1. 9 UFC Fighters on the Cusp of Breaking Out

    Fighters break out all the time. Sometimes, they pan out; other times, they come up short. But whatever the outcome may be, the process of breaking out is not one full of sunshine and sugarplums...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 days ago 7,898 reads 45 comments

  2. The 10 Greatest Feuds in UFC and MMA History

    For some people MMA competition is enough. Two tough guys, one cage, something has to give. But for many, dare I suggest most, simply inserting two people into the UFC Octagon is not, in and of itself, particularly compelling...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 5 days ago 32,221 reads 49 comments

  3. Is the UFC Making a Concerted Effort as of Late to Stack PPVs?

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has had quite the hard time fighting off its critics this year. One of the main reasons that many have taken to their pitchforks and torches is the ...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 5 days ago 4,721 reads 25 comments

  4. UFC's 3 Biggest Underachievers

    Not every fighter in the UFC is destined for greatness. Sometimes, even the greatest of fighters with seemingly boundless potential hit an unexpected wall. Maybe they can't handle the step up in competition...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 days ago 8,191 reads 28 comments

  5. TUF 20 Episode 2 Results and Recap: Calderwood Advances to Make Team Pettis 2-0

    The Ultimate Fighter had another near upset in the second week, but No. 2 seed Joanne Calderwood did just enough to escape No. 15 seed Emily Kagan ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 5 days ago 11,091 reads 46 comments

  6. The Fighting Life: The Perseverance of Dominick Cruz

    An athlete's career is divided up into chapters, and the overall journey is the cumulative sum of all the moving parts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 5 days ago 7,607 reads 24 comments

  7. 5 Fights in Which Sportsmanship Turned to Farce

    We all love to see good sportsmanship in MMA . If nothing else, it helps dispel the still-prevalent notion that mixed martial artists are little more than boorish barroom brawlers...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 days ago 3,802 reads 6 comments

  8. Johny Hendricks Is Finally Healthy, Ready to Talk Robbie Lawler, Ben Askren, GSP

    As we speak, Johny Hendricks is about a month into his fight camp. Never mind that the UFC welterweight champion doesn ’t yet officially have an opponent for the first defense of his title...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 5 days ago 15,467 reads 37 comments

  9. The Ultimate Fighter 20: Joanne Calderwood vs. Emily Kagan Live Blog & Analysis

    The Ultimate Fighter season 20 opened up with a major upset right out of the gate. No. 14-seed Randa Markos defeated No. 3-seed Tecia Torres by decision...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 6 days ago 4,953 reads 8 comments

  10. Rousey on 'Cyborg': 'She's Trying to Dope as Long as Possible' Before UFC Return

    UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey still welcomes a superfight with Invicta FC women's featherweight titleholder Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino — she's just waiting for a contract to sign...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 6 days ago 16,816 reads 111 comments

  11. UFC Reportedly Cuts Middleweight Francis Carmont After 3 Consecutive Losses

    Francis Carmont , a middleweight who became a UFC contender before dropping three straight contests, has been cut by the promotion. That's according to a post appearing Wednesday morning on Carmont 's Facebook page ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 days ago 17,156 reads 47 comments

  12. At What Point Do We Acknowledge Cain Velasquez as the GOAT at Heavyweight?

    Cain Velasquez sits currently with a 13-1 record. He is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has defended his most recent crown twice...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 6 days ago 9,946 reads 115 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 52: Who's on the Hot Seat?

    Headlined by a heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, UFC Fight Night 52 should deliver some fireworks on Saturday...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 6 days ago 3,940 reads 2 comments

  14. Previewing the Newcomers at UFC Fight Night 52

    The UFC is rapidly expanding and putting on more and more shows, and the increased number of events means an increase in roster size. UFC Fight Night 52 comes live on Fight Pass from Japan this weekend, boasting a bunch of young talent...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 days ago 1,005 reads 1 comments

  15. 8 UFC Fighters Who Deserve to Be Higher Up the Official Rankings

    Rankings are just a bunch of numbers, right? While that may be an actuality, rankings often serve as an index for each and every divisional map...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 days ago 7,990 reads 25 comments

  16. Ranking the 7 Best (and Worst) Chins in MMA History

    The presence of a sturdy chin, or lack thereof, always has and always will be predicated on a fighter's genealogical makeup...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 6 days ago 14,892 reads 56 comments

  17. TUF 20: 5 Things to Look for This Season

    The latest rendition of The Ultimate Fighter debuted last week to horrific ratings that made it the worst season premiere in the storied history of the show...

    Joe Chacon Written by Joe Chacon about 6 days ago 2,467 reads 5 comments

  18. Predicting and Previewing the Next Title Fight in All 9 UFC Weight Classes

    The first eight months of 2014 haven't been the most stellar for the UFC or its fans. We were supposed to be greeted into the new year with the return of its bantamweight champion—Dominick ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 6 days ago 10,808 reads 36 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 52: Sam Sicilia Finding His Rhythm and Rolling on

    Sam Sicilia shows up to fight. When the cage door closes behind him and the referee steps out of the way, the Spokane-based scrapper is coming across the Octagon with bad intentions...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 days ago 2,078 reads 2 comments

  20. What He Allegedly Did Was Wrong, but Thiago Silva Was Still Right

    What used to be known as the tide of public opinion is now more like a flash flood. If you get swept up in it, grab hold of something, anything at all, and hang on for dear life...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 days ago 11,291 reads 43 comments

  21. Amir Sadollah's Long Road Back to the Octagon Ends at UFC Fight Night 52

    A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take. On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 days ago 6,082 reads 6 comments

  22. Roy Nelson: There's No Such Thing as the Greatest Heavyweight Ever

    UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson doesn't think former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko or current UFC titleholder Cain Velasquez qualifies as the best heavyweight fighter ever ...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 6 days ago 7,820 reads 48 comments

  23. 5 Reasons Why MMA in 2015 Guarantees to Make Up for a Lackluster 2014 Year

    In the waning months of a relatively disappointing fight year, it’s tough not to gaze prematurely at the horizon and dwell on the greener pastures promised for 2015...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 6 days ago 10,832 reads 24 comments

  24. 5 TUF 20 Cast Members with the Inside Track to Be Champion

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 debuted last week to rave reviews and not-so-great television ratings. But regardless of the show's ability to capture fan imagination—it has grown ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 7,597 reads 30 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 51: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    Andrei Arlovski has made quite a turnaround over the past few years. In February 2011, Arlovski was sitting on four straight losses, with three of those coming via knockout in the first round...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 7 days ago 1,357 reads 7 comments