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MMA Platinum Gloves begins its second season on March 29 at The Sports Arena in St. James.
Here's a look at the latest fight card. More details and tickets available at mmaplatinumgloves.com.
Prince Uchegbu vs. Stephen Pritchett
Rufat Abbasov vs. Nick Fiore
Danny Ochart vs. Punhan Guliyev
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Most of those who complain about the judging in mixed martial arts don't necessarily understand the nuances of it. Even fighters and trainers may not get appreciate the subtleties that go into determining who won a fight and who didn't.
(Insert disclaimer here: This is not to absolve all judges from making some horrible decisions, since there are quite a few examples of that out there.)
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The matchup of Ronda Rousey, an Olympic judo bronze medalist, against Sara McMann, an Olympic wrestling silver medalist, is intriguing on a number of levels.
But, for the moment, let's take a look at the shrewd timing of its occurrence -- UFC 170 on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas.
Yes, the fight comes about eight weeks after Rousey last defended her women's bantamweight title against Miesha Tate...Read more »
Not long ago, women fighting inside the UFC's octagon seemed like the most far-fetched concept in the male-driven world of mixed martial arts. Heck, the president of the organization even said as much.
And there Dana White was on Wednesday, on a conference call, announcing that the UFC would be expanding its women's division to now include strawweights (115 pounds).
Invicta FC, an all-female...Read more »
Barb Honchak defends her flyweight title against Leslie Smith at Invicta 7 this Saturday.
Here's an impressive 25-minute "Road to" video that introduces you to both fighters.
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The MMA community on Twitter had its share of commentary Saturday night after Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate provided host Jon Anik with one of the more awkward interviews you'll see on TV.
Rousey then turned back into her charming self Monday night during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Below are both interviews.
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Hard to really understand the point of staredowns beyond photo ops and content creation for video players.
Alas, here's the video of the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate staredown from the "TUF" 18 final episode.
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Here's the fight card for the first round of the MMA Platinum Gloves amateur tournament on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge.
Stuart Gordon (1-0) vs. Zac Rosado (0-0)
Steven Haynes (0-1) vs. Ricky Pigatti (0-0)
Salvatore Dicristo (0-0) vs. Jude Paulemon (0-0)
Nick Fiore (0-0) vs. Alexander Capogna (0-0)
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New York Fight Exchance will host its first amateur MMA event on Friday (Oct. 4) at the Amazura Concert Hall in Jamaica, Queens.
Nine Long Islanders will be featured on the card, which is sanctioned by the WKA. NYFE's Facebook page says the event includes "full ground and pound" rules.
Here's the fight card:
Jerome Mickle 8-0-0, 170 lbs from MMA University,...Read more »
Raquel Pennington, a contestant on the current season of "The Ultimate Fighter," talks about what it's like to be a gay fighter and the struggles she faced telling her family.
Watch the clip embedded below.
Video: Being a gay athlete
(Newsday's app and mobile users can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Cq1yMxqyk)...Read more »