Welcome to FanSided MMA, the MMA news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. FanSided MMA is dedicated to providing top-notch MMA news, opinions, analysis, predictions, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet The Team

Amy Kaplan

Amy Kaplan is the FanSided MMA editor. She is our roaming UFC reporter representing FanSided MMA on-site at events around the world. Additionally, she runs the FanSided MMA YouTube page which hosts exclusive and on-site video interviews. She is the only female panelist on the Bellator MMA rankings. Before coming to FanSided, Amy worked in entertainment news for The Daily Mail and The Hollywood Reporter before stumbling into a Bellator event and getting immediately hooked. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, watching 90-Day Fiance and Real Housewives, and visiting Top Golf with her son.


Adam Stocker

Kitchener, Ontario Canada - Writing for FanSided since 2016


Chinyere Okafor

FanSided MMA Contributer. UJ Sport Communication graduate. Passionate combat sports writer since 2021, fueled by a lifelong love and interest for the industry. With dreams of worldwide travel and adventure, I embrace combat sports and writing as my thrilling avenues of exploration for now.

Hector Franco

Hector Franco is a writer and amateur photographer that covers boxing for FanSided. His work has been published through several platforms, including promotional companies and online. He is an alumnus of the University of South Florida and an auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). For inquiries, contact Hector Franco at hfranco@frontproofmedia.com.


Jaren Kawada

Jaren Kawada was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana after graduating from Butler University in 2023 with a B.A. in Sports Media. Jaren has covered MMA, sports betting and fantasy sports for several media outlets including Sportskeeda, FanSided MMA, BetSided and BettingPros

Richard Ferraina

part-time BJJ practitioner writing about the things I love


Thomas Albano

Fansided MMA contributor. Journalism M.A. Hofstra University '18. Journalism B.A. Rider University '16. Lover of baseball, football, hockey and combat sports. Fantasy sports junkie. Chasing dreams one step at a time.


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