Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

Video: Andre Ward on Nate Diaz’s UFC 196 win: ‘I knew he had more than a shot’
Video: Andre Ward on Nate Diaz’s UFC 196 win: ‘I knew he had more than a shot’
Unlike Billy Joe Saunders and Tyson Fury, former lineal super middleweight champion Andre Ward had positive things to say about the outcome of UFC 196. Ward has had the opportunity to spar with the Diaz brothers in the past. Nate in particular was one of his training partners when he was preparing for the Chad […]
Boxing champ criticizes Conor McGregor: ‘He tapped out a bit too easy’
Boxing champ criticizes Conor McGregor: ‘He tapped out a bit too easy’
Right after his first UFC loss at UFC 196 in the hands of Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor was expectedly met by a huge wave of criticism. The bulk of the backlash, despite his classy, respectable demeanor during post-fight interviews was still mainly because of the amount of trash he has been talking throughout his blitzing […]
Frankie Edgar to Conor McGregor: ‘If he’s got balls, he’ll pick me’
Frankie Edgar to Conor McGregor: ‘If he’s got balls, he’ll pick me’
Many people would agree that the next man who deserves a crack at the UFC featherweight world title would be Frankie Edgar. “The Answer” was able to make a solid case for himself when he knocked out Chad Mendes in the first round of the TUF 22 Finale, a day before UFC 194 when Conor […]
UFC 196 video recap: Tate puts Holm to sleep in fifth, wins undisputed title
UFC 196 video recap: Tate puts Holm to sleep in fifth, wins undisputed title
After nine years in the professional mixed martial arts game and facing the most formidable opponents along the way, it was only a matter of time before Miesha Tate had a UFC gold belt around her waist. She might not have a dominant run like Ronda Rousey had in the last four years, but her […]
Rogan: Dada 5000’s heart ‘was filled with cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and orange soda’
Rogan: Dada 5000’s heart ‘was filled with cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and orange soda’
UFC veteran commentator Joe Rogan had a few more words to say about the recently concluded Bellator 149 heavyweight fight between street brawlers Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000. The fight ended with Slice knocking out a severely exhausted Dada in the third round. Soon after, it was revealed that the latter had suffered from severe […]
UFC video recap: Cerrone scores quick submission finish over Oliveira
UFC video recap: Cerrone scores quick submission finish over Oliveira
Former lightweight title contender Donald Cerrone made quick work of his Brazilian ‘Cowboy’ counterpart Alex Oliveira in the main event of UFC Pittsburgh on Sunday night. Oliveira was getting more comfortable on the feet, coming forward with his attacks. Cerrone, however, found a perfect opening to shoot for a takedown and bring the fight to […]
Bellator 149 video recap: Gracie defeats Shamrock via controversial first round TKO
Bellator 149 video recap: Gracie defeats Shamrock via controversial first round TKO
The night’s main event was another throwback to the old days of MMA. The rekindled rivalry between mixed martial arts’ godfathers Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie still proved to be relevant enough, more than two decades since it all started. It was still expected that Royce would take the fight to the ground, while Shamrock […]
Bellator 149 video recap: Kimbo Slice stops DaDa 5000 in third
Bellator 149 video recap: Kimbo Slice stops DaDa 5000 in third
Bellator 149’s co-headliner was expected to be more of a throwback to the old spectacle days of MMA, given the street brawler vs. street brawler angle between Kimbo Slice and DaDa 5000. DaDa held a slight advantage on the feet, but Kimbo has learned to fight a little smarter and not engage in an all-out […]
Video: Tearful Rousey after Holm loss: I was literally thinking of killing myself
Video: Tearful Rousey after Holm loss: I was literally thinking of killing myself
Right before UFC 193 last November, Ronda Rousey was on top of the world. It all came crashing down after one left kick to the jaw, courtesy of Holly Holm, that to this day is seen as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. Just like that, the woman deemed by Sports Illustrated as […]
Dominick Cruz on IV ban: ‘USADA’s stepping in there because it’s about money’
Dominick Cruz on IV ban: ‘USADA’s stepping in there because it’s about money’
In June 2015, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) first brought up their plans to impose a ban on the use of IVs as a method of rehydration. According to USADA CEO Travis Tygart, the main reason for doing so is to avoid gene doping or homologous blood transfusion, where a fighter could easily take […]
Georges St-Pierre on MMA hiatus: I needed a normal social life
Georges St-Pierre on MMA hiatus: I needed a normal social life
The last time former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre stepped inside the UFC Octagon was at UFC 167 in November 2013. After a controversial split decision victory over another former 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks, ‘GSP’ announced his indefinite hiatus from mixed martial arts competition. This said decision left the UFC no other choice but to strip […]
Dana White blames himself for Sage Northcutt’s loss
Dana White blames himself for Sage Northcutt’s loss
On Saturday night, the UFC’s newest hot prospect Sage Northcutt experienced his first professional career loss against Bryan Barberena. It was later revealed that the 19-year old fighter was suffering from a “real bad relapse” of strep throat, wherein he needed to be rushed to the emergency clinic two days before fight night. Northcutt appeared on […]
Dana White: Rousey will fight Holm vs. Tate winner ‘probably’ in November
Dana White: Rousey will fight Holm vs. Tate winner ‘probably’ in November
A timetable has been set for Ronda Rousey’s UFC return. The former UFC bantamweight champion was originally slated to make a return in July at UFC 200, but these said plans were scrapped due to a delay in the filming of the “Roadhouse” remake, where she holds the starring role. The UFC then decided to […]
Tarverdyan responds to Rousey’s mom: ‘Ronda knows who I am’
Tarverdyan responds to Rousey’s mom: ‘Ronda knows who I am’
Since October, Ronda Rousey’s mother Dr. Ann Maria De Mars has been vocal about her displeasure towards her daughter’s head trainer, Edmond Tarverdyan. So much so that the former judo champion even went as far as saying she’d run Tarverdyan over with her car, if it wasn’t against the law. For her part, Rousey has opted […]
UFC New Jersey video recap: Johnson batters Bader to first round KO
UFC New Jersey video recap: Johnson batters Bader to first round KO
Anthony Johnson continued his winning ways as he once again scored a stoppage victory, this time over TUF winner Ryan Bader in UFC on Fox 18’s main event feature. Official result: Anthony Johnson def. Ryan Bader via knockout (punches) at 1:26 of round 1 What was the high point of the fight? While both men […]
UFC on FOX 18 video recap: Rothwell submits Barnett in second round
UFC on FOX 18 video recap: Rothwell submits Barnett in second round
The co-main event of UFC on FOX 18 featured the big boys, as former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett faced veteran Ben Rothwell. In a surprising result, if only in method of victory as opposed to the actual winner, Rothwell locked in what he calls a “gogo choke” on Barnett, forcing the “Warmaster” to tap to […]
Tate on McGregor at UFC 197 presser: It was mind-blowing
Tate on McGregor at UFC 197 presser: It was mind-blowing
After being seated next to Conor McGregor during the UFC 197 pre-fight presser for almost an hour, bantamweight title contender Miesha Tate has officially become a fan. In said media event, McGregor incessantly took shots at lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos, whom he will be facing at UFC 197 on March 5th. Apparently, Tate was […]
Video: Floyd Mayweather responds to Conor McGregor
Video: Floyd Mayweather responds to Conor McGregor
For the past few months, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and retired undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather have been going at it. The most recent rift between the two men began with Mayweather’s initial claims of racism towards the manner of which fans have reacted to their brand of self-promotion. McGregor has since responded to Mayweather’s […]
Condit restates retirement plans: My concern is my long-term neurological health
Condit restates retirement plans: My concern is my long-term neurological health
Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit began his professional mixed martial arts career in 2002, at the age of 18. Now 31, “The Natural Born Killer” has gone through wars against the toughest opponents along the way. His most recent bout was a barnburner of a title fight at UFC 195, against champion Robbie Lawler. […]
UFC Boston video recap: Cruz edges Dillashaw, reclaims title
UFC Boston video recap: Cruz edges Dillashaw, reclaims title
After almost a year and a half on the sidelines plagued by injuries, Dominick Cruz was able to reclaim the UFC world bantamweight title through a razor-thin split decision victory over TJ Dillashaw at the main event of UFC Boston. As expected, the two elite 135-pounders used their footwork and angles to set-up and land […]
UFC Boston video recap: Alvarez ekes past Pettis via split decision
UFC Boston video recap: Alvarez ekes past Pettis via split decision
Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez emerged victorious in the co-main event of UFC Boston by grinding out former UFC 155-pound king Anthony Pettis en route to a split decision verdict. Throughout the great majority of the 15-minute bout, Alvarez was able to control the pace using his wrestling and was able to keep the […]
Alvarez: Conor McGregor is in control and there’s nothing we can do about it
Alvarez: Conor McGregor is in control and there’s nothing we can do about it
Just like Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez is fully aware about how much impact Conor McGregor’s drawing power has over the UFC. “The Notorious” was able to leapfrog over everyone and grant himself a shot at Rafael Dos Anjos’ lightweight title, right after making quick work of Jose Aldo at UFC 194. This has led Edgar […]
UFC CEO Dana White takes the blame for Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis brawl
White takes the blame for Strickland-Du Plessis scuffle
There's a lot to unpack in this edition of the MMA Hangover, beginning with a rare moment involving UFC CEO Dana White.