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…

Here’s why you don’t want to miss Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega at UFC 231

On December 8 in Toronto, Canada, undefeated jiu-jitsu phenomenon Brian “T-City” Ortega will challenge Max “Blessed” Holloway for the UFC Featherweight Championship. Months in the Making This year has been nothing short of frustrating for Max Holloway. In March, the…

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and “Platinum” Mike Perry gun for glory at UFC Fight Night 139

Remember that one Christmas when you were six and you wrote to Santa about all the things you wanted? And when the big morning came you got everything you asked for? And for 15 minutes you were the happiest kid…

Here’s why Darren Till will be such a dangerous opponent for Tyron Woodley at UFC 228

In the past year, Liverpool’s own Darren Till has exploded onto the scene in emphatic fashion. Last October, the mere prospect became a serious contender when he blasted through Donald Cerrone in one of the most impressive ‘coming out’ performances…

Can Israel Adesanya collect another ‘W’ or will Brad Tavares destroy the hype train?

In the midst of all the great fights coming up this weekend, the bout between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya has a great deal to live up to.

Who do we want to win between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier?

Let us assume that Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier is, in fact, a seminal fight in the UFC. Who do we want to win? Whose win is better for UFC?

Brian Ortega shouldn’t be an underdog against Max Holloway

Max Holloway opened as a slight favorite over Brian Ortega for UFC 226. The defending champion has prodigious skills and a great resume, but we disagree.

Breaking down Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero

It may not be an epic grudge match like the co-main event, but the rematch between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero has this writer salivating.

Breaking down Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till

Stephen Thompson vs. Darren Till is a fight that many MMA fans have been champing at the bit to see, including a striking nerd with a healthy appreciation for the traditional martial arts. Young upstart Darren Till looks to put…

Edson Barboza survived against Khabib Nurmagomedov, and now he’ll beat Kevin Lee

When the fight between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee was announced, of course we were excited. One of lightweight’s top 3 strikers against its second-best wrestler? On a free card no less? But weirdly, my thought wasn’t “this is a…


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