1. UFC 183: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    UFC 183 is in the books, and it will go down as an event certainly worthy of its main event designation in terms of the weird and wonderful...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 hours ago 5,042 reads 9 comments

  2. Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum: What We Learned from the Welterweight Tilt

    By the time Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley entered the Octagon at UFC 183 , it had been quite a week. Gastelum had missed weight by an almost comically large amount , while Woodley stood to be the biggest test of his young career...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 8 hours ago 10,298 reads 54 comments

  3. Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann: What We Learned from the Bantamweight Tilt

    Miesha Tate and Sara McMann squared off to conclude the UFC 183 prelims on Saturday night in Las Vegas in a scrappy exchange between two of the best 135-pound women in the sport...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 10 hours ago 11,163 reads 25 comments

  4. UFC 183: Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva and Making MMA Fun Again

    There have been more downs than ups for the UFC in the past year or so. Really, back so far as 2012 and a television deal with FOX that has been more damaging to product quality than anyone would have anticipated at the time, things have been tough...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 24 hours ago 2,947 reads 5 comments

  5. It's OK for Nick Diaz to Lose to Anderson Silva at UFC 183; He's Still Nick Diaz

    Some people are beyond reproach. It can be at the office, at the schoolyard, even in team sports. You’ ve seen the guy or gal: boss’ favorite, teacher’s favorite, coach’s favorite...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 5 days ago 7,033 reads 62 comments

  6. UFC on FOX 14: Controversy or Not, Dan Henderson Is Not What He Once Was

    We all get old. It’s OK. It’s part of life. That’s pretty much all life is: A march from youth to old age, and a bunch of stuff happens in the interim...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 days ago 10,594 reads 70 comments

  7. Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi: What We Learned from Middleweight Tilt

    Dan Henderson returned to the middleweight ranks at UFC on Fox 14, his first UFC fight at that weight since 2009 and his legendary eradication of Michael Bisping. Unfortunately for the 44-year-old legend, this time didn’t play out so favorably...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 7 days ago 11,626 reads 45 comments

  8. UFC 182: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    UFC 182 served as the exclamation point to one of the promotion’s greatest rivalries ever, with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier meeting in the main event on Saturday night in Las Vegas...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 28 days ago 18,335 reads 38 comments

  9. Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury: What We Learned from the Lightweight Tilt

    In his continued march toward a lightweight title fight, Donald Cerrone showed the world just how good he can be against a very game Myles Jury at UFC 182 ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 28 days ago 16,193 reads 31 comments

  10. UFC 182: Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and a History of the Blood Feud

    Bad blood. It’s so often sold in MMA that it’s become a cliche. To have the UFC tell it, nearly every guy on the roster hates every other guy and they’re ready to beat them into a living death at the drop of a hat...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 29 days ago 18,615 reads 0 comments

  11. UFC 182: Daniel Cormier, Wrestling and Jon Jones' Kryptonite

    It’s no secret to anybody that Jon Jones is pretty good at this whole mixed martial arts thing. He’ll roll into UFC 182 on Saturday as an essentially unbeaten champion who has almost never been seriously tested in his career...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 6,650 reads 51 comments

  12. UFC in 2014: What We Learned from the Year That Was

    2014 was not the best year for MMA . In particular, it wasn’t the best year for the UFC, but as goes the biggest tree in the forest, so goes the rest of the forest...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 22,651 reads 23 comments

  13. Brock Lesnar: Tempering Expectations on a Potential UFC Return

    It’s looking more and more likely: Brock Lesnar is coming back to the UFC. His present employers in the world of staged combat are preparing to lose the former heavyweight ...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 32,036 reads 101 comments

  14. UFC: Gilbert Melendez Is Officially Stuck in No Man's Land

    Sometimes it’s go big or go home. In MMA , more often than not, that attitude sees something spectacular happen in the cage...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 16,002 reads 27 comments

  15. UFC Fight Night 58: Lyoto Machida Ain't Going Anywhere, Folks

    Upon reviewing the tape of the UFC Fight Night 58 main event, we can barely make out Lyoto Machida’s left leg moving at the speed of light and planting firmly into CB Dollaway’s side, doubling him over and ending the bout in seconds...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 12,589 reads 35 comments

  16. UFC Fight Night 58: The Real Winners and Losers

    The UFC made its final trip to Brazil for 2014 on Saturday night, pitting Lyoto Machida against CB Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 32,221 reads 50 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 13 Results: Grades for All Main Card Fighters

    UFC on Fox 13 hit Phoenix on Saturday night, offering up a thrilling heavyweight headliner between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 9,778 reads 25 comments

  18. Nate Diaz vs. Rafael Dos Anjos: What We Learned from the Lightweight Title Fight

    Most people expected that Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz was going to go one of two ways: A disgruntled Diaz would get routed, or a disgruntled Diaz would prove to be surprisingly sharp in his return to action...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 15,254 reads 51 comments

  19. UFC 181 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    Perhaps the hottest UFC card of the year went down on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as UFC 181 offered up a pair of title fights and a series of wild finishes beginning on the prelims and rolling into the pay-per-view portion of the evening...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 15,759 reads 49 comments

  20. Gilbert Melendez vs. Anthony Pettis: What We Learned from the Title Fight

    After nearly a year of waiting for it to go down, UFC 181 allowed Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez to settle their score in the Octagon...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 1 month ago 7,432 reads 10 comments

  21. UFC 181: Who's on the Hot Seat This Saturday in Vegas?

    One of the biggest cards of the UFC calendar is coming up fast, with UFC 181 providing a rematch of March's epic Robbie Lawler -Johny Hendricks tilt...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 13,269 reads 44 comments

  22. UFC: Kelvin Gastelum Is Very Much Ready for a Test Like Tyron Woodley

    You're in a building, a big one with lots of floors. You're on the ground floor, and you have to get to the top. There are stairs, but you're lazy, and you don't want to take them...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 2 months ago 11,424 reads 48 comments

  23. UFC 180: Mark Hunt and the Ultimate No-Lose Situation

    Sometimes, you find yourself in a pretty good spot. You know it might not break your way, but even if it doesn't, you're no worse off for the ordeal than you are sitting here, right now, today...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 11,729 reads 17 comments

  24. UFC 180 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    Mexico's introduction to the UFC was an exciting affair, with a UFC 180 main card rich in finishes and an interim title fight that saw Fabricio Werdum get crowned as the next man to fight Cain Velasquez for all the marbles...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1,455 reads 2 comments

  25. UFC 180: Hunt, Werdum and the End of the Baddest Man on the Planet

    Someone is leaving Mexico a happy man on Saturday night. They'll be wrapped in a shiny gold belt and serving as an exclamation point to the UFC's first-ever visit to the country, perhaps fresh off of knocking a man out cold while thousands cheer wildly.

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 18,254 reads 38 comments