Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


Fortunes changed for five at UFC 170

With Ronda Rousey dispatching of Sara McMann, thought to her her most difficult opponent style-wise in the UFC, the company now has its most talked-about champion without a lot of intriguing contenders, besides the ghost of women's MMA past.'

UFC founder launches new Hispanic MMA reality show

Campbell McLaren, the original head of the UFC from its beginnings in 1993, pairs with reality show veterans Bunim-Murray with the idea of a television show on mun2 geared toward creating Hispanic interest in MMA, and eventually a promotion.

Hardy heads new UFC commentating team

Dan Hardy, a one-time pay-per-view headliner whose run the gamut of experiences as a fighter, will be part of UFC's newest commentating team that will debut with the March 8 show in London, covering the shows in Europe and the Middle East.

NASCAR fuels UFC to big Saturday night numbers

The Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida fight, on paper, didn't look like a record setter, particularly with the start time moved back to 10:30 p.m. Eastern time. But following the highest rated show in FS 1 history led UFC to strong numbers.

Rebney: Tito Ortiz's future still uncertain

Tito Ortiz has talked of coming back after a fractured neck shelved his Nov. 2 fight with Quinton "Rampage Jackson last year. But Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said that when it comes to head and neck injuries, he'd rather err on the side of caution.

Rebney on Melendez deal and how it came about

The announcement of Gilbert Melendez signing a provisional deal with Bellator changes the leverage dynamic for top fighters in the sport when their deals expire. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney discusses the deal and the prospective plans for Melendez.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 36

In 20 years of UFC competition, no event had ever hit ten decisions in a night. Over the last two shows, that mark was hit twice. Is that anything more than a freak occurrence?

How the Melendez offer from Bellator changes MMA

Bellator signing an offer sheet for Gilbert Melendez, a fighter good enough that he could get a UFC title opportunity tomorrow and nobody would complain, was a clear message that Bellator was willing to pay big enough to land a current UFC headliner.

Silva arrested at home after alleged incident

The NBC affiliate in South Florida reported Thursday night the arrest of an armed suspect who allegedly threatened people at a Jiu Jitsu Academy and then retreated to his home, owned by UFC fighter Thiago Silva, before SWAT team members took him in.

Three MMA events going head-to-head Feb. 28

The announcement Thursday that the World Series of Fighting will be broadcasting a show on Feb. 28 on the NBC Sports Network made it three MMA events going head-to-head that night.

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