1. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: Why a Trilogy Is the Fight to Make

    UFC 181 ended on an extremely contentious note. Robbie Lawler became the first team member of American Top Team to earn a UFC title, and much of the MMA community is questioning the validity of that victory...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 18 days ago 10,103 reads 77 comments

  2. UFC 181 Results: 3 Fights for Anthony Pettis to Take Next

    Anthony Pettis retained his lightweight strap at UFC 181 in spectacular fashion. Against a very game Gilbert Melendez, Pettis slipped a short right hand over Melendez's shoulder and wobbled him badly...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 18 days ago 13,603 reads 40 comments

  3. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: Why Bigg Rigg Got Robbed by Judges

    Mixed martial arts has seen its number of controversial decisions. Just like with other sports, there are moments where fans and media alike are left to ask: What just happened? ...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 18 days ago 19,110 reads 99 comments

  4. 5 Fights for Gilbert Melendez

    Gilbert Melendez has long been a staple in the lightweight division. For years, he was considered one of the best fighters of any weight class outside of the UFC...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 18 days ago 7,564 reads 11 comments

  5. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Results: Breaking Down How Ruthless Pulled off Big Win

    Twelve years after a 20-year-old Robbie Lawler made his UFC debut against Aaron Riley at UFC 37, the Ruthless one finally added "UFC champion" to his resume at UFC 181 . It wasn't always pretty...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 18 days ago 12,982 reads 37 comments

  6. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: Full Results and Top Moments from Epic Card

    Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks put on a show in their entertaining welterweight rematch on Saturday night at UFC 181 . The hotly contested bout ultimately went Lawler's way via split decision, evening the series between him and Hendricks at 1-1...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 18 days ago 2,963 reads 3 comments

  7. UFC 181 Results: Winners and Scorecards from Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Card

    The stacked fight card for UFC 181 promised high-stakes action. It didn't disappoint. The first shock of the night didn't even come from inside the cage, but rather from an announcement outside of it...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 18 days ago 1,635 reads 1 comments

  8. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: Video Highlights from UFC 181 Main Event

    Nine months since their classic clash at UFC 171, Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks met in another highly competitive bout on Saturday. The initial meeting between Lawler and Hendricks resulted in a narrow decision win for the latter..

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 18 days ago 13,748 reads 3 comments

  9. UFC 181: Full Results and Biggest Winners from Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Card

    It took a little over a decade, but Robbie Lawler finally reached the top of the mountain in UFC. Lawler won the welterweight title off Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 18 days ago 5,788 reads 6 comments

  10. Pettis vs. Melendez: Video Highlights from UFC 181 Co-Main Event

    Anthony Pettis out-coached Gilbert Melendez on The Ultimate Fighter 20 , and now he's beaten the former Strikeforce champion inside the Octagon...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 18 days ago 8,990 reads 1 comments

  11. Video: Punk Says 'It's Now or Never' for MMA Career

    Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship and will make his Octagon debut in 2015, the promotion announced Saturday night...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 18 days ago 11,725 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC 181 Results: 10 Burning Questions Heading into TUF20 Finale, UFC on Fox 13

    UFC 181 is in the books. The results are as follows: Main Card Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks by split decision (Lawler named new UFC welterweight champion) Anthony Pettis def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 18 days ago 11,144 reads 25 comments

  13. Watch: Post-UFC 181 Press Conference

    The UFC 181 post-fight press conference is the last piece of business to take care of after the action is over in the Octagon, and we have the live video below at MMAFighting.com...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 18 days ago 2,011 reads 0 comments

  14. Lawler Stares Down Hendricks Just Before Win

    Robbie Lawler defeated Johny Hendricks by split decision to win the welterweight championship Saturday night at UFC 181, and in doing so completed one of the great comeback stories in UFC history...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 18 days ago 1,598 reads 0 comments

  15. Tiburcio Stuns Waterson at Invicta FC 10

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  16. UFC 181 Results: Recapping the Fight Night Bonuses

    UFC 181 delivered the action we were promised, and four different fighters walked out of the event with an extra $50,000 in performance bonuses. We will get to the bonuses in just a second, but let's recap the two main event fights first...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 18 days ago 17,554 reads 14 comments

  17. CM Punk: Signing with the UFC Was the Easiest Decision I've Ever Made

    Phil Brooks has zero professional UFC fights. He has zero amateur fights. He's spent his adult life as CM Punk in the world of professional wrestling, which is certainly athletic but not competitive in a traditional sense...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 68,930 reads 139 comments

  18. Robbie Lawler Completes Improbable Career Comeback with UFC Title Win

    It was a night when a special announcement made after the first pay-per-view bout threatened to overshadow one of the UFC's best cards of the year...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 18 days ago 23,037 reads 89 comments

  19. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2: What We Learned from the Welterweight Title Fight

    UFC 181 hosted a rematch of one of the best welterweight fights in the promotion's history, and while the results weren't quite as electric the second time around, Johny "Bigg Rigg" ...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 18 days ago 8,649 reads 32 comments

  20. UFC 181: The Good, Bad and Strange from Las Vegas

    Any time there is a UFC title on the line, serious business is sure to follow. Furthermore, when two divisional straps go up for grabs on the same card, a powerful front of chaos is likely to roll through...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 18 days ago 42,675 reads 40 comments

  21. UFC 181 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Hendricks vs. Lawler 2

    The main event at UFC 181 on Saturday was teed up as the Terminator 2 of 2014. Could this sequel really top the original? Even though the first bout back in March between Johny ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 18 days ago 121,219 reads 116 comments

  22. UFC 181 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    Perhaps the hottest UFC card of the year went down on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as UFC 181 offered up a pair of title fights and a series of wild finishes beginning on the prelims and rolling into the pay-per-view portion of the evening...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 18 days ago 15,714 reads 49 comments

  23. UFC 181: Anthony Pettis Makes Up for Lost Time, Subs Gilbert Melendez in 2nd

    Like riding a bike. For nearly seven minutes on Saturday, it appeared Anthony Pettis was going to have trouble shaking off the rust...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 18 days ago 26,430 reads 53 comments

  24. Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Results: Winner, Scorecard and Analysis from UFC 181

    "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler atoned for the past in a big way Saturday night as he defeated Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks via split decision at UFC 181 in a highly anticipated rematch...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 18 days ago 60,724 reads 213 comments

  25. Dear Dana White: Send CM Punk Back to the WWE—UFC Doesn't Need Him

    Fights happened at UFC 181. Titles were defended. Blood spilled. But all that went down in a very large shadow—deposed WWE wrestling kingpin CM Punk is coming , per an announcement during the pay-per-view Saturday night, to the UFC Octagon...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 18 days ago 56,286 reads 177 comments