UFC Fight Weekend Part 1 of 3: Breaking down dos Anjos vs. Alvarez

In the span of three days the UFC will hold five title bouts, starting on Thursday with a matchup between former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 and concluding at UFC 200 with a gangbusters rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier […]

The Second Annual TuffGnarl.com MMA Awards

It can be argued with much substantiating evidence that 2015 was the best year yet for mixed martial arts. Seven UFC titles changed hands, legends and forgotten veterans of the sport made successful comebacks and further progress was made with longstanding problems such as weight cutting and performance enhancing drug use. Records, both in-cage and out, […]

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 […]

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 […]