1. UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern

    Concussions and brain injuries are hot topics in sports. Over the past five years, the National Football League has instituted new rules designed to minimize head injuries for its athletes...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 9,181 reads 12 comments

  2. Jake Shields Signs with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC welterweight Jake Shields has signed a contract with World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 9,230 reads 54 comments

  3. Tim Kennedy's Win over Michael Bisping Should Do Wonders for His Career

    In January, I attended a gun show with Tim Kennedy . That morning, Kennedy had agreed to a new contract with the UFC. He'd also been given the fight he requested against Michael Bisping ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 12,986 reads 38 comments

  4. Chael Sonnen Reflects on TUF Brazil Brawl with Wanderlei Silva

    "We all understand how these things go. The Ultimate Fighter has been around since 2004 or 2005. Nothing like this has ever happened. You have coaches pushing each other. But it's always verbal, and everyone understands the deal...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 46,245 reads 55 comments

  5. Roy Nelson Plans Knockout of PRIDE Legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    One hopes Roy Nelson 's second trip to Abu Dhabi is better than the first. The last time Nelson visited the city that hosts tomorrow's UFC Fight Night card, he spent most of his time inside conference rooms, news studios and hotels...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 4,427 reads 10 comments

  6. Tyrone Spong, the King of the Ring, Talks Glory 15 and Jon Jones

    One could forgive most folks if they forget Gokhan Saki is not, in fact, Tyrone Spong 's scheduled opponent for Glory 15. Saki is the goal, of course. Saki has been the goal ever since he knocked Spong out back in Yokohoma in 2009...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 11,144 reads 26 comments

  7. Tyron Woodley vs. Rory MacDonald Official for UFC 174 in June

    A welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley is official for UFC 174 , and it will serve as the co-main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 14,499 reads 91 comments

  8. Nate Diaz Speaks out on Money Complaints, Dana White Offers His Thoughts

    Nate Diaz isn't happy about his treatment at the hands of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he's not going to take it anymore...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 34,001 reads 146 comments

  9. T.J. Dillashaw Has to Win

    T.J. Dillashaw 's competitive streak started at an early age. Dillashaw is the son of two highly competitive parents. He has two brothers. And growing up, even casual situations were often turned into a chance to win...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 8,121 reads 50 comments

  10. Melvin Guillard Signs Multi-Fight Deal with World Series of Fighting

    Former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard has signed a multi-fight contract with Las Vegas-based promotion World Series of Fighting. WSOF executive Shawn Lampman confirmed the news to Bleacher Report on Monday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 8,474 reads 34 comments

  11. Dos Santos vs. Miocic Moved to 5/31 Brazil Card, Sonnen vs. Silva to UFC 175

    A heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will now serve as the main event for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Finale on May 31 in Sao Paolo. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports first reported the news on Monday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 20,507 reads 82 comments

  12. Jon Jones OK with UFC Uniforms If They Benefit the Fighters

    Jon Jones has a big sponsorship deal with Nike. But the UFC light heavyweight champion recently told MMAjunkie .com that he's fine with a plan to institute official UFC fighter uniforms, as long as it benefits the fighters who wear them...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 21,011 reads 50 comments

  13. Jake Shields Release Highlights UFC's Unfortunate Entertainment-First Philosophy

    I awoke on Monday morning to the strangest news: Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields was released from the UFC, per Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting .com ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 41,687 reads 227 comments

  14. Pat Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso Slated for UFC Fight Night in Albuquerque

    After making his UFC debut under less than ideal circumstances in February, former collegiate wrestler Pat Cummins will get an opponent who is a little more on his level...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 6,905 reads 20 comments

  15. Josh Burkman, Ali Abdelaziz Detail Contractual Issues and Resolution

    For a brief period of time on Thursday night, issues between Josh Burkman and his employers at World Series of Fighting seemed untenable. Burkman expressed his disappointment with vague issues on Twitter, asking to be released from his contract...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 4,528 reads 1 comments

  16. The Once and Future Queen of Fighting

    Holly Holm spent the first 17 years of her life in Bosque Farms. It is not a town or a city. It is not much of anything except a four-square mile collection of ranches and farms...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 44,585 reads 25 comments

  17. Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson Winner Gets Title Shot After Gustafsson

    A bout between light heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson just got a lot more interesting. Cormier and Henderson meet at UFC 175 on July 5. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 19,316 reads 149 comments

  18. Chael Sonnen Believes Wanderlei Silva Will Pull out of Their Fight

    After many delays, the long-awaited bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is finally set for the end of May. The two fighters have taken shots at each other via the media and Twitter for years...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 8,975 reads 44 comments

  19. Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson Targeted for July's UFC 175 Event

    UPDATE: Dana White tweeted on Monday evening that Cormier vs. Henderson is not a done deal: @ arielhelwani Ariel is not correct. That fight is not done Daniel Cormier will not be facing Rafael Cavalcante, after all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 26,635 reads 126 comments

  20. UFC Highlights the Best of Brock Lesnar in New Fight Pass Feature

    Brock Lesnar will step into the World Wrestling Entertainment ring this Sunday to entertain the masses with a match against The Undertaker...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 9,031 reads 58 comments

  21. World Series of Fighting 9 Results: Live Blog & Play by Play

    LAS VEGAS—World Series of Fighting 9 hits the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night, and Bleacher Report is in attendance and reporting live. The preliminary card begins at 6:30 p...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 6,650 reads 15 comments

  22. UFC 173: Making the Best of a Bad Situation with Matchmaking Wizardry

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has three annual cornerstone events, all held in Las Vegas: fight cards in May, July and the end of December. All three are centered on popular Las Vegas vacation dates...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 34,730 reads 74 comments

  23. Diego Sanchez Faces Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 in Albuquerque

    Despite a loss to Myles Jury earlier this month, UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez isn't waiting around for his next fight. With the UFC heading to his adopted hometown of Albuquerque, N...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 5,340 reads 24 comments

  24. Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw Is the New UFC 173 Main Event

    A bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw will headline UFC 173 on May 24. Sources close to the promotion confirmed the story with Bleacher Report on Thursday night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 16,470 reads 121 comments

  25. Daniel Cormier vs. Rafael Cavalcante in the Works for UFC 175 in July

    A light heavyweight bout between highly ranked light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante is in the works, but not finalized, for UFC 175...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about almost 2 years ago 19,640 reads 159 comments