What a time to be alive watching the UFC! The long-running MMA league managed to put on quite a show at Madison Square Garden with UFC 217. We saw three titles changes hands; two of them became major upsets. Rose Namajunas handed Joanna Jedrzejczyk her first professional loss and became the new UFC Women’s Strawweight … Continue reading Topsy-Turvy: The State of the UFC
History will be made on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214. Whether that’s redemption or legitimacy is the issue. UFC 214’s main event will feature the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The Light-Heavyweight title bout will reverse the roles from their previous matchup, as Cormier is now the champion and Jones the challenger. … Continue reading UFC 214: Redemption vs. Legitimacy
Here. We. Go...again. The year 2016 wasn’t a good year for many people, be it affected by politics or tragedy. Put the UFC brass in that same category. The UFC just couldn’t pull it together after many setbacks. Ironically enough, they managed to salvage Conor McGregor’s defeat from Nate Diaz when McGregor defeated Diaz in … Continue reading UFC: The Road to Redemption
Does the name Paige VanZant sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve heard of that name during ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, where VanZant danced her way into the hearts of those watching on the small screen. Maybe you know her from what she actually does: an MMA fighter from the UFC. The 22-year-old VanZant competes in the … Continue reading Paige VanZant: The UFC’s Next Big Star?
It was an amazing night for UFC 202, which was marred by a controversial decision. The main card was filled with TKOs, including Donald Cerrone’s TKO of Rick Story in the second round and Anthony Johnson’s 13-second uppercut victory over Glover Teixeira. After those two consecutive victories, we were ready for the main event. Conor … Continue reading UFC 202: Analyzing Diaz vs. McGregor 2
UFC put out all the stops for a successful fight card with UFC 200 on Saturday, July 9. Everyone was there, especially the stars they built up in the greatest assembly of fighters and superstars. UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor was there to engage in a rematch with Nate Diaz. Wait, sorry; that didn’t happen. … Continue reading UFC 200: The Card That Never Was
UFC 199 was filled with monumental moments. Michael Bisping culminated his ten-year run in the company by becoming the UFC Middleweight Champion knocking out Luke Rockhold. Dan Henderson, 45 years young, won via knockout over Hector Lombard. They also released a huge promo for UFC 200, which featured the reveal of Brock Lesnar. The former … Continue reading UFC v. Journalism: The Case of Ariel Helwani