Dave Meltzer

Senior Writer


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.

Questions remain about Bellator and pay-per-view


Thus far it looks like Bellator's first pay-per-view show was a success, because more people are talking about the promotion than ever before But the big questions remain if the public will support...

History shows PPV success is a low odds game


Bellator, in joining more than two dozen companies, past and present, that have tried to promote MMA on pay-per-view, has one advantage - weekly television with a reliable audience. But in other...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 40


Going from a fighter who lost four times by submission in a string of five fights, the reborn Matt Brown has a potential fight-of-the-year under his belt, and is perhaps one win away from a...

Professor tries to revamp the MMA scoring system


A Bakersfield professor, upset that MMA used the same scoring system that he felt had taken boxing down, figured in time, MMA would come up with a better system. Years later, tired of waiting, he...

Much to learn from regarding UFC Fight Pass


UFC Fight Pass, a concept in its infancy, is well ahead of company projections as far as subscribers go, but at this point, they are not considering it as something that will change the way they...

Stefan Struve returns to action at UFC 175


Stefan Struve finally has a date for his return. He will face Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight contest at UFC 175 on July 6 in Las Vegas.

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