Jenny Liou Shriver is now an Invicta FC signed fighter, and on top of that, she will be in the upcoming Invicta FC 9 event on November 1st fighting against Jamie Moyle. Shriver has a 2-0 record whereas Moyle has a 0-0 record. Moyle won her Invicta FC contract through a Las Vegas Tuff-N-Uff amateur tournament. Though this will be her first pro-fight, Moyle looks pretty solid, which means this will be one heck of [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM I was thrilled when the Invicta FC 8 date was announced, but I was especially excited to be able to support some the Asian American women that were on the card, among them the headliner Waterson and the newly Invicta-signed Jinh Yu Frey. This whole event was really great, and such a deal with the UFC Fight Pass. It was cool to see that Frey would be fighting [...] Continue »
While he jokes about possible endorsements in the above video, Jeremy Lin revealed in a recent interview that he turned down millions in endorsements during Linsanity. The reason? He wanted to focus on basketball. You might think “no big deal,” but he says that the endorsement money would have been bigger than his salary, including his upcoming $14 million dollar season. Lin says in that interview that he has been given a talent by God, [...] Continue »
Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM The last fight Michelle Waterson had was at Invicta FC 5 in April of 2013, when she won the Atomweight Championship belt from Jessica Penne. Nearly a year and a half later, she was finally able to defend her belt against Yasuko Tamada from Japan. What was vividly clear to everyone right away at the weigh-ins and the moment Waterson stepped into the cage was that within the [...] Continue »
Former IBA and WBO Superbantamweight Boxing Champion Ana Julaton has started fighting MMA professionally this year. Not only is she a boxer, but she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and kenpo Karate. She follows well known boxer Holly Holm to do MMA. After signing with Asian MMA promotion OneFC, she won her debut match in Manila on May 2,2014, defeating Egyption kickboxer Aya-Saeid Saber. She lost by split decision on August 29, [...] Continue »
We already know that Jeremy Lin has a good sense of humor (see Jeremy Lin reads mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jeremy Lin dunking on his Mom, and wishing her “happy birthday”). We also know Madame Tussauds SF has immortalized him with a wax figure. So Jeremy pretended to be a statue and hilarity ensued. Back in 2011, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu did the same prank. via Bleacher Report
“Karate Clerk” Mayura Dissanayake recently showed his skills in the MMA ring by knocking out Jaime Garcia in 18 seconds. A video of the match is below. When I watched it, I felt sorry for Garcia. This was an amateur match, but Dissanayake has 3 pro fights of experience. Dissanayake has been given an offer to join well known MMA gym Black House.
So my favorite ring-girl-turned-cage-fighter Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson is up to battle Yasuko Tamada from Japan in all women’s pro-MMA promotion Invicta FC 8 tonight, Saturday Sept 6 at Kansas City. Waterson is 5′ 3″ with a pro MMA record of 11 wins and 3 losses. Tamada is 5′ with a pro MMA record of 15 wins and 8 losses. Waterson was originally a striker, coming from a karate and muay thai background, but [...] Continue »
Current Los Angeles Lakers NBA player Jeremy Lin was in San Francisco with his Mom on Thursday, August 21st, to see himself honored and immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds SF. From the press release I received from the museum: “The creation of the figure was a very precise process that Jeremy was happily involved with. The Madame Tussauds studio artists take great pride in their works of art and strive to achieve complete [...] Continue »
As if it weren’t awesome enough that we’re going to have a major showdown between Karate Hottie Michelle Waterson and Yasuko Tamada from Japan in Invicta 8, We were supposed to get another fight card featuring another run for the title between a major bout between two Asian American female MMA fighters, Jenny Liou Shriver and Katie Howard. Unfortunately, Howard was injured and had to pull out of the fight, but hopefully this fight is [...] Continue »
Over the weekend, Yoshi Hayasaki, was inducted into the Class of 2014 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as both an athlete and coach. One of the most decorated and respected coaches in the history of NCAA gymnastics, Yoshi Hayasaki is a former two-time NCAA all-around champion and U.S. national champion as a competitor. Now the owner and director of Hayasaki Gymnastics Center, he served as Head Men’s Gymnastics Coach at the University of Illinois from [...] Continue »
I guess if you’re going to rob a place, you should check first to make sure no clerks inside happen to be a athlete fighter. Unfortunately for these robbers who tried to rob an employee at this gas station, one of the clerks did happen to be an MMA fighter, and Mayura Dissanayake, an immigrant to America from Sri Lanka, pretty much beat the crap out of them. Talk about street cred. Sure, confirming that [...] Continue »
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