WMMA pioneer Dr Rosi Sexton examines Ronda Rousey’s surprise defeat at the hands of Holly Holm. From broken boys to bruised men. Lee Hollins takes a look at how fighters fight to vanquish the demons that torment them. Buster Knuckles has a final eventful day. Plus a round-up of all the latest news from the world of MMA.
With an impressive 14-1 pro record and a UFC contract, it isn’t her next opponent she is most worried about. Justino is this time not fighting for a paycheque but for a cause. Amy Kaplan explains.
Owen King talks to TUF 22 team member Marcin “The Polish Zombie” Wrzosek about his experience of being part of Team Europe and training under the watchful eye of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
Tony Reid chats to the UK’s favourite Bantamweight fighter and guest coach on the UK series of Wimp2Warrior.
Ian Butlin meets the Liverpudlian Lightweight, fresh off his win at ICE 9 last month, to talk about his fight career and future plans.
Rizin To The Challenge
MMA Uncaged looks at the biggest upcoming event in Japanese MMA that’s set to mark the return of Fedor to the Saitama Super Arena – the spiritual home of Pride FC.
MMA promoter and founder and CEO of Strikeforce, Scott Coker, is also the current President of Bellator MMA. Here in an interview by Tony Reid he talks about the future of Bellator.
The legend that is Royce Gracie talks to Fiaz Rafiq about his upcoming fight with another legend of the sport, his old nemesis, Ken Shamrock.
The Cutman’s Creed
Martin McNeil talks to a man who needs no introduction, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran, a beloved and distinctive personality who has wrapped hands and tended injuries on hundreds of fighters all over the world.
‘African Born, American Made’ isn’t just pro MMA athlete Luc Bondole’s fight name, it’s also the story of his life. Amy Kaplan explains.
Fiaz Rafiq talks to Gavin Boardman, a leading MMA coach, about the coaching principles he implements at his Predators MMA Gym to bring the best out of his students and fighters.
Bare Knuckle Boxing
The term boxing arises from the action of clenching the fist, the folding of the fingers and thumb into a box. Dale Brendan Hyde gives an insight into the world of bare knuckle boxing.
Here, the former Wolfslair fighter and Blackledge MMA coach, Tom Blackledge breaks down a full MMA based drill, working striking defence into wrestling whilst utilising strikes to set up fight finishing submissions.
Ben Coomber begins a new Building a Diet for MMA series. This month the simple stuff you’re not doing.
If you want to improve sporting performance then you need to ensure you improve your explosive
strength and power. Michael Warren looks at how to put your muscles in attack mode.
The Grappling Guru
Travis Newaza begins first in a series of columns, looking at grappling and BJJ for MMA. This month, he breaks down ‘Swamp Walking’ your way out of a leg lock.
Just squeezing in before we went to press, UFC 194 saw two new champions crowned in one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year.
South Africa’s biggest MMA promotion also had an event on the same night as the UFC. Kieren Jacobsen reports.
Amy Kaplan reports on the recently held IBJJF Worlds plus talks to a remarkable individual, Geoff Real, about how the competition worked and how he found himself on the mats.
Shinobi War 6
Uncaged reports on the Liverpool based promotion’s last event at the Olympia.
Warriors Fighting Championships – UK held their premier event in Leicestershire last month – MMA Uncaged was there to see what went down.
Lee Hollins looks at Bruce Lee and his precursor form of what we now know as MMA. Ip Man. Our man from Hong Kong, Mike Leeder previews the latest big hit to hit our screens, Donnie Yen’s Ip Man 3. Heist Gina Carano’s latest movie reviewed
MMA Uncaged looks at the StrikeMate strike analysis tool and how it is helping BlackZilian, Danny Roberts, and other martial artists around the world to improve their striking power. Fresh Produce
We round up some new products for the discerning mixed martial artist.