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The main card on Yas Island this weekend held a special place for many South African fight fans with the announcement two weeks ago that local MMA superstar Dricus du Plessis would make his UFC debut as a short notice replacement to fight Markus Perez. Du Plessis was one of three short notice fighters all […]

The return of Alpha MMA (AMMA) was most certainly a joy to behold, not so much for fans of the sport as the event was mostly “spectatorless”, but more so for the athletes and all those those that work passionately behind the scenes to ensure that Amateur Fight Sports is alive and flourishing. Saturday marked […]

Some superb 1st round finishes and a main event that should lead to some serious soul searching, are just some of what this fan experienced in one of the more eagerly anticipated cards that the UFC has put on in recent weeks.  The main card of UFC Fight Night had a fantastic mix of young-blood […]

With a high school wrestling record of 101-9, a College wrestling record of 53-10, he represented team USA on the world stage and was named team captain of the 2008 US Olympic wrestling team. Following his move to MMA after the 2008 Olympics, he won his first heavyweight title in July 2010 for Xtreme MMA […]

Looking back at the opening event of “Fight Island”, UFC 251 was most certainly a big success despite the last minute change to the main event courtesy of COVID-19. In fact the prospect of the BMF challenging for the Welterweight strap was ultimately more exciting than teammates competing for the belt. Unlike most cards of […]

Last night’s action from inside the APEX Center in Las Vegas was another case of history in the making with Curtis Blaydes putting on a Heavyweight takedown masterclass while controversy in the opening bout of the night has again raised the rather thorny issue of corners protecting their fighters. The co-main event saw a potential […]

Looking at the card ahead of #UFCVegas2, most fight fans had some serious reservations which all looked to be coming to fruition as both Minner and Borg withdrew from the event citing illness and a family emergency respectively. Added to that was the issue of professionalism as 3 fighters missed weight, which included fighters in […]

The UFC’s Apex Facility made the UFC look like many amateur promotions here in SA, large open spaces, loads of echo and more lights than fans. This amateur feel was further compounded by the bizarre interview process implemented by the UFC this time round, most probably prompted by the NSAC. I now understand the reason […]

Desperation levels at the UFC are high! Endeavor and the UFC are really desperate to get their fighting faces on. This is the underlying sentiment if one understands firstly, that Endeavor, the US-based sports and entertainment group whose assets include the UFC, is planning to sell part of its stake in US video game and […]

This weekend sees the the return of Combat Sports to live TV and while there are many views on the vehement approach by Dana White and the UFC organisation to get things going again, I for one am kinda looking forward to seeing some PunchKicky action return to our screens. The great news is they […]


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