Eddie Alvarez re-signs with Bellator

Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, 29, has re-signed with the company after the protracted legal wrangle between the UFC, Bellator and Alvarez. Click here to read more »

About Us

The Fight Lounge is the ultimate MMA site providing news, rumours, rankings and online store selling many top brands.

Founded in 2009 by Mike Clarke and his partner Jackie Kelsall. The company began with an idea of Mike’s back in 2001. A lifelong fan of contact sports, Mike had a dream of creating his own martial arts website and immediately began planning to make this dream a reality. In 2005 he purchased the domain for the site and began to build it.

The site was ready for launch and did so in 2009. Immediately it began to grow a large fan base because of some of it’s original articles and fighter interviews.

The brand began to grow and with it so did the staff and contributors. They brought in new writers and contributors who were all experts in mixed martial arts whether it be down to being professional fighters, promoters, coaches or avid fans. This strategy worked well and only added to the brands appeal.

In 2012 the brand underwent a huge face lift and returned better than ever. After a lot of effort from Mike, Jackie and Deputy Editor Nathan Court, it was launched in August of that year. Still featuring all the usual great news, interviews and reviews, it also now provided a great new ranking system where the company ranked the fighters in both the UFC and the United Kingdom.

Still today and throughout 2013, The Fight Lounge website is constantly being updated with new fighter and event profiles plus much more.

At The Fight Lounge we do not just provide a great service to the fans of MMA but we also value what each fans opinions so we also have an excellent forum for fans, writers, fans and coaches alike can all discuss this incredible sport.

The Fight Lounge staff includes:


Mike Clarke


Jackie Kelsall

Deputy Editor:

Nathan Court


Robert Riley

Contributing Writers:

Lee Bebbington

Stuart Baxter

Mark Evans

Peter Coop


Dan Donovan