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Oct 5, 2014 10:45 am

Stephan Bonnar Attacks Reporter For Bringing Up Tito Ortiz

Aaron Tru was in the process of interviewing Stephan Bonnar on video about his upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz, when he suddenly found himself caught in a standing rear naked choke. Tru posted the following message on The UnderGround, promising that this was in no way staged. I just want to say this was not...

Oct 5, 2014 10:37 am

PHOTO | Fan Gets UFC Fight Night Halifax Tattoo

Yesterday night the UFC hit Halifax Nova Scotia for UFC Fight Night 53, featuring a headlining bout between Canada’s own Rory MacDonald, and Tarec Saffiedine. One fan found the event so important, he even had it permanently tattooed on his arm, right above a silhouette of Chuck Liddell. Check it out:

Oct 5, 2014 10:29 am

PHOTOS | Hilarious Fan Made Posters For Lauzon vs. Sanchez

It was announced on Friday that Joe Lauzon would be stepping in for Norman Parke at UFC 180 to face Diego Sanchez. Given the fact that both Lauzon and Sanchez both put on extremely exciting, and bloody fights, members of The UnderGround began making hilarious fight posters. Check out some of the best below:

Oct 5, 2014 10:19 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Raphael Assuncao’s Win Over Bryan Caraway

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Raphael Assuncao extended his win-streak to 7 with a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway, further making his case for a title shot. Below we have compiled some of the best Tweets from UFC fighters regarding the bout. Let's go @BryanCaraway ! — Leslie Smith...

Oct 5, 2014 10:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To MacDonald’s Win Over Saffiedine

Last night Rory MacDonald fought a very game Tarec Saffiedine in the main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax. The bout ultimately ended with MacDonald landing a devastating uppercut in the third round, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Below is a compilation of UFC fighters reactions to the bout: Awe Rory's...

Oct 5, 2014 9:50 am

Paulo Filho Denies Having Seizure

Last month, Paulo Filho was pulled at the last minute from his bout at Fatality Arena 7 after reportedly having a seizure. Now Filho is speaking out about the incident, insisting that he didn’t have a seizure, but instead decided to respect himself by not fighting due to emotional issues. Filho, who has had a...

Oct 5, 2014 9:38 am

Rory MacDonald Hopes UFC Took Note Of Win Over Saffiedine, Gives Him Title Shot

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald hopes that the UFC took notice of his TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine last night at UFC Fight Night Halifax and awards him with a title shot. Saffiedine had never been stopped in his professional career prior to last night. The win put MacDonald’s name undoubtedly in the title picture following...

Oct 5, 2014 9:29 am

QUICK TWITT: Mike Goldberg Announces Football Commentating Schedule

Earlier this summer it was announced that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would also be calling several football games for the NFL. Goldberg revealed which games he would be calling on Twitter earlier today. GREAT SUNDAY! My boss at Fox just said..Goldie..Week 6 Detroit at Minnesota..Week 7 Minny at Buffalo..and the Wild are in town!!...

Oct 5, 2014 9:12 am

PHOTO | Controversial Scorecard Revealed For Nelson vs. Story Fight

Yesterday morning during the reading of the scorecards for the main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm, one judge scored the bout 48-47 in favor of Gunnar Nelson, with the remaining two judges scoring it for Story with the score as 49-46, and event 50-44 with Nelson losing a rare 10-8 round. Needless to say,...

Oct 5, 2014 9:04 am

Saffiedine Has “No Excuses” For Losing To MacDonald

Last night in Halifax Nova Scotia, Rory MacDonald picked up a TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine in front of his native Canadian crowd, stopping ‘Sponge’ for the first time in his career. Saffiedine spoke with MMAJunkie following the loss: “I don’t really have an excuse, I came prepared, I had a good camp and I...

Oct 5, 2014 8:58 am

Assuncao Unhappy With Performance Against Caraway

Raphael Assuncao picked up a unanimous decision win over Bryan Caraway last night at UFC Fight Night Halifax, extending his win streak to 7, making him the owner of the 3rd longest active win streak in the UFC. Assuncao believes that the win over Caraway puts him in a position to fight for the bantamweight...

Oct 5, 2014 8:50 am

Rick Story Wants To Be More Than Tough, Wants Title Shot

Rick Story is coming off a win against Gunnar Nelson yesterday at UFC Fight Night Stockholm, however that doesn’t mean he’s content with his situation. Story spoke to MMAJunkie about his win, and what he wants to do next. “At this point, every performance is going to be one of the most important for my...

Oct 5, 2014 8:16 am

War Machine Writes Letter From Prison

Back in August Jon ‘War Machine’ Koppenhaver was on the run from police after brutally beating his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack upon finding her with another man in the house. War Machine was eventually apprehended and extradited to Las Vegas where he will have a preliminary hearing on October 17th. He wrote the following letter, which...

Oct 4, 2014 10:10 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: MacDonald smashes Saffiedine, earns 3rd round TKO

Rory MacDonald (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) defeated Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) via third-round TKO in tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 main event in Halifax. MacDonald was quick to take control of the center of the octagon in this one. Both fighters were tentative in the early minutes, but began opening up after a quick feel...

Oct 4, 2014 9:44 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Assuncao gets past Caraway with decision win

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 co-main event featured a key bantamweight battle that saw Raphael Assuncao (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) earn a decision win over Bryan Caraway (19-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC). Assuncao started the fight off quickly, landing a solid leg kick and a hard right hand. Caraway would respond with some good uppercuts from the clinch. Both fighters...

Oct 4, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Laprise dominates Cedeno to earn unanimous decision win

TUF Nations welterweight winner Chad Laprise (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) made it look easy tonight, scoring a unanimous decision win over Yosdenis Cedeno in Halifax. Laprise started off quickly, engaging Cedeno in the clinch position. After the fighters separated, Laprise began stalking Cedeno while landing a couple of solid shots. The constant forward pressure allowed Laprise...

Oct 4, 2014 8:45 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Theodorou remains undefeated, defeats Santos via decision

TUF Nations middleweight winner Elias Theodorou (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was able to keep his perfect MMA record intact, this by defeating Bruno Santos via judges decision at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 event in Halifax. Theodorou started off quickly utilizing some solid footwork to take control of the center of the octagon. Bruno Santos opened up...

Oct 4, 2014 8:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Taleb earns split-decision win over Jingliang

Nordine Taleb (10-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earned a hard fought split-decision win over Li Jingliang at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 54 event in Halifax. The pair of welterweights were happy to stand and bang from the fights opening bell. The fighters traded shots for the better part of 3 minutes before Jingliang used a judo throw to...

Oct 4, 2014 7:33 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Gagnon submits Salazar in opening round

Canadian bantamweight standout Mitch Gagnon (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) needed just over two minutes to put away opponent Roman Salazar. The opening 90 seconds of the fight saw both fighters exchanging punches, until Gagnon was able to land a takedown on Salazar. Gagnon used a quick transition to take Salazar’s back and promptly snuck in the...

Oct 4, 2014 6:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 53 Bonus Report

UFC Fight Night 53 produced $50,000 bonuses for four fighters, as Charles Rosa, Dennis Siver, Max Holloway and Mike Wilkinson all picked an added check for their respective performances today in Sweden. Max Holloway received a “performance bonus” for his first-round knockout victory over fellow featherweight Akira Corassani in the evenings co-main event. Meanwhile, Mike...

Oct 4, 2014 5:05 pm

“UFC Fight Night 54 MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” Official Results

The UFC caps off their second event of the day in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada this evening. The event, UFC Fight Night 54, is headlined by a welterweight fight featuring perennial contender Rory MacDonald taking on former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. In the co-main event, bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway will do battle,...

Oct 4, 2014 2:01 pm

UFC Fight Night 53: Story Snaps Nelson’s Undefeated Streak

Rick Story was once “The Next Big Thing” in the welterweight division. A loss to Charlie Brenneman in 2011 derailed his fast-track to the title and he was never able to regain his momentum after that. Gunnar “Gunny” Nelson was experiencing the same amount of attention from fans and media— and it was well deserved....

Oct 4, 2014 9:04 am

“UFC Fight Night 53: Nelson vs. Story” Official Results

UFC kicks off the first event of their double header today with a card headlined by Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story! The event will air live on UFC Fight Pass from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Join us here at BJPENN.COM for up to the minute live results and updates! Main card (On...