1. CM Punk's First Opponent? Welterweight Cathal Pendred Suggests He's First Up

    It's not just for Power Rangers any more. Real, honest-to-goodness UFC fighters are now positioning themselves as the first opponent for CM Punk , the former WWE wrestler who announced last Saturday he will try pro MMA in the UFC Octagon...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 12 days ago 33,767 reads 74 comments

  2. UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC 181

    It's been a long and winding road for Robbie Lawler, but he reached the top of the welterweight division with a narrow decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on Saturday...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 12 days ago 13,637 reads 15 comments

  3. TUF 20 Finale Preliminary Card Predictions

    The show is over, the bracket has been busted and finals are set. That's right, The Ultimate Fighter 20 is over, and it's time to crown a new champion...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 13 days ago 3,823 reads 6 comments

  4. Chuck Liddell Talks Jon Jones, Tito Ortiz, Conor McGregor, EA Sports UFC, More

    Mixed martial arts in the United States is old enough to have certified legends. Some fighters might consider themselves to be on that level. Others are without question part of the sport's virtual Mount Rushmore...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 13 days ago 4,599 reads 5 comments

  5. Predicting All 10 UFC Champions at the End of 2015

    2014 did not see a lot of title changes in the UFC. The 12 pounds of gold will have only been wrapped around five new waists by the end of the year...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 13 days ago 43,867 reads 122 comments

  6. Complete Guide to The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Finale

    The day is almost upon us! After 12 episodes of drama and brutality on The Ultimate Fighter , UFC President Dana White will strap a coveted UFC belt around the waist of one of these women on Friday night...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 13 days ago 13,040 reads 27 comments

  7. Khabib Nurmagomedov on What Melendez Did Wrong and How He'll Beat Pettis

    Second-ranked Gilbert Melendez tried to contain the sensational striking chops of Anthony Pettis with bell-to-bell pressure in their lightweight title tilt at UFC 181 on Saturday...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 13 days ago 13,671 reads 89 comments

  8. Tony Ferguson's Message to LW Divisional Elite: 'I'm Coming for That Top Spot'

    When a fighter comes into their own, special things start to happen, and that is what 2014 has been about for Tony Ferguson...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 13 days ago 3,089 reads 13 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 13: Complete Guide to Dos Santos vs. Miocic Full Fight Card

    False starts, new beginnings and redemption stories. Not every UFC card can claim the kinds of easy narratives afforded by the veterans, ex-champions and misfit toys of the sport. But UFC on Fox 13 can, and it goes down Saturday in Phoenix...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 13 days ago 16,288 reads 30 comments

  10. CM Punk's UFC Career as Active Fighter Will Be Short-Lived

    At 36 years old and with limited mixed martial arts experience, former WWE champion CM Punk ’s run as an active competitor in the UFC will be short-lived...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 13 days ago 10,164 reads 36 comments

  11. Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic: What's at Stake in This Heavyweight Tilt?

    The UFC heavyweight division has a way of muddying its own waters. Perhaps in a perfect world—or just a normal weight class—Saturday night’s network television main event pitting No...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 13 days ago 7,974 reads 22 comments

  12. 4 Reasons to Watch the Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

    The Ultimate Fighter season 20 is coming to a close this week when the finale hits Fox Sports 1. The main event will see the crowning of a champion...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 13 days ago 10,934 reads 17 comments

  13. Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    As one of three heavyweight showdowns scheduled to take place this weekend at UFC on Fox 13, veterans Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will attempt to impress and stake their divisional claim...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 14 days ago 6,231 reads 35 comments

  14. Brock Lesnar or Georges St-Pierre: Whose Return Would Benefit the UFC More?

    Both Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre are respected fighters in their own right. The two are former world champions and sport a long list of impressive accolades...

    Clinton Bullock Written by Clinton Bullock about 14 days ago 9,555 reads 45 comments

  15. Daniel Cormier, Robbie Lawler Reaching Out to Train with CM Punk

    The UFC's signing of WWE star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk , easily ranks among the biggest stories of the year in mixed martial arts...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 14 days ago 28,004 reads 47 comments

  16. Joe Rogan Tears Apart Brendan Schaub on Podcast: 'You Are Not an Elite Fighter'

    In a live, face-to-face interview, UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan verbally skewered heavyweight Brendan Schaub, claiming Schaub was not a high-level fighter and suggesting he was risking major brain damage by continuing with his UFC career...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 14 days ago 36,256 reads 81 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 13: Who's on the Hot Seat in Phoenix This Saturday?

    At UFC on Fox 13, Junior dos Santos will test the up-and-coming Stipe Miocic, who could earn a title shot with a victory over the former heavyweight champion on Saturday...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 14 days ago 8,466 reads 18 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 13: Stipe Miocic Facing Biggest Challenge Yet in Junior Dos Santos

    Stipe Miocic is looking to shake things up in the heavyweight division in a major way at UFC on Fox 13. And it's an opportunity he's been chasing for the better part of the year...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 14 days ago 4,649 reads 30 comments

  19. Ben Saunders and the 5 Biggest Cult Favorites in MMA Right Now

    Becoming a star and gaining a following isn't easy in mixed martial arts, and it isn't always based on pure skill...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 14 days ago 16,322 reads 33 comments

  20. Brendan Schaub Discusses Struggles Following Announcement of UFC-Reebok Deal

    The early repercussions of the UFC's blockbuster deal with Reebok are being felt by fighters, and for heavyweight Brendan Schaub, it hurts. A lot...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 14 days ago 13,179 reads 30 comments

  21. Anthony Pettis May Miss 6 Months with Hand Injury, Pettis Says 'My Hand Is Fine'

    Anthony Pettis still can't seem to shake the only opponent separating him from superstardom: his own body...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 14 days ago 22,983 reads 65 comments

  22. Daron Cruickshank vs. K.J. Noons Has Violence Written All Over It

    Before the UFC crowns its inaugural women’s strawweight champion on Friday night, two exciting lightweights will square off on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale ...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 14 days ago 2,470 reads 7 comments

  23. UFC's Signing of CM Punk Is a Good Thing, as Long as It's Honest About It

    Saturday's news that Phil " CM Punk " Brooks signed a multifight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent the mixed martial arts world into a frenzy. It is understandable...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 15,861 reads 61 comments

  24. UFC on Fox 13: 7 Reasons to Watch Dos Santos vs. Miocic Fight Card

    We are in the midst of a UFC deluge, with fight cards seemingly every weekend. It is hard to tell them apart. But on Saturday night, the promotion returns to network television with a slew of intriguing fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 days ago 10,980 reads 20 comments

  25. Francisco Rivera to Appeal Submission Loss to Urijah Faber Following Eye Poke

    Francisco Rivera will appeal his submission loss to Urijah Faber on Saturday night at UFC 181 to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. MMA Fighting spoke with Rivera and confirmed the news on Sunday...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 14 days ago 14,292 reads 84 comments