The Appeal Of Derrick Lewis

  Aleksei Oleinik is as authentic as it gets, he walks out to the octagon with his tall blonde wife to the song “Ballad for the Suppression” by Vladimir Vysotsky, which only accentuates his stoic nature. During the walk out,  Paul Felder was talking about how earlier in the week Oleinik put Dan Hardy in […]

Gaethje Is A Serious Threat To That Crown

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje is going to be a lot bigger of a fight that most people realize. It’s hard to understand at present just because the fight was just announced, and it’s still a few months away. But I can tell you right now, by the time October rolls around and fight week […]

The Crossing Of The Line

Oftentimes when we witness a one-sided beating or a late stoppage, upon a second viewing it’s not as bad as we remembered. For reasons beyond my control, while I did cover this past weekend’s event, I missed this particular fight when it happened live. So I’ll never know what my reaction would of been to […]

The Terror at 125

  You have to feel for Joseph Benavidez, the guy is one of the most respected fighters in the game amongst his peers and fans alike. A pioneer of the lighter weight fighters and a true veteran of the sport. If you take one glance at social media post-UFC Fight Island 3, you’ll notice the […]

Petr Yan Is One Scary Champion

Petr Yan gave Jose Aldo a serious thumping to win the bantamweight championship at UFC 251. The result is not because of Jose Aldo being at the tail end of his career and operating with a diminished durability and skill set, quite the contrary. In fact, the Aldo we’ve seen since dropping down to the […]

UFC Fight Island: July Update

  Fight Island Update Hello and welcome to MMA Surge. In a time where all sports have been forced to pause, reassess, reevaluate their entire process before proceeding, the UFC as an organization have managed to stand head and shoulders above the pack due to their complete and utter refusal to back down in the […]

Usman Wants The BMF Belt, Dana White Says It’s Not On The Line

International fight week is well underway and with an eye on this weekend’s UFC 251, Fight Island, and more, here are some of the biggest MMA stories to emerge in the last week. Usman Wants The BMF Belt, Dana White Says It’s Not On The Line According to the UFC president, despite being pestered by […]

Fight Island Just Got Exponentially More Interesting

  The first fight on fight island hasn’t even taken place yet and the drama is in full swing. Karmaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is off, and in a last-ditch hail mary attempt, the UFC was forced to find a replacement fight on less than one week’s notice that’s to take place on the other […]

The Other Side of Mike Perry

  The vast majority of the MMA fan base views Mike Perry as an unhinged lunatic, the erratic behavior outside the cage, and on social media and his overall aggressive nature is a big part of why he is viewed this way. He is a character, to put it mildly. It’s not just the behavior, […]

Jim Miller: A Feel Good Story

  It brings warmth to my innards to see Jim Miller walk out there at 36 years of age,15 years deep into his professional MMA career, and put on an absolutely perfect performance against a very dangerous up and comer. In MMA, people often confuse a fighter’s age as a measurement of the stage of […]

The Bantamweight Division

  At a time when the stock of the bantamweight division is trending to be the highest it’s ever been, Henry Cejudo is bowing out of competition. The rumblings and the rumors are that the reasoning behind the retirement is a money issue, and if that’s the case, fair enough. As embarrassing and as ill-advised […]

Amanda Nunes Enters A New Territory

Heading into UFC 250, the disparity in skillset between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer was common knowledge amongst hardcore MMA fans. But as everybody who follows this sport knows, you always have to be prepared for the most unlikely outcome to occur. No matter how much something may seem like a foregone conclusion, you always […]