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  1. The stats behind the ESPY candidates

    Andrew Davis

    Adam Pretty/Getty ImagesThis is what they hope to win.With the ESPY Awards almost upon us, let's take a look at three of the top categories to provide statistical insight into who may walk away with the trophy as Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlet...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. UFC 170 by the numbers

    Andrew Davis

    The face of women's MMA returns for her third title defense when "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey faces Sara McMann on Saturday. McMann won an Olympic silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Athens Games, while Rousey won an Olympic bronze medal in judo ...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. UFC 162: By the numbers

    Andrew Davis

    Middleweight champion Anderson Silva will put his 17-fight winning streak on the line at UFC 162, when he defends his title for the 11th time against unbeaten Chris Weidman on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Here are the numbers you need t...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  4. Alistair Overeem's rocky road in the UFC

    Andrew R. Davis

    As former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem gets ready for his UFC 169 matchup against former champion Frank Mir, many are wondering if the loser will receive his walking papers. Mir is on three-fight losing streak, while Overeem h...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  5. Frank Mir fighting for his UFC legacy

    Andrew R. Davis

    UFC 169 will be marked by two title fights at the top of the card, but it's the third pay-per-view bout that is a defining one in terms of MMA heavyweight folklore. Frank Mir, the former UFC heavyweight champion, is taking on Alistair Overeem, th...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  6. Rousey-Tate among best female rivalries?

    Andrew R. Davis

    On Saturday, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate will face off for the second time in their careers when Rousey defends her UFC women's bantamweight title against her biggest rival. The Rousey-Tate rivalry is by far the biggest one in women's MMA and could ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. A history of the UFC rematch

    Andrew R. Davis

    The UFC was to crown its first ever superfight champion on April 7, 1995, at UFC 5. Royce Gracie, the three-time tournament champion against Ken Shamrock, whose only loss was to the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master at UFC 1 in just 57 seconds. The two men ...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  8. UFC 168 by the numbers

    Andrew R. Davis and Joseph Kilduff

    In perhaps the most anticipated rematch in UFC history, Chris Weidman makes the first defense of his UFC middleweight title against the man who ruled the division for 6 years, 8 months and 22 days, Anderson Silva. In the co-main event, UFC women's ba...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. Close decisions to the champ are UFC norm

    Andrew R. Davis

    At UFC 167, many felt that Johny Hendricks did enough damage against Georges St-Pierre to become the new UFC welterweight champion. On Glenn Trowbridge's scorecard, Hendricks did just that. The other two judges (Sal D'Amato and Tony Weeks) saw the fi...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  10. St-Pierre among Canadian greats

    Andrew R. Davis and Trevor Ebaugh

    In January 2004, a 22-year-old MMA prospect from Montreal named Georges St-Pierre made his UFC debut on an undercard bout against Karo Parisyan. St-Pierre would dominate the fight, winning by unanimous decision to set up a welterweight title fight wi...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  11. UFC 167 by the numbers

    Andrew R. Davis

    Georges St-Pierre makes the ninth defense of his UFC welterweight championship Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. St-Pierre will face No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks, who seeks to join Matt Hughes and Matt Serra as the only men to defeat GSP....

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  12. Memorable trilogies nothing new to UFC

    Andrew R. Davis

    A trilogy is defined as a series of three novels, movies, etc. that are closely related and involve the same characters or themes. On Saturday, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez completes his series of three bouts with Junior dos Santos in ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  13. UFC 166 by the numbers

    Andrew R. Davis

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will face No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos on Saturday for the third time in the past two years. The fighters have split the first two matchups. In the co-main event, third-ranked Daniel Cormier fights at ...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  14. Numbers prove Jones pushed to the limit

    Andrew R. Davis

    Jon Jones moved to 19-1 with a unanimous decision victory over No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto on Saturday. Scores were 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 and the numbers behind the fight show it was as close as the scorecards portray....

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  15. UFC 165: By the numbers

    Andrew R. Davis

    Jon Jones will look to make history by becoming the all-time leader in UFC light heavyweight title defenses with six. He'll face Alexander Gustafsson, who is 15-1 and ranked second in ESPN.com's light heavyweight rankings behind Jones. In the co-main...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  16. UFC 163: By the numbers

    Andrew R. Davis

    Jose Aldo makes the fifth defense of his UFC featherweight title Saturday in Brazil at UFC 163 when he faces Chan Sung Jung, who is ranked sixth in ESPN.com's featherweight rankings. In the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machi...

    Blog | July 31, 2013