1. UFC 190: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    The UFC’s exhausting schedule continues this weekend with UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card is far from stacked, but the opportunity to witness Ronda Rousey in action is always welcome...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 2 days ago 30,582 reads 33 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 72: UFC's Scottish Debut Continues the Trend of European Success

    There is something special about European UFC events. They reliably forge enduring memories for those in attendance, and the UFC’s debut in Scotland did a wonderful job of maintaining that trend...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 14 days ago 3,639 reads 9 comments

  3. UFC 189: This Disturbing Post-Fight Scene Reminds Us of What Fighters Endure

    UFC 189 was an exhibition of mixed martial arts at its absolute summit . It was an event that elevated the sport...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 21 days ago 231,642 reads 89 comments

  4. UFC 189: An Historic Night Tarnished by Vocal Conspiracists

    UFC 189 wasn’t just a triumph for mixed martial arts. It was a triumph for combat sports as a whole. Everything delivered: the promotion, the presentation, the atmosphere and, most important of all, the quality of the fights...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 21 days ago 20,386 reads 53 comments

  5. UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes Main Card B/R Staff Predictions

    Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title might not be the UFC 189 main event we had hoped for, but Saturday’s card remains must-see television despite the withdrawal of featherweight champion Jose Aldo...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 23 days ago 65,710 reads 198 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 67: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    After the breathless excitement of UFC 187’s stacked main card, it’s time for MMA fans to come crashing back down to earth with the relatively bulimic UFC Fight Night 67 on Saturday...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 2 months ago 18,661 reads 36 comments

  7. Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier: Can They Make Us Forget About Jon Jones?

    Despite the toll taken by injuries and pending criminal cases , UFC 187 remains one of 2015’s most outstanding cards. The event is stacked like few others in this age of oversaturation ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 2 months ago 7,456 reads 47 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 65 Results: 3 Fights for Mark Hunt to Take Next

    One should probably be careful about declaring that Mark Hunt's best days are behind him, but perhaps it's finally true...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 8,605 reads 25 comments

  9. UFC on Fox 15 Results: 3 Fights for Beneil Dariush to Take Next

    With his dominant win over hometown hero Jim Miller at UFC on Fox 15 , Beneil Dariush established himself as a force at 155 pounds. While besting Miller might not mean quite as much as it did three or four years ago, it still matters an awful lot...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 2,933 reads 13 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 15 Results: 3 Fights for Luke Rockhold to Take Next

    The expectation heading into UFC on Fox 15’s main event between Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida was that it would be a tight, ultra-competitive affair. Both men appeared, at least on paper, to be evenly matched...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 9,904 reads 25 comments

  11. UFC on Fox 15: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    The UFC’s strong start to 2015 has, almost inevitably, lost some of its steam recently. However, this weekend’s UFC on Fox 15 is one of the few upcoming cards to inspire any kind of interest...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 11,218 reads 27 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 63 Results: 3 Fights for Al Iaquinta to Take Next

    Al Iaquinta’s controversial split-decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63 might not have been the resounding win he was hunting for, but the Serra-Longo ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 4 months ago 8,847 reads 51 comments

  13. UFC 185 Results: 3 Fights for Roy Nelson to Take Next

    Roy Nelson is that rare fighter whose value to the sport exceeds his fighting potential, much like Matt Brown. No one is blind to his limitations, both physical and technical, yet his appeal eclipses that of many more gifted mixed martial artists...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 11,890 reads 38 comments

  14. UFC 185 Results: 3 Fights for Matt Brown to Take Next

    Matt Brown may never quite reach the peak of the mountain, but he has already gotten an awful lot closer than anyone could have predicted...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 6,815 reads 52 comments

  15. UFC 185 Results: Should Johny Hendricks' Next Fight Be for the Title?

    It’s tough to know what to make of Johny Hendricks at this point in his MMA career. It seems strange to criticise a fighter who just dominated Matt Brown, but an honest ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 10,771 reads 79 comments

  16. UFC 184 Results: 3 Fights for Cat Zingano to Take Next

    It’s fair to say that Cat Zingano didn’t put on the performance of her career at UFC 184 . Hurling herself at Ronda Rousey from the opening bell was a novel strategy, ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 16,629 reads 30 comments

  17. UFC 184 Rousey vs. Zingano: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    This coming weekend is something of a celebration for women's mixed martial arts, with UFC 184 featuring an all-female main and co-main event for the first time in the organisation's history—not to mention Invicta FC 11 taking place Friday...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 136,125 reads 166 comments

  18. On Performance Enhancing Drugs and Cheating in Mixed Martial Arts

    “I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.”—Sophocles An opposition to cheating and the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is as uncontroversial a position as one can take within a sporting context...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 5 months ago 4,650 reads 28 comments

  19. MMA Is in Better Shape Than Disgruntled Fans Would Have You Believe

    There are countless legitimate debates to be had within mixed martial arts. Quarrelling over the particulars of drug testing , fighter safety , oversaturation of the market, fighter pay , etc...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 13,093 reads 50 comments

  20. UFC 183 Results: After a Bizarre Main Event, What's Next for Silva and Diaz?

    So, the UFC 183 main event was pretty weird, right? Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz conspired to produce a spectacle that was bizarrely compelling in every sense of the phrase...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 10,569 reads 29 comments

  21. UFC 183 Results: 3 Fights for John Lineker to Take Next

    This article would have looked very different had John Lineker managed to make the flyweight limit for his UFC 183 bout with Ian McCall...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 3,252 reads 10 comments

  22. UFC 183 Results: 3 Fights for Miesha Tate to Take Next

    Miesha Tate is as savvy as they come. The former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion might have fallen short against current division champion Ronda Rousey , but her ...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 6 months ago 5,885 reads 15 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 59: B/R Main Card Staff Predictions

    With all the hype surrounding Conor McGregor and a potential meeting with featherweight king Jose Aldo, we could forgive you for thinking that the Irishman is headlining against a punching bag at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 7 months ago 36,059 reads 90 comments

  24. Jon Jones and the 4 Most Creative Fighters in MMA

    It's tempting to think that mixed martial arts has reached its final form. Once dominated by specialists of one fighting style or another, the sport has evolved to require at least a basic understanding of several core disciplines...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 7 months ago 32,616 reads 69 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 13 Results: 3 Fights for Stipe Miocic to Take Next

    It’s rare to see a fighter’s stock rise after a loss, but that is precisely what appears to have happened to Stipe Miocic after his career-shortening slugfest with Junior Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 13...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 8 months ago 5,876 reads 8 comments