1. UFC 178 Notebook: The Irish Invade Las Vegas

    They came from Ireland, and they took over the MGM Grand. They began arriving in droves on Thursday. That was the moment the MGM slowly, methodically morphed from a ghost town into Dublin, America...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 3 months ago 3,561 reads 17 comments

  2. Tim Kennedy: 'Big John McCarthy F----D Up Majorly in My Fight'

    Big John McCarthy may be the best referee in combat sports, but he got “owned” on Saturday night at UFC 178 , according to Tim Kennedy...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 3 months ago 6,327 reads 94 comments

  3. Too Soon: Why the Time Isn't Quite Right for UFC 178 Star Conor McGregor

    Conor McGregor , the loquacious 26-year-old Irishman with a silver tongue, golden fists and cash-green dreams, had less than two minutes to style on poor Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 26,435 reads 115 comments

  4. Dana White: Conor McGregor Bigger Than GSP and Brock Lesnar

    UFC 178 represented a notorious coming out party for Conor McGregor , who Dana White now calls the biggest star in UFC history. Yes, you read that correctly...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 3 months ago 18,532 reads 90 comments

  5. NSAC Director Bennett: 'Very Slim' Chance Romero Win Gets Overturned

    Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett feels the chances are "very slim" that the governing body would overrule a Yoel Romero Round 3 TKO over Tim Kennedy at UFC 178 —in the event an appeal is filed by Kennedy's camp...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 3 months ago 11,903 reads 72 comments

  6. UFC 178: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    As expected, Demetrious Johnson made it look easy against Chris Cariaso at UFC 178 . The 125-pound champion was able to go to the ground with his challenger in the first and second rounds, eliminating Cariaso 's striking from the equation...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 3 months ago 18,592 reads 48 comments

  7. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Tim Kennedy

    Tim Kennedy had a pretty rough go of it at UFC 178 . After nine minutes of eating devastating punches from Yoel Romero, Kennedy nearly finished Romero before the horn signaled the end of the second round...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 6,359 reads 26 comments

  8. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Donald Cerrone

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone kept his strong ride going at UFC 178 at the expense of debuting former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 7,558 reads 18 comments

  9. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Takeya Mizugaki

    Takeya Mizugaki finds himself in much the same place as Dustin Poirier right now. Both men are well inside the top 10, and both were simply outclassed by superior opposition at UFC 178 ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 2,992 reads 5 comments

  10. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Eddie Alvarez

    Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 178 opposite Donald Cerrone . It did not go especially well for him...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 4,624 reads 18 comments

  11. As Donald Cerrone Outguns Him, Eddie Alvarez Reminds Us UFC Debuts Ain't Easy

    It took approximately 10 seconds for the doubts to start creeping in. As soon as referee John McCarthy said the words and Eddie Alvarez bounded out to the center of the cage to ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 10,292 reads 26 comments

  12. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Yoel Romero

    Yoel Romero earned his biggest win to date by defeating Tim Kennedy, but it comes with something of an asterisk. After two back-and-forth rounds, Romero found himself on wobbly legs from a series of uppercuts from Kennedy...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 4,165 reads 11 comments

  13. UFC 178 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Demetrious Johnson

    Can Demetrious Johnson actually get any better? His bout with Chris Cariaso at UFC 178 was certainly a mismatch, but his victory was arguably even more emphatic than most expected...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 4,005 reads 3 comments

  14. UFC 178: Full PPV Results, Bonus Award Winners and More

    The UFC 178 pay-per-view was one of the best of 2014 thus far, and the results from the card headlined by the championship match between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso made for an unforgettable event...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 3 months ago 6,188 reads 15 comments

  15. Dominick Cruz: Fights for Him to Take Next? Only One Fight Makes Sense

    For Dominick Cruz , it would appear the hard part is over. Just making it into the cage at UFC 178 was a victory for the former bantamweight king...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 5,991 reads 20 comments

  16. Conor McGregor: Ricky Hatton or Naseem Hamed, Babyface or Heel?

    After dispatching Dustin Poirier inside of two minutes at UFC 178 , even Conor McGregor’s most cynical critics would have to concede that he has something a little bit special...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 7,555 reads 18 comments

  17. UFC 178 Video Highlights: Champ Demetrious Johnson Handles Underdog Cariaso

    As the main event of UFC 178 got underway, it was eerily quiet inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas faithful seemed drained of their energy even as the card was supposed to be hitting its culmination...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 3,751 reads 1 comments

  18. Tim Kennedy Confronts Yoel Romero in Locker Room Following 'StoolGate'

    While Tim Kennedy may have suffered a scary knockout loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178 , he found more than enough energy to rip the Cuban wrestler for what he viewed as gamesmanship backstage following the fight...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 19,600 reads 70 comments

  19. Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano Earn Title Shots with UFC 178 Knockouts

    UFC 178 wasn't just a great card tonight. It left us with a lot to look forward to. Speaking at the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White minced no words in ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 11,446 reads 35 comments

  20. Yoel Romero's Win Marred in Controversy, Adds Interest to Middleweight Division

    UFC 178 delivered on a variety of levels, but it was not without a bit of controversy. Typically, controversy in the UFC comes by way of a stoppage that was too early or a poor scorecard courtesy of the judges...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 5,331 reads 33 comments

  21. Stool Gate: 'Old Dirty Trick' Saves Yoel Romero from Tim Kennedy at UFC 178

    When there's 10 seconds left between rounds, it's the referee's job to let the fighters' corners know and to start the athletes on the path back into the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 25,330 reads 129 comments

  22. UFC 178 Results: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

    UFC 178 delivered several great performances, but only two fighters could walk away with bonuses. The exciting main card delivered, and the preliminary action chimed in too to make Dana White and Joe Silva's decision on bonuses more difficult...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 16,363 reads 26 comments

  23. Demetrious Johnson Is the UFC's Most Dominant Champion and No One Cares

    There was a weird vibe in Las Vegas as Demetrious Johnson ( 21–2–1) , the UFC's most dominant champion, made his way to the Octagon to defend his flyweight championship...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 13,419 reads 107 comments

  24. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 178

    There was a lot of anticipation in the buildup to UFC 178 , and expectations were set as high as any card in recent memory...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 31,200 reads 40 comments

  25. Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso: What We Learned from Flyweight Title Fight

    Demetrious Johnson dominated Chris Cariaso at UFC 178 . It was what was expected, and that is exactly what happened. Cariaso entered at the No. 8-ranked contender, but he has never shown the tools necessary to defeat Johnson inside the cage..

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 8,246 reads 12 comments