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Floyd Mayweather Outclasses Conor McGregor 1

Posted on August 28, 2017 by Roland Fuller
Conor McGregor took most of the big hits during his battle with Floyd Mayweather.

Conor McGregor took most of the big hits during his battle with Floyd Mayweather.

Las Vegas’ T-Mobile arena saw Floyd Mayweather surpass Conor McGregor with a tenth round stoppage on Saturday, and win the money spinning super fight, alongside clinching the 50th straight victory of his extraordinary career.

Mayweather Took His Time on Saturday

Mayweather, as a former welterweight boxing champion, emerged from a retirement spanning two years to face the Irish MMA superstar, and took his own sweet time to get the fight started. After the fourth round began, however, his domination was complete.

The end of the fight saw an exhausted McGregor doubled over the ropes and Mayweather landing two hard left hooks, an action which prompted ref Robert Byrd’s intervention, and his call of a technical knockout.

Mayweather Remains Complimentary about McGregor

Mayweather stated that McGregor impressed him, and that the Irishman was far better than he had imagined he would be. He went on to say, however, that although McGregor was a tough competitor, he had been the better man that night.

The Slow Going a Deliberate Move

Mayweather said that he had purposefully taken his time as the match began, since he knew that this would allow him to take full advantage of the fatigue he predicted McGregor would be battling.

In accordance with many of the punters that partook of the online betting NZ and the rest of the world provided, Mayweather was certain that McGregor would be unable to go the distance, and he was proven correct, as the tenth round revealed. Read the rest of this entry →

Why You Need Taekwondo Protection Even When You’re Practicing at Home 2

Posted on July 05, 2017 by Dave Parker

taekwondoWhether you’ve recently started with Taekwondo or you have some experience already, the fact is that you might have noticed that in this sport, protection gear is quite a big deal. When sparring, the chance of getting injured is rather high. That’s why beginners are instructed to get a set consisting of head and chest guards, foot protectors, shin pads, and even groin protectors.

A chest guard is vital because it can protect your most important internal organs. Both headgear and mouthguards are necessary for every sparring session. If you haven’t bought this type of protective gear, you might not know what to look for. The simplest way of going about things is to understand that a good fit can get you out of trouble every time.

That’s why chest protectors have to come with Velcro straps so that you can adjust their fit to a certain extent. Most medium-sized hogu’s are recommended for women, with large and extra-large options being intended mostly for men.

So, why do I need good protective gear even when I kick the bag at home?

It goes without saying that you don’t need all that much protection if you plan to practice on your own. One of the first things you’re going to require is a Taekwondo kicking bag. While some parts of the gear you can do without, there are some essential components that you can’t leave out. Read the rest of this entry →

How Mixed Martial Arts Was Created 9

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Helen Yankovskaya

mma-historyIn recent years we witnessed how new, unique type of sport had been originating. Before it was created, martial arts techniques were divided into striking (box, kickboxing, karate, taekwondo, etc.) and grappling (Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, sambo, judo).

So called “mixed style”, created at the beginning of the 90s, has literally changed the world of sport martial arts and made many fans view their favorite sports from new perspective.

The idea itself isn’t that new. Ancient Greeks created the combat style, called pankration, which was included in the program of ancient Olympiad. It allows using almost any striking or grappling technique. There was long lasting fights in the parterre (where rules allowed using numerous techniques).

But, nevertheless, these competitions weren’t properly organized and some of them (such as pankration or Japanese Middle Age championships) disappeared. At the beginning of the 90s we became closer to answer the question that for a long time kept people wondering. And that question is who is stronger: whale or tiger, bear or lion. Mixed style tournaments and championships tried to answer this question. They began almost simultaneously in different countries.

Betting and MMA

There is a lot of fans of mixed martial arts, and the most experienced of them have found a way to turn a favorite pastime in the way of earnings. When betting on UFC league, you can easily raise capital and warm up the excitement of confrontation of the favorite boxers. With the ability to bet on mixed martial arts, bookmaking offices got a new portion of the gamblers. Bookmakers give attention to the players with the latest news from the world of MMA, making it easier to their customers to make more accurate predictions. Read the rest of this entry →

Mixed Martial Arts 1

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Helen Yankovskaya

MMA-1Mixed Martial Arts is a type of sport combat. Moves from various martial arts are allowed, including kicking and striking. Fighting takes place in the parterre or not. Minimum protective gear is used, that’s a full contact combat. Some of MMA are elimination tournaments and some of them are group tournaments. Mixed form tournaments are also organized.

Every year more than 100 Mixed Martial Arts competitions take place (within the framework of corresponding organizations) such as UFC (USA), “2 Hot 2 Handle” (Netherlands), “Pride” (Japan), Vale Tudo tournaments (Brazil), M-1 (Russia), etc. Countries mentioned above are the world leaders in this type of sport.

The idea to organize fights between representatives of various martial arts was realized in the end of 19th – beginning of 20th centuries. Cross matches became quite popular, for example, box world champion fighting against the champion of another martial art and so on, that was some sort of casino gambling game in which you made bets on the winning martial art. Mostly this type of events was held in casino by their owners, but those fights weren’t regular.

Mixed Martial Arts was eventually formed in 1990s. Certain format tournaments started to open their branches outside their countries of origin. Which led the MMA to the new heights of popularity. For example, European Vale Tudo is a branch of a Brazilian form of combat. Read the rest of this entry →

MMA Fighter “Jon Jones” Might Be A Star Of The First MMA Slots Game By Next Gaming 7

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Biran Hallet

KingoftheCageFor fans of online casino games as well as fans of mixed martial arts or MMA, there is something new that has just been released to the news media. It is pretty exciting in both of these worlds. The news story that was released was released on June 19 of 2015 through PR Newswire.

So what’s the big deal? The news is that one of the biggest organizations for mixed martial arts in the world has made a partnership with one of the biggest casino sites on the Internet and in the world.

More about the partnership
The partnership was made in June 2015 between King of the Cage and Next Gaming. King of the Cage is a mixed martial arts organization or an MMA Organization as some may know it. This organization always promotes the best mixed martial arts games around the world, and people are always tuning in to see the fights that they are providing on their channel. The union created a slots game that is based on King of the Cage.

Connection to Royal Vegas Casino
If this new story is something that interests you, you will be even further interested in the fact that the new slots game will be included in the Royal Vegas gaming arsenal. When we are talking about Royal Vegas, we are talking about the gaming site called Royal Vegas online casino. Read the rest of this entry →

The Best MMA Fighters Of All Time 4

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Andre Smith
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Randy Couture

MMA has grown incredibly over the last few years. The UFC has taken it to new levels, filling arenas across the planet transforming fighters into household names with the likes of former UFC fighter Tito Ortiz being as highly regarded as his boxing namesake Victor Ortiz.

And with the growth of the sport, and the thousands more developing the MMA bug on a regular basis, the arguments as two who’re the best continue to go on. The new breed are fixed on the likes of Jon Jones and Jose Aldo, whilst the veterans of the sport point firmly in the direction of the likes of Fedor Emelianenko.

But who else make up the sport’s elite? We take a look at four of the best ever to grace the octagon…

Anderson Silva
It took Anderson Silva just 49 seconds in the UFC to become the number one contender for the Middleweight title. Walking into the Octagon as an underdog taking on Chris Leben, he kick started, or should we say knee started, a career which would carry him to perhaps the best fighter ever to grace MMA.

The 39-year-old from Sao Paulo holds the longest title defense streak in history with 10 and has dispatched of some of the best in the game including Dan Henderson, Rich Franklin, and Chael Sonnen. Read the rest of this entry →

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