Judo is perhaps most often associated with education, personal cultivation, and a way of introducing children to martial arts. Yet, Judo is a venerable martial art which has proven to be effective in MMA. One of the premier judokas who has proven this is Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama, whom we spoke to about his career.
Our editor visited this year’s Royal Cornwall Show and tried the oldest sport in Britain, Cornish wrestling.
Going into this weekend, here are some events to keep an eye on: UFC Fight Night, Judo Grand Slam, ONE 158, and Haney vs Kambosos Jr.
Professor Daniele Bolelli is a rare academic: combining the learning of a renaissance man with protean mastery of martial arts, Bolelli is full of insight into combat philosophy. We spoke to him in our first installment of a series on combat philosophy.
Many fight fans thought this week would be slow in terms of action without any UFC event scheduled. In fact, there were plenty of bouts to keep fans entertained. Results disclosed.
A weekend of upset and high-level performances has come to a close. Champions have been dethroned and derbies settled. Results disclosed.
From Bellator 281 and Excellence FC III, via UFC Fight Night and Boxing, this weekend saw some first class action in combat sports. Results disclosed.
Fight fans had a superb weekend. Upset, highlight knockouts, and boring championship bouts. This weekend had it all: from UFC 274, through Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol, PFL 3, and the Sarajevo European Cup in Judo. We also spoke to Sadibou Sy about his PFL 3 performance. Results disclosed.
Boxing, one of the world’s oldest sports, seems to be in crisis. A multitude of titles, celebrity bouts, and controversial scorecard decisions. Yet, things point to a bright future ahead.
Another huge weekend for boxing – particularly women’s boxing – and an exciting UFC Fight Night. We also saw ”The Greatest’s” grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, entering the ring once again. Results disclosed.