1. The Rising Tide: On the Grind with Ike Vallie-Flagg

    In a rapidly growing sport like mixed martial arts, overnight success stories receive the quick grab in the headlines of MMA media...

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  2. UFC 164: Anthony Pettis Ready for 'Showtime' in Milwaukee

    The UFC lightweight title has been in the sights of Anthony Pettis for quite some time, and the chance to make his dream a reality is rapidly approaching...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,802 reads 54 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 8: Demetrious Johnson Staying Focused in a Hectic Environment

    It would be understandable if Demetrious Johnson were feeling a bit on edge these days. The UFC flyweight champion is under two weeks away from making the second defense of his ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 1,986 reads 4 comments

  4. UFC Lightweight Division: Fighting for Position in an Uncertain Title Picture

    Two weeks ago, all seemed to be running smoothly in the UFC lightweight title picture. Champion Benson Henderson and No. 1 contender T.J...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,237 reads 21 comments

  5. UFC Title Contender Eddie Wineland: Mustache, Tights and a Title Fight

    Eddie Wineland is a throwback to a different era. The former WEC bantamweight champion and current UFC interim title contender moves along to the beat of his own drum and has proven to be a difficult man to shake from his course...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,365 reads 8 comments

  6. UFC 164: Dustin Poirier's Quest to Get Back on Track Starts with Erik Koch

    Dustin Poirier is on a mission to get to the top of the featherweight division, and he's certainly not taking any short cuts to reach that goal...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,909 reads 5 comments

  7. UFC Featherweight Division Dealing with Positive Problems

    When 2012 came to a close, the UFC featherweight division looked poised for a breakthrough. While other deep and talented divisions receive a greater share of the spotlight, the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,914 reads 26 comments

  8. Kelvin Gastelum Looking to Parlay TUF Momentum into Welterweight Run

    Kelvin Gastelum shook up the MMA world by upsetting Uriah Hall to become the 17th winner of The Ultimate Fighter , and now he's ready to jump into the deep waters of the welterweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,042 reads 20 comments

  9. Urijah Faber Plans to Keep Rolling While Title Picture Gets Sorted Out

    The current state of the bantamweight division may be in disrepair, but perennial contender Urijah Faber continues to roll on...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 7,499 reads 16 comments

  10. Cub Swanson: Focused on Title Following Beautiful Destruction of Dennis Siver

    Beautiful destruction is what Cub Swanson wanted to display at UFC 162 against Dennis Siver , and that's exactly what he delivered...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 6,446 reads 16 comments

  11. Ronda Rousey: Not Expecting Thanks from Competitors as Women's MMA Grows in UFC

    In case MMA fans were unaware, Ronda Rousey is a star. The woman credited with breaking down the barrier for females to compete on the sport’s biggest stage was in attendance ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,465 reads 62 comments

  12. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 162

    The most dominant title reign in UFC history came to an end on Saturday night at UFC 162 . Anderson Silva , widely regarded as the greatest fighter to ever compete in mixed martial ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 12,559 reads 28 comments

  13. UFC 162 Results: What We Learned from Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver

    The featherweight division has become one of the most competitive under the UFC banner, and Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver are both gunning for title contention...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 11,343 reads 16 comments

  14. UFC 162 Results: What We Learned from Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman

    Gabriel Gonzaga needed to make a big statement against Dave Herman to remain in the upper tier of the heavyweight division. And with one big right hand, he did just that...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 12,816 reads 9 comments

  15. Luke Rockhold Angling for Alan Belcher, Wants Michael Bisping Down the Line

    Luke Rockhold may have been dealt a setback in his Octagon debut, but he's looking to fire back strong...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,180 reads 10 comments

  16. Josh Thomson Calls out Anthony Pettis for Next Fight

    Josh Thomson is back in the UFC, and he's on the quest for a title shot. After nine years of competing outside the Octagon, "The Punk" made a triumphant return to the sport's biggest stage at UFC on Fox 7 in April...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 8,776 reads 52 comments

  17. UFC 162: Tim Boetsch Ready for Battle with Mark Munoz

    The road to title contention has been an uphill battle for Tim Boetsch . In a division filled with high profile names like Anderson Silva , Vitor Belfort , and Michael ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 2,895 reads 5 comments

  18. Fantasy Matchmaker: July 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 5,395 reads 6 comments

  19. Plenty at Stake for the Major Players at UFC 162

    Las Vegas is built upon the idea that dreams can be made and broken in one quick turn, and no shortage of risk will be involved for the major players when the UFC returns to Sin City next weekend for UFC 162 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,373 reads 30 comments

  20. Gilbert Melendez: 'I'm Coming After That UFC Title'

    For the past five years, Gilbert Melendez has been on a mission to prove he is the best 155-pound fighter on the planet...

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  21. UFC Lightweight Division: Exciting 2nd Half Ahead

    The lightweight divisional race has been nothing short of electric in the first half of 2013. Champion Benson Henderson edged out former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,288 reads 5 comments

  22. UFC 162: Mark Munoz's Drive Back to Title Contention Starts with Tim Boetsch

    In the fight game, getting knocked down is an occupational hazard every athlete faces. Nevertheless, some setbacks can require a fighter to dig down deeper in order not only to regain footing, but also to battle back to a position once held...

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  23. The Good, Bad and Strange from WAR MMA 1

    Nick Diaz has built a career on being one of the most enigmatic fighters in mixed martial arts. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion has become one of the biggest names ...

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  24. 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 10,334 reads 46 comments

  25. 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 16,804 reads 71 comments