1. 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 1 month ago 12,543 reads 41 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 892 reads 2 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 2,702 reads 5 comments

  4. 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 Friday afternoon...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 49,054 reads 91 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 56,107 reads 125 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 40,473 reads 36 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 13,164 reads 7 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 9,607 reads 7 comments

  9. 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 month ago 9,954 reads 23 comments

  10. 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 month ago 8,647 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 reinvigorate a division...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 1 month ago 3,858 reads 12 comments

  12. 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 month ago 4,936 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 month ago 1,377 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 month ago 8,274 reads 14 comments

  15. 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 month ago 30,107 reads 69 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 15,007 reads 21 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 2,325 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 4,938 reads 20 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 13,394 reads 36 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 5,512 reads 18 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 52 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    The UFC returns to Japan this weekend for UFC Fight Night 52. Headlining the six-fight main card is a Top 10 heavyweight tilt between No. 6-ranked Mark Hunt and No. 8-ranked Roy Nelson ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 1 month ago 6,277 reads 27 comments

  22. Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve Set for UFC on Fox 13

    It will be a quick turnaround for Alistair Overeem , who is coming off a shocking TKO loss to Ben Rothwell, when he steps back into the Octagon on December 13 at UFC on Fox 13 to ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 1 month ago 14,715 reads 76 comments

  23. Wanderlei Silva's Camp Files Reply in Support of Motion to Dismiss Case

    Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 6,149 reads 10 comments

  24. 5 Controversial but Justified Referee Stoppages

    It’s fair to say that MMA referees take their fair share of stick from both fans and media. As viewers, we have a tendency to underestimate just how difficult a referee’s ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 1 month ago 2,524 reads 17 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 52 Preliminary Card Predictions

    Get ready for a late/early one folks. The UFC is back in Japan on Saturday, and if you are in America, you will be catching the fights late. UFC Fight Night 52, headlined by Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, should be a good one...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 month ago 4,422 reads 0 comments