Stephen Thompson talks longevity and ‘love of the point game’

On February 6, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson wowed the MMA world with a TKO destruction of former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks during the first round of their UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas. In recent times the UFC welterweight title picture has been a highlight of the promotion with…

IMMAF & UFC Partnership: A Year in Review

In 2015 the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation enjoyed a thriving partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that saw the world’s leading professional MMA promotion increase its role as a primary sponsor. The relationship saw UFC donate invaluable support and financial backing to the IMMAF in advocacy of unified MMA governance…

California tightens weight cutting restrictions

Reported by MMAFighting.com, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has passed a series of emergency weight cutting regulations. These include a ban on severe dehydration in order to make weight, the prohibition of IVs to rehydrate (as already outlawed by the UFC in October) and a restriction on moving back times of weigh-ins. In relation to…

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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…

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.…

Questions around Travis Browne eye poke controversy

UFC heavyweight Travis Browne secured a third round TKO victory last night over Matt Mitrione, however the result has been met with considerable backlash. On January 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, 33-year-old Browne transitioned to full mount in the final round to finish Mitrione via strikes with the referee stepping…

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz: Striking breakdown

This weekend sees the highly anticipated UFC bantamweight title collision between Dominick Cruz (20-1) and world champion T.J. Dillashaw (12-2). Many anticipate this bout as being among the most technical blend of styles to ever meet inside the Octagon. The talk has been much centred around the evolution of each fighter’s world class striking with “footwork” having become the…

Update: NSAC approve Nick Diaz settlement

Picture via Twitter: Nick Diaz (left) alongside Brother Nate Diaz (right). On January 12th the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is scheduled for a 9am-1pm (PST) Commission Meeting in Las Vegas where it is anticipated that the controversial ban of UFC veteran Nick Diaz will be reviewed and potentially altered. UPDATE:…

UFC announce events in Holland and Croatia

The UFC has today confirmed expansion into an additional two European markets, including Croatia and Holland. Debut events are lined up for Zagreb, Croatia on April 10th at the Zagreb Arena, and Rotterdam, The Netherlands on May 8th at Ahoy Rotterdam. UFC Europe revealed the news via Twitter with locations, dates and…

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Jeff Novitzky: Average weight lost by UFC fighters is declining

Following the implementation of the UFC’s ban on intravenous rehydration (IV) in October, the amount of weight lost by UFC contenders in the final week prior to a bout is now beginning to decline, according to UFC Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance, Jeff Novitzky. The IMMAF recently spoke with Novitzky who expressed his…