1. DREAM18 Glory 4 Live Results and Play by Play

    Watching Japanese New Year's Eve fights has become a bit of a tradition for me. I haven't missed one since 2007 when I saw Yarennoka! which featured Fedor Emelianenko fighting Hong Man Choi in a real-life David versus Goliath match up...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 2,294 reads 8 comments

  2. GLORY CEO Marcus Laur Discusses the Japanese Market and War with K-1

    While MMA fans anticipated the upcoming battle between Bellator and the UFC, a war was being waged in the kickboxing world between the Hong Kong-based K-1 and GLORY, which is based out of Singapore...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 1,470 reads 1 comments

  3. UFC 155 Results: Grades for All Main-Card Fighters

    UFC 155 marks the end of Zuffa's cursed year. A year where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. A year marred by so many injuries that most events were unrecognizable compared to the original booking...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 18,989 reads 94 comments

  4. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Full Fight Video Highlights from UFC 155

    There were some questions as to how a healthy Cain Velasquez would handle Junior dos Santos after he suffered such a devastating defeat in their first meeting at UFC on Fox in November 2011...

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  5. UFC 155 Live Results and Play-by-Play

    The UFC 155 pay-per-view main card has begun. Scroll down for live coverage of all the action on the Junior Dos Santos-Cain Velasquez card...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 23,976 reads 92 comments

  6. Evan Tanner Documentary "Once I Was a Champion" Premieres on PPV Tonight

    When I was just starting my career in MMA journalism, I ran a site called Head Kick Legend over on the SBNation network...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 1,204 reads 0 comments

  7. Jon Anik Fills in for an Ill Mike Goldberg for UFC 155 Announcing Duties

    Late Thursday night, Bleacher Report learned from UFC officials that Jon Anik would be stepping up and filling in for Mike Goldberg for the UFC 155 broadcast. Details were spotty at the time but it was known that it was a last minute decision...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 7,040 reads 56 comments

  8. Can One-Handed Regional MMA Champion Nick Newell Do Enough to Get into the UFC?

    At XFC 21 on AXS TV, Nick Newell captured the lightweight title in an amazing performance against Eric Reynolds, scoring a submission finish in just 82 seconds ...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 291 reads 45 comments

  9. Dana White: Victor Conte Is a "Two-Faced" Piece of Crap

    Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) are a topic that will forever be debated in sports circles. Since the 11 baseball players appeared in front of the House Government Reform Committee in 2006, the discussion has heated up exponentially...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 4,602 reads 8 comments

  10. UFC 155: On Chris Leben and Addressing Personal Demons Through Substance Abuse

    This is a story that I've put off writing for quite some time. Part of the reason is because it's a personal one that I've never felt comfortable with publishing for a major audience to read...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 5,039 reads 13 comments

  11. Dana White Says Gilbert Melendez Will "Probably" Get Title Shot in Debut

    After the UFC 155 pre -fight press conference for Saturday's card, Dana White spoke with attending media as per usual...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 10,555 reads 79 comments

  12. MMA in 2013: 5 Things That Need to Be Fixed ASAP

    MMA isn't a perfect sport. Whether it's fans trolling fighters on Twitter or the utter ridiculousness of the Bellator tournament structure, there are times when I'm embarrassed with the direction this sport that I love so much is headed...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 5,975 reads 57 comments

  13. WEC Never Die: Fantasy Booking One Last Event Two Years Later

    Two years ago I found myself in Glendale, Arizona, on the floor at the Jobing.com Arena for WEC 53. I had just left a job at Apple and decided on a whim to fly out for the final WEC event ever...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 4,913 reads 17 comments

  14. Cain Velasquez Says 'There's No Trash Talking, Just Down to Business' at UFC 155

    Cain Velasquez is a fighter. There's absolutely no question that this is the case after he entered the Octagon at UFC on FOX 1 against Junior Dos Santos with a major injury to his rotator cuff...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 10,215 reads 65 comments

  15. Hector Lombard Looked Good but Every Top Middleweight Beats Him

    During his three-year run as the Bellator Middleweight Champion, fans had to hear a constant barrage of commentary from Jimmy Smith and Sean Wheelock , who made claims that Hector Lombard was one of the top middleweights in the world...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 11,469 reads 124 comments

  16. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Results: Grades for All Main-Card Fighters

    Anyone else get the feeling like fighters are going for the finish way more than usual? It just seems like we've seen a ton of cards that have delivered in a big way recently. The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Saturday night was one of those cards...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 26,277 reads 28 comments

  17. UFC on FX 6 Results: Grades for All Main Card Fighters

    UFC on FX 6 saw the close of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Coaches Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos faced off in the main event of the evening in what would turn into one of the most dominant performances of Pearson's career...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 13,027 reads 29 comments

  18. UFC on FX 6 Live Results and Play by Play

    This weekend jam-packed with MMA . Tonight on FX, the UFC is holding the finale for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes in Australia. Headlined by coaches George Sotiropoulos vs...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 6,555 reads 17 comments

  19. Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: James Head Explains Why He Fights

    Bleacher Report caught up with James Head at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as he prepares to take on Mike Pyle...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 1,295 reads 0 comments

  20. UFC on FX 6: Bleacher Report MMA Main Card Staff Predictions

    This Friday, the UFC heads to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes finale. Coaches Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos face off in the main event of the evening in a lightweight contest...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 178 reads 8 comments

  21. Alex Gustafsson Reflects on Career-Defining Win over Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua

    Alex Gustafsson has always been on of the best young fighters in the UFC's light heavyweight division. After a small setback in a submission loss to Phil Davis, Gustafsson has quickly ...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 3,230 reads 7 comments

  22. Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale: Roy Nelson Says Mitrione Made the Fight Personal

    Roy Nelson spent an entire season of The Ultimate Fighter preparing mentally to face Shane Carwin . It was a fight that he wanted and one that appeared to be very personal...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 11,227 reads 23 comments

  23. UFC on Fox 5 Results: Grades for All Main Card Fighters

    As I type this I am still trying to get my blood pressure down. From the first fight to the final bell on Saturday night, UFC on Fox 5 will be remembered as the card that puts the UFC on the network television map...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 19,739 reads 143 comments

  24. Dana White Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 4

    This weekend may very well be the best this year has seen in combat sports. With some quality MMA on Friday night that got fans amped up for UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle, it's one of those rare occasions when there's possibly too much fighting to digest...

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 11,034 reads 13 comments

  25. UFC on Fox 5 Live Results and Play by Play from Cageside

    Matthew Roth Written by Matthew Roth about almost 2 years ago 11,095 reads 122 comments