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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (18th January)

The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

UFC 

UFC Fight Night Chiesa vs. Magny

We’re being blessed by the MMA gods this week. Following the amazing match up between Holloway and Kattar last week we’ve got the remaining two cards of the triple header week coming at us quick, starting with UFC Fight Night Chiesa vs. Magny on the Wednesday the 20th. The full card is below, but we’re looking forward to the matchup between Lerone Murphy and Douglas Silva de Andrade the most. We might be slightly biased as a UK based site, but Lerone is an undefeated UK prospect with a great back story (he was literally shot in the face once) and is taking on a game opponent in what has potential to be a banger.

Full Card:

Michael Chiesa vs. Neil Magny

Warlley Alves vs. Mounir Lazzez

Ike Villaneuva vs. Vinicius Moreira 

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo

Matthew Christopher Schnell vs. Tyson Nam

Lerone Murphy vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor

It’s the return of the Mac. Love him or hate him nothing quite builds hype and attention for a fight card than Conor being part of it. This time he’s taking on perennial contender, dangerous fighter and all round great guy Dustin Poirier in a rematch of the 2014 match up that saw McGregor’s hand being raised after just one minute and forty six seconds. Both fighters have developed since that first fight, and Conor has been taking long stretches away from the sport so it’s going to be interesting to see if Conor can fulfil his prediction of a KO within 60 seconds. While we’re keen to see the result of the main event we’re probably most looking forward to seeing Dan Hooker welcome three-time Bellator champ Michael Chandler to the UFC – we’re always keen to see how champions from other organisations cross over into the UFC, and with Chandler tipped as a last minute replacement for the Khabib vs. Gaethje match up a win for Hooker would see him positioned well for a run at the title.

Full Card:

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood

Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas

ONE Championship 

Adding to the packed week of fights, ONE Championship will be delivering the goods on Friday with Unbreakable, where we see Alaverdi Ramazanov vs Capitan Petchyindee Academy, with Capitan challenging for the bantamweight kickboxing title. The rest of the card looks solid, but we can’t help but be excited for that main event and the clash of elite striking between the Babyface Killer and Capitan – who ended his last ONE bout, with the equally elite Petchtanong Banchamek, in just six seconds. 

Full Card:

Alaverdi Ramazanov vs. Capitan Petchyindee Academy (Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title)

Shinya Aoki vs. James Nakashima

Rade Opacic vs. Bruno Susano (heavyweight kickboxing)

Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Gadzhimurad Abdulaev

Meng Bo vs. Samara Santos

Namiki Kawahara vs. Lio Adiwang

Bellator 

Still nothing on Bellator’s events pages yet. Their website is still stuck on the 1st of January event (still listed as TBA vs TBA). We’ll keep checking in and let you know when their events start dropping!

Invicta FC

Still nothing scheduled from Invicta Fc since their last event on the 20th of November. Hopefully we can get some news from them soon.

What fights are you most looking forward to seeing? What events will you be tuning in to watch? Let us know in the comments! 

What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

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The following article was submitted by Freelance writer Jennifer Maxwell.

Boxing is an athletic activity that has been known to knock out a tooth or two, according to WBN10. For anyone seeking to take part in martial arts and physical activities—especially boxing—it’s critical to be aware of how it may affect your dental health. Normally, boxers would make use of a mouthguard. That being said, it’s important to know how it protects you and what sort of common dental issues does it keep you safe from? 

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How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

Let’s be real for a second – nobody wants to be the person at whose gloves stink out the whole gym. We’ll be going over a couple of the steps which you can take to make sure your gloves are always clean and fresh, and avoid any possible hygiene issues (or worse – bad smells).

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (11th January)

The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Returning to Running After a Training Break

Returning to Running After a Training Break

Gyms may still be shut and the country locked down (at least here in the UK) but with the vaccine rollout underway there’s some light starting to show at the end of the tunnel. We know many of you might have found ways to keep training throughout the pandemic, you might have started working on improving other aspects of your training or, like us, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on the sofa watching movies.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (4th January)

The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai

Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai

With shows like ONE Championship putting Muay Thai, a martial art with a long and storied history, at the centre of some seriously high profile events they’ve given Muay Thai a platform and reach that it’s never really achieved before. At FQ we love ONE Championship, and we’re incredibly pleased to see our favourite martial art reach so many new fans, and fighters get rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their training, but it’s easy to see that some of the traditions that go alongside it might get pushed to one side, or be seen but not understood. We want to do our part to help people new to Muay Thai to understand the significance of some of what they see in big shows like ONE, and what they might encounter if they branch out and watch Muay Thai from different promotions!

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (21st December)

The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

When buying boxing gloves, the brand you buy definitely matters. Almost all established fight gear brands who sell boxing gloves will have developed their own distinct style and create their gloves in completely different ways. Before looking into it though, you need to determine what sort of budget you have and what you’re going to be using that pair of gloves for.

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The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events for the Week (14th December)

The Fight Calendar: Upcoming Events

We’re all counting down the days until we get to see some more action and it can be a challenge to keep track of what events are coming up. We’ve taken a look at the calendars for some of the major organisations for this week and put them together for you, so you can plan out your weeks viewing! 

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What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

Whether you’ve been training for a while, or are just considering taking it up, you’ll no doubt have noticed that not all boxing gloves are the same. There’s actually more variation than you would expect, and each style of glove has its own uses. Here’s a quick run-down on most of the styles of boxing glove you may come across.

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Want to Win Yourself a Pair of Focus Mitts?

Want to Win Yourself a Pair of Focus Mitts?

We’re always happy to help when it comes to picking out fight gear – our whole brand came from not being satisfied with the quality of reviews that were done on fight products and we’ve rapidly grown a huge list of reviewed products. We regularly get messages from readers asking questions or looking for advice on what gear would be right for them.

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Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage Guns. We’re sure you’ve seen them all over Instagram recently, with fighters working over their legs or shoulders with a machine that looks like a weird combo between a hairdryer and pneumatic drill. They rapidly pulse in and out, drumming against the muscle and causing a rippling effect to provide a type of percussive massage that’s meant to aid recovery or prepare you for a hard session. But are they just another fitness fad with limited evidence supporting their use (like an altitude training mask) or is there real science backing up their use?

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FQ’s 2020 Christmas Gift List

FQ's 2020 Christmas Gift List

It’s nearly that time of year again, when you have to struggle to think of what christmas present you’re going to buy for the fighter in your life (or add to your own christmas list!). As always, everyone at FQ has your back and we’ve put together the ultimate fighters christmas gift list full of things we want to ask Santa for. These are roughly put into a price order (high-low) and, while we’ve included examples, we’ve not personally tested all of the products on this list!

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Our Five Favourite Fighters From the One Championship Roster

Our Five Favourite Fighters From the One Championship Roster

We’re big fans of One Championship here at FQ, and we’ve put together a list of our five favourite fighters. If you haven’t already heard of them then make sure you keep an eye one them – you won’t regret it!

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