It's hard to know where to start and where to end with topics for this week's chat.
There's the scintillating win by Chris Weidman over Lyoto Machida, B.J. Penn's horrible final fight, what's next for Frankie Edgar, what's next for Ronda Rousey, winners and losers from both events, poor or at least suspect judging, Stefan Struve's future and everything else you could possibly imagine.
Oh, and UFC 176 was cancelled, too.
There's a lot going on, so join me today to discuss all of this and more. In more
It's not too difficult to figure out what we'll be discussing this time, is it?
On the good side of things, the UFC is staging UFC 175 this weekend, which includes not one, but two title fights. That means it includes top flight fighters, so you know I'm happy. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to get past former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida while UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey faces her next challenge in Alexis Davis.
There is also The Ultimate Fi more
Ronda Rousey once again proved to be the class of women's MMA Saturday night at UFC 175, as she defeated Alexis Davis to retain the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship for the fourth time.
And it didn't even take her 20 seconds. As soon as the bell rang, Rousey wasted no time in judo tossing Davis to the mat and finishing her in 16 seconds. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani tweeted the result: With the victory, Rousey is a perfect 10-0 with no real signs of slowing down. Davis was riding a five-fig more
There isn't merely one, but two UFC events this week. First up on the docket is tonight's UFC Fight Night 45, an event held in Atlantic City, New Jersey that is headlined by a lightweight clash between two absolute go-getters in Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller.
On Saturday, the UFC moves to Dublin, Ireland for the return of featherweight phenom Conor McGregor. Can he get past Diego Brandao? Is he really the future of the division? On one level or another, we're going to get some answers.
Since our more
After yesterday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) hearing involving Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, what isn't there to say? Did the punishments fit the crime? What message did the NAC really send, if any, at all? Were you surprised the UFC announced Belfort vs. Chris Weidman for UFC 181 minutes after the conclusion of Belfort's portion of the hearing?
We'll break down all angles of whatever the hell that was yesterday.
Of course, there was also monumental news announced this week unrelated to more
Bellator 122: "Koreshkov vs. McDonough" took place last Friday night (July 25, 2014) from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and the second event of the promotion's "2014 Summer Series" did not disappoint. Check out our results and recap below. There's nothing like a few Friday night quickies along with a one-sided main event.
Bellator 122: "Koreshkov vs. McDonough" took place this past Friday night (July 25, 2014) at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and apparentl more
UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" results live online: UFC returns to FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT (Sat., June 28, 2014) to conclude its mixed martial arts (MMA) day-night double header, featuring a five-round Featherweight main event between Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. MMAmania.com will deliver bell-to-bell results coverage of UFC Fight Night 44 online LIVE all weekend long, including latest fight updates, fight recaps, video highlights, winners, los more
With UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" coming to a close late last night (Sat., June 28, 2014) -- and the main event match between Featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens tying a ribbon around a 21-fight double header -- check out the LIVE post-fight press conference video stream below from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, featuring all the important mixed martial arts (MMA) players. more
Returning to middleweight after a recent slump at 170 pounds, Nate Marquardt was in dire need of a win against James Te Huna in the UFC Fight Night 43 main event yesterday (Sat., June 28, 2014) from Auckland, New Zealand. "The Great" returned to his grappling roots to take out the hometown favorite. Find out how in our fight breakdown below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweights Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna faced off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 43 yesterday (Sat., June more