Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


UFC ratings continue Wednesday pattern

There is a reason UFC has gotten away from running a lot of live events on Wednesdays, now usually limited to helping kick off TUF seasons. The 641,000 viewers for Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy this past week was slightly above normal.

Fortunes changed for five at TUF Nations Finale

Michael Bisping looked at Tim Kennedy as his stepping stone to an elusive title opportunity. Instead, suffering a loss, at 35, may have cost him his last shot to get a title match.

Bisping: Kennedy is just a 'stepping stone'

Michael Bisping realistically can't guarantee a finish against a durable Tim Kennedy, so he's saying he'll treat him like a human punching bag in Wednesday's TUF Nations finale.

Sonnen: Crime committed during TUF: Brazil brawl

The short brawl between coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen on Ultimate Fighter Brazil, teased on endless clips the past few months, will finally air Sunday, and Sonnen gives his thoughts on incident.

'What if' question still surrounds Lesnar's career

The Brock Lesnar era, the high-point of the UFC on pay-per-view, is looked back on this week by UFC on Fight Pass.

WSOF, Bellator score strong ratings

The World Series of Fighting scored its second best numbers on history on Saturday night with 242,000 viewers. The night before, Bellator did its fourth best Friday night numbers, with 711,000 viewers.

Does Cyborg's loss hurt a potential Rousey fight?

There may have been no fight bigger in MMA today than a potential Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg fight. But with Cyborg losing on Friday night, the question becomes was her aura of being untouched hurt because of losing a fight in a different sport?

Cyborg targets late summer for a debut at 135

Cris "Cyborg" Justino, who would be Ronda Rousey's opponent in what has the potential to be the biggest woman's combat sports fight of all-time, has targeted the late summer to prove she can fight at 135 pounds.

UFC on Sunday night peaks at 1.25 million viewers

The experiment by UFC and Fox Sports 1 of doing a Sunday night live event, headlined by Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, averaged 936,000 viewers, the third-highest total for a Fight Night since the network was launched.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 38

Dan Henderson came from behind to beat Shogun Rua, but until the finish, age very much seemed to be a factor for one of the sport's last surviving pioneers.

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