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Dan Ghosh-Roy: Preparing for the PFL’s Atlantic City Bubble

The Professional Fighters League 2021 season will be held in a bubble environment at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with former world champions Fabricio Werdum, Anthony Pettis and Claressa Shields all participating in the PFL for the first time this season, in addition to returning champions Kayla Harrison, Lance Palmer and […]

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Movlid Khaybulaev knocks out Damon Jackson with a flying knee within the first 10 seconds of a fight during the 2019 Professional Fighters League season. Photograph courtesy of the Professional Fighters League.

Professional Fighters League to Hold 2021 Bubble Season in Atlantic City

The Professional Fighters League will hold its 2021 regular season in a state-of-the-art bubble environment at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting in April. The PFL is returning to Ocean Casino Resort following the newly renovated and expansive footprint at the venue’s Ovation Hall, allowing the company’s production team to create a […]

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR -- "Los Angeles Qualifier" -- Pictured: Natalie Duran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Ninja Makes its Move to the Mainstream

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” you know the excitement that comes with watching athletes conquer seemingly impossible feats while scaling some of the most challenging and creative obstacles imaginable. Beyond the television spectacle, the sport known more commonly as ninja in recent years has developed an event infrastructure across the […]

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Mohegan Sun Hosting Boxing, MMA Events on Showtime

Mohegan Sun, a Connecticut resort destination, has announced a residency with Showtime Sports, Premier Boxing Championships and Bellator MMA for a series of nationally televised boxing and mixed martial arts events without fans in attendance. In preparation for the events, which began with an August 1 boxing match, Mohegan Sun made proactive and strategic improvements […]

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The Professional Fighters League's 2019 season-ending championship was held on New Year's Eve at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 2021 championship will be held at a new location to be determined. Photo courtesy of Professional Fighters League.

Professional Fighters League Going Global in 2021

Having decided to be one of the few professional leagues to cancel the 2020 season outright instead of staging a modified version, the Professional Fighters League has already moved toward planning for 2021 and extending its reach internationally. In 2019, the mixed martial arts league featured six weight classes, including a women’s division, with the […]

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San Antonio Selected for 2020 USA Taekwondo National Championships

San Antonio has been selected to host the 2020 USA Taekwondo National Championships. The event will be staged July 1–7 at Alamodome Stadium and will mark the first time a Texas destination has hosted the annual event since 2015. More than 4,000 athletes are expected to compete. “Bringing the 2020 USATKD Nationals to the seventh […]

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Orlando Awarded the 2020 USA Taekwondo U.S. Open

USA Taekwondo’s 2020 U.S. Open Championships will be staged in Orlando, Florida, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The event will be held February 27–March 1 and will be designated as a major tournament for all age categories for the first time. “It’s been some time since we have been in Florida, and […]

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An athlete performs kata moves during a karate test event at Nippon Budokan, a venue for karate at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it’s a lifetime sport,” said Phil Hampel, CEO of USA Karate, which counts 3,200 members. “It adjusts and adapts.” There’s plenty of evidence of the sport’s adaptability, both […]

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