Brian Martin, LB Press-Telegram

Brian Martin

LB Press-Telegram

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

How UFC’s Tatiana Suarez struggled and persisted to fight again – Press Telegram

In her first fight since June 2019 after enduring major neck and knee injuries, the Covina native faces Montana De La Rosa on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 220. → Read More

Undefeated Joey Davis returns at Bellator 293 in Temecula

The 8-0 welterweight, who hasn’t fought since November 2020, will take on Jeff Creighton on March 31 at Pechanga Resort Casino. → Read More

Melsik Baghdasaryan ready for takeoff at UFC 284 in Australia

Despite a fear of flying, the Glendale featherweight is glad to be Down Under, healthy and fighting Joshua Culibao on Saturday in Perth. → Read More

Bellator 290: Heavyweight champ Ryan Bader retires Fedor Emelianenko via TKO

Bader wins the rematch again in the first round Saturday at The Forum as the Russian legend calls it quits after 22 years. → Read More

Bellator 290: Lorenz Larkin elbow KOs Mukhamed Berkhamov

Riverside welterweight wins the rematch, handing the Russian his first loss with a thunderous, highlight-reel, first-round elbow to drop him face-first → Read More

Bellator 290: Gracie, Larkin and Bates hope to erase frustrations

Each local fighter is coming off a different yet disappointing result going into Saturday’s event at The Forum. → Read More

Bellator 290: Fedor Emelianenko faces Ryan Bader and retirement

Long regarded as an MMA legend, ‘The Last Emperor’ looks for one final conquest in a heavyweight title rematch Saturday at The Forum. → Read More

AJ McKee talks new Bellator contract and Lightweight Grand Prix

Instead of “chasing the clout” and leaving for the UFC or PFL, the Long Beach MMA star is ready to conquer another $1 million tournament. → Read More

Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix starts March 10 in San Jose

Champion Usman Nurmagomedov defends against Benson Henderson in the Bellator 292 main event, with Tofiq Musayev vs. Alexander Shabliy also part of the tournament. → Read More

Bellator 290 adds welterweight contender Lorenz Larkin

The Riverside fighter will rematch with Mukhamed Berkhamov on Feb. 4 at The Forum in Inglewood → Read More

Bellator’s AJ McKee ends 2022 in style with victory in Japan – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Long Beach star caps a 5-0 night for Bellator with his unanimous-decision victory over lightweight champion Roberto de Souza on New Year’s Eve in Saitama → Read More

Bellator’s AJ McKee gets his ‘bucket list’ fight in Japan

Long Beach MMA star, following in his father’s footsteps, takes on Rizin lightweight champion Roberto de Souza in a cross-promotional bout on New Year’s Eve → Read More

World Cup quarterfinals: Who’s playing and how to watch

Only eight teams remain as the tournament takes two days off before getting underway again Friday and Saturday. → Read More

UFC 281: Carla Esparza rings in second title reign vs. Weili Zhang

Now married and champ again, the Irvine resident and Redondo Union High grad takes on the former champion in Saturday’s co-main event at Madison Square Garden → Read More

UFC 280: T.J. Dillashaw fights for gold and his legacy

The Orange resident seeks his third reign atop the bantamweight division when he challenges champion Aljamain Sterling in Saturday’s co-main event in Abu Dhabi. → Read More

UFC 280: Beneil Dariush quietly puts winning streak on the line

With seven wins in a row, the Placentia lightweight, who fights Mateusz Gamrot on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, patiently waits for his moment of glory. → Read More

Bellator 286: AJ McKee punishes Spike Carlyle

The lifelong Long Beach resident puts on a show in a dominant decision victory in his lightweight debut in the co-main event. → Read More

Bellator 286: Aaron Pico suffers TKO loss due to injury

Whittier native injures his shoulder in the first round against Jeremy Kennedy, snapping his six-fight winning streak. → Read More

Bellator 286: A.J. McKee rises from the ashes and the smoke

The former champ has given up marijuana and set a new goal starting with his lightweight debut in his hometown against Spike Carlyle on Saturday at Long Beach Arena. → Read More

Aaron Pico geared up for Bellator 286 in Long Beach

The Whittier native brings a six-fight winning streak into his featherweight bout with Jeremy Kennedy on Saturday night at Long Beach Arena. → Read More