Breakdown: Cory Sandhagen ushers in the ESPN era with a display of grappling proficiency

During a typical UFC event not much attention is given to the first bout of the prelims. Most viewers haven’t tuned in yet, empty stadium seats are abundant, and the UFC brass could likely care less who wins the lowest…

Henry Cejudo crushed TJ Dillashaw, and did what Cody Garbrandt couldn’t

ESPN chose Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw to headline their first card for a good reason. Cejudo upset the pound-for-pound great to take the flyweight title, and Dillashaw is the greatest bantamweight of all time. But instead of a war,…

Did Henry Cejudo save the flyweight division?

Henry Cejudo fought for all the little men in the UFC last Saturday night. With rumors that the 125-pound division is going to be abolished by the UFC, Cejudo produced a stunning 32-second demolition of reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw…

The Greg Hardy Fiasco: A marketing misstep for Dana White and the UFC?

Greg Hardy’s UFC debut ended even worse than most expected it to. In a result comically too on-the-nose, the controversial fighter earned a disqualification for being too violent—kneeing opponent Allen Crowder in the head while on the ground. If Dana…

Donald Cerrone stops Alexander Hernandez in the second round

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone came back to the lightweight division with a serious statement that put everyone on notice. Cerrone defeated the young and talented Alexander “The Great” Hernandez via second-round TKO in devastating fashion. Hernandez came out of his corner…

Joseph Benavidez to Henry Cejudo: “Come and avenge your loss”

If there’s still a UFC flyweight division in a couple of months time, there’s no one else more deserving of a shot at the title than Joseph Benavidez. Benavidez earned a unanimous decision victory against Dustin Ortiz on the main…

UFC on ESPN+ 1 Results: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

The UFC’s first event of 2019 is now live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Titled UFC on ESPN+ 1 (or UFC Fight Night 143: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw), the fight card is headlined by a fantastic champion vs.…

UFC on ESPN+ 1: Play-by-play updates and results

The Body Lock is here to provide you with live play-by-play updates and results from the UFC’s first event of the year. Debuting on ESPN, the event is titled UFC on ESPN+ 1 and will be headlined by a fascinating…

The three best fights to watch this weekend (UFC, ONE Championship)

Happy 2019, fight fans! I’m not the “new year, new me” type of person, but the calendar change has me feeling rejuvenated and ready for another year of MMA insanity. A few of the “heavy hitters” in the MMA world…

Henry Cejudo could not be in a tougher situation heading into his first title defense

The last thing that you wish to happen while being a champion is being in a situation where the choices have run out. Considering that the road to becoming a champion in the UFC is a long and hard one,…