1. UFC's 3 Biggest Underachievers

    Not every fighter in the UFC is destined for greatness. Sometimes, even the greatest of fighters with seemingly boundless potential hit an unexpected wall. Maybe they can't handle the step up in competition...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 12 hours ago 4,469 reads 15 comments

  2. Predicting and Previewing the Next Title Fight in All 9 UFC Weight Classes

    The first eight months of 2014 haven't been the most stellar for the UFC or its fans. We were supposed to be greeted into the new year with the return of its bantamweight champion—Dominick ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 day ago 9,160 reads 27 comments

  3. Can Johny Hendricks Be an All-Time Great Welterweight Champion?

    First there was Matt Hughes , who had two stints as the UFC's welterweight champion for a total of 1,577 days. He clobbered opponent after opponent as he became the first great welterweight champion of the modern UFC era...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 days ago 5,584 reads 78 comments

  4. Jon Jones Kicking Bag Just 2 Weeks After Knee Surgery

    The fight that could have been was just three weeks away from today. If not for an unfortunate knee injury to the champion, we'd all be three weeks away from the best pay-per-view card of the year...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 14 days ago 8,967 reads 20 comments

  5. Alistair Overeem in a Must-Win Fight Against Ben Rothwell

    Alistair Overeem stepped into the Octagon on Dec. 30, 2011 against Brock Lesnar as the best heavyweight fighter without any Octagon experience...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 15 days ago 2,486 reads 4 comments

  6. UFC Pulling out All the Stops to Ensure Success in Mexico City

    The United States, Canada, Brazil, Sweden, Ireland, England, Japan, China, New Zealand, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and now Mexico...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 17 days ago 4,760 reads 13 comments

  7. Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Gegard Mousasi first met in the Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix final in 2008...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 17 days ago 5,567 reads 29 comments

  8. Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Is the Fight to Make

    As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 22 days ago 9,559 reads 83 comments

  9. Benson Henderson and the 5 Best Fighters Fans Love to Hate

    Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet probably gets you a ticket into the UFC. Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet doesn't make you an automatic qualifier as a fan favorite, though...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 24 days ago 13,667 reads 71 comments

  10. Gunnar Nelson's Showdown with Rick Story Will Tell Us How Far Icelander Can Go

    At 13 years old, Gunnar Nelson started training in Goju -Ryu karate. Two years later, he won the Icelandic Juvenile Kumite Championship title. That explains his Lyoto Machida -like stance inside the Octagon...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 28 days ago 6,127 reads 12 comments

  11. Cub Swanson Shouldn't Have to Fight Frankie Edgar...But It Makes Sense

    So, you're on a six-fight winning streak in one of the toughest divisions the UFC has to offer. You've defeated the division's fifth-, 10th-, 11th- and 14th-ranked fighters in the process...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 29 days ago 3,979 reads 32 comments

  12. Carlos Condit: Why We Can't Wait for the Return of the Natural Born Killer

    Few men on this planet are capable of taking a Greg Jackson game plan and renovating it into something casual fans consistently revel upon. Carlos Condit is one of those men...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 6,541 reads 41 comments

  13. Khabib Nurmagomedov and 4 Injured Fighters Who Will Make Impact Upon Return

    Mixed martial arts is one of the most grueling sports in the world. At its worst, it forces the best fighters on the planet to train for a potentially unpredictable 25-minute war...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 4,645 reads 19 comments

  14. Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: The Greatest Hits in Their War of Words

    As if Jon Jones , Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Dominick Cruz, Tim Kennedy and Cat Zingano weren't enough reasons to tune into UFC 178 on Sept...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 16,144 reads 36 comments

  15. Predicting the Biggest UFC Fights of 2015

    UFC fans are sitting pretty. Even through the first eight months of the year, fans have already been fortunate enough to watch Renan Barao cement his dominance with a one-sided TKO victory against Urijah Faber in February, only to have T...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 14,388 reads 44 comments

  16. Yoel Romero Is a Middleweight Title Dark Horse

    Chris Weidman's busy defending his title. Anderson Silva's busy preparing for his comeback. Vitor Belfort 's busy brushing off his critics. Luke Rockhold 's busy vying to replace Belfort as one of his biggest critics...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 7,225 reads 35 comments

  17. 5 UFC Rematches We'd Love to See

    Sequels have their place in Hollywood—they have their place in MMA , too. Because for every Batman Begins that we may get, there's a The Dark Knight out there waiting to be filmed...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 7,714 reads 47 comments

  18. Top 5 UFC Fighters Who Should Change Divisions Today

    Changing weight classes has become a mainstay in today's MMA culture. Much like the Hollywood reboot, changing divisions remains one of the most valuable cards any fighter holds in his or her back pocket when things get rough...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 11,985 reads 18 comments

  19. 8 Fighters with the Most Fan-Friendly Styles

    Whether you’re of the brand who only tunes in when Anderson Silva steps into the cage or the type that watches every single MMA event regardless of the shape of the cage, ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 89 reads 38 comments

  20. Daniel Cormier to Train with Anderson Silva Ahead of Title Bout with Jon Jones

    Daniel Cormier will be stepping into the cage at UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to face off against Jon Jones ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 16,900 reads 117 comments

  21. Handing out UFC Performance Bonuses for July

    And just like that, July is coming to an end. We were greeted with a highly anticipated title bout between the new middleweight emperor Chris Weidman and a valiant challenger ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 2,718 reads 4 comments

  22. 3 Reasons We Need Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort...and 1 Reason We Don't

    He's the No. 1 Contender All TRT discussions aside, Vitor Belfort has been on a colossal tear as of late—leaving his last three opponents with foggy memories of blitzing hand strikes and concussive head kicks...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 12,399 reads 88 comments

  23. Is a Rivalry Brewing Between Nova Uniao and Team Alpha Male?

    Most MMA fans, no matter the age, get the opportunity to gaze upon a genuine rivalry between two elite fighters in their lifetime. They square off back and forth, split victories and keep fans hungry...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 11,598 reads 47 comments

  24. UFC on Fox 12: Is Matt Brown in over His Head Against Robbie Lawler?

    Matt Brown once authored a 12-11 record as a professional mixed martial artist , leaving many questioning whether or not The Immortal had a place among the sport’s elite...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 16,456 reads 155 comments

  25. 5 Best Moments of BJ Penn's Career

    Contrary to what our short-term memory wants us to believe, BJ Penn will still go down as the most dominant UFC lightweight champion ever...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 2,418 reads 11 comments