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On Fabio Maldonado, Action Fighters, and the Future of the UFC

Posted by system system 13 days ago from Bloody Elbow

Patrick Wyman takes a look at the emerging breed of action fighters populating the UFC's roster and discusses the long-term implications. A little over a week ago, Fabio Maldonado absolutely...



New study finds ‘considerable concern for the safety of fighters’ in the UFC. Or does it?

Posted by system system 16 days ago from Bloody Elbow

Researchers find match-ending head trauma in almost one-third of UFC fights, but how concerned should we be? Bloody Elbow’s resident economist tackles the study. Newly published research in ...

The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

Posted by system system 17 days ago from Bleacher Report

When Rousimar Palhares' name is on the card, anything can happen. And it usually does. The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission fighters i...

After Fighter Death and Horrendous Stoppage, EFC Africa Should Reexamine Itself

Posted by system system 19 days ago from Bleacher Report

In the replays, you can see the black armbands. If only those things were acknowledging a dead promotion, instead of a dead fighter. On Thursday, EFC Africa chose to honor Booto Guylain by h...

Report: UFC rosters trimmed by four fighters: Hernandez, Shimizu, Houston, and Figueroa removed

Posted by system system 19 days ago from Bloody Elbow

It looks like the UFC is clearing up space from their packed roster with the apparent release of another four fighters. Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com li...

Cage Fury Fighting Championships Continues to Send Talent to Larger Promotions

Posted by system system 20 days ago from Sherdog

The CFFC has seen three fighters – Aljamain Sterling, Charlie Brenneman and George Sullivan -- get the call from the UFC in 2014. It’s a feat that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Report: Walt Harris and Mike Rio removed from UFC's active rosters

Posted by system system 20 days ago from Bloody Elbow

It appears that the ax is starting to fall on UFC fighters after several months of signings. While it's only been a day since the UFC website accidentally removed and then re-added Alan Belc...

BE Analytics: How Does Ground Control Help MMA Fighters Win?

Posted by system system 20 days ago from Bloody Elbow

Bloody Elbow’s analytics expert looks at the nature of different ground control positions in MMA, and how they help fighters win by knockout, submission and judges’ decision. When Chad Mende...

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UFC 171 medical suspensions: Carlos Condit among three fighters out indefinitely

Posted by system system 21 days ago from MMA Fighting

Carlos Condit and two other fighters received indefinite medical suspensions due to injuries sustained at UFC 171, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) announced on Tuesda...

Association of Ringside Physicians offers new statement on weight cutting in MMA

Posted by system system 21 days ago from Bloody Elbow

The Association of Ringside Physicians is making itself heard over one of MMA's most controversial and common practices, weight cutting. Over that last decade and a half weight cutting has b...

Although NSAC nixes two bouts, WSOF 9 fighters will still get paid

Posted by system system 21 days ago from MMA Junkie

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has nixed two bouts that were planned for Saturday’s WSOF 9 event, but there’s some good news for the fighters.Filed under: News Tagged: A.J. Williams, J...

Fighters React To Dan Henderson’s TKO of Shogun Rua Via Twitter

Posted by system system 22 days ago from MMA Weekly

Following Dan Henderson’s come-from-behind win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil on Sunday, fighters took to Twitter to react.

Trading Shots: Henderson and Rua do it again, but then what?

Posted by system system 23 days ago from MMA Junkie

Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to look at tonight’s Henderson-Rua rematch and wonder who will carry the torch once this generation of fighters...

First Tweets: The Moment MMA Fighters and Personalities Discovered Twitter

Posted by system system 24 days ago from Bleacher Report

Oh, Twitter. You have provided us some entertaining moments over the years. You've given us insight into the lives of professional athletes like never before. You've become our go-to source ...

UFC signs Carlos Diego Ferreira and Alexis Dufresne

Posted by system system 24 days ago from Bloody Elbow

The UFC has added another two fighters for their upcoming cards in Legacy FC lightweight champion Carlos Diego Ferreira and women's bantamweight Alexis Dufresne Out with the old, in with the...

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