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Yael Grauer is a freelance writer who’s been working with independent media since 1996. She writes regularly for Sherdog, and her work has been featured in Ultimate MMA magazine, T-Nation, Experience Life, Bitch magazine, and the Performance Menu: Journal of Health and Athletic Excellence, where she also serves as the Managing Editor. Yael trains in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Find her on the web at

According to a post at MMA Rising,  CWFC may very well have their women’s tournament final overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). The bout, a 125-lb. affair between semi-finalists Rosi Sexton and Sheila Gaff, will take place in October. Sexton has mentioned in various interviews and social media that she is considering retiring after [...]

The problems with UFC 149 continue, as George Roop is now out of his scheduled bout with Antonio Carvalho. Although Carvalho tweeted that he has a new opponent, he could not disclose who that might be. UFC 149 has been absolutely plagued with injuries and replacements. Michael Bisping was scheduled to fight Tim Boetsch, but [...]

Strikeforce bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will be making her first title defense when she faces heavy hitter Sarah Kaufman on August 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. Check out the promo below. Who ya got?

Check out Dana White’s latest Vlog to see what Clay Guida thought about the judge’s decision on Saturday night.

The last episode of TUF Brazil featured a fight between Thiago “Bodao” de Oliveira Perpetuo vs. Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira. Perpetuo had Cancer when he was just a child, and we look at some of his training sessions, and then at Ferreira’s. Ferreira is the smaller fighter, coming in below 180 lbs. compared to Perpetuo’s 185. [...]

The list of UFC fight lineup changes continues to grow with this latest announcement. Apparently, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has had to pull out of his bout with Cheick Kongo. Perhaps his arm is still recovering from its meeting with Frank Mir. Stepping in Big Nog’s place will be Shawn Jordan, who trains with Greg Jackson. As [...]

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante has tested positive for a banned substance, according to The actual substance has not been disclosed, but Cavalcante has been fined $2500 by the CSAC and has received a one-year suspension. His most recent win over Mike Kyle has been changed to a no contest. Also [...]

UFC ring card girl Arianny Celeste will still have to answer to charges of domestic violence, proving that she kicked her boyfriend in the face in a limousine in an act of self-defense, but the court date has been moved to July 2nd. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Celeste was represented by attorney Richard [...]

About a year ago, Shawn Smith, Ben Cartlidge and I compiled a collective top 10 list of fighters we believed Joe Silva should bring back to the Octagon. 11 months can change a lot of things. Here’s a look back at our list, and the recent comings and goings of the fighters we selected. Josh [...]

Strikeforce bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will be making her first title defense when she faces the heavy-hitting Sarah Kaufman, and the date has finally been set. The fight will take place at August 18th in San Diego, California. Kaufman holds a professional record of 15-1, with her sole loss coming to Marloes Coenen at [...]

In the second-to-late episode of Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, Hugo Viana and Rony Mariano Bezerra get ready to square off in the semi-finals. Both fighters are incredibly likable. Bezerra actually lives at his gym because he doesn’t have his own pad. He has won the respect of both coaches. Viana, who’s also very likable, discusses his [...]

Episode 10 of TUF Brazil was all about semifinals, in the lieu of a team switch where “Pepey” de Oliveira, Sergio Moraes and Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo had to switch to Team Wandy, and three fighters who lost–Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini, Delson Heleno and Renee Forte–had to move to Team Vitor. Dana White picks the [...]

We began covering the debaucle that was the Ultimate Women Challenge Reality show as far back as January 2011. 17 months have passed since we began our investigation, and the results of the six fights which took place in St. George, Utah at the Dixie Center on September 24, 2010 have yet to be released. Bill [...]

The Unified Women’s MMA Rankings are assembled each month by a panel of journalists from multiple MMA websites and publications. These rankings were the first women’s mixed martial arts rankings by division and weight class and are considered by most media outlets as the official women’s MMA rankings. Featherweights (136-145 pounds) 1. Hiroko “Cat’s Eye” [...]

If you haven’t been following along on the recaps, or watching the subtitled show on your laptop, now you can get in on the fun. TUF Brazil will start airing on FUEL TV on June 10th at 10PM ET. The bad news is that coaches Wanderlei Silva and Vitor  Belfort will not be squaring off [...]

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