1. Rest vs. Rust: Will Johny Hendricks Be Fresh or Foggy at UFC 181?

    It’s easy to trick yourself into thinking Johny Hendricks has been out longer than nine months. Maybe it’s the general breakneck pace of 2014, or the glut of injuries ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 4,932 reads 15 comments

  2. UFC 181: Can Robbie Lawler Do Enough to Win Rounds 6 Through 10?

    Five minutes flies by in a flash, at least in most contexts. It's the length of time it takes to heat a standard microwave dinner. Five minutes is fleeting. Five minutes is transitory...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 11,641 reads 30 comments

  3. UFC 181: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    Even the UFC’s most loyal supporter would likely concede that stacked cards are rare in the current MMA climate. Relatively speaking, UFC 181 is quite a treat for the fans, then...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 28,773 reads 75 comments

  4. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are going to do it again. The two met for the vacant UFC welterweight title at UFC 171 earlier this year. They put on a show in that main event...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 2,305 reads 10 comments

  5. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    Gilbert Melendez is legit. With good boxing, a hard-nosed approach to the fight game and the ability to exchange in close quarters, he's as good as a contender can be...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 1 month ago 2,241 reads 8 comments

  6. UFC 181 Weigh-in Results: Hendricks vs. Lawler II Fight Card

    UFC 181 hits Las Vegas this weekend with not one but two championship belts up for grabs. Johny Hendricks will defend his UFC welterweight title against Robbie Lawler in the main event of the pay-per-view...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 12,389 reads 13 comments

  7. Journalist vs. Analyst: Michael Bisping Puts UFC 181 Under the Microscope

    The UFC invades Las Vegas on Dec. 6 with UFC 181 , a stacked card featuring a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez and a welterweight title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at the top...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 1 month ago 5,898 reads 7 comments

  8. UFC 181 Bold Predictions: It's Time for Johny Hendricks, Anthony Pettis to Roar

    The champions are finally healthy, and the challengers each ready to take their second shots at UFC gold. Parallel storylines, you guys! As Saturday night's UFC 181 kicks off ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 month ago 25,843 reads 54 comments

  9. UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    UFC 181 is nearly here, and the stacked card will be sure to satisfy your MMA appetite. The show is headlined by two championship fights. The co-main event is for the lightweight title when champion Anthony Pettis takes on Gilbert Melendez...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 11,708 reads 7 comments

  10. Abel Trujillo Looking to Make a Powerful Statement at UFC 181

    It's been an interesting year for Abel Trujillo. The lightweight powerhouse put himself on the larger radar of the 155-pound scale back in February when he emerged as the last man standing in an all-out slug fest with Jamie Varner back at UFC 169...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 3,880 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 10,184 reads 21 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 7,986 reads 34 comments

  13. Chris Weidman Set Up for a Potentially Huge 2015...If He Can Stay Healthy

    Chris Weidman is on the cusp of mixed martial arts stardom. Since the start of his run in the UFC, Weidman ’s maturity in competition has been something worth watching...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 1 month ago 10,853 reads 50 comments

  14. UFC 181 Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC is back on Saturday with a return to pay-per-view. Headlined by two title fights, UFC 181 promises to be one of the biggest cards of the year...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 month ago 5,584 reads 4 comments

  15. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: A Complete Guide to Full UFC 181 Fight Card

    The first time they stepped into the Octagon together, they waged the fight of the year. What does the encore hold? We'll find out Saturday at UFC 181 , when Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler lock horns for the second time in 2014...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 18,020 reads 33 comments

  16. UFC 181: Travis Browne Can Reassert Himself as a Contender with a Big Win

    A third UFC title will be on the line Dec. 6 at UFC 181 , and Travis "Hapa" Browne will have to topple Brendan "Big Brown" Schaub to earn his shot at it...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 1 month ago 7,522 reads 25 comments

  17. UFC 181: Who's on the Hot Seat This Saturday in Vegas?

    One of the biggest cards of the UFC calendar is coming up fast, with UFC 181 providing a rematch of March's epic Robbie Lawler -Johny Hendricks tilt...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 13,269 reads 44 comments

  18. UFC 181's Ashlee Evans-Smith: Just Happy to Be Fighting Again

    It's felt like a long time, but Ashlee Evans-Smith is back in action. It's not for World Series of Fighting, her former home, but with her new promotion the UFC...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 2 months ago 3,025 reads 0 comments

  19. Anthony Pettis on UFC 181: 'This Is My Time'

    There's no denying Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is a special brand of fighter with a unique set of skills...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 8,206 reads 42 comments

  20. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 10,055 reads 19 comments

  21. UFC 181: 5 Reasons to Watch Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Fight Card

    The UFC is looking to close 2014 with a bang. UFC 181 is the bang that the company is looking for, as the event hosts two title fights on pay-per-view that should grab the attention of fans...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 2 months ago 16,273 reads 17 comments

  22. UFC Utopia: Ranking the 15 Best Fights Between UFC 181 and UFC 184

    The UFC is set for a historic run of top-notch fight cards. Ten events will take us through the end of 2014 and to the beginning of 2015. What are the best fights you'll have to watch? That's what we are here to tell you...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 24,178 reads 71 comments

  23. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    It only took five rounds for the first part of this story to brand itself into an instant classic. After five close rounds , Johny Hendricks walked away with the title he felt ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 16,646 reads 79 comments

  24. UFC 181: Robbie Lawler Looking to Complete Resurgence with Welterweight Gold

    Robbie Lawler 's journey through mixed martial arts has been nothing short of compelling and is a tale told in two parts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 7,046 reads 34 comments

  25. Jon Jones on Why He Never Brings His Belt into the Octagon on Fight Night

    Apparently, UFC light heavyweight champ and pound-for-pound kingpin Jon Jones believes in superstition—particularly when it pertains to his pre -fight rituals...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 2 months ago 11,194 reads 31 comments