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! 

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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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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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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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 are the rules of an MMA fight?

What are the rules of an MMA fight?

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Max, a writer from Speak MMA.

MMA is a rapidly growing sport, and is often touted as the fastest growing sport in the world. With this growth has come a lot of evolution in the rules of the sport. As mixed martial arts grew its audience and began being broadcast as a legitimate sport on TV, it needed a proper set of rules to govern itself.

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FQ’s Early Predictions For The UFC Fight Of The Year

FQ's Early Predictions For The UFC Fight Of The Year

Fight of the Year is always a hotly debated topic, with many entertaining fights being suggested as deserving the top spot. With the end of 2019 rapidly approaching, we wanted to suggest our nominations (so far) for the best fights – here are our three favourites

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UFC London (Fight Night 147) Weigh-ins and Predictions

UFC London kicks off today and is set to be a explosive night of fights! The undercard is slated to begin at 5pm GMT (1pm ET), followed by the main card at 8pm GMT (4pm ET). Seeing as it’s in our backyard Fight Quality have been following proceedings – the other day we went along to the open workouts and got some self defence tips from Jorge Masvidal.

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Five UFC Fights That We Want To See In 2019

Five UFC Fights That We Want To See In 2019

We saw quite a few big UFC moments in 2018, big wins, upsets, and champions being toppled as well as fighter trades, controversy, and dolly’s being thrown through bus windows. But as we’re heading deeper into 2019 Fight Quality is starting to think of the fight’s that we want to see happen before the end of the year.

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Film Review – Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

Film Review – Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

Recently released on Netflix, Conor McGregor: Notorious is the ‘fly on the wall’ style biographical film about the life of the Notorious Irishman, following his career from fighting in small shows to taking on Nate Diaz in the UFC. Featuring training footage, behind the scenes locker room footage and clips from his fights and interviews it charts the remarkable rise of the most well known UFC fighter to date.

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Five Essential Apps For Any MMA Fan

Five Essential Apps For Any MMA Fan

The odds are that if you’re reading this article you’re an MMA fan, and we’re willing to bet that the majority of you are reading this on a smartphone right now. Here at FQ we want to make sure you’re getting the most of out your fight gear, but we also want you to get the most out of the device you’re holding in your hand right now. The list below is our five favourite MMA apps which will keep you up to date on everything MMA.

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5 of the Best Submissions in UFC History

5 of the Best Submissions in UFC History

We often feel that BJJ doesn’t get the credit it’s due when it comes to MMA – a lot of casual fans don’t appreciate the sheer technical ability that goes into submissions and how difficult it can be to secure the tap, especially when the person you’re trying to control is trying to punch you in the face.

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Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

If you’ve ever found yourself in a Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA or Muay Thai gym, then there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen the imposing line of heavy bags hanging along the edge of the room. Often worn on the outside, but still standing up to the regular punishment, waiting for you to give it your hardest shot.

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Everyone Loves An Underdog – 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

Everyone Loves An Underdog - 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

Everyone loves an underdog. It’s the basis of hundreds of ‘one man against an army’ style movies, and is especially relevant for fighting. Who doesn’t like stories about the guy who’s already been written off coming out of nowhere and stealing the show? Fight Quality always roots for the underdog, and for exactly this reason we’ve listed five of our favourite upsets from UFC history for you to enjoy:

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The Best Kickboxers in the UFC

The Best Kickboxers in the UFC

Many people view the striking side of MMA as the most exciting, the combination of elite striking, small gloves and hard strikes regularly result in spectacular, highlight reel knockouts. Since the UFC first rose to prominence as the most popular MMA promotion the level of striking ability has continued to improve. It’s no longer enough to be a wrestler who can wing a few haymakers, striking needs to be precise and deadly.

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Worst Weight Misses In UFC History

Worst Weight Misses In UFC History

Following up from our recent article about techniques for cutting weight, we’ve decided to take a look at the unsuccessful side of weight cutting – the guys who fail to reach that magic number. Below we’ve listed five of the biggest misses in the UFC, highlighting fighters who have, or definitely should consider, moving up a weight class.

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