John Locher/AP Stipe Miocic attempts to become a two-time heavyweight champion at UFC 241. The most successful and the consensus best heavyweight in the history of the UFC returns this weekend at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California. Ohio striker Stipe … Continue reading UFC 241: Profiling Stipe Miocic
It would be easy to dump on this card, but if you look at with your nerdiest eye (mine’s the right) then you’ll find some interesting little gems. The UFC debut of french heavyweight prospect Cyril Gane and juicy BJJ … Continue reading UFC Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2: 5 Fighters Who Need New Nicknames
Jeff Bottari-LLC Zuffa Cyborg once again faces a career crossroads, which turn will she take? At this current time, Cris Cyborg is officially a free agent. After a unanimous decision victory over Felicia Spencer at UFC 240, would ultimately be … Continue reading Where Does Cris Cyborg Go From Here?
Not much in the world of MMA brings about as much debate than fighter pay. The media have been beating the drum for years wanting the details of what fighters make and continuously call for the athletes to make more. … Continue reading Fighter Pay: From The Sales Floor Perspective
StipeTapped had the grand honour of attending the open workouts today for the upcoming MTK fight night which takes place at the Féile An Phobail in Belfast. In the main event of the evening; undefeated prospect Michael Conlan (11-0) takes … Continue reading StipeTapped X Conlan VS Ruiz Workouts: Our 20 Best Pics
This past weekend, Cris Cyborg got herself back in the win column with her dominating performance over former Invicta featherweight champion, Felicia Spencer. This was Cris’ first fight since her devastating knock out loss to, now, dual champion; Amanda Nunes. … Continue reading Cris Cyborg Chronicles: Here We Go Again?
StipeTapped’s very own Wyatt Lerner sat down with JC ‘The Leg Lock Monster’ Llamas to preview his upcoming fight at #CombateFresno Check it out below: Continue reading JC Llamas Talks Growing Beards, Combate Fresno and Much More
Last night StipeTapped had the grand honour of covering YOKKAO 41 & 42, which took place in the capital of Ireland, Dublin. YOKKAO brought not just one, but two completely stacked Muay Thai cards to the Irish fans. In total … Continue reading StipeTapped X YOKKAO Dublin = Our 65 Best Pics
USA Today Sports Felicia Spencer meets Cyborg this weekend. Felicia Spencer’s promotional debut last May was nothing short of spectacular. The Quebec native maintained her undefeated record against fellow former Invicta world champion, the tricky Megan Anderson via a first-round … Continue reading UFC 240 Fighter Profile: Felicia Spencer – Feenom
Sean M. Haffey Cyborg meets a talented grappler this weekend at UFC 240. Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 240 co-main event clash with promotional riser Felicia Spencer, former featherweight queen Cris Cyborg is at a crossroad in her storied mixed-martial-arts career. … Continue reading UFC 240 Fighter Profile: Cris Justino – Cyborg
Noah K. Murray-USA Today Sports With an eye-catching résumé to boot, Frankie Edgar is a Hall of Fame certainty regardless of the result at UFC 240. Saturday night’s main event against Max Holloway at UFC 240 marks the eight championship … Continue reading UFC 240 Fighter Profile: Frankie Edgar – The Answer
Nathan Denette/CP Holloway’s win streak has been snapped, can he retain his king of the featherweights moniker? When it comes to volume striking and forward pressure, UFC featherweight champion Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway is arguably unmatched in the mixed-martial-arts world. Saturday … Continue reading UFC 240 Fighter Profile: Max Holloway – Blessed
Greg Hardy is a draw, we might as well get that out of the way. It may taste like ash and many of you won’t like it, but it’s the reality that we face. If Hardy is featured on a … Continue reading The Fine Art Of Drawing A Crowd: What Is The Hate Factor?
RIP r/MMAStreams! Despite the UFCs best effort to shut down the Reddit based streaming community it hasn’t yet managed to signal a death-knell to the ever-growing illegal MMA streaming industry. As the UFC spend their resources on taking down places like r/MMAStreams, a multitude of other shady streaming sites have just sprouted up in the absence. There’s still high demand for free alternatives and so the market delivers them. But in the modern era where the average consumer has access to high-speed broadband and possess the necessary IT skills to easily find an illegal stream, you must ask whether it’s … Continue reading The Great MMA Streaming Debacle: Is Anti-Piracy Counterproductive?
He’s only gone and done it again! Our boi Jon Jones has landed in the fresh shit once again, this time for (per the police report): ‘Slapping a Vagina’ in a local Albuquerque strip club. Jones; a well known religious … Continue reading Stipe Staff: 10 Befitting Punishments For Jon Jones
Navigating social media can be a dubious task, many use the cloak of anonymity to spew hate from afar, knowing full well there is little chance of facing any real consequences for their actions. Going from profile to profile, like … Continue reading Toxic MMA Fans: Just A Symptom of a Bigger Issue?
In early 2008, a group or lone person who identified themselves as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ invented what is now popularly known as ‘blockchain’. The blockchain was specifically designed to be an ultra-secure and unalterable public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency; bitcoin. … Continue reading MMA Revolution: How Blockchain Could Change Our Sport
It was just over a year ago when NFL cast off, Greg Hardy, first popped up on the MMA radar. Hardy was an elite defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, with his team leading 15 sacks in 2013 and the … Continue reading The Greg Hardy Conundrum: It Starts With “Sorry”
After a short break week because I literally forgot there was even a card until the day of, we’re back with arguably Stipe Tapped’s most tedious recurring feature. You can tell me you’re fed up with my self-deprecating humour until … Continue reading Dos Anjos VS Edwards: 5 Fighters Who Need New Nicknames
There was a time when BJ Penn was one of the most feared fighter on the planet. Images of the crazed Hawaiian licking the blood of his fallen foe off his gloves or the battered faces of Deigo Sanchez, Joe … Continue reading BJ Penn: Who Should Pull The Plug?
Last night, the PFL put on quite an exciting event. There were eight fights and a grand total of six finishes, with five of those finishes coming in the first round. The crowd went home happy and so did 12 … Continue reading Our 4 Takeaways From PFL 4
I was recently playing through God Of War on PS4, it’s a video game that prides itself on having big-ass monsters and forcing you to slay them. The process of ripping apart these virtual beasts almost in a way juxtaposes … Continue reading Rebrand: MMA Fighters As Mythological Creatures
Just for a moment, hop into your Delorean and travel back to 2010. Then drive said Delorean to California, and you may be just in time to see the UFC 117 main event. The bout would go down in history, … Continue reading Multiverse Tales: Chael Sonnen Was The First Champ-Champ
The PFL heads to the Atlantic City, New Jersey this Thursday where the women’s lightweight and men’s welterweight divisions take centre stage. PFL 4 will hold the second, and final, regular season fights for the divisions, meaning stakes are at … Continue reading Preview: Introducing The Cast Of PFL 4
Five measly seconds. That’s all it took for Miami’s own Jorge Masvidal to knock out Ben Askren. A delicious mix of raw violence and shock that will probably go down as one of the biggest UFC moments of all time. … Continue reading Jorge Masvidal: The Hero MMA Needs
Back in what long term fans of the UFC, (Which I whole heartedly admit that I am not) dubbed ‘the glory days of the UFC’, the main way in which new talent was sought after was the, The Ultimate Fighter … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To The Ultimate Fighter
It’s fight night! Jan Blachowicz will once again enter into the worlds most famous Octagon to face former middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Most of you probably believe that Polish people support Blachowicz purely because of his nationality. Well, it’s not … Continue reading Polish Corner: Three Reasons Why We Love Jan Blachowicz
Jon Jones is probably going to lose to a former middleweight. This weekend Jon faces his second opponent in a row who used to fight at middleweight. It’s most likely that Santos will lose in dominant fashion, but Jon’s reckoning with … Continue reading Jon Jones: The Impending Middleweight Reckoning?
You’re back on the most redundant section of the interwebs. UFC 239 is upon us, and a lot of the attention here in the UK is directed towards the accessibility of this card, or lack thereof. You see, even if … Continue reading UFC 239: Fighters Who Need New Nicknames
The end is nigh, the time for waiting has swiftly drawn to a close. People, it’s time for the much anticipated StipeTapped World MMA Awards. Thanks everyone for taking part in the democratic process and voting gracefully. It’s been a … Continue reading Results: The StipeTapped World MMA Awards 2019
Last night Cage Warriors: Night of champions took place in the Apollo theatre in London. Leading up to the event there didn’t seem to be much of a build-up, but despite lacklustre hype, Cage Warriors brought with it a sick … Continue reading Review: The Three Chapters Of Cage Warriors 106
Here at StipeTapped we pride ourselves on pithy pettiness and niche scrutiny. What’s more petty than a name; a nickname to be exact? Some fighters have great nicknames. Who can forget a Quinton “Rampage” Jackson or Anthony “Showtime” Pettis? Who … Continue reading Ngannou vs Dos Santos: 5 Fighters Who Need New Nicknames
We called up the Cage Warriors featherweight champion; Dean Trueman to discuss his upcoming title defence at Cage Warriors 106 and to muse over his career so far. Check it all out below! Continue reading We Discuss MMA With The UKs 145lb King: Dean Trueman
StipeTapped HQ recently caught up with Cage Warriors 170lb king-pin; Ross Houston, to discuss his upcoming title defence against Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 106: night of champions. Check out the full interview below. Continue reading We Call Up Undefeated Cage Warriors King: Ross Houston
Fans have been puzzled ever since the UFC made the questionable call, when they decided it was best to hire the guy from Fear Factor to start commentating. For those of who do not know Joe Rogan; the host of … Continue reading Is It Time For The UFC To Part Ways With Joe Rogan?
In a sport that’s dominated by and centered around brutal violence it’s often thought that the nice guys won’t last, let alone make an impression in the sport. Well, I’m here to tell you that that line of thinking isn’t … Continue reading The Three Greatest Guys in MMA
This past weekend the MMA world seen one of the most polarizing figures in the sport hang them up after a second round TKO loss to Lyoto Machida, but what does he leave? A look at Chael Sonnen’s record would … Continue reading Legacy of A Bad Guy: Three Major Impacts of Chael Sonnen
The last time Conor graced the Octagon was on October 6, 2018. It had been over a year since McGregor cashed in a 99 million dollar pay cheque for his 10th round TKO loss to boxing superstar; Floyd Mayweather. It … Continue reading UFC X ESPN+ Means Conor McGregor is the odd man out
Have you seen Chael Sonnen lately? Sure you have, Chael is everywhere these days. Kids in tow, with respect for his opponent. The modern day Chael has time for every journalist, and can’t seem to help but churn out witty … Continue reading Opinion: Let’s Not Be So Quick To Whitewash ‘The Bad Guy’
The days of browsing the MMA underground or Sherdog have been replaced by the #TeamMMA4Life social movement. For better or worse, the sport is growing at a monumental pace and thanks to superstars like McGregor and Rousey, a new era … Continue reading 26 Things We Wish MMA Fans Would Stop Doing
What if I were to tell you that there’s a fighter out there who’s possibly even more entertaining than the UFCs violence-kingpin; Justin Gaethje? Impossible! Yet over at Combate America they may have one of the universes most deadly scrappers … Continue reading Meet José “Froggy” Estrada: One Of The Most Exciting Fighters In MMA
In 1993, a relatively unknown Art Davie decided it was time to make a phone call, on the receiving end would be Campbell McLaren and with one simple call, an entire sport was birthed. At the time, McLaren was quickly … Continue reading Four Reasons You Should Start Watching Combate Americas
Yeah there’s probably more pressing MMA news in the spincycle that we should be focusing on at the minute, but StipeTapped isn’t really about that life. Life, like this illustrious MMA site is just one great Meme. So rest assured … Continue reading The Best MMA Memes To Brighten Your Day
The fine art sport of mixed martial arts is something of an acquired taste, but when you do pierce the veil you’ll find an array of flavours to try. Within the established fandom that exists, you’ll find sects, casual fans, … Continue reading Six Fights That Will Convert Anyone To A Just-bleeder
Stephen R. Slyvanie-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Pettis finally meets Nate Diaz this Saturday at UFC 241. Anthony Pettis returns to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 241, attempting to extend his win streak to two fights for the first … Continue reading UFC 241: Understanding The Man Called ‘Showtime’
Christian Petersen Clash of the titans at UFC 241 this weekend in Anaheim. Despite the number of miles on 42-year-old Yoel Romero’s clock, the Cuban remains to this day, one of the most formidable top contenders in a deep middleweight division. This weekend at UFC 241 In Anaheim, the Pinar del Rio native returns to the Octagon against Paulo Costa after over a year on the sidelines. Firmly retaining the #2 rank at 185 pounds, Romero was most recently involved in a 2018 Fight of the Year candidate alongside Robert Whittaker, as he failed to pry the undisputed crown from … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Yoel Romero – Soldier Of God
Esther Lin – MMA Fighting Paulo Costa faces the biggest obstacle in his mixed-martial-arts career to date. Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa presents one of the most imposing and striking scenes at middleweight today. A slick but punishing boxing base has so far helped Costa dispatch both former champion Johny Hendricks, flashy kicker Uriah Hall, Oluwale Bamgbose and in a hasty fashion, Gareth McLellan. Prohibited intravenous infusions have somewhat haltered Costa’s activity in the Octagon over the last year but his rank as the seventh-best 185 pound-er in the promotion remains. Ahead of this weekend’s ‘third time’ lucky pairing with the … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Paulo Costa – The Eraser
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Diaz (right) taunts Conor McGregor during their UFC 196 main event. It’s been a staggering 1091 days since we’ve seen Stockton favorite Nate Diaz step foot in the Octagon. UFC 202, to be precise, was the last time Diaz competed in mixed martial arts competition, in arguably one of the most high profile bouts in the history of the sport. That night, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas played host to Diaz vs. McGregor II, a re-run of the pair’s UFC 196 grudge match. Despite the almost three year hiatus from the sport, Diaz remains … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Nate Diaz
Robbie Lawler sits on the stool, lip split up to his cheek, battered, and bloody. The corner men work feverishly to get him ready for the last round. Its been four hard fought round, with both men taking a beating, … Continue reading Robbie Lawler: A Calculated Madman
Since his win over Damien Maia, and the subsequent interview, Colby Covington has been doing literally everything in his power to become the biggest heel in the UFC. Proudly sporting a MAGA hat every where he goes and he isn’t shy about his support for current president, Donald Trump. The United States has seen its country divided in recent years since Trump took the White House. Colby has used this to craft himself into a cartoonish heel that is quick to insult fans, media, and entire countries. Within this character lies a dangerous message. Colby is an over the top … Continue reading Colby Covington: The Poison Of The Message