Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, working primarily with Bloody Elbow, with past contributions as a writer and photographer for SB Nation and MMA Fighting as well. His previous work outside of Vox Media also appeared in mainstream media outlets in the Philippines such as ABS-CBN and The Manila Bulletin. Anton has also fought professionally in Muay Thai, and has amateur bouts in both MMA and kickboxing.

‘Dudes he’s fighting don’t want to fight!’ – Pros react to Jake Paul’s first round KO of Andre August
'Dudes he's fighting don't want to fight!' - Pros react to Jake Paul's first round KO of August
Check out how fighters reacted to Jake Paul vs. Andre August.
UFC 296 fight cancelled due to pneumonia just days before event
Garry vs. Luque cancelled just days before UFC 296
UFC 296 had a last minute fight cancellation after Ian Garry fell ill.
Likely UFC payouts for 90 of the biggest MMA stars and champions revealed – Full list
Payouts for 90 of the biggest UFC stars revealed - Full list
Here's the full list of UFC payouts that Bloody Elbow has uncovered for 90 fighters such as Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, and more.
UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5: Rodriguez and Fowler both win big, call out Gordon Ryan – Full BJJ results, highlights
UFC FPI 5: Rodriguez and Fowler both win big, call out Gordon Ryan
Join us on Sunday for excellent BJJ action at UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5.
Emails and texts reveal UFC negotiation tactics, Dana White celebrating ‘cut throat’ and ‘nasty’ moves
Leaked emails, texts reveal UFC negotiation tactics, White celebrating 'cut throat nasty' moves
Bloody Elbow has obtained dozens of emails and text messages from top UFC executives.
IBJJF No Gi World Championship 2023: Ffion Davies and Roberto Jimenez shine – Full BJJ results, video highlights
Ffion Davies and Roberto Jimenez shine at IBJJF No Gi World Championships
Join us for live results and highlights of the 2023 IBJJF No Gi World Championships.
CSAC boss endorses Power Slap amidst lack of UFC events, neurologist claims ‘no red flags’ in safety
CSAC endorses Power Slap amidst lack of UFC events, neurologist claims 'no red flags' in safety
Will licensing Power Slap lead to more UFC events in California? A CSAC exec admits to wanting the "additional revenue."
UPDATED: Likely payouts for Nick and Nate Diaz, nearly 50 UFC stars and champs revealed – Exclusive
UPDATED: Payouts for Diaz bros, nearly 50 UFC stars, champs revealed
In Part 3 of our deep dive into lawsuit documents, the likely UFC payouts for 49 more stars have been revealed, including PPV draws like Nick and Nate Diaz, female champs, and some of their most tenured fighters ever.
WNO 21: Mica Galvao puts on a show, Tainan Dalpra shines in no gi – Full BJJ results, recap, video highlights
WNO 21 results, highlights: Mica puts on a show, Tainan shines in no gi
Even with Gordon Ryan out, WNO 21 still has a stacked card topped with three title fights and several BJJ stars.
BJJ star Gordon Ryan pulls out of WNO 21 and UFC FPI 5: ‘I won’t be competing until next year’
Gordon Ryan pulls out of WNO, UFC FPI: I won't compete until 2024
Gordon Ryan has withdrawn from even more BJJ competitions.
ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials awards 5 more slots for ADCC 2024 – Full BJJ results, video highlights
Results: ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials awards 5 more slots for 2024
Join us for live results and highlights of ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials.
Revgear S5 boxing gloves, no gi apparel review: OG MMA brand still innovating decades later
Revgear gloves, no gi apparel review: OG MMA brand still innovating
Anton Tabuena tested Revgear's S5 boxing gloves, rashguards, spats, and a pretty cool looking gi textured duffel bag.
ONE Championship’s financial ‘runway expected to expire’ in 2024, more staff laid off – Report
ONE's financial 'runway expected to expire' in 2024, more staff laid off
Qatari investors are reportedly "embarrassed" of their involvement with ONE Championship, who might just need more funding soon.
IBJJF Crown: Tainan Dalpra and Fellipe Andrew crowned after tournament wins – Full BJJ results, video highlights
IBJJF Crown results, video: Tainan Dalpra and Fellipe Andrew crowned
Join us Sunday for a new professional gi event: The IBJJF Crown.
2 female UFC fighters, coach involved in ugly brawl before event; Ailin Perez still wins UFC bout after – Updated
2 UFC fighters, coach involved in ugly brawl before event; Ailin Perez still wins bout — UPDATED
More details have emerged as Ailin Perez, Joselyn Edwards, and a coach were reportedly in a brawl at the UFC PI before the event.
Exclusive: Likely payouts for 33 UFC champions revealed from lawsuit documents – Updated
UPDATED: Payouts for 33 UFC champions revealed
33 former UFC champions' full payouts have likely been uncovered in part 2 of Bloody Elbow's deep dive into lawsuit documents.
The Rock wanted to join PRIDE FC in 1997? Pro wrestling experts debunk his MMA claims
The Rock wanted to fight in PRIDE in 1997? Pro wrestling experts debunk his claims
The Rock fighting in PRIDE FC? Pro-wrestling experts have debunked Dwanye Johnson's curios MMA claims.
Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk moved to new date; Joshua and Wilder both booked as replacements in Saudi Arabia
Fury-Usyk moved to new date; Joshua and Wilder both booked as replacements in Saudi
Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk gets a new date, and Saudi Arabia is now funding a super card for the old one.
Duck? Israel Adesanya declines Alex Pereira’s offer for light heavyweight title fight after UFC 295 – Updated
Duck? Adesanya declines Pereira's offer for LHW title fight - Updated
Israel Adesanya reacted to UFC 295, and would like you to believe that he already ended the rivalry against Alex Pereira.
UFC 295 results and post-fight analysis: Alex Pereira is a two-division champion in just 7 fights
UFC 295 post-fight analysis: Pereira is a two-division champion in just 7 fights
Anton Tabuena breaks down the key bouts from UFC 295, and the title bout between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira.
Payouts for top UFC stars like Conor McGregor, Jon Jones revealed in lawsuit documents – Updated
Exclusive: Payouts for several top UFC stars revealed in lawsuit documents - UPDATED
Bloody Elbow has obtained purse details for several top UFC stars and champions like Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, and many more.
TKO warns UFC antitrust lawsuit and Vince McMahon are ‘risks’ to their lucrative business
TKO warns UFC lawsuit and Vince McMahon are 'risks' to lucrative business
TKO has listed Vince McMahon position and the UFC lawsuit as two factors that can hurt their business.
UFC lawsuit: ‘Darth Vader’ Dana White threatened rival MMA promoter
Lawsuit: 'Darth Vader' Dana White threatened Scott Coker
According to UFC lawsuit documents, Dana White threatened Strikeforce officials to convince them to sell.
Polaris 26: Craig Jones subs Meerschaert, Molly McCann wins – Full BJJ results, video highlights
Polaris 26: Craig Jones subs Meerschaert, McCann wins
Join us live for Polaris 26, which will feature Craig Jones and other BJJ stars, along with two UFC fighters in Gerald Meerschaert and Molly McCann.
Francis Ngannou robbed? Several boxing and MMA legends disagree with Tyson Fury’s split decision win
Several boxing and MMA legends disagree with Fury-Ngannou split decision
Several boxing and MMA champions weighed in on the controversial Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou decision.
‘Mission complete’ – Jon Jones gets surgery; doctor says UFC champ could return sooner than 8 months
'Mission complete' - Jones gets surgery; doctor says he could return sooner than 8 months
A surgeon says UFC champ Jon Jones could make a full recovery much shorter than the 8-month estimate they gave.
Naoya Inoue guns for history: Undisputed unification vs Filipino champ adds to big year ender for boxing
Inoue's undisputed unification vs Filipino champ adds to big year ender for boxing
The Naoya Inoue vs. Marlon Tapales undisputed title unification could set the Japanese boxing superstar up for a new record.
‘I volunteer as tribute’ – MMA world reacts to cancelled Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic fight from UFC 295
'I volunteer as tribute' - MMA world reacts to cancelled Jones-Miocic fight
This is how social media reacted to Jon Jones' injury and the big changes at UFC 295.
UFC books Gordon Ryan in replacement BJJ main event for Georges St-Pierre
With GSP out, UFC books Gordon Ryan in replacement BJJ main event
UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has been forced out, and they're bringing BJJ star Gordon Ryan in.
Khabib explains why he wasn’t in Islam Makhachev’s corner at UFC 294
Khabib explains why he wasn't in Islam Makhachev's corner at UFC 294
Khabib Nurmagomedov explained why he wasn't in Islam Makhachev's corner at UFC 294.