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Alexander Gustafsson Focused on Anthony Johnson Not Rematch with Jon Jones

Alexander Gustafsson is a man of few words. Granted, the rangy Swedish fighter uses English as a second language, but even outside of media obligations during his rise through mixed martial arts, "The Mauler" has preferred to let his performances inside the cage do the talking for him. Show More Summary

Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: Will the Real Gatekeeper Please Stand Up?

If mixed martial arts had a Mount Rushmore, the chiseled faces of Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Randy Couture would be etched in it forever, watching over the legions of fighters who one day hope to have their likeness immortalized. To...Show More Summary

UFC Rankings: Good Calls and Bad Calls Following UFC Fight Night 59

With a dominant performance against UFC veteran Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, Conor McGregor earned a shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Although McGregor was only ranked No. 5 among 145-pound contenders heading into his bout on Sunday, he's already done enough to earn a spot in a championship bout only five contests into his UFC career. Show More Summary

Can Anthony Johnson Stop Alexander Gustafsson from Getting His Jones Rematch?

The UFC returns to Stockholm, Sweden Saturday night with its biggest European event to date, headlined by hometown favorite Alexander Gustafsson taking on the surging Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in a five-round, No. 1 contender's fight. If Gustafsson wins in front of his fellow Swedes, we’ll get to see the much-anticipated Jon Jones vs. Show More Summary

Chris Beal and the 5 Best Flying-Knee Knockouts in MMA History

Name one thing in pro MMA more exciting than a flying-knee knockout like the one we saw from Chris Beal. Don't give me gogoplata or calf slicer. Don't lean back in your leather chair, chickory in hand, and proclaim that "five frenetic...Show More Summary

UFC Parent Company Pursuing Deal with Cris "Cyborg" Justino

The UFC is going all-out in its pursuit of high-profile MMA free agents, it seems, as ESPN's Brett Okamoto is reporting that Zuffa LLC, the UFC's parent company, is pursuing a deal with former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino. Show More Summary

The Question: Can Conor McGregor Dethrone UFC Champ Jose Aldo?

Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of the Justice League—to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world. Welcome to The...Show More Summary

Dave Herman’s Wife Posts Video of Tasering/Arrest, Claims Husband Was “Assaulted by Police”

Former Bellator/UFC Dave Herman had a less than ideal Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to say the very least. After being spotted with a missing tail light and leading Indiana police on a "3 mile chase" early Monday morning, Herman was tasered,...Show More Summary

Why T.J. Dillashaw and Urijah Faber Should, and Shouldn't, Agree to Fight

There is perhaps no other fight at 135 pounds more enticing than a contest between champion T.J. Dillashaw and Urijah Faber. But should they fight? I reached out to fellow B/R MMA Featured Columnist Hunter Homistek to get his take. We come down on opposite sides of the coin but both understand the pitfalls of the bout. Show More Summary

UFC's Anthony Johnson Talks Alexander Gustafsson Fight, Jon Jones Drug Scandal

Anthony Johnson is a night owl these days. The UFC’s No. 3-ranked light heavyweight arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, late last week to prepare for Saturday’s title eliminator against Alexander Gustafsson. At least some of that prep work involves keeping late hours. To stay acclimated for an event scheduled to kick off at 2 a.m. Show More Summary

Yep, Mirko Cro Cop Is Coming Back to the UFC. Seriously.

(Mirko, good to see you again, old buddy!! Uh....Mirko?) Well, it's official: We have entered the era of the UFC signing UFC washouts. As first reported by BloodyElbow last night and confirmed by the UFC shortly thereafter, Mirko Cro Cop has once again signed with the UFC. Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 14: Preliminary Card Predictions

The UFC just had a giant weekend in Boston with UFC Fight Night 59 and superstar Conor McGregor. However, there is no rest for the weary, as we return with UFC on Fox 14 on Saturday. Headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson, the card is stacked from top to bottom. Show More Summary

Ed Herman and the 10 Best Journeymen in the UFC Right Now

Ed Herman came in second on The Ultimate Fighter 3, but he has had a longer and more successful UFC career than season winner Kendall Grove, who was released by the world's top MMA promotion more than three years ago. At UFC 183, Herman will make his 17th trip to the Octagon. Show More Summary

The Beaten Path: 5 Middleweights the UFC Should Sign Now

It's time to explore another edition of prospects the UFC Should Sign. We last left off with the light heavyweights. Now it's time to look at the middleweights. The middleweight division has seen enormous competition emerge in the title reign of Chris Weidman. Show More Summary

Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Before Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson battle it out at UFC on Fox 14 this Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden, for the right to challenge champion Jon Jones, two more divisional contenders will assert their Octagon dominance. Light...Show More Summary

Jake Shields on Rousimar Palhares: "I'll Put Him in the Hospital"

The only thing on Jake Shields' mind at the current time is Rousimar Palhares. While the former Strikeforce middleweight champion turned welterweight contender under the World Series of Fighting banner would love to add another title...Show More Summary

Dan Henderson: Would a One-Sided Loss to Gegard Mousasi Spell the End?

Dan Henderson may be considered one of the top 10 mixed martial artists to ever compete, but that doesn't mean there won't be a point where he will have to walk away from the sport. At 44 years of age, that moment is coming sooner rather than later. Show More Summary

Report: Mirko Cro Cop Scooped Up by UFC After Nearly Joining Bellator

According to a report by's John Joe O'Regan, legendary heavyweight striker Mirko Cro Cop is poised to return to western MMA with the UFC. The news was then confirmed by UFC President Dana White by's Ariel Helwani. Show More Summary

Is Conor McGregor Too Fake? UFC Bantamweight Champ T.J. Dillashaw Sounds off

Don't count UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw among Conor McGregor 's millions of adoring fans. Speaking on Tuesday's edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Dillashaw sounded off on the popular Irish fighter's personality,...Show More Summary

Power Ranking John Dodson's 5 UFC Victories

Former flyweight title challenger John "The Magician" Dodson has been relegated to the sidelines since his lopsided second-round TKO of John Moraga in June. The 30-year-old re-aggravated a lingering knee issue during his bout with Moraga and underwent surgery a month later to repair his ACL and MCL. Show More Summary

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