Michael David Smith

Lead Blogger

Michael David Smith is an award-winning journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and ESPN the Magazine. In addition to his work for he is a writer at As a teenager he watched UFC 1 and has loved the sport since. He and his wife live in Chicago.


MMA Top 10 Heavyweights: The Final Four at UFC 146

UFC 146 will pair off the four best heavyweights in MMA. ranks the Top 10.

Al Iaquinta Upsets Myles Jury on The Ultimate Fighter

Al Iaquinta took on Myles Jury on The Ultimate Fighter. Iaquinta pulled off the upset.

Amoussou, Baker, Rickels, Saunders Advance in Bellator Welterweight Tournament

Karl Amoussou won Friday night's Bellator main event. Three other welterweights will join him in the tournament semifinals.

Bellator 63 Predictions


Bellator 63 takes place on Friday night. MMA Fighting picks the winners.

UFC 146 Press Conference Video

UFC 146 takes place on May 26. The UFC will promote the event on Tuesday.

Bjorn Rebney Defends Bellator's Tournament Format

Bjorn Rebney appeared on The MMA Hour Monday. He said tournaments will continue to be a major part of Bellator.

MMA Top 10 Middleweights: Anderson Silva's Last Challenge?

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen is headed to Brazil. MMA Fighting puts Silva and Sonnen atop the middleweight rankings.

Justin Lawrence Knocks Out Cristiano Marcello on The Ultimate Fighter

Justin Lawrence won on Friday night's episode of The Ultimate Fighter.

Woodard, Hawn, Weedman, Michel Advance in Bellator Lightweight Tournament


The Bellator Season 6 lightweight tournament got underway. Lloyd Woodard won in the main event.

Bellator 62 Predictions

Bellator Fighting Championships returns on Friday night. MMA Fighting picks the winners in the lightweight tournament.

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