LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick Diaz also lost his first mixed martial arts fight in nearly seven years, declining to […]
Two Barrie fighters are heading to Venice, Italy to represent Team Canada in K-1 kickboxing. Taylor Malynyk and Chase Drossos are both competing at the 2021 WAKO World Championship from Oct. 15-24.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nick Diaz is a 38-year-old mixed martial artist who hasn’t competed in nearly seven years and hasn’t won a fight in a decade. He is also the biggest star on the card and the most compelling reason to watch UFC 266. That’s not an indictment of Alexander Volkanovski or Valentina Shevchenko, […]
Red Jade is an international chain of martial arts schools. Known for their high quality of authentic teaching styles. Shifu Neil Ripski started as a young kid with a simple interest in martial arts. In 1986, he took a martial arts class at a local gym and found a passion.
All it took was one class for Neil Ripski to fall in love with martial arts. Starting at the early age of 11, he began training as a martial artist and hasn’t stopped yet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya’s return to the ring will have to wait after the fighter said he tested positive for COVID-19. The 48-year-old De La Hoya was scheduled to fight on Sept. 11 against former MMA fighter Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view event at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It would […]
When you meet Kim Saechao, a 31-year-old West Michigan wife and mother of four small children—two girls and two boys, the youngest of whom are twins—you might not immediately realize you’re looking at an MMA boxer.
After five years of baseball, 11-year-old Mason Deas began Jiu-Jitsu last September.
TOKYO (AP) — Afghan athlete Zakia Khudadadi got her chance to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday. Khudadadi, one to two Afghans participating in the Paralympics, lost her first-round match in taekwondo in the 44-49-kilogram weight class to Ziyodakhon Isakova of Uzbekistan 17-12. She also dropped a losers’ bracket match against Viktoriia Marchuk of […]
Insert Photo: Heather Hardman PAMA.jpgCaption: AC/DC is Heather’s go to band to get amped upInsert Photo: Heather Hardman Grad Photo 2.jpgCaption: Class of 2021This month Applewood Living is proud to introduce you to local athlete Heather Hardman! Heather is eighteen years old and graduated from Colorado Preparatory Academy this past spring. She presented the valedictorian address and was a member of the National Honor Society (NHS).