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Invicta 13 Preview and Predictions

International Fight Week is set to be chock-full of fights and combat sports, so you will have to set a lot of time aside to watch them all. Between UFC, Lion Fights and grappling matches, there is no shortage of content you will beShow More Summary

B/R MMA in 2005: A Retrospective Look at the Sport a Decade Later

Once again, a year (and some change) has passed, and as MMA fans we look forward to the second half of 2015 — anxious and hopeful as we always are amid so much change. Whenever another year falls off the calendar, the fan in me cannot help but look back on the past, ever grateful that the sport is still alive. Show More Summary

The Fighting Life: The Indomitable Spirit of Matt Brown

In mixed martial arts, there is little personal discovery to be found until the limits of a comfort zone are left behind. Adversity comes in many forms, and once the pressure is applied, the reality of what a fighter can and can't handle comes front and center. Show More Summary

UFC Strawweight Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gets Thumb Surgery, Expects 2015 Return

Joanna Jedrzejczyk, the UFC women's strawweight champion and maybe the most exciting fighter to break onto the big stage this year, underwent thumb surgery on Friday. The news came early on Friday in a post published to Jedrzejczyk 's...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 73 Adds Middleweights Uriah Hall and Joe Riggs

Unable to pick up a win at 170 pounds in his two appearances since returning to the UFC roster, Joe Riggs has decided to move up to 185 pounds. Welcoming Riggs back to the middleweight division will be The Ultimate Fighter 17 contestant...Show More Summary

UFC 189: With Jose Aldo Out, Chad Mendes Tests to See If Conor McGregor Is Legit

To borrow a phrase from former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, UFC 189 has been in “chicken salad” mode for more than a week now. From the moment reports surfaced that featherweight champion Jose Aldo had broken a rib during the final stages of his training camp, our hopes for an epic clash with Conor McGregor on July 11 began to dim. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo's MRI Results Show Clear Rib Break, Former Chargers Doctor Says

On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. David Chao was contacted by representatives for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. They did not tell him at the time who they represented. What they wanted was a clear, unbiased look at Aldo's MRI results. Chao,...Show More Summary

Sinead O'Connor to Sing Conor McGregor into the Octagon for UFC 189

Conor McGregor—Nothing Compares 2 U. The Irish MMA star has secured quite the guest to sing him into the Octagon for his UFC 189 fight with Chad Mendes on July 11. None other than compatriot Sinead O'Connor. O'Connor is of course best...Show More Summary

Bleacher Report Men's MMA Rankings for July 2015

UFC titles continue being the hottest of potatoes, as Cain Velasquez joined Anthony Pettis, Carla Esparza and Jon Jones in the "former champion" club at UFC 188. As with Esparza and Pettis, that transition came in shockingly lopsided...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 74 Gets Sam Stout and Frankie Perez in Lightweight Bout

When the UFC returns to Canada in August, entertaining Canadian lightweight Sam Stout will be there to get his home crowd going. Standing opposite Stout at UFC Fight Night 74 will be Frankie Perez, a New Jersey native who will be looking...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Promises Bethe Correia 'Devastatingly Embarrassing' Loss at UFC 190

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, unless that woman is UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who has announced she will inflict a "devastatingly embarrassing" punishment on Bethe Correia when the two meet at UFC 190. Rousey isn't intimidated by fighting in front of Correia's home crowd in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. Show More Summary

TUF 21 American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Episode 11 Recap and Results

With two fights remaining in the season and the American Top Team on the brink of elimination, could the Blackzilians finally clinch the season? Or, would ATT be able to tie things up going into the final fight? In the aftermath of Nathan Coy's victory for ATT, the Blackzilians had a serious meeting in the locker room to motivate them. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Publishes X-Rays of Broken Rib, Takes Shot at Conor McGregor

Reigning king of the UFC's featherweight division Jose Aldo has been catching a lot of heat since he made the decision to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout against Conor McGregor at UFC 189. The Brazilian phenom was slated to...Show More Summary

UFC Returns to Ireland in October, and Conor McGregor Wants in

UFC officials on Wednesday announced their intention to hold another card in Dublin, Ireland. And guess what? Conor McGregor is hoping to be the headliner. The initial news came from UFC officials Wednesday afternoon (h/t Tristan Critchfield of Sherdog ). Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Spits Fire on UFC 189 Call, Says Win Makes Him Rightful Champ

The UFC 189 media conference call had one star. It's Conor McGregor's world, Conor McGregor says. And July 11 is a mere formality. The oddsmakers and, you know, real life will have their say on that, but there's no question McGregor stole the show on a call with MMA reporters Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Beaten Path: 5 MMA Prospects to Watch in July

Another month of MMA, another month of high-end prospects plying their craft in hopes of grabbing the attention of a major MMA organization. Between Titan FC, One Championship, Invicta and RFA, there is no shortage of great fighters who are looking to make a name for themselves. Show More Summary

Sorry Conor McGregor: Jose Aldo Is the Real UFC Champion Until You Beat Him

There is no such thing as consensus when discussing MMA history. It's both fractured and fiercely contested, with fans separating into self-selected groups and arguing on message boards and Twitter. Dividing lines have been drawn and...Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC Fight Night 70

Yoel Romero was at it again at UFC Fight Night 70, where he stopped Lyoto Machida and continued to prove he is one of the best and most entertaining competitors at 185 pounds. Now 6-0 inside the Octagon, Romero is making a strong case for a shot at the middleweight championship. Show More Summary

Twitter Reacts to Aldo Pulling Out, McGregor vs. Mendes for Interim Title

So much for that 100 percent confidence. Merely hours ago, UFC President Dana White’s answer was “yes” when MMAFighting ’s Ariel Helwani asked if he was 100 percent confident Jose Aldo would still defend his featherweight title against...Show More Summary

Fabricio Werdum Changes His Mind About Rematch with Cain Velasquez

In the days following his smashing of Cain Velasquez to become the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum expressed interest in a rematch with the former titleholder. Vai Cavalo put on one of the most impressive performances...Show More Summary

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