Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


Scott Coker aims to 'move the needle' for Bellator


Scott Coker didn't have a lot of answers in his first day on the job as Bellator president, but the former Strikeforce promoter did talk about moving away from the tournament format and building...

UFC 173 pay-per-view numbers are in


There were no great surprises regarding the pay-per-view numbers of UFC 173 where T.J. Dillashaw bested Renan Barao to capture the bantamweight title.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC 174


Impressive wins by Demetrious Johnson and Rory MacDonald were not enough to get the public talking about UFC 174. The show had limited interest going on, and didn't deliver at usual company...

White hints at more non-UFC events on Fight Pass


UFC President Dana White on Thursday spoke about the potential of adding more live non-UFC events to Fight Pass, the company's streaming subscription service. White talked about not just MMA, but...

Sonnen decides to retire, but will he return?


On Wednesday, Chael Sonnen announced his retirement as an active fighter. It was clearly a sudden decision based on testing positive for banned substances. For that reason, it feels like so many...

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...

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