Eric Del Fierro – The Man Behind Some of The UFC’s Top Fighters

Article By E. Spencer Kyte Meet Eric Del Fierro, coach of Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Alex Gustafsson, Brandon Vera, and many more of the UFC's best... You’ve seen Eric Del Fierro before, whether as an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter 15 or in the corner of a growing number of UFC stars, including bantamweight [...]

San Diego A Hot Spot For Top MMA Action *VIDEO*

Article by: James Gregg Mixed Martial Arts Insider Welcome to MMA Insider, a new, weekly sports column on mixed martial arts in San Diego. The need for this beat has been clear to the fan and fighter community in this city for years. For those who are unfamiliar with MMA, allow me to make a [...]

Vera vs Shogun Road to the Octagon *VIDEO*

Article by Jesse Holland If you're a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, all roads eventually lead to the Octagon. That holds true for both Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera, who square off this Saturday night (Aug. 4, 2012) in the main event of UFC on FOX 4, which emanates LIVE from the Staples Center [...]

Alexander Gustafsson Targeting Early Fall Return To Action

Article By Dana Becker Alexander Gustafsson earned a trademark win when he defeated Thiago Silva earlier this year in his native country of Sweden. Since that time, "The Mauler" has been sitting on the sidelines, healing up what he calls a "minor" hand injury. "I never broke my hand, really, I just had some small [...]

Inside Joey Beltran’s Journey Back To The UFC

Article By E. Spencer Kyte Every fight card features a familiar collection of stories: newcomers who can’t contain their excitement about finally being called to the biggest stage in the sport, veterans who are certain that this fight will be when they start their final push to challenge for that ever-elusive championship, the emerging prospects [...]

Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran returns to the UFC at 205Lbs; Faces James Te Huna at UFC on FX 4

Article by UCN The UFC welcomes back former heavyweight fighter Joey Beltran, but this time in the Light Heavyweight Division. With Brandon Vera now facing Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event at UFC on FOX 4, James Te Huna needed a new opponent, and Joey Beltran stepped up to the plate. The two will [...]

Chad Griggs Drops Down, Will Face Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis at UFC on FOX 4

Article by Oron Larocke Crawford Chad “Grave digger” Griggs (11-2) will be making the move to the light heavyweight division after getting steamrolled by Travis Browne in his UFC debut last month. The Strikeforce Heavyweight veteran was on a six fight win streak at heavyweight until being stopped by Travis Browne at UFC 145 in [...]

Alexander Gustafsson Looks To Make His Mark in Sweden

Article by Dave Coulson The UFC makes its debut in Sweden next week with the UFC on FUEL 2 card and in the main event, hometown hero Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson is hoping to make his big mark on the UFC light heavyweight division. Gustafsson takes on the always dangerous Thiago Silva in next Saturday’s [...]

Eat Like The Dominator – Dominick Cruz On Food

Article By Frank Curreri Dominick Cruz: Fights at 135 Pounds; Eats 5,000 Calories a Day Tony Mandarich. One of the greatest offensive linemen in college history. And... arguably the biggest bust in the NFL draft history. A bear of a man -- 310-pounds – who once estimated he consumed roughly 10,000 calories a day. Back [...]

Paul Bradley: “I’m Not Messing Around Anymore”

Article By Garrett Derr The greatest fear in mixed martial arts is awaiting the judge's scorecards. The only thing worse is actually hearing the decision announced. And if you're on the receiving end of that bad news, it could stick with you for a long, long time. Enter Paul Bradley (18-4). "I'd be lying if [...]

Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis on Loss to Rashad Evans: ‘I’m Glad He Poked Holes in My Game’

Article By Mike Chiappetta Two months after losing the most important matchup of his young career, Phil Davis is picking up the pieces and focusing on the future. Davis, who is currently in Las Vegas as one of Dominick Cruz's assistant coaches on the current edition of TUF: Live, hasn't yet thought about when he'll [...]

The Ultimate Fighter Live: Episode 3 Recap With Quotes From Fighters & Coaches

Written by Spencer Lazara Episode 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter Live” was another step in what may be the best season ever. Much of the episode was the lead up to the fight featuring Justin Lawrence and Christiano Marcello. Round one began rather slowly with neither man overextending. Lawrence sets his range nicely in the [...]

Coach Doug Balzarini The Ultimate Fighter Update: Week 2

Week 2 began in San Diego. I trained 6 of my clients on Monday and then hit the road back to Vegas around 6:30pm. Tuesday Tuesday morning started at 8am with veggie omelets (my specialty) and then we went to the TUF set at 9am for the first of our two daily training sessions with [...]

Rogan Riffs: The Best TUF Moments Ever *VIDEO*

Joe Rogan has been Octagon-side for the biggest fights in UFC® history, and that includes calling every Ultimate Fighter Finale from the very beginning back in 2005. Now he shares his favorite TUF moments. Watch this and other features on UFC® Ultimate Insider, hosted by commentator Jon Anik, Tuesdays at 10:30PM/7:30PM on FUEL TV. Available [...]

UFC Fighter Jeremy Stephens Video Blog Las Vegas 1: No Gambling, Just Wrestling & Scrambling

UFC Fighter Jeremy Stephens Video Blog Las Vegas 1: No Gambling, Just Wrestling & Scrambling. View how Alliance MMA Fighters Jeremy Stephens, Phil Davis, Alex Garcia & Shanon Slack are living, in Las Vegas. Follow Jeremy Stephens Website: http://www.lilheathenmma.com/ Facebook: LilHeathenMMA Twitter: @lilheathenmma

Kristian Lexell’s Blog – Sunday by the Pool

Article by Kristian Lexell Another great session at Drysdales, some more at Wand’s and a sparring session at Throwdown is what went down since last I wrote. I tell you it was packed with talent at all the places. I’m not the type that follow every forum or even watch every UFC so I don’t [...]

UFC Ross Pearson Thriving At Alliance MMA Says Coach Eric Del Fierro

The winners of previous seasons of The Ultimate Fighter have found mixed results over the years. Many have gone on to chase and in certain cases win UFC titles while others fell into mediocrity. While mediocrity in the UFC represents MMA greatness, some results simply did not live up to expectations. On the other hand [...]