‘MMA saved my life’: “bad guy” Mike Davis talks to us about his delinquent past and his rise to UFC spotlight.

Mike walking out to a fight.

In one of the most gruesome beatdowns of 2019, rising UFC star, Mike Davis, caught the attention of the entire MMA roster at UFC: Tampa, Florida. After defeating Thomas Gifford via KO in the third round with a masterful, yet gruelling performance. However, one night was decisive in changing around what

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr II Preview

“I’m going to whoop him” Anthony Joshua is straight to the point in his verdict. He is no doubt of what he intends to do to Andy Ruiz as he prepares for his rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on the 7th of December. Their first fight was at the Mecca of Entertainment, Madison

Podcast: Cash of the dunes: Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr.

  I'm joined by Jake Jones, the head of combat sport on SportsGazette as well as Saif Ahmad, a professional filmmaker from Saudi Arabia and guest speaker Richard Lenton, an award-winning sports broadcaster and presenter who has worked for newspapers and edited magazines. We'll be talking about the fight taking place

In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles by Donald McRae – A Review

As someone who has grown up in a Northern Ireland post the Good Friday Agreement, I have been told and taught the dreadful tales of the Troubles. I knew that sport had suffered from the violent landscape which Ulster found itself in. But I knew very little about the positive influence which

The trouble with boxing: Untangling the key moral arguments that continue to threaten the sport’s reputation

“The hardest of sports will be asking once again if the game is worth the candle. Quite a few of us who have been involved with it most of our lives share the doubts.” These are the words of late sportswriter, Hugh McIlvanney, after witnessing the fatal injuries suffered by Welsh

Spanish judoka Ana Perez Box on Olympic ticket: “Hard work has its rewards”

Ana Perez Box has a ticket for her first Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo in 2020 but is still wary. “I see the date is near, but far away too.” she says. She can’t have a better coach than former professional judoka, Sugoi Uriarte who has gone to the Olympics himself

Bellator London review and results: Michael ‘Venom’ Page wins in emphatic fashion with highlight reel KO.

Bellator MMA returned to London tonight at the SSE Arena, Wembley. This was an event that saw 18 professional bouts take place. Take a look below at our overview of the event. PRELIMS: Charlotte McIntyre vs Josie Blaber – McIntyre by TKO (punches) – 2:00 of Round 2 McIntyre got off to a

Retired Judoka Sugoi Uriarte States That Judo Is Not A Minority Sport

During an interview with the Sports Gazette, Sugoi Uriarte proudly announced that “judo is the reigning martial art.” This sport has made him European Champion, he was runner-up for the World Championship and was awarded an Olympic diploma in London 2012, and it has been part of his life since

Lithuanian prospect and LFA Light-heavyweight champion Julius Anglickas signs for Bellator MMA.

Julius sparring or boxing

It was reported earlier this month that the Legacy Fighting Alliance’s (LFA) light-heavyweight champion Julius Anglickas, has taken the next step up in his career by signing with the UFC’s arch-rival, Bellator MMA. The Lithuanian-born fighter has put pen to paper on a four-fight deal that sees him placed into a hard-hitting division

“You mean I get permission to punch my mum in the face every day? I love it!” A look at Cory McKenna’s incredible journey so far

Cast your mind back to when you were 19 years old — what were you doing? I was ‘studying’ during my first year at university, though my thoughts were largely dominated by going out and all the other external factors that enter a teenager’s brain. Cory McKenna goes against the stereotypes