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

Knockdown News 2020 Fighter of the Year: Deiveson Figueiredo

There’s no question that it was hard for nearly anyone to have a “good year” in 2020. As COVID-19 tore through the world and changed lives, there was more than enough reasons to not have a “good year.”  In the unforgiving world of sport, athletes were asked as usual to put in their absolute best … Continue reading Knockdown News 2020 Fighter of the Year: Deiveson Figueiredo

Without Crowds, MMA Has Went From Concert To Theatre

No crowds has provided a different, possibly more theatrical viewing experience Francis Ngannou practically steamrolled Jairzinho Rozenstruick back in May. Fighting on UFC 249, the first event UFC put on since COVID-19 forced the promotion to halt their 2020 schedule, Ngannou picked up a victory which saw him quickly floor Rozenstruick with hooks to the … Continue reading Without Crowds, MMA Has Went From Concert To Theatre

Who is the fighter of the year? Here are the nominees

The year 2020 was the ultimate disruptor in the world. Traditions were broken and big changes were made to everyone’s lives. In a year where it became increasingly challenging to rise to the occasion, many MMA fighters put together the best year of their career. Here are the four nominees for the inaugural Knockdown News … Continue reading Who is the fighter of the year? Here are the nominees

When Paul Felder Stepped Up To The Plate, Everybody Won

Six days before Saturday's UFC "Fight Night" card, something horrible happened: the show lost their main event. With the departure of Islam Makhachev from the card at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the UFC had a vacancy in their main event against Rafael dos Anjos. The challenge presented to the UFC, the … Continue reading When Paul Felder Stepped Up To The Plate, Everybody Won