As it turns out, a difficult weight cut was the only thing holding Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from making his way to the front of the line. Just two victories—albeit really, really impressive ones—since his return to the Octagon and Johnson is already giving Jon Jones one more reason to stick around at light heavyweight before the pound-for-pound king makes the trek to heavyweight waters. Johnson is back and better than ever. As it stands, the light heavyweight title picture is in complete disarra read news >>
Kelvin Gastelum is, by all accounts, one of the welterweight division's brightest young prospects. The underdog TUF 17 winner is 3-0 since defeating Uriah Hall in his season's finale and subsequently dropping down to 170 pounds, yet one issue continues to plague him throughout his 2014 campaign.
Gastelum required multiple attempts to reach the welterweight limit of 171 pounds prior to his March victory over Rick Story, then missed weight entirely in his follow-up fight against Nico Musoke in Jun read news >>
Every sport has sleepers.
In mixed martial arts, a sport defined by its depth, sleepers exist in the darkest of corners.
They are the lurkers in the night. The unseen forgers of violence and beauty. Unheralded souls capable of doing the impossible just to be noticed.
Whether it's an undefeated rising star looking for his breakout performance or a veteran five years removed from a world title shot who has now found his true groove, the UFC offers plenty of sleepers.
Here is one for each weight cl read news >>
Following UFC Fight Night 48, it didn't look like the UFC rankings would be shaken up too much.
Middleweight contender Michael Bisping disposed of unranked former Strikeforce champion Cung Le in the main attraction. Similarly, Tyron Woodley steamrolled Dong Hyun Kim, who was ranked lower than him in the welterweight division.
Then, UFC Fight Night 49 came on Saturday evening and caused all kinds of chaos.
Thales Leites knocked out Francis Carmont, who was ranked three positions higher than the B read news >>
Jerrod Sanders is dropping two weight classes, from lightweight to bantamweight, for his next UFC bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Although he's had some ups and downs throughout his UFC career, Ryan Bader has remained a highly ranked light heavyweight for several years now.
On Saturday, Bader took care of business against the up-and-coming Ovince Saint Preux. The Strikeforce veteran brought an undefeated UFC record into the weekend, but he was unable to find an answer to Bader's All-American-level wrestling.
In holding serve against a contender on the rise, Bader ensured he would remain one of the Top 10 205-pounders on th read news >>
BANGOR, Maine – UFC Fight Night 47 may not be the most stacked event in UFC history, but it’s the most diverse. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
After nearly a year without any female mixed martial arts weight classes, Bellator MMA has jumped back into the fold with a women’s featherweight division. read news >>
After passing out before weigh-ins nixed his first attempt at a promotional debut, Cully Butterfield is back and ready to go at Saturday World Series of Fighting 12. read news >>
Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne couldn’t pass up the chance to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 20, even if it meant going up a weight class. read news >>
Terrion Ware missed weight for his headlining bout against Joe Soto at Wednesday’s Tachi Palace Fights 20 weigh-ins, and as a result, their proposed bantamweight championship bout will now be a non-title affair. read news >>