Sunday, July 25, 2021

Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye A goodbye is never easy to say, but this is what I’m going to do right here, right now. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, after three years with Armchair Media Network, I have decided to leave this company—a company that gave me, a scared 26-year-old (at the time) my first job out of college just before Memorial Day—this on a...

OCL 12 preview

OCL 12 kickstarts your MMA weekend this Friday night on Combat Sports Now: Your MMA weekend kick starts this Friday in Newark, OH (near Columbus) as Ohio Combat League returns for its second doubleheader weekend in three months—beginning with OCL 12 from Ohio Events Center at Cherry Valley Hotel. This card takes place about two months following OCL 11, which saw...

TITAN FC 69 preview

Noteworthy: Alan Jouban announced his retirement as a fighter in MMA late Monday—this after besting Jared Gooden (unanimous decision) in November during UFC 255. Jouban intends to pursue a career in broadcasting in the next chapter of his life. All of us at Sports Drink wish him well. Onward to today’s focus: TITAN FC 69: UFC Fight Pass brings you a pair of live MMA...

LFA 107 preview

Noteworthy: Anthony "Rumble" Johnson, who just won in the Bellator MMA World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix over the weekend against Jose Augusto by second-round knockout, was arrested and charged with identity theft stemming from the use of a stolen credit card, a crime police say he committed in 2019. Onward to today’s focus: LFA 107: UFC Fight Pass brings you a pair of...

First look at Nemkov vs. Johnson

The semis are set! With Friday’s result in the co-main event of Bellator 258 (Anthony Johnson over Jose Augusto by second-round knockout), the semifinals of Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Grand Prix are all set. Although no date is officially set for Ryan Bader (28-6) vs. Corey Anderson (15-5) or Vadim Nemkov (14-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (23-6) , these events will take place...

First look at Bader vs. Anderson

The semis are set! With Friday’s result in the co-main event of Bellator 258 (Anthony Johnson over Jose Augusto by second-round knockout), the semifinals of Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Grand Prix are all set. Although no date is officially set for Ryan Bader (28-6) vs. Corey Anderson (15-5) or Vadim Nemkov (14-2) vs. Anthony Johnson (23-6) , these events will take place...

UFC Vegas 26 review

UFC Vegas 26: UFC Vegas 26 (also known as UFC on ESPN 24) took place this evening inside the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas—but the final version of the card had some late alterations to it in the final day before showtime. Fights Called Off: Originally slated to be a 12-fight card, the final version of this event had its slate...

Bellator 258 review

Bellator 258: Bellator returned to live action for the first May card on Friday night, Bellator 258 from the Fightsphere inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. It served as Bellator’s fourth card of 2021 since its April 2 return. Fight Called Off: One fight was withdrawn from the event on Friday, as an anticipated Logan Storley vs. Omar Hussein contest was postponed...

2021 PFL 3 review

2021 PFL 3: The 2021 PFL regular season reached its midpoint Thursday night with 2021 PFL 3, featuring the first chance for Women’s Lightweight and Heavyweight contenders to score points. Fights Called Off: Two fights were postponed from this evening due to withdrawals or fighters being unfit to take to the cage: Denis Goltsov vs. Justin Willis Ali Isaev vs. Hatef Moteli Stoppage...

UFC Vegas 26 preview

UFC Vegas 26: The UFC will return to live action for the first of three successive May weekends, as this Saturday, the UFC Apex will play host to UFC Vegas 26. Live coverage of this 12-fight MMA card will begin at 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+ with the undercard—followed at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+...