1. 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 5 years ago 86,090 reads 16 comments

  2. 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 5 years ago 1,496 reads 23 comments

  3. 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 5 years ago 1,794 reads 3 comments

  4. 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 5 years ago 384 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 5 years ago 827 reads 28 comments

  6. 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 over 5 years ago 2,929 reads 22 comments

  7. 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 over 5 years ago 49 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 6 years ago 1,028 reads 3 comments

  9. 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 6 years ago 832 reads 5 comments

  10. 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 6 years ago 7,988 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 6 years ago 608 reads 31 comments

  12. 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 6 years ago 6,446 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 6 years ago 219 reads 9 comments

  14. 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 290 reads 33 comments

  15. 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 741 reads 37 comments

  16. 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 almost 6 years ago 1,094 reads 22 comments

  17. 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 almost 6 years ago 997 reads 20 comments

  18. 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 almost 6 years ago 654 reads 24 comments

  19. 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 almost 6 years ago 784 reads 11 comments

  20. 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 almost 6 years ago 3,302 reads 39 comments

  21. 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 almost 6 years ago 862 reads 25 comments

  22. 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 almost 6 years ago 1,478 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 almost 6 years ago 100 reads 3 comments

  24. Strikeforce C.E.O Scott Coker Delivers

    In a previous interview conducted with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, he spoke about his vision for what a Strikeforce fight card would look like. "We would like to hearken back to the old PRIDE days when you used to see a lot of big fights in one night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 248 reads 5 comments

  25. Four UFC 100 Standouts Ensure the Hits Will Keep On Coming

    With the historic show now a part of history, it is time to take stock. Four fighters emerged from the fight card as clear-cut winners going forward...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 6 years ago 1,834 reads 6 comments