Folayang eyes ONE Championship title fight with Lee

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 06:02:39 +0000

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN The ONE Championship flagship event “ONE: Surrender” has been set on July 31 and Team Lakay’s Eduard “The Landslide”  Folayang is just one of those fighters raring to return to the Circle. “This is a good news for me and all the athletes, because finally the event is already starting to […]

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ONE Championship CEO announces July 31 return

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 07:55:49 +0000

By JAN CARLO ANOLIN     Action inside the Circle is back as ONE Championship returns on July 31, CEO Chatri Sityodtong said Friday. Sityodtong announced the recent development on Facebook, kicking off the promotion’s flagship event titled ONE: Surrender in Thailand. The event is set in a closed-door, audience-free stadium in response to coronavirus […]

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Female boxer positive for COVID-19, will miss Tuesday’s fight

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 04:56:30 +0000

Boxer Mikaela Mayer tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss her scheduled junior lightweight bout on Tuesday against Helen Joseph. The 10-round bout was scheduled to be one of the featured fights on the Top Rank card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayer, who turns 30 next month, made the announcement […]

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UFC star Conor McGregor retires again

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 08:58:36 +0000

LONDON (AFP) – Mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport yesterday. The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture of the Irishman with his mother, Margaret. ‘’Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from […]

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UFC brings sport back to Las Vegas

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 23:32:56 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ‒ Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts card. As in the UFC’s recent live events from Florida there were no fans in attendance at the UFC Apex and social […]

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UFC vows strict COVID-19 test for May 30 event

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 23:40:23 +0000

Testing by the UFC for COVID-19 will come with more stringent guidelines ahead of this weekend’s event in Las Vegas. UFC sent a memo, released by, to fighters who will compete May 30 in Las Vegas at UFC Apex Arena, part of UFC headquarters, outlining the more detailed and stricter protocol in place in […]

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MTK Global, KHK Sports join forces to boost combat sports

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 11:22:56 +0000

MTK Global, KHK Sports and BRAVE Combat Federation have joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership to bring combat sports to the next level. The partnership will allow MTK Global to bring the biggest fights to the Middle East along with international broadcasters such as ESPN in the US (who have never broadcast from the Kingdom […]

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White: UFC ‘a go’ for Las Vegas on May 30

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 02:30:22 +0000

A UFC card on May 30 in Las Vegas is “a go,” UFC president Dana White texted to the Las Vegas Review-Journal early Wednesday. The event, headlined by former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley opposing Gilbert Burns, would be held at UFC’s Apex facility with no fans in attendance. According to the newspaper, the card had […]

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‘Thunder Kid’ Adiwang gets shot at ONE title

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 05:57:43 +0000

Rising ONE Championship strawweight prospect Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is one of the most exciting athletes in his division. With a knack for scoring highlight-reel finishes, and electrifying huge crowds with his fan-pleasing style, Adiwang has captivated audiences in his time inside the ONE Circle. The ONE Warrior Series (OWS) product earned a six-figure contract […]

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Wrestling, MMA enjoy huge online viewership

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 04:52:58 +0000

The year 2019 was a fantastic year for professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, particularly in the realm of online video viewership. The latest statistics released by leading independent global data and online video analytics provider, Tubular Labs, showed end-users and consumers gravitated more towards combat sports and martial arts content, compared to other sports. […]

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