ONE: Empower: First All-women Fight Card

ONE Championship, Asia's premier mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, and kickboxing promotion, is hosting its first ever all-women event. ONE: Empower will feature 8 bouts, with its headliner act being a Strawweight championship bout between current champion Xiong Jing Nan and 8x BJJ world champion Michelle Nicolini. This event will…


Yuri Simoes Loses In MMA Debut Via Unanimous Decision

Decorated BJJ legend, Yuri Simoes, suffered a loss in his MMA debut with One Championship. His opponent was Chinese veteran fighter, Fan Rong, who defeated him via unanimous decision. This event (titled "Inside The Matrix III") was held on 13 November 2020 in Singapore. The story was the same for…


Is BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) Effective In MMA?

Yes, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is effective in mixed martial arts (MMA). However, with the continued development of MMA and the rise of other disciplines, BJJ seems to have fallen out of favor in modern-day MMA competitions (we will use the Ultimate Fighting Championship as reference). There are several reasons which…


Are Leglocks Effective In MMA and Street Fights?

Leglocks are statistically rare in MMA and for good reason. Entries into leglock positions usually mean sacrificing (top) positions that generally offer better control and striking ability. Also, certain leglock positions would leave you exposed to strikes. Moreover, some leglocks (in particular the Heel Hook) have the potential to inflict…


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