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Photos: Weili Zhang training in Bangtao, Thailand ahead of UFC title bout
Photos: Weili Zhang training in Bangtao, Thailand ahead of UFC title bout
Phuket has always been a popular draw for professional fighters, with its beautiful beaches, world class Muay Thai and the growing amount of high level MMA gyms on the island. Among those is Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA, which has quickly grown to be among the top destination gyms in the region. Spearheaded by head […]
Photos: First look at UFC 261 Venum champion fight kits
Photos: First look at UFC 261 Venum champion fight kits
After a multi-year deal with Reebok expired the UFC picked Venum to be their new official supplier of UFC fight kits. The new Venum apparel got its Octagon debut at UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland earlier this month. However, this weekend will be the first time a Venum champion fight kit will ever be […]
Photo Vault: Joe Louis raises a fist to Hitler
Photo Vault: Joe Louis raises a fist to Hitler
For today’s Photo Vault picture we are traveling back to the 1940s, where we’ll find the most iconic combat sport athlete of the era: Joseph Louis Barrow aka Joe Louis, the ‘Brown Bomber’. The photograph above is by an unknown photographer and is part of the Bettmann Archive. It was taken on January 6, 1942. […]
Photo Vault: Russian Hercules and circus wrestlers of the 1900s
Photo Vault: Russian Hercules and circus wrestlers of the 1900s
Both professional wrestling and mixed martial arts can trace their lineages through the circuses and carnivals that took place on piers and in big tops throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was there were audiences were delighted by larger than life characters showing off feats of strength and skill in a combative contest […]
Photo Vault: Vaudevillian Jiu-Jitsu
Photo Vault: Vaudevillian Jiu-Jitsu
For today’s Photo Vault entry we are traveling back to the early 1900s with an image that captures both the art of Vaudeville and juijitsu. The above image was taken by Alexander Bassano and was originally published in the magazine Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung (BIZ) in 1907. It shows French Vaudeville star Gaby Deslys in a […]
Photo Vault: Slim sumo wrestlers
Photo Vault: Slim sumo wrestlers
Sumo wrestling is thought to date back to prehistoric times; wall paintings suggest it evolved from ritual harvest dances. Centuries of Japanese art has followed depicting the sport of sumo, highlighting each generations most famous rikishi. The wrestlers celebrated on those classic woodblocks are, more often than not, big boys. The abundance of supersized heroes […]
Road FC 40 Photos: Torres, 7 others advance in tournament, Mighty Mo defends
Road FC 40 Photos: Torres, 7 others advance in tournament, Mighty Mo defends
Road FC 40 played host to the opening round of their $1 million lightweight tournament. The event, which had a mix of upsets and impressive finishes, saw 8 fighters advance to the quarter finals of the lucrative event. Tournament front runners in Ronys Torres, Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui all won their contests, while other […]
Road FC 40: $1 million lightweight tournament – Weigh in results and photos
Road FC 40: $1 million lightweight tournament – Weigh in results and photos
Road FC’s 40th major event on Saturday is going to be one of their deepest cards ever. The South Korea-based promotion will begin their $1 million lightweight tournament on the card, and will also have an open-weight championship headlining the event. Even UFC vet and former Road FC champion Riki Fukuda has been relegated to […]
Photos: Tonon and Palhares entertain at Polaris 3
Photos: Tonon and Palhares entertain at Polaris 3
Polaris 3 was one of the most memorable nights in the history of grappling. In the main event of the show, American grappling sensation Garry Tonon took on UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares. While Palhares and Tonon ended up going the distance, the fight had a number of exciting moments, namely numerous heel hook battles and […]
Polaris 3 weigh-in gallery: Tonon and Palhares on target for main event
Polaris 3 weigh-in gallery: Tonon and Palhares on target for main event
It is full steam ahead for Polaris 3 as all their athletes made weight this afternoon, including headliners Rousimar Palhares and Garry Tonon, as well as the co-main eventers AJ Agazarm and former UFC contender Jake Shields. While the main event has attracted much anticipation, Palhares and Tonon have remained cordial throughout the build-up to […]
Photos: Legacy Gym, a hidden gem by the beaches of Boracay
Photos: Legacy Gym, a hidden gem by the beaches of Boracay
Boracay, Philippines. It’s been ranked as the best island in the world, with its powder white sand, and calm, crystal clear waters. It’s been long considered as one of the top destinations for vacations, weddings, and night life events, drawing countless tourists from all over the world. Apart from its pristine beach, the island also […]
Photos: Alistair Overeem hosts public workout in Manila
Photos: Alistair Overeem hosts public workout in Manila
Alistair Overeem was in the Philippines this past week to promote the upcoming UFC: Manila event, and part of his extensive media tour was a public workout in front of thousands of fans. BloodyElbow.com was on deck at the SM Megamall Event Center and seen above are photos from the event. Photos were taken by […]
Photos: Pinoy Pride 30: Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes Gallery – Part 2
Photos: Pinoy Pride 30: Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes Gallery – Part 2
Two of the Philippines’ top boxing stars in Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes took home big wins at the historic Araneta Coliseum on Saturday night. BloodyElbow.com was on deck for Pinoy Pride 30, and seen above is our second photo gallery from the event. Donaire outclassed William Prado in just two rounds, while Nietes successfully […]
Photos: Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes take big wins at Pinoy Pride 30
Photos: Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes take big wins at Pinoy Pride 30
Two of the Philippines’ top boxing stars in Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes took home big wins at the historic Araneta Coliseum on Saturday night. BloodyElbow.com was on deck for Pinoy Pride 30, and seen above is our first photo gallery from the event. Donaire outclassed William Prado in just two rounds, while Nietes successfully […]
Photos: WBO champ Donnie Nietes and teammates train for Pinoy Pride 30
Photos: WBO champ Donnie Nietes and teammates train for Pinoy Pride 30
Pinoy Pride 30 happens on Saturday, March 28 at the historic Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines. The card dubbed as ‘D-Day: Donnie and Donaire’ will feature two of the country’s biggest boxing stars in Nonito Donaire and Donnie Nietes. Nietes (34-1-4) holds top billing as he looks to defend his WBO World Light Flyweight title […]
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Weigh-In Results and Photo Gallery
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Weigh-In Results and Photo Gallery
Saturday morning in Macau, Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri stepped on the scales in front of a large crowd at the the Cotai Arena. The future hall-of-famer in Pacquiao weighed in comfortably at 143.8, while Algieri missed the catchweight mark of 144 lbs on his first attempt. Algieri needed to shed an extra .2 lbs, […]
Photos: Manny Pacquiao’s final workout before Chris Algieri bout in Macau
Photos: Manny Pacquiao’s final workout before Chris Algieri bout in Macau
Fight night is approaching and Manny Pacquiao is finishing up his final few training sessions before his highly anticipated bout against Chris Algieri this weekend. The Filipino boxing superstar worked out at the Top Rank gym in the Venetian Macao Hotel along side the other Freddie Roach coached fighters on the PPV card. Check above […]
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Photos: Pre-fight press conference and face offs
Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Photos: Pre-fight press conference and face offs
The Venetian Ballroom in Macau was host to a pre-fight press conference on Thursday evening to promote the upcoming boxing title bout between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. Among the attendees were the two headliners, along with the PPV card fighters Zou Shiming, Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym, Vasyl Lomachenko, Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo, Antonio DeMarco and Jessie Vargas. Bob […]
Photos: Carlos Condit draws thousands of fans in the Philippines, targets UFC return on early 2015
Photos: Carlos Condit draws thousands of fans in the Philippines, targets UFC return on early 2015
During his downtime from rehabbing his knee injuries, Carlos Condit had a 3-day press tour in the Philippines which was capped off with a public workout and a meet and greet session at the Trinoma Activity Center. It was a simple demonstration where the former UFC and WEC welterweight champion hit the pads and did […]
Asian MMA: URCC 25 Results and Photo Gallery
Asian MMA: URCC 25 Results and Photo Gallery
The URCC, one of Asia’s longest running promotions, hosted their 25th major event on Thursday night in Manila. In the main event, Andrew Benibe defeated Reysaldo Transmonte during the waning seconds of the 5th and final round of their title clash. With the victory, Benibe erased a previous split decision loss to Transmonte, and claimed […]
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UFC: Macau Photo Gallery Part 2: Prelims, Special Guests, and Ring Girls
UFC: Macau Photo Gallery Part 2: Prelims, Special Guests, and Ring Girls
During the preliminary card of UFC: Macau, top Japanese prospect Yuta Sasaki shined during his MMA debut, showcasing crisp striking and highly impressive grappling acumen as he quickly submitted a fellow Judo black belt in Roland Delorme. Also making his mark during his UFC debut, was Hong Kong’s Alberto Mina, knocking out King of Pancrase […]
UFC: Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le Photos: Main Card from Macau
UFC: Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le Photos: Main Card from Macau
Michael Bisping busted up Cung Le for several minutes until finishing him in the 4th round of their middleweight headliner at UFC: Macau. Le fought valiantly, but in the end he was simply outclassed standing and was left battered and bloodied up after almost 19 minutes of action. The co-feature that night was Tyron Woodley […]
UFC: Macau Weigh In Results and Photos: Michael Bisping 186, Cung Le 185
UFC: Macau Weigh In Results and Photos: Michael Bisping 186, Cung Le 185
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le happened at the Cotai Arena in Macau, and the event went without a hitch as all 20 fighters made their contracted limits. Headliners Michael Bisping and Cung Le both made the middleweight limit, coming in at 186 and 185 lbs respectively, and they followed by jawing at […]
UFC Fight Night: Macau Open Workout and Red Carpet Photo Gallery
UFC Fight Night: Macau Open Workout and Red Carpet Photo Gallery
Thursday in Macau, the UFC hosted an open workout at the Venetian Hotel to promote the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le card this weekend. Among the participants working out in front of the Chinese crowd included Cung Le, Dong Hyun Kim, Tyron Woodley, Elizabeth Phillips, Milana Dudieva, along with the TUF: China featherweight […]
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