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UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier – Shortcut predictions for the entire card

In the photo above: (L-R) Daniel “DC” Cormier, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, UFC middleweight champion “The All-American” Chris Weidman, and “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. The shadow of Jon “Bones” Jones looms large over the main event at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier. After all, were it not for Jones’s serial bad decision making, it would be […]

UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold — Shortcut predictions for the entire card

UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Prudential Center–Newark, NJ Fox main card: 8PM/5PM ET|PT Fox prelims: 6PM/3PM ET|PT UFC Fight Pass early prelims: 4:30PM/1:30PM ET|PT Through no fault of their own, the UFC are apparently undercutting their own pay-per-view, UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi, by airing an inarguably superior card just a week earlier. Granted, no titles are […]

UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano – Shortcut Predictions for the Entire Card

  I’m breaking protocol this time around: less pictures, stats, odds and… well, words. Here are my predictions for every fight at UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano, in five sentences or less per fight. MAIN CARD—Pay-Per-View—10PM/7PM ET|PT (C) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. #1 “Alpha” Cat Zingano – Were this to have occurred when it was originally […]

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz — Preview/Predictions for the Entire Card

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz January 31, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV PPV Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 6:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET|PT For years, UFC fans have clamored for a legitimate superfight, and though they won’t exactly be getting one this weekend, there’s […]

The First Annual TuffGnarl.com MMA Awards

All in all, 2014 was one hell of a year for mixed martial arts, with enough ups, downs, twists and turns to make even casual fans dizzy. With just a week left on the calendar and zero UFC events remaining on the docket, we figured there was no better time than now to look back on the year’s […]

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier — Main Card Preview/Predictions

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier January 3, 2015 Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 7 p.m./4 p.m. ET|PT It was all but a foregone conclusion that Daniel Cormier would soon challenge for the light heavyweight belt when he dropped down a weight class […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Five: Lightweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. This time, we’ll be focusing on one of the UFC’s most historically strong divisions: the 155-pound lightweights. […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Four: Featherweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. As you may have guessed at this point, but for one backstep two weeks ago, we’re ascending […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Three: Flyweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. Welcome back. We previously examined the greatest title fights in both the male and female bantamweight divisions, […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Two: Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. In the series’ first installment, we covered the women’s bantamweight division. This week, we’ll be examining the […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part One: Women’s Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. We’ll start off modestly in the organization’s youngest weight class, the women’s bantamweight division, and work our way up. […]