Lance Carpenter

  • What’s next for those who competed at UFC 246?

    While the main event ought to have been McGregor returning against Justin Gaethje, the UFC wasn’t interested in throwing their golden goose to the wolves straight away. This fight, between two pioneers of the sport, had the potential to be bigger than it was. The marketing could have been...
  • UFC 246 Results

    After a painful 3-week layoff, the UFC returned to the T-Mobile Arena for a landmark night headlined by the return of the sport’s most iconic megastars. While the matchmaking on the undercard was less-than-ideal, and the results were mediocre, there were a few very exciting that kept the momentum...
  • Why Jose Aldo is getting the title shot against Henry Cejudo

    On May 18th, 2013 Vitor Belfort spun and heel-kicked Luke Rockhold cold in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. While Belfort’s subsequent championship run didn’t go as planned (and Rockhold’s did), it did set off a stretch of 6 consecutive early-summer events in Brazil, 5 of which have occurred in May....
  • RIZIN 20 Results

    The pinnacle Japanese promotion held their annual New Year’s Eve event in Saitama Super Arena. What followed was perhaps the pinnacle event of 2019, from the opening ceremonies to the stakes at hand with the semifinal and finale of the lightweight grand prix, from the 3 title fights to...
  • What’s Next? Thoughts on UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo

    The UFC traveled once again to Sao Paulo for a night lined top-to-bottom with Brazilian fighters, legends and newcomers alike. While the main event was lukewarm, a few highlight performances and a great scrap between Francisco Trinaldo and Bobby Green made the night worthwhile. Here are the full results...
  • KSW 51 Results

    Poland’s top promotion visited Croatia on Saturday for a night of violence, strong-men, and an appearance from Mirko Cro-Cop. It was a truly exciting night from the fighters, particularly a high-volume lightweight scrap between Szymanski and Janicic to open the main card, and a showcase of pure heavyweight dominance...
  • What’s Next? UFC 244 Results and Thoughts

    The UFC made the hallowed pilgrimage to Madison Square Garden for an insane night of violence and an appearance by the President of the United States. The event proved to be as monumental as was expected, with nearly every fight delivering on the expectation set for performing at the...
  • What’s Next? UFC: Singapore Thoughts and Results

    UFC Singapore was a showcase night for young, upcoming talent and slick submissions, headlined by my favorite fight of the year in Demian Maia and Ben Askren. Here are the full results, some quick thoughts and fights to make in the future. It is a true joy to see...
  • What’s Next? UFC: Boston Thoughts and Results

    It was a highlight-night for young talent as Boston and the TD Garden hosted the UFC once again on a special Friday night event, where former middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Dominick Reyes met in the semi-anticipated main event. The night also saw the fiery rematch between Yair Rodriguez...
  • What’s Next? UFC: Tampa Thoughts and Results

    The Octagon brought Florida-Man violence and two egregious split decisions on Saturday night, capped with a dominant, statement performance from Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Following a rumor surrounding a difficult weight cut, the former strawweight queen silenced all critics, not only making weight relatively easily but also completely dismantling Michelle Waterson,...