1. The Real Mexican Holiday: Canelo vs. Chavez Is for More Than Title Gold

    You can hear it in his voice, in the way he dives into answers before his translator can even begin to turn English into Spanish. For Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, known to most only as Canelo, Saturday's bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 101,744 reads 0 comments

  2. B/R Exclusive: Klitschko Aims 'To Be the Offender' in 1st Fight Since Rare Loss

    Wladimir Klitschko hasn't always been a good loser. It's not his fault. He's just never had to become accustomed to it...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 6,930 reads 0 comments

  3. Weighing the Awful: UFC Star Mike Perry Is Problematic but Also Electrifying

    There was a distinct crack a moment before Jake Ellenberger fell — this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville — a sound very much like a tree makes an instant prior to toppling to the ground...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 13,086 reads 0 comments

  4. Can $75 a Month Fund a Title Contender? Bellator's Leandro Higo Aims to Find out

    On Friday in Budapest, Hungary, Leandro Higo will challenge Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas in front of a worldwide audience in the millions on Spike TV and around the world...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 10,069 reads 0 comments

  5. UFC 210 Weidman vs. Mousasi Debacle: What in the World Is Going on in New York?

    "Time, Time." There was nothing ambiguous about referee Dan Miragliotta 's booming instruction to Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman with 1:47 remaining in the second round of their middleweight co-main event at UFC 210 ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 8 months ago 35,611 reads 0 comments

  6. The Lesnar Legacy: From UFC to WWE, Brock Lesnar Remains World's Scariest Man

    When Bill Goldberg steps into the WWE ring in Orlando, Florida, for WrestleMania 33, a once-in-a-generation athlete will be standing approximately 28 feet away, waiting to do him highly stylized, ultra-violent harm...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 63,289 reads 0 comments

  7. The Question: Is UFC Fight Night 107 Just a Low Ebb or a Disturbing New Normal?

    On Saturday, the UFC returns to London, a city that has long been a hotbed of the sport. That in itself comes as no surprise...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 17,583 reads 0 comments

  8. The Question: Can UFC Star Vitor Belfort Beat Kelvin Gastelum and Father Time?

    For years MMA fans around the globe waited for the return of a legendary, anthropomorphized demolition derby known only as "the old Vitor " Belfort ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 9 months ago 6,237 reads 0 comments

  9. Mackenzie Dern May Be the Next Ronda Rousey—But Is That a Good Thing?

    There was a time when being "the next Ronda Rousey" was MMA 's ultimate compliment. Once the UFC's dominant champion at bantamweight, Rousey helped catapult the sport right into ...

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  10. New UFC Announcer Todd Grisham on His Debut and Working with Vince McMahon

    UPDATED (Post Fight 2/20/2017) On Sunday the first new voice since 2012 called the play-by-play action for a North American UFC show, as former WWE announcer Todd Grisham joined ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 41,288 reads 0 comments

  11. The Question: Are UFC's Recent Struggles the Sign of an Inevitable Decline?

    The UFC 208 card was likely beyond redemption when middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza submitted journeyman Tim Boetsch in the first round Saturday in Brooklyn, New York ...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 10 months ago 20,960 reads 0 comments

  12. The Question: Can Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Actually Happen?

    Like a cockroach that just won't die, the oft-discussed Floyd Mayweather -Conor McGregor fight was once again pitched to the public Saturday...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 29,652 reads 0 comments

  13. Porn, Pain and Donald Trump: The Rebirth of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Tito Ortiz

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz can remember the day his life changed. March 21, 2013, was remarkable for many reasons, but mostly because he didn't sit alone in his bed and cry...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 418,487 reads 0 comments

  14. Conor McGregor, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey and the Best MMA Moments of 2016

    With less than a week separating 2017 from it's predecessor, it's easy to look back and pick out the best fights and overall cards of the year gone by. After all, it's relatively fresh in our minds, vivid and visceral as only combat sports can be...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 11 months ago 27,533 reads 38 comments

  15. Can Judo Star Kayla Harrison Be the Next Ronda Rousey?

    Kayla Harrison knows the questions are coming. She doesn't know when and doesn't know exactly what form they will take. But in any interview she does about her burgeoning mixed martial arts career, Ronda Rousey will make an appearance...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 42,365 reads 54 comments

  16. Is Ronda Rousey Broken or Ready to Roar Back? Her Past May Offer Some Clues

    The kick the UFC doesn't want you to see landed squarely on the neck, immaculately timed and perfectly placed. The result was instantaneous—the complete removal of UFC champion Ronda Rousey 's motor skill and higher-level functioning...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 104,077 reads 73 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Boxing Awards for 2016

    There's something special about fighters — men and women who are willing to step into the spotlight and test their will, stamina, courage and skill against each other...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 12 months ago 7,161 reads 15 comments

  18. Gray Maynard on the Most Exasperating Fight of His UFC Career with Ryan Hall

    Professional prizefighters are not, typically, morning people. They conduct their business at night, whether in glitzy casinos, Indian reservations or National Guard armories...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 32,997 reads 77 comments

  19. Boxing Virtuoso Vasyl Lomachenko Might Really Be Inside the Matrix

    Vasyl Lomachenko is in The Matrix . That's the premise posited in a YouTube video that spread across the boxing internet this summer. Despite being absurd on its face, it begs some serious reflection...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 19,353 reads 28 comments

  20. Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev Deliver Drama, Controversy and an Instant Classic

    LAS VEGAS — On the Las Vegas strip you're constantly being sold something. Everywhere you go, there's a cacophony of noise, lights and creepy men trying to convince you that they have exactly what you need to feel good...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 35,845 reads 125 comments

  21. Main Events' Kathy and Nicole Duva Are Leading Boxing's Feminist Revolution

    LAS VEGAS — Main Events promoter Kathy Duva sits in the heart of Las Vegas, in an unmarked secret compound at the sprawling MGM Grand Hotel and Casino...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 19,362 reads 13 comments

  22. Minute by Minute: How Conor McGregor Beat Eddie Alvarez to Make UFC History

    On Saturday night at UFC 205, in the glittering heart of the American empire, an Irishman conquered the combat sports world. Before, there had always been doubts...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 30,757 reads 71 comments

  23. Forget Floyd: Manny Pacquiao Must Eye a Young Star After Decisive Win

    Before his unanimous-decision win Saturday over the relatively unknown alphabet champion Jessie Vargas, Top Rank aired a highlight package of Manny Pacquiao 's greatest hits. For several minutes, boxing fans were treated to a walk down memory lane...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 21,210 reads 55 comments

  24. Boxing Fans Have Decided: Old Man Manny Pacquiao Is No Longer Must-See TV

    There's no doubt, given enough time, boxing fans will miss the great Manny Pacquiao . His frenetic style, charming smile and surprising craft will one day stamp his ticket to the Hall of Fame...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 7,050 reads 33 comments

  25. Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz and Bellator's Delightful Comedy of Errors

    Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator in September was a big deal. Sure, he's 39 years old. And, yeah, his last gasp of relevance came more than three years ago when Jon Jones drubbed him in less than a round...

    Jonathan Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 23,916 reads 30 comments