1. 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 5 months ago 28,352 reads 39 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 677 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 6,493 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 1,307 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 24,675 reads 89 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 12,399 reads 65 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 2,725 reads 9 comments

  8. 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 4,006 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 8,081 reads 45 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 8,348 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 4,937 reads 39 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 64,838 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 8,880 reads 41 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 32,584 reads 53 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 53,819 reads 66 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 3,867 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 6,887 reads 16 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 118,906 reads 31 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 25,561 reads 86 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 17,072 reads 101 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 2,640 reads 8 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 9,409 reads 61 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 50,667 reads 78 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 25,877 reads 202 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 26,087 reads 73 comments