About MiddleEasy.com

We’re out to have fun and watch some kick-ass MMA. If that’s not your mission in life, then this site is not for you. If you stayed up until 10 am to watch an MMA event being broadcasted live from Japan, then this site is for you. If you’ve flown to another state to pay hundreds of dollars for a ticket to an MMA event, this site is for you.

If you bum off your friends satellite package to catch the latest live MMA events then this site is for you…but you should really shell out the dough to watch a fight. Don’t be that guy.


Watch: A Slice of MiddleEasy in the MMA Industry

The name ‘MiddleEasy’ originated from a typo.

Our Team

Derek Hall

Writer and interviewer for MMA, powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman, and CrossFit. Full time fight fan, part time participant. Bringing out of the box thinking to the world since 1995. Opinions are strictly my own.

Rory Robinson

Rory is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. As an avid sports fan, he is constantly looking for ways to bridge the gap between niche sports (such as MMA) and pop culture. Follow him @Rawrewreckz on Twitter for more.


Fighter, Writer, Artist and Athlete. Alanna is a professional Muay Thai fighter and coach. She writes about martial arts, identity politics and entrepreneurship. She also creates fiction and poetry. Having grown up in Ireland and London, she now resides in Los Angeles.

Abhinav Kini

Experienced sports writer covering mixed martial arts (MMA) extensively for the last few years. Likes a good body shot.

Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago is a 19 year-old journalist out of Texas. He is the founder of his own media outlet, MMA Island. He has done over 100+ interviews with the likes of Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Stephen Thompson, Demetrious Johnson, and more.

Emeric Kartman

Emeric Kartman

Emeric Datié currently studying journalism in Paris. I am a sports writer covering MMA for @MiddleEasy and Soccer, Basketball and Football for other media outlets.

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence is a writer, podcaster, and jack of all trades. As long as that trade involves discussing people getting punched in the mouth. Expert analyst of extremely dumb decision making. Consistently snarky towards his betters. Find him throwing shade at local governments on Twitter (@TheClownKid). Diaz 1,2,5.

Tommy Messano

Tommy Messano is a writer residing in Arizona who is best known for his work as a Mixed Martial Arts journalist. His work has been featured on a number of publications, including Cagesideseats.com, Sherdog.com, MiddleEasy.com, ESPN.com, the abandoned WCL.com as well as his own site, ULTMMA.com (R.I.P).

Jordan Ellis

A lifelong fight fan from Liverpool, England who has been covering mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing for several years. Follow @JordanEllisUK on Twitter for all the latest fight news, views, interviews and live event coverage.