1. Royce Gracie Confirms Altercation with Eddie Bravo, Challenges Him to a Fight

    Kazushi Sakuraba may be known as "The Gracie Hunter," but Eddie Bravo may need to steal that nickname soon. According to a report on The Underground , Royce Gracie confronted Bravo following Bravo's grappling showdown with Royler Gracie...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 16 days ago 21,002 reads 70 comments

  2. The Fighting Life: Live Blogging 'Chapter Two' of B/R MMA Road Trip 2014.

    What a strange and fascinating place the road is. At the onset of the year I launched out into the blustery, crisp and miserable white of winter to follow the asphalt ribbon west...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 16 days ago 26,488 reads 18 comments

  3. The Black Hat Fits: Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Will Be Must-See TV for WSOF

    Rousimar Palhares proved he’s still an elite welterweight on Saturday at World Series of Fighting 9, taking the company’s 170-pound title from no-name champion Steve Carl in 69 easy, breezy seconds...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 16 days ago 11,133 reads 34 comments

  4. John Hackleman: Chuck Liddell Connected with Fans in a Way Jon Jones Never Will

    John Hackleman , the head trainer of UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell— as well as upcoming light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira—has a bone to pick with current champ Jon Jones...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 17 days ago 2,745 reads 5 comments

  5. Paige VanZant Won't Be on the Ultimate Fighter 20, but Signed Directly by UFC

    MMA fans will be surely disappointed to hear this bit of news. Paige VanZant won't be on The Ultimate Fighter 20. This comes according to Urijah Faber (VanZant's Team Alpha Male teammate) after speaking with Anton Tabuena of BloodyElbow ...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 17 days ago 31,216 reads 52 comments

  6. Royce Gracie Confirms Altercation with Eddie Bravo at Metamoris 3

    Samantha Talavera Written by Samantha Talavera about 17 days ago 407 reads 0 comments

  7. Enough Is Enough: How the UFC Can Make It Easier to Be a Fan Again

    Fueled by executive perfection and monetary persuasion, the UFC has launched itself to the forefront of the global mixed martial arts scene...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 17 days ago 12,303 reads 123 comments

  8. Split Decision: Who should be Daniel Cormier's next opponent?

    Daniel Cormier is one of the top light heavyweights in the UFC, but he's currently in no-man's land. Champion Jon Jones fights next month against Glover Teixeira and if he wins he'll likely meet Alexander Gustafsson...

    Evan Adrian Written by Evan Adrian about 17 days ago 960 reads 1 comments

  9. Scott Smith, the original comeback kid, still battling demons

    Scott Smith will forever be known for the Hail Mary he landed while clutching at his liver against Pete Sell back in 2006...

    Evan Adrian Written by Evan Adrian about 17 days ago 1,533 reads 0 comments

  10. My Favourite Fight

    When discussing possibilities for my last Bleacher Report piece, the idea which I was most taken by was that of my favorite fight...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 17 days ago 8,435 reads 25 comments

  11. The Beaten Path: 5 Bantamweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign

    We left off with the featherweights . It's time for the "Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series to continue—this time with the bantamweights. The bantamweight division is a weight class in need of additional bodies that could make it better...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 17 days ago 6,658 reads 11 comments

  12. Rousimar Palhares: Oh, What Might Have Been in the UFC

    Oh, what might have been. On a spring night in Nevada, Rousimar Palhares latched onto the leg of World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl , heel hooking his way to victory in 69 seconds to become champion himself...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 17 days ago 8,470 reads 17 comments

  13. The Ronda Rousey Sweepstakes: How Cris Cyborg Lost More Than a Fight

    It's not really fair to say MMA standout Cris "Cyborg" Justino lost big at Lion Fight 14 Friday night in Las Vegas...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 17 days ago 34,445 reads 518 comments

  14. WSOF Prez: 'You're Crazy' If You Think Rousimar Palhares Held Heel Hook Too Long

    Newly crowned World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares isn't receiving much praise in light of his submission victory over Steve Carl at WSOF 9 Saturday night in Las Vegas...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 17 days ago 9,120 reads 36 comments

  15. Rousimar Palhares: WSOF Playing with Fire by Defending New Champ

    World Series of Fighting has done something very few other promotions have done in MMA history: I t has earned respect from fans and media. Fans are always rooting against non-UFC promotions, be it consciously or subconsciously...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 17 days ago 13,780 reads 96 comments

  16. Palhares vs. Fitch to Highlight WSOF 11

    Less than an hour after Rousimar Palhares defeated Steve Carl to become the WSOF welterweight champion, the leglock savant's first title defense highlighted a trio of major fights announced by the promotion...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 18 days ago 1,413 reads 3 comments

  17. The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

    When Rousimar Palhares' name is on the card, anything can happen. And it usually does. The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 18 days ago 15,299 reads 26 comments

  18. World Series of Fighting 9: Recap and Full Results from Carl vs. Palhares

    The World Series of Fighting promotion brought out several of its biggest names, old and new, for WSOF 9, held Saturday in Las Vegas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 18 days ago 15,513 reads 61 comments

  19. Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz: Make It Happen, UFC

    As a fighter coming off three straight wins, Michael Johnson still finds himself working hard to push the boulder of public opinion uphill...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 18 days ago 28,530 reads 71 comments

  20. World Series of Fighting 9 Results: Live Blog & Play by Play

    LAS VEGAS—World Series of Fighting 9 hits the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night, and Bleacher Report is in attendance and reporting live. The preliminary card begins at 6:30 p...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 6,364 reads 15 comments

  21. Wanderlei Silva Nearly Quit TUF Brazil After Chael Sonnen Refused to Apologize

    Chael Sonnen wasn’t the hero The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil deserved, but he was the one it needed when Wanderlei Silva nearly walked off the set of the reality TV show...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 19 days ago 30,697 reads 75 comments

  22. Dear Ronda Rousey: Enough with the Four Horsewomen Stuff—You Don't Measure Up

    Mixed martial arts, the velvet painting of the sports world, is coated with a sheen of the ridiculous. Like its artistic counterpart, it's something you're likely to see at a country fair...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 19 days ago 62,466 reads 257 comments

  23. Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Defeated by Jorina Baars in Kickboxing at Lion Fight 14

    Former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino has just tasted defeat for the first time in a long, long while...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 19 days ago 32,412 reads 263 comments

  24. Bellator 114: Recap and Full Results from Shlemenko vs. Ward

    Alexander Shlemenko won his 50th pro MMA bout Friday night with a sudden second-round submission defeat of Brennan Ward to retain his Bellator middleweight title. A hotly contested first round saw the two men exchange several powerful strikes...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 19 days ago 9,290 reads 11 comments

  25. C.B. Dollaway Draws Francis Carmont in UFC: Berlin Co-Main Event May 31

    C.B. Dollaway is on a mission to break into the Top 10 of the middleweight division, and he's looking for the quickest route possible...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 19 days ago 2,055 reads 6 comments