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Mar 2, 2014 5:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 official with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil later this month for ‘UFC Fight Night 38,’ a fight card headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The event takes place March 23 live from the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The ‘UFC Fight Night 38’ event is now official with the following 12 bouts: FOX...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou set for ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ in Cincinnati

UFC officials announced today that a middleweight bout between Lorenz Larkin (14-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Constantinos Philippou (12-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will take place at May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ event in Cincinnati. After reeling off 5 consecutive victories to put himself in UFC middleweight title contention, Constantinos Philippou has since suffered back-to-back losses inside of...

Mar 1, 2014 9:55 am

Bellator Boss Happy With TRT Ban

“I’ve had the same opinion on [TRT], and the same stance on it since the first time I asked the question. I just never felt that the controls were tight enough to be able to allow it to occur. When guys use it it’s an unfair advantage. If you’re going to equalize the playing field,...

Mar 1, 2014 9:50 am

Rampage: ‘I signed with Bellator to beat the sh** out of King Mo’

“I knew I was never going to fight [Lawal] in any of the other organizations I was with, because I knew he wasn’t going to come. I think I can be 100-percent honest with you when I say that half the reason I signed with Bellator was because I was signing with Viacom — not...

Mar 1, 2014 9:21 am

.gif | Kim’s Spinning Elbow K.O. Over Hathaway (Replay)

If you missed this morning’s UFC Fight Night card in China, than you missed this fantastic finish in the main event. Dong Hyun Kim took out John Hathaway with a beautifully timed spinning elbow in the third-round of their fight. Here it is:

Mar 1, 2014 9:12 am

UFC Officials Announce Return Trip To China And September Card in Japan

Following this morning’s UFC Fight Night in Macau, China, UFC Executive Mark Fischer announced the promotions plans to return to the region. According to Fischer the UFC will return to The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on August 23 for another ‘Fight Night’ card and they head to Japan’s Saitama Arena on September 20. Broadcast details...

Mar 1, 2014 8:52 am

Kim, Mitrione Among Four ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonus Winners

This morning’s TUF China Finale card delivered non-stop action from the start to finish and in typical UFC fashion, four-men got handily rewarded for their efforts. Dong Hyun Kim and Matt Mitrione both received ‘Performance of the Night’ honors for their knockout victories and Nam and Tokudome walked away with the ‘Fight of the Night’...

Mar 1, 2014 5:57 am

TUF China Finale Results: Mitrione Drops Jordan, Picks up KO Win in Round 1

Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan may collectively possess the most relaxing walk out music in the world. Once the fight started, though, these guys were anything but relaxed. Their offense was intelligent, but it was more of an organized chaos as they were looking for heavy shots to land from the get-go. Shawn Jordan attempted...

Mar 1, 2014 5:37 am

TUF China Finale Results: Hioki Outlasts Menjivar and Earns Decision Win

Hatsu Hioki and Ivan Menjivar had the honors of kicking off today’s UFC Fight Pass event’s main card with an exciting bout that went to decision. Ivan Menjivar did a good job at finding a comfortable striking distance early on in the second round, but Hatsu Hioki’s grappling skills overpowered any offense Menjivar was building...

Mar 1, 2014 5:12 am

‘TUF China Finale’ Main Card Play-By-Play & Results

‘The Ultimate Fighter China: Kim vs. Hathaway’ event went underway this fine morning in Macao, China. In the main event, Dong hyun Kim fought John Hathaway in a welterweight contest. Today’s event took place exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. If you’re an early riser like us, or just need to catch up on today’s card,...

Mar 1, 2014 5:01 am

‘TUF China Finale’ Preliminary Card ‘Quick Results’

‘The Ultimate Fighter China: Kim vs. Hathaway’ event is underway this fine morning in Macao, China. In the main event, Dong hyun Kim will face of with John Hathaway in a welterweight contest. Today’s event takes place exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. If you missed the preliminary portion of the card, here are the results...

Mar 1, 2014 12:01 am

Alvarez vs. Chandler III Headlines Bellator’s First Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 17th

MMA’s latest trilogy will occur on Saturday, May 17th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Michael Chandler in one of the most highly anticipated fight of 2014, live on Pay-Per-View. Location and ticket information will be made available shortly. The main event is the third installment in this epic MMA...

Feb 28, 2014 7:46 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: King Mo Earns Unimpressive Decision Win Over Zayats

King Mo Lawal showed improvements since his last outings in the Bellator cage. He kept his hands high in anticipation of Zayats’ shots and was more aggressive in controlling where the fight would go. King Mo did a good job in landing shots early on in the fight, but Zayats started to find his range...

Feb 28, 2014 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Bessette Picks Up Split Decision Win over Nunes

Matt Bessette will be joining Desmond Green in the semi-finals of the featherweight tournament. The fight opened with a lot of blocked shots from Nunes and Bessette and it was clear they did their homework on each other. Bessette seemed more methodical in his approach of attack while Nunes countered wildly and continuously pressed forward,...

Feb 28, 2014 6:27 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Green Defeats Richman, Advances to Featherweight Semi-Finals

Mike Richman and Desmond Green kicked off the tenth season of Bellator tonight with their first-round featherweight tournament bout. Mike Richman was the first to find a comfortable striking distance as he started to pick apart Desmond Green at the end of the first with decent combinations. Green also absorbed some hard leg kicks in...

Feb 28, 2014 2:55 pm

‘Bellator 110: Rampage vs. M’Pumbu’ Results

Tonight from The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, Rampage Jackson returned to action in the Bellator 110 main event. The action kicked off at 3:30 PM PT for the prelims and 6 PM PT for the night’s main card. BJPENN.COM provided live results of the bouts as they went down. Enjoy the fights! RESULTS: MAIN...

Feb 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results Will Not be Released to the Public

While the MMA world continues to reel from the aftermath of the NSAC’s decision to immediately ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, more news continues to come out about the most prominent user of TRT, Vitor Belfort. First he was removed from his title fight with Chris Weidman in May. In an initial statement,...

Feb 28, 2014 2:10 pm

Dustin Porier vs Akira Corassani added to TUF Nations Finale

The UFC just added a bout between two streaking featherweights to The Ultimate Fighter: Nations finale, where Dustin Porier (15-3, 7-2 UFC) will fight Akira Corassani (12-3, 3-0 UFC). Dave Deibert of Postmedia News first announced the bout. While both fighters are on winning streaks, the match up is a bit odd. Porier is number...

Feb 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Fighting Odds: Chris Weidman Opens as -225 Favorite Over Lyoto Machida

  The big news of the day was that Vitor Belfort is out of UFC 173 and Lyoto Machida is in. Machida will now fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014, for the UFC middleweight title. Thanks to Sportsbook, we have the opening betting lines for the title fight. Chris Weidman- -225...

Feb 28, 2014 2:06 pm

Jessica Eye passes recreational drug test following UFC 170

Jessica Eye (10-2 MMA) may have suffered the first loss of her UFC career at this past weekend’s UFC 170 event in Las Vegas, but according to a report from MMAFighting.com, she did pass her recreational drug test. According to Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar, Eye took a performance-enhancing drug test prior to her UFC 170 bout with Canadian...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 28, 2014 11:49 am

Hope For Users – New Jersey Will Not Follow Nevada’s TRT Ban Just Yet

Who would have thought that a decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban TRT exemptions would have this profound of an impact? The reactions and news just keeps on coming following their decision. It’s known that the NSAC has very strong influence over other commissions, but it seems that the New Jersey...