1. Brock Lesnar, BJ Penn, and Frank Mir Are Top Three UFC PPV Draws

    MMAPayout published their 2009 Power rankings today, revealing which UFC fighters brought home the most bacon for their organization. It should come as no surprise that Brock Lesnar tops the list...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,561 reads 16 comments

  2. Sorting Out the UFC Welterweight Division Heading into 2010

    Yesterday we took a look at the state of the lightweight division. Today we will do so for the welterweight division. At the top of the mountain, things are similar given that we have a title holder who appears unsolvable...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 853 reads 22 comments

  3. Sorting Out the UFC Lightweight Division Heading into 2010

    Champ B.J. Penn's downright destruction of number one contender Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 left the lightweight division in a state akin to George St. Pierre’s welterweight and Anderson Silva’s middleweight division...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,329 reads 14 comments

  4. Fedor Emelianenko Should Beat Fabrico Werdum, but Can He Actually Submit Him?

    Strikeforce President Scott Coker recently put the MMA world on notice: Fedor Emelianenko will return for his sophomore Strikeforce effort in April on their “Saturday Night Fights” primetime extravaganza on CBS...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 2,693 reads 21 comments

  5. Ranking the Strikeforce Middleweight Division: Matchmaking Future Fights

    Last night Strikeforce served up two middleweight fights worth tweeting about. Cung Le may have proved that he is the best pure kicker in the sport of mixed martial arts, but it was not enough to finish off the unflappable Scott Smith...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,128 reads 21 comments

  6. Cung Le Couldnt Strike with Force, So Scott Smith Did

    Watching Cung Le offer up a buffet of Sanshou kicking was a feast for the eye. But for anyone who enjoys a good buffet, they realize that you must stop yourself short, or risk leaving yourself with a stomach ache of sizable proportion...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 4 years ago 1,093 reads 3 comments

  7. Top 10 Playboy Celebrity “Guest Ring Girls” the UFC Should Consider

    MMA Madness recently broke the news that two UFC ring girls, Natasha Wicks and Logan Stanton, are being replaced by Chandella Powell, a former playmate. This is not the first time a former Playmate has graced the Octagon...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 85,480 reads 16 comments

  8. Strikeforce Returns To CBS in April with Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson

    According to Ariel Helwani at AOL Fanhouse, Strikeforce on CBS will be back in the spring of 2010, this time showing off one of their most recent high-profile free agent acquisitions...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 1,478 reads 23 comments

  9. UFC 111: Thiago Alves Returns on Same Fight Card as George St. Pierre

    The “Pit-bull” is ready to bite again. According to MMA Weekly , Former welterweight contender Thiago Alves will make his return to action at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 1,781 reads 3 comments

  10. Frank Mir Asks Fans to “Bet On Him” Via Facebook Message

    Social networking was supposed to be a place where the cynical youth could escape the blitz of corporate brainwashing. Alas, MySpace and Facebook sold us out...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 362 reads 8 comments

  11. B.J. Penn-Georges St. Pierre: How Many Wins Before Penn Wants a Rematch?

    The closer we get to fight night, and every angle on the actual fight has been exhausted, this MMA mind starts to tangent. Most fans agree that Diego Sanchez poses the biggest threat to B.J Penn’s lightweight dominance...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 814 reads 28 comments

  12. Does A “Lyoto Machida vs Shogun Rua” Rematch Rescue the Division?

    Controversy might not be a good thing, but is certainly never a bad thing—especially if it can be used to divert attention away from a deeper-seated problem...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 2,914 reads 22 comments

  13. UFC's Top 10 First-Time Title Defenses

    They say you aren’t a true champion until you successfully defend your belt. Just ask former “champions” like Matt Serra, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin, and most recently Rashad ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 37 reads 13 comments

  14. UFC 103 Stock Report

    UFC 103 is the first fight card since UFC 92 where every fight on the main card avoided going to the judge’s scorecard. As a result, the consequences to each fighter’s career paths were clearly punctuated...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 5 years ago 1,024 reads 3 comments

  15. UFC 103 Live Color Commentary Blog

    Bleacher Report is live from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. This is the first trip to Dallas, TX for the UFC and the crowd has filled in nicely for the first fight of the night, which is now underway...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 820 reads 5 comments

  16. Top 10 Best/Worst Comebacks in UFC History

    With the return of Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz, this is a good time to take a look back at some of the best and worst returns in UFC history...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 7,938 reads 2 comments

  17. Will Ultimate 2009 Have Enough Firepower For a Year End Show?

    The UFC has made it a part of their marketing strategy to build their year end show as the biggest of the year.Ultimate 2008, also known as UFC 92, was a perfect example...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 602 reads 31 comments

  18. Forrest Griffin: Seven Seminal Moments

    With former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin set to take on one of his toughest challenges to date in current Middleweight Champion and world-renowned Anderson Silva this Saturday, ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 6,134 reads 5 comments

  19. Fedor Emelianenko Signs with Strikeforce

    NEW YORK (August 3, 2009)—After a week of intense negotiations and speculation, the hottest topic of discussion in the professional fight world has come to a head as the world’s No...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 209 reads 9 comments

  20. Dana White's Conference Call: Live Color-Commentary Blog

    UFC President Dana White will break the latest UFC news via media conference call at 2:00 pm ET time. Check back in about thirty minutes, as Bleacher Report will be live blogging the call—twitter style...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 282 reads 33 comments

  21. Important Announcement To the MMA Community

    Greetings to the MMA Community! As your Community Leader, I want to update you on some exciting developments within the MMA community that will provide you—as a hardcore fan and passionate writer—with some great opportunities...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 729 reads 37 comments

  22. The Real Reason Fedor Emelianenko Won't Sign with the UFC...with a Twist

    So just what is the real reason Fedor Emelianenko won't sign with the UFC? Aleksander Emelianenko—Fedor's brother—has his own opinion on the matter and offered it up to the Russian website sports...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,066 reads 22 comments

  23. Tito Ortiz, Welcome Back to the UFC?

    Dana White loves Twitter, but can his latest tweet be true? In White's latest, he finishes with a casual yet cryptic: "Oh yea and welcome back[,] [T]ito[.] :)" It has been previously reported that White and Tito Ortiz put their famous feud behind them..

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 983 reads 20 comments

  24. Affliction folds MMA promotion, will sponsor UFC

    According to Kevin Iole, over at Yahoo!Sports, Affliction and the UFC are expected to release a statement sometime today in which it will be announced that Affliction will cease operations as ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 633 reads 24 comments

  25. Will Strikeforce Salvage What Is Left of Affliction Fight Card?

    With Affliction: Trilogy cancelled, the one question that comes to mind is: "What about the other fights on the card fans wanted to see?" The first fight that comes to mind is the co-main event, which was set to feature the U...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 785 reads 11 comments