1. MMA in 2014: 15 Best Fights That Didn't Happen

    If one storyline dominated 2014, it was the best, most interesting fights in the sport not happening because of injuries to its biggest stars. It was a frequent, frustrating trend that helped to make 2014 one of the worst years in modern MMA history...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 24 hours ago 1,451 reads 19 comments

  2. MMA in 2014: The 10 Best and Worst Moments of the Regional, International Scenes

    Wacky things can happen in the lower levels of any sport. From flea-flickers in high school football to bouncing-puck goals in junior league hockey, extra heaps of fun (be it through ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 days ago 4,428 reads 11 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 13 Results: 3 Fights for Nate Diaz to Take Next

    The dust from the UFC on Fox 13 co-main event, which saw Rafael dos Anjos dominate the ever-interesting Nate Diaz , has settled...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 7,806 reads 43 comments

  4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Line for Title Shot Following UFC on Fox 13 Win

    Polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk will likely be the first person to challenge newly minted UFC women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza for her throne...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 7,458 reads 19 comments

  5. Rafael Dos Anjos Could Receive Lightweight Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

    After trouncing Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 13, Rafael dos Anjos might just be in line for a lightweight title fight...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 15,346 reads 51 comments

  6. UFC on Fox 13, TUF 20 Results: Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 58

    UFC on Fox 13 and The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Finale are in the books. The results are as follows: The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Fight Card UFC Women's Strawweight Championship: Carla Esparza def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 6 days ago 20,313 reads 23 comments

  7. TUF 20 Finale: 3 Fights for Carla Esparza to Take Next

    At The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, Carla Esparza became the UFC's first strawweight champion. Esparza , the former Invicta strawweight champion, wore down fan favorite ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 7 days ago 2,184 reads 10 comments

  8. TUF 20 Finale Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 is over and done with. As its name suggested, a champion was crowned, as Carla Esparza received a shiny new belt and was declared the UFC's first-ever strawweight champion...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 7 days ago 13,300 reads 24 comments

  9. TUF 20, Episode 12 Recap: Inaugural Women's Strawweight Title Fight Set

    After 12 episodes of wolfish fighting and catty behavior, the reality-show portion of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 came to a close with a double-header featuring Carla Esparza vs...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 days ago 12,605 reads 38 comments

  10. Commissioners Express Concern over UFC's CM Punk Signing

    While the members of the UFC's boardroom are all still exchanging high-fives over securing the services of Phil Brooks, also known as former WWE superstar CM Punk , members of major sanctioning bodies are not nearly as enthusiastic...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 days ago 14,947 reads 46 comments

  11. Complete Guide to The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Finale

    The day is almost upon us! After 12 episodes of drama and brutality on The Ultimate Fighter , UFC President Dana White will strap a coveted UFC belt around the waist of one of these women on Friday night...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 10 days ago 13,027 reads 27 comments

  12. Daniel Cormier, Robbie Lawler Reaching Out to Train with CM Punk

    The UFC's signing of WWE star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk , easily ranks among the biggest stories of the year in mixed martial arts...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 days ago 27,737 reads 47 comments

  13. Brendan Schaub Discusses Struggles Following Announcement of UFC-Reebok Deal

    The early repercussions of the UFC's blockbuster deal with Reebok are being felt by fighters, and for heavyweight Brendan Schaub, it hurts. A lot...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 days ago 13,164 reads 30 comments

  14. Khabib Nurmagomedov Crashes UFC 181 Presser, Demands Fight with Anthony Pettis

    Khabib Nurmagomedov is a busy man, given all of his bear wrestling, but he found the time to take in UFC 181 on Saturday—and he had some choice words for the lightweight champ Anthony Pettis ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 13 days ago 17,217 reads 70 comments

  15. The UFC Signed CM Punk! Now What Can They Do with Him?

    Hey guys, did you hear that the UFC signed former WWE champion CM Punk ? Oh, you did? Well, I guess it was a pretty big deal... If you heard the news, you are still probably trying to wrestle with it...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 13 days ago 71,573 reads 151 comments

  16. UFC 181 Results: 3 Fights for Anthony Pettis to Take Next

    Anthony Pettis retained his lightweight strap at UFC 181 in spectacular fashion. Against a very game Gilbert Melendez, Pettis slipped a short right hand over Melendez's shoulder and wobbled him badly...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 13 days ago 13,558 reads 40 comments

  17. UFC 181 Results: 10 Burning Questions Heading into TUF20 Finale, UFC on Fox 13

    UFC 181 is in the books. The results are as follows: Main Card Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks by split decision (Lawler named new UFC welterweight champion) Anthony Pettis def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 13 days ago 11,136 reads 25 comments

  18. UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

    And...NEW UFC welterweight champion of the world, Robbie Lawler! Indeed, the long-time veteran of the game has completed one of the most improbable, most impressive comebacks in the history of the sport...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 14 days ago 10,599 reads 6 comments

  19. Wheaties Box Featuring UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis Revealed

    With the entire sport of MMA in a never-ending search for mainstream acceptance, a ho-hum event for the NBA or NFL can warm the UFC to its bones...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 days ago 3,536 reads 24 comments

  20. Tecia Torres vs. Angela Magana, 5 Other Fights Added to TUF 20 Finale

    We knew from the start that The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 was stacked with talent, and the UFC seems to appreciate that fact. As such, it is taking the rare step of enlisting all available cast members to fight at the finale next week...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 16 days ago 14,281 reads 24 comments

  21. Cung Le Seeking Release from UFC Following Overturned Suspension

    If Cung Le has his way, his time as a UFC fighter is over. Speaking with Josh Gross on the Gross Point Blank podcast , Le minced no words when discussing his feelings ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 17 days ago 16,840 reads 32 comments

  22. The Real Winners and Losers from UFC Fight Night 57

    According to the sheets, there were precisely 12 winners and 12 losers at UFC Fight Night 57. As we all know, however, things are never quite that simple. Some improved their lot more than others through victory...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 27 days ago 40,203 reads 79 comments

  23. UFC Fight Night 57 Results: 10 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 181

    UFC Fight Night 57 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC Fight Night 57 Main Card Frankie Edgar def. Cub Swanson, submission (Round 5, 4:56) Edson Barboza def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 27 days ago 43,370 reads 71 comments

  24. TUF 20, Episode 9 Recap: Herrig vs. Markos Ends with Slick Submission

    The opening round of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 is over and the quarterfinals kicked off Wednesday night with a matchup between Felice Herrig and Randa Markos. The fight was a true grappler vs...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 12,410 reads 26 comments

  25. Ashlee Evans-Smith to Replace Holly Holm at UFC 181, Faces Raquel Pennington

    Holly Holm 's withdrawal from UFC 181 was a definite hit against the card, but the UFC scooped up another interesting prospect to replace her in former Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight champion Ashlee Evans-Smith...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 1 month ago 7,995 reads 22 comments