BAMMA (UK) Partners With KIX TV to broadcast across Asia & Hong Kong
January 20, 2014 - Europe's flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a new television partnership with Asia's premier action entertainment channel KIX, operated by Celestial Tiger Entertainment. The deal will see BAMMA events now broadcast across Asia on KIX and KIX HD in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Belcher Draws Alkitbe In Jiu-Jitsu Tourney
The brackets have been revealed for the upcoming Copa Podio heavyweight (98kg/189.6 lbs.) jiu-jitsu tournament, scheduled for Feb. 1, 2014 inside the Botafogo Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pitting Alan Belcher against Faisal Alkitbe.
Keith Kizer Resigns as Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director
Keith Kizer has resigned from his position as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.
The NAC announced Kizer’s resignation via email on Friday evening, according to multiple reports. Kizer will take a position with the Nevada Attorney General’s office after his resignation takes effect on Jan. 27.
The commission does not yet have a replacement for Kizer, but a search is expected to begin immediately. Kizer was appointed as executive director of the NAC in 2006 after previously serving in the attorney general’s office beginning in 2001.
AKA's Bob Cook: Aaron Pico is greatest MMA prospect I've ever seen
When looking back at historical figures when it comes to those who may have been champions in mixed martial arts, if such a sport existed in another generation, one name many people will always bring up is Danny Hodge. Hodge, now 81, who the Hodge Trophy for both the best high school (Junior Hodge Trophy) and college wrestler are named after, is currently the chairman of the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. That means he's frequently regulating MMA events in the state...
The BANG Effect: A Statistical Look at 2013's Most Improved MMA Team - DATABOMB
An unlikely new coaching star, Duane “Bang” Ludwig has surged to the forefront of the competitive MMA coaching landscape after a fortuitous change of scenery. Ludwig is the obvious candidate for 2013's “MMA Coach of the Year,” and few would question this, despite little fan awareness of his coaching prowess just one year ago.
Ludwig certainly had a tough 2012 that included three consecutive UFC losses, each one by first-round stoppage, the last of which added a fight-ending and career-threatening knee injury to the insult. But almost immediately after beginning the lengthy rehabilitation process, Ludwig got an unexpected phone call from Urijah Faber, and the creator of the Bang Muay Thai system suddenly migrated from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado to Sacramento, California.