1. Robbie Lawler, Office Enforcer, Gets Ruthless on Bleacher Report Staff

    UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler will face Matt Brown in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 next week in San Jose. It's one of the biggest fights of Lawler 's career...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 37,470 reads 33 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 45: Behind Brash Facade, a Cowboy Quietly Comes into His Own

    After polishing off Jim Miller via head-kick knockout on Wednesday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45, Donald Cerrone stood in the Octagon and announced his future plans. They sounded suspiciously like many of his past plans...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 10,661 reads 33 comments

  3. Gadelha vs. Lahdemaki a Landmark Moment for UFC; Here Come the Strawweights

    Claudia Gadelha stood on one side of the Octagon, Tina Lahdemaki on the other. UFC play-by-play man Jon Anik welcomed viewers watching on Fight Pass to "beautiful Atlantic City,” ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 months ago 12,515 reads 39 comments

  4. Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller: Appreciating the UFC Fight Night 45 Main Event

    Neither Donald Cerrone nor Jim Miller has ever headlined a UFC pay-per-view. Neither guy has ever been champion (or even fought for UFC gold)...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 months ago 13,055 reads 16 comments

  5. UFC Needs to Return to Stacked PPV Cards for Year-End Event

    UFC fans have grown spoiled over the years. This is not debatable. It is fact. Diehard fans of any sport will find a way to argue anything, and I am being quite literal in my usage of the term "literal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 12,457 reads 45 comments

  6. The State of the UFC Middleweight Division

    We've taken a look at the state of the UFC's heavyweight , light heavyweight , welterweight and lightweight divisions...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 17,913 reads 98 comments

  7. TUF 19 Finale: On Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn and the Horrible Clarity of Hindsight

    A third fight between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn never made much sense. Less and less so every second they actually spent together in the cage...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 28,696 reads 36 comments

  8. UFC 175 Results: Chris Weidman Proves His Point, Holds Off Game Lyoto Machida

    After each of his fights against Anderson Silva during 2013, Chris Weidman was rightfully announced as the undisputed UFC middleweight champion. Maybe now people will finally stop disputing it...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 48,314 reads 278 comments

  9. Ronda Rousey Cements Her Place as Most Terrifying Woman on Earth

    Ronda Rousey , the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star, sent her fame soaring to unprecedented heights with a 16-second knockout win over Alexis Davis at UFC 175. It wasn't just the speed, though there was plenty of that...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 55,847 reads 422 comments

  10. UFC 175: Will the Biggest PPV of 2014 (so Far) Bear Fruit or Die on the Vine?

    Just in case anyone was wondering, UFC President Dana White wants us all to know the state of his company is strong, thank you very much...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 13,051 reads 41 comments

  11. Ronda Rousey, UFC's Biggest Star, Prepared for UFC 175 Challenge from Davis

    Ronda Rousey is the biggest star in the known universe. This may not be the most truthful statement ever written. But it feels that way, here in one of the many rooms that make up the Mandalay Bay Events Center...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 22,666 reads 81 comments

  12. With Few Real Challenges Ahead, Ronda Rousey's Fighting Future Still Uncertain

    Here’s what we know for sure about Ronda Rousey ’s future in the Octagon: On Saturday she’ll take on Alexis Davis at UFC 175 , she’ll win, and then she’ll go on a vacation...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 18,566 reads 53 comments

  13. UFC 175 Bold Predictions: What Does Future Hold for Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey?

    The UFC has a lot riding on this Saturday's pay-per-view event. With Chris Weidman set to defend his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey putting her women's ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 21,756 reads 39 comments

  14. Weidman vs. Machida Is an Excellent Fight, but Will Anyone Watch?

    As far as main events go, you're not going to find many better than Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida . The middleweight title fight headlines this Saturday's UFC 175 event in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 22,862 reads 159 comments

  15. Lyoto Gets 1 More Chance to Jump-Start 'Machida Era' at UFC 175

    At this point, it’s one of our sport's most persistent jokes. Five years after the UFC broadcast team prematurely bellowed the dawn of a new day in the light heavyweight ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 15,270 reads 57 comments

  16. Can Chris Weidman Silence His Critics with a Win over Lyoto Machida?

    With his first anniversary as UFC middleweight champion approaching, it sounds as though Chris Weidman has made peace with never getting the credit he deserves...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 17,728 reads 260 comments

  17. Chael Sonnen's Latest Failed Drug Test Casts a Shadow over His Entire Career

    Until the very end, there were many who wanted to believe in Chael Sonnen . You've heard me say this before, but I will say it again: Sonnen is one of the nicest people you'll meet in mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 20,395 reads 191 comments

  18. Cub Swanson Proves Worthy of UFC Featherweight Title Shot, but Will It Come?

    For Cub Swanson , perhaps the sixth time will be the charm. Swanson ran his impressive Octagon win streak to an even half-dozen on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44, outdueling the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 9,296 reads 40 comments

  19. Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens Both Hope to Bury Past, Build a Better Future

    Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson want to believe their stories are still being written. They both likely shudder to think they would be defined by moments past...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 4,654 reads 9 comments

  20. Fantasy UFC 175 Fight Card: Combining Multiple UFC Events into 1 Big PPV

    The UFC, in its ever-increasing attempts at expanding its brand around the globe, is running a lot of shows. This is an unarguable point. Whether or not you believe it is running too many events comes down to your own personal preference...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 6,228 reads 7 comments

  21. The State of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    We've taken a look at the UFC's heavyweight , lightweight and welterweight divisions. Today, we move down to what has historically been considered the UFC's marquee division: the light heavyweights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 7,713 reads 12 comments

  22. Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna Try to Stay in the Game at UFC Fight Night 43

    Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna will make a piece of inauspicious history on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 43. According to statistical wizard Mike Bohn at MMAJunkie .com , Te Huna vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 5,486 reads 13 comments

  23. The State of the UFC Heavyweight Division

    We've already taken a look at the state of the UFC's welterweight and lightweight divisions. Today, we turn our eyes to the big boys in the heavyweight division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 24,756 reads 88 comments

  24. UFC 175 Debacle Shows Surprise Testing Is Still Best Weapon in War Against PEDs

    Last week’s Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting didn ’t quite turn out to be the star-studded circus we all expected. Unfortunately, even this card was subject to change...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 months ago 8,455 reads 39 comments

  25. The State of the UFC Lightweight Division

    The UFC's Lightweight Championship has been on ice for nearly a year due to recurring injuries suffered by champ Anthony Pettis , and it could be another year before anyone not named Gilbert Melendez earns a title shot...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 5 months ago 21,743 reads 56 comments