1. 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 3,251 reads 4 comments

  2. 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 3,444 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 4,403 reads 16 comments

  4. 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 3,686 reads 20 comments

  5. 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 5,917 reads 64 comments

  6. 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 29,252 reads 39 comments

  7. 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 7,828 reads 12 comments

  8. 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 1,215 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 124 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 348 reads 1 comments

  11. UFC 160: Rick Story Looking to Bring the Fight to Mike Pyle

    Rick Story has something to prove. After breaking through into the upper tier of the welterweight division after defeating Thiago Alves at UFC 130 back in May of 2011, the Vancouver Wa ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 183 reads 4 comments

  12. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on FX 8

    Brazilians love their mixed martial arts and vicious knockouts. At UFC on FX 8 , they got both. The country largely recognized as the homeland of the sport has produced a passionate ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 11,653 reads 27 comments

  13. Bryan Caraway Explains Anti-Drug Stance

    The past few days have been a roller coaster for Bryan Caraway. On Wednesday, the UFC bantamweight learned he would be receiving a $65,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus for his victory over Johnny Bedford at UFC 159...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,804 reads 57 comments

  14. Nate Diaz Twitter Comments Should Not Be Overlooked by the UFC

    Oh Nate Diaz . Sometimes, it's best not to share not to share your feelings on the latest "it topic" in MMA with the Twitterverse...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 3,662 reads 16 comments

  15. Diego Sanchez Makes a Wish List of Opponents for UFC 164

    The UFC will return to Milwaukee on August 31, and Diego Sanchez is looking for a partner to tangle with. After a two-year hiatus, the Octagon will once again roll through the BMO Harris Bradley Center for UFC 164 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 778 reads 29 comments

  16. Mike Pyle Expecting a Scrap with Rick Story at UFC 160

    There isn't much about the fight game that is going to rattle Mike Pyle. Over a decade spent competing against the best competition the sport has to offer has brought the 37-year-old to the mindset where he breaks things down to simple solutions...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 162 reads 15 comments

  17. UFC on FX 8: The Stakes Are High for Rockhold and Belfort

    As former champions, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold are no strangers to competing in situations where there is more on the line than a win or loss...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 93 reads 20 comments

  18. Featherweight Title Picture More Crowded Than Ever in 2013

    At the end of last year, I wrote an article claiming 2013 would be a breakout year for the featherweight division. And for the most part—at least thus far—that prediction appears to be well on its way to coming true...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 5,373 reads 31 comments

  19. Fantasy Matchmaker May 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 107 reads 18 comments

  20. Visa Issues and Legal Situation Continue to Delay Mark Hunt's Travel to U.S.

    The saga continues in the "far from typical" world of Mark Hunt. With his co-main event bout against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 three weeks away, "The Super Samoan" had planned ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 9,073 reads 25 comments

  21. Chael Sonnen Gives Wanderlei Silva 24 Hours to Accept UFC on Fox Sports 1 Bout

    No one picks a fight better than Chael Sonnen. Following his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 159, retirement rumors swirled around the "Gangster from West Linn...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 29,916 reads 153 comments

  22. Jon Jones Sends Shot at Daniel Cormier over Twitter

    The beef between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier has been cooking for a while now. The Strikeforce Grand Prix Champion hasn't been too shy to voice his thoughts on the young champion ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 37,585 reads 190 comments

  23. Luke Rockhold Wants to "Break" Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 8

    Luke Rockhold is on the cusp of beginning the biggest chapter of his career against the toughest challenge he's ever faced...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 157 reads 39 comments

  24. Several Interesting Matchups Remain for Chael Sonnen

    There was an air of uncertainty lingering around Chael Sonnen at the post-fight press conference for UFC 159...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 165 reads 29 comments

  25. A New Wave Is Rising in the UFC Middleweight Division

    For years the middleweight division has been Anderson Silva and everyone else. "The Spider" has held court over the 185-pound weight class for nearly seven years, and in doing ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 year ago 4,699 reads 12 comments