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Jose Torres pro debut to air on UFC Fight Pass

Jose Torres‘ long awaited professional MMA debut has finally been announced by the fighter as ‘Shorty’ revealed details of the upcoming bout via social media. The bantamweight contender will make his professional debut with standout U.S. promotion Titan Fighting Championships on March 4 and the event will be available to view on…

DMMAF develops national ranking system

The Danish Mixed Martial Arts Federation have implemented a new points system starting from January 2016 that will streamline the nation’s best performing amateurs towards national titles and the IMMAF World Amateur Championships. The DMMAF announced this month that all fighters will begin 2016 with a score of 0, regardless…

IAPA completes youth & beginners MMA competition

Picture: Beginner athletes are briefed ahead of the day’s competition Earlier this month the Irish Amateur Pankration Association (IAPA) held an Amateur MMA tournament for beginner competitors from the ages of 13 upwards. The event was organized in collaboration with Team Ryano head coach Andy Ryan who hosted the competition…

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April bout confirmed for European Open silver medallist Warren Mason

Picture: Team UK coach John Maguire (far left), European Open silver medallist Warren Mason (centre, left), European Open champion Jake Bond (centre, right), and Team UK coach Nigel Burgess (far right). Doncaster’s Warren Mason is lined up for his next amateur contest on April 2 at the Leeds Town Hall where…

Johny Hendricks commits to better weight management

Having accepted the criticisms following his withdrawal from UFC 192 last October, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has committed to a change in lifestyle that will greatly reduce the amount of weight that he sheds in the build up to a fight, under the guidance of nutritionist Lou Giordano of LouTrition.…

Doctor’s perspective: Eye injuries in MMA

Picture: UFC icon Dan Henderson at the post-fight press conference following a TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi in 2015. A legal blow caused a cut inside the veteran’s eyelid and a swift stoppage from referee Leon Roberts arguably saved the fighter from permanent damage. Following last week’s coverage of the controversy surrounding…

World Champion Saeid Mirzaei wins final amateur bout

Picture: Saeid Mirzaei’s hand is raised at the 2015 IMMAF World Amateur Championships IMMAF light-heavyweight world champion Saeid Mirzaei won his final amateur contest on January 22, signing off with a 170lb performance and taking home one last title ahead of his anticipated transition to the professional level. The 6’2″ ‘Prince of Persia’ has competed…