VIDEO | Trailer For New MMA Movie ‘Bruised’ Starring Halle Berry, Valentina Shevchenko Drops

Halle BerryThe trailer for the upcoming release of a new mixed martial arts picture, Bruised directed by and featuring renowned actor, Halle Berry as well as current undisputed UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko has been released ahead of its November 24. Thanksgiving release on Netflix.  The feature, which is slated to release on Netflix on November 24. and […]

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The trailer for the upcoming release of a new mixed martial arts picture, Bruised directed by and featuring renowned actor, Halle Berry as well as current undisputed UFC flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko has been released ahead of its November 24. Thanksgiving release on Netflix. 

The feature, which is slated to release on Netflix on November 24. and in select theaters for screening on November 17. is directed by the aforenoted, and written by Michelle Rosenfarb. 

Per a press release the brief synopsis of the movie’s plot is as follows; 

Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luc and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend, Desi (Adan Canto), and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the Octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up on her doorstep. BRUISED marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Hallie Berry and also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, and Stephen McKinley Henderson in a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

This evening, the streaming platform officially released a two-minute teaser trailer of the film on their official Twitter account.

Halle Berry makes her directorial debut and stars in Bruised as Jackie Justice, a disgraced MMA fighter who is offered a chance at redemption — both in the cage and in life. Premieres November 24.

Bruised Set To Feature UFC Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko As Jackie Justice’s Main Rival

In the trailer footage show’s X-Men, Monsters Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika actor, Berry’s character, Justice compete in underground no rule fights, before then competing under the Shannon Knapp-led Invicta FC banner in professional bouts. 

Kyrgyzstan native, Shevchenko, the UFC’s current flyweight champion, is slated to play the character of Lady Killer in the upcoming film, playing the lead rival of Berry’s character, Justice throughout her professional career. 

22-3 as a professional mixed martial artist, Shevchenko has won all eight of her flyweight outings under the UFC’s banner, most recently stopping Lauren Murphy with fourth round ground strikes at UFC 266 last month, successfully defending her flyweight title for the sixth time consecutive time. 

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Faces Off With Manchester United Forward Cristiano Ronaldo

KhabibFormer undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov attended Manchester United vs. Everton last weekend at Old Trafford as part of his trip to Britain on a promotional tour, with footage emerging of the retired Dagestani grappling engaging in a face-off with Portugal and United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Khabib, who announced his retirement from professional mixed […]

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Former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov attended Manchester United vs. Everton last weekend at Old Trafford as part of his trip to Britain on a promotional tour, with footage emerging of the retired Dagestani grappling engaging in a face-off with Portugal and United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Khabib, who announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts back in October of last year following his successful lightweight title unification win against former interim champion, Justin Gaethje, citing the passing of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov as the reason he would be hanging up his gloves.

In March of this year, Khabib officially vacated his undisputed lightweight title, despite constant and transparent attempts from UFC president, Dana White, and promotional officials to entice Khabib to make one final Octagon walk. 

In the summer, Khabib claimed that the aforenoted, Ronaldo had told him that he would be completing a return to Manchester United from Italian giants, Juventus, prior to the completion of the shocking move — with the 36-year-old also linked with a stunning transfer to city rival’s Manchester City.

Attending last weekend’s Premier League fixture against Everton, Khabib watched on as United were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw — with Ronaldo limited to minutes off the bench following a midweek UEFA Champions League fixture against Villarreal where he netted in the 94th. minute to steal a 2-1 victory.

Pictures emerged post-match showing Khabib enjoying the festivities with former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as former left-back, Patrice Evra, and Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt.

Meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground, Khabib engaged in a face-off with the Portugal international, as well as took multiple pictures — a couple of which appear to show Ronaldo attempting a single-leg takedown on the undefeated mixed martial artist. 

For Ronaldo, the five-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner completed a shock move back to Manchester United in August for a reported initial fee of £12.85 million transfer from Juventus — penning a two-year contract with the Manchester club.

In his second debut for United, Ronaldo netted twice in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United, and has since scored against West Ham United, BSC Young Boys, and the aforenoted, Villarreal from six total appearances. 

Khabib retired from professional mixed martial arts with an undefeated 29-0 record, successfully defending the UFC lightweight title in submission wins over the trio of former champions, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and the above mentioned, Gaethje.

EXCLUSIVE | Chatri Sityodtong Responds To Dana White Comments On DJ vs. Rodtang

Chatri SityodtongONE Championship leader, Chatri Sityodtong has given his response following recent comments made by UFC president, Dana White in relation to the upcoming special rules showdown between former UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson and Muay Thai ace, Rodtang Jitmuangnon on December 5.  Sityodtong, the CEO of Singapore-based organization, ONE Championship, confirmed recently that Johnson, a […]

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ONE Championship leader, Chatri Sityodtong has given his response following recent comments made by UFC president, Dana White in relation to the upcoming special rules showdown between former UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson and Muay Thai ace, Rodtang Jitmuangnon on December 5. 

Sityodtong, the CEO of Singapore-based organization, ONE Championship, confirmed recently that Johnson, a former flyweight champion under the UFC’s banner as well as the 2019 ONE Flyweight Grand-Prix champion, would match with current flyweight Muay Thai champion, Rodtang in a four round special rules clash in a headlining tilt at ONE X.

Rounds number one and three will take place under the ONE MMA ruleset, whilst the second and fourth, and final round will take place under the ONE Muay Thai ruleset.

Much has been made regarding the almost hybrid showcase between Johnson and Rodtang, however, the aforenoted, White believes ONE Championship is attempting to throw the “kitchen sink” in a bid to stop “bleeding money“.

I just think that mixing those things up is weird and won’t work,” White told assembled media following the Contender Series this week. “But if you have a company and you’re bleeding money, you start throwing the kitchen sink at the thing.

Speaking with LowKick MMA reporter, Michael Clifton, ONE Championship head-honcho, Sityodtong explained the reasoning behind the matchup, claiming that the promotion wanted to make something “unique“.

We (ONE Championship) wanted to do something very unique and special for our ten-year anniversary and do something that was out of the box, crazy — and at the same time, really bring out the very best of these two GOATs,” Chatri Sityodtong said. 

In regards to those prior comments made by White, Sityodtong claimed that the promotional leader didn’t know anything about the sport of Muay Thai. 

I respect Dana (White); he is obviously a great fight promoter, but he doesn’t know anything about Muay Thai,” Sityodtong said. “I think this is one for the ages. It’s going to be very like the glory days of PRIDE which I would argue to this day, still has the hearts of minds of every hardcore MMA fan, and this kind of fight has this feel to it.

Given the special rules nature of the upcoming clash of Johnson and Rodtang, Sityodtong believes the unique sanctioned bout allows both sides to utilise their best tools over the course of the entire contest.

Oftentimes we will see in Western MMA is lay and pray, you will take someone down and just hold; that is not real martial arts to me; that’s a rule-based game,” Sityodtong said. “Real martial arts is about I have a skill set, and my job is to finish him or her, and so its a really intriguing fight; even more as a fight fan, I am just grateful that DJ and Rodtang are super excited to face each other in the prime of their careers and yet given each other a rule set that allows each other’s strengths to play out.

Are you as excited as Chatri Sityodtong about Demetrious Johnson vs. Rodtang?

MMA Veteran Travis Fulton Dead After Allegedly Hanging Himself In Prison

FultonMMA veteran Travis Fulton is dead at 44. The former UFC fighter — who competed over 300 times in the sport — was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in his jail cell by alleged hanging. He was confined in the Linn County Correctional Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was […]

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MMA veteran Travis Fulton is dead at 44.

The former UFC fighter — who competed over 300 times in the sport — was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in his jail cell by alleged hanging.

He was confined in the Linn County Correctional Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was facing charges of child pornography.

Fulton was also awaiting trial for allegations regarding domestic battery where he was said to have been “repeatedly punching a woman in the head and back in Waterloo and threatening to kill her if she talked to police.”

Fulton — who competed twice in the UFC — compiled a 255-54-10 professional MMA record with one no contest. He notably holds the record for most sanctioned MMA fights as well as MMA wins.

His last outing was a submission win over Shannon Ritch at a M-1 show in April 2019.

MMA Veteran Travis Fulton Dead After Allegedly Hanging Himself In Prison

FultonMMA veteran Travis Fulton is dead at 44. The former UFC fighter — who competed over 300 times in the sport — was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in his jail cell by alleged hanging. He was confined in the Linn County Correctional Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was […]

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MMA veteran Travis Fulton is dead at 44.

The former UFC fighter — who competed over 300 times in the sport — was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning in his jail cell by alleged hanging.

He was confined in the Linn County Correctional Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was facing charges of child pornography.

Fulton was also awaiting trial for allegations regarding domestic battery where he was said to have been “repeatedly punching a woman in the head and back in Waterloo and threatening to kill her if she talked to police.”

Fulton — who competed twice in the UFC — compiled a 255-54-10 professional MMA record with one no contest. He notably holds the record for most sanctioned MMA fights as well as MMA wins.

His last outing was a submission win over Shannon Ritch at a M-1 show in April 2019.

Fabricio Werdum Takes Shot At Fedor Emelianenko, Calls For Rematch

WerdumIt’s fair to say Fabricio Werdum wants his name in the hat to face Fedor Emelianenko next. With the news that Emelianenko was set to return to action for Bellator in an event taking place October 23 in Moscow, Russia, a number of names have been in contact with Scott Coker to fight “The Last […]

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It’s fair to say Fabricio Werdum wants his name in the hat to face Fedor Emelianenko next.

With the news that Emelianenko was set to return to action for Bellator in an event taking place October 23 in Moscow, Russia, a number of names have been in contact with Scott Coker to fight “The Last Emperor” next.

Among them include Josh Barnett, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem to name a few. We can now comfortably add Werdum’s name to that list despite him being the first fighter to stop Emelianenko’s legendary unbeaten run.

The former UFC heavyweight champion also took a dig at the Russian MMA legend in the process with some recent tweets.

“IF fedor The ? do you need revenge from me HEY I’m ready to go to Russia”

“Fedor was never the goat because I killed the ? @ScottCoker let’s go”

This follows Werdum’s tweets prior where he hyped up a rematch.

Werdum notably submitted Emelianenko in the first round when they clashed at a 2010 Strikeforce headliner. As a result, the Brazilian ended Emelianenko’s 28-fight unbeaten run at the time.

Do you want to see a rematch between them?