1. Can You Kick a Flyweight's Butt? UFC's Top Little Guys on Their Biggest Battle

    It's hard for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to stand out in a crowd. Challenger Joseph Benavidez , who will look to take Johnson's title belt Saturday on Fox, has the same problem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 15,043 reads 153 comments

  2. UFC on Fox 9: It's One Step at a Time for the Resilient Court McGee

    As fighters continue to find success under the bright lights of the UFC and their profiles rise in the realm of public perception, it's easy to lose things in the shuffle...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 3,725 reads 2 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 9: Is It Do-or-Die for Urijah Faber Against Michael McDonald?

    Perhaps, the most telling statement that Urijah Faber ever made about his own position in life came at WEC 26, as he prepared to fight a little known 21-year-old named Dominick Cruz...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 7,679 reads 19 comments

  4. The Numbers Game: Analyzing Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

    At first glance, the UFC on Fox title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez doesn't offer all that much to analyze...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 3,693 reads 9 comments

  5. Chad Mendes Intends to Give Nik Lentz a Reality Check at UFC on Fox 9

    Chad Mendes isn't a fighter that people are lining up to face. The former title challenger has been a staple in the upper tier of the featherweight division for the past several years and has left a trail of wrecked opposition in his wake...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 6,868 reads 26 comments

  6. The Buzz List: The 4 Hottest, Most Controversial Topics in MMA for 12/9-12/15

    Our string of never-ending fight weeks continues this week with UFC on FOX 9. I'm sure it'll be a memorable event, but can it live up to the strong memories created by heavyweights ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 12,759 reads 13 comments

  7. UFC on Fox 9: McDonald Expects to Beat Faber 'Everywhere,' Even His Hometown

    Michael McDonald might drive himself to UFC on Fox 9 . From his home in Oakdale, Calif., it’ll take about 90 minutes—a straight shot north on I-5 to Sacramento, where ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 6,073 reads 12 comments

  8. Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva: Who Really Won the UFC Fight of the Year?

    Two days after the fact, senses still numb from an onslaught of violence that felt extreme even to fans of this most extreme sport, UFC stalwarts are still celebrating the mesmerizing fight between Mark Hunt and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 54,842 reads 143 comments

  9. Matt Brown Withdraws from UFC on FOX 9 Bout Due to Back Injury

    UPDATE: December 7, 12:53 p.m. PT Brown tweeted the specific nature of the injury: he has three herniated discs in his lower back. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Condit has, in fact, been pulled from the fight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 31,614 reads 148 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 33 Results: 'Shogun' Rua Staves off Retirement with Te Huna KO

    Even before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took the cage on Friday night, the elegies for his storied career were already being written...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 10,955 reads 28 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva in an Instant Classic

    I hate the bro hug . Two fighters, in the midst of a fight, taking precious time off the clock to hug it out? It's the worst thing ever...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 20,680 reads 67 comments

  12. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 33

    Mixed martial arts is a thriving passion for the fighting faithful in Australia. The fanbase has grown to become one of the most lively collectives across the globe, and on Friday night (Saturday for them), the UFC returned for UFC Fight Night 33...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 9,980 reads 27 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 33: What We Learned from Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

    There are times in this profession where I have no words to describe what I've just seen. It doesn't happen often. Most of the time, I feel like I've seen it all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 39,745 reads 121 comments

  14. Ryan Bader and Sponsor Donate $20,000 to Navy SEALs

    Heading into his next tilt against Anthony Perosh this weekend at Fight Night 33, Ryan Bader has his mind set on getting back into the upper-tier of the UFC light heavyweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 10,997 reads 51 comments

  15. The Fighting Life: Josh Thomson Is Determined to Leave His Mark on the UFC

    Josh Thomson won't deny there is a chip on his shoulder. And it's been there for quite some time. The AKA staple and top-ranked lightweight has hovered in the conversation as one of the best 155-pound fighters in the world for the past decade...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 4,529 reads 9 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 33 Bold Predictions: Chad Dundas vs. Jonathan Snowden

    UFC Fight Night: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva is an event just begging to be treated boldly. With an eclectic mix of slumping veterans and Octagon newcomers—not to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 9,955 reads 31 comments

  17. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Sound off on Rousey, Diaz and Pride

    Everyone loves a hot take. And, per our contracts, here at Bleacher Report the takes are always sizzling. But if you've ever ventured into the comments section, you know we have nothing on you guys...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 14,654 reads 36 comments

  18. UFC's New 'Digital Network' and Making the Best of an Oversaturated Situation

    For a long time now, UFC fans have known a tough decision loomed on the horizon. As the fight company continued to expand its calendar of live events from one year to the next, ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 9,410 reads 29 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 33: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Betting Odds and Predictions

    Hey guys, it's fight week. Actually, there's no such thing as fight week any more. It's just one long stretch of fight weeks, pressing out into the distance with no end in sight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 24,044 reads 21 comments

  20. UFC Misses the Boat with Ben Askren Rumored Headed Overseas

    The discouraging nosedive that is Ben Askren ’s free agency may have reached terminal velocity this week, with rumors that the former Bellator champ will ditch our whole continent to sign with OneFC ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 26,399 reads 178 comments

  21. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker December 2013 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 8,187 reads 33 comments

  22. UFC Dials Back European Expansion, but Overexposure Still a Danger

    I woke up this fine Monday morning with the realization that we've just begun another Ultimate Fighting Championship fight week. And, in both the immortal words and general vibe of Ron Burgundy, in no way is that depressing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 11,980 reads 53 comments

  23. TUF 18 Finale: Reunited with Nate Diaz and It Feels so Good

    You just knew this was going to be good—first the fight itself and then the real main event: the post-fight interview...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 20,836 reads 67 comments

  24. The Good, Bad and Strange from The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale

    Anytime a six-figure contract is on the line, you can expect some intense battles. On Saturday night at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in Las Vegas, two UFC contracts were ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 22,980 reads 22 comments

  25. TUF 18 Finale: What We Learned from Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS — The old version of Nate Diaz returned Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, while the old version of Gray Maynard may be gone for good...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 21,685 reads 61 comments