1. 14-Fight UFC Veteran Benson Henderson Jumps Ship for Bellator

    The MMA free-agency game has officially changed with the announcement that former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is joining Bellator MMA. Henderson officially broke the news on his personal website Monday morning...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 days ago 22,141 reads 145 comments

  2. Sage Northcutt's UFC Hype Train Derailed, but Not Forever

    Sage Northcutt tasted defeat for the first time in his MMA career on Saturday night in Newark, New Jersey. That doesn't make him an exception; it makes him the rule...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 9 days ago 12,871 reads 78 comments

  3. After Defeating Sage Northcutt, Bryan Barberena Appears to Mock 'Sage Flip'

    Last fall, we were introduced to the Sage Flip. Saturday night, we met the Barberena Barrel Roll. After upsetting Sage Northcutt with a second-round submission Saturday night on ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 days ago 17,810 reads 31 comments

  4. UFC Official: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch in the Works

    It looks like Jon Jones will return to competition soon, and when he does, it will be for the title he never lost...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 days ago 41,424 reads 129 comments

  5. UFC Officials Set November as Newest Target Date for New York Event

    You have to hand it to the UFC: They refuse to give up on New York. After yet another recent setback scuttled a planned UFC event in April, company officials have now established ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 days ago 4,706 reads 14 comments

  6. Aging Champs Lyoto Machida, Dan Henderson Vie for Relevance in Reported Rematch

    Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson are going to wage a rematch. Though the UFC has made no official announcement, the two middleweights verbally agreed to the contest, according to ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 days ago 12,895 reads 34 comments

  7. UFC on Fox 18 Results: Cloak or No Cloak, Rothwell Deserves Next HWT Title Shot

    Not even the UFC’s new dress code could stop Ben Rothwell . Rothwell said he was preparing to make his walk to the cage on Saturday for his co-main event ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 10 days ago 10,522 reads 42 comments

  8. MMA Fighters Take Scary Plunge After Falling Through Faulty Cage Door

    One would think that MMA is treacherous enough on its own. After all, fighters step into the cage intent on knocking out their opponents with punches, kicks, knees and elbows. The environment itself isn't supposed to heighten the danger...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 days ago 72,466 reads 19 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 18 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 82

    UFC on Fox 18 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC on Fox 18 Main Card Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader , knockout (Round 1, 1:26) Ben Rothwell def. Josh Barnett, submission (Round 2, 3:48) Jimmie Rivera def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 days ago 22,733 reads 45 comments

  10. Fighters, Pundits React to Sage Northcutt's UFC on Fox 18 Loss

    That burning heap over on the side of the hill? Yeah, that's the Sage Northcutt hype train. It got derailed in Hollywood fashion at UFC on Fox 18. Northcutt is a 19-year-old superathlete and a good prospect for the UFC...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 10 days ago 27,042 reads 99 comments

  11. After Another Finish, Ben Rothwell Proves He Is a True Title Contender

    No. 7-ranked heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell picked up his fourth consecutive victory in the division on Saturday night, and in the process, he became the first man to ever legitimately submit Josh Barnett in an MMA competition...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 10 days ago 3,043 reads 38 comments

  12. UFC on Fox 18 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from New Jersey

    One of the great things about MMA is its athletic purity. Not to get all purple on you, but nothing else strips physical competition to bare wood like fighting...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 days ago 42,794 reads 81 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 18 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Johnson vs. Bader Card

    No one in mixed martial arts punches harder than Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. Ryan Bader found that out first-hand Saturday night at UFC on Fox 18 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 11 days ago 11,265 reads 9 comments

  14. Anthony Johnson Crushes Ryan Bader, States Claim for 2nd UFC Title Shot

    Anthony Johnson might be the most terrifying three minutes in pro sports. The UFC light heavyweight slugger has made a career of quick and devastating knockouts—the kind that ...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 11 days ago 25,169 reads 94 comments

  15. Ben Rothwell Submits Josh Barnett with Surprising Gogo Choke at UFC on Fox 18

    Ben Rothwell (36-9) and Josh Barnett (34-8) came into UFC on Fox 18 with a lot on the line on Saturday in New Jersey. The heavyweight title picture is crowded, but there are few serious standout names and no clear top contender...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 days ago 6,275 reads 17 comments

  16. Sage Northcutt Tapped Out by Bryan Barberena at UFC on Fox 18

    The UFC is all-in on Sage Northcutt. The 19-year-old has been put front-and-center at every opportunity, and the company has been actively pushing top-10 names out of the way to ensure that...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 days ago 19,924 reads 106 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 18 Immediate Recap: Tarec Saffiedine Takes Decision over Ellenberger

    After a 15-month hiatus, No. 11-ranked welterweight Tarec Saffiedine returned to the Octagon and faced Jake Ellenberger...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 11 days ago 1,878 reads 10 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 18: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    UFC on Fox 18 is in the books. Anthony Johnson defeated Ryan Bader to claim victory in the show's main event, earning the W via first-round knockout. In the co-main event, Ben Rothwell submitted Josh Barnett, earning his fourth straight win...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 11 days ago 61,488 reads 189 comments

  19. Report: UFC Releases Danny Castillo, Mike Pierce, 9 Other Fighters from Roster

    Lightweight and Team Alpha Male veteran Danny Castillo and welterweight Mike Pierce are among 11 fighters who have been released from the UFC. That's according to a Friday report from Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 days ago 72,916 reads 42 comments

  20. Bellator 148 Results: Winners, Scorecards, Reaction from Daley vs. Uhrich

    Paul "Semtex" Daley made quick work of Andy Uhrich in the main event at Bellator 148 in Fresno, California, on Friday night. The powerful British welterweight stalked his overmatched opponent and ultimately landed a right uppercut on Uhrich's jaw...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 12 days ago 15,288 reads 27 comments

  21. Ronda Rousey Hasn't Watched Tape of Holly Holm Fight

    It's been more than two months since Ronda Rousey suffered her first career loss against Holly Holm at UFC 193, but the former women's bantamweight champion has not watched footage of the match...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 days ago 20,213 reads 101 comments

  22. Dana White Discusses Floyd Mayweather After Conor McGregor Racism Comments

    Retired, undefeated boxer Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. has expressed his displeasure with top UFC fighter Conor McGregor in recent weeks, but UFC president Dana White believes the 49-0 fighter is off base...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 12 days ago 80,738 reads 138 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 18: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    UFC on Fox 18 pits also-ran Anthony Johnson against Ryan Bader in what is likely a light heavyweight title eliminator fight. The 13-fight card features a robust nine prelims, but we'll be focusing only on the main card, as usual...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 12 days ago 16,961 reads 40 comments

  24. Georges St-Pierre, Manager Deny Reports of UFC Return

    UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has not competed in the Octagon since November 2013, and while a return remains possible, GSP and his manager made it clear Thursday that reports of a comeback are premature...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 12 days ago 9,840 reads 56 comments

  25. Ryan Bader Coach: Anthony Johnson Is Mentally Weak, Tires Easily

    Ryan Bader 's coach, Aaron Simpson, thinks Anthony Johnson is a good fighter. Simpson also thinks Johnson has a tendency to break inside the cage...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 13 days ago 6,647 reads 28 comments