1. How the UFC Turned Its Bonus System into a Weapon

    The UFC's bonus system has long been one of the promotion's most powerful tools for both attracting and retaining fighters...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 20,300 reads 22 comments

  2. Conor McGregor Is the Biggest Draw in UFC History

    The UFC has been a pay-per-view business since its inception, but it has never experienced a stretch of business as successful as it has in the last year...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 6 days ago 37,277 reads 87 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 94 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    One-half of the UFC's matchmaking duo is headed out the door at year's end ( h/t MMAJunkie.com ). In an effort to help the leader of mixed martial arts book their upcoming fights, ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 8 days ago 15,050 reads 52 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 94 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 95

    UFC Fight Night 94 is in the books. The results are as follows: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Michael Johnson def. Dustin Poirier , knockout (Round 1, 1:35) Derek Brunson def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 8 days ago 16,235 reads 44 comments

  5. UFC's Derek Brunson Proves He's MW's Most Underrated but Still Faces Long Road

    Following his first-round knockout of Uriah Hall in the co-main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 94, Derek Brunson proclaimed himself ready for a title shot...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 days ago 4,784 reads 15 comments

  6. Backed into Corner, Michael Johnson Reasserts Contender Status with Crushing KO

    In mixed martial arts, momentum is a single punch, a whisper in the ear, a day off to rejuvenate the mind and body. In a game of millimeters and nanoseconds, one tiny thing can make the difference between winning and losing...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 9 days ago 7,722 reads 9 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 94 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Hidalgo

    UFC headed deep into Texas for UFC Fight Night 94 on Saturday night. Hidalgo was the city of choice for a lightweight main event between Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 9 days ago 14,537 reads 22 comments

  8. Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson Results and Reaction from UFC Fight Night 94

    In Hidalgo , Texas on Saturday night, No. 10 middleweight Derek Brunson handed ninth-ranked Uriah Hall his first stoppage loss in his nearly three-and-a-half years with the UFC...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 9 days ago 9,551 reads 16 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 94 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Poirier vs. Johnson Card

    The UFC lightweight division has a new title contender in Michael Johnson. It didn't take long for Johnson to show the world he means business in this division, knocking out Poirier after 95 seconds...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 9 days ago 7,924 reads 25 comments

  10. Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson Results and Reaction from UFC Fight Night 94

    Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson entered UFC Fight Night 94 trending in opposite directions. Exiting The Ultimate Fighter season 12, there were generally high hopes surrounding Johnson, and for good cause...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 days ago 10,205 reads 27 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 94: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    UFC Fight Night 94 is now in the books. Michael Johnson knocked out Dustin Poirier in the main event, breaking a two-fight losing streak...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 9 days ago 28,560 reads 90 comments

  12. Bellator 161 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Kongo vs. Johnson Card

    On Friday night in the main event of Bellator 161, Cheick Kongo won a woeful heavyweight bout via majority decision over Tony Johnson. If you wanted to make someone hate mixed martial arts, you should force them to watch this fight...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 10 days ago 9,285 reads 18 comments

  13. Return of the American Gangster: Chael Sonnen Opens Up About Move to Bellator

    Chael Sonnen had every intention of returning to the UFC. Until he didn’t. Whatever the reason, one of the UFC’s most controversial, entertaining and bankable ...

    Josh Gross Written by Josh Gross about 10 days ago 37,741 reads 32 comments

  14. Tyron Woodley v. Stephen Thompson Fight Announced for UFC 205: Details, Reaction

    UFC 205 gained another fight Friday, as Tyron Woodley announced on Fox Sports 1 that he and Stephen Thompson will square off for the welterweight title on Nov. 12 from Madison Square Garden: Sherdog ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 10 days ago 17,836 reads 127 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 94 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

    The UFC is off to Hildalgo , Texas, for UFC Fight Night 94. What's your main event? Oh, just a top-tier lightweight battle between Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson. Nothing to get too excited about...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 10 days ago 10,836 reads 23 comments

  16. Chael Sonnen to Bellator: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Veteran MMA fighter Chael Sonnen confirmed to Greg Beacham of the A ssociated Press (via the Seattle Times ) on Thursday that he has left the UFC and signed a multiyear deal with Bellator...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 days ago 21,043 reads 59 comments

  17. Debate: The UFC's Next Breakthrough Stars

    The UFC has never had a stretch of business as successful as the last 10 months, cracking the million-buy mark on pay-per-view five times. That’s one more than the entirety of its history to that point...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 11 days ago 18,458 reads 26 comments

  18. UFC's Derek Brunson Not Afraid to Throw Some Shade as He Climbs MW Ladder

    It’s no wonder Derek Brunson has been talking a lot about performance-enhancing drugs these days...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 11 days ago 4,377 reads 27 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 94: 4 Key Storylines for Johnson vs. Poirier Fight Card in Texas

    With UFC 203 on one side, Cris Cyborg on the other and a slew of top-shelf cards heading our way as the year winds down, it might feel right to skip out on UFC Fight Night 94. There are reasons to resist that feeling...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 days ago 3,185 reads 6 comments

  20. Urijah Faber, Travis Browne and 5 Pokiest Eye Pokes in Recent UFC History

    If UFC 203 felt a little familiar to you, maybe that was on account of all the eye-poking. When Urijah Faber caught Jimmie Rivera, it wasn't his first eye-poke rodeo. It wasn't even his first eye-poke rodeo with a guy named Rivera...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 12 days ago 13,952 reads 29 comments

  21. The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs. Johnson

    The Octagon heads to Hidalgo , Texas, on Saturday with a fun show on Fox Sports 1. Name value isn't the card's strong suit, but it should produce action from top to bottom...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 12 days ago 17,299 reads 11 comments

  22. With Robbie Lawler Out, Donald Cerrone Gets New Opponent for UFC 205

    The UFC wants its first trip to New York since 1995 to be a special one, so they're turning to one of their most popular fighters. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto , Donald Cerrone has been added to the UFC 205 card...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 12 days ago 9,260 reads 47 comments

  23. Did Bellator Find Its Own Paige VanZant in Russian Flyweight Anastasia Yankova?

    Anastasia Yankova is very pretty. It feels disingenuous to start anywhere else. It's always been a part of her story, even back to her amateur days at a tournament where no one would cheer for her...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 13 days ago 40,015 reads 13 comments

  24. Uriah Hall vs. Derek Brunson: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Don't blink. No. 9-ranked middleweight contender Uriah Hall is back. This time he is taking on No. 10-ranked Derek Brunson. Hall is coming off a loss to Robert Whittaker last November whereas Brunson is riding a five-fight win streak into the bout...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 14 days ago 6,188 reads 17 comments

  25. Urijah Faber's Eye Poke Was 'A Little Bit' Intentional, Jimmie Rivera Says

    In the later minutes of Urijah Faber's loss to Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203, the action was temporarily stopped after Faber poked Rivera in the eye. That eye poke was "a little bit" deliberate, at least according to Rivera...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 14 days ago 4,636 reads 15 comments