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Sep 26, 2017 11:38 am

Undefeated UFC-signed fighter flagged by USADA before making Octagon debut

A fighter’s UFC career has been put on hold after the promotion was notified of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Undefeated Russian MMA fighter Azamat Murzakanov was flagged for a potential violation and will now have to go through the due process. The following is a statement from the UFC regarding Murzakanov: The UFC organization...

Sep 26, 2017 11:28 am

Emil Meek and Mike Perry Are Still Trying to Get a Fight at UFC 218

Mike Perry is coming off two big knockout wins — one in the second and his latest in the first round — and he’s wanting a super quick turnaround. He’s called out Robbie Lawler, but much like boy scouts, MMA fighters always need to be prepared in ever situation. Meanwhile, Emil Meek hasn’t lost since 2015 and...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

Gokhan Saki explains cardio issues in UFC debut

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his anticipated UFC debut. His opponent was Brazilian light heavyweight Henrique da Silva. Though Saki ultimately managed to put da Silva down with a crashing left hook in the first round, his win was not without flaws....

Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Report | Paige VanZant’s UFC 216 fight is off

Long-time UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant was expected to make the jump up to the new UFC women’s flyweight division at UFC 216 this October 7. Her planned opponent was UFC bantamweight star Jessica Eye, who was dropping down a division. Unfortunately, this compelling scrap has been nixed According to a report from Ariel Helwani...

Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am

Joe Duffy gets top-notch foe at UFC 217

Two of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders are set to clash at UFC 217, which goes down this November 4 inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. In one corner, we’ll have Irish Tristar student  Joe Duffy. In the other, we’ll have”The Texecutioner” James Vick. This bout was announced by UFC officials on...

Sep 25, 2017 7:27 am

Edmond Tarverdyan explains why Ronda Rousey didn’t do any media before UFC 207

Back in December of 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned from a lengthy hiatus and attempted to re-capture the title in a scrap with reigning champion Amanda Nunes. This attempt, as any fan will remember, went disastrously, as Rousey was brutally beaten down by Nunes in less than a minute. In advance...

Sep 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Dana White refutes rumor of Diaz vs McGregor trilogy fight at UFC 219

Earlier today Team FA reported that a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was set for December’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BREAKING: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have agreed a deal for a Trilogy fight!!! Las Vegas, 30th December 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/TlLmEQN5tH — Team FA (@TeamFA) September 24, 2017 However, that...

Sep 24, 2017 9:23 am

Tyron Woodley is not a fan of the UFC’s pound-for-pound list

The UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings list is always changing. When Jon Jones was ejected from the list after his latest USADA-bust, the rankings endured another tectonic shift, and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley isn’t impressed with the way they ended up. At present, the UFC’s pound-for-pound list has flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at number...

Sep 24, 2017 8:24 am

Dominick Cruz is ready to replace Cody Garbrandt or TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217

On November 4, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 217, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against an estranged teammate in former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. This is, by all accounts, one of the biggest and best title fights in UFC bantamweight history, which is why it would...

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 12:58 pm

Emil “Valhalla” Meek challenges Mike Perry to scrap at UFC 218, “Platinum” responds

UFC welterweight Mike Perry improved his record to 11-1 last weekend in Pittsburgh by scoring a first-round knockout victory over Alex Reyes. The win marked Perry’s second spectacular knockout in a row, as he had previously disposed of Jake Ellenberger via a viscous elbow at April’s UFC Fight Night event in Nashville. Following his victory...

Sep 23, 2017 9:27 am

Georges St-Pierre wants to “shock the world” at UFC 217 against Michael Bisping

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre will return to the octagon for this first time in nearly four years when he squares off with Michael Bisping for the promotions middleweight championship at UFC 217 on November 4 in New York. The last time fight fans saw “GSP” in action was at UFC 167 in November...

Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am

Pros react to Gokhan Saki’s impressive UFC debut

Kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly-anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan against Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, which saw both fighters have their moments, Saki was able to land a hook that absolutely floored Da Silva and put a stop to...

Sep 22, 2017 9:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jessica Andrade defeats Claudia Gadelha (Highlights)

A key strawweight scrap between former title challengers Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card in Japan. Round one begins and Gadelha throws a front kick to get things started. Jessica presses forward but Claudia catches her with a nice left hook. Both women...

Sep 22, 2017 8:43 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Dong Hyun Kim stops Takanori Gomi in Round 1 (VIDEO)

A lightweight scrap between PIRDE legend Takanori Gomi and Dong Hyun Kim took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Gomi comes forward and misses with a left hand. Kim replies with a body kick. Gomi presses forward and throws a combination. Kim responds with another kick...

Sep 22, 2017 8:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO’s Henrique da Silva (VIDEO)

A light heavyweight scrap between Henrique da Silva and Gokhan Saki took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Saki scores a knockdown right off the bat. Da Silva wants him to come to the floor but Gohkan wisely opts against it. Da Silva steps back up...

Sep 22, 2017 7:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Teruto Ishihara defeats Rolando Dy

A featherweight scrap between Rolando Dy and Teruto Ishihara took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 card in Japan. Round one begins and Ishihara presses forward quickly. Both men exchange kicks to start. Ishihara lands a huge left that drops Dy. He jumps on him with some ground and pound. Dy is scrambling but...

Sep 22, 2017 7:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jussier Formiga submits Ulka Sasaki (VIDEO)

A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Formiga gets things started with an inside low kick. He circles and lands a nice counter right hand over the top. Sasaki with some forward pressure. He grabs Formiga in the...

Sep 22, 2017 5:26 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Live Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card from Saitama Super Arena in Japan? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from all of tonight’s action. UFC Fight Night 117 is headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin...

Sep 22, 2017 8:06 am

Mizuto Hirota Pulled From UFC Japan After a Dangerous Weigh-In

As we reported yesterday after the early weigh-ins, Mizuto Hirota had a pretty gnarly trip to the scale. Tons of fans and media were posting following the appearance on social media, all concerned about the fighter’s well-being. He appeared to almost faint a couple of times, as well as being held up staff and his...

Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Alistair Overeem Praises Former Opponent Gokhan Saki Ahead of UFC Japan

Japan loves Alistair Overeem. From all his fights in PRIDE and multiple kickboxing matches in K-1, he became a legend in Japan way before he gained notoriety as a feared heavyweight in the UFC. It just makes sense that The Reem would be in Tokyo ahead of UFC Japan to enjoy the fights with the...

Sep 21, 2017 1:45 pm

UFC welterweight Matt Brown drops shocking retirement announcement on social media

UFC fan favorite Matt Brown is set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 120 against another fan favorite, Diego Sanchez as the two are set to fight on November 11 in Norfolk, Virginia. To much surprise, “The Immortal” announced on Thursday via social media that his fight against Sanchez will...

Sep 21, 2017 9:03 am

Jorge Masvidal explains how he’ll avoid a defensive stalemate with ‘Wonderboy’ at UFC 217

On November 4, on the main card of the stacked UFC 217, fourth-ranked welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will take on the division’s number-two fighter, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. This bout will serve as Thompson’s opportunity to rebound from back-to-back failed title bids opposite reigning champion Tyron Woodley – the first being a majority draw, the second...

Sep 21, 2017 7:08 am

Al Iaquinta gives some promising updates on possible UFC return

Ragin’ Al Iaquinta is one of the best lightweights in the world. Unfortunately, his gripes with the UFC have caused him to question his continued fighting career, and he’s been quite inactive over the last few years. Earlier this year, of course, Iaquinta did step back into the Octagon, dazzling with a thunderous first-round knockout...

Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

UFC Fight Night 117 weigh in results: Okami easily makes 205, one main card fighter misses

This Friday (Saturday morning in Japan), the UFC will return to the Saitama Super Arena, a combat sports stronghold just outside Tokyo, with UFC Fight Night 117. The card will be headlined by a bizarre light heavyweight scrap between established contender Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, and more...