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Tale of the Tape: Julaton’s MMA debut on May 2 vs. Saber

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Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton’s mixed martial arts debut is on May 2 at “One FC: Rise Of Heroes.” It will be broadcast live from Manila.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’

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Filipino muay fighter Eugene Toquero has a strong left kick and a powerful left elbow while Malaysian prodigy Gianni Subba is good at taking down his opponents.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Ana Julaton joins One FC

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After carving a niche in world pro boxing, Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton is bringing her act in the One Fighting Championship.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Julaton sets sights on MMA

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If you were to ask Nacho Beristain, trainer of Juan Manuel Marquez, to predict the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch on April 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, he’d tell you outright, without batting an eyelash, that Pacquiao would easily beat Bradley.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Professional,Section | Read More »

PXC43 stunner: Montilla fashions out quick conquest of Cali

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Unable to cause a ripple in previous fights, Ernesto Montilla Jr. has now become a hot topic for the vacant Pacific Xtreme Combat flyweight title after downing former champion Ale Cali in PXC43 Saturday night at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing

In this April 20, 2013, file photo, Josh Thomson, top, punches Nate Diaz during the second round of a UFC lightweight mixed martial arts fight in San Jose, Calif. A new study says about a third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

About one-third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts, according to a new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Cali comeback PXC fight up

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Vulnerable on the ground, Ale Cali has been working intensely on this weakness in his comeback fight in the Pacific Xtreme Combat 43 against unpredictable Ernesto Montilla Jr. at the Ynares Sports Arena on Saturday night.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

PH’s Eddiva dominates China’s Tuerxun in UFC debut

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Filipino fighter Mark Eddiva dominated in his UFC debut, defeating China’s Jumabieke Tuerxun via unanimous decision Saturday night in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) China Finale at the CoatiArena in Macau.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

UFC 169: Barao retains belt against Faber

Renan Barao, right, of Brazil fights Urijah Faber of Sacramento, CA during the first round of the Ultimate Fighting Bantamweight Championship Mixed Martial Arts bout in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Barao won after referee Herb Dean called the fight in the first round. AP

Renan Barao made quick work of Urijah Faber in his latest title defense, dropping the challenger with a right and pummeling him with a series of shots to the head while retaining his 135-pound championship in the main event of UFC 169 on Saturday night.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Belingon fights Korean next in OneFC

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Impressive in his last One Fighting Championship outing, Kevin Belingon faces another big test in his quest for a bantamweight title shot when he tangles with Korean Kim Dae-hwan on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Boxing needs a makeover

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For A very long time, boxing had no real challenge on its hold on the imagination of fight fans. “Pro” wrestling lingered around but serious battle followers came to terms with the truth that the matches were rigged, scripted and manipulated for entertainment. The stars of the game were amusing and fun but questions remained if the behemoths of that ring could wage any real contests.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,One Game at a Time,Section | Read More »

Weidman retains title after Silva injury

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Chris Weidman, top, of Baldwin, N.Y., punches Anderson Silva of Brazil during the UFC 168 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Las Vegas. Weidman won by a technical knockout during the second round after Silva was injured. AP

In an unexpected turn of events, Chris Weidman retains his UFC Middleweight title after an unusual technical knockout stopped Anderson Silva’s quest for redemption at UFC 168 Sunday afternoon.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Georges St. Pierre takes break, vacates UFC title

UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre gestures as he announces a pause in his fighting career on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, during a news conference in Quebec City. AP

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre vacated his title Friday, citing a desire for a lengthy break from mixed martial arts.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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