1. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Gets 2nd (Maybe Last?) Chance to Prove He's Best

    If you’re Gilbert Melendez , you must be pretty happy with how it all worked out. In quieter moments, perhaps you can even marvel at your own good fortune...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 10,199 reads 21 comments

  2. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Can Solidify Himself as One of Lightweight's Greats

    When Anthony Pettis steps into the cage for the first time in 15 long months on Saturday at UFC 181 , he'll be facing down more than just opponent Gilbert Melendez, the former ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 7,995 reads 34 comments

  3. UFC Inks Deal with Reebok: What Are the Pros and Cons of the New Uniform Deal?

    At last, the time is finally now. After months of speculation and at least one high-profile delay , the UFC and Reebok held a joint press conference on Tuesday to announce a partnership ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 33,648 reads 59 comments

  4. Wanderlei Silva Is Hard to Take Seriously

    If you thought Wanderlei Silva would go quietly into that good night after finishing his career with the human equivalent of a dumpster fire, well, you've got another thing coming...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 20,281 reads 39 comments

  5. UFC Star Conor McGregor, Bellator and More: An MMA Thanksgiving

    It hasn't been the easiest year to be an MMA fan. Between the UFC's precipitous financial decline , decimated fight cards and what seemed to be a bizarre crime ring made up exclusively of fringe fighters, 2014 was far from a banner year...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 17,320 reads 10 comments

  6. Renan Barao Is in No Position to Demand Fight with T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil

    Renan Barao wants to fight T.J. Dillashaw in Brazil. You can't blame a fighter for seeking a home-court advantage, and Brazil offers just such a thing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 18,102 reads 83 comments

  7. AKA Head Javier Mendez Discusses Ways to Lessen Training Camp Injuries

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier had been training hard for 23 minutes when the accident happened...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 19,026 reads 22 comments

  8. Conor McGregor Should Get Next Title Shot After Edgar Dominates Swanson

    The UFC's featherweight title picture just cleared up. Cub Swanson, he of the six-fight winning streak heading into UFC Fight Night Austin, is vanquished...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 31,842 reads 213 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar, Swanson Still Hope to Choose Their Own Adventures

    The dense plot surrounding the UFC featherweight title got some clarifying edits last Saturday at UFC 180...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 4,712 reads 8 comments

  10. UFC 181: Urijah Faber on Cisco Rivera, Dominick Cruz and Business

    Urijah Faber last stepped in the Octagon in July, which means he's had ample opportunities to start new businesses. Faber is a prolific businessman...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 4,558 reads 4 comments

  11. UFC's Early 2015 Schedule Could Go a Long Way to Silencing Critics, If It Holds

    Dana White could only chuckle on Monday, as he and some of the UFC’s biggest stars gathered on stage to release the organization’s upcoming schedule to a theater full of fans and media...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 16,305 reads 17 comments

  12. UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Is Ready for War

    It has been a long time since Gilbert Melendez competed in a mixed martial arts fight. This is not to say he has not been busy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 10,003 reads 26 comments

  13. Bellator 131 Scores Big Ratings; Can Its New-Look Product Push the UFC in 2015?

    UFC owners would probably bristle at the suggestion they even occupy the same universe as their counterparts over at Bellator MMA . Actually, the bristling is obvious pretty much every time the topic comes up...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,753 reads 20 comments

  14. Rousey on Cyborg: I'm Going to Try to Kill Her with My Bare Hands

    When it comes to the topic of Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, UFC champion Ronda Rousey has never been one to mince words. She's been vocal about Justino and steroids and other weighty issues for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 17,845 reads 72 comments

  15. Fabricio Werdum Reveals Himself as Hero of the Story, TKOs Mark Hunt at UFC 180

    Much of the lead-up to UFC 180 focused on Mark Hunt’s chance to complete his Cinderella run to the interim heavyweight title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 19,538 reads 29 comments

  16. UFC 180 vs. Bellator 131: Who Won the Real Battle Saturday Night?

    While there were plenty of serious battles in the cage, titles won and legacies secured, the real fight Saturday night was taking place on television sets across the world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 39,629 reads 68 comments

  17. Bellator 131: Tito Ortiz Outlasts Stephan Bonnar in New-Look Bellator

    SAN DIEGO — It was a night filled with a sparkling new sheen for North America's second-largest mixed martial arts promotion...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 24,421 reads 14 comments

  18. Complete Guide to Super Saturday: UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 Collide

    Fight fans will have their fingers on the remote control on Saturday night, as MMA 's top three promotions will go head-to-head on live television for the first time. World Series of Fighting and Bellator will both start at 9 p...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 10,451 reads 14 comments

  19. UFC 180 Preview: Is the Bottom About to Drop out of Mark Hunt's Feel-Good Story?

    Mark Hunt couldn’t wait to get out of there. That’s the impression you got on Wednesday if you sat through all of Hunt’s long, uncomfortable interview with MMAFighting...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 7,198 reads 29 comments

  20. Bellator 131: The Ortiz, Bonnar Traveling Circus Arrives in San Diego

    It is 1:10 p.m. in a banquet room of this San Diego Dave & Busters. Outside, throngs of fans play Skeeball and shoot hoops and play video games that are far larger and brighter than the arcade games of my youth...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 12,424 reads 20 comments

  21. UFC 180 Bold Predictions: Who Leaves Mexico City as Interim Heavyweight Champ?

    One thing we can say in UFC 180 ’s favor: There is no shortage of intrigue. As the UFC prepares to make its first trek to Mexico City on Saturday, the future of injured heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez casts a large shadow...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 11,658 reads 13 comments

  22. WSOF Champion Jessica Aguilar to UFC Reality Stars: 'I Am the Best'

    Jessica Aguilar (18-4), who defends her strawweight championship against Kalindra Faria (15-3) in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, has two messages to the women's MMA world...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 6 months ago 633 reads 24 comments

  23. Melvin Guillard vs. Justin Gaethje: Who Is the Champion WSOF Needs Right Now?

    Is it too dramatic to say that on Saturday Melvin Guillard and Justin Gaethje will battle over World Series of Fighting’s very soul? Yeah, OK, that’s probably a little bit over the top...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 4,870 reads 2 comments

  24. Why Fighters Like Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux Are so Important to the UFC

    Luke Rockhold and Ovince St. Preux more than earned their keep last weekend. During back-to-back UFC events that featured some 21 fights, Rockhold and St. Preux turned in the only truly impactful performances...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 months ago 7,921 reads 3 comments

  25. An Open Letter to Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: Please Stop Fighting

    Dear Mauricio, May I call you Mauricio? Calling you by your first name seems a little weird because I have spent years referring to you by your last name and your nickname, pretty much exclusively...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 months ago 15,146 reads 74 comments