77 Search Results for American Kickboxing Academy

Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

AKA Boss: Cormier & Cain Both Beat Jon Jones

“Out of everybody that Jones has fought, Daniel’s going to be the one that’s not going to have an issue with his reach, that’s not going to have an issue getting inside. He is going to get inside. You know, what happens is gonna happen, but I guarantee you this, he’s going to go inside,...

Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Cormier Coach: ‘We’re Planning For Dan Henderson’s H-Bomb’

“That’s what we’re planning for. Going against the H-bomb…. I would think that maybe you’d (Dan Henderson) want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I’m in shape now. I’m older, it’s harder to stay in shape. Why don’t I just take care of it now since I’m...

Mar 7, 2014 7:01 am

Daniel Cormier Named Honorary Team U.S.A. Wrestling Captain

UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, received a new honor and designation recently by being dubbed an official team caption of the Team U.S.A. world cup wrestling team. UFC.Com has the scoop: “It will be great to be part of the World Cup team. As an athlete, I wrestled on a few World Cup teams. To...

Oct 19, 2013 11:18 am

UFC 166: Velasquez Coach Says JDS Will Not Win A Single Round Tonight In Main Event

The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California, is one of the premier MMA training centers in the world. Not only do they house the UFC Heavyweight champion, but they also have the likes of Gray Maynard, Josh Thomson, Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier and many other great fighters in their ranks. Part of what...

Oct 4, 2013 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Receives His Blackbelt

Yesterday was belt promotion day over at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy. UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold received his blackbelt alongside UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC heavyweight contender, Daniel Cormier, was promoted from white to brown. Here’s some footage from their promotions via twitter: Brown Pride, black belt – congrats to champ @CainMMA...

Sep 26, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Fightland: Javier Mendez

Leader of the world renowned American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendes, took some time to talk about his team with the good guys over at Fightland.

Sep 16, 2013 11:22 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov – The road to triumph

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov has been making waves in the UFC’s lightweight division. Now training at the American Kickboxing Academy, the Sambo master has documented his fight preparation and mentality in this short film. Khabib fights Pat Healy this weekend at UFC !65.

Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am

Mike Swick eyes return to middleweight division

It wasn’t THAT long ago when UFC veteran Mike “Quick” Swick (15-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) found himself perhaps just one victory away from challenging for the UFC’s middleweight title. After defeating David Loiseau in September of 2006, Mike Swick was then tasked with battling Japanese juggernaut Yushin Okami at UFC 69. After being smothered for...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Vitor Belfort Next Best Thing To Anderson Silva Proclaims Rockhold

The American Kickboxing Academy is in the midst of a phenomenal run. Josh Thomson recently took out a top lightweight contender and former title challenger with relative ease. Daniel Cormier reeled off an impressive UD victory over a two-time former champion and of course, there is Cain Velasquez, who recently exacted vengeance over the only...

May 10, 2013 1:15 pm

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks upcoming ONE FC bout with Nobutatsu Suzuki

The New York Bad Ass, Phil Baroni, is set to take on Japanese knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC: “Rise To Power” in Manila on May 31st. The bout with Suzuki will mark Baroni’s 3rd with the asian based promotion. Phil’s first fight came at ONE FC’s inaugural show against Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who more or less held...

Mar 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Riki Fukuda Cut From UFC | UFC NEWS

The fighter cuts have continued for The UFC, as middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his release from the organization via Twitter. Fukuda lost a unanimous decision to Brad Tavares earlier in March at UFC On Fuel TV 8 in Japan. Im cut from UFC.I had a special experience.Thank you very much all my suport and @ufc...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Jan 30, 2013 9:48 am

King Mo Returns February 21st Live on Spike | MMA NEWS

After an explosive knockout victory in his Bellator debut, King Mo is set to return to the Bellator cage when he battles “The Hardcore Kid” Emmanuel Newton in a Light Heavyweight Semifinal fight on February 21st from Utah’s Maverik Center live on Spike TV. The night will also feature the long anticipated Featherweight Tournament Finals...

Oct 30, 2012 10:19 am

World MMA Awards Announces This Years Nominees: VOTE NOW | MMA NEWS

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and get suited and booted, as the 5th Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas. After 12 months of outstanding action in the world of MMA, the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards arrives to bestow some of the planet’s best fighters...

May 18, 2012 8:10 am

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva: Fight Breakdown | UFC NEWS

Through all the shifting that the UFC 146 card has gone through, its good to see that the co-main event is still intact and now features two men who will come together to make a very intriguing matchup before the Heavyweight title fight as former UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez will take on UFC newcomer...

May 26, 2015 10:46 am

PIC! Cormier Shows Off All Of His Bling!

The new UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier now has a new piece of gold to wear around his waist, but it definitely isn’t his first! Check out all of his belts from his very short MMA career. @dewaynezinkin Called me in 2001 and said hey this new sport mma may just be for you, so...