Notes From the Combat Underground: Clash of the Titans

February 12, 2018

Tombs’ Mike Hill weighs in on the upcoming fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic, the role of Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones’ doping scandal.

Notes from the Combat Underground: The Eagle Has Landed

January 8, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov has fought against opposition from everyone in the UFC for his reputation and deserves a title fight, Tombs‘ Mike Hill argues.

Notes From the Combat Underground: The UFC Belt Game

December 18, 2017

The Tombs frontman considers the value of a title in this era of the UFC.

MMA: The Man Who Would Be King – The Rise & Fall of Jon Jones

November 29, 2017

Tombs‘ Mike Hill analyzes the meteoric rise and hard fall of would-have-been UFC superstar Jon Jones.

Notes From the Combat Underground: Does Anybody Remember Georges St-Pierre?

September 14, 2017

Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon in November, but is it a good idea? Mike Hill considers the decision.

Notes From the Combat Underground: The Biggest Fight in History

August 21, 2017

In his new column, Notes From the Combat Underground, Tombs’ Mike Hill analyzes the boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC rising star Conor McGregor.

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 11

May 12, 2011

What: The Zone – InfernoWhen: May 7th, 2011 Where: Lisebergshallen, Göteborg, Sweden The card was headlined with three title matches: Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight, but before we go to that, there were some great moments! Lots of submissions, a head kick knock out and a women’s match that made you cringe (in a good, violent…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 9

March 31, 2011

UFN 24: Quick Thoughts • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: “I will let Phil choose how he wants to lose this fight.” That has got to be the best quote I’ve heard all year! • There’s only one Mr. Wonderful, and his name is Paul Orndorff (a pro wrestler who is most famous for feuding with Hulk…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 8

March 24, 2011

Have we seen the last of Cro Cop in MMA? Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is a living fighting legend, of that there is no doubt. But 99% of the clips from his fights on the countdown show to UFC 128 were from his days in Pride – not surprising, since he’s been everything but devastating…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 7

March 16, 2011

ZUFFA PURCHASES STRIKEFORCE: Drunken Hallucination or Impossible Reality? When I first read the news about this unexpected deal, I couldn’t believe my eyes! I was at an after party here in Göteborg (HammerFall had just had a listening session for our new album with journalists from all over Europe) and I was just checking the…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 6

March 14, 2011

Quick thoughts on UFC Live 3 Sanchez vs. Kampmann Martin Kampmann got ripped off. He should have won that fight, and not just because Diego Sanchez’s face looked like he had been run over by 14-wheeler, but because Kampmann landed more accurate strikes all evening and defended all of Diego’s relentless take-down attempts save for…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 5

March 4, 2011

What: UFC 127When: February 26th, 2011 Where: Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia Te Huna vs. Gustafsson Sweden’s own Alexander Gustafsson made it onto the Ion broadcast of the prelims, and did not squander the opportunity as he put on quite the performance and defeated James Te Huna by rear naked choke towards the end of the…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 4

February 24, 2011

BJ Penn, a prodigy at UFC 127 Coming up from Australia on Saturday is UFC 127, featuring one of my all-time fave fighters who has had some very entertaining bouts over the years, against someone who has gotten a lot of criticism for his perceived “boring” style: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch. Apparently, UFC President…

Oscar Dronjak’s (HammerFall) MMA Hammer of Justice, Part 2

February 11, 2011

By Oscar Dronjak (HammerFall), A look at UFC 126 The UFC usually stacks their Super Bowl weekend card to the max, and this year was no exception. On paper, UFC 126 was an unbelievable card that had almost otherworldly expectations. And for once, there was no question it absolutely lived up to the hype! Miguel…