1. Official B/R MMA Rankings May 2011: Top 10 Welterweights in MMA

    Here is the first installment of the Bleacher Report MMA Rankings. Each month on the first and 15th of the month we will publish divisional rankings. On the first of each month we will post our pound-for-pound rankings...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,777 reads 29 comments

  2. Official B/R MMA Rankings May 2011: Top 10 Middleweights in MMA

    Here is the first installment of the Bleacher Report MMA Rankings. Each month on the first and 15th of the month we will publish divisional rankings. On the first of each month we will post our pound-for-pound rankings...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,092 reads 25 comments

  3. MMA Knockout of the Day: Melvin Manhoef Quickly Takes Care of Mark Hunt

    At K-1 Dynamite 2008, a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Jerome Le Banner was set to take place towards the end of the night. But a few days before the event, Le Banner had to withdraw and was quickly replaced with Melvin Manhoef ...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,467 reads 0 comments

  4. Gilbert Melendez and Cesar Gracie Looking for a Fight Inside the UFC

    After his huge first-round victory over Tatsuya Kawajiri, Gilbert Melendez may have exhausted the Strikeforce lightweight talent pool. Some media outlets even have the Strikeforce lightweight champion as the second-best lightweight in the world...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 395 reads 4 comments

  5. UFC 131: Shane Carwin vs. Junior Dos Santos Updated Predictions

    UFC 131 just got a little more interesting. Now with Brock Lesnar out due to illness, Shane Carwin has stepped up to face Junior dos Santos...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 16,790 reads 18 comments

  6. MMA Knockout of the Day: Mirko Cro Cop Chops Down Big Old, Bob Sapp

    In a kickboxing match between two MMA fighters, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, and big man turned Super Mario boss, Bob Sapp, one incredible knockout happened. Sapp is a big, big, big guy, and the size difference is relatively obvious...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 4,054 reads 2 comments

  7. UFC 131: With Brock Lesnar Out, the Main Event Fight Is Now Even Better

    My immediate reaction to changing Brock Lesnar and substituting in Shane Carwin was "Junior dos Santos will crush him." The more I think about it though, the more of a good—and better—main event fight it will be...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,631 reads 4 comments

  8. Matt Hughes Not Impressed by GSP's Performance at UFC 129

    Note to Georges St-Pierre: Matt Hughes was not impressed with your performance at UFC 129. Not impressed one bit. Hughes wrote on his personal website about the news of Osama bin Laden's death and about UFC 129...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,122 reads 25 comments

  9. UFC to Start Offering Bonuses for Fighters Tweeting

    If you look at any other major sports league in North America, they will fine players for tweeting during team functions, games, anything. The UFC, though, will go a different direction and go against those rules...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 700 reads 14 comments

  10. UFC 130 Fight Card: Analysis, Breakdowns and Predictions

    UFC 130 is closing in and it will be the ending to a month where barely any MMA had happened at all. The card will now have to go on without the third installment between lightweights Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 3,424 reads 2 comments

  11. MMA Knockout of the Day: Vitor Belfort Eats Anderson Silva's Foot

    UFC 126 : Who could forget this great night of MMA ? At UFC 126, Anderson Silva was set to defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,097 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC 130 Fight Card: Early Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    Without Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, UFC 130 now has a completely different look. The Quinton "Rampage" Jackson versus Matt Hamill bout has become the main event and the battle between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson has become the co-main event...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,115 reads 11 comments

  13. UFC 130 Fight Card: Without Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar, Everyone Loses out

    Now that both Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar are out of UFC 130 due to injury, the whole lightweight division has been set back. Not only that, but everyone involved loses...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,487 reads 27 comments

  14. UFC 132 Fight Card: What Should We Expect in Jason Miller's Return?

    Should MMA fans expect "Mayhem" in Jason Miller's return at UFC 132? A fight with Aaron Simpson awaits Mayhem's return to the Octagon. Mayhem in last bout in the UFC, was a loss to current UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,247 reads 19 comments

  15. MMA (T)Knockout of the Day: Mirko Cro Cop and the Beginning of His Legacy

    Mirko Cro Cop is known for his famous leg kicks. His saying was "right leg hospital, left leg cemetery," and here is where he first began the legend of his leg kicks...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,597 reads 6 comments

  16. Strikeforce Middleweight, Tim Kennedy, Wants Robbie Lawler as Next Opponent

    Strikeforce middleweight, Tim Kennedy, must be having a good week. Kennedy, a former special forces sniper and green beret, spent time in Afghanistan looking for Osama bin Laden...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  17. Nick Diaz's Move to Boxing Wasn't a Bluff, Diaz and Jeff Lacy Sign on to Fight

    If you thought Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz was bluffing when he said he was considering making a move to boxing, you were dead wrong. Now Diaz has an opponent for his first boxing match...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 945 reads 21 comments

  18. UFC 130 Fight Card: Early Fight Breakdown and Predictions

    UFC 130 is the unfortunate card that gets to follow the great UFC 129 event. UFC 130 features a lot of good fighters, including some on the undercard like Thiago Alves. UFC 130 will showcase the rematch between Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,948 reads 24 comments

  19. MMA Knockout of the Day: Charles Bennett Buries K.J. Noons

    At EliteXC: Destiny, K.J. Noons was set to face-off against Charles Bennett. Not many gave Bennett a chance, and the trash talking before hand brought out the anger in Noons. Both fighters were taking it to each other, a pretty normal first round...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,526 reads 2 comments

  20. Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping: Does Bisping Deserve This Shot?

    Many people not from the United Kingdom may have a disdain for Michael Bisping. In fact, most fighters do too. You can't go and write any piece about Bisping and not get negative feedback...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,629 reads 22 comments

  21. UFC 129 Results: Lyoto Machida's Kick May Not Be From Steven Seagal

    Last Saturday, when Lyoto Machida used a real life version of Mortal Kombat and the "Crane Kick" all rolled into one, actor Steven Seagal took little time to take credit for teaching Machida the move...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 4,800 reads 45 comments

  22. UFC 129 Results: Could Mark Hominick Get Another Title Shot with a Couple Wins?

    At UFC 129 , Mark Hominick gave Jose Aldo a run for his money even with a hematoma on his head. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to grasp the UFC featherweight title from Aldo...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 1,334 reads 2 comments

  23. UFC 129 Results: Farewell to Randy Couture

    Randy Couture left Saturday's night fight a loser by one of the best knockouts so far this year. A "Crane Kick" from the Karate Kid himself, Lyoto Machida, sent him into early retirement and left many with a bad image of Couture in his final fight...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 2,601 reads 3 comments

  24. MMA Knockout of the Day: Russell Brewer and the 5 Second Superman Punch KO

    It was just Russell Brewer's first bout in his professional MMA career. His first impression on MMA fans was a superman punch and knee combo to knock out his opponent in five seconds...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 4,578 reads 3 comments

  25. UFC 133: Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes Likely to Meet in Philadelphia

    Add Jose Aldo versus Chad Mendes to a UFC 133 card that already features a bout between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis. Aldo and Mendes are likely to meet in Philadelphia for UFC 133 in a bout for the UFC featherweight belt...

    Sal DeRose Written by Sal DeRose about over 3 years ago 499 reads 6 comments