1. UFC on Fox 15: Paige VanZant Makes the Most of Her Time in Prime Time

    We said—and I include myself here — that she didn't deserve the things she was getting. We said she received too much, too soon. She landed an exclusive Reebok deal before the champion in her division...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 14 hours ago 12,885 reads 47 comments

  2. Bellator's Signing of Phil Davis Could Be Far More Important Than We Realize

    The news that Phil Davis has agreed to a multiyear deal with Bellator should not come as a surprise to anyone...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 4 days ago 30,475 reads 116 comments

  3. UFC on Fox 15: VanZant vs. Herrig Could Determine Next Title Challenger

    Saturday's UFC on Fox event from New Jersey is a breath of fresh air. It is a beacon shining in the night, smack dab in the middle of a mostly dreadful Fight Pass card and UFC 186, ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 7,530 reads 31 comments

  4. What We Learned, Loved and Hated from Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Fight Card

    When the UFC debuts in a new market, it is usually a cause for celebration. Fans thirsty for the world's biggest fight promotion are finally satiated...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 days ago 19,185 reads 52 comments

  5. The 10 Best and Worst Moments of Mirko Cro Cop's Career

    On Saturday, legendary Croatian striker Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2011. He is 40 years old and has been fighting since 2001. Over the past few years, he became an afterthought...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 10 days ago 5,962 reads 17 comments

  6. The Question: Should Zuffa Cancel Depleted UFC 186 Card?

    UFC 186, the latest in a string of utterly cursed fight cards, took another hit on Tuesday morning when a New Jersey judge granted an injunction to Bellator that will prevent Quinton ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 12 days ago 38,126 reads 164 comments

  7. UFC's Featherweight Division in Flux After Mendes KO's Lamas

    They say there is an unwritten rule that fighters who have lost two title shots to the same champion don't get a third chance. And perhaps it's a good thing, for the most part...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 15 days ago 13,280 reads 94 comments

  8. Ronda Rousey's WWE Run Cements Her as Biggest Star in UFC History

    If there were any doubts that Ronda Jean Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star (and perhaps its biggest-ever star), those notions were dispelled on Sunday...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 19 days ago 128,129 reads 188 comments

  9. After Younger Brother's Abduction and Murder, L.C. Davis Keeps Grinding

    On October 24, 2013, Ryan Cobbins left his home and headed toward the barbershop he'd been going to for well over two years, on 39th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City. He had an 11 a...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 25 days ago 17,368 reads 15 comments

  10. UFC 189: The Aldo/McGregor World Tour Parades Through Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Out near the edges of Las Vegas sits Red Rock Resort and Casino, the sprawling, gleaming centerpiece of the Fertitta family's locals-centric casino empire...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 25 days ago 5,226 reads 58 comments

  11. Brock Lesnar Makes Correct Choice in Closing Door on UFC Career

    He's been out of action since 2011, but Brock Lesnar has consistently remained one of MMA 's big stories. But after his Tuesday appearance on SportsCenter , that will no longer be the case...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 69,109 reads 213 comments

  12. McGregor Expects Aldo Bout to Compete with Mayweather/Pacquiao PPV Numbers

    LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is not a man known for his subdued nature. McGregor is brash, from his newfound taste for expensively tailored suits to the over-the-top ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 27 days ago 32,406 reads 161 comments

  13. Josh Koscheck Earns Respect with Decade of UFC Competition

    Many words have been written about Josh Koscheck since Saturday's loss to Erick Silva. Many more will be written in the coming days. There is something about nostalgia that tugs at the heartstrings...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 28 days ago 20,785 reads 94 comments

  14. Court's Reading of Contract Will Settle Bellator vs. Rampage Jackson Standoff

    I have read the entirety of Bellator 's request for an injunction (obtained by Bleacher Report via a Freedom of Information Act request late last week) against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 30 days ago 15,069 reads 26 comments

  15. Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia Is What's Best for Business

    If recent reports from Brazilian outlet Tatame (h/t MMAJunkie ) are true, we'll see UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey head to Brazil to defend her title on August 1 against Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 21,802 reads 283 comments

  16. UFC 185: What We Loved, Learned and Hated from Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    Another month, another UFC pay per view in the books. Saturday's UFC 185 was historic for several reasons, but the most important takeaway? In an era where championships don't trade hands all that often, UFC 185 saw the crowning of two new champs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 29,871 reads 97 comments

  17. Among Upcoming UFC Title Fights, Velasquez vs. Werdum Generates Little Interest

    On Saturday evening, I watched UFC 185 with two friends who work for a highly respected social media company here in Las Vegas...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 20,692 reads 139 comments

  18. Rafael Dos Anjos Completes Dramatic Career Comeback with Pettis Win

    Anthony Pettis is one of the best lightweights in the history of mixed martial arts. This was hardly in doubt even before Pettis faced Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 185 ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,753 reads 87 comments

  19. UFC's New Stacked-Card Philosophy May Be Tough to Sustain, but It's Awesome

    This Saturday's UFC 185 fight card is good. It is very good. The preliminary card is deep, and the main card is full of interesting fights, including Henry Cejudo 's return to flyweight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 10,944 reads 15 comments

  20. Anthony Pettis: Injury-Free and Ready to Become the UFC's King of PPV

    After just five fights in almost four years, Anthony Pettis knew something had to change. Injury after injury piled up, stealing important years from his prime...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 10,470 reads 87 comments

  21. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: After UFC 185, You Can Call Me 'Joanna Champion'

    LAS VEGAS — The first thing you notice about Joanna Jedrzejczyk is her name, of course, because you have to figure out how to spell it. She is a writer's worst nightmare. She is the reason copy and paste was invented...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 13,240 reads 73 comments

  22. The Question: Should Brock Lesnar Stick with Pro Wrestling and Not MMA?

    Brock Lesnar 's run in World Wrestling Entertainment might be coming to an end. Or, at least his contract is expiring after WrestleMania in a few weeks, making him the hottest free agent in combat sports...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 11,977 reads 81 comments

  23. UFC 184: What We Learned, Loved and Hated

    Saturday night's UFC 184 event offered more of that patented Ronda Rousey magic: the anticipation, the atmosphere and the quick destruction of an opponent that leaves us all ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 23,013 reads 128 comments

  24. The Question: Does Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Make a Mockery of MMA?

    Last fall, Scott Coker surprised just about everybody by announcing that Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar would face off in a headlining Bellator event...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 14,747 reads 59 comments

  25. Bellator's Crazy Main Events Will Set It Apart from the UFC

    Scott Coker seems to have a winning formula for television success. The formula goes a little something like this: Fill up a card with great prospects and great style fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 1 month ago 19,204 reads 53 comments