Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Today
On July 11, 2015, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in a now-infamous five-round championship fight at UFC 189, one that saw both men give it everything they had to give mixed martial arts (MMA) fans one of the best fights in its history. Relieve it here. In the end, "Ruthless" managed [...]
Paige VanZant got back into the win column this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 27, 2016) by knocking out Bec Rawlings with an impressive switch kick at UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, that had everyone raving. See it again here. The bout was VanZant’s first since her successful [...]
Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Stephen Thompson, believes he's going to fight Tyron Woodley for the 170-pound title at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for this November in New York City. The feeling doesn't appear to be mutual. "I think he's just coming up with [...]
Cyborg planning MMA return now that his skull is fixedSource: Bloody Elbow | Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Just one month after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull, Evangelista Santos is already thinking about returning to MMA. Is fighting a drug? Is it an addictive substance that seeps into your veins and once tasted never really lets you go? These are fair questions to ask after the latest [...]
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and part-time welterweight Nate Diaz, fresh off his majority decision loss to Conor McGregor at the UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada (video), was trying to go about his business after the fight was all said and done. Then came [...]
Bloody Elbow's Eddie Mercado spoke with the UFC's #13 ranked bantamweight Jimmie Rivera about skipping over top ten talent for his UFC 203 bout with Urijah Faber. In just over one year's time, UFC bantamweight Jimmie El Terror Rivera has gone from his promotional debut to a Pay-Per-View main card [...]
Judo Chop: Demian Maia's Hybrid Grappling GameSource: Bloody Elbow | Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Demian Maia's impressive submission of Carlos Condit highlights the integration of wrestling into his Brazilian jiu jitsu. Demian Maia has long been known as one of the very best jiu jitsu practitioners in the world, and he has been on a 2-year, 6-fight winning streak that has featured masterful [...]
UFC full fight video: Josh Barnett vs. Frank MirSource: Bloody Elbow | Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Check out the full fight video of the heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Frank Mir from 2013. Back in 2012, one of the major stories of Strikeforce shutting down was whether Josh Barnett would come back to the UFC. Barnett held the UFC heavyweight title long ago, but [...]
Earlier
Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold today told MMAjunkie.com that he never signed a bout agreement to fight Lorenz Larkin and never intended to fight at the promotion's final event. When officials announced the Jan. 12 event in early November, Rockhold said he informed them a wrist injury lingered and that he [...]
Lorenz Larkin said injuries could excuse him from Strikeforce's final card. The middleweight today told MMAjunkie.com Radio he's accumulated all the bumps and bruises that come with four months of training. Yet Larkin wouldn't think of bowing out like his opponent did. He said he needs to fight every five months, or [...]