Mark Sanderson shares his thoughts on an explosive night of mixed martial arts at UFC 229 -
25 years in, October 6th and the UFC saw what was arguably the biggest night of its young life, but for all the wrong reasons. Terminating in the fourth round via submission, the Khabib vs McGregor fight finished in a shambles that could set back MMA and its ambitions for credibility in the sanitised world, countless years.
October 20th sees the launch of Neck Strength Masterclass, a new strength and conditioning programme designed from the ground up for combat sports athletes.
The programme, released under Sexton's 'Combat Sports Clinic' brand, takes a new look at existing methods for neck strength training and introduces sport-specific drills for grappling and striking arts.
Sexton is no stranger to neck issues, having suffered two serious neck...
Jade Jones and Lauren Williams led the way for GB Taekwondo at the World Grand Prix in Manchester. Each defeating all before them to claim Gold medals among an impressive GB tally of five.
Double Olympic Gold Medalist Jade Jones and former Kickboxing Champion Lauren Williams both took the top step, whilst Bianca Walkden and Damon Sansum each lost out in their respective finals to take Silver. Bradley Sinden claimed the record e...
Elijah Everill's red hot form continued at the WAKO Bristol Open where he took Gold in the Grand Champion division at the Bristol Open. Chris Aston was also back on the top step after his recent return to the mats following injury.
Team Allstars member Elijah Everill defeated Italian Davide Guffanti in the Grand Final, with Tyreeke Pierre and Robert Cuffe completing the podium with Bronze Medals.
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix is coming to Manchester from October 19th - 21st, and Team GB have announced a squad of 16 fighters #kickingforglory.
Olympic champion Jade Jones and World Champion Bianca Walkden head the team which will be harboring hopes of a home medal haul. Jones and Walkden each won the overall last year with heavyweight Walkden unbeaten in the 2017 series.
Bianca Walkden has claimed silver and bronze me...
Kickboxing clubs from across the country once again descended on the George H Carnall Center in Manchester, as Chris Boughey's NWCKB hosted their third Combat League tournament at the end of September.
Fighters from some of the top kickboxing teams in the UK went to head to head, including squads from Alex Barrowman's BCKA, Luke Burks X Martial Arts, Dean Imbusch's UFMA and Ian Hollet's Hurricane squad.
GB Judo will take an eight-strong team to the 2018 IBSA World Judo Championships in Odivelas, Portugal from 16 – 18 November.
The team includes five judoka with Paralympic Games experience: Natalie Greenhough (-70kg), Daniel Powell (-81kg), Chris Skelley (-100kg), Jack Hodgson (+100kg) and two-time Paralympic medallist Sam Ingram (-100kg).
Elijah Everill continued his fine run of form at the Flanders Cup in Belgium, part of the WAKO World Kickboxing Series. Representing the allstars team, Everill claimed an incredible 3 Gold medals, with a further Bronze medal in the open grand championship.
British fighter Everill beat Dominik Meyer from Germany in the -69KG Point Fighting category, and defeated Italian Vincenzo Sivero to win his second title, this time moving u...