Golden Opportunity Squandered

The UFC needed a replacement after Mauricio Rua dropped out and Yushin Okami stepped up with a chance to make an impression in his return to the UFC but came up short.

UFC Fight Night 117 Preview

The UFC heads to Japan still looking for that star from the homeland of the sport and with some new prospects and and old veteran getting a second chance this might be the card where they find one.

Pressing Pause on the Upset Era

The two top pound-for-pound fighters went into the octagon at UFC 197 looking to prevent the pattern of upsets that have dominated the UFC over the last year and a half.

UFC 197 Preview

Although the best pound-for-pound fighters don’t get to face each other UFC 197 will provide the opportunity to compare the top two in back-to-back fights.

Hitting a Road Block in Tennessee (UFC Fight Night 73 Review)

Some fighters come into the UFC with all the promise in the world but find a road block in the way of their success, Ovince St. Preux knows exactely what that’s like.

Making a Statement in Brazil (UFC Fight Night 56 Review)

The UFC found its way to Brazil once again this year as they continued a busy weekend with two fights from around the world. A day after the UFC went to Australia they appeared again this time from Brazil. It was a strange card in their second day of fights though as injuries ravaged through the entire roster of fighters. Originally the main event was to be Mauricio Rua against Jimi Manuwa in a matchup of two hard-hitting light heavyweights.

UFC Fight Night 56 Preview

The UFC travels to Brazil once again this weekend and once again they will not see the fight they had planned. Originally the return to Brazil was to feature a Brazilian legend and a rising British star. Then with little over a week to go before the fight Jimi Manuwa broke his foot while training and was forced to withdraw from the fight. It was a big loss for the UFC and for Manuwa who had a chance to add a big name to his record.

Rankings take shape in Bangor (UFC Fight Night 47 Review)

The UFC fighter rankings have only been around for a few years but already they have taken over the conversation in the UFC. They represent a solid expectation of where a fighter stands in his or her division. It is a ranking to see who the top 15 fighters in each division are and when fighters look at their next opponent they can see where that fighter ranks and if they can move up with a win. When an unranked fighter gets someone in the top 10 it is a major opportunity for them to move up and achieve the ultimate goal of every fight, a title.

New Champ in Big D (UFC 171 Review)

The welterweight division was a bit of a mystery heading into UFC 171 as there was not champion with the rule of Georges St. Pierre over. A lot would be figured out at the fight though when the last #1 contender for the title would look to make good on a second chance while taking on a legend who was hoping his return to the UFC would be topped off by winning a title.

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