Arion Armeniakos

Sports journalist based in CA, USA. Twitter: @ArionArmeniakos
  • Promotion Showcase: Fight Exclusive Night (FEN)

    An extended hiatus for all of MMA’s most prestigious promotions would have been an ideal time for some of the up and comers to break through and attract more eyes to their shows. Unfortunately, the relentless spread of the Coronavirus has put a halt to all sporting events —...
  • The UFC was last to go down swinging but Coronavirus continues to disrupt

    The tough, sports-less, times are upon us. Our beloved MMA was one of the final hurdles to be knocked over by the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the fight calendars have been all but cleared. And they will continue to be for the foreseeable future as owners, athletes, and fans...
  • Bellator 241: Pitbull vs. Carvalho – Preview

    The bad blood that has been building up between Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and Pedro Carvalho ever since their first face to face encounter on Sept. 28 in Inglewood, Calif. has reached boiling point. It has become more than a SBG vs. Pitbull Brothers rivalry. It feels personal now. Pride...
  • Bellator 241 Weigh In Results

    Amidst the doom and gloom of the Coronavirus scares, forcing numerous sporting leagues and events to be canceled or played behind closed doors, the Bellator 241 fighters all hit the scales on Thursday morning ahead of Friday night’s action packed card in Connecticut. At the top of the bill,...
  • UFC 248 Writer’s Picks

    This weekend’s UFC 248 card is truly a big one. The immediate future’s of two divisions will be decided as Middlweight champ Israel Adesanya and Strawweight queen Zhang Weili are both set to defend their belts for the first time against dangerous contenders in Yoel Romero and Joanna Jedrzejczyk...
  • UFC 248: Adesanya’s quest for all-time greatness

    UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has accomplished everything that he said he would inside the Octagon so far — and in a frighteningly short amount of time. And yet, it feels like the biggest fights of his career are still ahead of him. Adesanya’s (18-0) rise to superstardom is...
  • UFC Norfolk: Despite missing weight, Figueiredo’s rise to title contention has been impressive

    The UFC’s Flyweight division was on the verge of extinction not so long ago. Now, as a fresh new decade in the promotion is beginning to pick up some steam, the 125-pound division was all of a sudden looking for a new king to be crowned come Saturday night....
  • UFC Auckland Betting Preview

    By Michael O’Shea (@knobs11) Welcome back folks. Got a little lucky last week with our Diego Sanchez bet somehow cashing but we’ll take whatever luck we can get. Huge props to John Dodson also with a great performance to kill my bet on Nathaniel Wood. Onwards and upwards to...
  • UFC Auckland: Two prospects to keep an eye out for

    The UFC has just entered a marathon of eight consecutive fight weeks and during such a hectic spell, some storylines may easily go under the radar. There’s just too much to keep up with. So therefore, if you’re planning on tuning in for the stacked fight card set to...
  • UFC: Reyes, Blachowicz, a Super Fight — What’s next for Jon Jones?

    Although perhaps not quite as stacked with marquee names as it once was, there are options aplenty again in the Light Heavyweight division for reigning champion Jon Jones. The two names that stand out the most as of right now, and which arguably would make the most sense to...
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