UFC 199: Dominick Cruz retains Bantamweight Championship belt after going the distance with Urijah Faber

UFC 199: Dominick Cruz retains Bantamweight Championship belt after going the distance with Urijah Faber

By Robert Brunswick III
Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber met for the third time in the octagon, resulting in a crushing loss for Faber. Cruz manages to retain his champion status in the Bantamweight division....
A Study in Intelligent Offense and Intelligent Defense: Hector Lombard Versus Neil Magny

A Study in Intelligent Offense and Intelligent Defense: Hector Lombard Versus Neil Magny

By Stephen Abdullah
Neil Magny and Hector Lombard's battle on March 20th in Brisbane Australia had an interesting narrative; with early knockdowns, a late finish and questionable reffing. Here is an analysis of the intelligent offense and defense (or lack thereof) seen in this fight....
Conor McGregor - Nate Diaz: A Technical Breakdown

Conor McGregor - Nate Diaz: A Technical Breakdown

By Stephen Abdullah
Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz had a fantastic battle at UFC 196. Here is a technical breakdown of what happened in the fight, and ultimately how Nate pulled off the victory....

Living Legends: Royce Gracie Wins Controversially By TKO Over Ken Shamrock At Bellator 149

HOUSTON, TEXAS---On November 12, 1993, the sport of mixed martial arts was born with UFC 1, an eight-man tournament with no weight classes nor judges. In fact, there was only two rules: No biting and no eye gouging. It was during this birth of the "most exciting live sporting event in the history of television" that UFC Hall of Famers Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock met in a semi-final with a spot in the championship on the line. It ended in controversy, for the referee did not see Shamrock tap with his neck in a tight rear-naked choke, and would have let the bout continue, if it was not for the American admitting he submitted. This evening, the referee also did not see "something," leading to Shamrock's second defeat at the hands of Gracie, this time via a TKO less than halfway into the first round. Both showing their classiness and respect...
UFC on Fox 18: #2 Anthony "Rumble" Johnson Drops "Bombs" To KO #4 Ryan Bader In 88 Seconds

UFC on Fox 18: #2 Anthony "Rumble" Johnson Drops "Bombs" To KO #4 Ryan Bader In 88 Seconds ByPeyton Wesner

Since being mauled by current lightweight champion Daniel Cormier, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has been perfect inside the octagon, for he is 2-0 with 2 KOs in 6 minutes and 57 seconds of fight time....
UFC on Fox 18: #7 Ben Rothwell Submits #8 Josh Barnett In Co-Main Event

UFC on Fox 18: #7 Ben Rothwell Submits #8 Josh Barnett In Co-Main Event ByPeyton Wesner

With all the uncertainty around the heavyweight division, thanks to Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez's withdraws from what was suppose to be UFC 196, Ben Rothwell made a championship statement with his performance against Josh Barnett....
Statement Made: Stipe Miocic Ends Andrei Arlovski In 54 Seconds, Favorite For Next UFC Heavyweight Title Shot

Statement Made: Stipe Miocic Ends Andrei Arlovski In 54 Seconds, Favorite For Next UFC Heavyweight Title Shot

By Peyton Wesner
Sorry Alistair Overeem. Because of tonight's quick finish of Andrei Arlovski by Stipe Miocic, any sliver of hope the next heavyweight title shot would be coming Overeem's way, has vanished....
Not This Time Ireland: Dustin Poirier Uses "Ground & Pound" To Batter Joe Duffy In Unanimous Decision

Not This Time Ireland: Dustin Poirier Uses "Ground & Pound" To Batter Joe Duffy In Unanimous Decision

By Peyton Wesner
Get ready top ten, because here comes Dustin Poirier. With Saturday night's victory over Ireland's Joe Duffy, the Louisiana native looks prime to shoot up into the top ten of the lightweight standings....
VAVEL USA's Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Conor McGregor

VAVEL USA's Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Conor McGregor

By Peyton Wesner
It was only a matter of time until "The Notorious" Conor McGregor had a belt in his name....
VAVEL USA's UFC Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Holly Holm

VAVEL USA's UFC Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Holly Holm ByPeyton Wesner

Not bad for a rookie. Beginning her UFC career this past February, former boxing champion Holly Holm has already defeated the face of the women's UFC AND has a title belt to her name....
VAVEL USA's UFC Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Luke Rockhold

VAVEL USA's UFC Year In Review: Soaring To The Top - Luke Rockhold ByPeyton Wesner

He did what? Luke Rockhold defeated a future hall of famer and an undefeated champion in the same year? Talk about "Soaring to the Top" worthy....
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