1. Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    UFC 189 is just days away. Hopefully, you've accepted Jose Aldo's injury as fate — as an opportunity for the UFC to finally test Conor McGregor against the sort of competitor that MMA fans have been calling for...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 42,758 reads 196 comments

  2. UFC 189: 5 Reasons to Watch Mendes vs. McGregor Fight Card

    After months of endless anticipation, the biggest fight card of the year is almost here. Kind of. It's hard to imagine this card being worth your while, especially considering ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 36,231 reads 173 comments

  3. Sorting out the UFC Heavyweight Title Picture

    For the first time since we saw Cain Velasquez batter Junior dos Santos for a second time at UFC 166 in October 2013, the heavyweight title picture feels open—wide open...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 11,987 reads 35 comments

  4. Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    In a main event that feels like it was just announced yesterday , the UFC is pitting two of its top 185-pounders center stage in Hollywood, Florida...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 14,277 reads 35 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 70: 3 Reasons to Watch Machida vs. Romero Fight Card

    Just one week after showcasing its newest potential international star in undefeated women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk , the UFC is heading to Hollywood (the Florida one)...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 30,295 reads 31 comments

  6. Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    After a 600-plus-day absence, Cain Velasquez makes his return to the Octagon. And what a time to head back, now that there's a true challenger to his crown (a challenger not named Junior dos Santos, by the way)...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 months ago 11,233 reads 210 comments

  7. UFC 188: Reasons to Watch Velasquez vs. Werdum Fight Card

    We're just a few days removed from the complete and utter—but ultimately welcomed—nonsense that was UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 months ago 4,096 reads 12 comments

  8. UFC 187: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort

    After what's felt like 100 cancellations and postponements, this fight is finally here. Vitor Belfort has taken almost two years off from kicking people in the face to give his ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 months ago 26,889 reads 134 comments

  9. 3 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber

    It seems like things have really slowed for the UFC since Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold took center stage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 months ago 4,447 reads 6 comments

  10. 5 Fighters Ready to Make the Jump into the UFC

    Being a UFC fighter may not have quite the same perks it once did (just ask the dozens of fighters who've voiced their opinions against the promotion's controversial Reebok sponsorship)...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 months ago 10,118 reads 45 comments

  11. Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Maybe you're the type who actually prefers this fight over the one that was supposed to be. Maybe you didn't want to see the pound-for-pound king try to get past who is, for all intents and purposes, the final challenger to his light heavyweight crown.

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 months ago 11,397 reads 59 comments

  12. Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Saturday night's main event between Lyoto Machida and Luke Rockhold feels like one of those fights that can't disappoint (logically, it probably will). You have two guys who are comfortable taking the fight anywhere it may go...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 13,651 reads 64 comments

  13. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold

    April is scheduled to play host to four UFC events. Saturday's showcase—headlined by a middleweight clash between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 23,631 reads 67 comments

  14. The 5 Must-See MMA Fights to See in April

    Clear your calendars, ladies and gents. There's a full schedule of mixed martial arts on deck for the month of April...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 8,958 reads 29 comments

  15. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 63

    April marks the start of a long and heavy run of MMA —even for the UFC's round-the-clock standards...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 21,699 reads 34 comments

  16. Power Ranking the 5 Best UFC Fights Currently on the Books for 2015

    Between UFC 176's Aldo vs. Mendes, UFC 175's Weidman vs. Machida, UFC 171's Hendricks vs. Lawler and UFC Fight Night 40's Brown vs. Silva, 2014 was a pretty good year to watch fights...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 3,924 reads 13 comments

  17. The 3 Biggest Stars Who Emerged from UFC 185

    How wrong we were. Anthony Pettis was supposed to take another step toward the top of the pound-for-pound mountain after destroying a tough Rafael dos Anjos. That didn't happen...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 6 months ago 3,525 reads 3 comments

  18. Anthony Pettis vs. Rafael Dos Anjos: A Full Head-To-Toe Breakdown for UFC 185

    UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos are scheduled to take the center of the Octagon on Saturday inside of the American Airlines Center in Dallas...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 6 months ago 12,153 reads 42 comments

  19. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC 185

    The best lightweight fighter on the planet only fought once in 2014. It lasted six minutes, 53 seconds. Rightfully so, the world wants more of Anthony Pettis as he takes another ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 6 months ago 23,577 reads 97 comments

  20. Anderson Silva: 'I Do Not Know What to Apologize For'

    It's been about two weeks since the greatest fighter in the history of combat sports tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. It's been about two days since the Nevada State Athletic Commission penalized him for his actions...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 6 months ago 32,962 reads 195 comments

  21. Dana White: Anderson Silva's Failed Test Screwed Me Up for a Few Days

    It's fair to say Anderson Silva 's failed test prior to UFC 183 messed with all of our heads a bit. UFC President Dana White is no exception to the rule...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 7 months ago 19,115 reads 78 comments

  22. 5 MMA Fighters and Their Biggest Regrets

    Nobody is perfect. Even a person who's capable of holding onto the most prestigious title in combat sports for seven years has the capacity of making choices he would live to regret ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 7 months ago 9,443 reads 37 comments

  23. The 5 Heaviest Hitters in MMA Right Now

    Odds are, if you find your eyes currently gliding across this screen from one line to the next, you're an MMA fan...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 7 months ago 43,834 reads 127 comments

  24. Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown for UFC 183

    It's been too long, and what a wait it's been. A gruesome broken leg prevented Anderson Silva from stepping inside of the cage for over a year...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 7 months ago 15,634 reads 31 comments

  25. Power Ranking Middleweight Contenders' Chances vs. Chris Weidman

    We're about 18 months into the new era of middleweight champion Chris Weidman . Ever since that historic night inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 162, the world has begun familiarizing itself with this new breed...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 7 months ago 10,377 reads 59 comments