UFC and Bellator veteran Roger Huerta will be looking to bounce back from the brutal soccer kick knockout, when he returns to the cage after a two-year absence at ONE FC: Reign of Champions. more
From Yahoo Sports: Penn has done just about everything in his career, but at 35 he is taking on a serious challenge in Frankie Edgar. 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
From Yahoo Sports: After some serious ups and downs, Stephens meets Cub Swanson in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card Saturday in San Antonio. more
Invicta FC women's featherweight contender Ediane Gomes is less than impressed with the overall talent level of her counterparts in the UFC and is even more critical of the way the company promotes some of these matchups. Gomes told Brazilian magazine Tatame that the UFC, for the most part, is more concerned with putting attractive women inside the Octagon, as opposed to talented fighters (translation per MMA Fighting). The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing their a---s more
Cub Swanson may find it hard to intimidate Jeremy Stephens after everything "Lil' Heathen" went through back in 2012. "It was really a good thing. At the time, I thought, 'Why is this happening to me?' It really ended up being a good thing. It took my life by surprise and hurt me financially. It crushed me, broke me down. This is when I'm most dangerous. I'm back to falling in love with the training. I'm a better person and a better father. It was a good and bad thing altogether. It was a good l more
In the prime of his fighting career, Georges St-Pierre—the former welterweight king and pound-for-pound great—walked away from MMA just eight months ago, citing personal issues. Months after his departure, the MMA community gained greater insight on what St-Pierre’s concerns were partially hinged upon: the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA and the UFC. As the months went by, it became readily apparent that those sentiments were not unique to St-Pierre. Several other fighters, such as Bri more
Recently crowned Legacy Fighting Championships bantamweight king Thomas Almeida is taking his talents to the Octagon. more
It didn't take long for Legacy FC bantamweight champion Thomas Almeida to get his UFC call-up.
Bloody Elbow has profiled Thomas Almeida multiple times just within the past few months, and for good reason. The Chute Boxe talent has an astonishing 100% finish rate and a 17-0 record, with his 17th win coming last Friday at Legacy FC against Caio Machado for the promotion's bantamweight title. Not even a week after the 22-year-old scored his latest knockout win, the UFC came calling. MMA Fighting's more