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Previewing and Predicting Every Potential MMA Superfight

The superfight: It’s a term used so often these days that it’s become a novelty.<p>In theory, it identifies a bout that is designed to bring two fantastic fighters together in a clash that speaks to the best aspects of their relative skills and styles.<p>In boxing, it has often been used to identify …

7 Best MMA Personalities of All Time

Plenty of legendary mixed martial artists made their names primarily based on their handiwork inside the cage or ring. Others tried to develop their fanbases through amusing and sometimes polarizing antics outside of the realm of competition.<p>These breeds, however, discovered a way to become …

Conor McGregor

B/R MMA 125: Ranking the Top 15 Heavyweights in Mixed Martial Arts

With respect to skilled fighters starting at 125 pounds, the best of the best heavyweights are truly the world's baddest men. There's a reason, after all, that combat sports promoters created weight classes—and it wasn't to save the big guys from the psychological harm that comes from an …

The 10 Most Nefarious Fighters in MMA History

At the intersection of Creepy Roommate Street and Pure Evil Drive, you have nefarious.<p>It's not a scenic intersection. It's not the kind of place where you want to pull the Town and Country over to the shoulder and just get out and stretch a spell, maybe take the camera out and maybe answer nature's …

MMA 125: Ranking the Top 20 Lightweights in Mixed Martial Arts

Ten years ago, the UFC's lightweight division was in dire straits. Limited to a handful of cards every year, the company took a hard look at a weight class that had failed to take MMA fans by the proverbial throat and cut bait.<p>Today, that seems unthinkable. Not only does the UFC have so many cards …

Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney, COO Tim Danaher Leave Positions with Promotion

According to a press release sent to Bleacher Report, Bellator MMA founder, chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney and president and COO Tim Danaher have left their positions with the promotion.<p>The press release said that the announcement is "effective immediately" and that no replacements have been named …

Oklahoma is Bringing the Tournament Format Back to MMA

Fightland Blog<p>The first elimination style mixed martial arts tournament is being held since 1994, when Royce Gracie submitted Ron Van Clief, Keith Hackney, and Dan Severn over the course of a couple of hours at UFC 4. This October, the same format returns as BattleGrounds MMA Series plans to hold a …

A History of Improvement: Technology and MMA

Fightland Blog<p>Photo via Unified Weapons Master<p>Technological innovation in mixed martial arts has led to in-depth data streams, mathematical coaching, and increased interactivity. Expect more disruption in the near future.<p>Science and technology have always been ringside, for every fight that’s ever …

B/R MMA 125: Ranking the 125 Best Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts

From its earliest days, determining the best MMA fighter in the world has never been a particularly easy task. Even as Royce Gracie dominated the initial UFC tournaments in 1993 and 1994, challengers to his throne emerged overseas, his own brother Rickson at the front of the pack.<p>As the years have …

Weekly Hits: Our Roundup of a Wild Week for MMA

Fightland Blog<p>It was a wild week in the mixed martial arts world as usual, so we put together a list of things you might have missed but definitely should have not.<p>For starters—taking time off training for his upcoming fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 175 on July 5th, Lyoto Machida stopped by GLORY …

Great MMA Debate podcast: Chris Weidman, Alexis Davis and Frankie Edgar

The latest episode of The Great MMA Debate has arrived with another loaded guest list including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, top rated …

Help Anthony Pettis Make MMA History

Fightland Blog<p>UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has a shot at making history. Coming off an exciting victory over Benson Henderson, “Showtime” Pettis is nursing a knee injury, but his next big accomplishment might happen outside of the Octagon.<p>For the first time in history, American cereal …

MMA: The 5 Biggest Surprises of 2014 so Far

MMA is a pretty surprising business. Go ahead, try and argue it isn't.<p>How many times have you seen a guy, on the fringes of his own consciousness and easy pickings for an opponent, come back and knock that opponent out with a Hail Mary shot out of nowhere?<p>How many times have you gone to bed with …

10 Most Impressive MMA Performances Through the 1st Half of 2014

The 2014 MMA calendar is 50 percent completed, so it is time to look back at the highlights of the past six months.<p>Many outstanding performances have already gone down inside and outside the Octagon. From Ronda Rousey's first knockout win against Sara McMann to TJ Dillashaw's surprise victory over …

Ronda Rousey

MMA: Why Retired Fighters Should Be Employed as Judges

There are a lot of discussions going on as to how to fix the judging problems in MMA today. By and large, the judging of many fights is simply below the efforts of the fighters, who deserve much better.<p>This isn’t a dismissive accusation. There are a lot of good judges, but by and large it seems …

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B/R Women's MMA Rankings, June 2014

Women's MMA is growing, and with that, we must keep up with the times. Women are getting more and more opportunities in mixed martial arts, as well as becoming more prevalent on the big stage.<p>The UFC, Invicta and World Series of Fighting are just three of the major organizations that host female …