1. By Putting Fun First, Can Bellator Become a Carefree Alternative to the UFC?

    A minute or two into last week’s Bellator 134, a guy strolled out from behind a retractable 20-foot video monitor and began noodling a version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on electric guitar...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 10,698 reads 37 comments

  2. The Question: Should Brock Lesnar Stick with Pro Wrestling and Not MMA?

    Brock Lesnar 's run in World Wrestling Entertainment might be coming to an end. Or, at least his contract is expiring after WrestleMania in a few weeks, making him the hottest free agent in combat sports...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 days ago 8,536 reads 73 comments

  3. Ronda Rousey's Greatness Challenges Everything, Even How We Talk About Her

    It's strange to think that 11 fights and nearly four years into her amazing MMA career, we still have no idea how to talk about Ronda Rousey ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 43,483 reads 161 comments

  4. Can UFC Star Ronda Rousey Really Beat Up a Male Fighter? Who Cares?

    In her last two UFC title defenses, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has beaten opponents Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano in a combined 30 seconds. That is not a misprint...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 days ago 23,900 reads 181 comments

  5. UFC 184: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    Saturday night's UFC 184 event offered more of that patented Ronda Rousey magic: the anticipation, the atmosphere and the quick destruction of an opponent that leaves us all ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 21,446 reads 128 comments

  6. Holly Holm's So-So UFC Debut Douses Ronda Rousey Rumors, Buys Her Some Time

    Things didn’t totally go Holly Holm’s way at UFC 184 . Maybe that will turn out to be the best thing for her...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 23,192 reads 60 comments

  7. UFC 184: Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg Are on a Collision Course with Destiny

    Cat Zingano came charging out of the corner, launching herself at UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey with a fierce determination, murder in her eyes and weeks of muscle memory twitching in every fiber...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 days ago 361,706 reads 637 comments

  8. The Question: Does Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Make a Mockery of MMA?

    Last fall, Scott Coker surprised just about everybody by announcing that Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar would face off in a headlining Bellator event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 days ago 13,593 reads 59 comments

  9. Don't Worry, Ronda Rousey Fans, She's Still a Long Way from GOAT Status

    The soundtrack to Ronda Rousey ’s UFC career has always been a ticking clock. Rousey is so special, her talent so glaringly cant-miss, that we’ ve always known we couldn ’t keep her forever...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 days ago 20,359 reads 78 comments

  10. Bellator's Crazy Main Events Will Set It Apart from the UFC

    Scott Coker seems to have a winning formula for television success. The formula goes a little something like this: Fill up a card with great prospects and great style fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 18,503 reads 53 comments

  11. UFC 184 Bold Predictions: How Long Can Cat Zingano Hang with Ronda Rousey?

    UFC 184 may be limping and exhausted, but at least the finish line is in sight. At this point, Ronda Rousey ’s women’s bantamweight title defense against Cat Zingano will do nicely as Saturday night’s main event...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 55,079 reads 82 comments

  12. Ronda Rousey vs. Arianny Celeste Is the UFC's Best Dumb Rivalry

    Heading into UFC 184 , Ronda Rousey is facing two opponents. First, there's Cat Zingano, Rousey's opponent on Saturday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 20,449 reads 238 comments

  13. The Question: Is Ronda Rousey the Most Dominant Female Athlete of All Time?

    Saturday night's UFC 184 card marks the return of perhaps the biggest current star in mixed martial arts. Ronda Rousey , the women's bantamweight champion, has never been tested in competition...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 days ago 35,688 reads 208 comments

  14. Fedor in Repose: Retired & Happy, MMA's Greatest Heavyweight Returns to America

    On a map, it looks like the Dave & Buster's in Manchester, Connecticut, sits along a quintessentially American stretch of blacktop...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 days ago 22,805 reads 87 comments

  15. Michael Johnson Pressures Way to Contention in Stacked Lightweight Class

    Michael Johnson still has a long road in front of him before he earns a shot at the UFC lightweight title. Given his forward progress against Edson Barboza at Fight Night 61, however, he seems capable of covering that distance fairly expeditiously...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 12 days ago 5,145 reads 10 comments

  16. Frank Mir Overcomes the Odds Yet Again with Knockout of Bigfoot Silva

    Frank Mir , after spending over 380 days on the sidelines, returned to the Octagon in Brazil on Sunday night to try to put a stop to a four-fight losing streak. It is surprising that he returned at all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 days ago 28,480 reads 107 comments

  17. The Question: Does the UFC's New Drug Testing Policy Reflect Real Change?

    On Wednesday, the UFC announced what may be potentially sweeping changes to its performance-enhancing-drug policy...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 14 days ago 5,250 reads 31 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 61 Preview: Can Frank Mir and Bigfoot Silva Still Surprise Us?

    Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva have been talking a lot about the ground game. Leading up to their UFC Fight Night 61 main event, each declining heavyweight has independently agreed that his opponent won’t submit him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 14 days ago 16,749 reads 91 comments

  19. UFC Deserves Credit for Taking Steps to Clean Up Sport

    Damned if they don't, damned if they do. That's the feeling I had at the conclusion of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighting Championship news conference on performance-enhancing drugs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 5,053 reads 44 comments

  20. For UFC, Devil Will Be in Details of Creating, Enforcing New Drug-Testing Policy

    After a well-publicized false start to begin the year, the UFC finally showed the teeth of its proposed performance-enhancing drug-testing program on Wednesday—though it remains to be seen how much bite will follow the bark...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 16 days ago 7,788 reads 27 comments

  21. Could a Welterweight Run Make Benson Henderson Into—Gasp!—a Fan Favorite?

    A funny thing happened to Benson Henderson during the 19 minutes he spent in the cage Saturday with Brandon Thatch . People started rooting for him...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 18 days ago 17,617 reads 106 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 60 Results: Benson Henderson Shows He's the Big Dog in the Fight

    At UFC Fight Night 60, welterweight Brandon Thatch discovered something the world’s best lightweights have known for years. Benson Henderson will suck the life out of you...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 19 days ago 13,588 reads 52 comments

  23. Bellator 133: Alexander Shlemenko's Sick Knockout Propels Him Toward Title Shot

    At 38, Melvin Manhoef (29-13-1) is a finished product. You know exactly what to expect when he fights. There will be violence. It will be furious. And someone will end up looking at the ceiling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 21 days ago 20,940 reads 17 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 60: In Henderson vs. Thatch, Any Outcome May Need an Asterisk

    No matter what happens when Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 60 on Saturday, we’re probably going to need an asterisk or two. Henderson vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 22 days ago 19,343 reads 29 comments

  25. The Question: Is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber a Real Superfight?

    On Tuesday evening, the mixed martial arts Internet exploded with the news that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would potentially, possibly, probably headline the UFC's first foray into the Philippines...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 22 days ago 19,531 reads 165 comments