54 Search Results for mike pierce

Oct 19, 2014 10:29 am

Mike Pierce Ready To Return To The UFC

UFC veteran Mike Pierce hasn’t seen action in the Octagon since UFC Fight Night 29, almost a year ago to date. The bout ended in the first round when Rousimar Palhares infamously secured a heel hook, but refused to let go of the submission after Pierce tapped, and subsequently was released by the promotion. Pierce...

Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce In The Works For Brazil’s May UFC Event

According to recent reports on UFC tonight, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pierce is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil in May. The event, scheduled for May 31, is to serve as ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil — Season 3 Finale’ and will feature, coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei...

Oct 1, 2013 2:02 pm

Mike Pierce is ‘pissed off’ over fighting a ‘definite cheat’ like Rousimar Palhares

UFC welterweight contender Mike Pierce (17-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will likely find himself in hostile territory at next week’s “UFC Fight Night 29” in Sao Paulo, when he takes on Brazilian native Rousimar Palhares (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) on the evenings main card. It was really a head-scratching booking, as Mike Pierce is currently riding a 4-fight win-streak,...

Aug 21, 2013 9:55 am

Report: Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares In The Works

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Mike Pierce is likely going to be welcoming Rousimar Palhares to the UFC’s welterweight division on October 9. October 9 is the date for UFC Fight Night 29 which is set to go down on Fox Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce...

Jul 10, 2013 10:56 am

Mike Pierce Motivated By Sponsor Pay & Main Card Slot

“Sponsors pay more money for the primetime airtime. So yeah, it’s going to be a little different than if I’d been higher up on the card, but this was another opportunity to get myself in that spot and make more money on sponsors. Hopefully that happens… The only guys I’ve lost to are guys who...

Jul 16, 2013 8:53 am

Pierce Camp Makes Case For Bout Against Shields

“We’d really like to fight Jake Shields next. A little bit of that is availability. Both of those guys are coming off wins in the last couple months. We feel that stylistically, both guys are good on the ground so it could be a good place for Mike to really showcase his striking and his...

Aug 22, 2017 6:17 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Jon Jones’ failed drug test

It sucks, but it’s true. Jon Jones failed a drug test in the buildup to UFC 214, and all signs point to his being stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title in the coming hours. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation...

Feb 1, 2017 10:49 am

Josh Koscheck to make Bellator debut on February 18

Back in June of 2015, it was announced that Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran and former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck had signed with Bellator MMA. Almost two years later, the veteran still hasn’t set foot in the promotion’s cage. On February 18, that will finally change. On Tuesday afternoon, Bellator sent out a press...

Oct 1, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Rousimar Palhares knocked out cold with uppercut

Michał Materla KO's Rousimar Palhares at KSW 36. Uppercut from hell. Damn damn damn. pic.twitter.com/Y69FeSde2Z — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) October 1, 2016 Friday evening, former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares stepped into the cage in Poland to square off with Michal Materla. Palhares, who was looking to bounce back from his KO loss to Emil...

Sep 9, 2016 8:48 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares looking nearly unrecognizable in new picture

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares is widely believed to possess some of the best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. With 15 of his 18 wins coming by way of submission, not many fighters want to go to the ground with ‘Toquinho’. Unfortunately, the same submissions that leave MMA fans stunned, have also got Palhares into...

Dec 15, 2015 11:22 am

TUF 22 Finale medical suspensions: Edgar walks away injury free

At the TUF 22 Finale fight fans saw Frankie Edgar knock out Chad Mendes early in the first round. In addition we saw Ryan Hall win season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter, and a fight of the year candidate between Edson Barboza and Tony Ferguson. Below are the TUF 22 Finale medical suspensions courtesy of...

Dec 15, 2015 2:41 am

TUF Finale 22 salary report – Frankie Edgar takes home fattest paycheck

Last week had an exciting week of fights with three consecutive UFC events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Friday’s TUF 22 Finale payouts were released with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar topping the list of paid fighters. The TUF 22 Finale payouts included: Frankie Edgar: $360,000 (includes $180,000 win bonus) def. Chad Mendes: $82,000 Ryan...

Dec 12, 2015 9:25 am

Reebok pays out $142,000 to TUF 22 Finale fighters

Last night fight fans saw an action packed night of fights that was topped off by Frankie Edgar knocking out Chad Mendes in the first round of their scrap. In addition, Jiu-Jitsu ace Ryan Hall was able to defeat Artem Lobov via decision to win season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter. Following the event, MMAJunkie...

Dec 11, 2015 6:37 pm

TUF 22 Finale results: Ryan LaFlare wins via decision

Although Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike Pierce started out slow, it finished with the crowd on the edge of their seats! While Pierce looked hesitant to let his hands go in the first round, he was able to put things together in the second round, landing a flurry that backed LaFlare up to the cage. In...

Dec 11, 2015 5:17 pm

TUF 22 Finale live results stream 

Unable to catch the action at the TUF 22 Finale tonight? BJPENN.com has you covered!  Check back for all of the live results as they happen. Main card (Fox Sports 1) Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes – Frankie Edgar wins via KO Artem Lobov vs. Ryan Hall – Ryan Hall wins via decision Edson Barboza...

Dec 10, 2015 9:13 am

REPLAY! TUF 22 Finale weigh-in

At 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) tune in as the stars of the Friday’s TUF 22 Finale hit the scales to make weight! The fight card is currently as follows: Main card (Fox Sports 1) Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes Artem Lobov vs. Ryan Hall Edson Barboza vs. Tony Ferguson Ryan LaFlare vs. Mike...

Aug 19, 2015 7:22 pm

TUF 22 Finale Will Take Place Dec. 11 In Las Vegas, Lauzon vs. Dunham Announced

The new season of The Ultimate Fighter is currently filming but the finale has already been announced. Set to take place on Dec. 11, TUF 22’s finale will go down in Las Vegas at the Palms. Two fights have already been announced for the card. UFC lightweights Joe Lauzon and Evan Dunham will square off...

Oct 29, 2014 5:00 am

WSOF’s “Mega-Event” Set For Dec. 13

World Series of Fighting announced today a highly-anticipated, welterweight (170 pounds) world championship Mixed Martial Arts main event showdown that has dubbed a “must see’ fight, between dangerous, reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (16-6) of Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil and fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and superstar Jon Fitch (26-6-1, 1 NC) of...

Oct 7, 2014 5:01 am

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Set To Headline WSOF 16

The bout WSOF fans have been waiting for will finally happen. Rousimar Palhares will defend his WSOF welterweight championship against Jon Fitch at WSOF 15 in December. The bout was originally scheduled to go down back in July, but Palhares withdrew from the bout after his mother became ill. The WSOF confirmed the bout with...

Jul 8, 2014 7:17 pm

Jouban vs. Baczynski Set For Fight Night 47

UFC Fight Night 47: St. Preux vs. Bader takes place at the end of summer, and it just picked up another bout. Alan Jouban, who will be making his UFC debut, will fight Seth Baczynski. Jouban is riding a two fight winning streak into the Octagon with back to back wins in the RFA. Seth...

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...

Oct 22, 2013 10:29 am

Rousimar Palhares Finally Admits He Held Submission Too Long

“No, I did not want to hurt him. In the heat of the fight I did not feel him tap. Afterwards, when I watched the fight I realized that I held on too long, but I really did not mean to hurt him. He is a fighter like I am and I know he does...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...