Nick Vera

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English Student at Rollins College with a passion for all things combat sports. Mixed martial arts isn't just entertainment; it's an art form.

If anyone deserves the chance to become a two-division champion, it’s Tyron Woodley

Tyron Woodley’s rise to stardom in the UFC has been a double-edged sword as of late. Fight after fight, he’s defending his title against the consensus #1 contenders and leaving his competition in the dust. From Demian Maia’s elite grappling…

Looking back on 2018: Remembering UFC 225’s instant classic of Whittaker vs. Romero II

From the opening minute to the final bell at the end of round five. Whittaker vs. Romero II will forever hold a place in UFC’s all-time classic main events. Regardless of the preliminary hurdles that made the fight almost stop…

One of the greats? What’s next for UFC 232’s Alexander Volkanovski?

If you’re new to the ‘World of Volk’, you might think UFC 232’s performance makes him the next best thing at 145-pounds. Truth be told, that’s been the case for quite some time now. Alexander Volkanovski might have stolen the…

Chad Mendes retires after UFC 232 defeat

After an inspiring, but tough loss to Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232, Chad Mendes has decided to call it quits on his mixed martial arts career. Many times in his career, it seemed like Chad Mendes was on the precipice…

The Story of Cain Velasquez: Has ‘Sea Level Cain’ been stunted by greatness?

Before Stipe Miocic defined the new breed of heavyweight within the UFC, Cain Velasquez was the end-all, be-all in the division. A well-oiled machine with a gas tank certified by the CSA, Velasquez made a name for himself doing what…

Thiago Santos looks to continue his steady rise at UFC Fight Night 128

Thiago Santos is preparing to keep his winning ways at UFC Fight Night 128. The Brazilian hitman has enjoyed a 9-3 record since joining the UFC. But sometimes his accomplishments get overshadowed by his lack of buzz. Santos has done…

It’s time for Israel Adesanya to prove that he is a cut above the rest

This weekend at UFC on FOX 29, Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori have a chance to steal the show as both fighters fight to improve their stock in the middleweight division. A classic striker vs. grappler match-up reanimates itself as…

Edgar vs. Swanson II: A legendary rematch booked way too soon

It’s easy to get hyped up about two icons in the UFC going at it for a second time. In this case, Frankie Edgar’s necessity to erase his last loss to Brian Ortega prompted a quick turnaround. But is Frankie…

Technique vs. Toughness: Tom Duquesnoy gears for a comeback against Terrion Ware

At UFC Fight Night 127, both Tom Duquesnoy and Terrion Ware will fight to redeem their careers. Making up for lost time Bantamweight can very well be the deepest division in the UFC today. With a completely new breed of…

MMA Flashback: Pat Miletich makes his UFC debut

On March 13, 1998, Pat Miletich made his UFC debut as he won the UFC lightweight tournament on a night that would spawn a legendary mixed martial arts career. Forging a dynasty 20 years ago, the UFC as an organization,…