1. The Numbers Game: Analyzing Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

    At first glance, the UFC on Fox title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez doesn't offer all that much to analyze...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 3,716 reads 9 comments

  2. The Buzz List: The 4 Hottest, Most Controversial Topics in MMA for 12/9-12/15

    Our string of never-ending fight weeks continues this week with UFC on FOX 9. I'm sure it'll be a memorable event, but can it live up to the strong memories created by heavyweights ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 12,786 reads 13 comments

  3. Matt Brown Withdraws from UFC on FOX 9 Bout Due to Back Injury

    UPDATE: December 7, 12:53 p.m. PT Brown tweeted the specific nature of the injury: he has three herniated discs in his lower back. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Condit has, in fact, been pulled from the fight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 31,666 reads 148 comments

  4. UFC Fight Night 33: What We Learned from Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

    There are times in this profession where I have no words to describe what I've just seen. It doesn't happen often. Most of the time, I feel like I've seen it all...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 39,803 reads 121 comments

  5. Daniel Cormier Signs New 8-Fight Deal with UFC, Rashad Evans a Possible Opponent

    A top heavyweight contender—and an intriguing future addition to the UFC's light heavyweight division—has signed a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 5,517 reads 19 comments

  6. UFC on Fox 9: Former Bellator Champ Zach Makovsky Faces Scott Jorgensen

    Former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky has signed a multi -fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will face Scott Jorgensen at next week's UFC on Fox 9 event in Sacramento...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 5,568 reads 17 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 33: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva Betting Odds and Predictions

    Hey guys, it's fight week. Actually, there's no such thing as fight week any more. It's just one long stretch of fight weeks, pressing out into the distance with no end in sight...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 24,080 reads 21 comments

  8. TUF 18 Finale Salaries: Maynard ($45K), Diaz ($30K) Top Event Payroll

    Main-event winner Nate Diaz made a paltry $30,000—$15,000 to show and $15,000 earned for his stunning demolition of former lightweight title contender Gray Maynard at Saturday's Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 5,416 reads 13 comments

  9. UFC Dials Back European Expansion, but Overexposure Still a Danger

    I woke up this fine Monday morning with the realization that we've just begun another Ultimate Fighting Championship fight week. And, in both the immortal words and general vibe of Ron Burgundy, in no way is that depressing...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 12,010 reads 53 comments

  10. TUF 18 Finale: What We Learned from Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS — The old version of Nate Diaz returned Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, while the old version of Gray Maynard may be gone for good...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 21,742 reads 61 comments

  11. Shane Del Rosario Taken off Life Support, Breathing on His Own

    UPDATE: Saturday, November 30 at 8:05pm ET Sources close to Del Rosario told Bleacher Report that the fighter was removed from life support on Friday night, and as of Saturday evening, he is breathing on his own and has shown encouraging signs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 537,742 reads 40 comments

  12. TUF 18 Finale: Maynard vs. Diaz Betting Odds and Predictions

    By the time most of you read this, there's a chance you'll be on your way to a post-Thanksgiving lunch nap filled with thoughts of cranberry sauce and regret...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 5,911 reads 4 comments

  13. TUF 18 Finale: Nate Diaz Relaxed, Focused on Getting Win over Gray Maynard

    LAS VEGAS—Nate Diaz sits on a small stage on the Mandalay Bay Events Center concourse. He has arrived late—stop me if you've heard this before, but the brothers Diaz ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 10,588 reads 26 comments

  14. Gray Maynard Willing to Drop to Featherweight for Final Bout with Frankie Edgar

    Gray Maynard isn't quite done with Frankie Edgar . At least, he hopes not. Maynard and Edgar's story began on April 2, 2008. The location was Broomfield , Colo., and the event was Kenny Florian vs...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 9,393 reads 34 comments

  15. 'Walking Miracle' Matt Grice Unveils Details from Near-Fatal Car Accident

    Earlier this year, Matt Grice fought Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157. It was a heart-stopping blend of action and endurance, and it easily won Fight of the Night honors...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 10,732 reads 15 comments

  16. Douglas Lima Surprised by Askren's Bellator Release; That Makes Two of Us.

    Ben Askren is the Bellator welterweight champion. Or, he was. With his surprising Nov. 14 release from the promotion, it's safe to assume that belt is no longer around Askren 's waist...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 3,460 reads 27 comments

  17. UFC's John Dodson Breaks Down Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 2

    UFC flyweight John Dodson is in a unique position to break down next month's UFC on FOX main event between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez . After all, Dodson has been in the cage with Johnson...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 13,161 reads 25 comments

  18. Lorenzo Fertitta Clarifies UFC's Stance on Georges St-Pierre Controversy

    One of the major talking points coming out of UFC 167 was Dana White 's fiery and controversial comments about Georges St-Pierre...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 18,093 reads 88 comments

  19. UFC 168 Opponents Del Rosario and Inocente Injured, Removed from Card

    Fights are typically scratched or altered when a single fighter is injured; it's a rare situation when two fighters scheduled to face each other suffer injuries at the same time...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 2,455 reads 3 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 35: Thiago Silva Injured, out of Bout vs. Ovince St. Preux

    Not even 24 hours after the UFC announced the bout, Thiago Silva is out of his UFC Fight Night 35 co-main event bout against Ovince St. Preux. The news was revealed via the UFC's official @UFCNews Twitter account ...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 10,146 reads 22 comments

  21. UFC on FOX 10: Heavyweight Clash Between Gabriel Gonzaga, Stipe Miocic Added

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship's annual return to the Chicago area has received a hefty dose of heavyweight action: Stipe Miocic will take on Gabriel Gonzaga in a fight expected to air on the network broadcast...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 4,040 reads 9 comments

  22. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Sound off on White, GSP and More

    You like bold statements, right? Of course you do. Everyone likes a bold statement or two. Welcome to our newest feature here at Bleacher Report: Tweet-O-Rama...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 22,447 reads 121 comments

  23. Vitor Belfort Says His Testosterone Levels Were Low for Fight Against Henderson

    Heading into his UFC Fight Night 32 bout with Dan Henderson, much was made of Vitor Belfort 's usage of testosterone replacement therapy...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 6,398 reads 38 comments

  24. UFC's Brian Melancon Forced to Retire After Discovering Kidney Issue

    UFC welterweight Brian Melancon announced on Wednesday that he's retiring from mixed martial arts after doctors discovered an issue with his kidneys...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 806 reads 0 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 36: Jacare Souza vs. Francis Carmont Booked for Co-Main Clash

    An intriguing middleweight clash between top divisional contenders Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (No. 3) and Francis Carmont (No. 8) has been booked for a UFC Fight Night event on February 15, 2014...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 9 months ago 8,254 reads 55 comments