1. MMA: An Appreciation of Pure Violence or Why We Love the All-out Brawl

    Sometimes a brawl just works for MMA fans. At least that's what most will argue. Not only do brawls keep crowds awake, but they also emphasizes the "fight" that comes with the warrior spirit that everyone talks about...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 332 reads 2 comments

  2. UFC 155 Results: Junior dos Santos Will Rebound to Help Set Up a Trilogy

    When a monster arrives, everyone knows because of the damage left behind. Cain Velasquez looked every bit of the monster people remembered, and say what you wish about the fact that ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 3,511 reads 12 comments

  3. Court McGee: Can He Become a Player in the Welterweight Division?

    To those who saw UFC 149's prelims on FX , Court McGee found himself robbed of a decision he earned at Nick Ring's expense...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 906 reads 4 comments

  4. UFC 155: 11 Interesting Facts About the Dos Santos vs. Velasquez Fight Card

    UFC 155 takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday, and so far we know plenty about the card to help us get excited...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 1,703 reads 5 comments

  5. Why MMA Fans Need to Embrace Lighter-Weight Fights

    Love them or hate them, you can't deny the quality of the action provided by the fights in the lighter weight classes...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 987 reads 22 comments

  6. UFC on FX 6 Results: Was This the Real Hector Lombard?

    Regardless or whether or not Hector Lombard gets a mulligan for what went down at UFC 149 against Tim Boestch , the real Lombard showed up against Rousimar Palhares at UFC on FX 6 ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 2,388 reads 17 comments

  7. Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker: What Fans Should Look Forward to in This Fight

    Tomorrow night, UFC on FX 6 emanates from Broadbeach , Gold Coast, Australia and features TUF Smashes coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 457 reads 1 comments

  8. UFC on FX 6: Why Hector Lombard Will Knock out Rousimar Palhares

    Say what you want about Hector Lombard ’s UFC debut at UFC 149, but considering that Tim Boetsch did not look all that much more impressive in victory, we should give the former Bellator middleweight champion a little bit of slack...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 2,006 reads 12 comments

  9. Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz: Both Men Want It, so Let the UFC Deliver It

    Normally, I sympathize with those who put true title contenders above potential draws. Why, you ask? I do so because at the end of the day, a contender must make sense, even to ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 2,411 reads 25 comments

  10. UFC 154 Preview: Why a Carlos Condit Victory Should Set Up GSP vs. Nick Diaz

    Everyone that aims to watch UFC 154 will focus on a number of questions. Will cage rust negatively affect Georges St-Pierre? Will Carlos Condit rise to the occasion in his first ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 1,700 reads 3 comments

  11. Are We Expecting Too Much Too Soon from MMA?

    Should we blame MMA fans for expecting so much out of the sport? It's hard to say whether we should or should not...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 2,239 reads 11 comments

  12. WSOF vs. UFC Competition Talks Are Premature, so Let It Go and Let WSOF Grow

    The World Series of Fighting showcased a solid first outing in Las Vegas on Saturday night with the likes of Tyrone Spong , Andrei Arlovski , Anthony Johnson and Josh Burkman earning sound victories...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 1,420 reads 5 comments

  13. Does the UFC Need to Put Title Fights on Fox to Be Successful?

    Let's cut to the chase here: the UFC benefits from signing more title fights to headline FOX cards. Some may ask why, citing the over-saturation of UFC fights and the lack of truly "stacked" cards...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 3,290 reads 27 comments

  14. Worst-Case Scenario for Each UFC Champion in the Next 12 Months

    Every champion must face a worst-case scenario head-on every once in a while. Some get injured, some have bad nights and others show up physically when they know they never showed up mentally on fight night...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 13,647 reads 66 comments

  15. Jake Shields' Positive Drug Test Does Not Overshadow Need for Killer Instinct

    Jake Shields may have popped dirty for a prohibited substance at UFC 150 , but it doesn't change what Shields must do to come back strong in six months...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about over 1 year ago 6,371 reads 14 comments

  16. Jacare Souza vs. Lorenz Larkin: Luke Rockhold's Injury Means It Should Happen

    On Nov. 3, Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold had a date with top contender Lorenz Larkin as the co-main event to Daniel Cormier's final heavyweight bout under the Strikeforce banner...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 527 reads 0 comments

  17. John Dodson vs. Jussier Da Silva Was Great—Too Bad Nobody Cares

    At UFC on FX 5 Friday night, John "The Magician" Dodson and Jussier Da Silva delivered an underrated fight that saw more a tactical "chess match" style of battle than what some MMA fans regularly witness...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 1,478 reads 16 comments

  18. The 5 Best Ways the UFC Can Market the Flyweight and Bantamweight Divisions

    The UFC flyweight and bantamweight divisions deliver some of the sport's most entertaining bouts, yet fans maintain this idea that no matter how deep the talent pool is, and no matter ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 535 reads 2 comments

  19. Knockout of the Day: Ari Santos Blends Two P4P Kings into One Brutal Finish

    What's the best way to describe Nova Uniao prospect Ari Santos' TKO finish of Ducks Team standout Robert Fonseca from Jungle Fight 43 last weekend? That's a serious question, and I don't know if I can articulate a serious answer...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 1,457 reads 6 comments

  20. Erick Silva: Can Silva Pass the Test That Jon Fitch Will Present at UFC 153?

    Even on his own home turf, Erick "Indio" Silva can pass the test that Jon Fitch will present, as the former Purdue Boilermaker steps into Silva's yard at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 1,437 reads 21 comments

  21. UFC on Fuel TV 5 Results: Attention UFC, Don't Stand with Jimi Manuwa

    So, MMA world, what did you learn about Jimi Manuwa today? Allow me to get in before the skeptics point out the cardio and the takedown defense...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 2,672 reads 18 comments

  22. UFC on Fuel TV 5 Prospect Watch: 13 Things You Need to Know About Jimi Manuwa

    Welcome to the UFC, "Poster Boy" Jimi Manuwa. Arguably one of the most dangerous light heavyweight prospects in Europe right now, the Nigerian-English phenomenon cut his teeth in his home country before signing on to a UFC contract this past summer...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 4,138 reads 7 comments

  23. Are There Enough Top-Level Fighters for the Flyweight Division?

    Ever since announcing the birth of their own flyweight division, the UFC has every major flyweight locked down outside of Alliance MMA's Danny Martinez, highly-touted Brazilian prospect ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 480 reads 5 comments

  24. Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar: Why We Will See the Fight of the Year

    Anderson "The Spider" Silva and Stephan Bonnar will face off at UFC 153 on Oct. 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , according to John Morgan of USA Today . I'm calling it now: Silva and Bonnar will deliver the Fight of the Year...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 8,311 reads 55 comments

  25. Did Chris Weidman Pull an Anderson Silva on Alan Belcher?

    Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Weidman just pulled a Mauricio "Shogun" Rua on Alan Belcher . At least Weidman pulled something close to a "Shogun" on Belcher ; though, to be ...

    Dale De Souza Written by Dale De Souza about almost 2 years ago 1,792 reads 9 comments