The MMA world had a large absence for a period of time in 2001, with no events from any major promotion from late June to late September. The existence of MMA came back on September 24th, with top Japanese MMA promotion Pride FC returning with Pride 16: "Beasts From The East." The show, while being … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Pride 16: Beasts From The East
Two rising lightweights in Luis Pena and Khama Worthy will collide on June 27th, per a report from Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie. The fight will join the string of shows set to happen at "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi. The Ultimate Fighter Season 27 winner Pena will look to get a … Continue reading Luis Pena vs. Khama Worthy Set For June 27th UFC Show
In their largest card since their initial return from a COVID-19 hiatus, UFC presents UFC 250 on Saturday. The headlining spot on the card showcases Amanda Nunes, the top women's pound-for-pound fighter, putting her UFC Featherweight Championship on the line against Felicia Spencer. Here's a preview of the evening to come. Click here to skip … Continue reading UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer Preview
If you could rearrange a card knowing exactly how it would turn out, UFC 248's headline fight wouldn't be "Adesanya vs. Romero." In what some are calling the fight of the year, Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk captivated fans in the co-main event slot of UFC 248. And while not being in the headline spot … Continue reading Strawweights Overshadow Main Event At UFC 248
Back for 2020, Pancrase kicked off the new decade where they've been for a while: Shinkiba Studio Coast. Quick Results:Bout 1: Ryo Hatta def. Atsuhito Nagai via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 2) Bout 2: Toshiya Takashima def. Yuta Miyazawa via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2) Bout 3: Akihiro Murayama def. Yuki Kondo via Decision, … Continue reading Pancrase 312 Full Coverage
Josh Culibao will make his UFC debut, taking a short notice fight against Jalin Turner at UFC Auckland on Feb. 22nd. The fight, which will take place at the Spark Arena, in Auckland, New Zeleand, was first reported by MMAJunkie on Wednesday. Culibao is undefeated as a professional fighter, having picked up most of his … Continue reading Josh Culibao To Make UFC Debut Against Jalin Turner At UFC Auckland
Well, here it is. This is Knockdown News, the new home for my coverage of mixed-martial-arts writing and more. Here's what to expect from content in the future: Laying Down Leather Settle into the new work week on Monday mornings with the Laying Down Leather blog series. In what was originally just a blog format, … Continue reading Welcome To Knockdown News!