column that focuses on standout performances from the undercard of a top MMA event every week. If you're heading to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for a vacation, you have many choices for how you can spend your nights. Do you want to see Cirque Du Soleil? How about the Blue … Continue reading UFC On The Prelims: The Loopy Godinez Las Vegas Residency

UFC On The Prelims: Prospects Shine In Striker’s Delight

Saturday's UFC card was violent. I know what you're thinking: "Duh, it's MMA." But listen, Saturday's event from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada USA was more blood-lusting than most MMA events. It presented a level of violence that actually reached a record - yes, you can track these things. The afternoon action tied … Continue reading UFC On The Prelims: Prospects Shine In Striker’s Delight

Lowered Guard: UFC Champions As K-pop Groups

It’s so serious on this website all the time. Have you ever noticed that? I feel like that should change a little. Emphasis: a little. That’s why I’m introducing a new series called “Lowered Guard.” The infrequent series will provide a space to discuss topics that are more lighthearted or don't really matter. And for … Continue reading Lowered Guard: UFC Champions As K-pop Groups

UFC 268 On The Prelims: Veteran Newcomers Get Overdue Big Stage Moment

There's something odd about seeing some fighters in the UFC. It's not that they aren't deserving of the opportunity, but sometimes they don't feel that connected to the UFC world. When you think of a fighter like Fedor Emelianenko, the UFC isn't mentioned. And that's because his long career, which has been successful, has strictly … Continue reading UFC 268 On The Prelims: Veteran Newcomers Get Overdue Big Stage Moment

A Deadline For Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Takeru Has Been Set. Can It Be Met?

For years, many have considered a fight between RIZIN and RISE Kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa and K-1 Japan talent Takeru Segawa one of the biggest matchups that could be made in kickboxing. However, it hasn't been made. And whether it will ever happen is yet to be seen. Both fighters have expressed interest in competing … Continue reading A Deadline For Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Takeru Has Been Set. Can It Be Met?

The Strawweight Division’s Value

Fighters are building extensive legacies across numerous divisions in the UFC. At Saturday night's UFC 261 pay-per-view event, Kamaru Usman notched yet another title defense to his welterweight run, further clearing out a division that he has dominated since 2019. The victory gave him his fourth title defense, putting him just a little closer to … Continue reading The Strawweight Division’s Value

1/20/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC 257 Preview and Interview with ONE’s James Nakashima

Welcome to the second episode of Knockdown News Radio. This episode will server as a preview for the busy upcoming weekend of MMA events. UFC will hold their first pay-per-view event of the year on Saturday, presenting UFC 257. Headlining the card is a lightweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Alexander K. Lee … Continue reading 1/20/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC 257 Preview and Interview with ONE’s James Nakashima

Max Holloway Showed What We Already Know: He’s One of the Best

While Max Holloway had already built a case for his championship ability before Saturday, he only solidified it with a stunning win against Calvin Kattar. Max Holloway didn't have much to prove on Saturday. Having fought for years at a championship level, everybody knew about his toughness, cardio, striking ability and so on. But after … Continue reading Max Holloway Showed What We Already Know: He’s One of the Best

1/14/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC Reboot Preview w/ Nick Baldwin & A Look At LFA 97

Welcome to the first episode of Knockdown News Radio. This podcast will serve as a weekly look into MMA's latest stories, events, topics and news. The podcast will feature guests, interviews and more. This week look to preview the world of MMA as it starts back up. After somewhat of a break in late December … Continue reading 1/14/21 Knockdown News Radio: UFC Reboot Preview w/ Nick Baldwin & A Look At LFA 97

The 2020 RIZIN Reflection Roundtable

Before RIZIN concludes their 2020 calendar year with a New Year's Eve event on Thursday, we thought it would be valuable to reflect on the year for the leading Japanese MMA promotion. In an attempt to summarize a hectic and busy year, a roundtable discussion has been compiled including numerous names who cover the scene … Continue reading The 2020 RIZIN Reflection Roundtable