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Once a Hot Prospect, Phil Davis Faces Career Crossroads at UFC 179

Bleacherreport.com  -  It’s strange to think of UFC 179 as a must-win situation for Phil Davis.Theoretically, Davis is still in the thick of his fighting prime. He’s a respectable 12-2-1 and continues to hang around the UFC’s light heavyweight Top 10. Before April’s decision loss to a resurgent Anthony Johnson, he hadn’t tasted defeat in more than two years, and his three-fight win streak 6 days

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UFC 179: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

Bleacherreport.com  -  After a short break from UFC action over the past couple of weeks, many of you may have started to experience withdrawal symptoms. But fear not, Saturday night’s UFC 179 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, should take the edge off.As has been the case in recent times, the card doesn’t boast exceptional depth, but there are a few intriguing bouts to look forward to. These include Jose Aldo de 6 days

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Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Updated Scorecard Predictions for UFC 179

Bleacherreport.com  -  The rematch Chad Mendes has been waiting for since 2012 is upon us. He and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will clash again at UFC 179 on Saturday night. Mendes has one loss on his record and it came at the hands—or should I say knee—of Aldo. Back in Jan. 2012, a well-placed knee knocked Mendes out as he attempted to dethrone Aldo in front of his hometown crowd in Rio de Jan 7 days

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UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

Bleacherreport.com  -  The first time Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes met, the former landed a knee that sent the latter into la la land. What happened next created one of the most iconic scenes in the UFC's history. Aldo spilled out into the crowd at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The shot of a victorious Aldo among a sea of adoring Brazilian fans is unforgettable. On Saturday, the two men will hav 7 days

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UFC 179 Weigh-in Results and Updates

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC 179 will see its 11-fight card become official on Friday afternoon when the fighters hit the scale.Jose Aldo's featherweight title defense against Chad Mendes headlines the action from Rio de Janeiro. This will be the second time these two have faced off against one another. The last time was in 2012 when Aldo won by knockout over the American.Glover Teixeira, the No. 4-ranked light heavyweig 7 days

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Vitor Belfort: There Should Be an Interim UFC Middleweight Title Right Now

Bleacherreport.com  -  Top UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort isn't happy about being on the sidelines for nearly a year now, to the point where he is imploring the UFC to instate an interim middleweight title. In an interview with MMA Fighting, "The Phenom" said that current 185-pound titleholder Chris Weidman's recent history of injuries should prevent him from holding up the division any longer. In t 17 days

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Rampage Jackson: Dana White Lied About UFC Earnings

Bleacherreport.com  -  Dana White’s math isn’t adding up, according to former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.Back in January 2013, the UFC president told MMA journalist Ariel Helwani that Jackson had earned $15.2 million from 2007 to 2012. When speaking with Fight Hub, Jackson finally had an opportunity to address those figures:The UFC put a big number out there that I mad 17 days

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10 Light Heavyweights Who Could Be Plugged into the UFC Right Now

Bleacherreport.com  -  The light heavyweight division has given fans plenty of thrills over the years, but what used to be the UFC's premier division is in shambles. Part of it is because of the rise of other promotions, with organizations like Bellator MMA and One FC having the gumption to develop, retain and pursue talented fighters. Part of it is just plain mismanagement by the UFC. Ultimately, what that m 19 days

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