1. UFC Signs Polish Middleweight Krzysztof Jotko, Brazilian Female Bethe Correia

    Amidst roster cuts the UFC has added fighters, this time in the form of international talent. It appears that the UFC has signed Polish middleweight Krzysztof Jotko , who ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 9 months ago 4,324 reads 6 comments

  2. 5 Kickboxers We'd Love to See in MMA

    There are not many sports that are as exciting as professional kickboxing. There is just something about the pure violence, athleticism and art that the sport brings that makes fans consistently jump out of their seats...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 13,119 reads 92 comments

  3. 5 Wrestlers We'd Love to See in MMA

    Undoubtedly, one of the best bases to have going into MMA , if not the best base, is amateur wrestling. Some of the best fighters in the world were amateur wrestlers at one point, ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 19,433 reads 39 comments

  4. 5 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artists We'd Love to See in MMA

    If you ask any one fan which martial art was key in the explosion of MMA , most would point to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It was Royce Gracie's domination at UFC 1 that caused the world to go into a manhunt for BJJ gyms in the nearby areas...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 8,378 reads 22 comments

  5. UFC Releases Japanese Star Yushin Okami

    In one of the most unbelievable releases since Jon Fitch, the UFC has decided to release Japanese middleweight contender Yushin Okami , according to MMA Junkie . Okami , a former middleweight title challenger, is 3-1 in his last four fights...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 9,257 reads 83 comments

  6. 5 Boxers We'd Love to See in MMA

    The idea of boxers coming over to MMA or mixed martial artists going over to boxing is an idea that has been teased and pondered for years. It's happened in some instances, for better or worse...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 8,666 reads 59 comments

  7. The Beaten Path: Top 10 Featherweight Prospects Outside UFC

    Here at the Beaten Path, our job is to give the average fan a look at some of the best prospects in the world. These are guys that have UFC potential written all over them...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 3,915 reads 23 comments

  8. TUF 18 Episode 4 Results and Recap: Tension Continues, Women Throw Down

    The fourth episode of TUF 18 featured the second women's fight of the quarterfinals, with Jessica Rakoczy of Team Rousey taking on long-time vet Roxanne Modafferi of Team Tate...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 13,729 reads 98 comments

  9. TUF 18: Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog, Episode 4

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

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 5,891 reads 11 comments

  10. Aleksandra Albu Signing: 5 Fighters the UFC Should Have Signed Instead

    The UFC world is abuzz over the signing of female fighter Aleksandra Albu, but it may not be for the right reasons. Not much is known about the Russian striker, but the buzz about her happens to come from her incredible physique and overall beauty...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 7,177 reads 32 comments

  11. Renan Barao Proves He Is One of the Best Fighters in All of MMA

    He may not be the most popular and he may not be the biggest name in terms of UFC champions, but Renan Barao has proven that he is one of the best fighters in MMA ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,356 reads 9 comments

  12. UFC 165 Results: Three Stars from the Prelims Card

    If you missed UFC 165 , you missed a classic. The boys brought their A-games and put on great fights that brought fans in Toronto to their feet. The card was headlined by an all-time matchup: Jon Jones vs...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 1,075 reads 0 comments

  13. UFC 165 Results: Top 10 Bantamweights in the UFC

    UFC 165 saw a shakeup in the bantamweight division with its title fight and a couple other scraps. When the night was over, Renan Barao retained his belt with a beautiful stoppage win over Eddie Wineland ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 460 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 165: Preliminary Card Predictions

    As UFC 165 closes in, the anticipation for the light heavyweight title match between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson grows. It is one of the more intriguing light heavyweight championship fights in recent times due to the Swede's size and length...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 4,982 reads 4 comments

  15. TUF 18: Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog, Episode 3

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

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 7,338 reads 38 comments

  16. UFC 165: 5 Fighters Worth Watching

    UFC 165 marks the return to pay-per-view for the company, as light heavyweight king Jon Jones defends his championship against top contender Alexander Gustafsson . It marks the first time a Swedish fighter gets a title shot in UFC history...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,553 reads 7 comments

  17. Bellator 99 Results: Matyushenko Wins, Four Featherweights Advance

    Bellator 99 continued its ninth season with a feature light heavyweight bout, as well as the opening round of the featherweight tournament...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 10,868 reads 19 comments

  18. TUF 18: The Ronda Rousey Hate Is Largely Unjustified

    Let me start off by saying that I am a fan of Ronda Rousey . This does not make me biased, but I will get that out of the way so I don't have to answer or defend that numerous times in the comment section...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 27,992 reads 316 comments

  19. The Pound-for-Pound Best Women in MMA Today

    With the growth of women's MMA , more and more viable competitors are emerging thanks to promotions like Invicta FC, XFC and the UFC. Obviously, the bantamweight division is the most popular, as it is the only weight class carried by the UFC...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 16,039 reads 127 comments

  20. TUF 18's Jessamyn Duke: Episode 2 Blog

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through one-on-one between Jessamyn Duke and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek . When Episode 2 starts, a whirlwind of activity has just taken place...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 5,812 reads 72 comments

  21. The Ultimate Fighter 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate, Episode 2 Live Results

    The Ultimate Fighter settles in for its 18th season with new coaches Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate on Wednesday evening at 10 p.m. ET...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 18,381 reads 48 comments

  22. Bellator: Building on UFC Veterans, the Impending Pay-Per-View and More

    Bjorn Rebney has made it clear in the past through interviews and statements ; Bellator does not want to build their company on UFC veterans, and he doesn't want to become a feeder system to the world's largest promotion...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,172 reads 9 comments

  23. 10 Bellator Fighters Worth Watching in September

    Over the weekend, Bellator kicked off its ninth season with a middleweight tournament and a title match. It was the first of four Bellator events in the month of September...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 2,660 reads 10 comments

  24. UFC Fight Night 28 Results: Ranking the Top 10 Middleweights in the UFC

    UFC Fight Night 28 brought a big shakeup to the middleweight division in the form of "Jacare." That's right, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza made a huge jump up the rankings with his dominant, devastating performance over Yushin Okami ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 1,361 reads 13 comments

  25. TUF 18 Interview: Going 1-on-1 with Jessamyn Duke After Episode 1

    The Ultimate Fighter 18 made history with its debut on Wednesday, as the show hosted female fighters for the first time ever. The fights were all outstanding, but they had to start somewhere...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 10 months ago 5,324 reads 3 comments