1. Gilbert Melendez Talks TUF 20 and Upcoming Title Shot Against Anthony Pettis

    For Gilbert Melendez , the ultimate prize may be off in the distance, but he has never taken his mind off the UFC lightweight title. He will have his shot against Anthony Pettis at the UFC's 2014 year-end event in December...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 13,481 reads 54 comments

  2. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: July 2014 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...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 4,907 reads 10 comments

  3. Alex White Will Look to Keep Things Rolling at UFC Fight Night 45

    First impressions are crucial in mixed martial arts, and Alex White absolutely made the most of his first showing inside the Octagon...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 5,926 reads 7 comments

  4. Glover Teixeira Eyeing a Return to the Octagon in October

    Glover Teixeira is looking to get back to work inside the cage, but he's taking the necessary time to make sure he'll be firing on all cylinders when that time comes...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 4,620 reads 23 comments

  5. The Good, Bad and Strange from the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale

    Trilogies are a rare thing to see in the realm of mixed martial arts. While the “immediate rematch” has become a common sight on the current landscape of the sport, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 6,729 reads 13 comments

  6. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 175

    There were going to be a lot of questions answered at UFC 175 on Saturday night as reigning middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA , 8-0 UFC) put his strap on the line against No...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 86,509 reads 64 comments

  7. Stefan Struve Determined to Make a Triumphant Return at UFC 175

    Mixed martial arts is a sport filled with uncertainties and few are more familiar with this reality than Stefan Struve ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,447 reads 4 comments

  8. UFC 175's Alexis Davis: The Quiet Contender Looks to Dethrone Queen Ronda Rousey

    Alexis Davis is a walking study on the dynamic contrasts that exist in combat sports. Outside of the cage, the Ontario native falls on the quieter side of the spotlight, nearly to the point of the shy variety...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 12,755 reads 72 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 44: The Education Continues for Kelvin Gastelum

    Things move at a rapid pace in mixed martial arts, and Kelvin Gastelum is getting used to receiving his education on the fly...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,188 reads 10 comments

  10. Dropping Knowledge: Jon Anik Breaks Down the Card for UFC Fight Night 44

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

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 1,679 reads 3 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 43: James Te Huna Shrugging off Pressure to Put on a Show

    James Te Huna has been waiting a long time for the UFC to touch down in New Zealand. Over the past four years he's spent competing under the UFC banner, the 32-year-old Canterbury ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,828 reads 5 comments

  12. Dan Henderson Returning to Middleweight, Wants to Fight Again Before Year's End

    It looks like Dan Henderson will be heading back into middleweight waters. The MMA legend and former Olympian has found success in a variety of weight classes throughout his ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,604 reads 10 comments

  13. Puncher's Chance: A 'Noob's' Review of EA Sports UFC

    There was a lot of buzz and excitement swirling around the UFC's latest endeavor in the video game market, and fight fans across the globe were finally able to get their Octagon fix when EA Sports UFC hit shelves on June 17...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 4,888 reads 16 comments

  14. Lyoto Machida Believes Vitor Belfort Next in Line for Middleweight Title Shot

    There have been plenty of big moments in Lyoto Machida 's career, and another huge opportunity is rapidly approaching...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 9,651 reads 42 comments

  15. The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 10

    The World Series of Fighting organization may be a relatively new addition to the mixed martial arts landscape, but it has picked up solid momentum in a short amount of time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,522 reads 5 comments

  16. Daniel Cormier to Undergo Knee Surgery in Early July

    Since making the decision to drop down a weight class at the end of 2013, Daniel Cormier has been aiming at the light heavyweight throne. And he's wasted no time in establishing himself as a major player in the 205-pound fold...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 7,116 reads 22 comments

  17. Fight Night 44: The Rise to Meet Potential Shaped Cub Swanson into a Contender

    There is a reason Cub Swanson is smiling these days. While all fighters travel a path of resistance in order to reach elite-level status in MMA , the severity of the adversity faced along the way differs from athlete to athlete...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,508 reads 21 comments

  18. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 174

    Due in large part to his impressive run as flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson has built a solid case to be recognized as one of the pound-for-pound best in mixed martial arts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 37,414 reads 47 comments

  19. UFC 174: Ryan Bader Plans to Make Triumphant Return Against Rafael Cavalcante

    Injuries are common in mixed martial arts, and the fighters who succumb to these setbacks can easily be pulled out of the competitive mindset during their layoff, but Ryan Bader hasn't allowed his six-month layoff to break his fighting spirit...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 1,285 reads 10 comments

  20. UFC 174: Title Shot Beyond His Control, Rory MacDonald Focused on Tyron Woodley

    The race for the next title shot in the welterweight division is rolling full throttle, and Rory MacDonald is within striking distance of championship gold...even if that particular picture isn't necessarily clear at the current time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 4,279 reads 17 comments

  21. Bryan Caraway's Coach Robert Follis Fires Back on 'Fish-Hooking' Incident

    Last Saturday night in Albuquerque, Bryan Caraway picked up what was undoubtedly one of the biggest wins of his career—but the victory that came with a burst of controversy in the aftermath...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 18,712 reads 37 comments

  22. The Fighting Life: Fear Is an Opponent All Fighters Must Face

    Where fighting may seem like a foreign concept to most, those who embrace and attempt to master such a violent thing have tapped into something that has always existed. Since the dawn of mankind, it has always been...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 7,627 reads 18 comments

  23. 'The Puncher King' Ali Bagautinov in Search of the Flyweight Crown at UFC 174

    Every king needs a crown, and Ali Bagautinov has his sights set on taking the one he wants at UFC 174 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,706 reads 9 comments

  24. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 42

    The UFC lightweight division is one of the most talent-rich collectives under the promotion's banner, and the race for future title opportunities is an ongoing affair...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 13,189 reads 22 comments

  25. Diego Brandao Disregards Conor McGregor's Trash Talk: 'While He Speaks I Train'

    Diego Brandao 's schedule just got a lot more interesting. The 27-year-old Brazilian powerhouse was waiting for his next bout to materialize when the UFC put what could prove to ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,282 reads 14 comments