UFC 245 is coming to the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday Dec. 14 and the main card is stacked with not one, not two, not four... don't get greedy... but an impressive three title fights. The Women's Bantamweight belt is on the line between champ Amanda Nunes and #1 contender Germaine De Randamie. After that is the Featherweight title bout between champ Max Holloway and #1 contender Alexander Volkanovski. The card is topped off with a battle for the Welterweight strap between champ Kamaru Usman and #2 contender Colby Covington.
So, let's take a closer look at the main card matchups and I'll give my predictions so you can bet your life savings accordingly. Disclaimer: I'm kidding. Please don't do that.
Diamond MMA has compiled a list of items we use and believe in as a go-to reference for holiday shopping for combat sports athletes. From stocking stuffers to full-fledged gifts, this list should give you a good starting point if you're lost on what to buy for someone who participates in combat sports.
We owe a lot to Joe Rogan, as he's been a huge supporter (no pun intended) of Diamond MMA for years. He even managed to crash our original website many years ago with his first shoutout of our products on his show. On a recent show with Greg Fitzsimmons, Joe got into just what he loves about Diamond MMA.
What. A. Night. 57,000+ rowdy fans packed Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, the majority of which were in staunch support of the Oceanian fighters. The UFC record-breaking crowd witnessed a little bit of everything, from submissions to quick knockouts to all-out fisticuffs in what turned out to be a special night that realized a new champion. This post will recap three fights that caught our attention (and everyone else’s, too): Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey, Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa, and Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker.
Nearly two weeks ago, Amir Khan and Terence Crawford entered the eminent ring at Madison Square Garden for their moment of glory, and the conclusion was anything but dignified or desirable.
Crawford, determined to defend his welterweight title, knocked Khan to the mat in round one and by all accounts dominated the following two rounds. Khan seemed to muster a second wind in the fourth and fifth rounds, exchanging blows and landing punches, but then came the disappointment.
Learning a martial art can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding activities you can do. You can spend a lifetime studying a discipline, with always more to be learned and new techniques to be added to your arsenal.
If you’re on the fence as to whether to take up a martial art or not, we’re going to go over 5 top reasons why you should start learning a discipline today.