1. Carla Esparza Embracing Life as UFC's Newest Champion

    It was a long road but one that resulted in a dream-come-true moment for Carla Esparza . After battling her way through the tournament on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 15,451 reads 42 comments

  2. UFC 182: The Good, Bad and Strange from Las Vegas

    The UFC has plans to make 2015 its biggest year yet and the organization backed up its intentions by kicking off the new year with one of the most anticipated fights in light heavyweight history at UFC 182 ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 30,102 reads 29 comments

  3. UFC 182: Josh Burkman Eyeing 'Storybook' Opportunity Against Hector Lombard

    Don't call it a comeback. At least that's not how Josh Burkman sees his return to the UFC. While it's been more than six years since The People's Warrior has competed inside the ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 3,658 reads 7 comments

  4. UFC 182: Finding His Balance Has Made Donald Cerrone More Dangerous Than Ever

    Donald Cerrone has earned every ounce of his reputation. The hard-charging lightweight's "anytime, anywhere" approach to the fight game has made him somewhat of an anomaly in ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 3,988 reads 14 comments

  5. UFC 182: Jon Jones Comfortable in 'Bad Guy' Role Versus Daniel Cormier

    Jon Jones is no stranger to having labels attached to his name. Throughout his meteoric rise to the top of mixed martial arts, the 27-year-old phenom has been a lightning rod ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 8,803 reads 70 comments

  6. T.J. Dillashaw Open to Fighting Jose Aldo or Mighty Mouse, Not Urijah Faber

    It has been a crazy week for the bantamweight division and its champion, T.J. Dillashaw . The reigning 135-pound king was slated to face former long-standing titleholder Dominick ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 24,302 reads 107 comments

  7. UFC 182: The Evolution of Myles Jury Continues

    A career in prize fighting is one where the total sum of wins, dollars earned and recognition gained typically dictates how successful a fighter's time spent in the realm of combat sports is viewed...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 10,443 reads 21 comments

  8. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 58

    Traveling down to Brazil to defeat fighters competing on their home turn inside the Octagon is a difficult task to accomplish, but CB Dollaway has been seemingly immune to the stigma...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 6 months ago 18,441 reads 14 comments

  9. Following Battle at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida Is More Dangerous Than Ever

    Lyoto Machida has always been a complex puzzle to figure out inside the cage. He's a fighter with an elusive style who has the ability to close distance rapidly and with such force that it has brought an abrupt end to many a fighter's night...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 7,449 reads 13 comments

  10. C.B. Dollaway Embracing the 'Bad Guy' Role, Ready to Shock Brazil Once More

    C.B. Dollaway has been in this position before—a couple of times, in fact. Competing in front of a raucous and lively Brazilian crowd against one of their own is never an ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 1,712 reads 4 comments

  11. Renan Barao Believes There Is "Nothing to Prove" Heading into UFC Fight Night 58

    There was a lot of hype and expectation the last time Renan Barao 's name was on a fight card. After the Brazilian striking phenom had been shockingly dethroned by surging upstart T...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 4,001 reads 30 comments

  12. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: December 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 7 months ago 6,158 reads 23 comments

  13. The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC on Fox 13

    There are few spectacles more appealing in the realm of combat sports than when heavyweight fighters get to mixing up the leather...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 32,217 reads 42 comments

  14. The Good, Bad and Strange from The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale

    A champion will be crowned. That was the official tag line for the 20th domestic installment of The Ultimate Fighter and indeed the case when finalists Carla Esparza and Rose ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 16,175 reads 16 comments

  15. The Fighting Life: Brian Foster's Long Road to Find Peace

    Fighters by their nature are built for adversity. Whether it comes in the form of battling through a body that wants to quit inside the gym or resisting the onslaught of an opponent’s ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 3,173 reads 2 comments

  16. Gina Carano and Georges St-Pierre Cast for Roles in 'Kickboxer' Remake

    It appears Georges St-Pierre and Gina Carano are going to stick to taking fake punches for paychecks...at least for a bit longer...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 9,112 reads 15 comments

  17. Tony Ferguson's Message to LW Divisional Elite: 'I'm Coming for That Top Spot'

    When a fighter comes into their own, special things start to happen, and that is what 2014 has been about for Tony Ferguson...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 3,359 reads 13 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 13: Stipe Miocic Facing Biggest Challenge Yet in Junior Dos Santos

    Stipe Miocic is looking to shake things up in the heavyweight division in a major way at UFC on Fox 13. And it's an opportunity he's been chasing for the better part of the year...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 4,695 reads 30 comments

  19. UFC 181: The Good, Bad and Strange from Las Vegas

    Any time there is a UFC title on the line, serious business is sure to follow. Furthermore, when two divisional straps go up for grabs on the same card, a powerful front of chaos is likely to roll through...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 42,809 reads 40 comments

  20. Junior Dos Santos on Bout with Miocic: 'I'm Going to Knock Him Out'

    Junior dos Santos' power is nothing to play with. The heavy-handed Brazilian is one of the most feared knockout artists in the UFC's heavyweight division, and his ability to level ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 8,716 reads 39 comments

  21. Abel Trujillo Looking to Make a Powerful Statement at UFC 181

    It's been an interesting year for Abel Trujillo. The lightweight powerhouse put himself on the larger radar of the 155-pound scale back in February when he emerged as the last man standing in an all-out slug fest with Jamie Varner back at UFC 169...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 3,892 reads 3 comments

  22. Anthony Pettis on UFC 181: 'This Is My Time'

    There's no denying Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is a special brand of fighter with a unique set of skills...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 8,221 reads 42 comments

  23. UFC 181: Robbie Lawler Looking to Complete Resurgence with Welterweight Gold

    Robbie Lawler 's journey through mixed martial arts has been nothing short of compelling and is a tale told in two parts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 7,063 reads 34 comments

  24. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker: November 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 7 months ago 14,084 reads 27 comments

  25. Healed Up and Hungry, Johny Hendricks Aiming for Dominant Victory at UFC 181

    When Johny Hendricks heard his name announced as the new UFC welterweight champion following his battle with Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 back in March, he fell to his knees under the weight of the moment...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 14,501 reads 94 comments