1. 8 UFC Fighters Who Deserve to Be Higher Up the Official Rankings

    Rankings are just a bunch of numbers, right? While that may be an actuality, rankings often serve as an index for each and every divisional map...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 8,244 reads 25 comments

  2. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    On paper, Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson resembles a heavyweight death match between an armed nuclear warhead and The Hulk...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 4,835 reads 39 comments

  3. 6 Most Anticipated MMA Fights of 2015

    Mixed martial arts is one of the only sports in the world that offers month-to-month action. No offseason, no lockouts, nothing. Instead, MMA allows its fans to marvel in its unpredictability and unscripted madness 12 months out of the year...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 64,362 reads 46 comments

  4. Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway in Talks for December Bout

    As one of the quickest-growing divisions in the UFC today, the middleweight crop heap just got a little more interesting...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 8,646 reads 41 comments

  5. UFC vs. Bellator: 5 Dream Fights

    Fueled by the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, the deepest divisions and a president who will stop at nothing to put on the best fights available, the UFC stops at nothing to separate itself from the pack...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 2 months ago 32,280 reads 53 comments

  6. Every Current UFC Champ's Nightmare Matchup

    UFC champions are stoic creatures by nature. They inhabit the most treacherous atmosphere in sports, exploring the intricacies of natural human war in the process...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 53,637 reads 66 comments

  7. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 50

    Another free card, another five reasons to watch. In effort to keep this frantic mixed martial arts train going, the UFC will put forth yet another reputable main card this Friday on Fox Sports 1...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 3,845 reads 4 comments

  8. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell: Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Before Gegard Mousasi and Ronald Souza settle their differences inside the Octagon Friday night, surging heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell will let the leather fly...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 6,746 reads 16 comments

  9. 1 Sleeper to Watch in Every UFC Weight Class

    Every sport has sleepers. In mixed martial arts, a sport defined by its depth, sleepers exist in the darkest of corners. They are the lurkers in the night. The unseen forgers of violence and beauty...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 118,819 reads 31 comments

  10. TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    In arguably the biggest and most shocking title upset in UFC history, current bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw dominated former kingpin Renan Barao at UFC 173...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 25,279 reads 86 comments

  11. Chris Weidman: The Invisible Champion

    Invisibility will always remain a superpower most of us dream of acquiring. As a kid, I remember pulling a blanket over my head and walking around my house pretending to be unseen...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 17,006 reads 101 comments

  12. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 48 and 49

    What more can you ask for than two UFC events on the same day? A Ferrari with a bag of cash and Joanna Krupa in the passenger's seat? Well, sure, but this isn't Candyland, and ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 2,628 reads 8 comments

  13. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler: Could the Rematch Be Even Better?

    Sequels never live up to their billing. Jaws 2 , Son of the Mask , Evil Dead 2 and so on. But unlike these cinematic reboots that are incapable of reproducing perfection, mixed martial arts offers pure, unscripted action...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 8,906 reads 61 comments

  14. The 5 Worst Fighters on the UFC Roster Right Now

    As the quickest-growing mixed martial arts outpost in the world, the UFC is accustomed to weeding out the weak...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 49,534 reads 78 comments

  15. Why Is the UFC Ignoring Luke Rockhold?

    It's hard to ignore an overwhelming athlete and competitor like Luke Rockhold. But somehow, despite its well-known efforts to push divisional favorites to the front of the line, the UFC has ignored him...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 25,806 reads 202 comments

  16. 5 Under-the-Radar Contenders in the UFC

    Like water in a desert, legitimate title contenders are hard to come by. Even in an international powerhouse like the UFC, the hard hitters and prolific practitioners who challenge calculated champions often lay an egg...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 26,035 reads 73 comments

  17. 5 Fighters Who Are Due for a Main Event Spot

    Fighters do everything they can to stand out from the pack. Whether it's a highlight-reel finish or a war of attrition, they often exceed expectations to fulfill undiscovered potential...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 11,941 reads 30 comments

  18. Hungriest Fighters in Every UFC Division

    Possessing the hunger to fight is found, not given. It's a sense of belonging, or rather self-entitlement, that fuels monumental success...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 6,807 reads 28 comments

  19. 9 Fighters Who'll Be Competing for a UFC Title in 2015

    Each year new contenders launch themselves to the front of the divisional line and reach for ultimate Octagon glory. Hot on the tails of each and every champion, these increasingly dangerous title threats do whatever is needed to reach the top...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 181,597 reads 120 comments

  20. Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday is going to mark one of the most highly anticipated top-contender bouts of the year. As two of the very best welterweight brawlers on the planet, Robbie Lawler ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 3,143 reads 35 comments

  21. Fantasy Top Contender Fights for Every Weight Class

    Each UFC division encompasses its own world of in-cage lunatics, obsessed practitioners and formidable title threats. From January to December, these differing Octagon entities wage war on one another until they reach the bittersweet top...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 7,653 reads 63 comments

  22. 5 MMA Fighters Under the Most Pressure to Perform Right Now

    Pressure can be good or bad. It often lends a hand in propelling fighters to a level otherwise undiscovered, but it can also serve as a crippling mental handicap...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 11,916 reads 28 comments

  23. Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

    Diego Brandao is not the quintessential top contender to test the budding skill set of an international dynamo like Conor McGregor , but he'll have to do...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 2,343 reads 1 comments

  24. 7 Fighters Who Could Be Next Two-Division UFC Champ

    Hundreds of fighters have strapped on the leather and stepped inside the Octagon, but only two men have won titles in multiple weight classes...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 9,690 reads 60 comments

  25. Building the Ultimate MMA Fighter

    Mixed martial arts has transformed into one of the most highly contested sports in the world. With countless numbers of disciplines and backgrounds, MMA incorporates an endless supply of talent, technique, skill and personality...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 19,346 reads 98 comments