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Mobile MMATorch will keep you up to date with what's happening in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. A passionate staff of expert reporters and analysts provide not just the headlines of the day, but analysis to put those stories in perspective, just as we have for nearly two decades in the Torch Newsletter and our MMATorch.com website.
MMATorch covers all of the biggest promotions and events worldwide including UFC, Strikeforce on Showtime, WEC on Versus, Bellator Fighting Championships on Fox Sports, and international and regional groups. We review TV shows such as ESPN's MMA Live program. When a pro wrestler gets into MMA, such as Brock Lesnar or Bobby Lashley, we'll provide insight like no one else into their background, reputation, and viability in the sport.
MMATorch covers live MMA PPVs as they air with updated results every few minutes to keep you up to date on not just who won, but blow-by-blow details of how they won, along with our exclusive star-ratings to indicate the historical significant and entertainment value of each fight, plus our special "Fight Ramifications" analysis putting the result in perspective going forward.
Then, stay tuned after each PPV for our exclusive Staff Roundtable Reviews with 0-10 scores and commentaries from the MMATorch writers evaluating the fights and the outcomes. MMATorch also shines in the weeks leading up to the big PPVs with a wide variety of fight card preview articles, which will help make novice fans feel like an expert and give hardcore MMA fans new information and perspective.
Catch up on the latest breaking MMA news, PPV results, TV show recaps including The Ultimate Fighter, blogs, and hard-hitting editorials, plus return to the early days of UFC and MMA with Flashback articles from the Torch's coverage of MMA dating back to the early-'90s. Do all of this while you're away from home, on your break at work, or between classes, or anywhere. It's easier than ever with this iPhone mobile application.
All of that, plus interviews, fighter profiles, DVD reviews, nostalgia, history, and great podcasts throughout the week. Keep up to date on Anderson Silva, B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Fedor, Dan Henderson, Chuck Liddell, Ken Shamrock, the Gracies, Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Urijah Faber, Jose Aldo, Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Rauricio Rua, Frankie Edgar, and of course Dana White himself.
No other MMA-dedicated news and commentary app can say they've been covering UFC since Day One. We have. Our full-time staff and unmatched team of columnists and specialists covers the Mixed Martial Arts industry like no one else. Read, share, and be informed with MMATorch, the perfect MMA companion in the palm of your hand.
What's New in Version 3.6
- Performance Increased
- Analytics Updated
Content is Very Good/Graphics Need Work
I like content and the brief analysis included under most articles. I've been reading MMA Torch via the app for several years.
The one thing that bothers me is the graphics. About 1-2 years ago, they redid the graphics, and in my opinion, the result is 50/50.
- The icon/cover page looks worse. It's the gradient backdrop that is problematic... looks like a kid dropped the torch into Photoshop and clicked the circular (?) gradient filter and DONE. It looks second-rate, childish, and cheap. The content deserves better... and it's the first thing users see. It's need to change. Just go with a flat/matte charcoal grey or black backdrop... ditch the gradient thing. Let the Torch be the first and only thing the user focuses on.
- I really like the newest fighter illustrations. The old ones look childish. Don't use the old ones. Either use a real photo of the fighter or have the newer illustrations made for more of the fighters. But again... stop using the old ones. The mix of old and new creates an inconsistent/unprofessional look.
Overall, I enjoy the app, the content, and most of the writers. I'm a fan.
Weak, one sided faux journalism...
Long story short: The majority of the armchair reporters on this app are so far embedded on Anderson Silva's (and any other fighter-of-the-now's) jock that there's no true analysis...just Penick, etc. fanboying, swooning, etc. Lots of more insightful MMA news sources available...
UPDATE - Penick continues to lead the lackluster parade of uninformed simpletons who've never broke a sweat from anything more intense than answering a phone. Any other MMA source is FAR better informed.
Good journalism, buggy app
The app itself is pretty buggy. A lot of annoying ads and its design leaves a lot to be desired. The saving grace with this is the content. There are a lot of good articles written by insightful MMA journalists. If they completely rebuilt the app from the ground up, made it run smoother and look nicer it would get 5 stars from me.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Sep 19, 2013
- Version: 3.6
- Size: 35.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: UIEvolution, Inc.
- © UIEvolution, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.