1. Bellator Continues Charade by Potentially Allowing Ben Askren to Walk

    Ben Askren is the Bellator welterweight champion. By just about any measure, he's been the most dominant fighter in the short history of the company. Granted, much of the dominance has come at the expense of viewer entertainment...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 9,573 reads 35 comments

  2. Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir: A Loser-Leaves-Town Fight at UFC 167?

    Frank Mir wasted no time getting back on the horse after being knocked out by Josh Barnett at UFC 164. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Thursday night that Mir and ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 17,159 reads 69 comments

  3. The Buzz List: The 10 Hottest, Most Controversial UFC Topics for Aug. 26-Sept. 8

    Welcome to The Buzz List. First, an introduction (in case you missed the last edition ): What you'll find in the following pages is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 36,455 reads 77 comments

  4. UFC Stars Reveal the Moment They Knew They Were Good Enough to Fight

    The road to the top, or at least the road leading to your first fight in the UFC, is a long and arduous one. Plenty of aspiring fighters never make it to the big show...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 10,798 reads 8 comments

  5. Does Glover Teixeira Need a Dominant Win to Keep Jon Jones at Light Heavyweight?

    For all intents and purposes, Glover Teixeira is the next man up at light heavyweight. Nineteen wins in a row. Hasn't lost a fight since 2005. Undefeated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with three stoppages in four wins...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 12,310 reads 121 comments

  6. UFC 164: What We Learned from Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis

    It was the rematch we always figured we'd see someday. Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis are young. They're talented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 41,283 reads 116 comments

  7. Remembering WEC 53, Henderson vs. Pettis 1 and the 'Showtime' Kick

    We started our road trip in Las Vegas, of all places. Las Vegas is typically a road trip destination, not the starting point...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 19,211 reads 17 comments

  8. Dana White Confirms Alistair Overeem and Uriah Hall Will Fight in UFC Again

    Despite lackluster performances in their two most recent outings, both Alistair Overeem and Uriah Hall will get another chance to prove they belong in the UFC...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 46,706 reads 176 comments

  9. UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    I'll never forget where I was on December 16, 2010. I suspect most of you who saw World Extreme Cagefighting 53 that night feel the same way, whether you were live in the arena ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 11,171 reads 59 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 27 Video: Watch Condit vs. Kampmann Highlights

    Did you miss Wednesday night's thrilling UFC Fight Night 27 main event between Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann? If so, shame on you. But don't worry, because we at Bleacher Report have you covered...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 13,350 reads 6 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 27: What We Learned from Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

    The last time Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann squared off, it was a three-round thriller that left us wanting more. More Condit , more Kampmann and more fights just like that one...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 16,085 reads 79 comments

  12. B.J. Penn Reveals His Greatest Moments in the UFC Octagon

    B.J. Penn is one of the more legendary fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His 16-9-2 record may not look all that impressive on paper, but there's little doubt that Penn was the first true great lightweight of the sport...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 20,789 reads 20 comments

  13. Tarec Saffiedine Wants to Fight the Winner of Condit vs. Kampmann

    There will be at least one highly interested observer when Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann step in the cage tomorrow for their UFC Fight Night 27 main event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 654 reads 4 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 27 Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    The Fox Sports 1 era has begun. The UFC's initial offering on the world's latest all-sports network was an unqualified success, filled to overflowing with great fights and big moments...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 7,539 reads 16 comments

  15. The 10 Best MMA Fights to Watch in September 2013

    I've been doing some variation of this "Fights to Watch" column for the past, oh, five years or so. Chances are pretty good you know exactly what to expect when you open this bad boy ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 49,232 reads 148 comments

  16. UFC 164: Early Preview and Predictions for Henderson vs. Pettis, Barnett vs. Mir

    UFC 164 is a mere 10 days away, so what better time to take a look at the top two fights and offer some early predictions? In my latest video offering for Bleacher Report, I take ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 39,336 reads 113 comments

  17. Conor McGregor Fires Twitter Shots at UFC's Top 10 Featherweights

    Say what you will about Conor McGregor, but you must admit one thing: He's risen to semi-stardom in the UFC quicker than anyone in recent memory...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 9,526 reads 128 comments

  18. Report: Dan Henderson Will Be Allowed to Request TRT Exemption for Belfort Fight

    In a way, Dan Henderson is something of a pioneer. Henderson was one of the first-ever mixed martial artists to use testosterone replacement therapy. These days, TRT is a hot topic among journalists, hardcore fans and the fighters themselves...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 4,332 reads 36 comments

  19. Report: Bellator Will Allow Ben Askren to Go to the UFC

    Remember the old adage: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me? That's something for Ben Askren to consider when he reads today's reports that Bellator figurehead ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 2,087 reads 23 comments

  20. Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa Official for UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester

    A light heavyweight bout between two of the UFC's newer light heavyweight prospects has been finalized for the UFC's fall return to England. MMAjunkie...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 838 reads 8 comments

  21. Watch This: 'Phantom Cam' Highlights from UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen

    UFC Fight Night 26 was a fight card filled with plenty of action and highlights. It was actually one of the better UFC events in recent memory, and it pulled a great rating for the launch of the newest member of the Fox family...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,652 reads 18 comments

  22. The Buzz List: The 10 Hottest, Most Controversial MMA Topics for Aug. 19-25

    Welcome to The Buzz List. What you'll find in the following pages is not anything resembling fighter rankings. We've got plenty of those already...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 14,454 reads 63 comments

  23. UFC on Fox Sports 1: 5 Fights to Make After Shogun vs. Sonnen

    What do we make of Chael Sonnen ? That's the question reverberating around my head, 24 hours after Sonnen surprised us all by beating Mauricio "Shogun" ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 3,932 reads 20 comments

  24. Video Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez Discusses New Bellator Deal and Settlement

    On Tuesday morning, Bellator Fighting Championship announced that it had reached a settlement with lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 5,273 reads 14 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 26 Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    It's the start of a new era. Or the continuation of the older era. Or perhaps even an era where you can no longer catch free fights on your satellite or cable provider. The beginning of Fox Sports 1 will not be without growing pains...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about over 1 year ago 27,107 reads 52 comments