1. UFC 99: Rumors and Conjecture

    According to Sherdog, there is some interesting chatter in regard to UFC 99, which will go down in Cologne, Germany. The front runner for the main event was thought to be Randy Couture vs. Antonio Nogueira...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 2,683 reads 31 comments

  2. UFC 93 Results: When Winners Also Lose

    Davis vs. Lytle was good, but not great.Davis wanted it to be a “Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar” fight and he set himself up for disappointment. It won “co-fight of the night” but won't be a fight of the year candidate...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 2,282 reads 19 comments

  3. UFC 93 War Report: How Dan Henderson Will Beat Rich Franklin

    Dan Henderson and Rich Franklin are both former champions. In fact, Henderson won the 183-pound PRIDE title at the same time Franklin was the reigning UFC 185-pound champion. Time doesn’t stand still long for a champion though...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 329 reads 22 comments

  4. UFC 97: Sean Sherk Vs. Roger Huerta Possible

    Roger Huerta may be leaving the UFC with a bang. It has been previously reported that Huerta turned down a UFC contract extension to pursue an acting and modeling career. For Huerta's sake, let's hope Sean Sherk doesn't mess his pretty face up too bad...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 977 reads 16 comments

  5. Could Brock Lesnar Face Bobby Lashley or Satoshi Ishii in 2010?

    One of the most enjoyable things about sports, MMA in particular, is speculating about future matchups. Mixed martial arts has transcended being just about the fights. It has entered the realm of sports entertainment in every respect...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 1,014 reads 19 comments

  6. Randy Couture Will Not Fight Antonio Nogueria

    Randy Couture has declined an early 2009 fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to two bone spurs being removed from his elbow, this according to Jeremy Botter of Inside Fights. Also reporting the story, Josh Gross of SI...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 567 reads 7 comments

  7. Tito Ortiz: His Perfect Next Opponent?

    Many fight fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the man, the legend, Tito Ortiz. While Ortiz is currently unable to fight—back problems and contract issues—MMA fans will be treated to Tito the color analyst...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 409 reads 13 comments

  8. Fedor Emelianenko's Next Foe: What's Next After Arlovski?

    I certainly do not wish to look past Andrei Arlovski. Andre was considered by many to be the third best heavyweight behind Fedor and Nogueria. With Nogueria’s loss to Frank Mir at UFC 92, Fedor vs...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 2,808 reads 42 comments

  9. The 12 Most Impressive Individual Years By a Fighter in MMA History

    Mixed martial arts is unlike any other sport. There is no regular season–with a determined start and stop in action–so fighters do not engage in a set amount of fights per year...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 5 years ago 604 reads 55 comments

  10. The 10 Most Marketable UFC Fights of 2009

    It is no secret why marketability is important—it’s what keeps the UFC going and allows the sport to grow...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 2,061 reads 24 comments

  11. The Best Scheduled Fights Not in the UFC

    Afflicted When most people think of MMA, they think of the UFC–and with good reason. There are 13 high-level MMA events currently scheduled though March, and nine of them are UFC shows, if you include WEC 38...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 496 reads 21 comments

  12. Middleweight Musings: Franklin-Henderson Winner Gets TUF Bonus

    Dana White recently confirmed the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson fight will be named a head coach for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter. It seems that Rich Franklin’s move to light heavyweight has always been a move in flux...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 349 reads 27 comments

  13. The War Report, Vol. 1: Rampage Will Beat Wanderlei

    The War Report will be an ongoing series that pits two writers with opposing viewpoints on a particular fight. This feature will evolve with each subsequent piece and can change based on the styles of the two writers involved...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 396 reads 80 comments

  14. The Real Fight: Superfights vs. Divisional Integrity

    If you’re an MMA fan, then you want what’s best for the long-term growth of the sport. At the same time, you don’t want overly calculated business moves comprising its integrity...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 494 reads 13 comments

  15. Upon Further Review: Miguel Torres

    If you were to do a quick scan of an MMA pound-for-pound ranking, you’d find the usual suspects at the top—fighters like Anderson Silva and BJ Penn. However, when you got half way down the list, you might find an unrecognizable name...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 313 reads 28 comments

  16. MMA's First Edition: My Top 10 B/R Young Guns

    I have noticed, on more then one occasion, top writers in other sections profiling the younger writers in tribute articles...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 619 reads 28 comments

  17. Let's Pick Our First “People's Champ”: The Middleweight Division

    Caption: Who is No. 1 contender to this man's title? A little clarity is always good. But sometimes a little chaos can be more fun. Recently, we have gotten some clarity in several of the UFC’s divisions, while others remain anything but...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 323 reads 50 comments

  18. Randy Couture: What's next for the fallen champion?

    Randy Couture has had his storied MMA career. No matter what happens from here on out, he is still a hall-of-famer and one of the most beloved fighters to ever step into the octagon...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,756 reads 34 comments

  19. UFC 91: Guilty of a Quick Climax

    Caption: This man is the UFC Heavyweight champion after only four MMA fights Brock Lesnar lands a left jab followed by a right straight, and we have a new heavyweight champion...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,087 reads 11 comments

  20. UFC 92: Will Anderson Silva make it onto the ultimate fight card?

    Caption: Could Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami be fighting sooner rather then later? How do you make Ultimate 2008 “over the top” Ultimate? Try adding Anderson Silva to the fight card...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,928 reads 21 comments

  21. Rampage vs. Wanderlei: A Look Back Before Their Ultimate Showdown

    Certain men’s careers seem destined for a collision course; intertwining their fates as fighters. Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva are two such fighters. Both men have great pride...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 770 reads 38 comments

  22. Kenny Florian will never get a title shot

    That’s right, you heard it hear first. Kenny Florian will never get a title shot, at least not against BJ Penn. And it’s not because he can’t beat Joe Stevenson, at UFC 91...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 619 reads 70 comments

  23. WEC 36: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    The man is this picture should not be smiling. Although he did provide us with the ugly... The Ugly: The entire Paulo Filho/Chael Sonnen fight. I won’t torture you with the details because there weren’t any...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 218 reads 33 comments

  24. Anderson Silva has Five UFC Fights Left

    By now, most of us should be familiar with Anderson’s retirement talk. Silva, now 33, would likely be 35 when he fulfills his current UFC contract. While devastating to his fans, it might be the smartest thing Silva has done...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 904 reads 32 comments

  25. UFC 94 & Carano vs. Cyborg to co-main event; or two of my obsessions combined

    Before you get worked into a frenzy, keep in mind that I posted this under the “fantasy section.” Also, if you have read enough of my articles you may have realized that ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 715 reads 19 comments