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

I still have a hangover from last weekend’s fights. It’s a good hangover, though, and not the “give me a gallon of water and a bottle of Advil, stat” hangover. Mixed martial arts once again reminded me why I love…

The importance of Valentina Shevchenko’s takedowns against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231

In the run-up to their UFC 231 co-main event bout, a great deal of attention was given to the three Muay Thai bouts between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. As Shevchenko was victorious in all three bouts, many used this…

On the cusp: Dan Hooker looks to continue his dream run at lightweight

Since moving up from featherweight to lightweight, New Zealand’s own Dan “The Hangman” Hooker has looked unstoppable, crushing his way through four straight wins and finishing them all in emphatic fashion. He joins a growing list of fighters who have…

Dan Hooker is extra motivated heading into well-deserved clash with Edson Barboza

Dan Hooker isn’t letting his guard down before fighting #6 ranked Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 31. Hooker, who has taken the UFC’s lightweight division by storm, has enjoyed tremendous success since moving up from featherweight. After building a…