UFC 144 Prelims Predictions

Could the UFC’s return to Land of the Rising Sun for UFC 144 equate to rising fortunes for some Japanese warriors who have struggled lately? Legendary fighters Takanori Gomi and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto sure hope so. The two fighters were once among Japanese MMA royalty, but they’ve had a hard go of it in recent […]

UFC 141 Overeem Kicks Lesner into Retirment!

One champion’s arrival in the Octagon spelled the end of an era for another. So was the story of the main event of UFC 141, the promotion’s final card of 2011.  Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar couldn’t overcome the powerful knee strikes and kicks of the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix winner, Alistair Overeem. […]

UFC 139 Breakdown

Since Dan Henderson parted ways with the UFC in 2009, he has conquered Strikeforce’s light heavyweight division and claimed that organization’s 205-pound belt, as well as putting one more nail in the coffin of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko’s career. Not bad for a man who is now in his forties. Henderson now returns at UFC […]

UFC 139 Prelims Breakdown

There was a time when Ryan Bader appeared to be only one win away from a light heavyweight title bid in the UFC. How long ago that now seems. Over the last nine months, Bader’s unblemished record has fallen. First, it was at the hands of the phenom Jon Jones, who would go on to […]

Round Table Special Edition: Velasquez vs. dos Santos

On Nov. 12, 1993, the UFC was born. Many people tuning into the inaugural event from the promotion got their first glimpses of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu thanks to Royce Gracie, and those who asked questions about how one martial art would fare against another received some answers. It was the birth of a new sport, which […]

UFC 136 Breakdown

UFC 136 will mark the third meeting between current UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and the undefeated Gray Maynard. Both men must be hoping the third time really is the charm. For Maynard, a 2008 win over Edgar is all he really has to show for his efforts in the trilogy. Meanwhile, Edgar has even […]

UFC 135 Predictions

The time for head games has come to an end. Trash talk.  Accusations of spies.  None of that matters come Saturday night when the cage door closes and Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson stand face-to-face inside the Octagon. The only thing that matters then is what these two elite light heavyweights can do to […]

UFC 133 Roundtable and Predictions

Injuries.  They’ve shaped UFC 133. Rashad Evans was slated to face Phil Davis in a battle of true top contenders in the light heavyweight division.  Instead, when he sets foot inside the Octagon at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he will find himself in a rematch again a former light heavyweight champion who has […]