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Eric Kowal

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Founder of MyMMANews.com - After writing for Ultimate MMA magazine and serving as the editor for U.S. Combat Sports, both of which went on hiatus, I decided to venture out on my own and enlist a staff of writers and photographers that could help me achieve my goal of telling stories that would otherwise go untold. We pride ourselves in taking a deeper look into the fighter, and understanding what makes them tick. - #1 Dad, Marine Corps Veteran, 80's and 90's Pro Wrestling Fan, MMA Commentator, Beer Lover, and avid movie watcher. Seriously..... I watch a lot of movies.

Max Holloway Battles Frankie Edgar In Blockbuster Featherweight Title Fight At UFC 222 Events MMA News 

Max Holloway Battles Frankie Edgar In Blockbuster Featherweight Title Fight At UFC 222

FEATURED BOUTS INCLUDE: (#10) STEFAN STRUVE vs. (#12) ANDREI ARLOVSKI (#6) CAT ZINGANO vs. (#6) KETLEN VIEIRA TICKETS FOR UFC® 222: HOLLOWAY vs. EDGAR AT T-MOBILE ARENA GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 Las Vegas – A thrilling featherweight title bout between champion Max Holloway and No. 2-ranked contender Frankie Edgar headlines the first UFC® event at T-Mobile Arena in... Read More
2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year: M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov MMA News 

2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year: M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (January 16, 2018) — M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Damir Ismagulov has been selected by mixed-martial-arts fans around the world as the 2017 M-1 Global Fighter of the Year. Fighting out of Orenburg, Russia, the 26-year-old Ismagulov (14-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0) was 3-0-0 in 2017, all in M-1 Global action, including his M-1 Challenge lightweight title-winning performance, followed by... Read More
Sports TV Veteran Jay Glazer Joins Bellator Broadcast Team MMA News 

Sports TV Veteran Jay Glazer Joins Bellator Broadcast Team

Bellator announced today that sports television mainstay Jay Glazer will join the Bellator broadcast team. Beginning with Bellator 192, Glazer will host the broadcast desk as Bellator kicks off 2018 on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET. Glazer joins reporter Jenn Brown, play-by-play men Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo, as well as color commentators “Big”... Read More
Desi Flores – MMA Fight Radio co-host, LFA ring card girl, NPC Bikini Fitness Competitor, more Interviews MMA News 

Desi Flores – MMA Fight Radio co-host, LFA ring card girl, NPC Bikini Fitness Competitor, more

Desi Flores is a nationally qualified NPC Bikini fitness competitor, co-host of NBC Sports MMA Fight Radio, and LFA ring card girl. The 36-year old resident of Scottsdale, Arizona certainly has a lot going on but it is how she got her start that I found to be interesting.  She was a fan first and foremost, but when she couldn’t... Read More
Kairat Akhmetov hungry to accomplish definitive ending to rivalry with Geje Eustaquio MMA News 

Kairat Akhmetov hungry to accomplish definitive ending to rivalry with Geje Eustaquio

Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov has the chance to make a definitive statement and recapture lost gold as he is slated to take on a familiar foe in his upcoming bout. “The Kazakh” Akhmetov will be entering enemy territory to battle Filipino rival Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES, which takes place at the... Read More
Primal Fight League Announces Hostile Takeover in Colorado Springs MMA News 

Primal Fight League Announces Hostile Takeover in Colorado Springs

Primal Fight League, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion headquartered in Littleton, CO, has announced the next in its series of 2018 matches. Dubbed Hostile Takeover, this event will take place on Saturday April 28 at the legendary U.S. Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs, CO, and feature over 20 fighters battling it out for glory in the cage. Tickets... Read More
Cris Cyborg – UFC not signing 145 pound fighters, Bellator making division for me Interviews MMA News 

Cris Cyborg – UFC not signing 145 pound fighters, Bellator making division for me

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino joined the Split Decision MMA Podcast today to talk about potential matchups and the state of her current UFC contract.  The champion seems to be displeased with the UFC’s lack in signing women at featherweight and believes that rival promotion Bellator MMA is making progress there. Could the most dominate female fighter on... Read More
Geje Eustaquio sacrifices Christmas family time in pursuit of decisive victory MMA News 

Geje Eustaquio sacrifices Christmas family time in pursuit of decisive victory

Sacrifice means to give up something cherished in order to get something even more valuable in the future. This concept also applies to the constantly-evolving world of martial arts as the path to becoming a celebrated world champion is paved with much sacrifice. To set foot on the pinnacle of success, all competitors must go through blood, sweat and tears... Read More
Middleweight prospect Chad Hanekom signs for Brave Combat Federation MMA News 

Middleweight prospect Chad Hanekom signs for Brave Combat Federation

Brave Combat Federation has announced another big signing as South African prospect Chad Hanekom is now a part of the promotion’s growing Middleweight roster. “Superman” is expected to make his promotional debut at Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises, set for Jordan, on March 2. With a perfect professional record of four wins in as many fights, the 26-year-old joins the... Read More