Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight match-ups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
UFC 155 medical suspensions
Fourteen combatants from the Dec. 29 UFC 155 in Las Vegas have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The full list includes:
Cain Velasquez: suspended 45 days with no [...]
If there was any doubt going into GLORY’s “Heavyweight Grand Slam” 16-man kickboxing tournament as to who the best fighter in the world was, Semmy Schilt erased it with a dominant performance in Tokyo.
The towering Dutchman entered the tournament as the No.1 seed and wowed the fans at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan with [...]
As 2012 comes to an end, it is a good time to look at the year that was in MMA. Who emerged in 2012? Who was the best fighter of the past year? What news headline stood out? The writers at The MMA Corner got together to find the answers to these questions and more. [...]
At the UFC 155 pre-fight press conference, a journalist commented that the fight between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and challenger Cain Velasquez would be a battle of wrestling versus boxing. UFC President Dana White took to the microphone and refuted the statement. In his mind, it would not be a contrast in styles, [...]
The New Year will kick off with the fourth event from women’s promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. The young promotion is set to crown its first strawweight champion at the event when Carla Esparza takes on Bec Hyatt, but it’s the night’s co-main event between bantamweight veterans Shayna Baszler and Alexis Davis that earns this week’s [...]
Japan’s Dream promotion was resurrected for a mega event from the Saitama Super Arena on New Year’s Eve that coincided with GLORY’s fourth event. The eight-fight MMA card preceded the upstart promotion’s 16-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament.
After a year’s hiatus, all of the Japanese promotion’s champions were brought back for its 18th event which streamed live [...]
Following every UFC and Strikeforce event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez, which took place on Dec. 29 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Cain Velasquez vs. Alistair [...]
Octagon jitters—it’s an infamous term. The first time a fighter steps into the UFC’s eight-sided cage, there will always be talk of whether the emotional rush and the nerves surrounding his debut will have a profound impact on his performance.
Pundits and fans making predictions on fights will cite the jitters as a reason to doubt [...]
It has been a tumultuous last few years for the world of kickboxing. The sport’s longest standing brand, K-1, was left for dead in financial ruin at the end of 2010. After a series of acquisitions and mergers, stability arose from the ashes in the form of GLORY.
The global brand is already home to the [...]
On Saturday, Dec. 29, the UFC returned to its home of Las Vegas to hold UFC 155 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the headlining bout, heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos rematched the man he defeated to earn the belt, Cain Velasquez.
In addition to the main event, the pay-per-view main card also featured a pivotal [...]