Three Promotional Changes That Radically Changed MMA

Over the brief history of mixed martial arts there have been many promotions that have done inventive and often innovative things that have made a lasting impact and have reshaped how the entire sport operates. In this list we will take a look at three of those promotional changes that have made, monumental significant differences [...]

Polish corner: What Really Happened At The KSW Weigh Ins?

During yesterday's KSW weigh ins, an incident happened - Both Roberto Soldic and Krystian Kaszubowski were bombarded with pigs trotters when they stood on  stage. Marc Diakiese came out and claimed the incident was due to racism, so StipeTapped decided to perform a deeper investigation into what actually occurred and why.  https://twitter.com/Marc_Diakiese/status/1129435270166863872 Yes, it was [...]

The Weird But Wonderful UFC 237

In the buildup to UFC 237, the event received a lot of criticism from analysts and fans alike for having one of the weakest main cards in ultimate fighting history. For the most part, they were correct. This was easily the least excited I’ve ever been for an ESPN era PPV and it wasn’t even [...]

A Casual’s Guide to UFC 237: Why You Must Watch

Hello casuals… Daniel Dees here and I am your designated tour guide. As a life long fan of MMA, it breaks my heart watching you all struggle trying to understand what the hell is going on. Life is busy enough to try to understand who’s who on the card. But that’s why I’m here! Here [...]

Polish Corner: Six Things That Should Have Happened In Polish MMA (but, sadly, have not)

The world of Polish MMA is rather fascinating  – it is so unique, that no other country can be compared when it comes to anecdotes, stories or events. That is why I am now starting the “Polish Corner” - a non-cyclic series of articles about our beautiful sport. To kick it off – here are [...]

The Five Biggest Upsets in MMA History

In all sports and competitions; upsets happen, the team, person, or organization expected to come out on top doesn't always get it done, but unlike other sports there is something absolutely magical when an upsets happens in the unpredictable and violent world of MMA. Upsets in MMA inspire us and leave us in awe in [...]

The Five Greatest TUF Champions

The Ultimate Fighter reality TV series has been a staple of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the MMA community ever since its inception all the way back in 2005 on Spike TV. Fast forwards to 2019 and there's been 27 seasons of the show (not including 10 seasons of various international versions). Winning the show [...]

Jon Fitch: “I’ve Never Had A Relationship With Dana White”

Jeff Chlu (AP) Can Jon Fitch claim his third major world championship this weekend at Bellator 220? Last week, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with Bellator 220 welterweight championship challenger Jon Fitch ahead of this weeks clash with fellow former UFC contender Rory MacDonald. The former PFL best and grappling phenom makes his [...]

Distinguishing the Real from Hype at UFC 236

In the wake of the UFC's first ESPN-exclusive PPV event we got two new interim champions, each crowned in wild, memorable, five-round brawls. After such a newsworthy show, it may be hard for you, the simple fan, to know how to feel. What should we be celebrating, and what should we be outraged about? When [...]

Fighter Profile: Max Holloway – Champ Champ Footing?:

(Nathan Dennete/CP) Holloway attempts to become just the fourth Octagon star to hold two titles simultaneously.  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 night, the Hawaiian favorite looks to achieve 'champ champ' status. Running back they're 2012 meeting, [...]

Analysis: Israel Adesanya – The Future?

It's been a hasty rise through the ranks of the shark tank that is the UFC's middleweight division for the former GLORY Kickboxing star Israel 'The Last Stylebender' Adesanya, and next weekend, he is catapulted into his premier promotional championship bout, albeit it is for an Interim belt. The ever charismatic Nigerian-Kiwi exploded into the [...]

What’s Next For Justin Gaethje ?

Emphatic, it's the only superlative you can use to describe Justin Gaehtje's knockout win over Edson Barboza on Saturday night at #UFCPhiladelphia. The remarkably durable striker earned his biggest win to date, on the UFC roster, over a really technical and dangerous striker in Brazil's Barboza. Entering the contest as a slight underdog, the pressure [...]

BKB 16 Review: UFC vets Pickett and Godbeer Shine in London

A pair of UFC veterans and recent bare knuckle converts made their mark on the un-gloved combat scene at London’s IndigO2 on Saturday night. UK MMA legend Brad Pickett needed precious little time to close the show in the evening’s main event, while heavyweight slugger Mark Godbeer went toe-to-toe with a game opponent for a [...]

Jussier Formiga Eyes Henry Cejudo Rematch:

Brazilian Flyweight contender Jussier Formiga and I recently sat down ahead of his pivotal encounter with compatriot Deviveson Figueriedo he currently holds the #1 rank in the flyweight division, and with this ranking comes the possibility of a move to Bantamweight, we discussed his past with champion Henry Cejudo, the prospect of another 'super fight' [...]