Rashad Evans found his hand raised in the Octagon for the first time since January of 2012 after picking up a split decision victory against Dan Henderson at UFC 161. There were talks of Evans heading for retirement coming into the bout, but a win should quell those talks for the time being. But was [...]
Referees are some of the most scrutinized individuals in all of sports. Sometimes it’s unfair scrutiny, but in the case of Steve Mazzagatti, the scrutiny is quite justified.
The ref is one of the more recognizable people in MMA, but for all the wrong reasons. I’ll let UFC President Dana White explain the majority of MMA [...]
Following every UFC and Invicta FC event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson, which took place on June 15 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Rashad Evans vs. Gegard Mousasi
In the [...]
Octagon jitters—it’s an infamous term. The first time a fighter steps into the UFC’s eight-sided cage, there will always be talk of whether the emotional rush and the nerves surrounding his debut will have a profound impact on his performance.
Pundits and fans making predictions on fights will cite the jitters as a reason to doubt [...]
Let’s make no mistake about it, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s best days of cage fighting are behind him.
He’s still a hugely popular MMA star and bankable attraction, but at this point, it all seems like a begrudging job to him. He left the UFC on an uninspired three-fight skid, all the while, caring less if the [...]
If you’re like me and live with your significant other, you’d agree that one of the keys to continued happiness is the ability to determine an appropriate split between watching what you want to watch on television and watching what your partner wants to watch. This is especially true if you only have a single [...]
In MMA, once you hit the highest levels, your game has to evolve. Whether you’re a grappler or a striking specialist, in order to be successful, you’re only as strong as your weakness.
Jake Shields learned that the hard way as his grappling was not enough to overcome losses to Georges St-Pierre and wasn’t able to [...]
When Renan Barao went down with an injury just weeks before he was supposed to headline UFC 161 against Eddie Wineland, the UFC was caught in an unfortunate—albeit familiar—predicament. High profile fights get cancelled all of the time, but to lose a main event so close to fight day on a PPV card is one [...]
Generally speaking, the UFC tries not to headline its pay-per-view events with fights between guys whose last bouts ended in losses. UFC 160′s main event was a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez, who had dispatched Junior dos Santos in convincing fashion to regain the title late 2012, and challenger Antonio Silva, who earned [...]
UFC 161 was supposed to be so much more than what it is now. Injuries have caused the card to become meaningless in many fans’ eyes but there are still some pivotal match-ups that litter the card.
One of those is the evening’s main event. Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans are both looking to bounce back [...]