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Amir Sadollah's Long Road Back to the Octagon Ends at UFC Fight Night 52

Bleacherreport.com  -  A career in the fight business is one that comes with a fair amount of give and take.On one side of the scale, there is money and a notable amount of fame or public recognition that will hopefully yield other opportunities to make more of the prior, but on the opposite side, there are physical tolls where payments are required.Fighting is a gritty trade by nature, but it's hardly the bumps, bruis 5 days

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UFC Fight Night 51: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Bleacherreport.com  -  Andrei Arlovski has made quite a turnaround over the past few years.In February 2011, Arlovski was sitting on four straight losses, with three of those coming via knockout in the first round. Many were calling for the former UFC champion to retire, but Arlovski clearly made the correct decision to continue fighting.On Saturday, in his second bout since returning to the UFC roster, Arlovski knocke 5 days

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5 Reasons to Watch UFC Fight Night 52

Bleacherreport.com  -  I hope you like staying up late in America. UFC is coming live from Japan, and it will be from late night to midmorning.Light up the coffee maker, drink an energy drink or go on a sugar bender. Either that, or wait until you wake up in the morning and catch the replay.If you're a psycho like me and have to watch the fights live, you will be up. Sure, it may cause suffering later in the day, but t 6 days

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Hunt vs. Nelson: A Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 52

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Land of the Rising Sun? Well, since the birds will be just about ready to chirp once this one wraps up on the East Coast, that seems appropriate for this particular situation.UFC Fight Night 52—kicking off at 12:30 a.m. ET in the U.S.—goes down from the revered Saitama Super Arena near Tokyo, Japan. Japan is known for its unwavering enthusiasm for combat sports, particularly when 6 days

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Eddie Alvarez: 'The Underground King' Ready to Shine at UFC 178

Bleacherreport.com  -  The mission to prove he's the best lightweight fighter on the planet is one Eddie Alvarez has been on since the day he first stepped foot inside the cage. While there have been titles and championship reigns on smaller stages around the sport, the Philadelphia native's distance from the Octagon has kept the stamp of recognition as the best 155-pound fighter in the world at bay. Where unoffic 6 days

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Is the Aging UFC Heavyweight Division Turning into a Wasteland?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Andrei Arlovski, ranked No. 14, stunned then No. 4-ranked Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday in a heavyweight upset.The win moves Arlovski back up the divisional ladder but also highlights the struggles of the division.Neither of the two headliners are spring chickens. Silva is 34 years old, and Arlovski is 35. That is above the the typical peak for athletic greatness. In fact, when 6 days

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UFC: What If People Don't Actually Care About TUF 20?

Bleacherreport.com  -  There's been plenty of hype about The Ultimate Fighter 20. Plenty.It's the first time in the program's history that a champion will earn a title through the process of living in the house and fighting a whole bunch in a short period of time.And maybe, just maybe, people don't actually care all that much.To be clear, that's not a reference to people within the MMA sphere.Hardcore fans, the type wh 7 days

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UFC Fight Night 51 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Silva vs. Arlovski

Bleacherreport.com  -  It doesn't get much more Brazilian than UFC Fight Night 51.The card, which went down Saturday night in Brazil's capital city of Brasilia, featured at least one Brazilian fighter in each of its 11 contests. And though none of the contests carried any title or even contender implications, well, it's still Brazil, and that means exciting fights and the most engaged fanbase in mixed martial arts 7 days

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