'La Loba' Injured; Combate Global Announces New Women's Main Event For May 11, Live on Fuse
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by Black Belt Team
6h ago
Lucero "La Loba" Acosta Injured New Main Event - Alejandra "Azul" Lara vs Gisela "La Emperatriz" Luna Jimbo Slice Battles a New Opponent, Unbeaten Jaden Ortega, in a 175 Lbs Catchweight Fight, after Ovidio Bojorquez Bows Out Due to Injury Undefeated Rivals Mauricio Rios vs Tony Cortez suare off in Mexico Vs. USA Battle for Co-Main Event COMBATE GLOBAL today announced a new women’s flyweight (125 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) main event matchup between former world championship challenger Alejandra “Azul” Lara (9-7) and nine-time kickboxing champion Gisela “La Emperatriz” Luna (5-1), li ..read more
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This PFL New Season is WILD. 4 Mind-Blowing Moments That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
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by Black Belt Team
6h ago
After three exciting events, the first half of the 2024 PFL Regular Season is in the books, and as always, there was no shortage of stunning, shocking, and exciting moments that made fans all over the world go “WOW!”  From fantastic debuts to new contenders taking over, here are some of the biggest storylines from the first half of the PFL New season:  New Heavyweight King?  With the acquisition of Bellator last year, the PFL also welcomed some big names to their already stacked roster, and a handful of them made their PFL Regular Season debuts. Perhaps the most successfu ..read more
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Two-Division K-1 Champion Masaaki Noiri Signs with ONE Championship
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Another top pound-for-pound kickboxing star is coming to ONE Championship. On Tuesday, April 23, Masaaki Noiri announced he had signed with ONE. The 30-year-old is excited to bring his talents to the organization and compete against more elite strikers. "I'm truly happy. I've been waiting for this moment, finally! I'm also very excited. I can't wait to step into the ring with only elite fighters and prove my abilities," Noiri told ONE. Noiri is a two-division K-1 World Champion and K-1 Grand Prix Champion. The 30-year-old has shown his incredible skill over the years, but now comes a n ..read more
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UFC and 4ocean Team Up to Clean Up Our Oceans, Get a chance to attend UFC Events with VIP Experience & More
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The UFC, the world's leading mixed martial arts organization, has joined forces with 4ocean, the global leader in ocean cleanup, to combat the ocean plastic crisis. This exciting partnership kicks off with the "Fight for the Ocean" sweepstakes, launched in celebration of Earth Day 2024. How You Can Win Big and Support Ocean Cleanup Want a VIP trip to your favorite UFC event and a meet-and-greet with Dana White? Enter the "Fight for the Ocean" sweepstakes! Every dollar you donate equals one pound of trash removed from the ocean, and all proceeds directly support 4ocean's cleanup efforts w ..read more
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Sean Climaco Set To Make ONE Debut At ONE Fight Night 22, May 3 on Prime Video
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After winning the Road to ONE, Sean Climaco is ready to make his presence felt on the global stage in his ONE Championship debut at ONE Fight Night 22. The American striker will take on Josue “Tuzo” Cruz in a flyweight Muay Thai battle to open the card on May 3. “Fans should expect technical violence. I’ve got knockout power in both my hands and hard kicks,” Climaco told ONE. “I have an aggressive and exciting fighting style. I’m ready to put it on show for the fans inside Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and those watching all over the world.” The road to the top of the division may seem daunt ..read more
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Unmissable! Ndebele vs. Torres Face Off in Bantamweight Title Trilogy at BRAVE CF's Spectacular African Event, BRAVE CF 82 on May 11 at Mauritius, Full Fight Card Revealed
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by Black Belt Team
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BRAVE Combat Federation lands in Mauritius for the first time on May 11, with BRAVE CF 82 taking place in St. Pierre. In total, it will be the fourth event in Africa for the company; further cementing the organization’s spot as the only global MMA promotion to host events in the continent.   The historic event now has a fitting fight card as well which is stacked from top to bottom featuring African stars going up against global MMA names, and headlined by the biggest title fight of 2024. The main event will see the trilogy showdown between BRAVE CF Bantamweight champion ..read more
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The Chinese Connection: A Critical Look at Chojun Miyagi’s Landmark 1936 Lecture on the Origins of Karate
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by Gary J. Garrahan
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We know that karate was developed in the Ryukyu Islands, an archipelago located southwest of Japan. The largest of the Ryukyu is, of course, Okinawa. The people of the Ryukyu shared a common ancestry with the people of Japan and spoke a language, called Uchinaguchi, that had a common origin with the language of Japan. This is why many of the words we use in karate are actually Uchinaguchi words. Before 1429, there were three warring factions on Okinawa: Hokuzan (literally, “northern mountain”), Chuzan (“middle mountain”) and Nanzan (“southern mountain”). In 1429 Chuzan emerged victorious ..read more
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Battling Bruce Lee: A Thought Experiment to Help You Improve Your Fight Quotient!
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by Joel Kupfersmid
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Imagine that you’re a coach who trains martial artists for competition. Also imagine that you’re informed that in the first match of an upcoming tournament, one of your students will face Bruce Lee, and you can select which student it will be. How would you go about choosing that person and how would you train him to face Lee? In this article — in essence, an elaborate thought experiment — I’ll give my recommendations based on the only available video of Bruce Lee demonstrating his fighting style, which is available on YouTube. While this is the best data we have, there are several limit ..read more
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Tynan vs. Cerilli Added To ONE 167
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Ben Tynan has been making his presence known in ONE Championship, and the Canadian will get another chance to shine on Friday, June 7. “Vanilla Thunder” will be right back in action at ONE 167: Stamp vs. Zamboanga against Mauro Cerilli. Tynan knocked off Kang Ji Won in his ONE debut in 2023 and made it back-to-back wins in early April by defeating Duke Didier. The two wins even captured the attention of heavyweight king Anatoly Malykhin. Inching closer to title contention, Tynan will have another shot in U.S. primetime to state his case as one of the division’s elite. But Cerilli ..read more
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Professional Fighters League Kicks Off the Second Half of 2024 PFL Global Season, June 13 at Mohegan Sun
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The 2024 PFL Global Season returns June 13 with Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight action Heavyweight’s Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell meet in main event Undefeated Women’s Flyweight Dakota Ditcheva faces Chelsea Hackett in co-main event Bellator athletes make their return to Mohegan Sun Arena in MMA’s toughest test, the 2024 PFL Global Season 2024 PFL Global Season is available live across ESPN platforms in the U.S. and via DAZN in Canada, Europe and additional premium sports platforms internationally Tickets for 2024 PFL Global Season event at Mohegan Sun available today viaTicket ..read more
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