1. UFC Rookies with the Highest Ceilings

    Like in any sport, mixed martial arts' progression is fueled by a regular injection of young talent. While the UFC's mainstream popularity is established by the promotion's lionized ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 4,418 reads 5 comments

  2. The 5 Most Offensive-Minded Fighters in MMA Today

    Offense sells. In a world that incorporates defensive head movement, foot work and well-scripted transitions, there's just no escaping a formidable faction of strikes and finishes...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 5 months ago 12,524 reads 62 comments

  3. 5 UFC Fighters Losing Their Popularity

    Success in today's mixed martial arts is often driven by popularity contests. Each divisional landscape is fueled by ticket sales, international marketability and overall notoriety, especially in a promotion as prolific as the UFC...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 74,972 reads 60 comments

  4. 5 Biggest Fights for Conor McGregor Across 2 Divisions

    Conor McGregor is getting more attention in mixed martial arts these days than Chewbacca does at Comic Con. In the midst of one of the more memorable divisional ascends in UFC history, the unflappable featherweight has flourished among his peers...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 29,085 reads 163 comments

  5. 5 UFC Fighters Gaining in Popularity

    Popularity is a double-edged sword in today's mixed martial arts. It has the power to launch a fighter's career in the presence of masterful win streaks and memorable finishes but ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 22,355 reads 20 comments

  6. Why the UFC Should Book Conor McGregor vs. the Korean Zombie

    It's becoming more and more apparent that Irish sensation Conor McGregor is on his way to becoming the biggest superstar in mixed martial arts...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 7,659 reads 61 comments

  7. The Most Interesting Fighter in Each Division, Outside of the Champion

    Each UFC division is an intricate weave consisting of varying entities of all shapes and sizes. From positioned top contenders to rising superstars, crafty veterans to exciting rookies, ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 20,627 reads 54 comments

  8. 7 Unused Fighter Nicknames Someone Needs to Claim Today

    Nicknames are a thing of the past, present and future. They often tell a tall tale of overcoming adversity and displaying perfection. More importantly, they encompass the mentality of their owners...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 10,374 reads 44 comments

  9. 5 Rising UFC Fighters Who Need a Real Test in Their Next Fight

    Made up of world-class prospects, standouts from The Ultimate Fighter , high-profile acquisitions and budding superstars, the UFC's future stockpile of main eventers has arguably never looked more fruitful...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 28,358 reads 39 comments

  10. Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    Is it fair that Eddie Alvarez will make his promotional debut this Saturday at UFC 178 against resurgent lightweight contender Donald Cerrone? Maybe not, but it doesn't really matter...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 678 reads 0 comments

  11. Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    As part of one of the more highly anticipated matchups of the year, wily veteran Dustin Poirier will attempt to derail the runaway train that is Irish phenom Conor McGregor ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 6,494 reads 8 comments

  12. Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    UFC 178 may be missing a Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier grudge match, but it still has Demetrious Johnson...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 1,310 reads 3 comments

  13. 5 Fights We'd Love to See If Weight Classes Weren't a Thing

    Ever wonder how one UFC champion would fare against another? Ever ponder the idea of a battle of the sexes? Of course you have, and that's perfectly natural...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 24,675 reads 89 comments

  14. The Second-Best Fighter in Every UFC Weight Class

    With the deepest and most talent-rich divisions in the game today, the UFC is overrun with deserving title contenders...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 12,438 reads 65 comments

  15. Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    With one of the best 155-pound resumes around, former Bellator kingpin Eddie Alvarez stands as the best divisional addition since Gilbert Melendez came over from Strikeforce...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 2,728 reads 9 comments

  16. 5 UFC Stars Who Will Take a Step Back in 2015

    Every year, the UFC sees a handful of fighters take flight and soar. Whether through an inevitable title shot, an illustrious winning streak or plain old good fights, these standouts often reinvigorate a division...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 6 months ago 4,009 reads 12 comments

  17. 9 UFC Fighters on the Cusp of Breaking Out

    Fighters break out all the time. Sometimes, they pan out; other times, they come up short. But whatever the outcome may be, the process of breaking out is not one full of sunshine and sugarplums...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 7 months ago 8,081 reads 45 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 8,357 reads 25 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 4,944 reads 39 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 64,909 reads 46 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 8,885 reads 41 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 32,617 reads 53 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 53,825 reads 66 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 3,867 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 6,894 reads 16 comments