All posts by Al Yu

Strikeforce – Diaz vs. Cyborg: Roger ...

Jan 29, 2011Comments off21 Views

Roger Gracie scored the biggest win over his career Saturday night at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg in San Jose, Calif., defeating Trevor Prangley in the

Chad Mendes Expects the Best Omigawa Ever, ...

Jan 29, 2011Comments off38 Views

Competing in the UFC is a dream for many fighters. Chad Mendes takes the pressure in stride and plans on propelling himself to the

Hong Kong’s LegendFC Looks to Build upon ...

Jan 25, 2011Comments off38 Views

LegendFC has quickly gained a foothold in the Chinese mixed martial arts market, planning a slow, but steady growth in 2011.

UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Mitrione Impres...

Jan 22, 2011Comments off40 Views

Tim Hague fought his way back to the UFC, but Matt Mitrione may have put him on a short leash, TKOing the Canadian in the

UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Pat Barry Bounc...

Jan 22, 2011Comments off29 Views

Pat “HD” Barry rebounded from a tough loss in his last fight and snatched decision victory over the always tough Joey Beltran at UFC Fight

UFC Fight for the Troops 2: DaMarques Johns...

Jan 17, 2011Comments off23 Views

Facing Mike Guymon at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 on Saturday night, DaMarques Johnson knows his back is against the wall, but he's couldn't

Tarec Saffiedine Looks To Steal Tyron Woodl...

Jan 06, 2011Comments off46 Views

Tarec Saffiedine has an opportunity to take his career to the next level Friday night at Strikeforce Challengers 13, where he plans to steal the

Tiequan Zhang To Be First Chinese UFC Fight...

Jan 04, 2011Comments off61 Views

Tiequan Zhang made history when he became the first Chinese fighter to compete in the WEC. Sources close to MMAWeekly.com have confirmed that the

UFC 123 Live Play-By-Play: Mark Munoz vs. A...

Nov 19, 2010Comments off47 Views

UFC 123 play-by-play of Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson in Detroit.

- BELLATOR FIRST, JEFF CURRAN PLANS WEC RET...

Apr 13, 2010Comments off12 Views

Jeff Curran looks to get back on the main stage when he headlines the local portion of Bellator 14 on Thursday night at the Chicago

- JEFF CURRAN: “I AM DONE LOSING̶...

Nov 07, 2009Comments off10 Views

After a very tough stint in the WEC, Jeff Curran is ready to get back into the win column. The Illinois resident makes his

- JEFF CURRAN READY FOR NEXT STEP TO TORRES

Mar 29, 2009Comments off18 Views

Jeff Curran will enter the 135-pound division next Saturday when he faces Joseph Benavidez. That is just the next step for him in his quest

- MIKE MARRELLO CAPTURES XFO TITLE, HAS PLA...

Mar 02, 2009Comments off20 Views

Mike Marrello claimed the XFO heavyweight championship this past weekend. The Team Curran fighter defeated UFC veteran Sherman Pendergarst via split decision...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Jun 01, 2008Comments off24 Views

MMAWeekly.com's Al Yu gives his thoughts on the fledgling MMA career of Kevin Ferguson and the hype machine behind Kimbo Slice ...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

May 27, 2008Comments off69 Views

Al Yu gives his insight into Lyoto Machida's fighting style, his win over Tito Ortiz at UFC 84, and how unappreciated he is ...

Toquinho Excited About Debut At UFC 84

May 20, 2008Comments off33 Views

Brazilian Top Team fighter Rousimar Palhares will realize one of his dreams when he steps into the Octagon with Ivan Salaverry on Saturday at UFC

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Apr 21, 2008Comments off12 Views

Al Yu returns with "A Word from the Asian Sensation..." to take a look at UFC 83, where Georges St. Pierre dominated, Kalib Starnes baffled,

Fedor Topples The Giant In Japan

Dec 31, 2007Comments off72 Views

Fedor Emelianenko finally made his return to the ring, toppling Korean giant Hong Man Choi at Japan's farewell to Pride... Yarennoka ...

A Word From The Asian Sensation…

Dec 29, 2007Comments off11 Views

Al Yu takes a look back at Pride as the New Year's Eve cooperative event, Yarennoka prepares to bid a final farewell to the venerable

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Oct 22, 2007Comments off11 Views

In his latest editorial, Al Yu asks why, with a 24-3 professional record, does Tim Sylvia seem to lack the respect of the fans, and

- IN WITH THE OLD AT K-1 ELIMINATION IN SEO...

Sep 29, 2007Comments off20 Views

K-1 held its World Grand Prix Final Elimination in Seoul on Saturday, qualifying eight fighters for December's World Grand Prix Final. ...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION… [UPDAT...

Aug 27, 2007Comments off17 Views

[UPDATED WITH RETRACTION] Al Yu gives his take on Randy Couture's recent domination of Gabriel Gonzaga, and Renato "Babalu" Sobral's unsportsmanlike display at the end

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Aug 09, 2007Comments off16 Views

In his latest editorial, Al Yu takes a look a K-1's weight classification changes, steroids, and a hot new prospect out of Korea...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Jul 09, 2007Comments off15 Views

Al Yu takes a look at this past weekend's UFC 73 "Stacked" fight card and the future of lightweight champ Sean Sherk...

Cavalcante Looks To Impress In L.A.

Jun 01, 2007Comments off29 Views

This Saturday, K-1 will make its first foray into the U.S. MMA market. One of the fighters scheduled to compete is K-1 Hero's 2006

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Jun 01, 2007Comments off18 Views

Al Yu takes a look at K-1's first major foray into the U.S. marketplace and their high attendance expectations...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Apr 24, 2007Comments off11 Views

Al Yu takes a look at a month of upsets in the UFC and the movement by Shooto to bring more lighter weight fighters to

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Mar 30, 2007Comments off17 Views

In his latest column, Al Yu takes a look back and a look forward following the Fertitta brothers' acquisition of Pride Fighting Championships...

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Feb 26, 2007Comments off16 Views

In "A Word from the Asian Sensation..." Al Yu takes a look at this past weekend's Pride show, K-1 Hero's coming to the United States,

- A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION…

Jan 27, 2007Comments off17 Views

Al Yu gives his thoughts on the Akiyama/Sakuraba scandal and the emerging world of tournaments in Japan...