1. The UFC Needs New Blood at the Top of These 3 Divisions

    There are some divisions in the UFC where the talent pool seems endless. Classes like lightweight, featherweight, and welterweight have always had a constant stream of contenders rising up through the ranks...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 14 days ago 9,313 reads 36 comments

  2. Triumphant Return of Dominick Cruz Is MMA's Best Story of 2014

    He was on the sidelines so long that we nearly forgot about him entirely. Nearly three years passed between Dominick Cruz 's last two fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 8,128 reads 34 comments

  3. UFC Fighter Cody Gibson Gets Punched in Face by Guy at a Bar (Video)

    Cody Gibson won’t be entitled to any UFC bonuses for his brief scuffle a little over a week ago at a bar in downtown Las Vegas...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 14 days ago 55,734 reads 106 comments

  4. Conor McGregor vs. the Top Featherweights: How Does He Match Up vs. Aldo & Co.?

    Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon against Marcus Brimage as one of the best but unknown European prospects the UFC could find. It took him just one minute and seven seconds to justify the signing...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 15 days ago 17,840 reads 152 comments

  5. The Most Interesting Fighter in Each Division, Outside of the Champion

    Each UFC division is an intricate weave consisting of varying entities of all shapes and sizes. From positioned top contenders to rising superstars, crafty veterans to exciting rookies, ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 15 days ago 20,398 reads 54 comments

  6. Chris Weidman: America Rarely Cheers for Its Own Fighters in MMA

    UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman feels that good ol' fashioned American patriotism is dwindling in mixed martial arts, and that's something that needs to change as soon as possible...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 15 days ago 8,604 reads 132 comments

  7. The Fighting Life: Live Blogging Chapter 3 of B/R's 'MMA Road Trip 2014'

    There are always more stories waiting to be told from the road. That's the beautiful part about that twisting, winding, curving thing; there is always something to be found when one has the courage to set about looking...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 15 days ago 18,520 reads 3 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 54: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    At UFC Fight Night 54, Rory MacDonald made a statement and showed he might be at the front of the line to challenge the winner of an upcoming championship bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 15 days ago 7,349 reads 3 comments

  9. UFC Fighter Josh Burkman: I Lost That Fight to Get out of My Contract

    Last October, Josh Burkman , fresh off the biggest win of his career over former UFC contender Jon Fitch, lost a fight for the World Series of Fighting welterweight title to the relatively unknown underdog Steve Carl...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 15 days ago 20,729 reads 46 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 54 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Rory MacDonald

    All the pressure was on Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 54 on Saturday. Fighting in his own backyard against a relatively unheralded opponent in Tarec Saffiedine, and with a title ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 15 days ago 12,319 reads 23 comments

  11. Rory MacDonald Emerges as Title Threat for Spring; Can He Continue to Excite?

    In the aftermath of Rory MacDonald’s third-round TKO of Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday, a common phrase flying around online was that it’ll now be " hard to deny " MacDonald a welterweight title shot...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 15 days ago 14,755 reads 119 comments

  12. 3 Fights to Make for Raphael Assuncao Following UFC Fight Night 54 Win

    Raphael Assuncao defeated Bryan Caraway at UFC Fight Night 54 to run his win streak to seven. The No. 4-ranked bantamweight contender has been seeking a title shot for some time, ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 16 days ago 4,308 reads 11 comments

  13. UFC Fight Nights 53, 54 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC 179

    UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54 are in the books. The results are as follows: Fight Night 53 Results (h/t BloodyElbow .com's Mookie Alexander ): Main Card Rick Story def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 days ago 21,873 reads 63 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Winners, Scorecards from MacDonald vs. Saffiedine

    Rory MacDonald ended a bland night of fights in Halifax with a bang. In the third round of his UFC Fight Night 54 main event bout against Tarec Saffiedine , MacDonald landed a huge left uppercut that dropped his opponent...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 16 days ago 2,010 reads 1 comments

  15. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 54

    The welterweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives in the UFC, and two of the top fighters in the 170-pound fold collided when Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine squared off at Fight Night 54...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 16 days ago 8,880 reads 6 comments

  16. The Real Winners and Losers from UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54

    UFC Fight Nights 53 and 54 came and went, with 23 fighters now in the win column and 23 in the loss column as a result. But who were the biggest winners and losers on Saturday? The biggest winner by a mile was Rory MacDonald...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 days ago 27,214 reads 23 comments

  17. Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine: What We Learned from the Welterweight Tilt

    The UFC's return to Canada at UFC Fight Night 54 was headlined by prodigy-turned-star Rory MacDonald, who was appearing at the top of the marquee for the first time in his career against Tarec Saffiedine ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 16 days ago 4,758 reads 12 comments

  18. Raphael Assuncao vs. Bryan Caraway: What We Learned at UFC Fight Night 54

    The UFC's first appearance in Halifax was one to remember for the fans of Atlantic Canada, as UFC Fight Night 54 provided plenty of hometown flavor and a few wild finishes...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 16 days ago 4,466 reads 34 comments

  19. UFC Fight Night 53 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Nelson vs. Story Fight Card

    Well, that was a shock. Something weird happened on the way to Gunnar Nelson's seemingly inevitable climb up the UFC's welterweight ladder. He lost...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 16 days ago 3,334 reads 19 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 53: Results and Recap from Stockholm, Sweden

    The UFC returned to Sweden on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 53 with a sizable contingent of European talent. The main event featured Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson opposite welterweight staple Rick Story...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 days ago 10,767 reads 3 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 53: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    UFC Fight Night 53 was set to be Gunnar Nelson's breakout party. Instead, it produced the Iceland native's first MMA loss. Rick Story, a tough UFC veteran, was billed as Nelson's first real test in the welterweight division...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 16 days ago 5,019 reads 5 comments

  22. UFC FIght Night Stockholm: 3 Fights to Make for Rick Story

    In case you are unaware, the UFC aired UFC Fight Night 53 Saturday afternoon on Fight Pass live from Sweden. In the main event, a pivotal welterweight bout took place between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 16 days ago 6,975 reads 15 comments

  23. Gunnar Nelson vs. Rick Story: What We Learned from Welterweight Tilt

    The UFC's live broadcast from Sweden Saturday afternoon was shown on its always reliable Fight Pass. Headlining the card was a welterweight scrap between Rick Story and Gunnar Nelson, which was intended to be a showcase for the Icelandic native.

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 16 days ago 14,857 reads 37 comments

  24. War Machine: I Was 'Ambushed' by Corey Thomas, Mack Lied to Protect Her 'Image'

    Former UFC and Bellator welterweight War Machine, also known as Jon Koppenhaver, maintains that Corey Thomas attacked him at love interest Christy Mack's home on August 9 and that Mack is lying about the scenario to protect her "image...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 16 days ago 9,475 reads 23 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 54: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Main Card Highlights

    UFC Fight Night 54 capped off the two-day event for the UFC, and they closed out the weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The main event saw No. 2-ranked welterweight contender Rory MacDonald paste No...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 17 days ago 36,001 reads 64 comments