1. TUF Nations: Luke Harris Fighter Blog, Episode 5

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through a one-on-one between Luke Harris and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek . Our team was surprised after Nordine Taleb's loss but, really, that’s the fight game...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 1,132 reads 3 comments

  2. Second MMA Fighter Murdered in Two Days in Natal, Brazil

    Only a day after Brazilian MMA fighter Luiz de Franca was murdered in Natal, Brazil, tragedy has struck yet again in the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 19,315 reads 61 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Best Fighters in the Bellator Promotion

    There is no doubt that Bellator is the second biggest MMA promotion in the world. Obviously the UFC is the biggest. Bellator has some high-level talent that can make it to the UFC, if they are given Bellator 's graces to leave...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 14,425 reads 51 comments

  4. Brazilian MMA Fighter Murdered in Brazil, Former Police Officer Is Prime Suspect

    Brazilian mixed martial artist Luiz de Franca, a fighter who trained with the Kimura Nova Uniao team, was murdered inside a gym Monday in Natal, Brazil (h/t MMA Fighting ). The cause of death was determined to be several gunshot wounds...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 8,497 reads 14 comments

  5. UFC Signs Heavyweights Ruan Potts, Jack May

    There is no doubt that the UFC heavyweight division is thin in numbers. Luckily, the company has added two prospects to the ranks to give it some added depth...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,700 reads 4 comments

  6. UFC 170: Pedro Munhoz Steps in vs. Raphael Assuncao on Late Notice

    UFC lost one of its most important bouts in terms of title contention when Francisco Rivera bowed out against Raphael Assuncao , but the Brazilian contender has picked up a new opponent , according to Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 3,486 reads 11 comments

  7. Thiago Silva's Life Outside the Cage Keeps Him from Absolute Glory

    UFC fighter Thiago Silva has been known for his savage-like brutality in the cage and roadblocks outside of the cage that have stymied momentum in his fight career. Another one of those roadblocks has come up...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 3,661 reads 8 comments

  8. 10 Non-UFC Fights to Watch in February

    The UFC is obviously the most watched and biggest MMA promotion in the world. It provides fans with the best fighters and some of the best fights in the world. However, there is a world outside the UFC that deserves to be experienced...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,811 reads 3 comments

  9. TUF Nations: Luke Harris Fighter Blog, Episode 4

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through a one-on-one between Luke Harris and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,207 reads 11 comments

  10. UFC on Fox 11 Adds 3 Fights, Including Nurmagomedov vs. Dos Anjos

    It looks like the UFC's trip to Orlando for UFC on Fox 11 is starting to fill out a bit, as the UFC announced three new matchups to the card, via MMA Fighting ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 13,579 reads 46 comments

  11. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler III: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Bellator is sitting on the most intriguing competitive rivalry in the sport of MMA right now in the form of Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. The men have had two bouts that have been considered among the best fights of the year in 2011 and 2013...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 2,466 reads 6 comments

  12. UFC 169 Results: Updating the Featherweight Rankings

    UFC 169 saw a featherweight title defense in the co-main event, as champion Jose Aldo took on challenger Ricardo Lamas. It was an interesting matchup that people were curious to see...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 3,927 reads 12 comments

  13. UFC 169 Results: Updating the Bantamweight Rankings

    UFC 169 featured a main event between the UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao and Urijah Faber. It was a rematch from their UFC 149 fight in which Barao was the winner...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 12,089 reads 8 comments

  14. UFC 169 Results: Overeem Fought Smart but Isn't Ready for Velasquez, JDS

    Alistair Overeem beat Frank Mir at UFC 169 . That being said, it was not his most impressive performance, and he should not be expecting huge things in the aftermath. He definitely outstruck Mir...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 25,644 reads 124 comments

  15. UFC 169 Results: Ali Bagautinov Is Not Ready for Demetrious Johnson

    Ali Bagautinov won his UFC 169 fight on Saturday; however, he did nothing in that fight to prove he is ready for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Many people said that the bout between Bagautinov and John Lineker would decide the No...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 4,271 reads 4 comments

  16. Ali Bagautinov vs. John Lineker: What We Learned from UFC 169 Fight

    A pair of flyweight contenders met at UFC 169 , when Russian Ali Bagautinov took on Brazilian John Lineker . Many thought the winner was the rightful title contender at 125 pounds...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 3,793 reads 5 comments

  17. UFC 169 Results: Is Abel Trujillo a Dark Horse at Lightweight?

    It wasn't pretty. In fact, it was downright brutal. Either way, Abel Trujillo walked out a winner at UFC 169 ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 6,051 reads 26 comments

  18. UFC 169: What We Learned from the Prelims

    UFC 169 is one of the biggest events the UFC will hold in 2014 and is packed with some of the best fighters in MMA today. In fact, the event holds two title fights, showing how big the event is...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 3,885 reads 12 comments

  19. UFC 169: Mir vs. Overeem Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

    A heavyweight bout was afoot with big implications, as Dutch striker and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem took on former UFC champion Frank Mir. It was a win-or-go-home fight for both men...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 4,659 reads 7 comments

  20. Jan Blachowicz Signing: 3 More Polish Fighters the UFC Should Sign

    The UFC has secured highly touted Polish light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz , a move that adds a little more depth to the light-on-talent division. This is great news, as Blachowicz was considered one of the best 205ers not with the company...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 2,103 reads 10 comments

  21. Rener Gracie: CM Punk's MMA Potential Has 'No Limit'

    The WWE world was lit afire this week when CM Punk walked out of the company due to frustrations and the wear and tear the pro wrestling schedule has had on his body and mind...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 36,859 reads 46 comments

  22. UFC 169: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The next excursion on pay-per-view for the UFC comes in the form of UFC 169 on Saturday. Headlined by two title fights, it promises to be one of the best cards in the early going of 2014...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 4,924 reads 3 comments

  23. TUF Nations: Luke Harris Fighter Blog, Ep. 3

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through a one-on-one between Luke Harris and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek . This week starts out with the Australians being intentionally obnoxious...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 2,932 reads 2 comments

  24. Chris Leben: "I Spent Most of My Money on Drugs"

    Chris Leben has been a controversial figure from the minute he stepped into The Ultimate Fighter 1 house many years ago. He has continued to be a controversial figure even into his recent retirement...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 41,052 reads 80 comments

  25. UFC 169: 5 Reasons to Watch

    Super Bowl weekend is rapidly approaching, and one of the biggest weekends of the year for sports will bring fans great entertainment...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 11 months ago 22,881 reads 45 comments