When Ronda Rousey makes her UFC debut on Saturday night, it will be one of the most talked about first-time appearances for anyone in company history. But looking at other much-heralded debuts, it is hardly a guarantee of long-term success.
Check out the top three upcoming Russian mixed martial arts (MMA) prospects now that the most notable fighter from the world's largest nation, Fedor Emelianenko, has retired from the sport. Fight videos and highlights included.
Manny Pacquiao loses a controversial, indefensible split decision to Timothy Bradley, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson defeats Ian "Uncle Creep" McCall at UFC on FX 3, and Jose Aldo joins the growing UFC injury list on today's edition of the Morning Report.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger gives his Bellator 67 preview and predictions. Bellator 67 will showcase a "super fight" between current lightweight champion Michael Chandler and Japanese veteran Akihiro Gono.
Brett Rogers domestic abuse prison sentence will prevent him from obtaining a visa and traveling to fight Tim Sylvia under the DREAM banner as part of the FieLDS 'Genki Desu Ka!!' New Year's Eve event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Dec. 31, 2011.