1. Demian Maia Confirms Fight with Nate Marquardt, Set for UFC 102

    Demian Maia has confirmed (on his website) the exclusive news Inside Fights reported a few days ago. He’ll be meeting fellow middleweight contender Nate Marquardt in a battle later this summer to determine the No...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 151 reads 12 comments

  2. UFC Signs Anderson Silva-Forrest Griffin Fight for UFC 101

    Kevin Iole over at Yahoo Sports is confirming that the UFC has signed the Anderson Silva-Forrest Griffin fight for UFC 101. It will serve as the co-main event to the lightweight title fight between B...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,577 reads 8 comments

  3. Will Anderson Silva Fight Across the Pond?

    Inside Fight's Jeremy Botter is reporting that Anderson Silva will moonlight at light heavyweight for a second time. This time with more resonance perhaps...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 636 reads 31 comments

  4. Will Anderson Silva Sleepwalk Through the Rest of His MMA Career?

    Caption: Will Anderson Silva rediscover his "zen-fighter" state of mind? Since UFC 97 expired, there has been a lot of chatter about what exactly is wrong with Anderson Silva. A lot of theories have been put forth...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 264 reads 11 comments

  5. MMA Legend Don “The Predator” Frye will fight at “Shark Fight 4”

    As the sport of MMA grows, fans are getting to witness firsthand how the first “legends” of the sport transcend from the limelight of the UFC to smaller niche roles within the industry...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 703 reads 27 comments

  6. Has Anderson Silva's "Spider" Turned Passive-Aggressive?

    Caption: Will the real Anderson Silva please stand up? Anderson “The Spider” Silva has long been known for his aggressive style of striking. However, in his last two fights, Silva has adapted a more passive approach...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,362 reads 22 comments

  7. Greatest UFC Champion Ever: Chuck Liddell vs. Anderson Silva

    “If he wins Saturday, does Anderson Silva become the greatest champion this organization has ever seen?” That question was recently put forth to Dana White by a reporter at the UFC 97 press conference...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,944 reads 43 comments

  8. B/R Interview: Chuck Liddell Confident He Will Get One Last Crack at UFC Gold

    One of the most fascinating studies in sports is looking at an athlete who is considered one of the greats and observing them when they are down but not fully out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 729 reads 32 comments

  9. The Frank Shamrock Interview: Can He Lead Strikeforce into MMA 2.0?

    In MMA, you have your up-and-comers, your run-of-the mill-fighters, title holders that become superstars, and then you have Frank Shamrock. Whether you love him or hate him, Frank Shamrock is an icon in the world of mixed martial arts...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 540 reads 20 comments

  10. Will Season Nine of the Ultimate Fighter Save Spike TV's Signature Series?

    Most television series tend to suffer from a ratings decline as they get older. With slightly sagging ratings, the "Ultimate Fighter" series seemed destined to head down that same predictable course...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 236 reads 5 comments

  11. Who Will UFC Welterweights Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit Fight Next?

    The Ultimate Fight Night 18 “main event” between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann certainly delivered. One could argue that it’s an early candidate for fight of the year, despite somehow getting beat out for fight of the night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 736 reads 10 comments

  12. Round 5 Figurines Are Poised To Take Over the MMA World

    Damon Lau, President of Round 5, is living out his MMA dreams. Round 5, a company based in Ontario, Canada, is the manufacturer of North America's first official MMA collectibles...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 532 reads 3 comments

  13. Will Ryan Bader Be Able To Navigate the Same Roadmap as Rashad Evans?

    On December 13, 2008, Ryan Bader defeated Vinicius Magalhães to win a UFC contract and the title of The Ultimate Fighter's light heavyweight championship...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 668 reads 5 comments

  14. In the Next 10 Years, MMA Will Be the Biggest Sport on the Planet

    A few years ago, such a statement would have drawn ridicule. Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 199 reads 32 comments

  15. Is Roy Jones Jr. a Combat Sports God or Fraud?

    The relationship between boxing and MMA is reminiscent to another in the sports world: the one between Formula One and NASCAR...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,177 reads 16 comments

  16. Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann: Let the Judges Take the Night Off

    Caption: Will there be blood? When you have monikers like “Hitman” and “Natural Born Killer” meeting inside the octagon, it’s safe to assume the crowd won’t be booing...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 931 reads 17 comments

  17. A Memo to Anderson Silva Fans: Start Rooting Against Lyoto Machida

    Lyoto Machida will finally get his long awaited title shot against Rashad Evans at UFC 98. Now that Machida is within striking distance, it’s the perfect time for hardcore Anderson Silva ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 779 reads 20 comments

  18. The Evolution of MMA: Team Training Camps

    Every so often it is worth looking at current trends and thinking about future consequences. The sport of MMA continues to evolve and grow, and one of the major trends involves the world's top ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 674 reads 34 comments

  19. Yushin Okami: The Elephant in the Octagon

    If you are popular, you are regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general. Popularity forms a vital component of success in life. The popular person gets the girl, gets the job, and gets your vote...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 7 years ago 348 reads 21 comments

  20. A Call to Arms: The Best of B/R MMA…Past, Present and Future

    In my nearly six months as a B/R MMA writer, I have seen many great writers come, stay, and also go. An open source site like Bleacher report allows us, as passionate MMA followers, ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 201 reads 26 comments

  21. Rampage Jackson Bored By Lyoto Machida?

    Speaking with MMA fanhouse, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had some choice words on co-No. 1 contender Lyoto Machida. "Lyoto is a weird fighter," Jackson said...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 745 reads 22 comments

  22. Could Fedor Emelianenko Vs. Randy Couture Happen At UFC 100?

    Kevin Iole and Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports, two of the most in-the-know MMA writers in the game, have speculated on the possibility of the UFC signing Fedor Emelianenko in time to fight Randy Couture at UFC 100...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 2,064 reads 16 comments

  23. Who Will Diego Sanchez Fight Next?

    Diego Sanchez made his successful debut in the lightweight division with the win over Joe Stevenson. Sanchez is an immediate threat to the division’s title and would love to be next in line to face the winner of B...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 3,079 reads 32 comments

  24. Will Fedor Emelianenko Add Josh Barnett to His Growing List this Summer?

    John Gross of SI.com is reporting that Fedor Emelianenko could return to the ring in June against Josh Barnett. This comes from sources close to the Russian heavyweight champion and his promoters, Affliction Entertainment and M-1 Global...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 660 reads 24 comments

  25. UFC 100: Greatest Fight Card Ever?

    It is hard not to have high expectations for UFC 100. The century mark has such a nice ring to it. If things go according to plan then we should be able to identify three main-card fights planned for what could be the greatest fight card in UFC history...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 6 years ago 12,830 reads 23 comments