1. Bellator 142 Salaries: Tito Ortiz Earns 6 Times More Than the Man Who Beat Him

    Behold the power of celebrity. On Wednesday, MMA Junkie reported the fighter salaries (provided by the California State Athletic Commission) from Bellator 142, and the information was revealing...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 12,108 reads 3 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 75: Gegard Mousasi's Quest to Get over the Hump

    Saitama Super Arena is MMA 's answer to Lambeau Field. It's more than famous. It's more than historic. It's venerable. No one has to tell Gegard Mousasi this...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 3,539 reads 4 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 75: Who's on the Hot Seat in Japan?

    In the cathedral that is Saitama Super Arena in Japan, UFC Fight Night 75 goes down this weekend. Given that Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson are doing battle to close out the evening, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 3,510 reads 3 comments

  4. The Beaten Path: Longtime Prospect Gleristone Santos Is Ready for Bellator Debut

    Do the career arithmetic on Gleristone Santos, and things get a little fuzzy. He’s only 27 years old, but has somehow racked up a professional record of 27-4. He began in 2005, which means he was 17 when he began fighting in his native Brazil...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 5,429 reads 1 comments

  5. Urijah Faber-Duane Ludwig Feud Intensifies, Faber Blames 'The Ultimate Fighter'

    Two of MMA 's most high-profile camp leaders are going at it tooth and nail, with the media as their weapon of choice...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 9,852 reads 14 comments

  6. Gegard Mousasi: Nick Diaz 5-Year Suspension 'Way Too Harsh'

    Add another name to the list of prominent MMA fighters who believe Nick Diaz 's suspension to be excessive...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 4,433 reads 22 comments

  7. The Beaten Path: Julio Arce Is New York's Newest MMA Prospect

    You’re an MMA fighter and you have a day off. From training, the diet, the whole thing. Julio Arce, what do you want to do? Two words. Bacon milkshake. “You take a chocolate or a vanilla milkshake,” he explains...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 3,629 reads 2 comments

  8. UFC Signs Polish MMA Prospects Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Damian Grabowski

    UFC officials on Monday announced the signings of women's strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz and heavyweight Damian Grabowski , both well-regarded MMA prospects hailing from Poland...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 2,979 reads 3 comments

  9. Phoenix Jones Says He Saved Man from Pistol-Whipping Attack

    Apparently it wasn't enough for Phoenix Jones to get his first win for World Series of Fighting. He says he had to stop a violent crime in the streets, too...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 133,295 reads 30 comments

  10. Jon Jones Plea Hearing Established in Felony Hit-and-Run Case

    Jon Jones , who was stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title earlier this year following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run vehicle collision, will appear in court later this month for what could be a critical hearing in the case...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 11,262 reads 50 comments

  11. Liam McGeary and the 10 Best Fighters in Bellator MMA Right Now

    As you may be aware, Bellator 142 goes down this Saturday from one of MMA 's more history-laden settings, San Jose, California...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 15,853 reads 38 comments

  12. 5 Reasons to Care About Bellator Dynamite

    Bellator 142 is going down this weekend. That's right; this very weekend. Friday, to be exact. But the thing about this Bellator event is that it's not just any Bellator event...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 6,981 reads 13 comments

  13. UFC Fighter Henry Cejudo Refuses to Fight in Nevada After Nick Diaz's Suspension

    Henry Cejudo , an undefeated UFC flyweight and an Olympic gold-medal wrestler, announced Wednesday he will no longer compete in the state of Nevada following the state athletic commission's five-year suspension of Nick Diaz ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 22,707 reads 116 comments

  14. The 10 Greatest Moments of Nick Diaz's MMA Career

    If you fixate on one particular corner of the MMA fan sphere, it can seem like the sky is always falling. Some terrible injustice or indignity is constantly gripping the sport, harming and embarrassing it and all of its affiliates...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 10 months ago 38,413 reads 33 comments

  15. Jake Shields Gets Community Service for Role in Fight with Rousimar Palhares

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed out some discipline to a California MMA fighter at their Monday hearing. No, we're not talking about Nick Diaz ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 4,709 reads 15 comments

  16. Tim Sylvia Blasts Dana White, Recalls Potential Brock Lesnar Bout

    It's hard to remember an MMA career more turbulent than Tim Sylvia 's. The two-time UFC heavyweight champion, who pairs wins over Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell with losses ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 22,089 reads 70 comments

  17. Fabricio Werdum Ready for Winter Return, Sooner Than Dana White's Original Claim

    Fabricio Werdum wants to return by December or January—as many as three months earlier than UFC President Dana White 's recent claim that the heavyweight champion didn't want to fight again until March...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 4,448 reads 24 comments

  18. MMA May Be Less Risky to the Brain Than Boxing, but It's Still Pretty Darn Risky

    You can hold off on that sigh of relief. A headline from earlier this summer may initially have seemed to provide comfort to the MMA community, when a study published by the Canadian ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 5,294 reads 9 comments

  19. Demian Maia vs. Gunnar Nelson Rounds Out a Massive UFC 194 Lineup

    Break out the chicken-bone crosses. Fight fans have to be pulling out all the stops to keep UFC 194 from falling victim to the injury jinx...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 16,550 reads 54 comments

  20. UFC 191: Francisco Rivera Won't Let John Lineker 'Have His Way' at Bantamweight

    Even when he’s sticking to the boilerplate, Francisco Rivera manages to sound menacing. “I don’t talk crap,” Rivera said in an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 892 reads 4 comments

  21. UFC 191: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    On Saturday, we, the MMA fans, are going down to the crossroads. How good is Demetrious Johnson ? How good is John Dodson? Do we enjoy watching or care about flyweights, like, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 18,754 reads 68 comments

  22. UFC 191: Paul Felder Is Not Just Some Spinning Piece of Meat (or Maybe He Is)

    Paul Felder knows exactly what you think of him: a prelim pyrotechnician , throwing spinning knockout blows to dazzle and amaze...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 5,701 reads 8 comments

  23. The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in September

    If you like MMA prospects, you've come to the right month. The sport is snapping out of the summer doldrums in a big way, and the result is a glut of events, regional, international and otherwise...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 7,554 reads 4 comments

  24. Johnson vs. Dodson 2: A Complete Guide to UFC 191 Full Fight Card

    This is an interesting test case for the flyweight division. Demetrious Johnson is one of the best MMA fighters on planet Earth. He's currently No. 3 overall in the UFC's official rankings ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 11,412 reads 38 comments

  25. The Ultimate Fighter Cast for Conor McGregor vs. Urijah Faber Revealed

    Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber have reportedly had their share of run-ins . They will have plenty more opportunities to clash when they coach against each other on the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 11 months ago 8,509 reads 16 comments