Michael Fiedel

Hey, all! My name is Michael Fiedel, and I'm from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I love everything there is about MMA, particularly jiu jitsu. I do my best to cover what's going on in the sport, and my favorite thing to do is cover up-and-coming prospects. Thanks for reading!
  • Breaking: Titan FC Goes to Kazakhstan for Titan FC 51

    Titan FC, a south Florida MMA promotion partnered with UFC Fight Pass, has issued a blockbuster announcement. Below is the press release in full, first reported by Eric Kowal of MyMMANews: “Titan Fighting Championship has partnered with Kazakhstan based Alem Fighters to exclusively promote live events in Kazakhstan. The...
  • Paul Felder vs. James Vick Rescheduled for UFC 233

    The UFC recently announced that some high octane lightweight action will take place at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California. A previously canceled matchup between Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder (15-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and James “The Texicutioner” Vick (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will now be featured on the card....
  • Ben Askren Gets First UFC Opponent: Robbie Lawler

    When “Funky” Ben Askren (18-0-0, 1 NC MMA, 0-0 UFC) came over to the UFC via a blockbuster “trade” with ONE Championship, speculation ran rampant as to who his first opponent would be. Askren, 34, is a former two-time NCAA D-I wrestling national champion at the University of Missouri....
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    At Age 43, Richard Odoms Is Just Getting Started

    Inside a brightly lit office in the San Antonio Police Academy in San Antonio, Texas, a massive, powerful man sits at his desk. At 6’5″ and weighing over 260 pounds, his large frame is only outsized by an even larger smile. Behind him, an American flag adorned with a...
  • Anthony Birchak: A Mexican-American Homecoming

    Anthony “El Toro” Birchak (13-6) is a veteran of the UFC, RIZIN FF, and a string of regional promotions. The Tucson, Arizona, native will fight at home for the first time in years as he makes his promotional debut for Combate Americas. Birchak spoke to MMA Today about what...
  • Getting Crackin’ with the UFC’s New “Kraken” – Juan Adams

    Juan “The Kraken” Adams (4-0) is one of the newest additions to the UFC’s heavyweight division. After winning his fourth-straight professional fight, this time on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Adams was signed to the UFC. MMA Today got the chance to talk with Adams about the Contender...
  • Brandon Davis Steps up on Short Notice vs Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228

    Well, it looks like the question on everyone’s minds is finally answered. As for who will fight Zabit Magomedsharipov (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on short notice at UFC 228, the answer is here: Brandon “Killer B” Davis (9-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC). Looks like I'll be seeing everyone in Dallas next...
  • Covington and Trump: A Match Made in Heel Heaven

    It’s June 9th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois; UFC 225. After a grueling five rounds, Bruce Buffer stands behind two of the UFC’s top welterweight contenders, preparing to read the judges’ scorecards. Buffer’s trademarked voice quiets the otherwise rambunctious crowd of over eighteen-thousand UFC fans. “And now, the new interim...
  • Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou Rematch Targeted for UFC Beijing

    The UFC is returning to China on November 24, and the plan seems to be booking a massive heavyweight rematch to serve as the main event. As for the two heavyweight contenders in question, cue former title challenger, Francis Ngannou (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), and a dominant, surging wrestler,...