How It Should Have Ended – UFC 195 Edition

Happy New Year, fight fans! Shake off that hangover, wipe the Doritos from your chin and, for the love of god, go have a shower. Once you’re all done that, join me in breaking down all the main card bouts of the very first pay-per-view of 2016 in the latest installment of “How it Should Have Ended:” The Lawler v. Condit Edition.

UFC 195 – Inches from Gold

In the whirlwind of mixed martial arts, there seems to be no definitive measure of success other than the prospect of gold. In a sport so compact with various facets, disciplines and outcomes, to find the distance between glory and falling short is for some fighters the place of grey that defines parts of their career.

Kountermove Picks – UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit

Get ready for UFC 195 on January 2nd! In the main event, Robbie Lawler will look to defend his UFC welterweight championship against former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit.

How It Should Have Ended – UFC 194 Edition

On this month’s How it Should Have Ended, we get into an in-depth recap of the most anticipated fight of the year on the last big card of 2015. This one was a doozy, quickly living up to the hype and once again swapping out the division leaders.

McGregor Era Proves MMA is Ever Evolving

Conor McGregor was simply dancing. His posture erect and his vision clear; it took him a mere 13 seconds to demolish the stature of a 10-year empire built by Jose Aldo. Although the finish felt anti-climactic, it also felt laced with the idea that a sport that has been practiced a certain way for so long is finding itself in a state of flux.

Q&A with Black Devil MMA Head Coach Danny Beauclerc

It’s often stated that gyms take on the qualities of their owners. It’s then no surprise that upon stepping into Toronto’s Black Devil MMA you’ll notice this no-gimmick gym is built on passion and a positive work ethic. Sipping coffee in a downtown cafe, I’m joined by a grinning man who can’t contain an infectious laugh as he sits across from me.

Unpopular Opinion – So Long, 2015!

Hey there, 2015. Do you have a moment? We need to talk. It’s not you, it’s me. Well actually, it was mostly you. You were interesting and all, but sometimes a fan just needs a bit of consistency, you know?

Patience the Key for Paige VanZant’s UFC Ascent

As a precursor to the overtly inflated meeting between featherweights Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor at UFC 194, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion will open the gates to another landmark in mainstream female MMA.

Legacy is the Theme of UFC 194

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Greg Desrochers: In the Grey Between Amateur and Pro

Greg Desrochers let the curtain fall upon his amateur MMA career with a sensational first round KO of stand-up vet, Jonny Tello at Ace Fighting Championship 3. When Desrochers had the promotion’s silver-studded belt wrapped around his waist, it signified the laying to rest of one part of his career and the introduction of the most important part.

Creed Review

Working at Fight Network, it goes without saying I’m exposed to a lot of combat sports; probably more in one day than even the most avid of fans see in one week.

A Loss Should Not Define Diego Sanchez’s Future at Featherweight

As the mixed martial arts world finally begins to unclasp their stronghold on the outcome of UFC 193, the promotion unfolded its latest Fight Night in Monterrey, Mexico this past Saturday with headliners Neil Magny and Kelvin Gastelum. In the underestimated main event, Magny emerged the victor via split decision despite finding himself in danger during the final rounds of the clash.

Ronda Rousey’s Fall from Grace Doesn’t Warrant Fan Brutality

It’s no secret that Ronda Rousey’s overtly aggressive personality has been difficult for fans and colleagues alike to swallow. The former bantamweight champion has left no ear free of her colourful and often times revealing honesty.

UFC 193 – Not the Beginning of the End for Rousey

The dust has just begun to settle for Ronda Rousey after her devastating loss to massive underdog Holly Holm at UFC 193. And as the former champion emerges from the shadows of her fellow victor on that fateful night in Melbourne, the grieving period will overwhelm, her surroundings will settle and she will soon be left with plenty of questions regarding her legacy.

UFC 193 Embedded Review – An Inflated Tale

On the brink of a historical event such as UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, it comes as no surprise that the world’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion would feed into the overwhelming momentum of Ronda Rousey in “UFC Embedded.”

Cirkunov’s Arduous Career Will Support Him in His UFC Debut

Misha Cirkunov’s mixed martial arts career has been defined by years of trying to reach the summit.

The Latvian – Canadian’s continued pursuit reached its newest heights this past June when he signed with the UFC – the sport’s most prestigious league. Despite the fact that many whisperers argue his debut was long overdue, the explosive light heavyweight feels as though for him, it was flawless timing.

Achieving the Finish Just the Beginning for Chad Laprise

The UFC is only a few weeks away from ending its Canadian series of events for 2015 on Aug. 23 in Saskatoon. The card features an overwhelming amount of home-based talent, including the country’s first Ultimate Fighter victor, Chad Laprise.

The former welterweight will be continuing his pursuit of greatness in the lightweight division against veteran Francisco Trinaldo, prior to his TUF coach Patrick Cote’s clash with Josh Burkman. Laprise, who is 3-0 in the UFC and can boast a perfect record of 10-0, is not only hungry for a win against the Brazilian, but also a spectacular finish.

UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee Preview & Predictions

Just three days removed from an action-packed doubleheader weekend, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to San Diego, Calif. for a special Wednesday edition of UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee.

In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir collides with red-hot knockout machine Todd Duffee, plus Josh Thomson battles Tony Ferguson in a clash of top 15 lightweights.

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale Preview & Predictions

The Ultimate Fighter 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians has come to an end, but we still need to determine which team wins $300,000 and a “TUF” trophy on Sunday night, as The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale emanates from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Preview & Predictions

A raucous sell-out crowd is expected to pack the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, the highest-grossing live event in the promotion’s storied Las Vegas history.

In the main event, the interim featherweight championship will be contested as former two-time title challenger Chad Mendes steps in on short notice to battle Irish superstar Conor McGregor. Another title is on the line in the co-feature, as welterweight kingpin Robbie Lawler rematches top-ranked Canadian contender Rory MacDonald for the division’s top prize.

Let’s take a closer look at Saturday’s stacked line-up:

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero Preview & Predictions

Despite a bevy of visa issues forcing a number of fight cancellations, the show will go on this Saturday night when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Hollywood for UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero, emanating from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum Preview & Predictions

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday night with the undisputed heavyweight championship up for grabs.

Headlining UFC 188, the promotion’s sophomore event in Mexico City, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez takes on interim beltholder Fabricio Werdum, while the co-feature pits Gilbert Melendez against Eddie Alvarez in a long awaited lightweight showdown.

Road to Global Warriors 2 – Josh Hill Profile

Deception can sometimes be the greatest of tools.

In fighting, deception is the kind of feature that can inspire an opponent to frame their plan for fight night on all the wrong fronts. For Josh Hill, deception has aided him in his gradual rise to being elite. The Hamilton native is arguably one of the most successful fighters to showcase on the Global Warriors 2 card and the wave of momentum that will bring him towards the cage on May 30 is exactly what will grip audiences.