1. Melendez Re-Signs with the UFC, Coaches TUF 20 Opposite Champion Pettis

    Last week, it looked like Gilbert Melendez was heading to Bellator. As of Sunday night, Melendez has been re-signed by the UFC and has a busy upcoming schedule ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 22,796 reads 111 comments

  2. UFC 170 Results: 3 Fights for Rory MacDonald to Take Next

    Rory MacDonald got back in the win column at UFC 170 with a unanimous decision victory over Demian Maia. It reversed a loss in his previous outing to current title challenger Robbie Lawler ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 8,995 reads 30 comments

  3. UFC 170 Results: Grading Every Debuting Fighter

    UFC 170 was a historic night for many reasons. Ronda Rousey defended her title for the second time in the shortest duration between defenses, and Daniel Cormier ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 3,879 reads 3 comments

  4. UFC 170 Results: Sorting out the Top Contenders for Ronda Rousey

    In the aftermath of UFC 170 , the biggest question coming out of the event was an obvious one: Who should be next opponent for champion Ronda Rousey ? The answer is a lot more simple than people are leading on...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 1,735 reads 6 comments

  5. UFC 170 Results: Updating Women's Bantamweight Rankings

    UFC 170 was a big night for women's MMA , as two fights in the women's bantamweight division graced the card. The big one headlined the whole card, as Ronda Rousey defended her title against Sara McMann...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 21,074 reads 7 comments

  6. UFC 170 Preliminary Card Predictions

    UFC 170 limps toward the finish line this weekend, as the card headlined by women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann is afoot...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 4,689 reads 12 comments

  7. UFC 170: Predicting the Fight Night Bonus Winners

    UFC 170 is quickly approaching, as the pay-per-view event battered by injury limps to the finish line. That being said, there are still some pretty intriguing affairs and fighters to keep an eye on...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 854 reads 7 comments

  8. TUF Nations: Luke Harris Fighter Blog, Episode 6

    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 5 months ago 1,256 reads 0 comments

  9. 10 TUF Veterans Who Never Lived Up to Their Potential

    The Ultimate Fighter has given the UFC many fighters who have done great things for the company. It also has operated as a developmental program, providing many mainstays who grace the Octagon on a night-to-night basis...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 19,809 reads 41 comments

  10. UFC Fight Night 36 Results: Updating the Middleweight Rankings

    UFC Fight Night 36 was an important event for the middleweight rankings, as four of the top fighters in the UFC were in action. Those fighters were Lyoto Machida , Ronaldo Souza , Gegard Mousasi and Francis Carmont ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 19,578 reads 74 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 36 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    UFC Fight Night 36 was not the most anticipated card in UFC history, as the card did not have a ton of star power on it...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 13,757 reads 25 comments

  12. Daniel Cormier Stays in UFC 170 Co-Main Event, Meets Newcomer Patrick Cummins

    A day after Rashad Evans had to bow out to injury, Daniel Cormier looked to be without an opponent. Now, it looks like Cormier will in fact stay on the UFC 170 card...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 21,551 reads 113 comments

  13. UFC Fight Night 36: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC makes its return to Brazil with UFC Fight Night 36, headlined by middleweights Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. The card has a ton of Brazilian talent looking to strut their stuff, as many prospects will look to break out on this card...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 4,237 reads 3 comments

  14. UFC Fight Night 36: Predicting the Fight Night Bonus Winners

    The UFC will be making its return to Brazil this weekend, as UFC Fight Night 36 comes live on Fox Sports 1. Headlined by Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi , the show is heavy on Brazilian talent and up-and-coming fighters in multiple divisions...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 5 months ago 862 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 1,051 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 19,018 reads 61 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 12,741 reads 51 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 8,301 reads 14 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 2,459 reads 4 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 3,288 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 3,547 reads 8 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 2,751 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 2,155 reads 11 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 13,469 reads 46 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 2,130 reads 6 comments