1. Bellator 131: Tito Ortiz Outlasts Stephan Bonnar in New-Look Bellator

    SAN DIEGO — It was a night filled with a sparkling new sheen for North America's second-largest mixed martial arts promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 24,438 reads 14 comments

  2. Complete Guide to Super Saturday: UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 Collide

    Fight fans will have their fingers on the remote control on Saturday night, as MMA 's top three promotions will go head-to-head on live television for the first time. World Series of Fighting and Bellator will both start at 9 p...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 10,452 reads 14 comments

  3. UFC 180 Preview: Is the Bottom About to Drop out of Mark Hunt's Feel-Good Story?

    Mark Hunt couldn’t wait to get out of there. That’s the impression you got on Wednesday if you sat through all of Hunt’s long, uncomfortable interview with MMAFighting...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 7,203 reads 29 comments

  4. Bellator 131: The Ortiz, Bonnar Traveling Circus Arrives in San Diego

    It is 1:10 p.m. in a banquet room of this San Diego Dave & Busters. Outside, throngs of fans play Skeeball and shoot hoops and play video games that are far larger and brighter than the arcade games of my youth...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 12,427 reads 20 comments

  5. UFC 180 Bold Predictions: Who Leaves Mexico City as Interim Heavyweight Champ?

    One thing we can say in UFC 180 ’s favor: There is no shortage of intrigue. As the UFC prepares to make its first trek to Mexico City on Saturday, the future of injured heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez casts a large shadow...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 11,667 reads 13 comments

  6. WSOF Champion Jessica Aguilar to UFC Reality Stars: 'I Am the Best'

    Jessica Aguilar (18-4), who defends her strawweight championship against Kalindra Faria (15-3) in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, has two messages to the women's MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 674 reads 24 comments

  7. Melvin Guillard vs. Justin Gaethje: Who Is the Champion WSOF Needs Right Now?

    Is it too dramatic to say that on Saturday Melvin Guillard and Justin Gaethje will battle over World Series of Fighting’s very soul? Yeah, OK, that’s probably a little bit over the top...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 4,889 reads 2 comments

  8. Why Fighters Like Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux Are so Important to the UFC

    Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux more than earned their keep last weekend. During back-to-back UFC events that featured some 21 fights, Rockhold and St. Preux turned in the only truly impactful performances...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 7,945 reads 3 comments

  9. An Open Letter to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Please Stop Fighting

    Dear Mauricio, May I call you Mauricio? Calling you by your first name seems a little weird because I have spent years referring to you by your last name and your nickname, pretty much exclusively...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 15,362 reads 74 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 56: Ovince St. Preux Clears the Room with Quick KO of Shogun Rua

    Moments after scoring the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night, Ovince St. Preux stood in the cage addressing an arena full of empty seats. St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 9,075 reads 21 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 55: Luke Rockhold Spices Up Mad, Mad Middleweight Title Picture

    We already knew the UFC middleweight division was shaping up to have one of 2015’s most intriguing ensemble casts. With Luke Rockhold now perhaps leading the charge, it figures to be nothing short of a mad, mad, mad, mad world...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 9,823 reads 29 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 55: Al Iaquinta Does Everything Right in Starmaking Performance

    It turns out Al Iaquinta (10-3-1) knew something the rest of us didn't. When he boldly proclaimed he would be better than Ross Pearson standing, knowledgeable fans and insiders scoffed...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 7,494 reads 14 comments

  13. If Donald Cerrone Beats Myles Jury, Is He the No. 1 Contender at LW?

    UFC 182 features one of the biggest grudge fights in recent memory. You know the one. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier , light heavyweights of extraordinary prowess, eliminated any ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 7,867 reads 43 comments

  14. From Champion to Journeyman: Shogun Rua Shows No Signs of Wanting to Quit

    Mauricio “Shogun” Rua doesn ’t want to hear it, but the voices are getting louder. Cast around at the headlines leading up to Rua ’s main event fight against Ovince St...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 4,781 reads 15 comments

  15. Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar: Anyone Still Interested?

    It used to be when Bellator rolled out a "new season" of television, what it really meant was it was about to roll out another series of tournaments filled with fighters you'd never heard of...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 14,612 reads 52 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 55 Preview: Is the Michael Bisping Show Down to Its Last Act?

    Being Michael Bisping has always been pretty good business. You might say Bisping was Conor McGregor before the Irish dandy ever laced a pair of fingerless gloves...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 11,328 reads 28 comments

  17. With a Win Over Bisping, Where Will Luke Rockhold Stand in the MW Division?

    You are forgiven if you've forgotten there are two Ultimate Fighting Championship events this weekend. These things happen to me too...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 6,530 reads 29 comments

  18. Octagon Art: The 6 Coolest UFC Event Programs in History

    I started collecting souvenir guides for Ultimate Fighting Championship events back when I first started covering them professionally. It was not a conscious decision. Not at the beginning...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 28,783 reads 24 comments

  19. Can Georges St-Pierre Pass Anderson Silva as MMA's GOAT If Both Return in 2015?

    For the moment, there is little debate over who is the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Anderson Silva is the GOAT and has been for some years now, after building a resume ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 14,687 reads 112 comments

  20. UFC Needs to Create Absolute Rules Governing Injuries, Title Defenses

    I've been thinking about championships lately. More specifically, I've been thinking about championships and how, given the multiple injuries suffered by UFC title-holders in recent ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 9,428 reads 36 comments

  21. Modern Era: The 14 Best MMA and UFC Fights of the New Millenium

    If there is a dividing line separating MMA into two eras, it likely belongs in the year 2001. The new millennium brought sweeping changes to the sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 30,108 reads 39 comments

  22. Jose Aldo Resurgent: What It Will Take for the UFC Champ to Have a Knockout 2015

    And still champion. Jose Aldo turned back the stiffest challenge of his career last Saturday at UFC 179, besting Chad Mendes after a five-round brawl that will be up to history to properly put in perspective...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 8,157 reads 26 comments

  23. The Good Life: Should Conor McGregor's Bromance with UFC Bosses Be an Issue?

    When UFC President Dana White posted his latest Instagram selfie with Conor McGregor early Monday, at least he had the presence of mind to caption it, "Ready ... Set ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 24,454 reads 108 comments

  24. Chad Mendes in Championship Purgatory, but It Won't Last Forever

    Chad Mendes put in a stellar outing on Saturday night. Mendes' UFC 179 bout against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was the kind of performance that can boost a career. Mendes lost the fight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 17,085 reads 32 comments

  25. Phil Davis Grounds Glover Teixeira, but Anderson Silva Call-out Leaves Bad Taste

    It continues to feel like two steps forward, one step back for Phil Davis. Davis got off the schneid Saturday night at UFC 179 , putting on a wrestling clinic en route to a unanimous-decision victory over Glover Teixeira...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 17,811 reads 50 comments