MMA & Muay Thai updated schedule

This memorable photo of the legendary Nogueira brothers with their MMA class was taken at the Black House Team Nogueira Gym on Miramar Road when it was located across the highway from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

MMA and Muay Thai schedules are updated on a regular basis with an emphasis given to events involving local fighters and local gyms plus any show or event held within the confines of either San Diego or Imperial County.



Date: June 16

At: USKO Training Center

Date: June 23, Saturday, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore

Date: June 29, Friday

After defeating Rios, Tacket, Ruth, Middleton and Emily Ducote twice, Bellator has San Diego’s Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (7-0) back to defend her Bellator Women’s Flyweight Title against the 23-year-old Alejandra Lara (7-1) from Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.

Date: July 6, Friday at the Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada

Ultimate Fighter Finale

Date: July 6 through the 8th

10th Planet MMA San Diego, Calif.


UFC 226 Miocic vs Cormier

Date: Saturday, July 7

At: the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: July 8, Sunday   

International IFS 36 Fight Showdown 

At: Anaheim, Calif.

No-Gi Summer Challenge

Date: July 8

Date: July 13

Date: July 14

At: Carlsbad, Calif.

At: the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

At: Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

   Bellator #203 MMA Roma

Date: July 14, Saturday at the Century Link Arena, Boise, Idaho

Date: July 20 Glory 55 New YorkGlory’s 5-city campaign begins with a championship doubleheader from The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, July 20.

In the first of two thrilling championship bouts announced for GLORY 55 New York, undisputed featherweight king Robin “Poker Face” van Roosmalen (40-7, 21 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands takes on 22-year-old challenger “The Professor” Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao (159-36-2, 27 KO, of Thailand).

Plus, GLORY middleweight champion Alex ‘Po Atan’ Pereira (27-6, 17 KO, fighting out of Brazil) meets No. 1 contender Yousri Belgaroui (24-4, 12 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) once again with GLORY gold on the line. 

Date: July 22, Sunday in Hamburg, Germany

Date: July 28, Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Date: August 4, Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Date: August 10, Friday

Glory 56 1st Bank Center, Denver, Colorado

Date: August 24, Friday

Epic Fighting 39

At: Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, San Diego, California

Date: August 25, Saturday

Glory 57 Shenzhen Bay Stadium, Shenzhen, China

Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (120-30-5, 32 KO), fighting out of Thailand will be looking forward to extending his lightweight title reign when GLORY touches down for the first time in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, August 25.

Fans inside Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, site of GLORY 57 Shenzhen, will also witness a one-night qualification tournament, featuring eight of China’s top lightweights all competing for a spot in the GLORY rankings.


Date: Saturday, Sept. 15

GLORY 58 Chicago

When, GLORY breezes into the Windy City on Saturday, September 15, the fans will see heavyweight action, as Benjamin “Mister Gentleman” Adegbuyi (30-5, 18 KO, fighting from Romania) puts his No. 1 ranking on the line against former title challenger Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (31-7, 25 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands).

GLORY 58 will also feature Illinois-product and local favorite Richard “Maximus” Abraham (13-5, 4 KO), who fights at the familiar Sears Centre Arena for a fourth time under the GLORY banner.

UFC Fight Night 

Date: September 15, Saturday at Olimpiysky, Moscow, Russia

UFC Fight Night 

Date: September 22, Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Date: Saturday, September 29

GLORY 59, Amsterdam

Summer of GLORY 2018 culminates with a trip to Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam – the Netherlands’ largest stadium on Saturday, Sept. 29.

GLORY 59 Amsterdam, expected to be a stacked fight card, will feature bouts including heavyweight world champion and pound-for-pound great Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (53-10, 16 KO) fighting out of the Netherlands), former welterweight champion and perennial contender Murthel “The Predator” Groenhart (67-23-3, 38 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands), and 21-year-old phenom Mohammed “The Destroyer” Jaraya (70-6, 36 KO), fighting out of the Netherlands.

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