That was the theme in Las Vegas on Saturday night at UFC 175 from the top of the card, right on down to the bottom.
Title holders got the last laugh, with Ronda Rousey downing the No. 2 fighter to hush any whispers of doubt and Chris Weidman surviving a surge from Lyoto Machida to quell the Anderson Silva "fluke" questions.
But before the co-main events, the trend was birthed by rising contenders with everything on the line. Three names in particular stuck out (it may have been four more
Before every fight card, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans toggle between possible scenarios and what to expect days before it all unfolds in front of their eyes. Probable outcomes, distinguishable facts and head-scratching theories are all part of the mystique that surrounds the fights on any given night. We ask ourselves the same questions … and try to uncover different answers.
And it don't stop.
The Fourth of July weekend festivities continue on Sunday night (July 6, 2014) with The Ultimate Figh more
LAS VEGAS – Was “The Ultimate Fighter 19? really the worst season in the history of the UFC’s long-running reality series, as UFC President Dana White recently proclaimed?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
"Brodinho" expects to make a statement against "The Wild Wolf."
Leandro Issa and Jumabieke Tuerxun have both been making waves in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) with the former challenging unsuccessfully for the inaugural ONE FC bantamweight title and the latter winning the 135-pound belt at Legend FC before turning down a RUFF title shot to sign with UFC.
Their paths will finally cross on Sunday night (July 6, 2014) when they meet on the card of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale at the concl more
Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn will hook 'em up for a third time when they go to war in the featherweight division for the main event of tonight's (Sun., July 6, 2014) Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale: "Edgar vs. Penn 3" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. more
Sunday night in Las Vegas, Frankie Edgar moved to 3-0 against BJ Penn in his career. That win came as a result of a TKO on the ground, where Edgar battered Penn with big ground-and-pound.
The win keeps Edgar in the top part of the featherweight division, as the former lightweight champ is now 2-1 as a featherweight, with his only loss coming to current champ Jose Aldo. He has to be around the title picture, especially given his credentials. So, what's next for Mr. Edgar at 145? Here are three fi more
LAS VEGAS -- MMAFighting.com's Dave Doyle, Chuck Mindenhall and Ariel Helwani look back at TUF 19 Finale, which signaled the end of BJ Penn's career, as well as a busy weekend for the UFC. more
Many believed The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale had only one or two relevant, interesting matchups. However, Sunday’s card from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center actually turned out to be quite fantastic.Filed under: News, UFC more
Check out all of Bloody Elbow's coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale live from Las Vegas, Nevada. more