1. The Ultimate Fighter China: Can It Move the Needle in This Critical Market?

    It's official: The UFC's foray into China looks to come full force. The UFC is looking to ignite a movement of MMA in China, specifically a UFC movement...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,250 reads 18 comments

  2. The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale: Early Preview and Predictions

    This groundbreaking season of The Ultimate Fighter is coming to a close soon, officially ending the first season to include female fighters. It has been a success, as the women have stolen the show when it comes to fight time...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,310 reads 6 comments

  3. UFC 167: Ranking the Main Card Fights

    The 20th anniversary of the UFC is upon us, and the world's largest MMA promotion has put on a doozy of a card. Between a welterweight championship bout, promising prospects and guaranteed great fights, UFC 167 should hit on all cylinders...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 10,036 reads 18 comments

  4. Ben Askren Release: Why the UFC Shouldn't Sign Former Bellator Champ...Yet

    It seemed like the writing was on the wall when Bjorn Rebney was allowing Ben Askren to entertain offers from the UFC. Now it's official : Ben Askren has been released...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 16,452 reads 100 comments

  5. UFC 167: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC is holding its 20th anniversary show with an absolutely stacked UFC 167 card. It has been preceded by a tour and many other activities, as the UFC has pulled out all of the stops...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 5,421 reads 11 comments

  6. TUF 18: Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog, Episode 11

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through a one-on-one between Jessamyn Duke and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek . This week's episode focused primarily on one person: Julianna...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,695 reads 25 comments

  7. TUF 18 Episode 11: Live Updates and Results

    Welcome to the TUF 18 live blog. On tonight's episode, the first women's semifinal will take place as Team Tate comrades Sarah Moras and Julianna Pena will square off. If you are unaware, these women fought professionally not long ago...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 8,580 reads 33 comments

  8. Bellator Devalues World Title Belts with Questionable Card Placement

    Bellator has started to pick up a little bit of steam coming off its amazing Bellator 106 card, which was free on Spike TV...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 981 reads 14 comments

  9. UFC 167: Predicting the Fight Night Bonus Winners

    The end of 2013 continues to be absolutely stacked, as UFC 167 furthers the championship parade in current times. This time, the welterweight title is up for grabs as long-time champ Georges St...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 5,187 reads 18 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 32: Post-Fight Stock Report

    On paper, UFC Fight Night was an event that many fans felt they could miss without regret. In terms of execution, it was one of the most exciting cards in recent memory. In total, there were nine finishes in 11 fights...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,652 reads 23 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 32: Predicting the Fight Night Bonuses

    The UFC is wrapping up a busy week, as UFC Fight Night 32 will be live from Brazil on Saturday. This event follows UFC Fight for the Troops, which took place Wednesday and featured some awesome fights...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 2,920 reads 10 comments

  12. TUF 18: Jessamyn Duke Fighter Blog, Episode 10

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

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,069 reads 8 comments

  13. Report: Will Campuzano Steps in to Fight Sergio Pettis at UFC 167

    Earlier this week, Vaughan Lee dropped out of his fight with UFC newcomer Sergio Pettis. It now appears that the brother of UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis has a new opponent...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 11,338 reads 25 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 32: Preliminary Card Predictions

    It has been a busy week for the UFC, as UFC Fight for the Troops 3 just passed and UFC Fight Night 32 is on the horizon...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 1,808 reads 1 comments

  15. UFC Singapore Adds 5 Bouts to January Show

    The UFC is heading to Singapore on Jan. 4, 2014, and it appears the card is filling up rather quickly, via MMA Junkie ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,974 reads 6 comments

  16. UFC Fight for the Troops 3: Predicting the Fight Night Bonus Winners

    The UFC has a big week coming up with both UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC Fight Night 32 on deck. The events bring a combined 23 high-level MMA events that should satisfy all who watch the bouts...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 1,136 reads 8 comments

  17. UFC Fight for the Troops 3: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC has decided to give back to the troops with its third installment of UFC Fight for the Troops on Wednesday from Fort Campbell in Kentucky. It is a great event that allows servicemen to enjoy MMA action on a military base...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 3,682 reads 10 comments

  18. Bellator 106 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    Bellator 106 came with a whirlwind of emotions and news. It was a pay-per-view with two former champions main-eventing, then it was a free-TV card with three rematches for championships...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 17,109 reads 53 comments

  19. The Beaten Path: 5 WMMA Prospects to Keep Your Eye on by Division

    Women's MMA is rapidly growing due to Invicta FC, the UFC and the popularity of this season's The Ultimate Fighter...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 6,271 reads 22 comments

  20. Bellator 106: Bleacher Report Staff Main Card Predictions

    Bellator 106 has come with a plethora of emotions and news, as the card has gone from potentially unbuyable pay-per-view to awesomely stacked free TV card...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 7,634 reads 15 comments

  21. Bellator 106: Preliminary Card Predictions

    Bellator's venture into the pay-per-view market is temporarily on hold, as Bellator 106 comes to you live on Spike TV. This is a result of headliner Tito Ortiz hurting his neck and pulling out of his fight with Rampage Jackson...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 1,492 reads 5 comments

  22. TUF 18: Power Ranking the Fighters After the Quarterfinals

    The quarterfinals of The Ultimate Fighter 18 are now complete, as we are now left with four men and four women in the semifinals. There were a lot of shockers in the opening round, as favorites fell and new contenders arose...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 8,311 reads 42 comments

  23. TUF 18 Episode 9 Results and Recap: Fight Scrapped, Semifinals Set

    The ninth episode of TUF 18 was to feature the final fights of the men's and women's quarterfinals, with Cody Bollinger taking on Anthony Gutierrez and Peggy Morgan taking on Sarah Moras ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 9,201 reads 65 comments

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

    Note: All quotes and material were obtained firsthand by Bleacher Report through a one-on-one between Jessamyn Duke and Bleacher Report's Riley Kontek . Maybe this week's episode will surprise some people, but then again, maybe it won't...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 4,323 reads 7 comments

  25. Ian McCall Out, John Dodson in vs. Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9

    Just days after Ian McCall dropped out of his scheduled flyweight bout at UFC on Fox 9 , a replacement has been found to take on debuting flyweight Scott Jorgensen ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 1 year ago 7,294 reads 44 comments