1. Bleacher Report's Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2017, Part 1

    No sport needs prospects like MMA needs prospects. It's the hard truth underpinning a high churn rate...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 hours ago 2,267 reads 0 comments

  2. NSFW: Brennan Ward Posts Photo of Deep Gash Following Flying-Knee KO at Bellator

    When you look inside a cut and you can't see the bottom, that's a pretty deep cut. Actually, when you can look inside a cut at all, there are significant problems...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 hours ago 66,475 reads 0 comments

  3. Bellator Grudge Match Booked: 'Rampage' Jackson vs. King Mo 2 Set for March 31

    There were many promises of a big-fight announcement during Saturday night's Bellator 170 broadcast, and the promotion didn't disappoint. Ahead of the co-main event between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson, the headline to Bellator 175 was announced...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 18 hours ago 12,213 reads 0 comments

  4. Often Maligned & Ridiculed, Tito Ortiz Gets the Swansong He Deserved

    Tito Ortiz deserved this. The spotlight, the pageantry, the praise. MMA doesn’t usually work out that way. The ending is usually cold and ugly and depressing...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 19 hours ago 17,457 reads 0 comments

  5. Bellator 170 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Ortiz vs. Sonnen Card

    Bellator 170 will be remembered as the final sendoff for an MMA legend in Tito Ortiz. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy looked like a blast from the past in taking former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen out by rear-naked choke in the first round...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 20 hours ago 16,435 reads 0 comments

  6. Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Results: Bellator 170 Winner, Scorecard and Reaction

    Sometimes a fight just means so much to someone they just find a way to win. Such was the case when underdog Tito Ortiz defeated Chael Sonnen in the main event at Bellator 170 by first-round submission...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 20 hours ago 23,199 reads 0 comments

  7. Bellator 170 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Sonnen vs. Ortiz Card

    Was this the biggest card in Bellator history? If it wasn't, it was pretty close. In the main event, you had two very famous fighters in former UFC contender Chael Sonnen , ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 20 hours ago 13,620 reads 0 comments

  8. Watch: Paul Daley Scores Terrifying Flying Knee Knockout at Bellator 170

    Paul Daley is a violent, violent man. The latest example of this came on Saturday night at Bellator 170. Facing "Irish" Brennan Ward in the card's co-main event, Daley scored what may very well be the scariest knockout of his MMA career...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 21 hours ago 92,956 reads 0 comments

  9. Team MMA Is the Weirdest Thing You'll See—No Seriously, Check It Out

    So, uh, where to begin? On some level "Team MMA " makes sense. I guess. In the real world, fights often involve you and your friends squaring off against someone else and their friends...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 day ago 42,532 reads 0 comments

  10. Porn, Pain and Donald Trump: The Rebirth of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Tito Ortiz

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz can remember the day his life changed. March 21, 2013, was remarkable for many reasons, but mostly because he didn't sit alone in his bed and cry...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 day ago 294,564 reads 0 comments

  11. Kickboxer Convulses in Pain on Canvas After Receiving Brutal Liver Kick

    Kickboxing's first major event of 2017 launched Friday night with Glory 37 from Los Angeles. In the opening bout, Victor Pinto was on the receiving end of an absolutely devastating liver kick from Giga Chikadze in the first round...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 1 day ago 139,540 reads 0 comments

  12. Dear Bellator: Thanks for Making the Fights That the UFC Shouldn't

    Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California, at Bellator 170, a legend will make his walk one last time, while another will return to the ring for the first time in over three years...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 days ago 28,444 reads 0 comments

  13. 'Mr. Guillotine' Notches 24-Second Chokeout at LFA 2

    Move over, Cody McKenzie . MMA may have a new king of the guillotine. OK, maybe that's a little hasty. After all, Mitch "Mister Guillotine" White is only 3-1 as a pro, but all three of those wins came by way of the guillotine choke...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 days ago 40,127 reads 0 comments

  14. Scott Coker Promises Entertainment, Not Unfair Fights, from Bellator MMA

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If Bellator MMA is destined to develop into a legitimate alternative to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, 2017 could well be the year that perceptions shift in that direction...

    Josh Gross Written by Josh Gross about 2 days ago 12,920 reads 0 comments

  15. Michael Bisping Injury: Updates on UFC Champion's Recovery from Knee Surgery

    UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to undergo knee surgery that will keep him out of action until May...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 3 days ago 12,672 reads 15 comments

  16. Chael Sonnen Talks Move to Bellator MMA, Tito Ortiz and Whether Bad Men Also Cry

    Near the end of the five-minute video vignette Bellator MMA produced to publicize Saturday’s fight against Tito Ortiz , Chael Sonnen starts to cry. The footage is remarkable for at least two reasons...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 days ago 18,666 reads 16 comments

  17. Bellator 170 Could Produce Needed Fireworks to Kick Off 2017

    2016 ended on a stretch of endlessly fascinating and exciting happenings. Conor McGregor became the first dual champion in UFC history, Tyron Woodley ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 days ago 12,013 reads 4 comments

  18. Former MMA Fighter Brett Rogers Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

    Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight Brett Rogers has been charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of interfering with someone's privacy ...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 4 days ago 20,912 reads 0 comments

  19. Hisaki Kato on Ralek Gracie: Either It Will Be Boring or I Will Knock Him out

    Hisaki Kato is not like a box of chocolates. You know exactly what the hell you’re getting with him...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 days ago 13,552 reads 3 comments

  20. Conor McGregor Manchester Interview: Date, Start Time, Live Stream, PPV Info

    Conor McGregor will give a one-hour unscripted interview at EventCity in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Jan. 28, that will also be available to viewers on pay-per-view, according to Sheldan Keay of the Manchester Evening News ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 days ago 36,182 reads 110 comments

  21. Will UFC Employ the Conor McGregor Strategy for Building Up Yair Rodriguez?

    In retrospect, it's impossible not to see Yair Rodriguez's second-round TKO over BJ Penn for exactly what it was—a showcase fight for a top prospect against an overmatched veteran in deep decline...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 4 days ago 22,108 reads 45 comments

  22. 2016 Was the UFC's Best Year Yet, but Is a Big Slump Coming in 2017?

    Everything came together for the UFC in 2016. A year that may best be remembered in the mainstream for political unrest and sudden celebrity deaths was astonishingly sunny for the world's largest MMA promoter...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 days ago 19,154 reads 56 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    Yair Rodriguez blew through BJ Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday evening. The veteran couldn't get anything going against the younger, quicker fighter. Rodriguez showed that the sport has moved passed Penn...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 6 days ago 17,834 reads 28 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

    UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report's Craig Amos : Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn , TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 20,090 reads 45 comments

  25. For BJ Penn, Refusal to Acknowledge End Was Both Blessing and Curse

    The first time BJ Penn openly discussed retirement was more than five years ago. He slipped away to his warm Hawaiian paradise and contemplated life and decided that no, he preferred the raw and unforgiving UFC Octagon...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 7 days ago 44,524 reads 40 comments