1. 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 4 months ago 13,467 reads 24 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 12,674 reads 38 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 15,074 reads 46 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 13,167 reads 27 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 28,340 reads 47 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 13,433 reads 30 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 17,406 reads 70 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 73,628 reads 151 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 14,450 reads 40 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 11,199 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 10,786 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 3,655 reads 24 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 14,393 reads 24 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 16,914 reads 32 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 40,462 reads 79 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 43,893 reads 71 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 12,474 reads 26 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 8,054 reads 22 comments

  19. Dana White Teases Second UFC Run for Brock Lesnar...Again

    A month would not be complete without discussing four-time and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (oh, and former UFC heavyweight champion too) possibly returning to the UFC...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 12,810 reads 47 comments

  20. UFC Announces Dates for 2015 Schedule, 45 Fight Cards Slated

    The UFC held a sizable news conference in its "The Time is Now" event, with plenty of fighters dropping quotes and a couple fight announcements to boot. The biggest announcement, however, came in the form of the promotion's complete 2015 schedule...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 29,822 reads 31 comments

  21. Bellator's Next Big Star: Joe Schilling Blows Up Fan Favorite Melvin Manhoef

    There was plenty of entertainment to be had during Saturday night's MMA tripleheader, where UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 all fought for fight fans' attention...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 6,132 reads 8 comments

  22. Bellator 131 Results: Burning Questions for Bellator Heading into 2015

    Bellator 131 is in the books! The results* are as follows: Main Card Tito Ortiz def. Stephan Bonnar via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler via TKO (punches), Round 4, 3:48 Joe Schilling def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 5,221 reads 4 comments

  23. UFC 180 Results: Burning Questions Entering UFC Fight Night 57

    UFC 180 is in the books. The results are as follows: UFC 180 Main Card Fabricio Werdum def. Mark Hunt, TKO (Round 2, 2:27) Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger, submission (Round 1, 4:46) Ricardo Lamas def...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 9,064 reads 18 comments

  24. UFC 180 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Werdum vs. Hunt Fight Card

    On a night where the top three promotions in the United States were all simultaneously clamoring for your attention, UFC 180 didn't disappoint...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 2,125 reads 67 comments

  25. Colby Covington: Jon Jones 'Threw People Through Windows' in College

    Jon Jones is absolutely fearsome inside the Octagon, but that scariness is not new, according to Jones' college roommate, Colby Covington ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 5 months ago 22,672 reads 26 comments