All posts by Mick Hammond

Jay Hieron Riding Momentum Into Bellator We...

May 07, 2011Comments off201 Views

After more than a yearlong break, Jay Hieron is excited to be fighting for the third time two months when he steps in the cage

20-Second KO Proves Vladdy Matyushenko Inte...

May 06, 2011Comments off2043 Views

A 20-second knockout of Jason Brilz at UFC 129 lifted Vladimir Matyushenko's Octagon record to 4-1 since returning in 2009, proving that he's still a

Someone Forgot To Tell Antonio McKee That H...

Apr 29, 2011Comments off242 Views

Officials on Monday announced that Drew Fickett and Hermes Franca would fight for the MFC lightweight title. It seems someone forgot to inform MFC lightweight

M-1 Global Champion Shamil Zavurov’s ...

Apr 27, 2011Comments off163 Views

M-1 Global welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov knows that every defense of his belt defines his role as champion. He relies on a solid work ethic

Yasubey Enomoto Excited for Last Minute M-1...

Apr 26, 2011Comments off190 Views

Yasubey Enomoto may be getting the call at the last minute, but he's excited for the opportunity to fight for M-1 welterweight championship, planning to

Jason Brilz Won’t Pull Any Punches at...

Apr 25, 2011Comments off234 Views

Jason Brilz is the type of fighter to leave his heart in the Octagon: win, lose, or draw. He's not going to start playing it

Righting His Ship, Vinny Magalhaes Shooting...

Apr 24, 2011Comments off317 Views

Working hard to get his win-loss record up to snuff, TUF 8 alum Vinny Magalhaes has strung together three-straight wins, earning a shot at the

Trainer Neil Melanson Doesn’t Want Ra...

Apr 23, 2011Comments off475 Views

In the midst of a busy year, trainer Neil Melanson doesn't want his charge, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, to go the distance with

UFC Vet Andrei Semenov Returns at Thursday&...

Apr 23, 2011Comments off396 Views

A veteran of the UFC and Pride, Andrei Semenov begins his mixed martial arts return in his old stomping grounds, the M-1 Challenge, against fellow

UFC Vet Luigi Fioravanti Making Most of Mov...

Apr 18, 2011Comments off313 Views

UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti is making the most of a recent move up in weight to 185 pounds. He faces a tough test in fellow

MFC Champ Douglas Lima Believes Win Over Te...

Apr 16, 2011Comments off310 Views

To the surprise of many, MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima floored UFC vet Terry Martin in the opening moments of their recent bout. As far

Ring of Fire Title is Colorado Fighter Chri...

Apr 15, 2011Comments off551 Views

At 35 years of age, Colorado fighter Chris Holland knows he has a narrow window of opportunity. That's why he sees his challenge of Ring

Grudge Fighter Chaun Sims Plans Breakout Ag...

Apr 15, 2011Comments off339 Views

Grudge Training Center fighter Chaun Sims feels he made some great strides in 2010. At Ring of Fire 40 in Denver on Saturday night, he

Grudge Fighter Jason Lee Ready For Next Ste...

Apr 12, 2011Comments off460 Views

Having already won two professional fights heading into the April 16 Ring of Fire show, 2010 ATO Amateur of the Year fighter Jason “Dragon” Lee

Ring of Fire Champ Michelle Blalock: Intens...

Apr 11, 2011Comments off571 Views

Already in her mid-30's, Ring of Fire Young Guns champion Michelle Blalock makes up for her late start with intensity. The undefeated champ hopes to

MFC Champion Ryan Jimmo Just Trying To Earn...

Apr 08, 2011Comments off303 Views

As much as things have changed for Ryan Jimmo since winning the MFC light heavyweight championship in February, the promotion's top 205-pounder tries just as

UFC Vet Terry Martin Gunning For Title at M...

Apr 07, 2011Comments off368 Views

Terry Martin has resurrected his career as a welterweight. He intends to show that he still has his infamous firepower at the lower weight in

Don’t Miss Marcus Davis’ “...

Apr 07, 2011Comments off188 Views

UFC veteran Marcus Davis may have hit a rough patch lately, but don't miss his "Not Yet Going to an Old Folks Home" tour, when

Vitor Belfort Protégé Cesar Ferreira Set ...

Apr 06, 2011Comments off587 Views

Vitor Belfort protégé Cesar Ferreira is set to take advantage of his U.S. debut at Ring of Fire 40 next week in Denver. He'll face

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Gegard Mousasi Sees Keith Jardine as a UFC ...

Apr 06, 2011Comments off369 Views

Gegard Mousasi sees Keith Jardine as a gauge of sorts in comparing himself to UFC fighters, heading into their Strikeforce showdown on Saturday night. He

Strikeforce’s Gegard Mousasi: Olympic...

Apr 01, 2011Comments off393 Views

After having captured multiple titles in Dream and Strikeforce, along with a recent win over K-1 heavyweight champion Kyotaro, it doesn’t seem like there could

Strikeforce Challengers: Justin Wilcox Has ...

Apr 01, 2011Comments off247 Views

Strikeforce Challengers main eventer Justin Wilcox has his eyes on the prize... a world title. But first he'll have to get past Rodrigo Damm on

Aaron Rosa Not Impressed by Bobby Lashley, ...

Mar 31, 2011Comments off389 Views

Coming off of his victory over Abe Wagner at last week's Titan FC 17, Aaron Rosa says he's not overly impressed by main eventer Bobby

James Krause Plans More of the Same After 4...

Mar 31, 2011Comments off326 Views

After 41-second knockout of Nathan Schut, James Krause intends more of the same as he works his way back to the big leagues.

Strikeforce Challengers: Josh Thornburg Wan...

Mar 30, 2011Comments off390 Views

Josh Thornburg wants to follow in the footsteps of his teammates: the Diaz Brothers, Jake Shields, and Gilbert Melendez. He doesn't want a one-time shot

Strikeforce Challengers: James Terry Taking...

Mar 29, 2011Comments off315 Views

Cung Le welterweight James Terry is proving that he’s the kind of fighter that can face adversity and come out stronger on the other side.

M-1’s Evgeni Kogan on M-1 Challenge S...

Mar 25, 2011Comments off359 Views

M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan recently spoke to MMAWeekly.com about the debut of M-1 Challenge on Showtime, Zuffa's acquisition of Strikeforce, and Fedor

M-1 Champion Artiom Damkovsky Plans To Leav...

Mar 25, 2011Comments off208 Views

M-1 lightweight champion Artiom Damkovsky rebounded for a career year in 2010. He plans to build on it in 2011, starting with a breakout performance

Jose Figueroa Has Nothing But M-1 Champions...

Mar 24, 2011Comments off882 Views

For American Top Team fighter Jose Figueroa, he can see nothing else but taking home the M-1 lightweight championship on Friday night.

TUF Lessons Learned, Vinny Magalhaes Prepar...

Mar 23, 2011Comments off344 Views

Vinny Magalhaes' time on "The Ultimate Fighter" didn't go at all as anticipated. Having learned some TUF lessons in the UFC, Magalhaes has turned things