As Bloody Elbow continues to look back at UFC 100, we examine what has since transpired for all of the night's combatants.
Tomorrow marks the 5th year anniversary of UFC 100. It remains to date the highest selling PPV in MMA history, the biggest show that UFC has ever put on, and arguably the top-to-bottom deepest card they've produced. The historical significance and quality of the show is something that seems untouchable given the irreplaceable star power of Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pierre, more
Last week, the fifth anniversary of the high point of MMA in the United States came and went, without all that much fanfare.
July 11 marked the anniversary of UFC 100, a show that at the time felt like a significant step in a long journey.Today, it might be even more significant. It may not have been a new level in a long journey. It may have been the peak moment of the trip.
UFC has promoted a number of big fights and big shows over the last five years. But nothing they’ve done has reached even more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey plans to take a break from fighting following her UFC 175 bout against Alexis Davis on July 5. more
The UFC wrapped up another marathon day this weekend.
On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 43 was held in Auckland, New Zealand and UFC Fight Night 44 was hosted by San Antonio. The UFC Fight Night 43 card wrapped up with a Nate Marquardt submission win over New Zealand's own James Te Huna. Later, Cub Swanson ended UFC Fight Night 44 with a decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
While both men picked up a win in main events, Swanson and Marquardt are in very different positions. Swanson is closing in on more
Stefan Struve was evaluated by doctors and released on Saturday after having to withdraw from his UFC 175 main card bout against Matt Mitrione. more
With UFC 175 on Saturday and The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale on Sunday, it was a busy weekend.
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey both defended their championships at UFC 175. The middleweight champion faced some adversity in the later rounds, but Weidman ultimately held Lyoto Machida off for a decision win. Getting her hand raised in much smoother fashion, Rousey knocked Alexis Davis out in only 16 seconds after tossing the challenger to the canvas.
On Sunday, Frankie Edgar brought an end to BJ Penn more
The UFC continues to snap up talent faster than you can say Jack Robinson.
Because the UFC is acquiring fighters at such a rapid pace, I've left a few people off my recent "Welcome to the UFC" scouting posts. Fighters like Sam Alvey, Kevin Casey, Leonardo Mafra (both Casey and Mafra are actually returning), and Rin Nakai and Tina Lahdemaki (who were each covered in seperate posts). Hopefully I won't have to do this much more, but with the accelerated rate at which the UFC appears to be signing t more
Every UFC fighter steps into the Octagon with the hope of elevating themselves to a UFC title shot. But what happens when there's a major roadblock in the way?
That's the situation in which guys like Junior dos Santos and Urijah Faber find themselves. The end result of fighting is always to push up the rankings, but for these guys, there's only so far they can go. The fighters on this list find themselves in a bit of limbo in that they can defeat nearly every contender thrown their way, but UFC more
Strap yourself in: The UFC is coming at you with two events this weekend. So grab a case of a beer, fill up the chip bowl and light the grill, because it's going to be a long day.
First, on Fight Pass, we get an early (5 a.m. ET) card in America in the form of UFC Fight Night 43. Live from New Zealand, the card boasts local talent and some established veterans who are looking to cement their names.
Then on Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Night 44 hits on Saturday night from San Antonio. Also with some t more