MMA
LAS VEGAS - Deiveson Figueiredo stopped Alex Perez with a guillotine choke in the first round at UFC 255 on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), defending his men's flyweight championship for the first time.Valentina Shevchenko defended the UFC women' ...
Nov 22, 2020
MMA
RENE Catalan scored a stunning first round TKO win over former strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.It was a convincing win for the 40-year-old strawweight contender, unleashing ...
Mar 9, 2019
MMA
ASK and you shall receive.Danny Kingad will get his wish to meet the division's bests as he puts himself in line for the big fights in the upcoming Flyweight Grand Prix.The 23-year-old sensation turned back Tatsumitsu ...
Jan 26, 2019
MMA
ADRIANO Moraes wrested the ONE flyweight championship as he ended his trilogy against Geje Eustaquio with a stunning victory in the main event of ONE: Hero's Ascent on Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Igorot warrior displayed his ...
Jan 25, 2019
MMA
LAS VEGAS - The UFC is creating a new division for 125-pound women, and its first champion will be crowned during the upcoming season of the promotion's long-running reality television show.The UFC announced plans for a women' ...
May 4, 2017
FEARSOME as Roman Gonzales may be, the team of Donnie Nietes has long held the notion the Nicaraguan warrior is always beatable.And Srisaket Sor Rungvisai proved them right after scoring a stunning majority decision against Gonzales to wrest the World Boxing ...
Mar 25, 2017
DONNIE Nietes felt at home right away as a flyweight and indicated he'll likely stay in the division despite the recent decision of Juan Estrada to relinquish his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) titles.The 34-year- ...
Sep 26, 2016
DONNIE Nietes hardly showed trouble moving up in weight as he easily dispatched former world champion Edgar Sosa in his flyweight debut Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.Nietes was dominant throughout the 12-round match, gamely ...
Sep 25, 2016
DONNIE 'Ahas' Nietes is set to leave for the U.S. Saturday for the second part of his training as he formally begins his foray in the flyweight division.Nietes will be accompanied by trainers Edito and Edmund Villamor along with fellow ...
Aug 18, 2016
BACOLOD CITY - World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes contends he's ready to go up in weight and face flyweight king Juan Francisco Estrada right away.The 34-year-old Filipino believes he can give the WBO flyweight title ...
May 29, 2016
MMA
HE is only in his early 20s, yet Ernesto Montilla Jr. feels lucky to have lived this long after those wild teenage days as a self-confessed drunkard.The 22-year-old Filipino mixed martial artist insisted those days are behind him ...
Nov 14, 2014
How many times have we counted out Brian Viloria?The first time came in 2001, when Viloria turned pro with decision win over Filipino Ben Escobia. Viloria injured his hand in his very first paid contest and not a few attributed the ...
Jul 31, 2014
NOW that he's officially fighting as a flyweight, former world champion John Riel Casimero wants no less than a piece of the best the division can offer.The 24-year-old native of Ormoc City expressed his desire to vie for ...
May 5, 2014
MMA
THE recent departure of Pacific X-Treme Combat flyweight champion Louis Smolka has opened the door for Ale Cali to reclaim the belt faster than he imagined.Cali, the pride of Davao, was supposed to embark on a long road to redemption ...
Mar 28, 2014
BRIAN Viloria arrived in the country early Saturday morning almost a week after becoming the world flyweight unified champion following his stirring knockout victory over Mexican Hernan `Tyson' Marquez at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.The champion's entourage ...
Nov 24, 2012
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