1. UFC 213 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Romero vs. Whittaker Card

    Well, this was an interesting one. Hours before UFC 213 was set to go down in Las Vegas, one half of the evening's main event, women's bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes , was confirmed out of her bout with Valentina Shevchenko...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 56,694 reads 0 comments

  2. Best-Laid Plans: Inside the Disastrous Debut of MMA Super-Prospect Aaron Pico

    There’s an old joke. How do you make God laugh? Make a plan. Fifty hours before his humbling in front of the entire sports world, the greatest prospect in MMA history leapt out of bed...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 60,696 reads 0 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 112 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

    UFC Fight Night 112 goes down Sunday from Oklahoma City. The card is interesting enough, but one might describe the better matchups more as curiosities than as top-level fights with divisional implications...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 30,633 reads 0 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 111: 3 Fights You Can't Miss in Singapore

    Sometimes "can't" feels like such a strong word. The UFC traveled halfway around the globe to Singapore for UFC Fight Night 111. It airs this Saturday on UFC Fight Pass, the company's subscription streaming service...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 13,878 reads 0 comments

  5. MMA Fight Called Off After Cringeworthy Groin Kick

    As most any man can tell you, a kick to the groin is a special combination of misery. Like a headache, intestinal distress, a punch to the stomach and an anxiety attack all rolled into one and localized in the most sensitive part of your body...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 152,168 reads 0 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 110 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from New Zealand

    The heavyweights rumbled like thunder in a land down under. Saturday at UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland, New Zealand, the two hardest hitters in the UFC squared off against each other...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 21,877 reads 0 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 110: 3 Fights You Can't Miss in New Zealand

    Oh boy. Man. This card is not good. Last weekend, fight fans were treated to major fireworks at UFC 212. In that main event, Max Holloway found his footing, knocked out Jose Aldo and captured the undisputed featherweight title...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 11,259 reads 0 comments

  8. Wild MMA Exchange Ends with Faceplant KO

    Wait for it. Wait through the wild brawl that took place last weekend at Spartacus Fighting Championship 5 in the MMA hotbed of Sofia, Bulgaria, (and shared Wednesday afternoon by Twitter user Caposa )...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 75,791 reads 0 comments

  9. UFC 212 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Aldo vs. Holloway Fight Card

    UFC 212 went down Saturday from one of the world's true capitals of combat sports: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In a lot of minds, the evening's main event lost some luster before it was ever booked...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 67,059 reads 0 comments

  10. The Complete Guide to UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway

    UFC 212 goes down Saturday from one of the world's great capitals of combat, Rio de Janeiro. What better reason to return to this fighting mecca than by putting one of the best Brazilian ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 15,573 reads 0 comments

  11. Germaine de Randamie Should Be Punished for Running from Cyborg Justino

    There are always reasons why. People give and receive excuses all the time. It's one of the things that human beings do to get along with the other human beings...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 18,354 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC Fight Night 109 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

    Flying through the clouds, below the radar and touching down in Stockholm, Sweden, it's UFC Fight Night 109. With so many of the sport's top stars out of action or indisposed, some of these events have a hard time taking on real gravitas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 17,786 reads 0 comments

  13. Meet Gokhan Saki, the Kickboxer Who's About to Take the UFC by Storm

    When life presents you with an opportunity, you have to capitalize on that opportunity. It's not Rimbaud, but it's good life advice nonetheless. And it had to be what Gokhan Saki was thinking...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 19,341 reads 0 comments

  14. MMA Fighter's Mother Slaps Her Son After TKO Defeat

    Ronda Rousey's mom approves. Another hard-driving MMA matriarch burst on to the scene Thursday at the Fight Nights Global 67 event in Russia...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 317,859 reads 0 comments

  15. Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker Face Off in July for Interim UFC Middleweight Belt

    Is it possible for an interim title fight to carry more electricity than the real thing? That may be just the situation in the UFC middleweight division...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 13,359 reads 0 comments

  16. 'We're Just Cattle to Them': Rory MacDonald Speaks Out on UFC, Bellator Debut

    People still ask him about it. They ask him about the violence of it, the pain, that 10,000-mile stare. They wonder about the determination that appeared to derive from some obscure part of the brain overlooked by evolution...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 27,867 reads 0 comments

  17. UFC 211 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2

    After an extended period of UFC cards of spotty quality, UFC 211 came along and reminded hardcore fans of what the sport's top promotion can do when it really sets its mind to it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 24,080 reads 0 comments

  18. The Complete Guide to UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2

    Start the Dallas theme song . Now slowly fold in the fisticuffs. Don't be stingy, either. Now we've got something. Welcome once again to big league MMA ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 4 months ago 32,207 reads 0 comments

  19. Demian Maia, Nate Diaz and the Best Active UFC Fighters to Never Win UFC Gold

    Marino. Malone. Moss. Maia? The jiu-jitsu world champ and current UFC contender has torn off six straight wins, several of them over the company's top welterweights...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 16,473 reads 0 comments

  20. Back from the Dead? MMA Fighter Recovers from Apparent Knockout, Shocks Opponent

    Never turn your back on an opponent. Heavyweight MMA fighter Scott Hope received a hard reminder on that front Saturday, when his opponent returned from seeming oblivion to resume the fight...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 24,495 reads 0 comments

  21. It's Time to Slow Down the Francis Ngannou Heavyweight Hype

    No one in their right mind would ever drink out of a puddle. Until you find yourself dying of thirst in the desert. Then, suddenly, puddle water is delicious. It's refreshing and earthy and not at all repugnant...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 18,000 reads 0 comments

  22. Nick and Nate Diaz Hit Los Angeles with Anthony Bourdain on 'Parts Unknown'

    For all their popularity, the Diaz brothers are notoriously reclusive. So it was a special—if slightly jarring—treat for MMA fans when Nick and Nate Diaz sat down ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 13,391 reads 0 comments

  23. The Case Against Every UFC Champion

    Champions are champions for a reason. But they're never infallible, especially in a crucible as intense as MMA . Reams of pixels, if pixels can truly be said to exist on reams, are regularly generated on what makes each reigning UFC champion great...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 46,659 reads 0 comments

  24. Super Prospect Aaron Pico on Bellator Debut and Working with Freddie Roach

    0-0. In certain contexts, it's a pretty auspicious pro MMA record. One of those contexts occurs when you see the 0-0 on a pay-per-view card...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 15,276 reads 0 comments

  25. Diego Sanchez Believes Medical Marijuana Caused Heart Problems

    Diego Sanchez has a lot of stories to tell, about fighting and life. His latest? That medical marijuana caused him to have serious heart problems that, for a time, left him concerned about the future of his fight career and even his life...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 40,531 reads 0 comments