The crowd is excited on fight night. The sound of cheering and excitement is heard throughout the venue. However, the road behind a fighter’s travel to that point is long and involves a great deal […]
Gilbert “Durinho” Burns is ready for his fight this weekend in at UFC Copenhagen. The 33-year-old welterweight (16-3-0) will take on Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (17-4-1) in the co-main event at the Royal Arena. Burns is […]
King of the Cage: ShowTime II took place on September 21 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in New York State. The show was a mix of everything from quick finishes to a split […]
An interesting bantamweight matchup for Bellator 232 was announced this week. Undefeated Patrick “Patchy” Mix (11-0-0) will take on Dominic “The Honey Badger” Mazzotta (15-3-0) in Uncasville, Connecticut on October 26. Mix has gone undefeated […]
Ontario has some hot MMA prospects that deserve a shot at fighting in the UFC. 1. Josh Hill This 32-year-old bantamweight has a stellar pro record of 17-3-0. Hill fights out of House of Champions […]
The Scrap had a chance to speak with UFC bantamweight, Andre Ewell, about his Greenville dance, his upcoming fight on October 12, and his road to the UFC. Andre Ewell “let the world know he was […]
When people find out I am a mother to kids who all do combat sports, they often look at me like I have three heads. ENTRY #13 — Caroline Romero, Canada September 12, 2019 In […]
Think that MMA is not a big deal in Ontario, Canada? Think again. In the small town of St. Catharines, Niagara Top Team is quickly becoming a mecca for up and coming MMA fighters in […]
The Scrap was able to sit down with Jesse Taylor on his way to Friday night training at 10th Planet in San Diego to discuss his future in fighting. Jesse “JT Money” Taylor is more […]
Eryk “Ya Boy” Anders always believed “You’re only as good as your last performance.” His last UFC fight in Minneapolis, MN. set the bar high for the 32-year-old light heavyweight. The bout against Vinicius Moreira […]
Something as simple as taking his son to wrestling practice became life-changing for Mark Henry. Going from helping the kids out in wrestling class to holding pads for the former UFC Lightweight Champion, Frankie Edgar […]
At first sight, Nadia “187” Kassem doesn’t appear to be your typical fighter. However, the 5’5”, UFC flyweight’s record tells a different story. With a pro record of 5-1-0, she only had one amateur fight […]
After coming off a unanimous decision loss against Nordine Taleh at UFC Ottawa, Kyle Prepolec is ready to prove he belongs in the UFC. The lightweight (12-6-0) from Windsor, On. Canada is busy preparing for […]
At UFC Uruguay, Mike Perry suffered a broken nose due to a knee from Vicente Luque."It was pretty crazy," Luque admitted when asked about the injury which he only noticed after the fight.
Vicente Luque on The Ultimate FighterLuque trains at Cerrado MMA in Brazil and Hard Knocks 365 in Florida. The 27-year-old began his martial arts career doing karate at the age of 3. At 15 he started Muay Thai and at 17 had his first MMA fight. In 2014 he was on Season 21 of The Ultimate Fighter, Blackzillians vs. American Top Team.
"It was a very different experience being on the show. The guy that’s in the cage with me, he’s another man just like me."The fighter explained that realization helped him understand he had nothing to fear.
"The Silent Assassin"During his time on The Ultimate Fighter, Luque was nicknamed "The Silent Assassin" by his manager at the time, the late Glenn Robinson.
“I didn’t speak too much. I was quiet and did my work. When I stepped into the cage, I showed I worked and had potential.”
Calling Out Stephen ThompsonLuque (17-6-1) currently sits at #15 in the UFC welterweight division. After fighting four times in the last ten months, he is looking to get one last fight in before the end of the year, hopefully with Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. “He is the perfect fight for me,” said Luque. “With Thompson’s karate style striking and my Muay Thai style, the two styles will clash against each other to make a really exciting fight.” Chasing gold, he believes with a win over Thompson, a title shot should be in his future. “I am showing that I deserve to be in the top-15," said Luque. "I deserve to fight a ranked opponent”. ____ Make sure to follow The Scrap News (@thescrapnews) on Twitter. The Scrap's Caroline Romero is a journalism graduate and has 3 children involved in combat sport. Make sure to follow her son Simon Romero on his Behind The Grind podcast on YouTube.
The Scrap caught up with KOTC bantamweight champion, Johnny Muñoz, ahead of his fight at King of the Cage: Reaction Time. All of Munoz’s fights have been with King of the Cage. He started with the […]
When thinking about the best MMA gyms in the world, one’s mind immediately goes to Jackson Wink in Albuquerque, NM. I recently spoke with Michael Lyubimov, General Manager of Jackson Wink Academy. Secret Recipe Founding […]
Josh Emmett admits he has struggled and sacrificed his whole life to get where he is today. The UFC featherweight said the pains have been worth the effort. Wants a Top-3 Ranked Featherweight Emmett won […]