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Breaking Down UFC 169

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining one of the biggest fight cards of the year are bantamweights Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, who will square off for the second time, after Barao took a unanimous decision in their first meeting to earn the promotion's interim title at UFC 149.

Breaking Down UFC 168

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Never before has a main event been met with such anticipation.

How Campbell McLaren Spun UFC Into the American Cultural Milieu

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.

UFC 166 Preview: Velasquez, Dos Santos Vie for Heavyweight Crown

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 19, and for the third time in less than two years, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will square off with the heavyweight championship of the world on the line.

Why I Support Government Policies and Regulations that Protect Children from Violent Entertainment

Diane Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Diane Levin

The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.

Breaking Down UFC 160

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.

Does Chael Sonnen Have Another Big-Match Effort in Him?

Elliot Worsell | Posted 09.05.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

For four-and-a-half rounds in 2010 Chael Sonnen looked the clear number one middleweight on the planet. In fact, it was beyond dispute. Then he got careless.

UFC 146: Real Heavyweights Worth the Wait

Elliot Worsell | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Despite numerous pull-outs and substitutions, the remaining match-ups still intrigue and promise much in the way drama.

Boxing and UFC Heavyweights Hit the Headlines

Elliot Worsell | Posted 07.15.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

For better or worse, the heavyweights are making themselves heard again. Big, clumpy, unsightly footsteps left in the ground of combat sports, the type that stick and cast shadows over those with less power and size. And, it's true, heavyweights make the world go round.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Fightville

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Fightville is a documentary about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, a.k.a. Ultimate Fighting, a particularly intense brand of man-to-man combat where very few holds are barred.

Ten Reasons Why Rory MacDonald Is the Future

Elliot Worsell | Posted 06.13.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

With Jon Jones now secure as the UFC's premier 205 lb fighter, my attention turns to 22-year-old Rory MacDonald, a physical welterweight contender with the world at his feet.

The UFC Has Eurovision: Ten of the Best

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.29.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

On April 14, the UFC will have its first event in Europe since last November's show in Birmingham, England. To commemorate this return, I propose tilting the spotlight above the leading Europeans currently plying their trade in the UFC.

The Ultimate Fighter Top Ten

Elliot Worsell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

A runaway success since its inception in 2005, now seems as good a time as any to remember and highlight some of The Ultimate Fighter's very best success stories

UFC Launches Flyweight Division

Elliot Worsell | Posted 04.30.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

The lighter weight classes have been running rings round the heavier boys of late and this new flyweight talent pool should act as an extension of this little men equals big thrills equation.

Rampage Jackson Returns This Saturday, Japan Expects

Elliot Worsell | Posted 04.22.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Think about it; despite a glut of Japanese fighters appearing on this UFC 144 card, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Yushin Okami and Hatsu Hioki, I'd be surprised if anybody receives the kind of love and warmth of reception that Jackson can expect to embrace moments before he trades blows with Bader.

Edgar vs. Henderson: Perhaps the Best Five Rounds You'll See This Year

Elliot Worsell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

This lightweight duel is as close to a surefire thing as you can possibly get in the unpredictable world of mixed martial arts.

UFC 143 Shows Judging Still a Problem in MMA

Omar Baddar | Posted 04.06.2012 | Sports
Omar Baddar

When it was time for the judges' decision, the words "by unanimous decision" were perfectly expected, but the name that followed them wasn't.

Super Bowl Hangover: Is the NFL Brand at Risk Due to Concussion Lawsuits?

Christian Moritz | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports
Christian Moritz

If NFL rules continue to reduce the number and ferocity of hits the equity of the football brand will decrease. This will open the door for other sports with bravado, warrior and hero identities to grow.

'Caged': Daniel Knocked Out For The First Time

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

The first time is always the hardest, and it was difficult for both Daniel and his supporting community on "Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV). He was ...

Mugger Shoots Self, Gets Two Black Eyes After Targeting Ultimate Fighter

Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

Bond was set at $350,000 Sunday for a convicted felon who chose the wrong victim on Chicago's Southwest Side this weekend: an a mixed martial arts exp...

Ultimate Fighting Championship Is Suing New York

Posted 01.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Ultimate Fighting Championship has sued New York State in federal court to overturn a law that makes the group's mixed martial ar...

11 Fights to Entertain and Educate New Fans Before UFC on FOX

Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

Getting new people into MMA and teaching them about the sport is easy if you do it right. How do you do it right? You show them the right fights....

Fedor's Crime & Punishment

Elliot Worsell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Fedor remains one of the more fearsome and talented heavyweights in the world, and victory over the Russian, even in 2011, represents a high water mark in the career of Henderson.

New York Senate Votes To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts

Yahoo! News | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate voted again Monday to legalize professional mixed martial arts, though its prospects remain uncertain in the...

In Defense of Takedown Defense

Elliot Worsell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Just 12 months ago Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy was supposedly one punch away from becoming the UFC welterweight champion of the world. But things haven't turned out that way at all.