Clint Hester came to TUF with the reputation of power, and though he was eliminated from the competition early, he showed he might have a future in the UFC yet.
Both Cole Miller and Bart Palaszewski desperately needed wins after two-fight losing streak, but it was Miller's jiu-jitsu that proved the difference.
Just three weeks after making his Bellator debut, talented striker Michael Page fought again, capturing another first-round victory, although in an unexpected way.
Uriah Hall was the season-long favorite while Kelvin Gastelum was his team's final pick, yet whoever wins will give the UFC a marketable new star.
In an attempt to keep champions more active, Bellator will hold quicker tournaments that will produce title challengers.
At a press conference for his upcoming UFC 161 fight against Renan Barao, Eddie Wineland voiced his confidence in unseating the interim bantamweight champ.
Winnipeg is still a bit uneasy about hosting its first UFC event, even more so after the recent death of an amateur Canadian fighter. UFC Canada boss Tom Wright addressed the the tragedy, saying it underscores the importance of regulation.
Luke Thomas and Mike Chiappetta discuss Dana White's reaction to Matt Mitrione's suspension, whether the TUF title match will mint a contender, Tito Ortiz's managerial prowess and more.
Mike Chiappetta takes a look at what might be next for some of the key winners and losers of last Saturday night's event.
The amateur MMA scene in Michigan has been so troubled that the Association of Boxing Commissions recently asked members to bar state fighters from its cards. Now, an amateur athlete has died.
Gegard Mousasi wasn't able to finish short-notice replacement Ilir Latifi, but he battered his opponent for three rounds en route to winning his octagon debut.
Ross Pearson scored his second straight finish since moving back to lightweight, finishing the UFC's first-ever second-generation fighter.
Matt Mitrione came into UFC on FUEL 9 feeling pressure, but it took him about as much time to beat Phil De Fries as it took you to read this sentence.
Diego Brandao continues to show signs of maturation, dominating Pablo Garza en route to a first-round submission.
Akira Corassani was one of the biggest underdogs on the card, but came through for his home crowd with a win over slugger Robbie Peralta.
After suffering a first-round knockdown, Reza Madadi's inner "Mad Dog" emerged, and he swarmed back for a finish of Michael Johnson.
In a matchup of current Ultimate Fighter cast mates, it was the Swede Tor Troeng winning in front of his home countrymen.
After months of hype, Irishman Conor McGregor lived up to expectations with a speedy knockout of Marcus Brimage.
Ilir Latifi made weight in hopes of authoring a record upset over Gegard Mousasi in Saturday night's main event.
Pat Curran solidified his stronghold on the featherweight division with a first-round victory, and on the same night, saw a new challenger arise.
In a Wednesday interview, Alexander Gustafsson said he was ready to fight despite the laceration that ruled him out of Saturday's UFC on FUEL 9.
After a month of controversy, transgender fighter Fallon Fox is nearly set to fight in the CFA tournament semifinals after Allanna Jones agreed to face her, leaving only commission approval standing in the way from making the bout official.
Ten years and multiple titles into his career, Mousasi is, in the eyes of many, just another guy making his octagon debut, an overhyped, serial can-crusher about to face his first real dose of reality.
In his second fight since moving back up to lightweight, UFC on FUEL 9's Ross Pearson says Ryan Couture is in for a rough night.
Jake Butler is a 30-year-old MMA rookie after taking an unlikely path from the Ivy League to the cage.