Ben Askren is Set to Shake Up the UFC Former ONE and Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, has been semi-retired for a while. But it seems like a new era is being ushered in for the world of MMA and it is starting to look a bit more like other major sports. However, in this … Read moreBen Askren is Set to Shake Up the UFC as a New Era Begins
Why Rousey Is A Perfect Fit For The Hall Of Fame It was announced at the UFC 225 pay-per-view event recently that the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, is to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The ceremony is set to take place on July 5th at The Pearl in Las … Read moreWhy Rousey Is A Perfect Fit For The Hall Of Fame
UFC 225 pits Australian, Robert Whittaker, against Cuban, Yoel Romero, in the middleweight title bout. Whittaker intends to defend his title and also happens to be the first UFC champion from Australia or New Zealand. Since moving up in weight class from the welterweight division, he boasts a seven-match win streak as a middleweight, which … Read moreLet’s Get Ready to Rematch: Whittaker vs. Romero
The UFC will have a St Patrick’s day Fight Night 127 at the O2 Arena in London, England, this Saturday. Fabricio Werdum will face off against Alexander Volkov in the main event. Online MMA betting odds show Werdum having an advantage, with an average of +169.17 to Werdum’s -205 (numbers averaged over several betting platforms). … Read moreWerdum-Volkov Card Makes for Compelling Matchup
Ferguson Wants Dana White To Make A Decision About Conor McGregor UFC President Dana White is playing a dangerous game with his fighters by refusing to say if Conor McGregor, who hasn’t defended his belt or fought in the UFC for over a year, has been stripped of his lightweight title. By refusing to elaborate … Read moreFerguson Wants Dana White To Make A Decision About Conor McGregor
The Best UFC Talent in 2018 The UFC enjoyed a hugely successful 2017 with more fans tuning in than ever before. MMA is also on the rise and is rapidly growing in popularity with people around the world. So, it’s no surprise that everybody is wondering just what 2018 has in store. There were some … Read moreThe best up and coming UFC talent that we will see in 2018
Lyoto Machida is considered one of the greatest light heavyweights in UFC history. He held the light heavyweight title briefly, before losing it to fellow Brazilian, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, in 2010. After being unable to regain the light heavyweight belt, Machida dropped to middleweight, where he has been fighting since. With only a few days … Read moreLyoto Machida Ready to Make Return to Octagon After Two Year Absence
After breaking the bank in his fight against boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather Jr, there has been a lot of speculation about Conor McGregor’s plans for the future. This is why we haven’t seen Conor McGregor betting odds for his next MMA fight. Over the weekend UFC president, Dana White, gave McGregor fans a reason to … Read moreDana White Wants Conor McGregor to Fight Tony Ferguson Next
The highly anticipated bout between Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar will have to wait, as many fans have called upon the fighters to square it out in the Octagon. Brock Lesnar, the ex-UFC heavyweight titleholder, is still in WWE with an ongoing contract. That could delay the preparations and setting of the date for the … Read moreJon Jones vs Brock Lesnar Matchup Will Have to Wait
One of the first pro fighters to step through the AKA Thailand doors, Jeff ‘Machine’ Huang has always put his heart and soul into his fight career. As a top contender at ONE Championship, he will step into the cage once again to take on Agilan Thani in Kuala Lumpur tonight(Feb 10th)! Check out this mini-doc to learn more about the man they call “The Machine”!
Mike Swick, along with partners Joe Iozzi and Steve Wilson, in partnership with Paradise Beach, just launched Primal FC. The first event, ‘Dark Moon Rising‘, will be on March 24, 2017. All fights are MMA rules and will take place in a cage. The venue is outdoors right on the sand of Paradise Beach. It is one … Read moreMike Swick Launches Primal FC In Phuket Thailand
After many years of interviews, Mike Swick and Ariel Helwani switch seats. Former UFC fighter Mike Swick, reporting now for MikeSwick.com, turns the tables and becomes the interviewer. Swick now asks the leading MMA journalist some important questions. Ariel Helwani gets candid real quick, with Mike Swick. Interview Part 2: The Brock Lesnar thing. Did … Read moreMike Swick Interviews Ariel Helwani Part 2
On Saturday March 4th 2017, we will see the highly anticipated rematch of Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Their first bout, which took place at UFC 205 on November 12th, was ruled a majority draw and was filled with controversy. Initially it was Tyron Woodley that was announced as the winner, but then they re-announced … Read moreWoodley vs. Thompson By The Numbers – UFC 209
You may have seen the beautiful Gina Rodriguez showing off her stunning new body on the Golden Globes red carpet last night. What you may not know is where Gina and boyfriend Joe Locicero have been for the last month, working on it. Before attending the Golden Globes (where she was nominated for best actress in a television series), Gina escaped to Thailand. She spent the entire month of December training at the AKA Thailand super gym on the island of Phuket.
Gina is no beginner when it comes to fight training and has trained boxing for many years. Her father was a boxing referee and he taught her how to box, beginning at a young age. The love of training has stuck with her thorough the years. So when it was time to get away and get into shape, she chose Thailand as the place to do it.
The trip wasn’t just about training, however. The couple received the grand tour of Phuket by AKA’s very own Mike Swick.
“It was great to see how happy Gina and Joe were, here in Thailand. I took them to see all the cool excursions and they still hardly ever missed a training session. Gina trains really hard, takes it very serious, and Joe is already quite experienced as a fighter. He almost took a fight here actually, but it fell through at the last minute. Was really fun hanging out with them both!”
Check Out Gina’s Awesome Muay Thai Training And Thailand Trip Highlight Video:
Check out the trailer for her hit film, Deepwater Horizon: