1. Eddie Alvarez Faces Instant Must-Win in UFC 178 Debut Against Donald Cerrone

    UFC 178 was a long time coming for Eddie Alvarez . It took nearly two years of legal wrangling , followed by wholesale regime change to disentangle the Bellator lightweight champion from his previous place of work...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 hour ago 36 reads 1 comments

  2. Mark Hunt Deserves a Title Shot Against UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez

    There's something so cool about UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt (10-8-1)—entrancing even. He's a human paradox, a man whose very existence defies the carefully crafted rules that govern the world of combat sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 13 hours ago 4,286 reads 27 comments

  3. UFC 178 Is a Great Fight Card, It Just Lacks a Proper Main Event

    If you follow me on Twitter —and let's be honest with each other, you have no reason not to—you've no doubt seen me trumpeting my excitement for Saturday's UFC 178 card...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 day ago 9,995 reads 47 comments

  4. Jon Jones in 2015: Prognosticating the UFC Champ's Upcoming Schedule

    Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 12,629 reads 21 comments

  5. Wanderlei Silva's Camp Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Case

    Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 days ago 5,476 reads 10 comments

  6. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 days ago 33,306 reads 49 comments

  7. Johny Hendricks Is Finally Healthy, Ready to Talk Robbie Lawler, Ben Askren, GSP

    As we speak, Johny Hendricks is about a month into his fight camp. Never mind that the UFC welterweight champion doesn ’t yet officially have an opponent for the first defense of his title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 days ago 15,602 reads 37 comments

  8. 5 TUF 20 Cast Members with the Inside Track to Be Champion

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 debuted last week to rave reviews and not-so-great television ratings. But regardless of the show's ability to capture fan imagination—it has grown ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 7,647 reads 30 comments

  9. By Getting Under Ronda Rousey's Skin, Bethe Correia Is Already a Winner

    Some very big doors may be about to open for Bethe Correia . If they do, it will happen because—and only because—she had the foresight and fortitude to kick them down on her own...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 19,776 reads 44 comments

  10. What's Next for Anderson Silva After He Beats Nick Diaz?

    The biggest fight of 2015, on nearly every kind of scale one imagines, is probably Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier . After that, it's Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz . It wasn't always this way, of course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 35,958 reads 163 comments

  11. Andrei Arlovski Returns to Prominence as Possible UFC Heavyweight Contender

    Andrei Arlovksi , world heavyweight title contender? This seemed a ludicrous idea in March 2013, when Arlovski lost to former welterweight and future light heavyweight Anthony Johnson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 19,325 reads 68 comments

  12. When Risks Outweigh Rewards, Fighters and Fans Face Uncertain Futures

    I’d like to think a guy like Krzysztof Soszynski would be set for life. A veteran of nearly 40 fights, Soszynski spent more than eight years in the trenches of professional MMA ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 11 days ago 19,035 reads 31 comments

  13. Dana White vs. Ben Askren Isn't Good for Anyone

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Dana White doesn't like somebody, and he doesn't mind telling anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks. It's that trait that made White one of the biggest stars in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 days ago 20,236 reads 92 comments

  14. The Ultimate Fighter 20 Is Good, and You Should Watch It

    It has been a long time since a season of The Ultimate Fighter felt like a big deal. I am not telling you anything you don't know. This is not a revelation. The Ultimate Fighter has been stuck on "not interesting" for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 13 days ago 6,763 reads 36 comments

  15. What's Next for Ronda Rousey? Only One Controversial Fight Makes Sense

    What's next for Ronda Rousey ? There was a time when the answer to that question seemed clear. Back when Rousey was in Strikeforce, we all assumed she'd sign with the UFC, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 21,601 reads 90 comments

  16. Ben Askren Walks Alone: Is the OneFC Champ MMA's Most Interesting Character?

    Clearly, getting kicked off Inside MMA was a win-win for Ben Askren . If Askren had been wondering how to take his ongoing rift with UFC President Dana White to the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 days ago 10,834 reads 76 comments

  17. For Jacare Souza, a Middleweight Title Shot Is the Only Fight That Makes Sense

    Ronaldo “ Jacare ” Souza rests his case. Souza made his final push toward No. 1 contender status in the middleweight division on Friday, as he battered, fatigued ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 17 days ago 11,790 reads 42 comments

  18. Bellator's Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Brawl: So Bad It Was Actually Good?

    I've seen a lot of MMA over the years. A lot. Putting together The MMA Encyclopedia , I watched footage from all over the world, from the despondently bad to the resplendently life-changing...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 17 days ago 26,776 reads 49 comments

  19. UFC, Bellator Present Friday Night Filled with Mostly Highs and Few Lows

    I wrote earlier this week that Friday night's dueling UFC and Bellator cards were a throwback to the old Monday Night Wars in professional wrestling...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 5,490 reads 7 comments

  20. Friday Night Fights: Who Wins the 1st Bellator Versus UFC Showdown?

    UFC President Dana White likes to win. His goal, publicly stated, isn't just to be a successful mixed martial arts promoter. It's becoming a global force in the sports. "World f* cking domination ," as he puts it...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 19 days ago 5,720 reads 17 comments

  21. Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Johnson Closer to Reality? That's Fine with Me.

    At long last, it appears Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson might be headed for a collision course...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 12,372 reads 73 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 50: Could Quiet Jacare Souza Be Chris Weidman's Biggest Threat?

    Jacare Souza isn't the middleweight division's squeakiest wheel. His is a weight class flush with noisemakers, and for much of the last few years, guys like Vitor Belfort ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 19 days ago 15,692 reads 80 comments

  23. Friday Night Is Alright for (UFC and Bellator) Fighting

    In the late 1990's, when I was a wee lad (or, as the woman I love would so hilariously tell you, back when I was already an elderly man), I used to gather around the television on Monday nights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 20 days ago 15,302 reads 46 comments

  24. In Praise of TJ Dillashaw, Whose Championship Mettle Elevated UFC 177

    From inside the eye of the hurricane swirling around UFC 177 , TJ Dillashaw put on a command performance...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 21 days ago 8,077 reads 14 comments

  25. UFC 177 Was Low on Star Power but Ended Up Being a Lot of Fun Anyway

    In the end, if you were looking for the UFC's brightest-shining stars, you were never going to find them at UFC 177 . Not after The Curse waylaid Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson and Renan Barao and the rest...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 23 days ago 22,446 reads 58 comments