1. Projecting the 2015 Title Challengers for Each Division

    If there's one thing that Dana White wants you to believe right now , it's that 2015 is going to be a big year for the UFC. Take a second to realize that the UFC will welcome the new year with Jon Jones vs...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 days ago 5,358 reads 11 comments

  2. Chael Sonnen's 10 Most Memorable Soundbites

    Conor McGregor, with his silver tongue and gold pocket watches, has taken the MMA world by storm. He's a can't-miss fighter looking to leapfrog past some of the best, most qualified ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 4 days ago 7,792 reads 24 comments

  3. The 11 Best Fighters of Mexican Heritage in MMA History

    Whether it was Julio Cesar Chavez's dominance through the 1980s and early '90s, Oscar De La Hoya's days as the Golden Boy in the 1990s and early 2000s or Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's ongoing ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 10 days ago 4,195 reads 26 comments

  4. Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Times are tough for the top mixed martial arts promotion on the planet. While it once planned to bring the undisputed baddest man on the planet to the very soil into which his family ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 13 days ago 3,285 reads 8 comments

  5. Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    Friday night's main event in Sydney, Australia will play host to more than just a fight between two of the best middleweights on the planet...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 16 days ago 2,469 reads 4 comments

  6. 15 Fights We'd Love to See Anderson Silva Take with His New Contract

    The entire MMA community participated in a collective groan when Anderson Silva first broke his leg on Chris Weidman's knee at UFC 168...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 20 days ago 25,506 reads 50 comments

  7. UFC: Will Ronda Rousey vs. Cris 'Cyborg' Finally Happen in 2015?

    Ten women have tried; 10 women have failed. Ronda Rousey is, with very little doubt, the best female fighter on the planet. All doubt would cease to exist entirely if not for, you know, her ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 10,743 reads 52 comments

  8. 5 Best Moments of Jose Aldo's Career

    Jose Aldo's latest title defense at UFC 179 will have little impact on his legacy. Sure, Chad Mendes might be able to stamp his place in history by putting an end to Aldo's 17-fight ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 3,265 reads 9 comments

  9. Anderson Silva: Vitor Belfort Is the Most Complete Fighter at 185 Pounds

    Anderson Silva once stood atop the UFC's middleweight mountain, dominating opponent after opponent in mesmerizing and devastating fashion...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 16,060 reads 101 comments

  10. What Is the UFC's Plan for Former Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao?

    Just six months ago, Renan Barao was on top of the world. He wasn't just the UFC's bantamweight champion; he was one of the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 7,949 reads 30 comments

  11. UFC 179: How Aldo vs. Mendes Rematch Might Deviate from the Original

    The date was Jan. 15, 2012. At that point, Junior dos Santos was the best heavyweight on the planet, Anderson Silva was more worried about Chael Sonnen than he was about Chris ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 13,942 reads 49 comments

  12. Roy Nelson and 3 UFC Fighters Who've Lost a Lot of Steam Lately

    Only a handful of UFC fighters are capable of putting impressive streaks together, stringing win after win along as they make their trek toward the top of the divisional mountain...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 21,237 reads 64 comments

  13. What Must Junior Dos Santos Do to Get a 4th Fight with Cain Velasquez?

    On Dec. 13, 2014, it will have been 420 days since the last time we saw former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos take the Octagon...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 27,251 reads 114 comments

  14. 3 Fights for Dan Henderson to Finish out His Hall of Fame Career

    He wasn't always like this. Seventeen years ago, Dan Henderson made his MMA debut at the 1997 Brazil Open. He finished two opponents within six minutes before branding himself as one of the toughest dudes on the planet...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 8,573 reads 52 comments

  15. Sorting out the Contenders, Pretenders in the UFC Middleweight Division

    Atop the middleweight mountain stands Chris Weidman. He's young, big, strong and capable of competing with and defeating everybody who stands in front of him...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 14,125 reads 61 comments

  16. Conor McGregor vs. the Top Featherweights: How Does He Match Up vs. Aldo & Co.?

    Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon against Marcus Brimage as one of the best but unknown European prospects the UFC could find. It took him just one minute and seven seconds to justify the signing...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 18,128 reads 152 comments

  17. Handing out UFC Performance Bonuses for September

    Emblematic of what the UFC strives to accomplish day in and day out, September was a month to remember. We were welcomed with a middleweight rematch between Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 3,196 reads 6 comments

  18. 5 Current UFC Fighters Who've Shown the Most Improvement

    Some fighters are shipped to the UFC with "greatness" stamped onto the package. For example, Anderson Silva immediately made his presence known within the first minute of his UFC debut...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 5,998 reads 12 comments

  19. The Pros and Cons of Fighting in a Smaller UFC Octagon

    Chances are you probably did a double-take when you saw Ben Rothwell and Alistair Overeem take center of the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 50 earlier this month. The heavyweight fighters, already gargantuan in size, seemed bigger...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 6,408 reads 34 comments

  20. 3 Fights That Make Sense for Anderson Silva If Nick Diaz Falls Through

    There were few other fights that the UFC could pull together that would excite fans more than Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz did when the bout was first announced earlier this year...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 2 months ago 26,744 reads 71 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 8,404 reads 27 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 11,006 reads 36 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 6,317 reads 78 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 9,267 reads 20 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 2,739 reads 4 comments