1. UFC 166: The Joy and Pain of Junior dos Santos' Journey

    There is perhaps no more noticeable smile in all of mixed martial arts than the one that belongs to Junior dos Santos...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 13,952 reads 16 comments

  2. Dos Santos Determined to Recapture His Dream by Defeating Velasquez at UFC 166

    Becoming the UFC heavyweight champion was the proudest moment of Junior dos Santos' career as a mixed martial artist. Better yet, it was one of the single greatest accomplishments in the Brazilian knockout artist's life...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 15,602 reads 56 comments

  3. The Road to Redemption for David Rickels Starts at Bellator 103

    A loss inside the cage can either be the beginning of a long stretch of trouble or provide the spark to set off a motivated run...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 2,344 reads 4 comments

  4. Renan Barao's Bantamweight Title Reign Coming into Focus

    Renan Barao is the UFC bantamweight champion. The words may flow easy, and the idea is one fans are starting to grasp, but the subject itself has become a complex matter where an explanation is required...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 3,225 reads 6 comments

  5. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 29

    The third quarter of the calendar year is officially underway as the UFC touched down for the sixth time in 2013 on for Fight Night 29...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 5,834 reads 3 comments

  6. Cain Velasquez Vows to End Rivalry with Dos Santos at UFC 166

    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will step into the Octagon for the third time against Junior dos Santos at UFC 166 , and he vows it will be the last...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 20,228 reads 159 comments

  7. Dropping Knowledge: Chael Sonnen Breaks Down Fight Night 29

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts have been providing the most in-depth coverage mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 8,787 reads 18 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 29: Demian Maia and the Great Welterweight Redemption

    At some point in their journey, every fighter dreams of becoming a champion. When the pursuit of such things begin, that lofty goal is set somewhere in the far-off distance as the process of rubber meeting road gets underway...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 8,898 reads 25 comments

  9. UFC Suspends Heavyweight Ben Rothwell for Elevated Levels of Testosterone

    It looks like Ben Rothwell will be spending the next nine month on the sidelines. The 35-year-old Milwaukee-based fighter recently battled his way back into the win column by knocking out Brandon Vera in the third round of their bout at UFC 164 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 4,523 reads 26 comments

  10. Coach for Alexander Gustafsson, Phil Davis Names Opponents He'd Like for Them

    It has been a banner year for the team at Alliance MMA . The San Diego-based collective has quickly established itself as one of the premier gyms in mixed martial arts, and it ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 13,473 reads 138 comments

  11. Chael Sonnen Says Anthony Pettis Had His Back in Wanderlei Silva Confrontation

    The video of a confrontation between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva made the rounds on the MMA media circuit last week...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 8,503 reads 8 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 29: Jake Shields Determined to Solve the Demian Maia Puzzle

    Jake Shields is a card-carrying member of the "Been there, done that" club in mixed martial arts. The 34-year-old Tennessee native has competed on the sport's biggest stages, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 11,536 reads 31 comments

  13. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: October 2013 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation, where several ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 7,691 reads 33 comments

  14. Cathal Pendred Eager to Join Teammate Conor McGregor in the UFC

    Cathal Pendred has set his sights on a UFC contract, and he's determined to accomplish this goal by any means necessary...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 7,166 reads 13 comments

  15. Mark Munoz Surprised but Game for Bout with Lyoto Machida at Fight Night 30

    The unpredictable nature of mixed martial arts is certainly something Mark Munoz is familiar with. The former NCAA Div...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 22,660 reads 53 comments

  16. Interesting Times Ahead for UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    Less than a week has gone by since the epic battle between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson went down at UFC 165...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 7,918 reads 23 comments

  17. Change of Perspective Has Joseph Benavidez Ready for Title Shot

    Perception dictates everything. When a point of view is established, the realities of a situation begin to fill in...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 4,360 reads 18 comments

  18. Alexander Gustafsson Yet to Be Contacted by UFC for Rematch with Jones

    Alexander Gustafsson nearly defeated Jon Jones last weekend at UFC 165, and he's eager to get another crack at the light heavyweight champion...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 6,532 reads 118 comments

  19. Benson Henderson Looking to Return in February of 2014

    Benson Henderson is eyeing a comeback, but don't expect to see him inside the Octagon anytime soon. According to reports on UFC Tonight , the former lightweight champion is looking ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 8,656 reads 37 comments

  20. Dana White Blasts 'Irrelevant' Ken Shamrock, Now Going After $175k He's Owed

    Getting on Dana White 's bad side has proven to be an unenviable place to be over the years, and it appears Ken Shamrock has worked his way back onto the UFC President's radar...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 15,401 reads 92 comments

  21. The Fighting Life: The Quiet Storm of Gilbert Melendez

    Gilbert Melendez is the definition of quiet intensity. In a profession filled with individuals who posture and boast about their toughness, or jaw themselves into self-constructed grudge matches, Melendez is simply a different type of animal...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 9,410 reads 32 comments

  22. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 165

    Jon Jones , one of the top pound-for-pound mixed martial artists on the planet, set out to add another chapter to his storied career on Saturday night at UFC 165 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 19,646 reads 57 comments

  23. The Good, Bad and Strange from Bellator 100

    Mark a milestone in the books as Bellator Fighting Championship logged its 100th event on Friday night in Phoenix, Ariz...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 11 months ago 1,688 reads 1 comments

  24. The Rising Tide: The Sky Is the Limit for UFC 165's Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Stone. Cold. Impressive. Every prospect in mixed martial arts becomes that way by earning accolades of this nature, but every now and again, one fighter will show a level of potential that deserves more than basic descriptive adjectives...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 12 months ago 10,343 reads 38 comments

  25. Trash Talk Heating Up Between Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier Heading into UFC 166

    Heavy hands are going to be thrown when Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier step into the Octagon at UFC 166 on Oct. 10, but bombs of the verbal variety are already being launched...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 12 months ago 12,143 reads 49 comments