1. Is Stephen Thompson the UFC's Welterweight Heir Apparent?

    Few fighters have had as challenging a path to the top as Stephen Thompson. Written off as a busted prospect following a decision loss to Matt Brown back in 2012, Thompson has since ...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 2 months ago 7,290 reads 35 comments

  2. 10 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 200 Triple-Header

    UFC Fight Night 89 is in the books. The results are as follows (h/t B/R's own Craig Amos ): Fight Night 89 Main Card Stephen Thompson def. Rory MacDonald, unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) Donald Cerrone def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 26,386 reads 78 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 89 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    UFC Fight Night 89 took place in Ottawa on Saturday evening, and the TD Place Arena was treated to a long night of high-quality MMA action...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 28,021 reads 60 comments

  4. UFC Pays Tribute to the Late Kimbo Slice with Special Video

    Kimbo Slice died on June 6 at the age of 42, leaving the MMA world to mourn his passing. Slice made quite an impact on mixed martial arts, and to help with the grieving process, ...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 2 months ago 4,125 reads 0 comments

  5. Welterweight's New Wonder Stephen Thompson on Track for UFC Gold

    The future came and went Saturday night, maybe out of the Octagon for good. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be the heir to Georges St-Pierre, the next-generation MMA star who would show the sport how its new army of youth could evolve it...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 2 months ago 17,226 reads 68 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 89 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Ottawa

    UFC Fight Night 89 went down Saturday night from the capital city of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. In the main event of the evening, the stakes were high , as welterweights Rory MacDonald and Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson squared off...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 25,774 reads 62 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 89 Results: Winners, Scorecards for MacDonald vs. Thompson Card

    Stephen Thompson is going to be a tough out for anyone in the welterweight division. That was one of the biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa as Wonderboy defeated Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision in the main event Saturday...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 2 months ago 7,351 reads 4 comments

  8. Stephen Thompson, and the UFC, Beat Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89

    The UFC Fight Night 89 main event between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson had everything one could want in a fight...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 23,030 reads 77 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 89: Donald Cerrone Scores Dominant TKO Win over Patrick Cote

    At the first UFC event in Ottawa, Canada, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (30-7) dominated Patrick "The Predator" Cote (23-10) for two-and-a-half rounds before dropping him with punches and ending the fight with a ground-and-pound...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 2 months ago 16,649 reads 62 comments

  10. Joanne Calderwood Scores Brutal KO over Valerie Letourneau at UFC Fight Night 89

    Valerie Letourneau and Joanne Calderwood have both shown a fair bit of promise in their careers but have been victims of factors outside their control...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 11,598 reads 32 comments

  11. Live: Fight Night 89

    UFC Fight Night 89 is now in the books. Stephen Thompson won for the seventh straight time, outmatching Rory MacDonald over the course of their five-round fight...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 2 months ago 52,982 reads 245 comments

  12. Anthony Johnson Reportedly Out of July 23 Fight vs. Glover Teixeira

    UFC star Anthony Johnson has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his July 23 matchup against Glover Teixeira. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reported Johnson's withdrawal...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 31,837 reads 71 comments

  13. Bellator 156 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Galvao vs. Dantas Card

    Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas dismantled Marcos Galvao to regain the Bellator Bantamweight Championship on Friday night in Fresno, California...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 2 months ago 2,544 reads 2 comments

  14. The Once-Great Fedor Emelianenko and His Embarrassing Fall from Grace

    In his glory days, the "Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko was the most feared man in the world's most violent sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 65,045 reads 168 comments

  15. Strange Entrances Steal Show at Russian MMA Event Featuring Fedor Emelianenko

    The buildup to Eurasia Fight Nights 50 was straightforward. MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko was going to face former UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado in a fun, fan-friendly scrap...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 7,298 reads 8 comments

  16. Fedor Emelianenko Scores Controversial Win over Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50

    Eurasia Fight Nights 50 was about one thing and one thing only: Fedor Emelianenko 's return to Russian MMA ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 13,328 reads 31 comments

  17. Brian Stann Q&A: High Stakes in the Main Event and Beyond at UFC Ottawa

    On one side, a title shot hangs in the balance. On the other side, a win could mean a huge payoff in free agency...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 1,593 reads 3 comments

  18. Michael Bisping Talks Dan Henderson, Georges St-Pierre Before UFC Title Defense

    Michael Bisping is eyeing Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre as potential opponents after winning the UFC Middleweight championship at UFC 199, and he sounded off on the possible challengers Friday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 7,444 reads 38 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 89 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

    The Octagon travels to Ottawa this Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 89. The host country of Canada is well-represented throughout the event, including on the main card, which features a Canadian in each bout...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 2 months ago 17,468 reads 75 comments

  20. UFC Reportedly Has 2 Offers over $4 Billion to Buy Company

    The UFC reportedly could have new owners in the near future. Citing sources, Darren Rovell of ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 22,811 reads 51 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 89 Bout Could Shape Futures of Steven Thompson, Rory MacDonald

    There is certainly no shortage of intrigue surrounding Saturday's UFC Fight Night 89 main event. For starters, the winner of this bout between Steven " Wonderboy " Thompson and Rory MacDonald would be the obvious choice as the next No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 months ago 11,089 reads 24 comments

  22. The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson

    The UFC makes its first trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, this Saturday with an excellent Fight Night slate on Fox Sports 1...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 2 months ago 21,928 reads 103 comments

  23. After Years of Flirting, It's Now or Never for Fedor Emelianenko and UFC

    On Friday, on the other side of the world, the best fighter never to fight in the UFC will walk back into a cage for a promotion named Eurasia Fight Nights...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 2 months ago 14,295 reads 102 comments

  24. Bo Jackson Dismisses Brock Lesnar Talk: 'I Don't Even Know Who Brock Lesnar Is'

    Bo Jackson inhabits a unique space as one of the few people to have legitimate success in two professional sports: baseball and football...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 27,926 reads 71 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 89: Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson, a Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    The UFC is back in action this weekend with an elite-level welterweight showdown leading the charge. No. 2-ranked welterweight* Rory MacDonald (18-3) meets No...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 months ago 15,760 reads 90 comments