1. A Star Is Born: Cody Garbrandt Goes from Unranked to Instant UFC Title Contender

    In the history of the UFC, there had never been an event headlined by a non-title bantamweight fight. This is for a lot of reasons, but the biggest is there is an inherent fan bias against the smaller divisions, something the UFC is keenly aware of...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 3 months ago 62,395 reads 77 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 88 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Almeida vs. Garbrandt Card

    Cody "No Love" Garbrandt (9-0) put on a show Sunday night in Las Vegas. He didn't even need a full round to smoke the previously undefeated Thomas Almeida (21-1)...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 3 months ago 2,481 reads 0 comments

  3. Watch: Cody Garbrandt Becomes Next Big Thing with Scary KO at UFC Fight Night 88

    The UFC loves chopping down prospects before giving them their time to shine. That was on full display at UFC Fight Night 88 on Sunday. Thomas Almeida should have been a godsend for the UFC...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 24,572 reads 55 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 88 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Las Vegas

    UFC Fight Night 88 flew under the radar a bit. With the Sunday card wedged between higher-wattage pay-per-view cards and stashed in the guts of a holiday weekend, it's understandable that fans might overlook this event...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 44,816 reads 67 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 88: Jeremy Stephens Spoils Renan Barao's Featherweight Debut

    Jeremy Stephens (25-15) and Renan Barao (33-4, 1 NC) threw down at UFC Fight Night 88 on Sunday. "Wow" is the best word to describe that fight. That is what fisticuffs are all about...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 8,831 reads 41 comments

  6. Rick Story Returns with Smothering Win at UFC Fight Night 88

    UFC Fight Night 88 was a card designed to be fun for the fans, but make no mistake. It was serious business for the fighters, and Rick Story and Tarec Saffiedine in particular had no room to mess around...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 1,794 reads 16 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 88: Sara McMann Controls Jessica Eye in Uneventful Affair

    It wasn’t exciting, but it was a standard Sara McMann (9-3) performance. The Olympic silver medalist suffocated Jessica Eye (11-5, 1 NC) en route to a unanimous-decision victory...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 6,893 reads 12 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 88: Bryan Caraway Ends Aljamain Sterling's Unbeaten Streak

    Rising prospect Aljamain Sterling (12-1) faced veteran Bryan Caraway (21-7) at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas as the last bout on the Fight Pass prelims...

    Sydnie Jones Written by Sydnie Jones about 3 months ago 6,109 reads 16 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 88: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    UFC Fight Night 88 is now in the books. Cody Garbrandt won the battle of undefeated prospects in the night's main event, knocking out Thomas Almeida. The victory should chart a course for Garbrandt to compete in another meaningful, high-profile fight..

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 3 months ago 46,280 reads 308 comments

  10. Video: UFC Featherweight Dennis Bermudez Sets New Guinness World Record

    Dennis Bermudez is a man of many parts. One part is his fighting ability as an accomplished veteran in the UFC's featherweight division. He's currently ranked No. 8 among 145-pounders in the official UFC rankings ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 66,201 reads 33 comments

  11. Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Calls Out Ronda Rousey with Running Man Challenge Clip

    Cris "Cyborg" Justino is still chasing a fight with Ronda Rousey . After making her UFC debut in May with a knockout win over Leslie Smith at UFC 198, the Invicta featherweight champ dropped another viral taunt on the UFC's biggest women's star...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 3 months ago 3,805 reads 9 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 88 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

    UFC Fight Night 88 is scheduled for Sunday, May 29. The event is headlined by a battle between top bantamweight prospects, Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 3 months ago 17,157 reads 57 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 88 a Sneaky-Good Card, but with a Really Weird Setup

    If Elton John thinks Saturday night’s alright for fighting, then wait until he gets a load of Sunday’s action. UFC Fight Night 88 heads to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday for an action-packed evening...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 8,028 reads 13 comments

  14. UFC Gold Couldn't Possibly Define Michael Bisping's Career

    Imagine you work your whole life for a dream. To reach it, you have to compete against people taking shortcuts. Imagine those shortcuts lead them ahead of you. Imagine that dream falls away, likely never to return...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 3 months ago 18,459 reads 111 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 88: Don't Miss This Sleeper Pick for UFC's Fight of the Year

    The UFC might put on close to 500 fights in 2016. Very few of those will have as much going for them as Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt . That alone is remarkable since, at first glance, Almeida vs...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 30,260 reads 30 comments

  16. Miesha Tate Comments on Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Paige VanZant and UFC

    UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate questioned Ronda Rousey's emotional state and Conor McGregor's UFC stance in a wide-ranging and opinionated interview Thursday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 3 months ago 26,570 reads 120 comments

  17. The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt

    The UFC heads to Las Vegas this Sunday night with an excellent Fight Night offering on Fox Sports 1. In the main event, rising bantamweights Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt ...

    Patrick  Wyman Written by Patrick Wyman about 3 months ago 14,370 reads 57 comments

  18. Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem to Headline UFC 203: Date, Location and More

    Stipe Miocic didn't have to wait long to find his first challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The promotion announced Wednesday that the champ will return to the ring Sept...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 3 months ago 10,978 reads 38 comments

  19. Nate Diaz: I'll Whip Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's Asses in 1 Night

    UFC lightweight Nate Diaz gave fans a special treat on Wednesday. Sitting down with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani for a special edition of the MMA Hour (and warning, there's ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 45,832 reads 170 comments

  20. Nate Diaz Honored by California State Government for Beating Conor McGregor

    Nate Diaz is, indeed, a credit to the community. The 209 is moving up in the world. At least if Diaz —arguably the area code's most famous current resident—has anything to say about it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 15,338 reads 49 comments

  21. BJ Penn Pulled from UFC 199: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    UFC fans will not get the opportunity to watch BJ Penn square off against Cole Miller at UFC 199 in Los Angeles on June 4...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 16,274 reads 77 comments

  22. A Conflict of Interests: MMA Promotion Execs Scrutinized for Managing Fighters

    Update : After the publication of this report, Ali Abdel-Aziz contacted Bleacher Report to discuss his tenure with and departure from World Series of Fighting. "I'm not perfect," Abdel-Aziz said...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 40,123 reads 26 comments

  23. Conor McGregor's Top Quotes from ESPN's 'Sunday Conversation'

    UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has opened up on his "publicized civil war" with UFC President Dana White and the organisation during an interview with ESPN's Sunday Conversation ...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 3 months ago 33,200 reads 156 comments

  24. Video: Rousimar Palhares, Mayhem Miller Both Lose by Stoppage at Minor MMA Event

    Rousimar Palhares, the notorious submission grappler banned by both the UFC and World Series of Fighting, lost by first-round knockout Saturday at Venator FC 3, a small MMA promotion based in Italy...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 60,885 reads 22 comments

  25. Bellator 155 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Carvalho vs. Manhoef Card

    If you like MMA cards with no action and tons of horrible judging, Bellator 155 was the event for you. Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho successfully defended his title ...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 3 months ago 22,949 reads 41 comments