• 5 “Big Show” Ready MMA Prospects From July

    This will be the seventh installment of MMA prospects who are “Big Show” ready.  From the September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, and June pieces of this series, nine prospects have signed with the UFC: Petr Yan, Markus Perez, Israel Adesanya, Curtis Millender, Manny Bermudez, Jim Crute Alonzo Menifield, Jennifer Maia, Ricky Simon,...
  • Welcome to the UFC: Adam Yandiev

    With the UFC coming to Moscow, Russia on September 15, 2018, the UFC is expected to sign many talented Russia fighters for the event and Adam Yandiev would be the first to be signed to the promotion according to MMA Today’s own Nolan King. Yadiev is set to take on...
  • Top Russian Welterweight Alexey Kunchenko Joins UFC, Faces Thiago Alves in Moscow

    According to Canal Combate, the UFC has just completed a big acquisition from the Russian market, bringing in M-1 Global Welterweight Champion Alexey Kunchenko (18-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and immediately scheduling him a fight with Thiago Alves (22-12 MMA, 14-9 UFC). Kunchenko, a 34-year-old Muay Thai practitioner who fights...
  • M-1 Challenge 95: Tennessee’s Nate Landwehr is the new M-1 Global featherweight champion

    Ingushetia, Russia – The spectacular mountains of southwestern Russia played host to two title defenses, and one surprising upset, at M-1 Challenge 95. Colorful Tennessee featherweight Nate Landwehr played the spoiler as he knocked out local champ Khamzat Dalgiev for the featherweight belt, while stud bantamweight champ Movsar Evloev...
  • M-1 Global Partners with UFC | Focus on Russia

    Russian promotion and M-1 Global has announced a partnership with the UFC today. Their relationship has been rocky at best with failed negotiations over co-promoting a Fedor fight in the UFC in their past both sides have looked to put that behind them with this new deal. According to...
  • WFCA 49 Recap & Clips: Prospects Akhmed Shervaniev & Fatkhidin Sobirov dominate

    Grozny, Chechnya – Chechnyan state MMA promotion WFC Akhmat has graduated several top stars to international competition in recent times.  The organization’s prospect machine kept on chugging at WFCA 49 as a new crop of contenders sought to announce their grappling and MMA supremacy. Read on for recaps/clips of...
  • RCC 3: Aleksander Emelianenko KOs a 5th straight big show vet, Klidson Farias taps out Viktor Nemkov

    Yekaterinaburg, Russia – Five fight Octagon veteran Viktor Pesta made it tough on resurgent heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko in the main event of RCC 3, but in the end the Pride alum scored another impressive knockout to stay undefeated in his 2017-18 comeback tour. Fedor’s brother marched forward hunting for...
  • Welcome to the Terrordome: How far will Petr Yan go in the UFC?

    Fight cards across the Pacific aren’t particularly kind to denizens of the western world, but luckily, Saturday’s UFC event in Singapore offers a few reasons to burn the midnight oil, with top bantamweight prospect Petr Yan leading the charge. Here’s an appraisal of the Russian wunderkind’s skills ahead of...
  • ACB 88 Results: Recaps and Clips covering an Action-Packed 15 Fight Card from Brisbane

    Brisbane, Australia – Top Russian fight promotion ACB descended upon Brisbane, Australia this past Saturday for an action-packed ACB 88 card. Although the show lost main eventers Thiago Silva and Chris Camozzi just before fight night, there were still tons of world class fighters in action – just as...