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Ronda vs. Cyborg Re-Emerges As MMA's Top Rivalry, But Will It Ever Happen?

The matchup is perfect, almost to the point of being theoretical. It’s like one of those CGI -based competition shows you’d catch on the Discovery Channel. What happens when you take two apex predators from different habitats and lock...Show More Summary

Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

UFC 201 takes place in Atlanta on Saturday, and part of the main card action is a thrilling welterweight matchup. Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown step inside the Octagon in an attempt to get back in the win column and begin chasing down relevancy in the division. Show More Summary

For UFC Women's Bantamweight Division, How Many Upsets Are Too Many?

A little bit of chaos can be fun. For eight months or so, it was pretty easy to make the case that the UFC women’s bantamweight division was benefiting from its recent bout of unpredictability. Holly Holm ’s upset knockout of Ronda Rousey...Show More Summary

For Brothers Phoenix Jones and Caros Fodor, Long Rivalry Culminates in Cage

For the people that knew them, it should have been obvious that Caros Fodor and Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor would one day step into a cage to do what they’d always done privately. There were too many signs it was inevitable. There was the time Caros terrified Ben by “shooting” him with a Carbine 15—which was thankfully loaded with a blank. Show More Summary

Why Is the UFC Worth $4 Billion?

When the announcement finally came that the UFC had been sold after weeks of speculation, the $4 billion price tag entertainment agency WME -IMG paid for it raised eyebrows around the sporting world. It's the largest sale of a sports...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 201

UFC on Fox 20 is in the books. The results are as follows (via Bleacher Report's own Nathan McCarter ): Valentina Shevchenko defeats Holly Holm by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) Edson Barboza defeats Gilbert Melendez by unanimous...Show More Summary

Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Robbie Lawler will defend his welterweight title against No. 1 contender Tyron Woodley as the main event of UFC 201 on Saturday. The bout marks the third time Lawler will defend his strap since capturing the title from Johny Hendricks back in December 2014. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo Mix It Up at McGregor's Las Vegas Camp

Insert kicking joke here. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor may have gotten a footwork pointer or two from a recent VIP visitor: soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, McGregor and McGregor 's coach, John Kavanagh, allShow More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

UFC on Fox 20 hit Chicago, and the main event featured another bantamweight shake-up. Valentina Shevchenko up-ended Holly Holm by unanimous decision. Ever since Holm 's stunning KO of Ronda Rousey, the division has been topsy -turvy....Show More Summary

Dan Henderson Announces He'll Retire After Michael Bisping Fight at UFC 204

Former Pride middleweight champion Dan Henderson has confirmed he will retire from mixed martial arts after his scheduled fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 204 on November 12. The 45-year-old appeared on the Talking Brawls Podcast...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 Results: Edson Barboza Proves He's More Than Just a Highlight Reel

Whatever Edson Barboza is doing differently this year, it’s working. Barboza methodically chopped down Gilbert Melendez Saturday in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 20, blistering the former Strikeforce and WEC champion with heavy leg kicks en route to a unanimous decision victory. It was Barboza ’s second win in a row over an elite UFC lightweight. Show More Summary

Holly Holm's Surprising Loss Changes Landscape for Ronda Rousey's Return

For as long as she lives, Holly Holm will be connected to Ronda Rousey, the way she was last November, when her left leg connected on one of the sport’s all-time kicks. That seems like such a long time ago, with so much history between then and now. Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Chicago

Pressure can crush you, or it can make diamonds. The MMA world found out what kind of carbon object Holly Holm was Saturday night at UFC on Fox 20. I'm sorry for the sports cliche, but it's a perfect fit for the situation. Plus, it's getting toward the end of the month, and I have a quota to meet. Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Holm vs. Shevchenko Card

In a tactical, stand-up battle, Valentina Shevchenko handed former UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm her second straight loss. Shevchenko earned the unanimous-decision victory (49-46x3). Normally, Holm would win any striking...Show More Summary

Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC on Fox

At UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago, No. 6 lightweight Edson Barboza (18-4) took a unanimous decision over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (22-6). Barboza 's vicious kicks to the legs and body punctuated the co-main event and left Melendez bruised and limping. Show More Summary

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC on Fox 20

Valentina Shevchenko ensured that the run of upsets in the UFC women's bantamweight division didn't stop at UFC on Fox 20 on Saturday. The 28-year-old defied the odds against former champion Holly Holm, prevailing via unanimous decision...Show More Summary

Bellator 159 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Caldwell vs. Taimanglo Card

"Baby" Joe Taimanglo has pulled off the latest major upset in MMA. On Friday night in Mulvane, Kansas, the Guamanian knocked off Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator 159 main event with a stunning third-round victory via submission. Caldwell...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 20: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

UFC on Fox 20 goes down Saturday from the Windy City, also known as Chicago. Chicago is also known as The City of Broad Shoulders. That image might have some traction in the camp of one Holly Holm, who appears to be carrying most, if...Show More Summary

Holm Alone: As UFC on Fox 20's Biggest Star, Holly Holm Carries a Heavy Load

Considering all she’s accomplished in boxing and MMA, it’s strange to think Holly Holm might take up the biggest challenge of her career Saturday in Chicago against Valentina Shevchenko. It's strange because, for starters, when the name...Show More Summary

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

In the main event of UFC on Fox 20, bantamweights Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will go toe to toe in pursuit of redemption. After capturing the division's title from Ronda Rousey in 2015, Holm relinquished the belt to Miesha Tate in her first attempted defense. Show More Summary

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