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Method to the Madness: Breaking down Bonfim’s 49-second submission

We’re breaking down Gabriel Bonfim’s 49-second guillotine finish at UFC 283 against Mounir Lazzez.

Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank analysis

Liam Smith’s upset knockout of Chris Eubank seemed to come out of nowhere, but there were warning signs. We take a look at the technical details that led to the shock.

The rarest UFC subs of 2022

Fighters had all sorts of finishes over the last twelve months. From knockouts and TKOs to tapouts and tech-subs. While most submissions were run of the mill chokes, there were a few real highlights.

Gameplanning for Greatness: How Adesanya lost to Pereira

An old series returns with a new twist. Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the strategic missteps in Israel Adesanya’s UFC 281 title defense against longtime nemesis Alex Pereira.

WTF: We have a new fastest ever Dambé knockout

You can almost hear the guy go "plink" when that shot connects. Watch.

Dear Roxy - ‘What exactly do refs tell you in the back before a fight?’

Roxanne Modafferi tackles your questions, Happy Warrior style, in her ‘Dear Roxy’ column for Bloody Elbow.

WTF: Kushti wizard puts tiny opponent in the spin cycle

This time you get TWO Street Fighter references.

WTF - Slap fighter gets sent to the Phantom Zone

There may be a few big fights in the MMA sphere this week, but there’s a whole lot of other fun stuff out there in the world as well.

Judo Chump: Ursine BJJ spotted at Walmart

That man gonna hear the Walmart cheer in his sleep, goodness gracious...

UFC London technical breakdown: Cooking ribs with Chris Curtis

BE striking analyst Connor Ruebusch breaks down the body shots UFC fighter Chris Curtis uses to break down his opponents.

Dear Roxy: ‘What changes would you make in MMA?’

Roxanne Modafferi tackles your questions, Happy Warrior style, in her ‘Dear Roxy’ column for Bloody Elbow.

Dear Roxy: ‘How do you channel your inner warrior’ and overcome doubt?

Roxanne Modafferi tackles your questions, Happy Warrior style, in her ‘Dear Roxy’ column for Bloody Elbow.

Dear Roxy: ‘I feel like nobody wants to spar with me. What can I do?’

Roxanne Modafferi tackles your questions, Happy Warrior style, in her ‘Dear Roxy’ column for Bloody Elbow.

WTF: Jeet Kune Do vs vs. Kickboxing

This week we cover wrestling in Pakistan, Kyle Dake launching people, Silat, and bloody Karate battles.

WTF: Pakistan vs. India Kushti wrestling

Another collection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and coolest combat sports highlights from around the globe.

Judo Chop: Breaking down Bobby Green’s crowning moment

BE’s striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down Bobby Green’s near-flawless victory over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271.

Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker 2: Being true to yourself

BE’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down some of what went wrong for Robert Whittaker in his first clash with Israel Adesanya, and the attitude adjustment that could make or break him in the rematch at UFC 271.

Joaquin Buckley tests Detroit DUST, gets schooled

One of the UFC’s most thrilling talents decided to go give Dale Brown and his Detroit DUST self defense system a try.

Ninja Sh!t, Part 2: Breaking down Volkanovski and Ortega’s chess match

Part 2 of 2 of our Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega breakdown. Anton Tabuena goes over the final two submission attempts and various transitions.

Ninja Sh!t: How did Volkanovski and Ortega survive the best title round ever?

Breaking down what could be among the best title rounds in UFC history. Part 1 of 2.

Gerald Meerschaert: Slow as molasses, still kicking asses

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the simple strategy Gerald Meerschaert used to upset Makhmud Muradov at UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs Chikadze.

Ninja Sh!t: Breaking down Chikadze’s surprising submission chain vs Barboza

There was a lot going on, even on the very short moments these two deadly strikers had on the ground. Anton Tabuena breaks it all down.

Editorial: Sean Strickland versus the world

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the mindset and mechanics of one of MMA’s most idiosyncratic oddballs, Sean Strickland.

Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz: When fighting safe isn’t safe

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch examines Leon Edwards almost dominant win over Nate Diaz, and the pathological caution that led a close shave in the final seconds.

Suplex! Lady sics boyfriend on co-worker, both discover love is pain

In the latest edition of "Judo Chump," poor guy might end up in the doghouse, and it ain’t even really his fault. Hard times.

An exceptional wrestler is transitioning to MMA

Wrestling for France by way of Chechnya, Khadjiev was a 2016 Olympian and placed third at the 2019 World Championships.

Judo Chop: How Oliveira knocked out Chandler

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the picture perfect left hook Charles Oliveira used to flatten Michael Chandler at UFC 262.

Thug Rose breakdown: Ain’t that a kick in the head

Bloody Elbow’s Connor Ruebusch breaks down the 74-second stunner with which Rose Namajunas wrested the title from Weili Zhang at UFC 261.

Editorial: Usman is not GSP, but great legacies don’t have to be the same

Kamaru Usman will go down as an all-time great. Whether or not it’s enough to dethrone GSP’s is a terrible discussion for a terrible philosophy.

UFC 261 Toe-to-Toe preview: Usman vs. Masvidal 2

Phil and David break down everything you need to know about Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal 2 at UFC 261, and everything you don’t about how well a knocked out Ben Askren ages.

UFC 261 Toe-to-Toe preview: Zhang vs. Namajunas

Phil and David break down everything you need to know about Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas at UFC 261, and everything you don’t about the culture clashes you never knew didn’t actually exist.

Takedown breakdown: How Whittaker rag-dolled Gastelum

Defensive wrestling has always been a strong point for Robert Whittaker, but against Kelvin Gastelum he showed off clean offensive wrestling as well.