Gordon Ryan on ONE Championship Deal: ‘MMA on the table’

On Tuesday, the grappling world was hit with the news that Gordon Ryan had signed a deal with Singapore-based combat sports promotion ONE Championship for both MMA and submission grappling. In a follow-up Instagram post, Ryan clarified his competition plans for the next year and with ONE. View this post

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Breaking: Gordon Ryan Signs With ONE Championship for MMA, Grappling

One of the most anticipated grappling to MMA cross-overs is finally about to happen. The CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, announced on Tuesday that Gordon Ryan has signed with the promotion and will compete in both MMA and submission grappling. At the time of this writing, no other details

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Video: UFC Fighter Julija Stoliarenko Faints Twice During Weigh-Ins

Extreme weight cutting is undeniably one of the most dangerous aspects of MMA. At the weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 22, UFC bantamweight Julija Stoliarenko collapsed on the scale two times in a scary scene. Watch the entire incident in the video below, from MMA Junkie. One Stoliarenko’s first attempt, she

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Officially Retires, Conor McGregor Responds

For what feels like the hundredth time, (now former) UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially retired from MMA. Naturally, Conor McGregor couldn’t let him do that without speaking up. On Thursday, Nurmagomedov confirmed what he has been saying since his October 2020 win over Justin Gaethje: he is officially

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Matt Serra Explains Why He’s Retiring From Cornering Following Aljamain Sterling Title Win

Just a few days after one of his long-time students won a UFC title, Matt Serra has announced he is retiring from cornering fighters. At UFC 259, Aljamain Sterling won the UFC bantamweight title when he defeated Petr Yan by disqualification. Serra was not in Sterling’s corner for the fight.

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Video: Watch the Craziest Arm Bars in Bellator MMA History

A warning: this video isn’t for the queasy. Bellator MMA has recently released a video compilation of the best and craziest arm bar finishes in the promotion’s history. Check out the video below for eight minutes of elbow-snapping fun and some beautiful jiu-jitsu. Grappling and MMA fans will likely recognize

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Rener Gracie Breaks Down Amanda Nunes’ Submission Win at UFC 259

At UFC 259, Amanda Nunes was utterly dominant in the defense of her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. In just two minutes, Nunes hurt Anderson on the feet, quickly took Anderson’s back on the mat, and transitioned to a modified triangle and ultimately into an Americana-type armlock. The submission was

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Watch: Corner Footage from Petr Yan’s DQ Loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259

Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling‘s bantamweight title fight at UFC 259 was shaping up to be quite the scrap. That was, of course, until Yan landed a blatantly illegal knee in the fourth round, forcing him to lose his bantamweight title by disqualification. Immediately following the fight, the UFC broadcast

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