Mixed Martial Arts


Mixed martial arts is the premier form of combat sports. Combining striking and grappling, it’s an amalgamation of all disciplines and a true test of one’s proficiency in combat sports. The popularity of mixed martial arts exploded in the early 90’s with the start of the UFC. Since then, MMA has become a full blown phenomenon and business. With hundreds of promotions worldwide, MMA really has become the premier martial art.

While it has been around since Ancient Greek times, MMA’s popularity regained a public perception in recent years and has birthed megastars like Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, and Conor McGregor. With it’s growing popularity, the sport has been picked up by ESPN and is getting more of a mainstream push each day.

Henry Cejudo and Alexander Volkanovski? The Timing Is Right…

With the featherweight division in shambles and no proper contender, I ponder the following: Why not Alexander Volkanovski and Henry Cejudo?

Rena: Japan’s MMA Darling

Rena is Japan’s star. In her upcoming fight at RIZIN 32, we speak with the Japanese sensation about her fight with Miyuu Yamamoto.

Miyuu Yamamoto: A Fighter’s Evolution

Going into RIZIN 32, Miyuu Yamamoto is looking to show her evolution as an MMA fighter from her first pro fight with RENA to now!

Andre Fialho: Hot Streak

Going into UAE Warriors 24, Andre Fialho believes now is the best time to get his shot in the UFC. He believes he is only a win away!

Petr Yan: Best In The World

Petr Yan is the best in the world and he believes that. In today’s interview, we are talking to Yan about his upcoming fight with Cory Sandhagen.

Ray Cooper III: Defending

Ray Cooper III is ready to do what he does best with his belt: defend it. Now he gets the chance to right his wrong against Magomed Magomedkerimov at the PFL finals.

Marina Rodriguez: Hard Work Pays Off

Marina Rodriguez is riding high after her win at UFC Vegas 39 over Mackenzie Dern. Now, the future is bright.

Satoru Kitaoka

Satoru Kitaoka: Be Conditioned

Going into DEEP 104 Impact, Satoru Kitaoka is all in on conditioning. In our latest interview, that’s the topic we discuss!

Norma Dumont interview

Norma Dumont: 5 Rounds? New Opponent? No Problem.

Going into UFC Vegas 40, Norma Dumont is looking to make a big statement against last minute replacement Aspen Ladd.

Luana Carolina interview

Luana Carolina: Defeat Does Not Define Us

After bouncing back from a tough loss, Luana Carolina is going out to prove that she’s become a better fighter at UFC Vegas 40.

Technical Readout: Alistair Overeem and The Uberknee

On today’s Technical Readout were diving into the legend of Alistair Overeem and the UberKnee.

Paulina Kontna IMMAF interview

Paulina Kontna: Living In The Moment

After winning gold at the IMMAF European Championships, the entire world is ahead of Paulina Kontna.

Notorious Nick Newell Movie

Notorious Nick Review: A Story We’re All Familiar With

Want to know the gist on Notorious Nick? I got you covered. The MMA movie is now out and you don’t want to miss this one.

Mark Coleman: Celebrity Boxing Good For The Sport

Mark Coleman spoke out about celebrity boxing, Logan and Jake Paul, and what it means for the sports.

How to Shoot a Boxing Match

Shooting photography is an art from that thrives today. In this post we talk about shooting boxing.

Aaron Pico analysis

Technical Readout: Aaron Pico vs. Aiden Lee

Aaron Pico is one of the best prospects in MMA. Now on a four fight win streak, today we look at Pico’s latest win over Aiden Lee at Bellator 260.

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Dogon Aleka: The Spirit of Dambe

Dambe is one of Africa’s most deeply rooted sports. Today we speak with Dogon Aleka, one of African Warriors Dambe fighters.

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Pankration: How The Ancient Greek God Heracles Is A Lineal MMA Champion

Pankration is an ancient sport and today, we have an awesome podcast talking about the great sport and it’s rich history!

Xiaonan Yan Interview

Xiaonan Yan: A Step Toward The Title

Xiaonan Yan is more motivated than ever. In her fight with former champ, Carla Esparza at UFC Vegas 27, she can take one step closer to the title and recognizing her lifelong dream of becoming a World Champion.

aoriqileng Interview

Aoriqileng: New Frontier Of Flyweights

After his Fight of the Night with Jeff Molina at UFC 261, Aoriqileng sits down and talks with us about the fight and what’s next.

UFC 261 Matchmaker

UFC 261 Aftermath: They Done Taught Usman to Punch

UFC 244 delivered. Broken legs, drop foot, knockouts, and more. This week, we dive into the three title fights and see what could be on the horizon!

RIZIN 27 interview

Ayaka Hamasaki: Back in the Saddle

Ready to defend her recaptured title for the first time, Ayaka Hamasaki is excited to return to action at RIZIN 27.

JMMA Takasuke Kume interview

Takasuke Kume: A Japanese MMA Staple

Takasuke Kume has been a Japanese MMA staple for some time. Ahead of his fight at RIZIN 27, he plans to go out and do what he does best: fight.

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UFC 259 Aftermath: One For The Thicc Boys

UFC 259 Aftermath is here. It’s time to break down the card from last weekend and see what could be on the horizon for some of our favorite fighters.

Petr Yan UFC 259 interview

Petr Yan: Champion’s Mentality

UFC 259 has three title fights and Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling’s title fights is among them. In this interview, we talk about the fight with Sterling.

Gane vs. Rozenstruik

UFC Vegas 20 Aftermath: Gane Highly Impresses

UFC Vegas 20 didn’t deliver the finishes we thought we we’re going to get, but it had a couple fights I found interesting. In this light edition of Aftermath we talk Magomed Ankalaev and Cyril Gane’s performances.

UFC Vegas 19 matchmaker

UFC Vegas 19 Aftermath: Cheeks A-Clappin’

Aftermath is back! Time to dive into UFC Vegas 19 and see what’s next for Yana Kunitskaya, Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis after last night’s events.

UFC 258 Matchmaker

UFC 258 Aftermath: Kamaru Usman Not Boringly Effective (Just Effective)

UFC 258 wasn’t the best card but it had some bangers. It’s time for Aftermath to see what’s next for some of our favorite fighters.

Kwon Won Il interview

Kwon Won Il: Be Water

After a second straight finish at ONE Championship: Unbreakable 2, we spoke with Kwon Won Il about the fight, what’s next and more!

UFC Vegas 18 matchmaker

UFC Vegas 18 Aftermath: Frankie Edgar Is Dead

Aftermath time! We take a look at UFC Vegas 18 and talk some of our favorite fights on the night.

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Marco Saccaro: Italian Pride

Fighting for the title, Marco Saccaro is happy to represent Italy on the upcoming regional card at The Golden Cage 3.

Daniel Torres: Calming of the Mind

Agreed of his title shot at KSW58, we spoke with Daniel Torres about the fight, his journey from karate to MMA and more.

UFC 257 matchmaker

UFC 257 Aftermath: Poirier Shocks The World

Aftermath time. UFC 257 was historic. So now we look at what could be next for Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Tyson Nam interview

Tyson Nam: Totally Cobra Kai Material

Coming into UFC Fight Island 8, Tyson Nam is ready to show off his Cobra Kai moves.

Max Holloway is Perfect

UFC Fight Island 7 Aftermath: Max Holloway Displays Perfection

UFC Fight Island 7 Aftermath is here! We look at Max Holloway and some of our other favorite fighters and look at what could be next for them after their wins and losses.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Preview

UFC 257 is around the corner. Here is our preview for Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in their epic rematch on Fight Island.

Michael Stack interview

Michael Stack: The Growth of a Fighter

Michael Stack comes into LFA 97 looking to rebound coming off the biggest fight of his career. We sat down and got to know the Iridium Promotions prospect.

Arthur Estrazulas vs. Nick Browne Interview

Arthur Estrazulas: My Time is Now

Ready for his main event title shot at LFA 97, Arthur Estrazulas talks with us about his upcoming fight and more!

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MMA Mathematics: Betting on All UFC Women’s Favorites in 2020

I took the plunge so you didn’t have to. I bet on every single women’s UFC fight in 2020 to see what happens.

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Kyoji Horiguchi: The Inevitable Return

Kyoji Horiguchi is back at RIZIN 26. He finally rematches with the one man to beat him since he joined RIZIN: Kai Asakura. Coming off of an injury, Horiguchi looks to claim back his title.

Kai Asakura vs. Kyoji Horiguchi 2 interview

Kai Asakura: Seizing Opportunity

Kai Asakura and Kyoji Horiguchi are set to finally square off a second time at RIZIN 26. We spoke with Asakura ahead of his fight and got insight on his mindset for the historic fight.

Interview with RIZIN 26 title challenger Ayaka Hamasaki

Ayaka Hamasaki: The World Champion Collection

Ayaka Hamasaki is getting ready to fight for her next title against Miyuu Yamamoto at RIZIN 26. In this interview we talk to a laser focused Hamasaki about the fight.

UFC Vegas 17 Aftermath: Wrapping Up 2020

UFC Vegas 17 Aftermath: Wrapping Up 2020

UFC Vegas 17 wraps up 2020 and we look to 2021 for our next card. In today’s Aftermath, we break it all down fight by fight.

Miyū Yamamoto

Miyuu Yamamoto: Coffee and RIZIN

Ready for her shot at RIZIN gold, Miyuu Yamamoto looks to add more gold to her closet with a win at RIZIN 26 in New Year’s Eve.

Mikuru Asakura interview

Mikuru Asakura: Victory in Defeat

Coming off a loss in his last fight, Mikuru Asakura looks to show the world he has improved as a martial artist at RIZIN 26 on New Year’s Eve.

Raufeon Stots interview

Raufeon Stots: Title Chasing

Raufeon Stots is chasing the Bellator title and will do everything he can to get there. In this interview we talk his training with Jens Pulver, relationship with Kamaru Usman and more.

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UFC 256 Aftermath: Run it Back in Three Weeks

UFC 256 Aftermath is here and we take a look at some of our favorite fighters on the card. Let’s dive on in!

Robson Gracie Jr.: Leave Your Ego Outside

Robson Gracie Jr. is back and he’s ready to represent his family name at Bellator 254. Check out the latest interview with the Jiu Jitsu master.

Virna Jandiroba: Jiu Jitsu at the APEX

Virna Jandiroba takes on Mackenzie Dern at the APEX for UFC 256. We spoke with Jandiroba about the fight and more.

Vettori vs. Hermansson matchmaking

UFC Vegas 16 Aftermath: Vettori Belongs

UFC Vegas 16 Aftermath is out now. In today’s edition, we look at a few of our favorite fighters and see what’s on the horizon for them!

Fiziev vs. Moicano interview

Rafael Fiziev: Designing the Matrix

Rafael Fiziev is taking on Renato Moicano at UFC 256 and looks to capitalize on the biggest fight of his career!

Gillian Robertson: Din Thomas Tutelage

Returning and looking for her third straight win at UFC 256, Gillian Robertson is out to do what she does best: grapple.

Kwon Won Il interview

Kwon Won Il: Korean Inspiration

Coming off of a finish at ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix 4, Kwon Won Il is ready for what’s next for the Korean prospect.

Jack Grant interview

Jack Grant: Fetching the Violence

Jack Grant makes his second bid for Cage Warriors gold at Cage Warriors 119 in December. We spoke with Grant about the upcoming fight and past rivalries.

UFC 255 Aftermath: Figueiredo is Invincible

UFC 255 is in the books and it’s time for Aftermath. Let’s see what’s next on the horizon for some of our favorite fighters.

UFC Vegas 15 interview

Martin Day: Spartan Life

Martin Day comes into UFC Vegas 15 ready to die by his sword. In this interview, we talk to Day about his upcoming fight, Hawaii and more!

Yutaka Saito Mikuru Asakura RIZIN 25

Yutaka Saito: Crash the Kingmaking

Yutaka Saito is taking on Mikuru Asakura on RIZIN 25. He looks to crash the kingmaking and claim his stake as the RIZIN featherweight champion.

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Latest Podcast: E164 – Jake Bostwick and Gillian Robertson

On episode 163 of the Fight Library podcast, we have three banding guests. Matthew Bonner of Cage Warriors joins us first followed by Bare Knuckle boxer, Quentin Henry. Finally, Dave Baker is on the show talking UFC Vegas 15.

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UFC Vegas 14 Aftermath: The Return of RDA

UFC Vegas 14 Aftermath is here. In today’s post we look at the winners of some of the fights and see what could be on the horizon for them.

Mikuru Asakura Interview

Mikuru Asakura: The Future Face of RIZIN

Headlining RIZIN 25, we spoke with Mikuru Asakura ahead of his featherweight title fight where he proclaimed with a win he’s to be the next face of RIZIN.

Review: “Combat Sports in the Ancient World” by Michael B. Poliakoff

In today’s review, we talk Combat Sports in the Ancient World by Michael B. Poliakoff.

Eryk Anders: Short Notice, No Problem

Eryk Anders is no stranger to a short notice fight. At UFC Vegas 14, he takes on Antonio Arroyo and looks to get back in the win column.

UFC Vegas 13 Aftermath: Old and Wise Wins Again

Aftermath is back on the website. Time to take a look at UFC Vegas 13 and see what’s next for some of our favorite fighters on the card!

Xiaonan Yan: Brand New Version

Back in action for the first time since the pandemic, Yan Xiaonan is ready to show her improvements to the world at UFC Vegas 13.

The Path To The Olympics: What Must MMA Do To Become An Olympic Recognized Sport?

Mixed martial arts is the next big candidate for the Olympics games. Being the worlds fastest rising sport we take some time and look at what needs to be done to get the sport recognized by the IOC.

The Evolution of Justin Gaethje II

In follow up to our first analysis on Justin Gaethje, we look at what he must do against Khabib to become champion and what he did that shows good signs against Tony Ferguson.

Carlos Mota: 36 Seconds

36 seconds is all Carlos Mota needed in his LFA debut to dispatch of his opponent. Now at 5-0, he’s ready for the next challenge.

Kyle Crutchmer: Fighting and Fatherhood

Kyle Crutchmer is ready to get back to action at Bellator 249. He goes up to another tough challenge but feels he is ready to show the world he has arrived.

Jose Torres: No Place Like Home

Jose Torres has found his home. Finding new life in Brave CF, Shorty is looking for his second win in the new promotion he hopes to lay claim to.

Jack Grant: Man of Violence

Jack Grant makes his return to the Cage Warriors stage at CW115 this weekend. In this interview, we spoke with Grant about COVID, Khabib-Gaethje and much more!

Captain America Vs. Georges St-Pierre: How Performance Enhancing Drugs Helped Cap Cheat

In The Winter Soldier, Captain America took on Georges St-Pierre, the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. In this section, we break down Cap vs. GSP like nobody has ever done before.

Satoru Kitaoka: Warrior’s Way of Life

Satoru Kitaoka gets ready for another trip to the ring at RIZIN 24. He has been a staple of the Japanese MMA community dope some time and looks to make a big statement in his next fight.

Ben Provisor: Wrestling Underground 1

Coming off of his win at Wrestling Underground 1, we spoke with Ben Provisor about his win and his transition to mixed martial arts after his wrestling career concludes with the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

UFC Vegas 9 Aftermath: Overeem Reigns Supreme

UFC Vegas 9 delivered and now it’s time to dive in and take a look at what’s next for some of the fighters on the card. Then we look forward to UFC Vegas 11.

Tyson Nam: The Flyin’ Hawaiian

Tyson Nam returns to action as he takes on Matt Schnell at UFC Vegas 10. In this interview, we speak with Nam about the fight and his ride in the IFC so far.

UFC Vegas 8 Aftermath: Let’s Not Rush Prospects

UFC Vegas 8 Aftermath is here. Let’s take a look at the main and co-main events and see what could be next for the winners and losers. Then, let’s look ahead at UFC Vegas 9!

Alessio Di Chirico: A Cornered Pitbull

Alessio Di Chirico is back in action this weekend at UFC Vegas 8. He is preparing to fight perhaps the biggest fight of his career. In this interview, we speak about his fight, what pandemic training has been like and more.

UFC Vegas 7 Aftermath: Frankie Edgar The Bantamweight

UFC Vegas 7 Aftermath is here. We broke down the fights and looked to what could be next for some of the winners and losers of the card. Also included is a look ahead to UFC Vegas 8.

Akihiro Fujisawa: Japan and Jordans

After his win at ONE Championship: No Surrender II, Akihiro is back on track. With his knockout of Pongsiri Mitsatit, he’s ready for the trials ahead.

Joe Solecki: The Championship Mentality

After a positive COVID-19 year, Joe Solecki is back and ready for the challenge that is Austin Hubbard. In this interview we talk that test, training, and the new breed of MMA fighters.

UFC 252 Aftermath: The Heavyweight GOAT

Aftermath is back with UFC 252 breakdowns and what’s nexts. In addition to that, we are adding a looking forward section to next week’s card!

Dambe: Bringing the African Warrior Spirit To The Entire World

Dambe is one of Africa’s hidden gems when it comes to martial arts. Today, we dive in on the sport that has taken Nigeria by storm and discover what makes it a unique experience.

UFC Vegas 6 Aftermath: Derrick Lewis Bowel Movements

UFC Vegas 6 is here and Aftermath is back in action. Here is what’s next for some of last weekend’s fighters including Lewis, Dariush and more.

Yana Kunitskaya: Training With Santos

Yana Kunitskaya comes into UFC Vegas 6 ready to make a statement. With her secret weapon, Thiago Santos, in the training room, Kunitskaya feels like she’s ready for whatever the fight may bring.

Beneil Dariush: Resurgence

Beneil Dariush is fighting best he’s ever fought. Now with the momentum in his favor, he’s looking at a resurgence in his career.

Alexey Oleinik: 10 More Years

Alexey Oleinik was so kind to speak with us ahead of his main event this weekend against Derrick Lewis. We spoke with him about his career, how much longer he wants to fight, and more.

Scouting Report: Breaking Down Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are getting ready to conclude their trilogy at UFC 252. In today’s post, we broke down the first two fights to see how they played out and how the third could play out as well.

UFC Vegas 5 Aftermath: Brunson Making Moves

UFC Vegas 5 Aftermath is here and it’s time to look at what’s next for some of the fighters we liked on the UFC’s return stateside.

Wellington Turman: The Dark Knight Rises

Wellington Turman is making his return to the octagon after getting his first win in the UFC. Now the 24 year old looks to build momentum and make a name for himself at a young age.

Getting to Know GaryVee: How the Most Ruthless Entrepreneur Will Own the MMA Management Game

MMA has a new player, GaryVee and VaynerSports. The agency announced their entry to the mixed martial arts game. Here’s a post on Gary and what to expect from the mogul’s new venture.

UFC Fight Island 3 Aftermath: Robert Whittaker’s Reminder

UFC Fight Island 3 caps off the Fight Island series of fights. Let’s take a look at what’s next for Robert Whittaker, Khamzat Chimaev and more.

Cass Bell: Bellator’s Return

Cass Bell and Bellator make their return to action this Friday. Bell spoke with us again about his latest fight, training under quarantine and more.

UFC Fight Island 2 Aftermath: No Flukes Here

UFC Fight Island 2 was a banger. It’s now time for Aftermath and to see what could be next for some of the fighters of the card!

Alex Oliveira: Staple of the UFC

Alex Oliveira makes his return to the cage on Fight Island against Peter Sobotta. We spoke with Cowboy in a Q&A and got to know the UFC staple a little more!

Gamzatbek Makaev: Jack of All Trades

Gamzatbek Makaev is the latest in young talent coming from Russia. We spoke with the 20 year old who competes in every martial art presented to him.

UFC 251 Aftermath: Kamaru Usman Boringly Effective

UFC 251 changed divisions as we know it. Now we take a look at what’s next for some of our favorite fighters on the card. UFC 251 Aftermath is here.

Taila Santos: Fight Island Livin’

Taila Santos is getting ready to make her second trip to the UFC’s octagon. She looks to rebound to her first career loss and make a statement against Molly McCann.

Diana Belbita: The Warrior Princess

Diana Belbita is making her second trip to the UFC’s octagon on Fight Island. The Warrior Princess looks to rebound from her loss to Molly McCann. We spoke with her about that fight and more.

Luana Carolina: Consistent and Continuous Improvement

Luana Carolina has made a great run since losing her first career fight. Now on a six fight winning streak, she plans to continue her improvement as a MMA fighter.

UFC Vegas 4 Aftermath: Poirier And Hooker Go to War

UFC Vegas 4 delivered and fans were treated to a fantastic night of fighting capped off by a spectacular main event between Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker.


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