Tristen Critchfield

Author name Based in Albuquerque, N.M., Tristen Critchfield owns a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of New Mexico. He began contributing to in June 2010 and continued in that role until becoming a full-time member of Sherdog's editorial staff in November 2011. Prior to his work with Sherdog, he nearly spent nearly six years working for the Albuquerque Journal, where, along with increasing the mixed martial arts presence in the newspaper, he also covered college football, college basketball and minor league baseball, as well as other duties.

In his free time, Tristen enjoys pushing the limits of his recreational basketball career and destroying his ears with as much live music as possible. Even though his next journalistic award will be his first, Tristen always recommends himself to others as a must read.
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Contenders Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan Express Displeasure with Cejudo-Aldo Title Booking
The long-rumored Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo bantamweight title booking officially came to fruition on Monday, and not surprisingly, two of the...
Former UFC Heavyweight Juan Adams Inks Deal with Ares Fighting Championship
Juan Adams is the latest former UFC talent to sign a contract with Ares Fighting Championship.
UFC 251, Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood Headed to Perth on June 7
Valentina Shevchenko has a location and venue for her next UFC flyweight title defense.
Henry Cejudo-Jose Aldo Bantamweight Title Bout Official for UFC 250 in Sao Paulo
A previously reported bantamweight championship clash between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo is now official for UFC 250.
Chan Sung Jung to Undergo Eye Surgery, Targets Summer Octagon Return
Featherweight contender Chan Sung Jung will undergo eye surgery in hopes of a summer UFC return.
Steve Garcia Replaces Alex Munoz, Meets Luis Pena at UFC Norfolk
Steve Garcia will make his Octagon debut on just a few days’ notice.
Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. Quentin Domingos Set for KSW 53 Main Event
Popular Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski will return to action against Quentin Domingos in the KSW 53 headliner.
Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings
It was a clash that Dan Hooker and Paul Felder won’t soon forget.
‘Minotouro’ Nogueira Expects Trilogy with ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC 250 to Be Farewell Bout
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira plans on calling it a career following his trilogy bout against Mauricio Rua at UFC 250.
Combate Americas Returns to San Antonio with Interim Bantamweight Title Bout on March 27
An interim bantamweight title clash between Andre Morera and Victor Hugo Madrigal will serve as as the main event when Combate Americas returns...