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Breaking Down UFC 175

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining UFC 175 is middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0, 7-0 UFC), who will square off with Lyoto Machida (21-4, 13-4 UFC) in the evening's main event.

Breaking Down UFC 174

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The UFC heads north of the border to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Saturday, June 14 as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC) attempts the fourth defense of his 125-pound title in the UFC 174 main event against Russian standout Ali Bagautinov (13-2, 3-0 UFC).

Dillashaw Stops Barao, Claims Bantamweight Title at UFC 173

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.27.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Everything fell perfectly into place for T.J. Dillashaw on Saturday night. The Sacramento-based bantamweight executed an impeccable game plan at UFC 173 to unseat Renan Barao as the promotion's top 135 pounder, ending the Brazilian's nine-year unbeaten streak.

Breaking Down UFC 173

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.19.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Unbeaten for more than nine years, Renan Barao, who fights out of Rio de Janeiro's Nova União, is an impressive specimen, a fighter who embodies all the facets of mixed martial arts, combining dazzling and technical striking with black-belt-level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Breaking Down UFC 172

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (19-1, 13-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against Glover Teixeira (22-2, 5-0 UFC).

Breaking Down UFC 171

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time since April 2008, the UFC will have an undisputed welterweight champion not named Georges St-Pierre, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to square off in the UFC 171 main event.

Breaking Down UFC 170

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time in UFC history, two undefeated Olympic medalists will square off for promotional gold, as women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey attempts to defend her 135-pound strap against challenger Sara McMann.

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 the UFC Can Save the Welterweight Division in Lieu of St Pierre

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

With the debate over St-Pierre's retirement continuing to be a hot topic among the UFC faithful, it is impossible to ignore the chance that he may, in fact, never compete again.

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.

UFC 165 Kicks Off Title Tilt Season: Jones and Barao Look to Defend Straps

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his belt for a record-setting sixth time against Alexander Gustafsson.

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.

Bieber Asks Fans To Do Something Illegal ...

Posted 07.09.2013 | Celebrity

Justin Bieber was apparently too tied up on Saturday night to check out the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas. In an effort to catch up on t...

UFC Champ Opens Up About Her Experience On "The Ultimate Fighter"

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey says she's happy that filming of "The Ultimate Fighter" season 18 has wrapped, admitting that her exp...

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.

A Trans Guy's Thoughts On Fallon Fox

justin adkins | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

My thoughts on Fallon Fox are rather simple. Fallon is a female fighter who should be able to fight other women in her weight class. This statement is backed up by science, and most people need to educate themselves about transgender people before they say anything different.

Brandon Vera: The Truth Hurts

Elliot Worsell | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Following a career fought very much in first gear, Vera is in dire need of somebody, anybody to wake his inner beast and, in doing so, finally tap all that potential many feel he possesses.

Anderson Silva's Rude Awakening

Elliot Worsell | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

On Monday evening, UFC world middleweight champion Anderson Silva starkly switched from mellow to malevolent in the blink of an eye, taking everybody, not least of all opponent Chael Sonnen, by surprise.

Wanderlei Silva's Set for Sandstorm

Elliot Worsell | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Sometimes a fighter can lose six of his last nine fights and still be considered both watchable and admirable. And sometimes reputation is greater than record. In the case of Wanderlei Silva, both statements are true.

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.

If Anyone Can, Rashad Evans Can Beat 'Unstoppable' Jones

Elliot Worsell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Rashad Evans doesn't even have to necessarily beat Jon Jones on Saturday -- he just has to prove that it can be done... one day... someday. Because, as it stands right now, that task seems a step too far for just about everybody in the division

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.