1. 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 5 months ago 16,493 reads 54 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 885 reads 4 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 18,706 reads 68 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 5,691 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 7,500 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 11,358 reads 38 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 8,438 reads 16 comments

  8. Weight Cutting: Solving 'The Biggest Problem in Combat Sports'

    The tipping point was blood. When your talents for hand-to-hand combat put food on the table and shelter overhead, the sight of your own blood usually isn’t enough to make a memory...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 334,315 reads 107 comments

  9. Strange Strawweight Title-Fight Story Continues, Gadelha Says She's Not Injured

    The reports of Claudia Gadelha 's injury have been greatly exaggerated. That's according to the woman herself, who tweeted Sunday that she is not injured and is ready to challenge ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 1,795 reads 6 comments

  10. Bellator Unveils 4-Man, 1-Night Light Heavyweight Tournament for September

    Bellator Dynamite looks like it could be packed with, well, you know. Organizers of the September 19 event are pulling out all kinds of stops to garner fan interest, and on Friday ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 8,663 reads 23 comments

  11. The Beaten Path: Prospect Brent Primus Traded His Own Business for MMA Gloves

    Brent Primus was kicked out of his home when he was 13. For years, he bounced around, picking berries, selling rugs, mopping convenience store floors to make money. Then, one day, he found his calling: lawn care...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 5,400 reads 2 comments

  12. Lightweight Frankie Perez Retires Immediately After 1st UFC Win

    It took Frankie Perez less than one minute to notch his first UFC victory. Five minutes later, he retired from professional MMA ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 236,971 reads 84 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 74 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Saskatoon

    Fun fights were made for Saskatoon. It may come off as a backhanded compliment, and while it's true that UFC Fight Night 74 was not rife with high-stakes fights or top-ranked fighters, ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 22,119 reads 31 comments

  14. Holloway vs. Oliveira: A Complete Guide to Full UFC Fight Night 74 Card

    They should really call this UFC Saskatoon: Night of 1,000 Cult Faves. Because that's really what UFC Fight Night 74 is. The card, airing Sunday from Saskatchewan, Canada, is not great...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 26,524 reads 40 comments

  15. Raphael Assuncao Injury Setback Further Dims UFC Bantamweight Title Picture

    The good news is Raphael Assuncao 's ankle surgery went well. The bad news is he's not coming back as quickly as originally hoped...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 8,625 reads 68 comments

  16. Bellator Champs Will Brooks, Patricio Freire Get Heated on Twitter

    Well, this is one way to spice up MMA Twitter on a non-MMA weekend. Bellator champions Will Brooks and Patricio Freire did their part Friday afternoon to ensure that the fighting ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 4,337 reads 5 comments

  17. Sara McMann Wants Rematch with Ronda Rousey, Says She Can 'Dethrone' the Champ

    Champions get challenged. That's the way it goes. Is it possible, though, that maybe Sara McMann's challenge carries a little more steam than that of the average fighter? Ronda ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 3,625 reads 16 comments

  18. Reza Madadi, Convicted Burglar, Gets Another Fight in the UFC

    On its face, it was a run-of-the-mill fight announcement. Beneath the surface, it unspooled a different narrative. At UFC Fight Night 77 on Oct...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 7,226 reads 27 comments

  19. Rousimar Palhares and the 5 Dirtiest Fighters in MMA History

    Rousimar Palhares finally exhausted his reserve of plausible deniability l ast week when he gouged the eyes and overcranked the shoulder of Jake Shields at World Series of Fighting 22...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 64,507 reads 150 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 73: Complete Guide to Teixeira vs. Saint Preux Fight Card

    It has been an intense midsummer's dream for UFC fans everywhere. MMA 's lead promotion has hosted seven events since the first day of summer 2015 (June 21, for the record, please consult almanacs for confirmation)...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 16,427 reads 28 comments

  21. The Beaten Path: 5 Top MMA Prospects to Watch in August

    Welcome to the dog days of summer. Everything slows down in August, and MMA is right there with it. Even the UFC, which is always shooting to break its own world record for number ...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 2,949 reads 1 comments

  22. Despite 34-Second KO Loss, Bethe Correia Still Thinks She Can Beat Ronda Rousey

    When it comes to Ronda Rousey, Bethe Correia is downright tenacious, you know, when they're not fighting...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 45,318 reads 168 comments

  23. UFC's Joe Lauzon Breaks Down Palhares' Controversial Submission Tactics

    It's one thing for officials and observers to weigh in on whether Rousimar Palhares holds onto his submission moves too long. When another elite fighter does it, it takes on extra gravitas...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 15,649 reads 48 comments

  24. Claudia Gadelha, Jessica Aguilar, Patrick Cummins to Miss Big Time After UFC 190

    Several fighters—including some winners—are facing lengthy medical suspensions following UFC 190, held Saturday in Rio de Janeiro...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 1,974 reads 2 comments

  25. UFC 190: Did Dana White Just Announce Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Retirement?

    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has had an illustrious MMA career. It's not exactly breaking news, however, that that career has been in decline for several years now...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 6 months ago 5,046 reads 19 comments