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Feb 22, 2012 1:12 pm

UFC 144's Quinton "Rampage" Jackson looking to Knockout Bader for Japanese fans

By: Joshua Carey Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has returned to Japan for the first time since PRIDE 31 in 2006. Jackson, who spent five-years fighting in the country during his tenure under the aforementioned PRIDE banner meets Ryan Bader in the co-headliner at UFC 144’s pay-per-view inside Saitama Super Arena. With a professional career that spans...

Feb 22, 2012 9:05 am

Photo Gallery | UFC 144 Fighter's Around Japan

For the first time in the ZUFFA owned UFC era the UFC is in Japan. Japan is commonly considered as the birth place for Mixed Martial Arts and many cannot wait for this show to go down on Saturday. Continue on to the next page for some candid shots of the fighters while in “The...

Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Hioki vs. Palaszewski Booked For UFC 144 In Japan

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to fight on his home soil in February and it is none other than featherweight, Hatsu Hioki. Sources close to the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon that Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski is in the works for the UFC’s first ever show in the land of the rising sun....

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...

Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 144 In Japan

We knew it was coming and alas, we have a date and location for the lightweight tilt scheduled between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the fight to BJPENN.COM this evening. “UFC 144”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

Jul 5, 2015 1:42 pm

Booking Roundup: Gegard Mousasi Comes Back to Japan!

Once again, it’s been a ridiculous week in the world of mixed martial arts. Chad Mendes was named as the official opponent for Conor McGregor at UFC 189, but there were several other fights announced as well! Catch up with the news on this week’s Booking Roundup! UFC Fight Night 71: Sicilia Gets a New Opponent...

May 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Gegard Mousasi Wants Japan Scrap Against Belfort

  He just fought and lost this past Saturday, but someone is already calling for a fight with Vitor Belfort. UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi took to his social media to let the world know that he’s 100% down for a fight with Belfort. However, the fighter did have a few stipulations. First, it appears that...

May 20, 2015 12:15 pm

White Mistakingly Answers Mousasi’s ‘UFC Japan’ Challenge

UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi is coming off of a victory over Costas Philippou this past weekend at “UFC Fight Night 66” and he is looking to get back into the octagon as soon as possible. With the recent announcement that UFC will be making their return to Japan in September, Mousasi jumped at the opportunity...

Oct 8, 2014 4:09 pm

Sportsnet Cancels UFC Central With Showdown Joe

R.I.P. UFC Central – April 20, 2009 – October 01, 2014 After being on the air for over 5 1/2 years, my pride and joy, “UFC Central”, is no more. The final airing on October 01st, was a heart breaking one to record, but I am proud of the work that the Team was able...

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 161 Betting Odds: Woodley Opens as -185 Favorite over Jake Shields

Former Strikeforce 170 pounders Tyron Woodley and Jake Shields will duke it out at UFC 161 in June. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC) has opened up as a -185 favorite in this fight after coming off an impressive finish of Jay Heiron at UFC 156. The odds from BestFightOdds.com placed Shields at +145 in the upcoming...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Edition | UFC NEWS

The UFC is certainly spoiling mixed martial arts fans during the month of February. For the second time in two weeks the promotion has an exciting main event title fight scheduled. On February 2nd at UFC 156, Jose Aldo defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against former UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. It’s safe to say...

Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson added to UFC 159 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo (18-7-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27. Kongo last saw action in July of 2012, where he scored a win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 in Calgary. With the win,...

Dec 4, 2012 9:58 am

Mark Hunt vs Stefan Struve Likely for UFC on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

UFC is looking to match heavyweights Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve  at UFC on Fuel TV 8, which will be taking place in Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on March 2.  Bout agreements have yet to be signed but is expected to air on the FUEL TV main card. Hunt vs. Struve was supposed to initially take...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior to the fight...

Nov 14, 2012 6:38 am

UFC Confirms Dates for UFC 157, UFC on Fuel 7 & UFC on Fuel 8

  Last night on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight it was announced that the UFC has set dates for three upcoming events in 2013. All but one has a location. UFC 157 will take place on February 23 in Anaheim, CA. The last time the organization was at the Honda Center Junior Dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez...

Nov 8, 2012 9:46 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le Edition

  The UFC will end its nearly one month sabbatical when they host an event in China for the first time this coming Saturday. UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le will be held at CotaiArena in Macau, China, the televised portion will begin at 9am eastern time. The main event features former UFC Middleweight...

Nov 7, 2012 9:38 am

UFC On FOX 6 Shaping Up With Johnson vs. Dodson / Cerrone vs Pettis Additions | UFC NEWS

UFC on FOX 6 card begins to take shape a day after the UFC announced it would return to Chicago.  UFC officials on Tuesday announced on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight.” The main event will be the 1st flyweight title defense of champ Demetrious Johnson opposite top contender John Dodson.  Lightweights  Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone...

Oct 23, 2012 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis hospitalized with staph infection | UFC News

UFC lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis just can’t seem to stay out of the hospital. The former WEC lightweight champion, Pettis, has been plagued by a shoulder injury for more than a year. He recently “went under the knife” to repair the damaged shoulder and was expecting to return to the UFC octagon in January of...