1. The Beaten Path: Top 25 MMA Prospects for 2015, Part 1

    Another year, another set of potential big-show prospects are ready to make a run in a sport that has a seemingly endless supply of up-and-comers who keep promotions strong and stacked with talent...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 33,715 reads 35 comments

  2. UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier Main Card B/R Staff Predictions

    A new year, the same crew. Bleacher Report is back in 2015 to guide you through the main cards of UFC events throughout the year. We kick things off with Saturday's UFC 182 , which is likely the most anticipated main event since Anderson Silva vs...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 89,268 reads 144 comments

  3. UFC 182 Fight Card: 3 Fighters Who Can Make a Name for Themselves

    UFC 182 is set to be one of the company's biggest events in a long time. It boasts a championship main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that is probably the biggest in the division because of the stakes, bitterness and challenge for Jones..

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 4,814 reads 2 comments

  4. UFC 182 Preliminary Card Predictions

    It's a new year, but it's the same old predictions. Yes, I return in 2015 with the preliminary card predictions. First up is UFC 182 , which is headlined by bitter rivals Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 4,572 reads 4 comments

  5. UFC 182: 4 Reasons to Watch Jones vs. Cormier Fight Card

    The wait is finally over. The biggest fight that should have taken place in 2013 will kick things off for the UFC in 2015. I of course am referring to Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 7,901 reads 22 comments

  6. MMA in 2014: The Worst Robberies

    It was a long, crazy year of fights in mixed marital arts. Simply put, 2014 was busy and had no shortage of decisions left in the hands of the judges. Most of the time, the judges got it right...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 21,052 reads 82 comments

  7. 5 Pro Wrestling Stars We'd Like to See Follow CM Punk into MMA

    CM Punk is in the UFC whether you like it or not. This is true, and whether you agree or disagree with it, it will draw eyes and money. There's no secret that the WWE is bigger than the UFC...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 4 months ago 74,087 reads 83 comments

  8. Lyoto Machida vs. CB Dollaway: What We Learned from Middleweight Tilt

    The end of 2014 saw the UFC close out the year in Brazil live on Fox Sports 1. The card, which was headlined by former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 20,171 reads 38 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 58: 3 Fights to Make for Renan Barao

    The UFC closed out its 2014 in Brazil, as UFC Fight Night 58 aired Saturday night. Headlined by middleweight contenders Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, the card was heavy on Brazilian talent and up-and-comers...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 12,003 reads 54 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 58 Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC is closing out its 2014 in Brazil with UFC Fight Night 58. Live on Saturday, the card boasts a main event with a former UFC champion and a rising middleweight contender...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 3,247 reads 2 comments

  11. TUF 20 Finale Stock Report

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 is in the books, and the UFC has a new strawweight champion. The live finale followed up a long season full of fights, cattiness and the emergence of new players at 115 pounds...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 4,140 reads 17 comments

  12. 3 Strawweights Who Could Challenge New Champ Carla Esparza

    Over the weekend, the UFC crowned a new champion at 115 pounds following a tournament on Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. That woman was Carla Esparza , who is the first-ever female strawweight champion...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 5,753 reads 21 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 13 Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC returns with a doubleheader this week that will crown a champion and potentially put a heavyweight in the title picture. In all, it should be a great weekend...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 2,408 reads 0 comments

  14. TUF 20 Finale Preliminary Card Predictions

    The show is over, the bracket has been busted and finals are set. That's right, The Ultimate Fighter 20 is over, and it's time to crown a new champion...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 3,870 reads 6 comments

  15. Invicta 10 Preview and Predictions

    The women are back at it this weekend, as Invicta 10 airs live on Fight Pass for the third time. Live from Houston on Friday, the card has a title fight and a bevy of other top female fighters from different weight classes...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 1,665 reads 4 comments

  16. The Ultimate Fighter 20 Recap, Episode 11: 2 Fights Set Up Semifinals

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 returned to the air Wednesday night, as the show still had two fights to sort out in the quarterfinals. The winners would come one step closer to becoming a UFC champion...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 6,821 reads 32 comments

  17. UFC 181 Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC is back on Saturday with a return to pay-per-view. Headlined by two title fights, UFC 181 promises to be one of the biggest cards of the year...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 5,600 reads 4 comments

  18. UFC 181's Ashlee Evans-Smith: Just Happy to Be Fighting Again

    It's felt like a long time, but Ashlee Evans-Smith is back in action. It's not for World Series of Fighting, her former home, but with her new promotion the UFC...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 3,055 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC 181: 5 Reasons to Watch Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 Fight Card

    The UFC is looking to close 2014 with a bang. UFC 181 is the bang that the company is looking for, as the event hosts two title fights on pay-per-view that should grab the attention of fans...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 16,282 reads 17 comments

  20. UFC Fight Night 57: B/R Staff Main Card Predictions

    Missed the UFC last weekend? Don't worry—the company is back with yet another card this weekend! It should be a fun one, so if you have cable, you should tune in...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 12,866 reads 26 comments

  21. UFC Fight Night 57 Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC returns Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 57. Live on Fox Sports 1, the card is deep with prospects and established vets alike...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 2,796 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 57

    The UFC is back on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 57. Live from Texas, it is a stacked card with contenders and top prospects alike...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 7,400 reads 16 comments

  23. UFC, Bellator and WSOF: 5 Stars of the Night

    Saturday was a busy night if you are an MMA fan. Between UFC 180 , Bellator 131 and WSOF 15, there were enough fights to last the normal fan a month or two...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 5,769 reads 14 comments

  24. UFC 180: 3 Fights to Make for Ricardo Lamas

    Saturday night, the UFC made its triumphant debut in Mexico with UFC 180 . Headlined by a heavyweight title fight, the card saw many Latino fighters compete, including two of the top featherweights in the world...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 6,413 reads 16 comments

  25. Dennis Bermudez vs. Ricardo Lamas: What We Learned from Featherweight Tilt

    On Saturday night, the UFC made its triumphant debut in Mexico with UFC 180 . Headlined by a heavyweight title fight, the card saw many Latino fighters compete, including two of the top featherweights in the world...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 4,710 reads 20 comments