Luke Thomas

Senior Editor

Luke Thomas covers mixed martial arts and combat sports for and SB Nation. Luke is the former Editor in Chief of Bloody Elbow, one of SB Nation's MMA blogs. He's also a host on SiriusXM Fight Club.


Bellator 115 highlights

Check out the highlights from Friday's Bellator 115 card featuring a heavyweight title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo.

For women, training with men is both risk & reward

Women in MMA face the unique circumstance of being outnumbered by men and forced to train with a gender that has superior physical prowess. What are the realities, risks, rewards and bizarre challenges women face when training with men?

Dillashaw: UFC 173 title shot 'a Cinderella story'

The Team Alpha Male bantamweight acknowledges some may think he got a title shot against Renan Barao at UFC 173 before he was ready or even deserving, but for him, everything is coming together perfectly.

Bellator 115 predictions

Will Cheick Kongo be able to hand Vitaly Minakov his first career loss and get the Bellator heavyweight title belt?

Chat Wrap: Eddie Bravo, Metamoris, Cyborg & more

MMA Fighting Senior Editor Luke Thomas broke down everything from Metamoris 3, talked pending UFC match-ups and more on his weekly live chat.


Chope, ex-wife issue joint statement on rocky past

Will Chope, who was released from the UFC last month after a report surfaced he'd been kicked out of the military for assaulting his ex-wife, released a joint statement with her answering questions and pleading with the UFC to reconsider.

WSOF 9 predictions

Will Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes dominate as many expect them to do? I answer these questions and more with my predictions for Saturday night.


Cris Cyborg vs. Jorina Barrs full fight video

Re-live all of the action from Saturday night's Lion Fights 14 co-main event between Cris 'Cyborg' Justino and Jorina Baars.

Metamoris 3 predictions with Ryan Hall

Felipe Costa black belt and 2009 ADCC bronze medalist Ryan Hall helps MMA Fighting with its predictions for the third installment of the jiu-jitsu superfight series known as Metamoris.

Shlemenko retains title with Ward submission

Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko retained his title at Bellator 114 with a second-round guillotine choke of Brennan Ward.

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