1. Carla Esparza Embraced the Chaos and Opportunity of The Ultimate Fighter 20

    Like many fighters competing in mixed martial arts, Carla Esparza is paradoxical. The tenacious veteran is hell on wheels when the cage door closes, but her Southern California roots yield a laid-back chill outside of business hours...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 7,584 reads 13 comments

  2. Luke Rockhold Plans to Give Michael Bisping a 'Reality Check' at Fight Night 55

    Life is good for Luke Rockhold . The former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned surging contender under the UFC banner has been wrecking shop inside the Octagon as of late, ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 14,065 reads 74 comments

  3. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 50

    The competition in the UFC middleweight division has been on the rise for the past year, and the main event at Fight Night 50 on Friday figured to have a heavy impact on the title picture at 185 pounds...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 25,321 reads 47 comments

  4. Tateki Matsuda Traveled a Unique Path to UFC Debut at Fight Night 50

    No two fighters arrive at the UFC having traveled the exact same path, and the journey Tateki Matsuda has traveled is nothing short of extraordinary...

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  5. UFC Fight Night 50: The Rise of Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza Continues

    By all measurable standards, Ronaldo Souza has been on an absolute tear. Since coming over from the now-defunct Strikeforce organization in 2013, Jacare has carved a path of destruction through the UFC middleweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,991 reads 17 comments

  6. Alistair Overeem Refocused and Recharged Heading into Fight Night 50

    When Alistair Overeem moves, the eyes of the MMA community follow. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion has become one of the most polarizing figures in the contemporary ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 11,331 reads 40 comments

  7. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 177

    "Welcome to the haunted UFC card," Joe Rogan said to kick off the official weigh-ins for UFC 177 . Truer words have never been spoken...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 28,512 reads 28 comments

  8. UFC 180: Cain Velasquez and the Quest for Greatness

    Throughout the brief yet layered history of mixed martial arts, a handful of iconic figures have come along, but nothing casts a net of mystique quite like what we've seen out of the heavyweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 22,150 reads 93 comments

  9. Fabricio Werdum Fueled by Underdog Status Against Cain Velasquez at UFC 180

    Fabricio Werdum is a man driven by being counted out. Throughout his impressive career as a mixed martial artist, the savvy Brazilian grappling ace has found himself facing seemingly ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,637 reads 8 comments

  10. UFC 177: T.J. Dillashaw Focused on Repeat Performance Against Renan Barao

    T.J. Dillashaw isn't thinking about the past. Granted, the date (May 24, 2014) will forever be burned in his brain as the night he shocked the MMA world by doing the unthinkable and upsetting and dethroning the reigning bantamweight king...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,360 reads 19 comments

  11. UFC 177: Renan Barao Driven by Revenge, Redemption

    When a fighter goes more than a decade without experiencing the bitter taste of defeat the way Renan Barao had going into UFC 173 back in May, there is a sense of complacency that can settle in...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 7,702 reads 69 comments

  12. Dropping Knowledge: Jake Ellenberger Analyzes Card for UFC Fight Night 49

    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 1,343 reads 4 comments

  13. Jeff Aronson's Vision Taking Titan FC to the Next Level

    In the 20 years mixed martial arts has been in existence, the UFC has been the premier organization in the sport...

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  14. With UFC Contract Official, Eddie Alvarez Meets Donald Cerrone at UFC 178

    The UFC is widely regarded as the elite level of mixed martial arts and a place where the best fighters in the world square off to determine supremacy...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 11,088 reads 55 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 49's Benson Henderson: Far Beyond Driven

    Benson Henderson is as goal-oriented as you'll find in the fight business. The former WEC and UFC lightweight champion is a man fueled by possibility and the potential to test ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,081 reads 24 comments

  16. George Sotiropoulos Looking to Get Back on Track at Titan FC 29

    Mixed martial arts is an unforgiving sport by its very nature. Tides turn quickly, momentum can be stopped in a flash and a fighter's ascension up the rankings toward potential title-contender ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 605 reads 2 comments

  17. Ryan Bader Re-Injured Hand Leading Up to Fight with OSP at Fight Night 47

    Ryan Bader made another strong move up the light heavyweight ladder this past Saturday night when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of Fight Night 47...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,777 reads 7 comments

  18. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 47

    The race to become a future title contender in the UFC light heavyweight division is still taking shape, and the main event of Fight Night 47 put the spotlight on two fighters who were looking to take a big step toward the top of the division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 14,238 reads 14 comments

  19. Miesha Tate Signs with NASCAR Star Kevin Harvick's Management Team

    Miesha Tate is already one of the most marketable athletes on the UFC roster. Now she just stepped into an entirely new level of visibility...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 32,025 reads 71 comments

  20. Mike Ricci: A Mission to Show and Prove Continues at Titan FC 29

    When a fighter believes they have something to prove, it is the type of motivation that has the potential to bring something special out of them...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,440 reads 7 comments

  21. Daniel Cormier Comments on Canceled Fight with Jon Jones

    Daniel Cormier is going to have to wait a while to get his hands on Jon Jones . While the former Olympic wrestler-turned-mixed martial artist and the reigning light heavyweight king were set to collide at UFC 178 on Sept...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 32,380 reads 109 comments

  22. Brad Tavares: Behind Enemy Lines Once Again at UFC Fight Night 47

    Brad Tavares is no stranger to competing in hostile territory. The 26-year-old Hawaiian has stepped into the Octagon nine times since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter , with ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 971 reads 1 comments

  23. Mark Hunt Cites Hunger as the Cause for His 'Unemployment' Tweet

    Hunger can create confusion, and apparently Mark Hunt's empty stomach got the better of him. On Tuesday morning, the heavy-handed knockout artist baffled the MMA community when he took to social media to announce that he was now unemployed...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,267 reads 9 comments

  24. Ovince Saint Preux: Storming His Way Up the UFC's Light Heavyweight Ladder

    Ovince Saint Preux may very well be the best-kept secret in the UFC's light heavyweight division. The former University of Tennessee football standout turned mixed martial ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 15,304 reads 48 comments

  25. Despite Strange Turns, Ross Pearson Feels Momentum Going into UFC Fight Night 47

    Anything can happen when the cage door closes, and Ross Pearson has come to appreciate the elements of truth in that cliche...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 4,189 reads 13 comments