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The Beaten Path: Irish Prospect Paddy Holohan Brings Lyrical Approach to MMA

When he steps into the cage this Saturday in Nova Scotia, Paddy Holohan will compete outside of Europe for the first time as a pro MMA fighter. Is he nervous? “Nah, I’ ve choked a Canadian or two in my day,” Holohan said with a laugh. Show More Summary

Max Holloway Continues to Be 1 of the Featherweight Divison's Top Prospects

There are several talent-rich collectives under the UFC banner but none that are currently hotter than the featherweight division. Champion Jose Aldo's dominant run atop the division put him on the map long ago, but over the past two...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 53 and 54 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 53 and 54 hit Saturday for a full day of MMA action. The early card is capped off by a welterweight tilt between rising star Gunnar Nelson and longtime UFC veteran Rick Story. The evening is also headlined by a welterweight...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 54 Preliminary Card Predictions

The UFC is pulling a doubleheader this weekend. So strap in and get ready for a Saturday full of fights. Before we head to UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden, we have a great card in Canada. Headlined by Rory MacDonald vs. Tarec Saffiedine, it's bound to be an entertaining card. My prelim predictions for UFC 178 were subpar to say the least. Show More Summary

UFC: Chris Weidman's Inactivity Should Be a Cause for Concern

It's a funny thing the way the mind works. Something belongs to one group in your head, another thing belongs to another, and they never cross despite sharing plenty of characteristics that could warrant it. One might look at a UFC champion...Show More Summary

7 Unused Fighter Nicknames Someone Needs to Claim Today

Nicknames are a thing of the past, present and future. They often tell a tall tale of overcoming adversity and displaying perfection. More importantly, they encompass the mentality of their owners. From hard-nosed brawlers to sneakyShow More Summary

Handing out UFC Performance Bonuses for September

Emblematic of what the UFC strives to accomplish day in and day out, September was a month to remember. We were welcomed with a middleweight rematch between Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Gegard Mousasi and a heavyweight clash between Ben...Show More Summary

Bellator 127: Straus vs. Wilcox Fight Card, TV Info and Predictions

Daniel Straus wants his Bellator featherweight title back, but he'll have to go through Justin Wilcox to earn another shot. The two men meet in the headline bout of the Bellator 127 card from Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. If...Show More Summary

3 Fights to Make for Rin Nakai Following Her Loss to Miesha Tate

Rin Nakai came out on the losing end to Miesha Tate at UFC Fight Night 52, but she gave a good effort. Nakai was just not up to Tate's level. There is nothing wrong with that, as she is still a growing fighter. This loss will only help...Show More Summary

TUF 20 Episode 4 Results and Recap: Did Team Melendez Pull off Massive Upset?

The 20th season of the UFC's hit reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, rumbled on Wednesday evening, pitting Team Anthony Pettis' No. 1 seed, Carla Esparza (9-2), against Team Gilbert Melendez's No. 16 seed, Angela Hill (1-0). To this...Show More Summary

Elias Theodorou Is the UFC's Handsomest Man. Is He Also the Next GSP?

When Georges St-Pierre walked away from mixed martial arts, a casualty of injury, burnout and concerns about the UFC's permissive performance-enhancing drugs culture, the sport lost more than a great fighter. It lost an icon, especially...Show More Summary

Raphael Assuncao Putting Title Shot Frustrations Aside, Focused on Bryan Caraway

Raphael Assuncao isn't sure how title shots are doled out in the UFC, but he is confident he's going to get there eventually. The surging bantamweight contender has won all six of his bouts since dropping down into 135-pound waters in 2011, including a victory over the man who now holds the divisional strap in T.J. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 53 and 54: The 5 Best Fights for This Weekend's Doubleheader

Ah, the double-fight weekend. It used to be a rare bird, indeed, but these days they are coming fast and furious. After a brief respite last weekend with just one fight card (the thrilling UFC 178 card from Las Vegas), the UFC spreads...Show More Summary

UFC Should Take This Chance to Set Clear Policy on Domestic Violence

The world of professional sports is marred by a situation that doesn’t involve action within the realm of play. Domestic violence allegations have swarmed the National Football League and other professional organizations. Ultimate Fighting Championship has not been able to escape criticism as it has been mentioned in multiple incidents as well. Show More Summary

Myles Jury Targeting January Bout Against Donald Cerrone, Cerrone Responds

Myles Jury was last seen inside the UFC Octagon against Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 52, a fight in which "Fury" needed only 90 seconds to defeat the legendary Japanese lightweight via TKO. Now, the eighth-ranked fighter is setting his sights on a new challenge, on a man they call "Cowboy." UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. Show More Summary

Donald Cerrone's Stay-Busy Strategy Continues to Pay Off, but for How Long?

Donald Cerrone closed out his UFC 178 weekend on a fairly cryptic note. After a days-long extravaganza of wakeboarding, leg-kicking and rib-splitting, Cerrone notched an important unanimous-decision win over Eddie Alvarez on Saturday—but...Show More Summary

UFC Star Chael Sonnen and WWE Announcer Jim Ross Help Take MMA Back to Its Roots

Answering a phone call when you aren't sure who or what awaits on the other end can be a dicey proposition in the best of times. When you're Chael Sonnen, and life is a constant roller coaster ride of your own devising, that's especially true. But sometimes courage is rewarded. Show More Summary

UFC Releases Full Backstage Encounter Between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero

The backstage encounter between Top 10 UFC middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero has been released in its entirety by the UFC. While the situation was summed up in a Vine post by UFC Espanol on September 27 shortly after the twoShow More Summary

B/R Women's MMA Rankings, October 2014

Women's MMA is growing, and we must keep up with the times. Women are getting more and more opportunities in mixed martial arts and are becoming more prevalent on the big stage. The UFC, Invicta and World Series of Fighting are just three of the major organizations that host female fighters. Show More Summary

5 Current UFC Fighters Who've Shown the Most Improvement

Some fighters are shipped to the UFC with "greatness" stamped onto the package. For example, Anderson Silva immediately made his presence known within the first minute of his UFC debut. Jon Jones ran through every single opponent, regardless...Show More Summary

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