Tuesday, July 1, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
At UFC 175, Lyoto Machida is presented with the opportunity to make history. If he defeats the reigning middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, he will become just one of three UFC fighters to earn a championship belt from two separate divisions. The victory would leave him hall-of-fame bound and solidify his legacy as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
Published on Bleacher Report (7.1.2014)

Monday, June 23, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
Up until recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones didn't wish to rematch his most difficult opponent to date in Alexander Gustafsson. He felt that there were other, more deserving opponents worthy of a title shot. 
However, the UFC and the fans got their way, and a second matchup between the two warriors will occur at UFC 178; but, WHO REALLY won in this scenario? 
Published on Bleacher Report (6.23.2014)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
At UFC 165, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated his most difficult challenger yet in Alexander Gustafsson. Despite the win, however, the champion was badly beaten and sent to the hospital. Although a rematch between the two combatants is inevitable, Jones may wish to adopt a different strategy if he wishes to emerge unscathed.
Published on Bleacher Report (5.21.2014)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo has collected a fantastic set of highlight reel finishes. He is the 145-pound champion and is undefeated in the UFC. However, his star power lags compared to other dominant champions. If he secures a super bout against the lightweight title winner between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, he could become the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously. 
Published on Bleacher Report (5.8.2014)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate was thrilled upon hearing that the "former face of women's mixed martial arts," Gina Carano, was interested in returning to the Octagon after an almost six-year layoff. A matchup between Tate and Carano would generate major buzz, and most likely lead to one of the UFC's highest grossing pay-per-views. 
Published on Bleacher Report (5.4.2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014

by Clinton Bullock
On April 19, Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne will do battle to determine the No. 1 contender to the heavyweight champion's title, and will take on the "baddest man on the planet" in Cain Velasquez later on this year.
Published on Bleacher Report (4.18.2014)

by Clinton Bullock
On April 11, 2014, Beneil Dariush faces Ramsey Nijem and will attempt to keep his undefeated streak in tact, and rise up the ranks of the lightweight division in the process.
Published on Bleacher Report (4.10.2014)