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HAMMOND | It was a rough return for Lance Surma on Friday night.
A month after getting back in the win column in Chicago, Eddie Wineland has booked his next fight.
Lance Surma is no stranger to Bellator MMA.
Darren Elkins ran into a road block last month in Chicago, but he's not planning on letting that slow him down.
VALPARAISO | Early in the card at Hoosier Fight Club 19, co-owner and matchmaker Paul Vale realized he would step foot inside his own cage during an event for the first time.
For the first time, Hoosier Fight Club will have a title on the line when it returns tonight.
NEWARK, N.J. | It's been a rough six months for Hammond native Neil Magny, but his chance to get off the schneid comes Saturday.
For the first time in more than a year, Bellator MMA will bring an event to the region.
CHICAGO | The Region went 1-1 in the UFC on Saturday night in Chicago.
CHICAGO | Darren Elkins is right back in familiar territory.
The race for the biggest prize in Hollywood got a lot tighter on Saturday night. On Sunday night, it got thrown right back into chaos.
In the pantheon of all-time great athlete rivalries, we get to one of the best Sunday.
Somehow, it's already been a year since we were wondering if "Argo" would sneak past "Silver Linings Playbook" to win Best Picture.
In the opening week of the playoffs, we talked about how homefield advantage wasn't likely to be the case.
If the season ended today, the Bears would — again — fall just short of the playoffs.
Houston (2-10) at Jacksonville (3-9)
LAS VEGAS | Darren Elkins wanted his next fight to be close to home again. He has his wish.
VALPARAISO | Kevin Nowaczyk has been close to the elite level, and things didn't go his way.
As the first military member fighting in front of the troops on Wednesday's UFC card, Neil Magny was looking to get back on track in front of the perfect audience.
Someone smart a long time ago once said, "Rest and be thankful."
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND | For the third straight year, Chicago will be a crucial part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's broadcast partnership with Fox.
Fighting for the first time in nearly a year, and moving up a weight class, Miguel Torres saw his struggles continue Saturday night.
MANCHESTER, England | With the Bears and Colts both on their bye week, I figured what better time to hop across the pond and take a break from football.
There are a few great games this week, but everyone's talking about the one that is supposed to be an epic blowout.
MERRILLVILE | At the start of the year, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC Gym brand extension had five locations. But the Las Vegas-based company sent that number skyrocketing when it acquired the L.A. Boxing franchise.
Sometimes it's a great thing when the week's best game happens early. And this week, it happens close to home.
For five minutes, Eddie Wineland's boxing was on point. But all it took to derail things for him was one kick from Renan Barao.
At long last, Eddie Wineland finally has his opportunity to come full circle.
VALPARAISO | It wasn't the result most of the crowd was expecting, and a fracas in the stands between some fans right after the bout lasted longer than the main event.
For just getting started in his MMA career, Matt Hemry probably could have it worse.
The last time The Times talked to Ray Flores, he was mapping out his future in the world of combat sports behind the microphone.
It looked like Keith Wisniewski might be the fresher fighter starting the third round Wednesday, but Ivan Jorge flipped the script on him.
There's probably something to be said for having your back against the wall, and knowing it.
When your Chicago baseball teams stink equally by the All-Star Game, it's hard to not look forward to football season.
INDIANAPOLIS | There almost certainly were going to be struggles for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS – Darren Elkins got back on track Wednesday night, and he did so in mostly dominant fashion.
INDIANAPOLIS | Looking to rebound from his first loss after a five-fight win streak, Darren Elkins is on weight for his Wednesday return to the octagon.
INDIANAPOLIS | Unbeaten Belal Muhammad was one of 83 fighters hoping to make enough of a good first impression Tuesday to earn a chance that could change his career.
When the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Indiana later this month, there will be more than just a fight card going on.
Neil Magny had to have known he was basically walking into the lion's den.
After a lengthy layoff, one of the region's most experienced fighters will return to action next month.
Stephan Bonnar never fought for an Ultimate Fighting Championship title, but he will go down in mixed martial arts history as one of the sport's most important figures.
The waiting game is over for Eddie Wineland, and he likely is more than happy with the result.
Stephan Bonnar glided rather unceremoniously into retirement this past fall.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Indiana in late summer after nearly three years away, and one of the region's elite fighters has found his way onto the card.
VALPARAISO | Josh Shockley has been in big fights before, but Saturday night's might prove to be his biggest – for now.
MUNSTER | In a lot of ways, Paul Vale can't believe things have gotten this far.
It's cliché to say an upcoming bout is the biggest one of a fighter's career.
To celebrate the Hall-of-Fame career of an all-time Bears great, we take a look back at the top five moments in Brian Urlacher's career — with four honorable mentions — for No. 54:
The biggest fight of his career didn't quite go the way Darren Elkins hoped.
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