1. MMA in 2014: Grading the Top 25 UFC Fighters

    Mixed martial arts in 2014 had the potential of being so much more, and yet it still provided us with some of the better fights and performances that we'll likely harbor in our Rolodex of memories for the years to come...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 3 days ago 17,397 reads 67 comments

  2. Jon Jones Receives Random Drug Test Ahead of UFC 182 Fight with Daniel Cormier

    It seems as if the Nevada State Athletic Commission is testing to make sure none of the bad blood between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier has led to bad blood within the champion himself...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 8 days ago 15,551 reads 51 comments

  3. Why Rory MacDonald Isn't Getting His Title Shot Against Robbie Lawler

    After much speculation, Rory MacDonald will not be getting his first title shot in the UFC. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, the UFC brass called MacDonald to update the status of his once-promised title shot...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 8 days ago 16,565 reads 87 comments

  4. Does Lyoto Machida Have 1 More Title Run Left in Dense MW Division?

    Fourteen straight victories to start his career bought Lyoto Machida a chance at the ultracoveted UFC light heavyweight belt...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 10 days ago 9,595 reads 55 comments

  5. Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    The UFC will travel to South America for the final show of its 2014 campaign. With it, the promotion brings a former UFC light heavyweight champion and former middleweight title contender in Lyoto Machida to take on rising middleweight C...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 11 days ago 9,165 reads 32 comments

  6. Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva Is Making Bad Choices

    Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were never close friends. By most accounts, they've been enemies for a long, long time...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 24 days ago 6,669 reads 8 comments

  7. Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title in an impressive first-round submission victory in August 2013. He'll step in to defend his title on Dec...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 24 days ago 9,995 reads 19 comments

  8. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler II: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    It only took five rounds for the first part of this story to brand itself into an instant classic. After five close rounds , Johny Hendricks walked away with the title he felt ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 25 days ago 16,552 reads 79 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 5,633 reads 11 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 9,078 reads 28 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 4,394 reads 26 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 3,388 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 2,527 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 25,704 reads 50 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 11,712 reads 52 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 3,310 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 16,144 reads 101 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 8,016 reads 30 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 13,989 reads 49 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 21,308 reads 64 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 27,494 reads 114 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 8,658 reads 52 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 14,188 reads 61 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 18,194 reads 152 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 3,221 reads 6 comments