1. 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 1 month ago 25,136 reads 88 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 16,930 reads 101 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 2,588 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 8,634 reads 61 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 49,179 reads 78 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 25,738 reads 202 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 25,994 reads 73 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 11,917 reads 31 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 6,772 reads 28 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 181,503 reads 120 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 3,116 reads 35 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 7,620 reads 63 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 11,880 reads 28 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 2,288 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 9,646 reads 60 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 19,279 reads 98 comments

  17. Georges St-Pierre Discusses His Future Career Plans

    The dramatic circus that surrounds Georges St-Pierre, his absence from mixed martial arts and his potential return is well-warranted...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 18,071 reads 28 comments

  18. The Best Weapon in Each UFC Weight Class

    Every fighter is different. From the food they eat to the training camps they conquer, no two fighters are alike. But as vast as the spectrum grows, their fear serves as a mediator, bringing polar opposites back together...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 122,403 reads 80 comments

  19. 5 Top Contender Rematches We Must See

    Forget about champions. How about the contenders who continuously put their careers on the line for just a shot at UFC gold? There will always be a titleholder for each division...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 11,963 reads 26 comments

  20. 5 UFC Fighters Poised to Regain Their Form

    Fighters come and go. Titles change hands, contenders drop off and this cycle that we tag as mixed martial arts repeats itself on cue...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 22,840 reads 31 comments

  21. 5 UFC Fighters Who Need to Up Their Mic Skills

    Today's mixed martial arts takes a certain kind of individual to stand out and succeed. No longer does one elite discipline supersede the rest. No longer does one attribute dictate perennial greatness...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 3,400 reads 22 comments

  22. 10 Best MMA Knockouts from the 1st Half of 2014

    Everybody loves a good knockout. Your best friend, your grandmother, your dentist, everyone. But there are different degrees of knockouts. From split-second front kicks to thunderous overhand rights, knockouts come in all shapes and sizes...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 6,876 reads 23 comments

  23. Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida: Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    As one of the best weekends of the year, there's no better way to cap off celebrating our nation's independence than to sit down with some friends and family and watch two of the best middleweights in the world go to war...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 18,088 reads 129 comments

  24. Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday will feature a dynamic showdown between featherweight standouts Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 2,733 reads 6 comments

  25. 5 Best UFC Fighters Who Need to Start Finishing Fights

    Today's mixed martial arts incorporates a truly defined group of amazing athletes. From powerful strikers to bone-crunching submission specialists, MMA offers a hodgepodge of scintillating talents...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 4 months ago 13,129 reads 73 comments