A southern rivalry is about to resume.
Dunedin boxing official Steve Scott is backing Joseph Parker in his fight against Bowie Tupou tomorrow.
For anyone involved in mixed martial arts, attending the Ultimate Fighting Championship's International Fight Week in Las Vegas is a big deal.
A new breed of heavyweight emerged and a welterweight showed why his club is regarded as one of the best in the country when Hammerhead Productions held its fight night at the Caledonian Gymnasium on Saturday.
Two New Zealand titles will go on the line at the Hammerhead Productions fight night at the Caledonian Gymnasium tonight.
Howie Booth reckons he has judged or refereed at least 200 combat sports fights since 2008 - but few were as memorable as his most recent.
Mixed martial arts is a sport that has come a long way in a short time. In Otago, Matt Toa has been one of the major drivers in legitimising MMA and raising its profile. Otago Daily Times correspondent Jack Salter spends some time with the Hammerhead boss.
Winning a prize-fighting tournament requires superior fitness, accurate punching, a ruthless finishing instinct and a bit of luck.
James Te Huna knows all about the ups and downs of life inside the elite tier of mixed martial arts. Otago Daily Times correspondent Jack Salter caught up with the fighter on a recent visit to Dunedin.
The Arm Collector struck again and a Dunedin fan favourite bowed out bloody in defeat, but far from beaten when Hammerhead Productions held its fight night at the Caledonian Gymnasium on Saturday.
A mixed martial arts clash of the Andersons, a battle between two crowd-pleasing strikers and some promising kickboxing match-ups will be the features when Hammerhead Productions holds its fight night at the Caledonian Gymnasium tomorrow.
Dunedin man Brogan Anderson knows what it is like to put in the hard yards with some of the toughest in mixed martial arts.
Team Hammerhead fighters had a tough night in the cage when their South Island rivals got one over them at the Supremacy Fighting Championship in Christchurch.
Everyone wants to know where Joseph Parker is heading. The promising New Zealand heavyweight has lined up Keith Thompson and Sherman ''The Tank'' Williams, but who might come next? Jack Salter identifies five future Parker opponents.
It will be back. Wednesday night's Super 8 heavyweight tournament was not a one-off, and plans are afoot to get the big bangers trading blows again soon.