1. 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 1 hour ago 1,310 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 1 day ago 14,531 reads 52 comments

  3. 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 16 minutes ago 2,220 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 2 days ago 14,100 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 2 days ago 12,488 reads 31 comments

  6. MMA Fighter Leaves Opponent Stiff on Canvas Floor Via Overhand Right at TKO37

    Some of the best (most vicious) MMA highlights come by way of the more obscure promotions. That was the case on this Friday the 13th when TKO37: Rivals , which aired on UFC Fight Pass, went down in Montreal...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 days ago 146,414 reads 64 comments

  7. 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 2 days ago 43,485 reads 39 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Penn vs. Rodriguez

    Everything about UFC Fight Night 103 was awkward. Its place on the UFC's calendar, two weeks after a massive UFC 207 pay-per-view. Its Sunday night time slot, presumably lined up to accommodate Fox's coverage of the NFL playoffs...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 days ago 28,372 reads 31 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Rodriguez vs. Penn Card

    The 38-year-old BJ Penn has plenty of UFC success on his resume, but he was no match for the 24-year-old Yair Rodriguez on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 days ago 13,537 reads 13 comments

  10. Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC Fight Night 103

    “The Prodigy” never had a shot. Yair Rodriguez entered as one of the shining future stars for the UFC, and he performed up to that billing. B.J. Penn was ousted without much trouble...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 days ago 54,941 reads 51 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 103: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. Yair Rodriguez easily dispatched BJ Penn in the show's main event, capturing his fifth UFC victory...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 3 days ago 35,487 reads 54 comments

  12. MMA Fighter Chokes Opponent Unconscious but Loses Fight Due to Inept Ref

    Celine Haga and Amy Montenegro battled back and forth for three rounds at Invicta 21 on Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri. With seconds left in the final frame, Haga locked in a rear-naked choke...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 3 days ago 135,501 reads 80 comments

  13. Floyd Mayweather Says He's Open to Working with Ronda Rousey in TMZ Exclusive

    Former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told TMZ Sports he would be willing to work with UFC star Ronda Rousey on her striking if she was interested. "I'll work with her if she's willing to work with me," Floyd said...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 days ago 33,494 reads 20 comments

  14. BJ Penn Reminds Us Stars Burn Out, but Star Power Never Does

    Sunday night in Phoenix, there will be a rising from the ashes. Surely there isn’t a more appropriate city in the world for it to occur...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 4 days ago 12,920 reads 10 comments

  15. Invicta FC 21 Anderson vs. Tweet: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Highlight

    Invicta FC returned for its 21st edition and it caught the interim title bug from the UFC. Megan Anderson defeated Charmaine Tweet in the main event for the interim featherweight championship...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 4 days ago 17,177 reads 14 comments

  16. MMA Fighter DQ'd After He Refused to Stop Punching His Opponent After He'd Won

    Friday's TKO 37 got a lot of attention earlier this week when an odd weigh-in photo of Jo Vallee and Strahinja Gavrilovic hit Twitter, as Sportsnet's James Lynch captured below...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 4 days ago 187,585 reads 110 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 103 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

    It's time to break out the Octagon for 2017, and if flipping the calendar is in anyway emblematic of change, then Fight Night 103 is the perfect way to kick off the new year...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 4 days ago 15,791 reads 21 comments

  18. Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson Announced for UFC 208

    UFC President Dana White announced Friday that Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson at UFC 208. He revealed the bout via Twitter: UFC 208 will take place Feb...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 days ago 15,627 reads 35 comments

  19. Brutal Powerbomb in MMA Fight Ends in Worst Way Possible for Guy on Losing End

    No, it's not pro wrestling. It just looks that way. You don't see a lot of powerbombs on the unscripted side of the combat sports world. But fans saw one Friday at Superstar Fight 7, an event airing from Hunan, China...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 days ago 124,093 reads 46 comments

  20. Yair Rodriguez Looks to Become the UFC's First Superstar from Mexico

    As a child growing up in Parral, Mexico, Yair Rodriguez watched MMA videos with his brother and cousin. They paid close attention to Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva and other legends who made the sport seem so intriguing...

    Tim Casey Written by Tim Casey about 5 days ago 28,567 reads 30 comments

  21. Conor McGregor: 7 Potential Fights for His UFC Return

    Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the UFC—perhaps even more so now that Ronda Rousey has suffered a much-publicized fall from grace...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 days ago 29,979 reads 62 comments

  22. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Announced for UFC 209

    The UFC added another fight to the UFC 209 card, announcing that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have agreed in principle to fight on March 4...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 6 days ago 19,860 reads 119 comments

  23. Floyd Mayweather Trolls Conor McGregor by Proclaiming He's the Face of MMA

    You've probably noticed that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are back at each other in the media...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 days ago 16,548 reads 93 comments

  24. The Question: Will Hot Prospect Yair Rodriguez Retire the Legend BJ Penn?

    BJ Penn has spent the last year trying to get back in the Octagon. This Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103, perhaps the fifth time will be the charm...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 6 days ago 10,347 reads 42 comments

  25. The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn

    UFC Hall of Fame inductee BJ Penn makes his return to the Octagon Sunday 30 months after his disastrous last outing against dangerous up-and-comer Yair Rodriguez on Fox Sports 1...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 7 days ago 18,661 reads 30 comments