1. 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

  2. Dear Dana White: Let's Skip Right to Conor McGregor Versus Jose Aldo Please

    The full brilliance of Jose Aldo was on display Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, as he outpointed a game Chad Mendes . An instant classic and fight for the ages , it was his eighteenth consecutive win and his ninth title defense...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 34,001 reads 148 comments

  3. UFC 179: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes Deliver Thrilling Fight for the Ages

    With apologies to Conor McGregor, the finely tailored Irishman who has taken the Ultimate Fighting Championship by storm, Saturday night's UFC 179 event proved that the two best featherweights in the world reside Brazil and the United States...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 20,962 reads 88 comments

  4. Jose Aldo Is Capable of Greatness, but He Must Be Willing to Take Risks

    Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever had. It has been nearly nine years since he gave up the only loss of his career, and truth be told, he has rarely been challenged since that night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 8,524 reads 33 comments

  5. Once a Hot Prospect, Phil Davis Faces Career Crossroads at UFC 179

    It’s strange to think of UFC 179 as a must-win situation for Phil Davis . Theoretically, Davis is still in the thick of his fighting prime. He’s a respectable 12-2-1 and continues to hang around the UFC’s light heavyweight Top 10...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 4,381 reads 9 comments

  6. Cain Velasquez and Mark Hunt Are the Reason UFC History Is Written in Pencil

    In mixed martial arts we have a bad tendency to write our narratives in stone, preferring pen even in the early stages of a fighter's career when a pencil would probably be a better choice...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 29,175 reads 32 comments

  7. Conor McGregor Should Fight for Title, but Siver Bout Could Pay Off for UFC

    The UFC's new golden child is returning, and he's not returning for the gold. According to a Thursday report from Steven Marrocco of MMAjunkie ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 20,760 reads 110 comments

  8. If Jose Aldo Means to Be an All-Time UFC Great, Time to Impress Is Now

    Don’t get me wrong, Jose Aldo has been a very good champion for the UFC. Aldo, in fact, is the only featherweight titlist the Octagon has ever known...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 7,591 reads 43 comments

  9. Bellator's Emanuel Newton on Prefight Poops, the Universe and Spinning Backfists

    A conversation with Emanuel Newton, Bellator's light heavyweight champion, is unlike a conversation with anyone else in mixed martial arts. If pushed, he can take you to some very strange places...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 4,387 reads 5 comments

  10. UFC 179 Bold Predictions: Can Chad Mendes Take out the Featherweight GOAT?

    As a recently disgraced UFC broadcaster might say, here we go. After months of injury delays and one canceled pay-per-view— RIP UFC 176! — Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes will finally rematch on Saturday at UFC 179 ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 7,089 reads 12 comments

  11. Cung Le Controversy Highlights UFC's Need for Strict Regulation

    Tuesday's decision by the Ultimate Fighting Championship to rescind a suspension handed down to Cung Le was a curious one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 11,605 reads 13 comments

  12. Even with Champions Healthy, 2015 Shapes Up as Make-or-Break Year for UFC

    What time is it? Depends on whom you ask. There are those who will tell you the clock struck midnight on the UFC in 2014, and that the fight company’s bejeweled, Affliction Brand carriage abruptly turned back into a pumpkin...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 13,315 reads 33 comments

  13. Mendes Could Be Latest American UFC Champ, but Will He Connect with Fans?

    Chad Mendes has to travel to Brazil this week, once more, to face Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 12,183 reads 54 comments

  14. The Night Bellator Came to Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Around 4 p.m. on October 18, tens of thousands gather around Sam Boyd Stadium on the outskirts of this very famous city, closer to the mountains and the Hoover Dam than the casinos and broken dreams of the Vegas strip...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 8,253 reads 14 comments

  15. Anderson Silva Has Something Worth Fighting For, and That's Fine by Me

    I'll be the first person to tell you I hoped Anderson Silva would never fight again. I didn't think he would return to the Octagon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 14,982 reads 36 comments

  16. Grand Theft Gracie: Did Bellator Steal Another UFC Icon Just Because It Could?

    The new guard at Bellator MMA made another decidedly old-school acquisition this week, inking UFC O.G. Royce Gracie as its latest “national brand ambassador.” Raise your hand if you saw that one coming...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 months ago 33,408 reads 46 comments

  17. Kelvin Gastelum Can Punch His Own Ticket as a Top 10 Welterweight at UFC 180

    Kelvin Gastelum is often overlooked. That's the story of his career, mostly, at least since making his debut on The Ultimate Fighter in 2013. Gastelum was a prodigious underdog, picked last by coach Chael Sonnen ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 14,058 reads 20 comments

  18. Fallout from Cung Le's Positive Drug Test Raises Questions About UFC Testing

    Even after a week of speculation, public disputes and good, solid reporting by MMA ’s best journalists, there is still a lot we don’t know about Cung Le ’s positive drug test...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 months ago 17,611 reads 35 comments

  19. The 10 Best UFC Fights to Close Out 2014

    We've had an extraordinary amount of mixed martial arts in 2014. Too much MMA , if you ask some folks (myself included)...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 76,229 reads 76 comments

  20. UFC's Unusual Suspects: Race to Be 155-Pound No. 1 Contender Too Close to Call

    It wouldn ’t be the UFC lightweight division without a little bit of intrigue, now would it? Long regarded as the fight company’s deepest, most competitive weight class, the 155-pound ranks are never at a loss for title contenders...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 months ago 20,235 reads 36 comments

  21. Triumphant Return of Dominick Cruz Is MMA's Best Story of 2014

    He was on the sidelines so long that we nearly forgot about him entirely. Nearly three years passed between Dominick Cruz 's last two fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 8,743 reads 34 comments

  22. UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

    Last October, Josh Burkman , fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 21,360 reads 46 comments

  23. Rory MacDonald Emerges as Title Threat for Spring; Can He Continue to Excite?

    In the aftermath of Rory MacDonald’s third-round TKO of Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, a common phrase flying around online was that it’ll now be " hard to deny " MacDonald a welterweight title shot...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 months ago 15,049 reads 120 comments

  24. Jim Ross, Chael Sonnen Excel at Battlegrounds O.N.E.

    With apologies to Mr. Mike Goldberg, Mr. Joe Rogan, Mr. Jon Anik and Mr. Brian Stann, I have a new favorite mixed martial arts commentary team: Jim Ross and Chael Sonnen ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 months ago 22,724 reads 33 comments

  25. Call a Do Over: A Rematch Between Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy Is Only Fair

    Upon further review, perhaps Yoel Romero isn ’t as big a jerk as first thought. Our initial collective reaction to Romero’s controversial win over Tim Kennedy at ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 months ago 14,007 reads 103 comments