What is a Rivalry? What defines a Rival? According to Google its “A person competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity”. On July 7th at UFC 148, Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva will meet for the 2nd time for the 185 pound title. You can guarantee that both men will be competing for superiority and the same objective; to walk out champion. But when you look at the definition of what a 'Rival' is, can you truly consider it a Rivalry?
With only four bouts in his professional MMA career, Sergio Pettis is scheduled to fight for the third time this year on June 15th when he squares off against Tom McKenna.
Imagine being only 50 years old and a Corporate Executive in the Casino industry? Would you coast along the rest of your life and be perfectly happy knowing you hold a great position and the title of Vice President? Would you take the risk of leaving your job in order to start your own fight promotion in hopes that a sport you love, catches on in the US?
Joe Schilling has been in the fight game since he was 17 years old. His devastating knockout of highly touted Muay Thai fighter Kaoklai Kaennorsing catapulted him into stardom in the Muay Thai scene. Schilling is hoping his rise to fame can help thrust the sport into the American spotlight, with the help of Lion Fight Promotions. Looking to avenge a highly controversial loss to Marcus Simon which you can see here, Schilling hopes to settle the score with Simon, once and for all.
This Saturday, Invicta Fighting Championships will hold its debut show in Kansas City, KS. The card features accomplished women, such as, former 135-pound Strikeforce champion, Marloes Coenen, as well as, former title challenger Liz Carmouche.
Efrain Escudero Gives His Thoughts on the UFC in Mexico, Training with Bendo and Seth Baczynksi Fighting Drunk.
Whether or not you feel Efrain Escudero should have been released during his first UFC run is up to you. To Escudero it wasn't personal, it was just business.
In the first part of 2010 Pascal Krauss could be found atop many “Top Prospects” list and with a 9-0 record and all of his wins coming by way of submission or knockout, the young 22 year-old German appeared to be a sure lock as the best fighter to not fight inside the octagon. Then in August 2010 he signed with the UFC and shortly after made his debut, in his home country of Germany versus Mark Scanlon. The fight earned both fighters “Fight of The Night” bonuses with Krauss coming out victorious via unanimous decision.
After the dust had settled on a night full of knockouts and submissions Bellator held a brief post fight press conference. The most newsworthy information coming from the presser was the announcement of the welterweight semifinals to be held May 4th in Ontario, Canada at Bellator 67.