1. Is Rafael Dos Anjos Just Keeping the UFC Belt Warm for Khabib Nurmagomedov?

    There was a bittersweet quality to Rafael d os Anjos ’ victory over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185. It was as if, even as he was winning the lightweight title, Dos Anjos couldn’t win...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 18,045 reads 93 comments

  2. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 15,377 reads 76 comments

  3. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 22,293 reads 283 comments

  4. Anthony Pettis Faces Career-Defining Challenge After Losing UFC Title

    Despite Saturday night’s UFC 185 drubbing at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos , Anthony Pettis still has some things going his way...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 31,995 reads 98 comments

  5. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 29,890 reads 97 comments

  6. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 20,887 reads 139 comments

  7. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 19,766 reads 87 comments

  8. UFC 185 Preview: Carla Esparza Must Prove She's Right Strawweight for the Job

    Nobody blames Carla Esparza for feeling a little left out right now. If that is indeed how she feels. So far, it’s kind of hard to tell...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 6,668 reads 51 comments

  9. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 9,181 reads 116 comments

  10. UFC 185 Bold Predictions: Can Superstar Anthony Pettis Keep the Show Going?

    This is Anthony Pettis ' chance to really get his reign on a roll. After his early UFC days were afflicted by injury and unforeseen circumstances, Pettis has been sublime during the last 18 months or so...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 14,122 reads 32 comments

  11. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,964 reads 15 comments

  12. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 10,475 reads 87 comments

  13. UFC 185 Preview: Why Is It So Hard to Imagine Rafael Dos Anjos as UFC Champ?

    There’s nothing wrong with Rafael dos Anjos . On the contrary, dos Anjos has been outstanding through more than six years in the UFC...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 22,850 reads 114 comments

  14. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: After UFC 185, You Can Call Me 'Joanna Champion'

    LAS VEGAS — The first thing you notice about Joanna Jedrzejczyk is her name, of course, because you have to figure out how to spell it. She is a writer's worst nightmare. She is the reason copy and paste was invented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 13,620 reads 73 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 23,235 reads 76 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 12,001 reads 81 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 50,351 reads 177 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 26,964 reads 186 comments

  19. 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 months ago 23,044 reads 128 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 24,191 reads 60 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 364,241 reads 640 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 15,767 reads 59 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 20,740 reads 78 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 19,230 reads 53 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 55,225 reads 81 comments