1. UFC 125 Analysis: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard Outcome Was Righteous Justice

    In an event billed as “Resolution,” a definitive conclusion at the evening’s apex was not to be had...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,387 reads 21 comments

  2. 2010 MMA Awards (Part 3): Breakout Fighter, Best Comeback, Best Event

    2010 was another banner year in mixed martial arts around the globe. Without further ado, here is the end of the year hardware (continued): Breakout Fighter: Anthony Pettis ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,145 reads 0 comments

  3. Marlon Sandro Ignored Doctor and Fought Injured, Wants Rematch with Hatsu Hioki

    Brazilian featherweight star Marlon Sandro has not endured an ideal end to his 2010 campaign. On December 30, he was unable to defend his Sengoku featherweight title when he dropped a unanimous decision to challenger Hatsu Hioki ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 368 reads 1 comments

  4. 2010 MMA Awards (Part 2): Best Submission, Worst Decision, Biggest Upset

    2010 was another banner year in mixed martial arts around the globe. Without further ado, here is the end of the year hardware (continued): Best Submission - Fabricio Werdum’s triangle armbar on Fedor Emelianenko (Strikeforce: Fedor vs...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 2,601 reads 32 comments

  5. 2010 MMA Awards (Part 1): Best Fighter, Best Fight, Best Knockout

    2010 was another banner year in mixed martial arts around the globe. Without further adieu, here is the end of the year hardware: Fighter of the Year – Cain Velasquez ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 2,345 reads 38 comments

  6. UFC 125 Interview: Takanori Gomi Talks Clay Guida and Surfing, Picks His Poison

    Former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi is all square at 1–1 since making the jump to the UFC in early 2010...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 2,717 reads 7 comments

  7. UFC 124 Analysis: St. Pierre Is King, Kos Is Misunderstood, Roach Is Overvalued

    UFC 124 is officially in the books. It was a quality night of fights. As per usual, there was plenty of good, bad, and ugly to go around. Here are a few post-event thoughts and pontifications for you to attempt to digest: 1...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,777 reads 22 comments

  8. Interview: Georges St. Pierre on Staying at 170, Why Koscheck Crossed the Line

    Georges St. Pierre is kind of a big deal. He’s arguably the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts and the current UFC welterweight champion...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,617 reads 6 comments

  9. Strikeforce: Paul Daley in Vintage Form, Scores Huge Knockout in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS— Paul Daley made a triumphant and violent return to the Strikeforce promotion this evening inside the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,136 reads 16 comments

  10. Strikeforce MMA: Henderson vs. Babalu Live Blog, Results

    ST. LOUIS - Welcome to the Strikeforce live blog! I, Derek Bolender, will be your host for the evening. Currently, I am posted cageside at the Scottrade Center in chilly downtown St...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,036 reads 20 comments

  11. Strikeforce MMA: Henderson vs. Babalu Weigh In Results, Event Details

    ST. LOUIS: The weigh-ins for Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu have concluded this afternoon from inside the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis. On their first attempts, 25 of the 26 fighters successfully made weight...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 255 reads 3 comments

  12. Herschel Walker Interview: Talks Training, the "Real" Koscheck, Uncertain Future

    Note: This interview was completed just prior to Walker pulling out of his December 4 fight against Scott Carson...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 2,177 reads 6 comments

  13. MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighter List (Updated)

    The following is a list of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts as of the end of November 2010. I have also included five honorable mentions for those who are on the fringe of securing a spot on this coveted list...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 5,519 reads 64 comments

  14. BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch, George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver On Tap for UFC 127

    Dana White already has big plans in mind for UFC 123 victors B.J. Penn and George Sotiropoulos. Addressing the media at the postfight press conference, White confirmed that ...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 847 reads 17 comments

  15. UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Live Blog, Results

    Welcome to the UFC 123 live blog! I, featured columnist Derek Bolender, will be your host for this evening's festivities. I am currently seated cageside inside the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 6,403 reads 32 comments

  16. Ryan Bader Has His "Nose to the Grindstone," Not Worried About Title Shot

    DETROIT—Fast rising UFC light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader took center stage today just before the UFC 123 combatants tipped the scales at the Palace of Auburn Hills...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 624 reads 3 comments

  17. UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Weigh-In Results

    DETROIT—The UFC 123 weigh-ins are officially in the books. All fighters safely made weight and we are now on the eve of Saturday's big event going down inside the Palace at Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan (Detroit suburb)...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 1,328 reads 5 comments

  18. Nate Marquardt UFC 122 Interview: Title Shot Part Zwei?

    Nate Marquardt tried and failed on July 7, 2007. It was a late summer evening in Sacramento, California where he challenged for the UFC middleweight crown his first and only time against the resident divisional buzzsaw Anderson Silva...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 237 reads 1 comments

  19. UFC-WEC Merger: Analysis of Today's Historic Announcement

    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship sent out a media press release earlier this week, it stated that Dana White would have a “major announcement” prepared for this afternoon...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 654 reads 5 comments

  20. UFC 121 Results: Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez: Aftermath and Analysis

    The UFC 121 event is officially a wrap after an exciting night of action from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. It was a fight card with a ton of hype coming in from the mainstream sports community, and it did not disappoint...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about over 3 years ago 622 reads 24 comments

  21. UFC 121 Interview: Martin Kampmann on Defense, Shields' Blueprint, Musical Chairs

    Since dropping down to a more natural weight class at welterweight, Martin Kampmann has been a force to be reckoned with...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 4 years ago 383 reads 0 comments

  22. Sign Here Please: 10 Fights to Make in the Near Future

    Matchmaking in major MMA promotions is much more difficult than meets the eye. There are a laundry list of factors to consider by prominent matchmakers like Joe Silva (UFC), Sean Shelby (WEC) and Rich Chou (Strikeforce)...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 4 years ago 15,617 reads 29 comments

  23. Jose Aldo: Your Unassuming, Unrivaled Champion

    Jose Aldo is a kid in a candy store. He’s shy and polite. His youthful exuberance manifests itself into an ear-to-ear grin, which has become a common visual to fans and media in and around events...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 4 years ago 674 reads 9 comments

  24. UFC 119: Frank Mir Vs. Cro Cop Live Blog, Results

    Welcome to the UFC 119 live blog. Featured Columnist Derek Bolender here. I will be your host throughout the evening providing round-by-round coverage of the event. Please follow along and post your comments below as the action unfolds...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 4 years ago 9,718 reads 31 comments

  25. UFC 119 Weigh-in Results: Mirko Cro Cop and Frank Mir Hit The Scales

    The UFC 119 weigh ins commenced today at 3:00 pm et (local time) in downtown Indianapolis. Conseco Fieldhouse, the home of the Indiana Pacers, played host to today’s festivities that were also open to the general public...

    Derek Bolender Written by Derek Bolender about almost 4 years ago 768 reads 2 comments