History in the making: Cyborg vs. Nunes set for UFC 232

The ‘superfight’ era is alive and well, as evidenced by the announcement of a clash between titleholders, with UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes moving up to 145lbs to challenge reigning UFC featherweight champion and consensus number female fighter in the world, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino for the strap at UFC 232 on December 29, as part…

The roles have changed for Dillashaw and Garbrandt at UFC 227

They’re ready to go to war again. At UFC 227, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt write a new chapter to their storied rivalry. Heading into their highly anticipated rematch, the dynamic between the former teammates is drastically different. In the buildup to their first clash at UFC 217, then-champion Garbrandt went out of…

The highs and lows: Retirements and comebacks in MMA

In recent weeks, the MMA world has seen several high-profile fighters announce their retirements from the sport, admitting that their time has come and gone. First, former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping walked away, citing health concerns.  Then, former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans called it quits, following his fifth consecutive loss.   After that, former…

Is CM Punk’s UFC 225 loss the end of the road?

“It should be a wrap…” That is the opinion of UFC President Dana White regarding the promotion’s “CM Punk experiment.” Punk, the former WWE Superstar lost a one-sided decision to journeyman fighter Michael Jackson this past Saturday night at UFC 225 in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago.  The loss brings his career record…