October 2011 Names in the Game

Lights Out for Chris Lytle

For hardcore and casual MMA fans alike, Chris Lytle’s name held enough weight to hype a fight, even in the absence of the stereotypical smacktalk that clogs media outlets prior to most fight cards. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that although Lytle’s smash-mouth, submission-hunting style had roots in technical expertise, he slung it with [...]

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

October 2011 Rankings

HEAVYWEIGHT 206-265 RANK FIGHTER PTS HIGH 1 Cain Velasquez 7.662 7.662 2 Alistair Overeem 6.785 6.785 3 Josh Barnett 6.438 6.438 4 Junior dos Santos 6.332 6.332 5 Brock Lesnar 6.205 7.205 6 Fabricio Werdum 5.785 6.335 7 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 5.763 6.875 8 Frank Mir 5.586 5.919 9 Shane Carwin 5.332 6.291 10 Daniel [...]

The Way of the Meathead

From reality-show renegade to bona-fide fighter, Matt Mitrione is making a name for himself. “I’m really interested in this fight,” says Matt Mitrione about his upcoming heavyweight throw-down with Cheick Kongo at UFC 137. The ever-improving fighter with a 5-0 record in the UFC addresses each of his fights as a classroom test rather than [...]

Big Fight Breakdown

Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit, UFC 137, Oct. 29 Less than 48 hours after Carlos Condit was given a surprise opportunity to replace Nick Diaz against Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Title, I asked Condit point-blank how he planned to win. Condit thought about it for a second. The reality of fighting GSP was [...]

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