Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


Henderson doubles UFC Saturday audience


Saturday night's Fight Night headlined by Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov drew 1,217,000 viewers, doubling the audience from the prior Saturday's UFC show. It was the third most-watched Fight...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 42


The Diego Sanchez decision win over Ross Pearson on Saturday may have been the worst decision call of 2014, but these things are going to continue unless a number of changes are made to the system...

Invicta shows will now air on UFC Fight Pass


The UFC and Invicta announced Thursday a multi-year deal where all future Invicta shows will air live on Fight Pass. UFC will also work with Invicta in attempting to garner international television...

UFC Saturday night ratings send mixed message


The ratings for UFC's programming on FS 1 on Saturday night were both good and bad. The good is the prelims did 560,000 viewers, well above usual. The bad is the main card only did 609,000 viewers,...

Fortunes changed for five on UFC Saturday


A number of fighters with impressive win-loss records debuted or returned for their second fights on Saturday's UFC show. Only Warlley Alves may be a future star, but many also couldn't live up to...

Ludwig talks potential of Dillashaw vs. Faber


Duane Ludwig, who has coached T.J. Dillashaw and Urijah Faber, finishing up this week as Team Alpha Male head coach, talked about why Dillashaw's win was his own personal career highlight, and why...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC 173


Renan Barao's unbeaten streak, which ended with either the number 33 or 35, was a mark no fighter in UFC history had ever come close to. And it's questionable given the nature of the sport, if...

Lawler is frontrunner to face Hendricks next


Johny Hendricks' next opponent could be his last one, according to Dana White. The UFC president says Robbie Lawler is right now the clear guy to get a title shot.

For Barao, being best in the world isn't enough


When Renan Barao faces T.J. Dillashaw in Saturday's UFC 173, he risks one of the most impressive unbeaten streaks this sport has ever seen. But for a number of reasons, his star power and drawing...

Bellator's television audience Saturday was strong


Leading up to its first pay-per-view, Bellator had 712,000 viewers on average for two hours of prelim fights on Spike, peaking at 962,000 viewers for Cheick Kongo vs Eric Smith.

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