1. 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 7 months ago 4,518 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 9,945 reads 31 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 14,638 reads 36 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 9,392 reads 29 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 24,030 reads 21 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 26,385 reads 178 comments

  7. 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 7 months ago 8,179 reads 33 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 11,966 reads 53 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 20,820 reads 67 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 22,972 reads 22 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 21,656 reads 61 comments

  12. The UFC Welterweight Division Doesn't Need Georges St-Pierre

    The UFC welterweight division doesn't need Georges St-Pierre. Where saying that anytime over the past seven years would have been absolute insanity, when looking at the current state of the weight class, that statement doesn't sound so crazy...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 22,957 reads 86 comments

  13. Dropping Knowledge: Michael Bisping Breaks Down Card for TUF 18 Finale

    The analysts for UFC on Fox and Fox Sports 1 broadcasts have been providing the most in-depth coverage mixed martial has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 11,004 reads 8 comments

  14. Shane Del Rosario Taken off Life Support, Breathing on His Own

    UPDATE: Saturday, November 30 at 8:05pm ET Sources close to Del Rosario told Bleacher Report that the fighter was removed from life support on Friday night, and as of Saturday evening, he is breathing on his own and has shown encouraging signs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 537,680 reads 40 comments

  15. TUF 18 Finale: Maynard vs. Diaz Betting Odds and Predictions

    By the time most of you read this, there's a chance you'll be on your way to a post-Thanksgiving lunch nap filled with thoughts of cranberry sauce and regret...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 5,882 reads 4 comments

  16. TUF 18 Finale: Nate Diaz Relaxed, Focused on Getting Win over Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS—Nate Diaz sits on a small stage on the Mandalay Bay Events Center concourse. He has arrived late—stop me if you've heard this before, but the brothers Diaz ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 10,549 reads 26 comments

  17. UFC Insiders: What We're Thankful for in MMA

    It is the time for solemn reflection and acknowledgment, that special part of the year reserved for counting our blessings and ruminating on the plight of those less fortunate...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 14,564 reads 38 comments

  18. UFC Insider Bold Predictions for TUF 18 Finale: Diaz, Women and More

    The UFC is a traveling circus of sorts, part sport and part entertainment. You never know what an event will bring. All we know for certain is that a collection of fighters will step into an eight-sided cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 10,418 reads 21 comments

  19. Gray Maynard Willing to Drop to Featherweight for Final Bout with Frankie Edgar

    Gray Maynard isn't quite done with Frankie Edgar . At least, he hopes not. Maynard and Edgar's story began on April 2, 2008. The location was Broomfield , Colo., and the event was Kenny Florian vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 9,305 reads 34 comments

  20. Tarec Saffiedine Eager to Jump into Deep Waters of UFC Welterweight Division

    The competitive nature of divisions under the UFC banner rise and fall, but the 170-pound weight class never falters...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 5,296 reads 12 comments

  21. Nate Diaz and the 10 Most Colorful Characters in Ultimate Fighter History

    There have been a lot of crazy people and wild characters on the set of The Ultimate Fighter . Shocked? Probably not...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 9,455 reads 27 comments

  22. Chris Leben Knows His Back is Against the Wall Heading into UFC 168

    It's often said the journey far outweighs the destination. The saying is meant to shed light on how the path navigated is supposed to provide more meaning when the person gets to ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 18,143 reads 39 comments

  23. As UFC Adds More Events for 2014, How Much Is Too Much?

    Depending on your point of view, your heart either leapt or stopped cold last week, as Lorenzo Fertitta stood at a podium in New York and announced that the UFC planned to do 54 events during 2014...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 12,308 reads 60 comments

  24. WSOF Signee Brian Foster Looking to Bring Fire to Organization

    Brian Foster's world has been on a roller coaster for the past three years. In November of 2010, he was coming off an impressive second-round submission victory over Matt Brown—current ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 3,902 reads 8 comments

  25. Nevada Commission Moves to Improve Judging, Should Look at TRT Next

    Chances are that the Nevada State Athletic Commission was planning its upcoming regulatory “workshop” long before UFC 167. Still, when the NSAC announced this week it will hold an event on Dec...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 12,113 reads 62 comments