1. Roy Nelson Loses Already-Slim Chance at UFC Gold Against Mark Hunt

    Roy Nelson had a chance to launch himself into UFC title contention at UFC Fight Night 52. He really did. Taking on sixth-ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt, Nelson found himself facing an almost perfect foe...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 3 hours ago 571 reads 3 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 52: The Real Winners and Losers from Saitama, Japan

    The UFC invaded Saitama, Japan, Saturday with UFC Fight Night 52, a fight card headlined by a heavyweight clash between massive power punchers Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 4 hours ago 714 reads 2 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 52 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC 178

    UFC Fight Night 52 is in the books! The results are as follows (h/t MMAJunkie .com ): Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 3:00 Myles Jury def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 4 hours ago 417 reads 1 comments

  4. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson: What We Learned from Heavyweight Tilt

    The venue was Saitama Super Arena. No, it wasn't a Pride show, it was UFC Fight Night 52 and it took place in the early hours of Saturday morning. The card was headlined by Pride throwback Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 hours ago 1,166 reads 9 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 52: Results and Recap from Tokyo, Japan

    UFC Fight Night 52 delivered in the wee hours of the morning. From the undercard to the main card, the card from the land of the rising sun gave fans of MMA action throughout...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 5 hours ago 1,310 reads 0 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 52: 3 Fights for Miesha Tate to Take Next

    If you were awake Saturday morning in America, you were treated to UFC Fight Night 52. Live from Japan, the card boasted a pretty deep card, including a vital women's bout between Miesha Tate and Rin Nakai ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 hours ago 528 reads 1 comments

  7. Bellator 125 Results: Melvin Manhoef Earns Title Shot with Knockout Win

    Bellator 's final stretch of weekly shows continues plugging on, this time with Bellator 125. The main event featured Doug Marshall and Melvin Manhoef in an intriguing middleweight tilt...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 hours ago 452 reads 2 comments

  8. Is New and Improved Thales Leites Contender Material?

    Thales Leites has found a way to bring his mixed martial arts career full circle. A little more than five years ago he was jettisoned from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and an afterthought in the middleweight division...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 12 hours ago 1,257 reads 3 comments

  9. Wanderlei Silva, Former PRIDE Champion, Retires from MMA

    Wanderlei Silva is hanging up his gloves after one of the most storied careers in MMA history. The famed light heavyweight made the announcement via a YouTube video on Friday afternoon...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 15 hours ago 28,065 reads 52 comments

  10. Thiago Silva Released, Anthony Johnson Suspended Indefinitely by UFC

    Thiago Silva has been released and Anthony Johnson suspended indefinitely by the UFC after separate revelations emerged Friday afternoon illustrating histories of domestic violence from both fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 15 hours ago 28,134 reads 77 comments

  11. Report: History of Domestic Violence Emerges with Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson's fighting career may be at a high point, but it appears a history of domestic violence could be catching up with him. According to Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 hours ago 32,221 reads 36 comments

  12. The Most Underrated MMA Fights of 2014

    Every year the still-blossoming sport of mixed martial arts attracts flocks of new fans who fill arenas, balloon demand and entice promotions like the UFC to saturate the calender with events...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 17 hours ago 5,083 reads 5 comments

  13. Miesha Tate Embracing History and Pressure at UFC Fight Night 52

    Miesha Tate is no stranger to big moments. The former Strikeforce bantamweight champion turned UFC contender has been involved in some of the biggest fights to ever hit the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 21 hours ago 7,269 reads 7 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 52: Bleacher Report Staff Main Card Picks

    UFC Fight Night 52 is set for this Saturday, September 20. The show will be hosted at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, which means the North American audience will have to stay up late—or get up early—to catch the action on Fight Pass...

    Craig Amos Written by Craig Amos about 1 day ago 8,993 reads 22 comments

  15. Alistair Overeem and 4 UFC Fighters Most in Need of a Victory

    All fighters age. Sometimes, even those in their prime lose a step or are unable to compete with today’s blend of diverse mixed martial artists...

    Clinton Bullock Written by Clinton Bullock about 1 day ago 2,995 reads 10 comments

  16. 5 UFC Stars Who Will Take a Step Back in 2015

    Every year, the UFC sees a handful of fighters take flight and soar. Whether through an inevitable title shot, an illustrious winning streak or plain old good fights, these standouts often rebirth a division...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 1 day ago 2,961 reads 5 comments

  17. Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    The co-main event to UFC Fight Night 52 features No. 9-ranked lightweight contender Myles Jury against MMA veteran Takanori Gomi. Jury has been making waves in the division, and Gomi is seeking one last run up the lightweight ladder...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 day ago 1,026 reads 1 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Fight Card, Live Stream and Predictions

    When two big, destructive, top-10 ranked heavyweights headline a UFC card, there's a special buzz surrounding the event. We saw it at UFC Fight Night 51 when Andrei Arlovski shockingly stopped Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in Brazil...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 1 day ago 3,482 reads 1 comments

  19. Report: Mark Hunt Had to Cut 18 Pounds to Make Heavyweight Limit for UFC FN 52

    Looks like UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt really let himself go in between fights, something he could regret Friday in Japan...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 1 day ago 6,949 reads 14 comments

  20. 5 UFC Stars We'd Love to See Try Pro Wrestling in WWE

    Mention the words "professional wrestling" to an MMA fan and you're likely to get one of two reactions—either a knowing nod or a disgusted sneer. No one is on the fence. There is no middle ground...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 day ago 12,697 reads 48 comments

  21. Jon Jones in 2015: Prognosticating the UFC Champ's Upcoming Schedule

    Chances are, Jon Jones will never have another 2011. To say that year was a good one for the UFC light heavyweight champion is a drastic understatement...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 2 days ago 8,832 reads 18 comments

  22. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

    Veteran heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson are set to headline UFC Fight Night 52, which will be hosted by Saitama , Japan, on Saturday. At 40 years old, Hunt has failed to pick up a win in his past two appearances...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 2 days ago 2,086 reads 3 comments

  23. Mark Hunt Plans to Trade with Roy Nelson 'Until the Wheels Fall Off' at FN52

    What you see is what you get with Mark Hunt. The storied heavyweight slugger brings a straightforward approach to his action inside the Octagon, and the New Zealand native never makes any bones about what he's showing up to do...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 days ago 4,657 reads 18 comments

  24. Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt: Novelty Fight or Real Implications?

    Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt will happen at UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama , Japan, this Saturday, Sept. 20. Isn't that just fantastic? Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 2 days ago 11,989 reads 35 comments

  25. TUF 20 Has Most, but Not All, of the World's Best Strawweights

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 is in full swing. The UFC signed 11 of Invicta FC's strawweights to join the organization, and eight are competing on the show with a chance to become the first-ever UFC strawweight champion...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 2 days ago 3,636 reads 14 comments