Cain Velasquez defies all odds by injuring knee during fight instead of before it

Disclaimer: The following post is satire; an appropriate reaction to what occurred during the main event of UFC on ESPN 1. “Overachieving” “Inspiring” “Proof of a trickster god” In a powerful rebuke to critics who predicted he’d injure himself before the…

UFC on ESPN 1 Results and Highlights: Francis Ngannou scores an early finish in Phoenix

The UFC’s first-ever dedicated ESPN event has arrived. The Body Lock is here to bring you live results and updates for all of the fights taking place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The main event…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: The Body Lock predicts Ngannou vs. Velasquez

It’s been quite the year for firsts in the UFC. On Sunday, Feb. 18, the first UFC on ESPN event will take place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The promotion has loaded up the…

The three best fights to watch this weekend (UFC on ESPN 1 & Bellator 216)

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you lately. It’s not you; it’s me. Sometimes I have to (reluctantly) act like a responsible adult and take care of certain aspects of my life first. But,…

Who is Kron Gracie? Meet the undefeated BJJ whiz before his UFC debut

For many, the Gracie name is synonymous with fighting, and for good reason. The eminent Brazilian family created and popularized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, adapting the Japanese version of the grappling art to make it more effective in certain situations. Legends…

Nik Lentz ‘had to go straight to Google’ when offered his UFC on ESPN 1 opponent

Before his fight on February 17, Nik Lentz sat down with John Hyon Ko of The Body Lock to discuss all things UFC on ESPN 1. Nik Lentz squares off against Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman to open up the prelims…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez

At the time of writing, it appears that Cain Velasquez is going to return to action. We can’t be sure, of course; Velasquez last appeared in the cage at UFC 200 about two-and-a-half years ago, and has been plagued with…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: James Vick vs. Paul Felder

Nowhere else is the ruthlessness of the lightweight division better exhibited than in the case of James Vick; “the Texecutioner” has looked incredibly promising, enough to earn opportunities against top fighters, only to get memorably sparked in both of his…

UFC on ESPN 1 Predictions: Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling

Bantamweight has somewhat quietly developed into one of the strongest divisions in the UFC; while the champion’s stock dropped immensely with his loss to Henry Cejudo, he’s still a top pound-for-pound talent and is surrounded by a nearly unparalleled supporting…