1. 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 3 days ago 15,414 reads 100 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 7,703 reads 30 comments

  3. 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 5 days ago 13,475 reads 49 comments

  4. 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 7 days ago 19,798 reads 64 comments

  5. 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 8 days ago 25,821 reads 114 comments

  6. 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 12 days ago 8,129 reads 52 comments

  7. 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 13 days ago 13,899 reads 61 comments

  8. 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 16 days ago 17,861 reads 152 comments

  9. 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 20 days ago 3,146 reads 6 comments

  10. 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 20 days ago 5,928 reads 12 comments

  11. 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 29 days ago 6,305 reads 34 comments

  12. 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 30 days ago 26,457 reads 71 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 8,352 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 month ago 10,944 reads 36 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 6,190 reads 79 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 9,178 reads 20 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 2,627 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 4,891 reads 13 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 5,618 reads 29 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 9,696 reads 83 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 13,732 reads 71 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 6,411 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 4,166 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 7,213 reads 41 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 4,778 reads 19 comments