Third Coast Grappling is on a streak more dazzling than Comet NEOWISE, having had four stellar Kumites in a little over a month. Third Coast Grappling: Kumite IV, the latest installment, had the same eight-man tournament with updated rules,* seven superfights, a charity exhibition match involving Gordon Ryan, and a rambunctious pack of kids in a “Grapple Royale” a la “Royal Rumble.” Not even a near-melee** mellowed the mood as the firecracker of a show refused to fizzle out, ending the action-packed night with a grappling legend becoming ten grand richer.Read more
Kasai Pro 7 is a grappling event that will take place on February 1st in Dallas, Texas. American grappler Kyle Boehm joins Kasai Pro 7 as the final addition alongside Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu, Nick Rodriguez, Patrick Gaudio, Bruno Bastos, Joao Gabriel Rocha, Kaynan Duarte, Vinny Magalhaes and Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa.Read more
After a long and contentious relationship with the UFC, Cris Cyborg announced on her Instagram that she is joining the number two promotion in MMA, Bellator.
The move will reunite her with Scott Coker, whom worked with Cyborg at the now defunct Strikeforce promotion to broker the largest fight in women’s MMA history at the time, Cyborg’s match against Gina Carano.Read more