1. 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 1,108 reads 21 comments

  2. 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

  3. 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 over 4 years ago 85,313 reads 16 comments

  4. 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 over 4 years ago 1,465 reads 23 comments

  5. 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 over 4 years ago 1,771 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 over 4 years ago 357 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 over 4 years ago 813 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 2,911 reads 22 comments

  9. 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 35 reads 13 comments

  10. 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 1,018 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 almost 5 years ago 815 reads 5 comments

  12. 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 almost 5 years ago 7,900 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 almost 5 years ago 599 reads 31 comments

  14. 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 almost 5 years ago 6,053 reads 5 comments

  15. 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 almost 5 years ago 203 reads 9 comments

  16. 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 almost 6 years ago 276 reads 33 comments

  17. 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 almost 6 years ago 724 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 1,059 reads 22 comments

  19. 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 980 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 614 reads 24 comments

  21. 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 779 reads 11 comments

  22. Affliction Trilogy: 'Fedor vs. Barnett' Canceled

    According to CNNSI, the recently troubled Affliction: Trilogy card has been canceled. The troubles for the promotion started when Josh Barnett was forced off the card due to testing positive for a banned substance...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 3,086 reads 39 comments

  23. Deciding Three Highly-Contested UFC Fights With Statistics

    If you start to Google the word statistics, one option that appears is the expression “Statistics don’t lie, but statisticians do.” With that said, if you have never used Fight Metric, now is the time to start...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 830 reads 25 comments

  24. Affliction: Trilogy 'Fedor vs. Barnett' Conference Call Notes

    Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio answered questions this afternoon from the press related to the recent fallout surrounding the Josh Barnett steroid situation ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 1,442 reads 11 comments

  25. UFC Light: Is the WEC "Great Taste...Less Filling!?"

    Miller Lite's long-running "Great Taste...Less Filling!" ad campaign was ranked by Advertising Age magazine as the No. 8 best advertising campaign in history. Ad experts had to be clever to convince a nation to sip on this newfangled concoction...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 5 years ago 59 reads 3 comments