1. Daniel Cormier and 15 of Strikeforce's Finest First-Round Finishes

    Much has changed in the world of Mixed Martial Arts since I last wrote an article for Bleacher Report. Fedor went from floating at the top of the pound-for-pound rankings into a legacy-crippling downward spiral...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about almost 3 years ago 728 reads 0 comments

  2. The UFC Meets Strikeforce: 10 Possible Non-Title Fights That Are Worth the Wait

    Since the fall of Pride FC, the UFC has only had one true competitor in the world of mixed martial arts. That competitor was the Bay Area native promotion, Strikeforce...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 1,580 reads 13 comments

  3. The Top 10 Fighters You Expect to Lose

    Coming in to most fights there are always expectations of who will win. And with them, expectations of those who will lose. The fighters we think of first are usually the fighters we expect to win—the Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and GSP figures...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 1,551 reads 24 comments

  4. MMA Yushin Okami and The 10 Most Underrated Fighters

    Fighters will inevitably fail to live up to expectations. Seemingly invincible prospects will be beaten, legends will fall, and champions dethroned. In the fickle world of sports, one loss can totally derail a once promising career...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 3,033 reads 40 comments

  5. Vai Brasil! The 25 Greatest Brazilian Fighters in MMA History (video)

    Without a shadow of a doubt, Brazil is the home of mixed martial arts. For anybody who is confused by that let me clarify further...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 2,527 reads 28 comments

  6. UFC 121 and Beyond: Matt Hamill May Be a Winner, But He Is Not a Contender

    First off, let me explain that I for one am a Matt Hamill fan. Sadly, what I am not is a Matt Hamill believer...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 711 reads 3 comments

  7. Brock Lesnar and 5 Fights That Proved Size Matters (Video)

    Brock Lesnar is a very big man. I hear, he's more easily seen on satellite than some of the smaller countries in Europe. Cain Velasquez is...well, not as big. Microscopic if you ask me! All jokes aside, size is a significant issue in MMA...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 9,782 reads 6 comments

  8. Cain Velasquez and 5 Fights That Proved Size Doesn't Matter (Video)

    Cain Velasquez is smart, strong, has amazing cardio, is a skilled wrestler, a powerful striker, and completely dwarfed by his UFC 121 opponent in Brock Lesnar. Lesnar isn't just big, however; he's talented as well...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 5,339 reads 19 comments

  9. UFC's 10 Most Marketable International Fighters

    With UFC 120 right around the bend, I began thinking about the UFC's growing international marketability. MMA truly is the world's fastest growing sport, but what we must remember is that it is also one of the world's fastest growing businesses as well...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about over 3 years ago 2,471 reads 15 comments

  10. MMA's Favorite Punch: Top 10 KO's By Overhand Right (Video)

    The overhand right is as common in MMA as goals are to soccer. Fighters like Chuck Liddell and Dan Henderson can attribute some of their most memorable career highlights to this punch, as can numerous others...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about almost 4 years ago 4,723 reads 25 comments

  11. Lesnar To Lashley: Pro Wrestling's Shameful and Successful In MMA (Video)

    There is a vast array of comparisons to be made between MMA and professional wrestling. Musclebound tough guys beating each other up, in ring rivalries developing, crazy owners and executives with big mouths and money to spare, etc...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about almost 4 years ago 2,066 reads 13 comments

  12. MMA's Calculated Errors: The Best Strategies Aren't Always the Best Decisions

    There is a saying that goes, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," and I believe this is truer in MMA than in any other sport. We have seen some of the sports greatest fighters fall to competition that most would rule out completely...

    Matt Malepeai Written by Matt Malepeai about almost 4 years ago 1,216 reads 11 comments