1. 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

  2. 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 6 months ago 3,877 reads 12 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 11,991 reads 8 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 25,211 reads 124 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 4,114 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 3,555 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 5,807 reads 26 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 3,825 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 4,490 reads 7 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 1,542 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 36,035 reads 46 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 4,831 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 2,830 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 40,047 reads 80 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 22,743 reads 45 comments

  16. Updating the 5 Women to Add to TUF 20

    The Ultimate Fighter 20 does not start until later in 2014, but W MMA fans are already buzzing over the season. The main question at this point, though, is about casting, as 11 women are already announced and five more will be casted...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 4,963 reads 15 comments

  17. UFC on Fox 10 Results: 3 Fights for Gabriel Gonzaga to Take Next

    A pair of heavyweights looking to sneak in the heavyweight title picture met in Chicago, as Stipe Miocic took on Gabriel Gonzaga in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 10 . It promised to be a fight that wouldn't reach the judges...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 6,498 reads 19 comments

  18. UFC on Fox 10: What We Learned from Darren Elkins vs. Jeremy Stephens

    The main card of UFC on Fox tonight kicked off in the featherweight division, as noted brawler Jeremy Stephens took on veteran grinder and top-10 featherweight Darren Elkins ...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 1,069 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC on Fox 10 Results: What We Learned from the Prelims

    The UFC returned on Saturday night with UFC on Fox 10 in Chicago. Headlined by Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson, it promised to be an exciting, action-packed night of fights...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 10,903 reads 11 comments

  20. UFC on Fox 10: B/R Staff Predictions for Main Card

    The UFC returns to Fox with a solid card from Chicago, as UFC on Fox 10 comes to you live this Saturday. Headlined by former UFC champ Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson, the card promises to be a must-see event this weekend...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 13,791 reads 30 comments

  21. UFC on Fox 10: Preliminary Card Predictions

    The UFC comes back to Chicago this weekend when UFC on Fox 10 goes down on Saturday. Headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, the main card looks like it will provide a great show...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 3,587 reads 9 comments

  22. TUF Nations: Luke Harris Fighter Blog, Episode 2

    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 on a high after Kajan Johnson's win...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 1,464 reads 1 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 10: 5 Reasons to Watch

    The UFC is back on Fox this weekend, as Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson headline a card live from Chicago. It is the UFC's first trip back to Chicago since last year's show that also aired on the premier network...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 6,074 reads 5 comments

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

    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 . First of all, I would like to introduce myself...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 2,319 reads 3 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 35: What We Learned from John Moraga vs. Dustin Ortiz

    Former flyweight championship contender John Moraga returned for the first time since his failed title bid in Atlanta. In his way was a scrappy, full-of-heart flyweight in Dustin Ortiz who was certain to give him a run for his money...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 2,972 reads 7 comments