James Goyder

FIGHTLAND

Meet Korea's Adaptive (and Undefeated) MMA Fighter

We spoke with Won Jun Jang about what inspired him to pursue his mixed martial arts dreams.
James Goyder
12.1.15
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Holly Holm and a History of Strikers Smashing Grapplers in the UFC

The boxing of Holly Holm trumped the Judo of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 but it wasn’t the first time that a striker has outclassed a grappler in the Octagon. Here are five more fights where ground fighters or wrestlers got beaten by stand up specialists...
James Goyder
11.16.15
FIGHTLAND

Two Top Thai Fighters to Collide in Kunlun Tournament

Buakaw Banchamek versus Yodsaenklai Fairtex is the talk of the Muay Thai and kickboxing worlds.
James Goyder
11.13.15
FIGHTLAND

Rizin’s NYE Card is Taking Shape But Fedor Saga Drags On

More details are emerging about the fight card for the Rizin FF New Year’s Eve extravaganza but the identity of Fedor’s opponent remains a mystery.
James Goyder
11.9.15
FIGHTLAND

Is Lack of Opportunities for Lighter Fighters Hindering MMA's Global Growth?

The UFC’s lightest weightclass is notoriously unpopular. Does the lack of opportunities for smaller fighters make it harder for the sport to catch on in some countries?
James Goyder
10.27.15
FIGHTLAND

Meet the MMA Fighter Who Risked Torture and Death to Flee North Korea

Park Il Choong was born in North Korea but he decided to risk his life in order to cross the border and pursue his martial arts dreams.
James Goyder
10.21.15
FIGHTLAND

Dongi Yang Determined to Make the Most of Surprise Second UFC Chance

It's a long, hard road for fighters who get cut from the UFC. Dongi Yang is one of the few to successfully make that journey and his reward is a fight in his native country on November 24th.
James Goyder
10.16.15
FIGHTLAND

Shinya Aoki Talks New Year’s Eve Catchweight Contest With Kazushi Sakuraba

The Baka Survivor is on an eight-fight win streak, and training in Singapore, ahead of his upcoming fight against the MMA legend in Saitama Super Arena.
James Goyder
10.13.15
FIGHTLAND

Life After Banishment: Will Chope Is the Busiest Fighter in Asia

After being thrown out of the UFC, Will Chope has been fighting every other week and has travelled as far as Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines in order to make a living.
James Goyder
10.9.15
FIGHTLAND

Sakakibara's MMA Promotion Has a Name but Still No Word on Fedor's Opponent

Rizin Fighting Federation, the new promotion launched by former Pride executive Nobuyuki Sakakibara, still has plenty of questions to answer after today’s press conference.
James Goyder
10.8.15
FIGHTLAND

Top Bantamweights From Thailand and the Philippines to Clash in World Title Match

The long running boxing rivalry between the Philippines and Thailand continues.
James Goyder
10.1.15
FIGHTLAND

Is Soccer Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Using Taekwondo to Score Goals?

The Swedish striker (and Taekwondo black belt) is renowned for his gravity defying goals and could be the first soccer player to successfully employ martial arts techniques on the pitch.
James Goyder
9.25.15
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