UFC 140: Let the bodies hit the floor

It was already perhaps the most violent night in UFC history. Then came the main event at UFC 140 yesterday in Toronto; the first round, excitingly, looked like a Lyoto Machida fight. The challenger kept his distance and used his uncanny sense of timing to tag champion Jon Jones several times and do something no man has ever done in …

Machida KO kicks Couture at UFC 129

UFC 129 results: Biggest and best UFC of all time?

The biggest UFC in history was also maybe the greatest card we’ve seen yet. Despite a relatively restrained main event, the night was stacked from top-to-bottom with amazing finishes, tremendous displays of heart, emotional moments, and all around fantastic martial artistry. There’s way too much to talk about, so sound off in the comments with your reactions. Here are the …

Video: ‘Countdown to UFC 129’ and fight predictions

The UFC’s hype machine is in full gear, pushing a number of storylines for this weekend’s monumental event in Toronto. Georges St. Pierre is facing possibly his greatest challenge yet in ground wizard Jake Shields; Jose Aldo makes his UFC debut against a very skilled Mark Hominick, putting his title and his hype on the line; and 47-year-old Randy Couture …

Styles Make Fights: Notes on Machida vs. Rampage

Sorry, got sidelined with some deadlines, so the post on teens and Thai boxing will have to get pushed aside for tonight. In place of that though, check out this interesting stylistic breakdown by Brent Brookhouse of this weekend’s UFC headliner, Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The fight game maxim “styles make fights” rings extra true for this match-up. …