1. The Lightweight Division Heating Up in the Aftermath of UFC 164

    Anytime a new champion is crowned, it is going to shake things up, and that's exactly what has happened in the aftermath of UFC 164 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,550 reads 17 comments

  2. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 28

    For the second time in four weeks, the UFC returned to Brazil as the Octagon hit Belo Horizonte for Fight Night 28...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,307 reads 14 comments

  3. Fight Night 28: A Change in Perspective Has Ryan Bader Ready to Make His Mark

    Everyone defines success differently, and Ryan Bader is raising the bar for himself. Winning the 8th season of The Ultimate Fighter and defeating a handful of the best light ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,100 reads 5 comments

  4. 'Jacare' Souza Bigger, Stronger, Faster Going into Bout with Yushin Okami

    Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza has been an absolute nightmare inside the cage as of late. The Brazilian submission ace has built an impressive run as he's collected four consecutive victories, putting away all four opponents by way of finish...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,356 reads 14 comments

  5. Fantasy Matchmaker: September 2013 Edition

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

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,805 reads 42 comments

  6. Dana White Believes Anthony Pettis Is the Most Exciting Option for Jose Aldo

    There may be challengers lining up in the featherweight division for champion Jose Aldo, but UFC president Dana White believes Anthony Pettis is the most exciting option of them all...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 8,575 reads 40 comments

  7. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 164

    A rematch nearly three years in the making and one of the most impressive highlight moments in MMA history cranked up the buzz leading into UFC 164 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 45,968 reads 40 comments

  8. The Stakes Are High for the Major Players at UFC 164

    Last Wednesday kicked off a stretch where the UFC is putting on three fight cards in a seven-day span, and none will be bigger than UFC 164 . Check that...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,853 reads 4 comments

  9. Hatsu Hioki's Future with the UFC Uncertain After Third Consecutive Loss

    It has been a drastic turn of fortune for UFC featherweight Hatsu Hioki . In less than two years' time, the Japanese veteran has gone from being considered one of the top 145-pound ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,297 reads 8 comments

  10. Dana White: "Bjorn Rebney Is a Scumbag"

    Dana White has never been shy about stating his opinion, and apparently there is no love lost on Bellator head honcho Bjorn Rebney ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 8,350 reads 76 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 27

    After a three-year absence, the UFC returned to Indianapolis on Wednesday night for Fight Night 27 . While the card wasn't stacked with high-profile names or championship tilts, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,292 reads 13 comments

  12. 'TUF' 19 Tryouts Hit Indianapolis, Chael Sonnen Excited About the Future of MMA

    The Ultimate Fighter continues to roll on. With the 18th installment of the UFC's reality fighting program set to make it's premier next Wednesday night (Sept...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,538 reads 18 comments

  13. The Real Journey Begins for Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27

    Winning The Ultimate Fighter was a huge feather in Kelvin Gastelum 's cap, but the real journey will begin on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 27 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,063 reads 18 comments

  14. Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann Set for Crucial Collision at Fight Night 27

    In the competitive ranks of the UFC welterweight division, Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann have held elite status for the past several years...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,472 reads 12 comments

  15. UFC 164: An Atypical Pre-Fight Interview with UFC Heavyweight Josh Barnett

    As a writer who has made a career out of doing interviews and features, I have come to learn that timing means everything...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,677 reads 12 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 27: Brad Tavares on a Mission for Respect

    In the mixed martial arts game, respect is earned not given, and Brad Tavares is on a quest to make his mark in the sport...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,646 reads 5 comments

  17. The Fighting Life: Through the Looking Glass with Matt Mitrione

    For the majority of human beings on the planet, perception is reality. The individuals we meet on a daily basis and those things which become rooted in our lives are complex, but the simplest explanation is often the one most readily available...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,844 reads 24 comments

  18. White: Vitor Belfort Able to Fight in Las Vegas but Commission Decides TRT Issue

    There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding what's next for Vitor Belfort . The Brazilian knockout artist's name has been attached to multiple matchups over the past several ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,226 reads 57 comments

  19. Reza Madadi Cut from the UFC After Receiving Prison Sentence

    Boston -After Reza Madadi was sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence earlier this week, it was only a matter of time before he was cut from the UFC roster...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 8,422 reads 15 comments

  20. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen

    A huge rollout for the Fox Sports 1 launch, the most stacked card of the year under the UFC banner and a return to the fight-savvy city of Boston all combined to create the perfect ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 22,612 reads 59 comments

  21. Lyoto Machida Facing Career Limbo Until a Definitive Path Is Chosen

    What is the UFC going to do with Lyoto Machida ? In less than two week's time, UFC President Dana White has spoken publicly about two fights he would like to see the former ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,226 reads 74 comments

  22. UFC Fight Night 26: Joe Lauzon Is Bringing the Fight Back to Boston

    At its core, fighting is a brutal and primal thing. When two combatants step inside the cage to handle business for the sake of sport, technique, timing and skill all come into ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,476 reads 16 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 26: A High Stakes Return to Boston

    With this weekend's Fox Sports 1 launch, the UFC wanted to kick things off in a major way, and the table is set for the promotion to do just that...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,579 reads 5 comments

  24. Four-Man Tournament Could Clear Up Foggy Featherweight Title Picture

    It is an interesting time for the UFC featherweight division. Champion Jose Aldo is coming off a successful title defense over Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 on Aug...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,608 reads 38 comments

  25. Urijah Faber Still Leading Title Chase for Team Alpha Male

    Urijah Faber is a leader through and through. Back when the lighter weight classes were all but cast aside on the grander MMA landscape, "The California Kid" was the lone fighter drawing attention below the 155-pound line...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,593 reads 20 comments