Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


UFC on FOX 11 does 2.5 million viewers

Saturday night's UFC on FOX 11 show ended up as the second-highest rated show the company has done on the network outside of football season. It finished second to the NBA playoffs on ESPN in the key adult male demos for the night.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 11

It's been 13 years since UFC was purchased, and from day one, the goal was to run big shows in Mexico. But the company was slow to get the necessary deals in place. Now that a show is imminent, the company has the right main event ready.

Rich Franklin considers VP role in Asian promotion

One of UFC's first stars created by television, Rich Franklin, who started with the promotion in 2003, said on Saturday that he will be meeting with officials of the Singapore-based ONE FC promotion for a job as Vice President.

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?

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