UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare Preview & Predictions

The Ultimate Fighting Championship touches down in Brazil for the second UFC Fight Night card in a month.

Emanating from Rio de Janeiro’s Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Saturday’s event is headlined by a welterweight showdown pitting submission magician Demian Maia against unbeaten American Ryan LaFlare. Plus explosive Brazilian prospect Erick Silva takes on perennial contender Josh Koscheck in a high-stakes welterweight encounter.

Lawrence Kenshin: Samkor Tribute: Ferocious Left Kick Legend

Samkor Kiatmontep is one of the most revered Muay Thai champions due to his accomplishments: 3x Lumpinee Stadium Champion, WMC Champion and Thailand Champion. But even more revered was his trademark attack: the ferocious left round-house from southpaw.

Journey to Thailand Blog – Caged Muay Thai

After getting the call from Angie Parr to fight on CMT-Boonchu’s Caged Muay Thai event and quite possibly Australia’s hottest Muay Thai promotion, I felt this opportunity would be a great way to end 2014. I was ecstatic to see how different it would be to fight in cage, as opposed to the ring, and also to fight with MMA style gloves for the first time. I had trained in a cage before with multiple sparring rounds. The cage is much different than a conventional boxing ring. There are no corners to trap or be trapped in, so this way you can use more angles and circle out more effectively. You can’t lie back on the ropes either because there are none. As for the gloves, there wasn’t much padding compared to the traditional 8oz boxing glove. You did not want to get hit flush with these!

UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Preview & Predictions

Just two weeks removed from its last pay-per-view event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents a stacked UFC 185 card this Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis faces arguably the toughest test of his career opposite surging Brazilian contender Rafael dos Anjos, while undefeated Polish No. 1 contender Joanna Jedrzejczyk challenges women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza for the newly minted title.