1. Chris Cariaso: Ignoring Naysayers, out to Capitalize on 'Dream Opportunity'

    Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 2,353 reads 23 comments

  2. Conor McGregor Feeding Off Pressure and Expectation Heading into Fight Night 46

    The fight game is a complex environment where a multitude of attributes can determine success or failure, and Conor McGregor has proven to be a quick study to the finer points of combat sports...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 4,509 reads 31 comments

  3. Dana White Says Holly Holm Will Not Receive an Immediate Title Shot

    The anticipation to see Holly Holm compete inside the Octagon has been brewing for quite some time...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 10,254 reads 56 comments

  4. Fight Night 46: Cathal Pendred and the Long Road Back to Dublin

    The dream of competing under the UFC banner has been locked inside Cathal Pendred 's mind for as long as he can remember...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 2 months ago 3,864 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 13,484 reads 54 comments

  6. 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 4,908 reads 10 comments

  7. 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 5,927 reads 7 comments

  8. 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 4,623 reads 23 comments

  9. 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 6,730 reads 13 comments

  10. 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 86,518 reads 64 comments

  11. 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 2,449 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 12,757 reads 72 comments

  13. 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 8,191 reads 10 comments

  14. 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 1,691 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 2,832 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 3,620 reads 10 comments

  17. 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 4,895 reads 16 comments

  18. 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 9,654 reads 42 comments

  19. 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

  20. 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 7,117 reads 22 comments

  21. 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

  22. 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 37,415 reads 47 comments

  23. 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 1,288 reads 10 comments

  24. 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 4,282 reads 17 comments

  25. 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 18,716 reads 37 comments