1. Brian Stann Q&A: High Stakes in the Main Event and Beyond at UFC Ottawa

    On one side, a title shot hangs in the balance. On the other side, a win could mean a huge payoff in free agency...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 1,591 reads 3 comments

  2. The Beaten Path: Middleweight Prospect Phil Hawes Makes a Powerful Sales Pitch

    Aluminum siding salesmen, take note. This is how you close a deal. It takes guts to be an MMA fighter...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 9,912 reads 8 comments

  3. Brock Lesnar Will Represent Canada, Not U.S., at UFC 200

    He was born in South Dakota. He first gained fame in Minnesota. Now, though, Brock Lesnar has fled north of the border and will represent his adopted home nation of Canada when he fights at UFC 200...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 69,092 reads 64 comments

  4. Cody Garbrandt Details Backstage Dustup with Dominick Cruz

    Apparently, Dominick Cruz isn't done with Team Alpha Male just yet. At least not if Team Alpha Male has anything to do with it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 30,957 reads 104 comments

  5. UFC Grants Brock Lesnar A Special Exemption on Drug Testing

    If you're a professional fighter coming out of retirement, you have to notify the UFC and its drug-testing partner, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, four months in advance. Unless, that is, the UFC says you don't...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 84,792 reads 200 comments

  6. Dana White Talks About Problems in Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz Negotiations

    UFC President Dana White has had some problems negotiating recently with two of the UFC's biggest fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 46,538 reads 61 comments

  7. UFC 199: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    UFC 199 goes down this Saturday in the House that Magic Built, also known as the Forum in Inglewood, California. You know what that means: It's showtime...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 16,935 reads 40 comments

  8. UFC 199: The Definitive Timeline of the Dominick Cruz-Urijah Faber Beef

    "Check the record, bud." With this awesomely tepid verbal blast , the hype for Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz III was off and running. Could there have been a spicier soundbite? Yes...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 15,340 reads 26 comments

  9. Super Prospect Darrion Caldwell, Melvin Guillard Top Bellator 159 Card

    Darrion Caldwell, a national college wrestling champion and one of the brightest up-and-coming bantamweights in MMA , will vie for a title shot this summer when he faces Joe Taimanglo in the main event of Bellator 159...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 3,666 reads 4 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 88 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Las Vegas

    UFC Fight Night 88 flew under the radar a bit. With the Sunday card wedged between higher-wattage pay-per-view cards and stashed in the guts of a holiday weekend, it's understandable that fans might overlook this event...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 44,804 reads 67 comments

  11. Video: UFC Featherweight Dennis Bermudez Sets New Guinness World Record

    Dennis Bermudez is a man of many parts. One part is his fighting ability as an accomplished veteran in the UFC's featherweight division. He's currently ranked No. 8 among 145-pounders in the official UFC rankings ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 1 month ago 66,145 reads 33 comments

  12. Nate Diaz Honored by California State Government for Beating Conor McGregor

    Nate Diaz is, indeed, a credit to the community. The 209 is moving up in the world. At least if Diaz —arguably the area code's most famous current resident—has anything to say about it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 15,326 reads 49 comments

  13. A Conflict of Interests: MMA Promotion Execs Scrutinized for Managing Fighters

    Update : After the publication of this report, Ali Abdel-Aziz contacted Bleacher Report to discuss his tenure with and departure from World Series of Fighting. "I'm not perfect," Abdel-Aziz said...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 40,110 reads 26 comments

  14. Video: Rousimar Palhares, Mayhem Miller Both Lose by Stoppage at Minor MMA Event

    Rousimar Palhares, the notorious submission grappler banned by both the UFC and World Series of Fighting, lost by first-round knockout Saturday at Venator FC 3, a small MMA promotion based in Italy...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 60,826 reads 22 comments

  15. Would New Free Agent Will Brooks Be a Good Addition to UFC Lightweight Roster?

    Will Brooks has been released by Bellator . But this isn't just any release. Brooks was Bellator 's reigning lightweight champion. The 29-year-old hasn't lost in more than three years...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 8,974 reads 16 comments

  16. UFC 198 Fight Card: The 5 Greatest Heavyweights in UFC History

    This Saturday, UFC 198 goes down from Curitiba, Brazil. At the top of the card, Fabricio Werdum defends his UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 2 months ago 18,269 reads 54 comments

  17. Smiles Make Fights: Is Phil Davis' Newfound Joy Enough to Get Him to the Top?

    Put aside the talk of wrestling. Yes, Phil Davis thinks his is the best. Forget about King Mo ' s punching power. Spoiler alert: Davis isn’t worried about it...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 2,976 reads 9 comments

  18. UFC Fight Night 87 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Rotterdam

    If you like the big boys, UFC Fight Night 87 was for you. The main and co-main events of the card, which took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and aired Sunday afternoon in the United States, featured heavyweight fighters...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 26,194 reads 42 comments

  19. The Beaten Path: Prospect Albert 'Einstein' Tumenov Is a Human Calculator

    You can almost hear the turning gears in Albert Tumenov's brain. And there are still two more days until he fights...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 4,453 reads 9 comments

  20. Cris Cyborg Trolls Ronda Rousey over Recent Beach Workout

    Is Cris Cyborg a master troll, or did Ronda Rousey bring this on herself? Reasonable people can debate, but there can be no disagreement on one key point: Cyborg just got off a sick burn...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 194,837 reads 164 comments

  21. The Beaten Path: 4 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in May

    The world of MMA prospects is really opening up. Hardcore fans know the usual suspects — those smaller shows that incubate up-and-comers for the big time...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 9,839 reads 10 comments

  22. Bellator's Jordan Parsons Reportedly Has Full Leg Amputated After Hit-and-Run

    Jordan Parsons, 25, a fighter competing in Bellator MMA 's featherweight division, has lost his entire right leg after a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Florida...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 13,809 reads 21 comments

  23. Lance Palmer Discusses Why He Lost His Title, and Isn't Leaving Team Alpha Male

    Things are a lot sunnier now in Lance Palmer Land than they were four months ago. December 18 wasn’t exactly a banner day for The Party...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 10,113 reads 2 comments

  24. 10 UFC Fighters Who Have Fallen on Hard Times

    Into every life, a little rain must fall. And sometimes the roof is a little leakier in MMA . Like a major league pitcher with a million dollar fastball, when a fighter's skills go, they go ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 34,525 reads 34 comments

  25. MMA and Boxing Greats Call for Answers on Fighter Brain Health Questions

    WASHINGTON — As it stands, no one can diagnose CTE in a person while that person is still alive. A group of doctors, lawmakers and fighters are working hard to change that, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 3 months ago 7,614 reads 22 comments