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Mike Pendleton is a former staff member of FanSided MMA and former host of On The Mic, a MMA radio show broadcasted on ChicagoLandSportsRadio.com Currently a writer for MyMMANews and Combat Press, Joining the sport of mixed martial arts later than most, Mike enjoys talking to local fighters in the Chicagoland area, but also telling fight stories from all aspects. Follow me on Twitter: @MP2310

Awaiting the arrival of a UFC middleweight champion Opinion 

Awaiting the arrival of a UFC middleweight champion

The UFC’s lightweight division once held up by Conor McGregor used to be the most backed up, confusing, and frustrating division in the promotion but now, middleweight can hold that title. If you haven’t followed the happenings of the division once led by former champion Michael Bisping, he had to sit out last year’s International Fight Week and so Robert... Read More
Chicago bred Curtis Blaydes takes aim at heavyweight division vs Overeem at UFC 225 MMA News 

Chicago bred Curtis Blaydes takes aim at heavyweight division vs Overeem at UFC 225

Alistair Overeem has all the accolades one could ask for in his fighting career minus being a UFC champion, but he’s been right at the top of the mountain several times. Overeem is a former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, former DREAM interim heavyweight champion, as well as a former K-1 World Grand Prix champion, and while those accolades certainly carry significance,... Read More
With a victory at UFC 225, Sergio Pettis could be the needed spark for flyweight division Opinion 

With a victory at UFC 225, Sergio Pettis could be the needed spark for flyweight division

Looking to bounce back from his last outing, Sergio Pettis has quite the opportunity at UFC 225 when he takes on Joseph Benavidez in what should be viewed as a title eliminator on Saturday. Although he didn’t get the victory in his last fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 218, Pettis took Cejudo the full distance and that certainly could... Read More
Chris Luttrell: ‘Sharp’ Claudia Gadelha certainly eyeing title shot after UFC 225 Interviews MMA News 

Chris Luttrell: ‘Sharp’ Claudia Gadelha certainly eyeing title shot after UFC 225

Claudia Gadelha has had two fights with Joanna Jedrzejczyk and both have gone the distance but not in her favor. The losses haven’t held down Gadelha who is looking to get back into title contention in the strawweight division, and there’s belief that a win at UFC 225 against Carla Esparza, she’ll be right back into the title picture. Chris... Read More
As a victory shoey awaits, Tai Tuivasa prepares for biggest test to date against Arlovski MMA News Opinion 

As a victory shoey awaits, Tai Tuivasa prepares for biggest test to date against Arlovski

UFC 225 will feature three very strong heavyweight fights, and one of them will take place on the PPV main card as former champion Andrei Arlovski will face Tai Tuivasa in the Australian’s biggest test to date. Tuivasa, who is 7-0 in his professional career is 2-0 in the UFC and has finished both of those fights inside the first... Read More
Rose Namajunas: Mackenzie Dern needs to get s**t together; open to fighting in future MMA News 

Rose Namajunas: Mackenzie Dern needs to get s**t together; open to fighting in future

Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is looking for some fresh contenders after defeating former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the second time, and she may have a future opponent in Mackenzie Dern. Dern was the talk of UFC 224 fight week after she came in overweight by 7 pounds and was still allowed to fight Amanda Cooper. Dern would go on to... Read More
Michael Bisping: “It’s very satisfying to see Vitor Belfort lose” MMA News 

Michael Bisping: “It’s very satisfying to see Vitor Belfort lose”

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has never been one to hold back his words, and following UFC 224, he chose to let his opinion be known once again. With Vitor Belfort suffered a second-round knockout loss to Lyoto Machida, Bisping spoke on his Believe You Me podcast that it was “satisfying” for him to see Belfort lose. It’s very... Read More
Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson trade jabs on Twitter; Cejudo lays out future plans MMA News 

Henry Cejudo and Demetrious Johnson trade jabs on Twitter; Cejudo lays out future plans

Former flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo took to Twitter to call out champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and vowed to end Johnson’s title reign. Cejudo called out Johnson for his lack of success as a PPV money fighter and his love for video games. Henry Cejudo on Twitter @MightyMouseUFC 🐀🔨 1)Lowest PPV in UFC history✅ 2)Lowest Title fight gate✅ 3)play... Read More