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A Retrospective on Michael Bisping

UFC Fight Night 147 was a definite mixed bag for the UFC’s attempts to build British stars; while Leon Edwards and Nathaniel Wood put on excellent performances, Darren Till’s knockout loss seemed to mute the hopes (even more than the…

James Krause: Enjoying the process

Taking steps forward with each and every new day is a requirement in the sport of MMA as the landscape of things is always changing ever so vastly. And while some of those involved are taking their steps into the…

Eric Shelton: ‘I’m going to get to the top’ of UFC flyweight division

Eric Shelton believes he’s been on the wrong side of some split-decisions since joining the UFC, but he doesn’t let that deter him in the least moving forward. The 28-year-old switched camps in the last year and is now at…

Mike Grundy is raring to impress in his UFC debut

Once again, the UFC spotlight shines down on the ever-growing British MMA talent pool. From UFC 38 at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002 to UFC Fight Night 147 in London right around the corner on March 16, the British…

John Makdessi continues to evolve at Roufusport; ready for Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Nashville

John Makdessi will make his 16th appearance in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 148 in Nashville on March 28. It has been a career of highs and lows for the 33-year-old Canadian. Makdessi debuted for the company as an undefeated…

UFC featherweight prospect Bobby Moffett on his campaign to rebrand the D’Arce choke

In September 2017, we witnessed the rare occurrence of what might be a jiu-jitsu rebrand. Ovince Saint Preux secured his third Von Flue choke submission win (one of five in UFC history), and with it, the position’s new moniker, the…

Gilbert Burns gunning for Charles Oliveira or Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fort Lauderdale

Brazilian lightweight Gilbert Burns (14-3) is coming off of a dominant win over the ever-tough Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 231. Burns spoke with The Body Lock recently about his ideal opponents, fighting in Fort Lauderdale, his upcoming jiu-jitsu matches, and more.…

Grant Dawson: “The Prophet” makes his debut at UFC Wichita

The UFC featherweight division showcases some of the most exciting talent the sport as a whole has to offer. Looking to join the new wave of contenders to Max Holloway’s throne is Grant Dawson. The Nebraska native makes his Octagon…

Bursting onto the scene: ‘Austrian Wonderboy’ Ismail Naurdiev

This past weekend the UFC touched down in the Czech Republic for UFC Prague, therefore making it the very first time that they’ve done so. As is the norm for every card outside of the US, the UFC likes to…

UFC 235 gives Weili Zhang a unique opportunity to shine

UFC 235 is right around the corner and boy is it stacked. The ever-controversial Jon Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Smith in the main event of the evening. The co-headliner is an intriguing matchup…