1. The State of the UFC Welterweight Division

    Last Saturday witnessed a shake-up in the UFC's most unshakeupable division. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson melted Johny Hendricks with long punches and a massive head kick to earn a first-round knockout and contender status at welterweight...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 hours ago 6,425 reads 55 comments

  2. Stephen Thompson, 'Outside Fighting' and the Rise of Karate in the UFC

    Something strange happened at the event formerly known as UFC 196. In the headliner of what became a run-of-the-mill Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1, Stephen Thompson knocked out former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks ...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 1 day ago 12,668 reads 42 comments

  3. UFC's Recent USADA Failures Highlight Dangers of Supplement Use

    One aspect of the UFC's stringent drug-testing policy, administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has come under a bright spotlight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 day ago 22,178 reads 90 comments

  4. BJ Penn's UFC Comeback Delayed, Expected to Fight at UFC 197

    On Monday, former UFC champion BJ Penn 's website announced his return to the Octagon will be delayed (via Nick Baldwin of Bloody Elbow): I thought the fight guaranteed was going to happen because the UFC, they set up medicals for me to do...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 day ago 10,942 reads 38 comments

  5. UFC's Jon Jones Cited for Driving Without License, Registration, Insurance

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is once again in trouble with the law. According to a report by KRQE News 13, a news station based out of Jones' hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jones is expected back in court this Wednesday, Feb..

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 day ago 13,871 reads 123 comments

  6. UFC's 'Wonderboy' and the Re-Emergence of the Karate Master in the Octagon

    Every time Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson hit him on Saturday night, Johny Hendricks got a look on his face like, " Wait, what?" Over the course of their three minutes ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 1 day ago 53,953 reads 43 comments

  7. Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos Scheduled for Clash in Croatia on April 10

    Ben Rothwell is coming off an impressive submission win over Josh Barnett at UFC on Fox 18, but the No. 5-ranked heavyweight contender will jump right back into the Octagon on April 10...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 days ago 6,656 reads 68 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 82 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson has arrived as a fresh face of the UFC's welterweight division. Johny Hendricks entered the fight appearing in great shape, but looks aren't everything...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 days ago 19,554 reads 35 comments

  9. Roy Nelson: Jared Rosholt a Great Athlete but 'Not a Fighter'

    Roy Nelson did enough to win at UFC Fight Night 82, but just barely. Nelson's co-main event with fellow heavyweight Jared Rosholt resulted in a unanimous-decision victory for Big Country...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 days ago 2,401 reads 3 comments

  10. UFC 196: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor Early Preview and Predictions

    The cancellation of Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez prompted a major shake-up of the UFC's numbering system and resulted in UFC 197 being renamed UFC 196 (while UFC 196 became Fight Night 82)...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 days ago 26,774 reads 128 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 82 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 83

    UFC Fight Night 82 is in the books. The results are as follows: Fight Night 82 Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Stephen Thompson def. Johny Hendricks, TKO (Round 1, 3:31) Roy Nelson def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 days ago 14,793 reads 25 comments

  12. CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall: Latest Comments, Reaction After Fight Announcement

    More than one year after signing with UFC, former WWE superstar CM Punk finally has an opponent for his mixed martial arts debut...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 days ago 7,597 reads 15 comments

  13. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson KOs Ex-Champ Johny Hendricks, Asks for Title Shot

    The welterweight divisional elite are largely names that have been among the best for years. Robbie Lawler . Carlos Condit . Rory MacDonald. Demian Maia. Tyron Woodley . Even the specter of a Georges St-Pierre return looms over the division...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 3 days ago 22,693 reads 89 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 82 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Hendricks vs. Thompson Card

    On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson did something that no one had ever done: He dominated Johny Hendricks...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 3 days ago 21,634 reads 52 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 82 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Full Fight Card

    Johny Hendricks is the living, breathing embodiment of UFC Fight Night 82. When the curtain rose in Las Vegas Saturday, both the event and its main-eventer were in need of a turnaround...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 days ago 25,466 reads 64 comments

  16. Roy Nelson Scores Brutally Boring Win over Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 82

    UFC Fight Night 82's Roy Nelson has been a fan favorite for years now. When Big Country grounded and pounded his way to victory over Kimbo Slice, rubbed his belly and angered the ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 days ago 3,567 reads 8 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 82: Joseph Benavidez Takes Dominant Decision over Zach Makovsky

    Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky, while enterprising and tough, could not outwit or outmuscle No. 1 flyweight Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas. The three-round bout saw Benavidez answer anything Makovsky threw at him with ease...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 3 days ago 1,433 reads 4 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 82 Results: Ovince Saint Preux Takes Decision Against Feijao

    No. 6-ranked light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux (19-7) defeated No. 13-ranked Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (12-7, 1 NC) at UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 days ago 4,588 reads 11 comments

  19. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch Announced for UFC 197

    More than a year after Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision at UFC 182 to defend his light heavyweight title, the two are slated for a rematch on April 23 in Las ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 days ago 21,337 reads 82 comments

  20. Video: Diego Rivas Ends Fight with Flying Knee from Hell at UFC Fight Night 82

    Noad Lahat seemed ready to cruise to an easy win over Diego Rivas at UFC Fight Night 82 on Saturday. The Israeli was absolutely in control in the first round, taking his opponent down at will and comfortably moving from one dominant position to another..

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 days ago 38,287 reads 34 comments

  21. CM Punk's UFC Opponent Confirmed at UFC Fight Night 82, They Face off in Octagon

    Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson isn't your typical UFC fight. While the promotion bills itself as the one true home for top-level MMA , Gall and Jackson combined for just one professional bout entering Saturday's Fight Night 82...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 days ago 126,077 reads 167 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 82: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    UFC Fight Night 82 is in the books. Stephen Thompson upset Johny Hendricks in the night's main event, stopping the former champ in less than a round. The win is Thompson's sixth in a row, and the most monumental of his MMA career...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 3 days ago 37,896 reads 175 comments

  23. UFC Donates $1M, Pledges Ongoing Support for Fighter Brain Health Study

    The UFC will give $1 million to the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas as part of a continuing commitment to supporting the center's Professional Fighters Brain Health Study...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 days ago 1,428 reads 15 comments

  24. Bleacher Report MMA Rankings for February 2016

    While January provided neither the quantity nor the quality of December's delectable smorgasbord of MMA action, it was still a month filled with meaningful action...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 4 days ago 14,454 reads 58 comments

  25. Jared Rosholt Apparently Trying to Become UFC's Least-Popular Fighter

    Jared Rosholt is making a name for himself. A rising fighter in the UFC's talent-starved heavyweight division, Rosholt is 14-2 as a pro in MMA , including 6-1 since joining the UFC in 2013...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 days ago 4,749 reads 10 comments