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The Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, Calif. is scheduled to have their grand-reopening Saturday, September 18. California museums were ordered closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have only started to reopen in the last few months. Smaller museums, which largely rely on attendance donations to continue operating, are facing severe financial hardships due to the long closure
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Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida will make his long-awaited mixed martial arts debut on the stacked ONE Championshipevent, ONE: Revolution, on Friday, September 24.
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Olympic gold medalist judoka Dietmar Lorenz passed away Wednesday at the age of 70. Born in Schleiz, in what was then East Germany, Lorenz started judo training in Berlin at the age of 16. He went on to compete internationally for the German Democratic Republic winning individual titles at the European Judo Championships three times.
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Mexican female professional boxer Jeanette Zacarias Zapata died on Thursday in Montreal from injuries sustained in a match last Saturday. Zapata, who was just 18, had taken several hard punches in the fourth round of her bout against Marie Pier Houle. She was unable to walk back to her corner at the end of the round and began to convulse before being transported to Sacré-Coeur-de-Montréal hospital where she was placed in a medically-induced coma.
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