1. Paul Heyman Talks CM Punk's Motivation, Mindset for Signing with UFC

    In spite of months of silence, the upcoming MMA debut of Phil Brooks, better known by his professional wrestling moniker CM Punk , remains one of the biggest stories of 2015...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 8 months ago 3,560 reads 6 comments

  2. Bellator 138: Bobby Lashley Predicting Early Knockout Win Over James Thompson

    In 2009, Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley was something of an oddity. An unknown commodity fighting for a promotion that, similarly, was trying to figure out its own identity...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 8 months ago 5,402 reads 6 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 68 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC 188

    UFC Fight Night 68 is in the books. The results are as follows (courtesy of Bleacher Report's play-by-play kingpin , Craig Amos): UFC Fight Night 68 Main Card Dan Henderson def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 8 months ago 21,916 reads 70 comments

  4. Ben Rothwell Cuts Best-Worst Promo in MMA History at UFC Fight Night 68

    Ben Rothwell scored a huge first-round victory by submitting Matt Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans on Saturday, but his winning didn't stop at the tapout...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 8 months ago 43,761 reads 106 comments

  5. Bleacher Report Men's MMA Rankings for June 2015

    MMA in April was defined by action out of the cage. Titles were stripped , gavels were banged , and free agents found new homes . However, action in the cage defined MMA in May...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 20,982 reads 105 comments

  6. Jon Jones' Alleged Hit-and-Run: 911 Audio Released

    (Warning: Video contains strong language.) The audio from the 911 call placed following former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ' alleged hit-and-run accident has hit the Internet...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 61,375 reads 122 comments

  7. NSFW: Carlos Condit Destroys Thiago Alves' Face at UFC Fight Night 67

    Thiago Alves ' Saturday night ended quickly at UFC Fight Night 67, courtesy of a torrent of Carlos Condit offense. Check it out here: The first round was a tentative, respectful affair...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 11,292 reads 12 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 67 Results: Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 68

    UFC Fight Night 67 is in the books. The results are as follows, courtesy of Bleacher Report's live blog czar , Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Carlos Condit def. Thiago Alves, TKO (Round 2, 5:00) Charles Oliveira def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 28,650 reads 53 comments

  9. Carlos Condit vs. Thiago Alves: What We Learned from UFC Fight Night 67 Tilt

    UFC Fight Night 67 headliners Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves have had their recent careers defined by injuries...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 13,670 reads 28 comments

  10. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Sees Some of Himself in Conor McGregor

    You can count professional-wrestler-turned-A-list-actor Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson among fans of the UFC's breakout featherweight star, Ireland native Conor McGregor. Speaking with Ireland's Entertainment...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 20,500 reads 66 comments

  11. Sara McMann: UFC-Reebok Deal Unfair to Women, Speaking to Lawyer

    Sara McMann is not a fan of the UFC's upcoming uniform policy. Not one bit. Speaking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour (via Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 6,619 reads 60 comments

  12. UFC Champ Chris Weidman Poses with Less-Than-Happy Floyd Mayweather

    Chris Weidman had quite the weekend, but his fun didn't end on fight night. The UFC middleweight champ took to social media Sunday night to post photos of a chance encounter he had with boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 20,316 reads 69 comments

  13. Former 2-Division Champ B.J. Penn to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

    The UFC continues to flesh out its 2015 Hall of Fame class with the announcement that former lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn will be inducted into the "modern" wing of the Hall of Fame...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 3,306 reads 31 comments

  14. Vitor Belfort Crushed at UFC 187: 3 Potential Opponents for Comeback Bout

    Vitor Belfort waited more than a year to face Chris Weidman for the middleweight belt. Well, he probably wants some of that time back right now...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 1,570 reads 11 comments

  15. Daniel Cormier Making Smack Talk, Grudge Matches Standard Fare in UFC

    UFC 187 on Saturday was a huge event in a variety of ways. Objectively looking over the card, the night just plain couldn't have gotten much better with two title fights, title ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 6,019 reads 32 comments

  16. Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites Set to Headline UFC Fight Night: Glasgow

    The main event for the UFC's first foray into Scotland is set. According to the Sun , top-10 stalwart Michael Bisping will take on resurgent veteran Thales Leites ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 8,257 reads 79 comments

  17. UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Early Main Card Preview and Predictions

    While UFC 188 likely can't quite live up to the epic UFC 187 card, it will certainly try with a heavyweight title unification bout and a lineup of interesting fights featuring both new and old talent...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 27,628 reads 74 comments

  18. Report: Donald Cerrone to Receive Lightweight Title Shot Following UFC 187 Win

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone , lightweight champion? It's a real possibility, ladies and gentlemen. According to ESPN...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 20,887 reads 99 comments

  19. UFC 187 Results: Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 67

    UFC 187 is in the books. The results are as follows (c/o Bleacher Report's play-by-play king, Craig Amos ): UFC 187 Main Card Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson, submission (Round 3, 2:39) Chris Weidman def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 46,280 reads 37 comments

  20. UFC 187 Results: Daniel Cormier Blasts Jon Jones After Beating Johnson for Title

    Daniel Cormier finally got his hands on UFC gold at UFC 187, soundly defeating Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. That said, DC wasn't content simply taking the belt...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 138,808 reads 345 comments

  21. Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi: What We Learned from UFC 187 Tilt

    As you likely heard, John Makdessi replaced an injured Khabib Nurmagomedov opposite Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 . On paper, the fight was a serious mismatch. In the cage, it looked like one too...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 24,868 reads 52 comments

  22. Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga: What We Learned from UFC 187 Tilt

    In UFC 187 's third flyweight fight of the night, Joseph Benavidez took on John Moraga in a fun, back-and-forth brawl. The expectation with Benavidez at this point is merciless dominance, and rightly so...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 2,913 reads 5 comments

  23. Josh Burkman vs. Dong-Hyun Kim: What We Learned from UFC 187 Tilt

    In a battle between welterweight veterans, Dong-Hyun Kim took on Josh Burkman at UFC 187 . It was a deceptively important fight between two experienced grapplers who were desperately looking to secure their footing in the stacked welterweight division..

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 5,865 reads 12 comments

  24. Video: Mariusz Pudzianowski Blows Up Rolles Gracie with One Punch at KSW 31

    Five-time World's Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski 's MMA career has always been a wild ride, and his bout at KSW 31 was no exception on Saturday...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 13,716 reads 12 comments

  25. Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff Scrapped from UFC 187 Card

    UFC 187 's talent-rich preliminary card was just dealt a tough hit with the announcement that Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff has been cancelled just hours before it was scheduled to take place...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 16,263 reads 19 comments