1. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker April 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 3 months ago 2,933 reads 7 comments

  2. Gilbert Melendez, Mark Munoz and Joseph Benavidez Talk the Importance of Balance

    The lives of professional fighters are filled with uncertainty; their successes and failures play out in the public eye for all to see. When the cage door closes and the battle of wills begins, it becomes a matter of opportunity...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 5,184 reads 2 comments

  3. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC 172

    Coming into Saturday night's card for UFC 172 , Jon Jones was regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 25,911 reads 25 comments

  4. Brendan Schaub Excited to Welcome Andrei Arlovski Back to the Octagon at UFC 174

    Brendan Schaub has been asking for a big fight, and it looks like he finally got one. The surging heavyweight will welcome former champion Andrei Arlovski back to the Octagon ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,122 reads 27 comments

  5. Daniel Cormier Believes Defeating Dan Henderson Is the Final Step to Title Shot

    There is an ingrained level of respect shared between athletes who compete across the spectrum of sports...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 10,898 reads 91 comments

  6. UFC 172: Joseph Benavidez out to Re-Establish His Footing in Flyweight Division

    When examining the ranks of the UFC's flyweight division, the position in which Joseph Benavidez currently finds himself is certainly a complex one...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,782 reads 14 comments

  7. Dana White Confirms Anderson Silva Will Return End of This Year or Early 2015

    There is still no concrete date set for Anderson Silva 's return to the Octagon, but it appears "The Spider" certainly will fight again under the UFC banner...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 19,967 reads 62 comments

  8. From Pupil to Protege: Brandon Gibson Adding to the Arsenal in Albuquerque

    When set against the back drop of the rough and tumble outpost of Albuquerque, N.M., and the hard-nosed champion factory of the Jackson/Winkeljohn fight gym; Brandon Gibson is a contrast to his surroundings...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 2,970 reads 2 comments

  9. With Bobby Green Out, Yancy Medeiros Steps in to Face Jim Miller at UFC 172

    This weekend's card for UFC 172 is right around the corner, but there was still time for the "injury bug" to shake things up before Saturday night...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 3,967 reads 21 comments

  10. UFC 172: Anthony Johnson Is Out to Make a Statement in His Return to the Octagon

    There has never been a question about the talent Anthony Johnson possesses. The savvy veteran has built a successful resume on the strength of his unique blend of power and use of ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 8,882 reads 45 comments

  11. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fox 11

    The UFC has typically put together solid cards for their showings on Fox, but their lineup for the UFC on Fox 11 event in Orlando was their biggest effort yet...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 19,461 reads 33 comments

  12. Dropping Knowledge: Brian Stann Breaks Down Card for UFC on Fox 11

    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 5,313 reads 3 comments

  13. The Good, Bad and Strange from TUF Nations Finale

    There are few things in MMA quite as intriguing as a good old-fashioned grudge match. Over the course of the past two decades, fight fans have been treated to a collection of ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 6,844 reads 9 comments

  14. Roy Nelson Confirms He Suffered Broken Hand in 'Big Nog' Knockout

    Roy Nelson has built a career off having an iron chin and brick-heavy hands that can—and have—settled the opposition in one clean shot...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 11,917 reads 11 comments

  15. Frankie Edgar on TUF 19: Coaching the Focus, Fighting B.J. Penn a Perk

    Frankie Edgar has never been lacking in ambition or determination. The "undersized" fighter with an "oversized" heart has built a solid career on the strength of those particular ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 5,326 reads 8 comments

  16. Dropping Knowledge: Kenny Florian Breaks Down 'TUF Nations' Finale

    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 4 months ago 4,178 reads 4 comments

  17. Fight Night 39: Antonio 'Minotauro' Nogueira Expecting a War with Roy Nelson

    Throughout the history of mixed martial arts, few heavyweights have accrued a more storied career than Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 2,021 reads 4 comments

  18. The Fighting Life: Live Blogging 'Chapter Two' of B/R MMA Road Trip 2014.

    What a strange and fascinating place the road is. At the onset of the year I launched out into the blustery, crisp and miserable white of winter to follow the asphalt ribbon west...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 28,106 reads 18 comments

  19. The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

    When Rousimar Palhares' name is on the card, anything can happen. And it usually does. The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 15,422 reads 26 comments

  20. C.B. Dollaway Draws Francis Carmont in UFC: Berlin Co-Main Event May 31

    C.B. Dollaway is on a mission to break into the Top 10 of the middleweight division, and he's looking for the quickest route possible...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 2,222 reads 6 comments

  21. The Fighting Life: The Team Mentality of John Crouch and the MMA Lab

    A long day is to coming to an end, but John Crouch looks no worse for wear. The head coach of Glendale, Arizona's MMA Lab is a physically imposing man, with broad shoulders and ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 942 reads 0 comments

  22. Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley Reportedly Being Targeted for UFC 174

    With Johny Hendricks now holding the UFC welterweight title, the race for the next shot at gold is underway...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 21,025 reads 187 comments

  23. Josh Koscheck Wants to Fight Final 2 Fights on UFC Contract

    Josh Koscheck has spent the better part of the past decade in the elite tier of the UFC's welterweight division...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 13,499 reads 50 comments

  24. Jake Ellenberger on Personal Focus and the State of the Welterweight Title Hunt

    The entire landscape of the welterweight division is in the midst of a shift, and Jake Ellenberger is ready to clear a path to the top. The heavy-handed Omaha, Neb...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 7,824 reads 23 comments

  25. The Good, Bad and Strange from Fight Night 38

    The first fight between Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is universally recognized as one of the best fights in MMA history...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 4 months ago 12,506 reads 17 comments