1. 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 almost 6 years ago 696 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 almost 6 years ago 2,625 reads 126 comments

  3. 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 almost 6 years ago 271 reads 27 comments

  4. 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 almost 6 years ago 2,558 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 almost 6 years ago 601 reads 16 comments

  6. UFC 89: What We Learned

    Here is a quick recap of my takeaways from UFC 89: Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly: Marcus is now a legitimate UFC veteran at 7-1. Davis made quick work of Kelly, who wasn’t ready for the prime-time...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 259 reads 6 comments

  7. Michael Bisping: Marketing submits common sense

    Dana White confirmed today that “win or lose” Michael Bisping will represent the UK on next season of The Ultimate Fighter. This makes sense since TUF 9 will be called, “U...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 425 reads 15 comments

  8. Will the UFC Ever Be KOed By Injuries?

    Injuries hurt everyone. They hurt the fighter, not just physically, but they can set their career back in several ways. The most obvious setback is the financial one...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 771 reads 34 comments

  9. Donald Trump to own Affliction Along with Elite XC, Strikeforce, and I'm Dreamin

    In an unprecedented move within the MMA community, Donald Trump has come to financial terms to purchase all four of the fledgling MMA organizations...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 771 reads 6 comments

  10. UFC 90: Clementi and Maynard get their chance to shine

    For those of you who keep up with MMA, like its presidential politics, you are aware that Goran Reljic is out of UFC 90 due to a back injury sustained in practice...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 229 reads 7 comments

  11. Fedor Emelianenko: Seven Fights That Prove His Greatness?

    I have to admit that I didn’t know much about Fedor before the Tim Sylvia fight. And I while I am not a “Fedor fanatic,” my respect for this enigmatic fighter has grown over time...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 943 reads 38 comments

  12. Vitor Belfort: Potential Never Fully Realized

    Back in the days when weight class didn’t matter Vitor Belfort reigned supreme. At the age of 19, the young Brazilian came to the United States to compete...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,184 reads 26 comments

  13. Not to be overlooked: UFC Fight Night 16: “Fight for the Troops”

    The UFC is certainly firing up the assembly line and at the same time producing a superior product. That’s a winning combination for everyone involved...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  14. The Current State of Mixed Martial Arts

    Every once in a while, it is good practice to step back and reflect on things—on the bigger picture if you will. It is an exciting time to be alive, if you’re passionate about mixed martial arts...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 919 reads 7 comments

  15. Chuck Liddell: Can he climb his Mount Everest?

    A recent comment by a fellow B/R member caused me to ask myself, "What would have to happen for Chuck Liddell to get one more title shot?" The future UFC hall-of-famer has remained adamant about wanting one more "hands-down stance" crack at the LHW belt..

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,142 reads 13 comments

  16. Fedor vs. Arlovski: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Kimbo*

    Post-Kimbo Blues got you down and you don’t have a little blue pill to swallow? Well your prescription might only be a few months out. If the UFC can’t cure what ails you, then a little shot of Affliction might do the trick...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 5,218 reads 11 comments

  17. MMA's Top 7 Kryptonite Fighters: Will You Still Call Me Superman?

    In the world of MMA it seems as if every great fighter has crashed into their kryptonite somewhere along their fight path. Also know as an Achilles' heel, it’s the one weakness of an otherwise invulnerable hero...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,303 reads 19 comments

  18. Lyoto Machida: Do You Find His Defense To Be Offensive?

    In football, they have an expression: "Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships." A twist on the expression goes, “Offense wins games, but defense wins championships...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,231 reads 16 comments

  19. UFC 92: What We Will Know Before the Ball Drops

    The New Year’s Eve ball, that is... Dana White sure knows how to put a fight card together. UFC 92 started out with the TUF 9 coaches facing off: Nog vs. Mir...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 685 reads 6 comments

  20. Randy Couture: My greatest MMA fighter of all time

    I will never forget October 17, 1997. I was a junior in high school, growing up in West Texas. There wasn’t much to do in our quiet town except try and get our hands on some alcohol and head to the nearest pump jack...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 379 reads 5 comments

  21. UFC 94: Greatest Fight Card Ever? Take Two

    With the addition of the Dublin, Ireland fight card the SuperBowl show will now aptly be referred to as UFC 94. Awhile back I wrote an article about how it made sense for the UFC to make this the biggest fight card ever...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 20,148 reads 21 comments

  22. UFC 93: Which Figher Will Win The Luck Of The Irish! Ace Vs. Hendo

    Recently the UFC hit mma fans with a looping punch with the addition of a Jan. 17th fight card in Dublin, Ireland. Perhaps they were inspired by what they saw in the Evans/Liddel fight! The fight ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 258 reads 3 comments

  23. What Will The UFC Do With Their WEC Champ Paulo Filho?

    Whether he is ready or not Paulo Filho will soon be thrust into the limelight of the UFC’s middleweight division. There is much drama surrounding his move...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 273 reads 8 comments

  24. Should MMA Crown Its Yearly Champion Through a Regular Season Format?

    Many of the problems that people seem to associate with mixed martial arts could be eliminated by acting like other professional sports do...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 518 reads 9 comments

  25. UFC 90: Alves vs. Sanchez. Who will fight the winner of St. Pierre/Penn?

    Both fighters are 8-2 in the octagon. They share two similar opponents. Sanchez lost to John Fitch at UFC 76 back in 2007 in a close split decision. Alves lost to Fitch at UFN 5 back in 2006 due to strikes (seriously?!)...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 191 reads 2 comments