1. 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 6 years ago 421 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 6 years ago 2,812 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 6 years ago 610 reads 55 comments

  4. 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 over 6 years ago 2,111 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 over 6 years ago 495 reads 21 comments

  6. 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 over 6 years ago 354 reads 27 comments

  7. 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 over 6 years ago 410 reads 80 comments

  8. 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 over 6 years ago 498 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 over 6 years ago 321 reads 28 comments

  10. 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 over 6 years ago 630 reads 28 comments

  11. 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 over 6 years ago 332 reads 50 comments

  12. 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 over 6 years ago 1,790 reads 34 comments

  13. 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 over 6 years ago 1,092 reads 11 comments

  14. 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 over 6 years ago 1,932 reads 21 comments

  15. 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 over 6 years ago 786 reads 38 comments

  16. 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 over 6 years ago 628 reads 70 comments

  17. 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 over 6 years ago 222 reads 33 comments

  18. 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 over 6 years ago 916 reads 32 comments

  19. 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 over 6 years ago 725 reads 19 comments

  20. Anderson Silva to Fight at UFC 91?

    It sounds like some of the criticism is starting to hit home for Anderson Silva. UFC president Dana White told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Silva wants to get right back on the horse: "He's flipping out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 2,003 reads 26 comments

  21. UFC 90: Where Do the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Go from Here?

    For some reason, I feel obligated to write the obligatory fight recap. While fight recaps always seem anticlimactic, like the fight between Silva and Cote, I hope those reading will refrain from booing my efforts; unlike those disgruntled fans in Chicago.

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 701 reads 16 comments

  22. UFC 91 Couture vs. Lesnar: Randy Has No Chance...or Does He?

    With just over three weeks to go until UFC 91, I couldn’t resist previewing what will be one of the largest and most important fights in MMA history. Tribute to a champion Randy Couture has lived up to most of our expectations...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 2,657 reads 126 comments

  23. UFC 90: Patrick Cote can upset Silva?

    Matt Serra certainly thinks so. Serra, who delivered on his promise to shock the world by dethroning 9-1 favorite Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69, sees a chance for Cote. "First of all nobody's unbeatable in this game," Serra told the Canadian Press...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 283 reads 27 comments

  24. Brock Lesnar: Is He Forcing the UFC to Add the Super Heavyweight Division?

    Remember the days when the UFC only had two weight divisions: Over 200lbs and under! This led to Vitor Belfort fighting guys like Scott Ferrozzo, who tipped the scales at 325lbs...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 2,723 reads 4 comments

  25. Chris Leben: Whom Can He Cripple Now?

    UFC 89 has come and gone, and so has Chris Leben’s chances for ever getting a title shot. Whether you love or hate the reformed troublemaker, he will always be an entertaining & hard-hitting fighter...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 6 years ago 622 reads 16 comments