Hammer 299: Michael Bisping, Cyborg Santos, and More

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. This week we are joined by fight journalist Shawn Smith (Sportsnet, Vice Sports) to […] READ MORE


UFC FN Arlovski vs Overeem: Technical Breakdown Analysis & Prediction (video)

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Saturday May 8th, The Zuffa war wagon rolls into the Netherlands for UFC Fight Night Rotterdam.  In the main event, two of the organizations best heavyweights collide.  Andrei “the pitbull” Arlovski, takes on one of the divisions best strikers in Alistair Overeem.  The pair are currently training partners at Jackson Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, New […] READ MORE



Alistair Overeem Announces UFC Signing, Headlines Rotterdam

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Alistair Overeem revealed earlier today that he has re-signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and that he will be headlining the UFC Rotterdam card in March. The announcement comes after months of speculation on who, one of MMA’s most prevalent heavyweight names, would sign with upon his declaration that he would be following in the […] READ MORE



Stipe Miocic Can Revive UFC's Flagging Heavyweight Division

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Last Saturday night at UFC 195 in Las Vegas, Stipe Miocic provided a timely reminder of the undying appeal of heavyweight MMA. Heading into battle with a revered foe and household-name in Andrei Arlovski, predictions were as diverse as they were debated, with the fight acknowledged as having potential to play out in a multitude […] READ MORE


Hammer 267: UFC 192 Review and More

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. While there are no major MMA events coming up this weekend, we do have […] READ MORE


Beyond Velasquez vs Werdum 2: Barbarians at the Gate

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It has been almost two full decades since Mark “The Hammer” Coleman unified the early UFC Superfight and UFC Tournament titles to become the inaugural undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world. Aside from Velasquez vs Dos Santos 2, at no other point since the title’s inception in 1997 has a championship rematch had more […] READ MORE


The Resurrection of Andrei Arlovski

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If you were a fan of the UFC way back around 2004-2005, then the poetic irony of Andrei Arlovski vs Frank Mir finally taking place at UFC 191 this past weekend — a full decade past expiry date — couldn’t possibly have escaped you. Since their early days as the UFC heavyweight division’s rising young […] READ MORE