Lance Carpenter

  • What’s Next? UFC Copenhagen Result

    The UFC made it’s first expedition to Denmark with a roster lined with local and European flavor, headlined by a fight between rising contenders, Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier. The night played out nicely, with plenty of bizarreness, violence, and the emergence of a real threat at middleweight. Here...
  • What’s Next? UFC: Mexico City Results

    Following a trip to Mexico City back in 2017, the UFC returns with several fighters appearing from the last card, including Sergio Pettis, Brandon Moreno, Martin Bravo and a dual co-main event appearance from Alexa Grasso. Despite a massive disappointment in tonight’s main event and a split draw, the...
  • What’s Next? Thoughts After UFC Vancouver

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship made well on their promise to deliver big events to Canada when they set up shop in Vancouver this weekend, headlined by a clash of top-ranked lightweight gunslingers. Two excellent light-heavyweight fights in addition to an incredible welterweight upset made for a memorable night in...
  • KSW 50 Results

    Phil de Fries ground Luis Henrique into a 5-round decision victory in the main-event of KSW 50. The home fighter de Fries looked like his vintage self, moving glacially forward, landing heavy hands, and punishing Henrique against the fence. Although the fight was separated a few times for lack...
  • KSW 50 Weigh-In Results and Preview

    Poland’s top MMA promotion heads to London this weekend for their landmark 50th show, highlighted by three title fights and a heaping of Europe’s top talent. In the Main Event, the UK’s own Phil de Fries puts his KSW international Heavyweight title on the line for his third consecutive...
  • What’s Next? Fights to make after UFC 241

    The UFC returned to Anaheim this weekend for a night capped off with three outstanding fights and a changing of the heavyweight crown. UFC 241 had a delayed takeoff, with a streak of three lackluster decisions, but the night absolutely delivered. Diaz/Pettis and Romero/Costa will be analyzed to death...
  • What’s Next? Some thoughts after UFC Uruguay

    The UFC made its first stop in Uruguay this weekend and delivered a solid night of debuts, cuts, blood and a dominant championship performance. The highlight performances, personally, are detailed here, but I especially loved the fights between Gutierrez/de Freitas, Barzola/Moffett, Garagorri/Bandenay and, of course, Luque/Perry. Here’s some thoughts...
  • What’s Next? Fights to Make After UFC 238

    Henry Cejudo The king of cringe reigned supreme in Chicago, surviving a vicious Round 1 kicking assault to work Moraes into retreating against the cage for the rest of the fight before threatening an anaconda choke, securing top position and TKO’ing the man into submission. I was so impressed...
  • What’s Next? Fights to Make After UFC Rochester

    Rafael dos Anjos This fight could have been terrible for RDA, the ghost of his last two opponents coming up from Lightweight to take his ranking and haunt him with yet more pressure-wrestling. Luckily for dos Anjos, he has learned a thing or two from those defeats. Squeezing his...
  • What’s Next? Fights to Make After UFC 237

    The octagon travelled to Brazil this past weekend for a night less-than-spectacular for the home crowd. 4 of the 5 main-card Brazilian fighters came away with a loss, but some excellent prelims and a violent main-event almost made up for the disappointing performances from heroes Silva, Aldo and Little...