1. UFC Fight Night 35: What We Learned from Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    When Luke Rockhold stepped in the cage for his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort, he carried the virtual weight of Strikeforce on his shoulders...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 9,774 reads 37 comments

  2. Bellator's Tournament Format Continues to Hold the Promotion Back

    Bjorn Rebney to Ariel Helwani (h/t MMA Fighting), March 26, 2012 : At the same time, it’s critical to have a system in place that ensures our Champions defend their titles as frequently as possible...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 5,516 reads 30 comments

  3. Stefan Struve Cleared to Resume Sparring, Plans Spring UFC Return

    Five months after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve that threatened to end his mixed martial arts career, UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is nearing a return to the Octagon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 4,832 reads 29 comments

  4. Keith Kizer Resigns from NSAC, Moves to Role in Nevada Attorney General's Office

    LAS VEGAS — Keith Kizer , who has served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission from the time of his appointment in 2006, has resigned his position and is moving into a role with the Nevada Attorney General's office...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 20,986 reads 42 comments

  5. Daniel Cormier Avoiding Weighty Issues in Preparation for Rashad Evans Fight

    LAS VEGAS — A week ago, Daniel Cormier weighed 225 pounds. Friday, he weighs 223 pounds. By next Friday, he'll be 219 pounds. In just more than a month, he'll weigh 215 pounds, where he'll begin his actual weight cut...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 31,075 reads 64 comments

  6. Sara McMann: Undaunted, Unafraid and Ready for Ronda Rousey

    LAS VEGAS — Sara McMann would like to make one thing perfectly clear: She is grateful to Ronda Rousey for helping usher women's mixed martial arts into the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 21,083 reads 68 comments

  7. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Snowden, Dundas and Botter Discuss Faber, Diaz and More

    Hi there. Hope you had a great holiday season, full of presents and family and merriment. But now that we're past all that nonsense, it's time to get down to the very serious business of mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 7,357 reads 13 comments

  8. Dominick Cruz: The Unluckiest Person in Sports

    The past few weeks, I'd been planning a trip to San Diego to spend a few days with the now-former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,415 reads 44 comments

  9. Anderson Silva and the Awful Sound I'll Never Forget

    First, there was the sound. If I am somehow lucky enough to live to a ripe and forgetful old age—and even if that old age is filled with joy and laughter—I do not imagine ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 59,451 reads 127 comments

  10. UFC Launches "UFC Fight Pass" Digital Fight Network and Library

    LAS VEGAS—If you dream of the day when you can fire up your television and watch 22 Fedor Emelianenko fights in a single binge sitting, well, your dream is now a reality...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 46,301 reads 32 comments

  11. Shogun Rua Says He's Not Dropping to 185, Will Remain at Light Heavyweight

    Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has heard the calls for him to drop to middleweight for many years. He's still not interested...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 7,772 reads 51 comments

  12. Miesha Tate: Barbie Dolls and Bloodshed

    Resting on her forearms and knees while looking down at the hazy red spot beneath her, Miesha Tate struggled to get her bearings. She wasn't quite sure what the spot was. Truth be told, she wasn't even all that sure what was happening...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 69,263 reads 79 comments

  13. UFC 168: 'Weidman vs. Silva 2' Fight Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    Welcome to the latest biggest UFC event in the entire history of time. That's not true, of course. It will be very difficult for UFC 168 to bypass the fabled UFC 100 event in ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,787 reads 53 comments

  14. UFC Website Lists Continued PPV Price Hike for UFC 169, 170

    UPDATE: A UFC representative contacted Bleacher Report and noted that the UFC.tv price listing is a mistake. Pay-per-view prices will go back to the normal $54.95 listing following UFC 168...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,438 reads 40 comments

  15. Ronda Rousey's Corner Bets Big Cash on Her to Win Fights

    Heading into next Saturday's UFC 168 event, Ronda Rousey is a heavy favorite to beat Miesha Tate and retain the UFC women's bantamweight championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 30,553 reads 105 comments

  16. Shane Del Rosario Died of Natural Causes, but Drugs Found in System

    Shane Del Rosario died of natural causes after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 26, but the late UFC heavyweight also had traces of cocaine, opiates and THC present in his body at the time of death...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 34,155 reads 49 comments

  17. UFC 168 Preview: Weidman vs. Silva, Rousey vs. Tate Predictions

    Dana White says UFC 168 will be the biggest pay-per-view event in UFC history, according to Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com . I disagree. I don't think it's going to come remotely close to dethroning UFC 100 as the MMA pay-per-view king...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 32,239 reads 46 comments

  18. Predictions for Every UFC Champ at the End of 2014

    Looking into our collective crystal balls can be a fun experience. I've never been all that great at long-term predictions, and anyone who tells you they are—especially in a volatile sport such as mixed martial arts—is probably a liar...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 26,109 reads 166 comments

  19. Julie Kedzie Announces That She's the New Invicta FC Matchmaker

    Women's mixed martial arts pioneer and former UFC bantamweight Julie Kedzie announced today that she has accepted a position as the new matchmaker for all-women's fighting promotion Invicta Fighting Championship...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 3,090 reads 6 comments

  20. Nick Diaz Turns Down Opportunity to Face Carlos Condit at UFC 171

    Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz was offered a chance to come out of retirement at UFC 171 and face Carlos Condit ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 37,613 reads 293 comments

  21. UFC on Fox 9: What We Learned from Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship has found a home for the flyweight championship on Fox network television...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 9,269 reads 41 comments

  22. Georges St-Pierre Displays Grace, Professionalism in Walking Away from the UFC

    Georges St-Pierre may come back to the fight game. Or perhaps he won't. But in walking away from the sport, if only temporarily, in the manner he did on Friday afternoon, St-Pierre ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 40,884 reads 217 comments

  23. Georges St-Pierre Vacates UFC Welterweight Title, Takes Indefinite Hiatus

    Longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has elected to take what he described as an indefinite absence from mixed martial arts...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 97,477 reads 192 comments

  24. Dana White, Georges St-Pierre to Hold "Special Conference Call" Friday at 2:30pm

    LAS VEGAS—The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday night that UFC president Dana White will be joined by longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on a Friday afternoon conference call...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,119 reads 57 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

    It appears the UFC's network television broadcasts on Fox have been designated as the official home of the flyweight championship. Oh. Excuse me...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,099 reads 5 comments