1. 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 23 days ago 31,284 reads 52 comments

  2. 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 23 days ago 12,313 reads 123 comments

  3. 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 23 days ago 8,595 reads 25 comments

  4. 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 23 days ago 6,684 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 23 days ago 35,667 reads 519 comments

  6. 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 23 days ago 9,140 reads 36 comments

  7. 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 24 days ago 13,806 reads 96 comments

  8. 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 25 days ago 28,608 reads 71 comments

  9. 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 25 days ago 30,907 reads 75 comments

  10. 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 25 days ago 62,952 reads 257 comments

  11. 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 25 days ago 33,036 reads 263 comments

  12. 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 25 days ago 2,062 reads 6 comments

  13. UFC 173: Making the Best of a Bad Situation with Matchmaking Wizardry

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has three annual cornerstone events, all held in Las Vegas: fight cards in May, July and the end of December. All three are centered on popular Las Vegas vacation dates...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 25 days ago 33,896 reads 74 comments

  14. Diego Sanchez Faces Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque

    Despite a loss to Myles Jury earlier this month, UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez isn't waiting around for his next fight. With the UFC heading to his adopted hometown of Albuquerque, N...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 25 days ago 4,851 reads 25 comments

  15. Conor McGregor Slams Diego Sanchez, Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas

    Top 15 UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has been on the shelf since tearing his ACL in August, but that hasn't stopped him from angling for a big fight for his return to the cage...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 26 days ago 16,465 reads 110 comments

  16. GSP vs. ACL: UFC Great Can Make Successful Return to the Cage—If He Wants to

    An ACL injury has sidelined Georges St-Pierre again. The former UFC champion damaged his knee in training and will undergo surgery "soon...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 26 days ago 9,858 reads 35 comments

  17. Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler: Rematch Is the Must-Make Fight at Welterweight

    UFC 171 was a big weekend for the welterweight division. The event featured many high-profile battles including the fight for the vacant UFC Welterweight Championship between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 26 days ago 10,679 reads 54 comments

  18. Rory MacDonald: From Also-Ran to Title Contender Overnight, and What It Means

    Rory MacDonald was pretty much done. Remember? He looked horrible in beating Jake Ellenberger and lost pretty convincingly to Robbie Lawler , and he didn't finish BJ Penn when it was pretty clear he could have...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 26 days ago 6,201 reads 31 comments

  19. The Beaten Path: 5 Featherweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign

    We left off with the lightweights . It's now time for the featherweights. That's right, the Prospects the UFC Should Sign series is back with a vengeance. The featherweight division has recently become one of the deepest divisions in the UFC...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 26 days ago 1,820 reads 1 comments

  20. UFC: When It Comes to TRT, Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort Are the Same Creature

    Did you see that knockout?! That guy might be dead. He's gotta be dead. That's it for MMA in Brazil, they'll never let it happen again. Too bad they pumped all that money into putting a commission in place...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 26 days ago 4,606 reads 22 comments

  21. Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw Is the New UFC 173 Main Event

    A bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw will headline UFC 173 on May 24. Sources close to the promotion confirmed the story with Bleacher Report on Thursday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 15,408 reads 122 comments

  22. The Fighting Life: The Team Mentality of John Crouch and the MMA Lab

    A long day is to coming to an end, but John Crouch looks no worse for wear. The head coach of Glendale, Arizona's MMA Lab is a physically imposing man, with broad shoulders and ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 26 days ago 759 reads 0 comments

  23. Georges St-Pierre Injury: Updates on UFC Star's Recovery from Torn ACL

    UFC welterweight star Georges St-Pierre suffered a torn left ACL while in training recently and will undergo surgery this week, the fighter announced on his Twitter feed Thursday: ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 26 days ago 1,026 reads 1 comments

  24. Georges St-Pierre Tears Left ACL in Training, Will Undergo Surgery

    Georges St-Pierre recently took an indefinite hiatus from MMA , but the former UFC welterweight champion never stopped training...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 26 days ago 35,360 reads 187 comments

  25. Daniel Cormier's Willingness to Stay Busy in UFC Is as Admirable as It Is Risky

    One of the many, many things to like about Daniel Cormier is his simple desire to scrap. We saw this inclination in February after Rashad Evans was forced out of their ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 27 days ago 6,827 reads 22 comments