Conor McGregor wins UFC 202 against Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor wins UFC 202 against Nate Diaz

By Robert Brunswick III
In the second fight of a definite trilogy, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz brought out the best in each other at UFC 202. There is no set date for a third fight, but both fighters appear eager to do it....
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

On March 5th in Las Vegas Nevada, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz went to battle in a short notice welterweight bout. McGregor's original opponent, UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, pulled out of the fight due to a foot injury, and Diaz was picked to be his replacement. While not the super fight fans initially expected to see, the replacement bout offered a serious test for McGregor. Questions There were questions that fans longed to be answered about the brash Irishman, and Diaz was a man who could potentially answer them.  1) How would McGregor do against a taller, longer fighter?  2) Would McGregor's power translate as he moved up not one, but two weight classes? 3) How would he fair on the ground against a world class jiu-jitsu black belt like Nate Diaz? Round 1 Conor McGregor punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas,...
Living Legends: Royce Gracie Wins Controversially By TKO Over Ken Shamrock At Bellator 149

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

An era in mixed martial arts ended Friday night as two of the pioneers in the sport, Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock, faced-off in what is likely to be their final match after fighting in UFC 1 over 22 years ago....
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....
UFC on Fox 18: Bryan Barberena Supplies "Super" Sage Northcutt With First Loss Of Professional Career

UFC on Fox 18: Bryan Barberena Supplies "Super" Sage Northcutt With First Loss Of Professional Career ByPeyton Wesner

Well, it was nice while it lasted. Tonight, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt was defeated for the first time in his professional career....
Invicta FC 15: Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino KOs Daria Ibragimova In 1st Round, Defends Featherweight Belt For 4th Time

Invicta FC 15: Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino KOs Daria Ibragimova In 1st Round, Defends Featherweight Belt For 4th Time

By Peyton Wesner
She saw, she came, and she conquered. Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino may just be part "Cyborg" considering she has not lost in over a decade....
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 ByPeyton 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....
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