There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports.
While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation. Several aspects need to be graded on each side of the table before committing to the matchup.
Whether or not a fight makes sense in the divisional scheme, timing and making sure both fighters stand to gain similar rewards are the most pressing issues that come to mind. Then, of course, there is the most important aspect of a potential f more
According to unbeaten women’s bantamweight fighter Holly Holm, it’s almost nice to have a broken arm during prolonged contract negotiations like the ones that preceded her entry in the ranks of the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC more
Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" and UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens," both of which will take place this Saturday (June 28, 2014) from Auckland, New Zealand, and San Antonio, Texas, respectively. Best bets, underdogs, favorites and much more!
Strap yourselves in ... this is going to be a long one.
It's mixed martial arts (MMA) all day this Saturday (June 28, 2014) as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to both Aucklan more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – It takes a special kind of human being to willingly take part in hand-to-hand combat, even if it is of the sporting variety. But even those men and women who take part in such grueling physical tests can often suffer from a lack of self-belief. more
A break to most people would be sipping on a Long Island Iced Tea on a beach somewhere and listening to the ocean waves crash against the shore—not Georges St-Pierre. The former UFC welterweight champ has reportedly been spending his “vacation” time beefing up. St-Pierre has steadily teased at a potential MMA return under the right circumstances. Despite spending time on the sidelines, he has remained true to his otherworldly work ethic.
According to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, a beefier versio more
Talks between the UFC and former women’s MMA standout Gina Carano have stalled, according to a report on Wednesday evening. Talks with Holly Holm, however, are looking good. more
For Dominick Cruz, a long and often frustrating three-year wait may finally be at an end.
According to Eric del Fierro, Cruz's head coach at Alliance MMA, the snakebitten former UFC bantamweight champion will be fully recovered from injury and ready to fight by August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, if the UFC's requires his services for the pay-per-view card -- although del Fierro noted that a September booking would be preferable.
MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday's edition o more
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Ronda Rousey's fourth defense of her UFC bantamweight title is less than two weeks away, but, at least for the present moment, any thoughts of a blockbuster fifth defense against former Strikeforce superstar turned Hollywood leading lady Gina Carano appear to have been put on hold.
According to a report made by MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, negotiations between Carano (7-1) and the UFC have stalled. The situation is not dead in the water, as both sides still wish to work togeth more