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Aug 30, 2014 7:54 pm

UFC 177 Results: Ferreira TKOs Overaggressive Nijem in Round 2

We are two fights into this “lackluster” pay-per-view and it’s already worth the $60 price tag. Ramsey Nijem and Diego Ferreira followed up an opener with a high-octane lightweight bout that saw somebody nearly go to sleep. Nijem was aggressive in his approach and he benefited from it in the first round, but paid dearly...

Aug 30, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC 177 Results: Medeiros Lands Rare Reverse Guillotine, Submits Jackson in Round 2

Yancy Medeiros’ submission skills have improved greatly since training at Gracie Academy with the Diaz Brothers. Medeiros was able to lock in a rare reverse guillotine choke to put Damon Jackson away in the second round. Medeiros loosened up and found a nice striking-distance quickly in the first round. He cut off Jackson’s clinch attempts...

Aug 30, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC 177 Results: Brunson Wrestles His Way to Decision Win Against Larkin

Derek Brunson was able to get out of the path of Lorenz Larkin’s fists as he wrestled his way to a unanimous decision victory. Brunson and Larkin closed out the preliminary portion of “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” with a slow-paced middleweight bout. Brunson utilized his elite grappling skills to shut down Larkin’s striking game...

Aug 30, 2014 4:23 pm

“UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” Official Results

“UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto” went down tonight from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. In the pay-per-view card’s main event, Champ T.J. Dillashaw made his first title defense against UFC newcomer Joe Soto, and won with a knockout in the fifth round. Soto came in on 24-hours notice, following the withdrawal of Renan Barao. Tonight’s results...

Aug 30, 2014 2:06 pm

UFC Boss: ‘Cancelling this event was never an option’

“[If] We cancel the show, some heavy shit has rained down on us if we cancel the show. First of all, Dillashaw is the only UFC champion out of Sacramento ever. He’s still fighting, he’s fighting in his hometown, he’s fighting a tough guy, a guy he just trained with a few weeks ago.” “I...

Aug 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Bonnar Intentionally Released By Dana White To Go Beat Up Ortiz In Bellator

Earlier this week we reported that Stephan Bonnar was packing up and heading back to SPIKE TV under the Bellator MMA banner. Now we have a statement from the UFC boss, explaining why he allowed his contracted Hall-Of-Fame fighter to jump the promotional ship, and it’s all about his longtime nemesis in Tito Ortiz. Via...

Aug 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Gustafsson: ‘I’ve Been Promised The Winner Of Jones vs. D.C.’

Top UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has broken his silence about his title shot predicament, and promises fans he will return to fighting whenver the UFC wants. Check it: (Via Facebook) “Me and my team had a great call with the big boss Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta. I got a guarantee that I will face the...

Aug 30, 2014 11:05 am

Cerrone dismisses Racism Claims: “One day I’ll see you Bobby Green”

There has been a lot of back and forth lately between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and “King” Bobby Green. If you haven’t heard the whole story, I’ll break it down into a quick summary. Cowboy slighted Green by dropping the fight he was supposed to have with Green at UFC 178 and taking a fight against...

Aug 30, 2014 11:02 am

Tyron Woodley Speaks on Hometown of Ferguson, MI

  Tyron Woodley recently sat down with Steph Daniels from Bloodyelbow.com to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Rory MacDonald fight, his ATT teammates, and his opinion of Bellator MMA’s new boss, Scott Coker. During the course of the interview, more sensitive matters came up, namely the confusing and highly controversial state of...

Aug 30, 2014 5:04 am

Pettis Slams Diaz: “I Definitely Want To Kick His A**”

Anthony Pettis spoke with UFC Fight Club members yesterday prior to the UFC 177 weigh ins, during the course of the Q&A a fan asked Pettis if he wanted to fight Nate Diaz given that Gilbert Melendez said Nate wanted to fight Anthony at any point during the filming of TUF. Pettis responded with: “I...

Aug 30, 2014 5:02 am

Dana White Slams Greg Jackson: “What Are You Doing?”

“It drives me crazy. First of all he’s fighting a 5′ 10″ unbelievable wrestler – that’s who he is facing in Daniel Cormier. [But] he’s training with 6′ 10″ no-wrestling, all-stand up kickboxer Alistair Overeem. And Alistair Overeem lands on his leg and busts his knee up and gives him a high ankle sprain. I...

Aug 30, 2014 5:01 am

Dana White Says Henry Cejudo Can Fight At A Heavier Weight, Or Not Fight At All

UFC President Dana White doesn’t plan on letting history repeat itself when it comes to Henry Cejudo. After the gold medal Olympian withdrew from his UFC 177 fight against Scott Jorgensen, White said Cejudo will get another shot to fight in the UFC, but it won’t be at 125 pounds. He spoke with MMAJunkie: “He...

Aug 29, 2014 8:44 pm

Gym Owner From GYM Rescue Clarifies Statements About Frank Shamrock

During the filming of GYM Rescue, Craig Marks, owner of T3 (Now known as Xcelerate Training), shoved Ken Shamrock during the filming. Rumors circled that he did so because of tension between the two due to Shamrock allegedly flirting with his wife. Marks clarified the rumors in an email to us in which he stated:...

Aug 29, 2014 7:35 pm

PHOTO | Felice Herrig’s Makeover For TUF 20 Promo

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig recently finished the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion in the UFC. Yesterday ‘Lil Bulldog’ posted the following picture on her Instagram prior to filming for a commercial to hype the show. Check it out:

Aug 29, 2014 7:06 pm

Dana White Says Barao Will Have To Have Another Fight Before Fighting For The Title

After withdrawing from a rematch against TJ Dillashaw to try and reclaim the bantamweight belt due to passing out while cutting weight, it appears Renan Barao has lost his spot in line for the bantamweight title. Dana White spoke to MMAJunkie about the situation: “This was his shot,” White said. “He was getting his rematch....

Aug 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Pros React To Barao Withdrawing From Dillashaw Rematch

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao was out of his UFC 177 rematch against TJ Dillashaw, our inside source informed us that Barao passed out while cutting weight and was unable to fight for his own safety. Stepping in on short notice was Joe Soto, who was scheduled to fight Anthony Birchk on the...

Aug 29, 2014 5:34 pm

UFC 177 Staredown Photos

Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Damon Jackson vs. Yancy Medieros

Aug 29, 2014 5:11 pm

UFC 177 Weigh-In Results, Two Fighters Miss Weight

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto takes place tomorrow night at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento California, and the weigh ins for the event were just held. Below is the complete list of fighter weights for the event. * indicates that the fighter missed weight, and will be given two hours to successfully weigh in....

Aug 29, 2014 4:57 pm

Soto Gets Main Event Title Shot In UFC Debut

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao was forced out of his bout against TJ Dillashaw tomorrow night at UFC 177. An inside source close to Barao told us that the former bantamweight champion passed out while cutting weight and for his own safety wouldn’t fight. Stepping in for him however is a UFC newcomer,...

Aug 29, 2014 4:40 pm

TJ Dillashaw Disses Barao For Pulling Out Of Rematch: “He’s Scared”

Earlier today news broke that Renan Barao had withdrawn from his fight with TJ Dillashaw for ‘unknown reasons’, however an inside source close to Barao told us that Barao passed out while making weight, which was why he was forced from the card. As a result, Joe Soto, who was scheduled on the preliminary card,...

Aug 29, 2014 3:22 pm

BREAKING: Barao Passes Out While Cutting Weight, Pulls Out Of UFC 177

We have exclusive insider information from an extremely reliable source on the ground that Renan Barao has passed out while cutting weight for his fight against TJ Dillashaw tomorrow at UFC 177, and as a result has pulled out of the fight. The weigh-ins for the event are scheduled to start in less than an...

Aug 29, 2014 2:49 pm

LIVE STREAM! Watch The UFC 177 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (7PM ET)

The weigh-ins for UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II take place tonight at 7P.M. ET, you can catch the live stream of the event right here on BJPENN.com The ilneup for UFC 177 is as follows: Main Card: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao for bantamweight title Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe...