1. UFC on Fox 8: Jake Ellenberger Has Focus Locked on Clash with Rory MacDonald

    One of the biggest battles a fighter faces throughout their career is to stay in the lane of constant progression...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,306 reads 46 comments

  2. UFC Title Pairings Starting to Make Sense Once Again

    The first half of 2013 may have been mired in questionable title shots, but it appears—at least for now—the latter part of the year will see some justification in the realm of championship opportunities...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 16,802 reads 71 comments

  3. The Good, Bad and Strange from Bellator 96

    Redemption was the theme of the night as Bellator kicked off its 2013 Summer Series in Thackerville, Okla...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,739 reads 32 comments

  4. UFC 162: Cub Swanson Looking to Keep Momentum Rolling Against Dennis Siver

    Cub Swanson is a man on a mission. After running the table in 2012 and picking up three consecutive victories, the resurgent featherweight entered 2013 looking to shift his drive to a title shot into high gear...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,916 reads 3 comments

  5. The Fighting Life: The Resilience of Carlos Condit

    The lives of professional fighters are filled with uncertainty; their successes and failures play out in the public eye for all to see. When the cage door closes and the battle of wills begins, it becomes a matter of opportunity...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 14,656 reads 38 comments

  6. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 161

    On Saturday night, the UFC made its first visit to Winnipeg—and oh, what a debut it was. While the original lineup was set to feature a bantamweight title fight showdown in ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 10,028 reads 10 comments

  7. UFC 161: Rashad Evans Focused on the Journey, Not the Destination

    Every fighter competing in the UFC possesses a certain level of talent. Nevertheless, the truly great ones have something that sets them apart...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,145 reads 7 comments

  8. UFC 161: Jake Shields Looking to Humble Woodley in His Return

    Throughout his career, Jake Shields has been recognized as one of the best mixed martial artists in the sport and he's eager to prove it's a status he still deserves...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,561 reads 6 comments

  9. UFC Bantamweight Ranks: A Division in Disrepair

    Summer is here, the schedule is packed and the UFC has its foot on the gas pedal. Big-name fights and star-studded cards checker the calendar, and the fight for position across all eight UFC divisions is about to heat up...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,970 reads 25 comments

  10. Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans Set for a High-Risk Showdown at UFC 161

    Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans have been in plenty of fights with serious implications. Both are former champions with tremendous track records throughout their respective careers...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,104 reads 8 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fuel TV 10

    It was a hot night of action in Fortaleza, Brazil for UFC on Fuel TV 10. For starters, the chosen venue at Paulo Sarasate Arena was not equipped with air conditioning which pushed the temperatures just shy of 100 degrees...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 12,771 reads 32 comments

  12. UFC: Breaking Down B.J. Penn's Possible Lightweight Return

    There was a time when B.J. Penn was considered the greatest lightweight fighter on the planet. The former two-divisional champion dropped his welterweight ambitions and committed ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 14,373 reads 51 comments

  13. UFC on Fuel TV 10: Legendary Nogueira Looking to Prove He's Still a Factor

    When the book finally closes on the career of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira he will go down as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,829 reads 5 comments

  14. The Pros and Cons of Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Signing with Bellator

    Quinton Jackson officially has a new home in mixed martial arts with Bellator MMA . According to an email press release from Spike TV to BR MMA, "Rampage" has signed an ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 19,250 reads 67 comments

  15. UFC 161: Tyron Woodley Ready for the Wolves of the Welterweight Division

    The welterweight division is the deepest and most competitive under the UFC banner, and Tyron Woodley is eager to get to the top of the ladder...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,283 reads 18 comments

  16. Fantasy Matchmaker: June 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 3,256 reads 4 comments

  17. Mike Pyle Eyeing Top 10 Competition Following Victory at UFC 160

    Mike Pyle put on one of the grittiest performances of his career last weekend at UFC 160 . Following a treacherous first round where he was dropped and close to being finished by ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,451 reads 21 comments

  18. How Fabricio Werdum Became the Forgotten Contender in the Heavyweight Division

    Out of sight is apparently out of mind in the case of Fabricio Werdum . With the UFC heavyweight division taking center stage as of late, the spotlight has been steady on the race for title contention...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,413 reads 16 comments

  19. Jon Fitch Bringing Added Motivation into Debut at WSOF 3

    For the better part of the past decade, Jon Fitch has been heralded as one of the top welterweights in mixed martial arts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,700 reads 20 comments

  20. With Victory at UFC 160, T.J. Grant Turns Focus to Benson Henderson

    There are few fighters in MMA who have more momentum right now than T.J. Grant. Since dropping down from the welterweight division into the 155-pound weight class in late 2011, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,925 reads 64 comments

  21. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 160

    The premier promotion in mixed martial arts promised "heavy" things for UFC 160 . Heavyweights. Heavy hands. Heavy stakes. While the tag line typically doesn't define an event, the UFC nailed it on Saturday night...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 29,260 reads 39 comments

  22. K.J. Noons Believes All the Pressure Falls on Donald Cerrone at UFC 160

    K.J. Noon has spent the past decade throwing leather in seemingly every other major promotion outside the UFC...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,843 reads 12 comments

  23. UFC Fight Week 2013 Comes to Las Vegas to Kick Off UFC 162

    The UFC is known for rolling out all of the stops for their annual Fourth of July weekend card in Las Vegas. And this year is no exception...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,238 reads 14 comments

  24. The Stakes Are High for the Major Players at UFC 160

    The "biggest" stage in MMA will take on a new meaning this weekend at UFC 160 . The promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas will feature four of the top heavyweight ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 131 reads 11 comments

  25. Working with Maynard and Weidman Has Simpson's Next Chapter Underway

    The cage door may have closed for the last time behind Aaron Simpson as a mixed martial artist, but the next chapter of his career is already under way...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 357 reads 1 comments