Celtic Pride in Scotland (UFC Fight Night 72 Review)

Scottish MMA was on full display this Saturday when the UFC travelled to Glasgow for UFC fight Night 72.

Judges Get the Night Off in Australia (UFC Fight Night 55 Review)

The UFC saw another rivalry be put to rest after UFC Fight Night 55 when Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold took their war of words into the octagon. It had been two years since Bisping had mentioned that he had beat the former Strikeforce champion while they were training. During an interview Bisping revealed that he and Rockhold had trained together on the mat and that he had forced the then champion to tap. That was stepping over the line for Rockhold as there is an unwritten rule in MMA that you never talk about what happens in a gym.

UFC Fight Night 55 Preview

UFC Fight Night 55 will feature a fan favourite in Michael Bisping who has become a fan favourite for the fights he puts on. The biggest reason for his following is the pre-fight antics that he has become known for. Rarely is there a fight involving Bisping that doesn’t involve some type of feud. He is one of the most polarizing figures in the sport and that alone makes him one of the most popular fighters. There is no middle ground with Michael Bisping as fans either hate him or love him but one thing is for sure, he draws plenty of viewers and sells a lot of tickets.

Something to Prove in Macao (UFC Fight Night 48 Review)

The UFC sick bay is constantly full with fighters continuing to get injured at a rapid pace and putting many of the events in jeopardy. Just recently one of the biggest fights of the year between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took a turn for the worst. First Gustafsson was hurt and dropped out of the fight to be replaced by Daniel Cormier. Just as Cormier and Jones were unleashing press conference fights and off-air insults during interviews making the fight still extremely appealing Jon Jones was hurt. The fight was moved to the next year as the UFC waits for Jones to recover but it was a perfect expression of the issues facing the UFC and the fighters.

UFC Fight Night 48 Preview

Michael Bisping has been a trailblazer in the UFC as one of the first true superstars from Britain to have success in the promotion. It has not been the easiest road for the Brit in the past few years though as injuries and losses have piled up leaving Bisping in a bit of a no-man’s land. It is not the best place for a fighter to be as that place in the UFC is a place where moving up and down is hard. This position is where fighters go when they are too good to be a bottom tier fighter yet cannot put together enough wins to move into title conversation.

Lives Changed in Quebec City (TUF Nations Finale Review)

The UFC continued their expansion of The Ultimate fighter when they added The Ultimate Fighter: Nations to the long list of seasons. The new season would feature two countries against each other as Canada and Australia would provide the fighters for the new season. As usual the show was meant to add some more fighters to the roster of the UFC and in this case was an attempt to add more Aussies and Canadians to the roster.

TUF Nations Finale Preview

The Ultimate Fighter is now a staple for all UFC fans as the reality show has become a constant for the UFC and has almost become a minor leagues for the big promotion. The fighters that are a part of the reality show can become big names in the UFC and every time that the show premieres there is a new crop of potential fighters that may enter the UFC. As the show continues to get bigger the UFC looks to new places to find a new crop of fighters. They would start the new pattern when they created TUF Brazil in 2012 and followed with TUF Smashes later in the same year.

Strange Night in New Jersey (UFC 159 Review)

The UFC Light Heavyweight division has been one of the most competitive divisions in the UFC with nobody holding the title for very long. In a promotion that seems to have a dominant champion at almost every weight class the Light Heavyweight continued to be one of the more difficult divisions to dominate. Then came Jon Jones representing the new breed of fighter in the UFC and looking to become the most dominant Light Heavyweight Champion in UFC history.

Brazil does not work for the Brit (UFC on FX 7 Review)

The UFC on FX 7 was a chance for one veteran of the octagon to take his shot at the ultimate goal and the ultimate challenge. The main event would be a matchup between Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping with Bisping getting his chance at a title shot. Bisping has been in the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter in 2006.

UFC on FX 7 Preview

The middleweight division is one of the least competitive in the UFC but it is not for lack of talent in the weight class. Some of the best fighters in the world reside in the UFC’s middleweight division and yet the belt has rarely changed hands. That is because the greatest fight in the UFC and the best middleweight to step into an octagon is the current champion.

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