Richard Felicetti

  • Promotion Showcase: Combate Americas

    When the UFC is putting on stellar fight cards week after week, it may be hard to keep up with smaller promotions that are showcasing the sport’s brightest prospects. Although unfortunate, the pandemic provides an opportunity to take a look at some of these burgeoning organizations. Among the most...
  • Constructing a Game Plan for PFL’s Best Year Yet

    2019 proved to be a keystone year in the Professional Fighter League’s company history — crowning its inaugural female champion, broadcasting on ESPN, signing a number of free agents, and continuing its catapult into mainstream viewership. With a multitude of changes for the company announced, 2020 can be the...
  • UFC 247: What Makes Dominick Reyes Dangerous?

    Many generations of talent have come and gone during the light heavyweight reign of Jon Jones. From the Rampage’s and Shogun’s to the Gustafsson’s and Cormier’s, and even to the newer breed of divisional contenders like Santos and Smith, “Bones” has toppled every single man that stood across the...
  • UFC 246: Three Must-Watch Prelims

    Although much of the buzz concerning UFC 246 has to do with Conor McGregor, there are a number of potentially exciting fights that are being overlooked. It has happened countless times before – the MMA community directs all of its attention toward the main event and is subsequently blown...
  • Making Sense of Conor McGregor’s Controversial UFC 246 Training Camp

    For most high-level MMA fighters, the announcement of a new fight means the kickstarting of an intense training camp. They typically spend the weeks prior to the fight surrounded by a stable of strategic masterminds that provide a game plan and also work to keep their athlete in peak...
  • What Could UFC 246 Mean for Conor McGregor’s Career?

    At UFC 246, the biggest star in the history of MMA will make his return. Former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor will make his way to the octagon for the first time in 15 months as he takes on fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. At this point in...
  • 10 Prospects that Seem Poised for Greatness in 2020 (Part Two)

    With the first event of the year just weeks away, MMA fans eagerly await what surprises the sport may bring in 2020. Last year, we witnessed the rise of breakout fighters such as Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, Cory Sandhagen, Dominick Reyes, and numerous others. Now, however, we turn our...
  • 10 Prospects that Seem Poised for Greatness in 2020 (Part One)

    At the start of every new year, those that follow the sport of MMA feverishly attempt to forecast the next big stars and future champions. Of course, it can be a remarkably difficult task, as it is ultimately impossible to predict the zigs and zags that occur in MMA...
  • MMA Stories to Keep an Eye on in 2020

    The major stories of 2019 have been covered exhaustively; TJ Dillashaw’s EPO scandal, Jorge Masvidal’s career explosion, the rise of Israel Adesanya, and the list goes on and on. As we enter 2020, it is worth putting a microscope on the current state of MMA in an attempt to...
  • Ultimate Fighting Decade: A Look Back at the UFC’s Last Ten Years

    For the MMA community, 2010-2019 represented the greatest decade in the sport’s brief but storied history. The sport’s premiere organization, the UFC, made tremendous strides in the mainstream acceptance of the sport. Finally, the image of fighters as barbaric savages began to fade and the public began to perceive...