Lawler says bye to American Top Team

Robbie Lawler had one of the greatest comeback stories in MMA history. The former welterweight champion came in from Strikeforce and lit the UFC up. He TKO’d Josh Koscheck, beat Rory MacDonald in to a bloody mess, and eventually defeated Johny Hendricks to capture the championship. He lost it to Tyron Woodley shortly after beating … Read more

UFC statement on Gleison Tibau suspension due to ‘potential’ USADA violation

Gleison Tibau has been in the UFC nearly a decade now. Next November will be 10 years the 32-year-old American Top Team product has been fighting the top lightweights inside the Octagon. His first fight in the UFC was at welterweight, a TKO loss to Nick Diaz, then he moved down to lightweight where he has … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos talks upcoming title rematch versus Ben Askren

Thirty-five-year-old Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get another shot at Ben Askren‘s (14-0, 1 NC) welterweight title on Nov. 13 at ONE Championship 34 in Singapore. Their first fight ended in a No Contest in April after Santos took a finger to the eye just 2:19 into the first round and was unable to continue. … Read more

Reminder: The Ultimate Fighter returns tonight with American Top Team vs. Blackzilians

It’s crazy to think that The Ultimate Fighter reality television series turned 10-years-old this year. First airing on Spike TV from 2005-2011, then on FX in 2012-2013, and on Fox Sports 1 from 2014-present, the show enters its 21st installment this season (although there have been numerous international seasons as well). The Ultimate Fighter: American … Read more

Ten questions with TUF 20’s Tecia Torres

Twenty-four-year-old Tecia Torres is undefeated in her mixed martial arts career. She went 7-0 as an amateur and is currently 4-0 as a pro, with wins over such names as Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas, and most recently, Felice Herrig — all inside the Invicta FC cage. Torres is one of the strawweight female fighters the … Read more

Preparing for Conflict: Nick Smiley blog #2 — Realization!

After working a five-day stint as security in Savannah’s City Market District on St. Patrick’s Day — for those who are uninformed, it’s the world’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration — and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I had to get two molars cut out following an errant haymaker from a … Read more

Training Day: UFC 171’s Robbie Lawler | VIDEO

Go inside the training camp of UFC welterweight title contender Robbie Lawler as he prepares to face Johny Hendricks this Saturday for the vacant UFC 170 pound title. Lawler is 3-0 since returning to the UFC last year, scoring knockout wins over Josh Koshcheck and Bobby Voelker, and most recently, a split decision over Rory MacDonald.

Georges St-Pierre picking Johny Hendricks to defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre now has the luxury of enjoying MMA as a fan and no longer has to worry about the stress of who’s gunning for him next and the critics that come from being in the spotlight.

Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves returns against Seth Baczynski at UFC on FOX 11

Remember former welterweight title challenger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves? Of course you do. The 30-year-old American Top Team product has been out of action since his submission loss to Martin Kampmann in March 2012, but will be making his return to the Octagon on April 19 when he faces Seth Baczynski at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando, Fla.

Tecia Torres confident going into The Ultimate Fighter 20

“I think they will continue to produce amazing talent.” “There are still plenty of great 115 lb women to fill that division,” says Tecia Torres about the recent move of several Invicta strawweights; including herself, to the UFC. And though she’s leaving Invicta FC after just four bouts she’ll have to focus on her biggest challenges so far during TUF 20 in the names of of Joanne, Claudia, and Carla, as she calls them.