1. His Star May Be Rising Now, but Anthony Smith Took the Long Way to UFC Success

    None of it was that long ago. Anthony Smith still remembers the times when he and his girlfriend had to shake down the couch cushions so they could buy something to eat...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 24 days ago 8,223 reads 0 comments

  2. What Is Benson Henderson's Legacy After Bellator 183?

    The Bellator career of Benson Henderson has been turbulent. He's enjoyed two title fights in two separate weight classes since jumping ship from the UFC in early 2016, but he lost them both...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 26 days ago 24,461 reads 0 comments

  3. Bellator 183 Results: Benson Henderson Loses Split Decision to Patricky Freire

    Anytime Benson Henderson enters the cage, you never quite know what to expect. But his Saturday night main event at Bellator 183 in San Jose, California, against Patricky Freire ended with the same result as his last fight...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 26 days ago 12,268 reads 0 comments

  4. Aaron Pico Gets Redemption with Savage KO Punch at Bellator 183

    Aaron Pico badly needed to win at Bellator 183. The wrestling standout was given a massive push for his MMA debut at the Bellator NYC pay-per-view event but was upset by no-namer Zach Freeman in just 24 seconds...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 26 days ago 15,541 reads 0 comments

  5. Sabina Mazo Ices Linsey Williams at LFA 23 with Her 2nd Straight Head-Kick KO

    It's time to add another talented female striker to the prospect watch list. 20-year-old Sabina Mazo returned to Legacy Fighting Alliance on Friday and scored her second straight head kick KO...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 26 days ago 68,119 reads 0 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Ovince Saint Preux Submits Yushin Okami

    Ovince Saint Preux did it again. The UFC light heavyweight submitted Yushin Okami via Von Flue choke at UFC Fight Night 117 in Friday night's main event at Saitama Super Arena in Japan...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 27 days ago 103,540 reads 0 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 117 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Japan

    Japanese fight fans were early to rise Saturday, heading to Saitama Super Arena for UFC Fight Night 117. Based on the quality of the card, their friends may have suggested they sleep in...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 27 days ago 20,539 reads 0 comments

  8. CM Punk's Perfect Next Opponent? Why, It's Edmond Tarverdyan, Of Course!

    Here's something you probably hadn't contemplated: People are hot to see CM Punk return to the UFC, and they seem keen to have that return come against Ronda Rousey's oft-ridiculed coach, Edmond Tarverdyan...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 27 days ago 21,506 reads 0 comments

  9. Jeremy Stephens Finally Fires Back at McGregor's 'Who the F--k Is That Guy' Quip

    "Who the f--k is that guy?" With that one quote, Conor McGregor transformed Jeremy Stephens from an anonymous UFC mid-card veteran to the butt of MMA 's most popular one-liner...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 28 days ago 32,593 reads 0 comments

  10. The Top 5 Female Fighters in MMA Right Now

    Mixed martial arts has never been an exclusive boy's club, but the representation of women used to be relegated to a few promotions around the world. Slowly but surely, the numbers have increased—and so has the star power...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 28 days ago 27,024 reads 0 comments

  11. Fighter Badly Misses Weight at UFC Japan Weigh-Ins, Stumbles off Scale

    Another day, another controversial UFC weigh-in. Ahead of the promotion’s most recent attendance in Japan, to be headlined by a fairly uninteresting fight between Ovince Saint Preux and a returning Yushin Okami, drama unfolded on the scale...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 28 days ago 185,501 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 117 Preview: 3 Fights You Can't Miss from Japan Card

    I come before you today not to sell snake oil. UFC Fight Night 117 is not a good card. The card, which happens from the venerated Saitama Super Arena in Japan and airs Friday ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 28 days ago 5,252 reads 0 comments

  13. Decorated Kickboxer Gokhan Saki Has the Feel of a Future UFC Champ

    You have to admire the pure audacity of Gokhan Saki. As the former K-1 and Glory kickboxing champion prepares to make his UFC debut against Henrique da Silva on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 117, Saki is setting his own expectations sky-high...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 28 days ago 11,947 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 117 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

    This was supposed to be Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's return to Japan in a rematch against Ovince Saint Preux, but an injury forced him to withdraw...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 28 days ago 19,162 reads 0 comments

  15. Conor McGregor Could Address US Congress over MMA Fighters' Rights

    After making his boxing debut, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may appear before United States Congress in an effort to expand the protection of rights afforded to mixed martial arts fighters...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 28 days ago 15,628 reads 0 comments

  16. UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold Is the Heel Nobody Asked for

    Luke Rockhold won a fight this past weekend. It was the first time he'd done that since late 2015, when he won the UFC middleweight title, and his first appearance since mid-2016, ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 29 days ago 14,324 reads 0 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 117 Betting Odds: Okami vs. Saint Preux Preview, Prediction

    The UFC's return to Japan follows the theme of "the bigger the name, the bigger the odds" as UFC Fight Night 117 goes Friday night at the Saitama Super Arena...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 29 days ago 3,637 reads 0 comments