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Dec 9, 2013 11:18 am

Undefeated UFC prospect Myles “Fury” Jury receives BJJ Black belt

As one of the breakout fighters of 2012-2013, UFC’s Myles “Fury” Jury has put his talents to the test in thirteen professional mixed martial arts bouts, four of which have been tested inside the ultimate proving grounds; the Octagon, and his perfect record has remained intact. Five of his thirteen wins have come by way...

Dec 9, 2013 11:09 am

Carlos Condit Releases Statement Following Cancellation of Brown Fight

On Saturday we learned that the UFC on FOX 9 bout between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown had been scratched due to a Brown injury. Condit, through his management, released the following statement on the matter: “I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury. This was a fight that I was looking forward...

Dec 9, 2013 10:59 am

POLL | Who Wins Hypothetical Fight Between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg

This week, in the best MMA Poll on-line, we ask fans who would win a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg. The two female champions are bitter rivals, but weighty concerns and promotional boundaries are currently preventing this super fight from taking place. My recent talks with Cris prompted me to put this up...

Dec 9, 2013 10:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ozkilic to break new ground at UFC on Fox 9

  Alp Ozkilic will have the pride of a nation behind him Saturday when he steps foot inside the UFC cage. Not only is Ozkilic making his organizational debut at UFC on Fox 9 held in Sacramento but he will be the first Turkish-born fighter to compete in the Octagon. Ozkilic, an 8-1, 27-year-old flyweight,...

Dec 9, 2013 10:07 am

FULL EVENT REPLAY | Invicta FC 7 (Video)

Just last Saturday a star-studded cast of female fighters hit the Pay-Per-View airwaves with Invicta FC 7 in Kansas City and today, just two days removed you can watch the full event for free. Hit play above and enjoy!

Dec 9, 2013 9:54 am

Female Prospect Holly Holm Wants ‘Six Figures’ To Face Rousey

There’s no doubt that Holly Holm is UFC bound, the former world champion boxer comes from a fighting pedigree rarely matched in the sport. The one hold up for Holm appears to be the money on the table as the camp already admitted turning down the UFC’s initial offer. Now coming off of her latest...

Dec 9, 2013 9:36 am

Bisping on Kennedy: ” He’s Really Driving me up the Wall.”

Tim Kennedy’s relentless calling out of Michael Bisping might just pay off. In a recent fan Q&A before UFC Fight Night 33, he was asked about entertaining a fight with Kennedy. While recognizing that Kennedy is below him in most rankings, his reason for wanting to fight  the US Army Sergeant is quite simple. “Here’s...

Dec 9, 2013 9:18 am

Ronda Rousey makes Times 30 Under 30 List

Time Magazine has released their list of the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World, and our girl, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey made the cut. The list highlights 30 extraordinary people under 30 that are making a difference in multiple fields, such as Energy, Tech, Human Rights, and Politics. Rousey, and adventurer Parker...

Dec 9, 2013 9:11 am

PHOTO’s | Mark Hunt Breaks Hand In ‘Fight Night 33’ Main Event Against ‘Bigfoot’

Last Friday Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva put on a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in their UFC Fight Night 33 main event in Brisbane, Australia. The two heavyweight’s collided for five-straight rounds of action packed excitement that saw both fighters get battered, bruised and bloodied in route to a majority draw ruling by...

Dec 9, 2013 8:57 am

Prospect Watch: Holly Holm vs. Angela Hayes Full Fight Video

Holly Holm is quickly carving out a name for herself in Women’s MMA. The former boxing champion has her sights set on the big prize over at the UFC, but that isn’t stopping her pursuit of regional dominance. Enjoy her fight and check out part 2 on Page 2, right HERE.

Dec 9, 2013 8:19 am

UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio

The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket. Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday. UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in...

Dec 9, 2013 8:05 am

POLL RESULTS: Are you still a fan of Ronda Rousey?

13,000 people took part in last week’s BJPENN.COM poll, asking fans if Ronda Rousey was still worthy of your devotion as a fan. Following her stint on the UFC’s hit reality series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, many fans believe that Ronda Rousey is no longer the picture perfect poster child for women’s MMA. Internet chatter would...

Dec 9, 2013 8:00 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar Receives BJJ Blackbelt

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt from Ricardo Almeida over the weekend. The former champ and current featherweight fighter will now face off with BJ Penn at a yet to be determined place and time in 2014 as part of their TUF season 19 coaching gig.

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 7, 2013 2:05 pm

Watch Tonight’s WSOF 7 Event Live on BJPENN.COM (3P.M. PT)

The World Series Of Fighting promotion returns to action tonight with WSOF 7. WSOF 7 marks the promotions Canadian debut and puts their inaugural featherweight title up for grabs. Starting at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET viewers can catch the fights right here on BJPENN.COM. International viewers will be able to view tonight’s...

Dec 7, 2013 1:55 pm


Tonight BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of the ‘WSOF 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer’ event. We invite our international audience to watch our free live stream of the event in full RIGHT HERE. (U.S. audience must watch the main card on NBC Sports, but can still use THIS LINK to catch our prelims broadcast.) ‘WSOF...

Dec 7, 2013 1:50 pm


Invicta FC 7 goes down tonight from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City. BJPENN.COM will be covering the event live right here in this very thread, so follow along for up-to-the-minute results. The main card kicks off at 6:00 p.m. PT. RESULTS: Barb Honchak vs. Leslie Smith (flyweight title fight) -Barb Honchak def Leslie Smith...

Dec 7, 2013 1:49 pm

Claudia Gadelha Forced To Withdraw From Invicta FC 7 Title Bout Due To Illness

Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled title bout against Carla Esparza after contracting a bacterial infection. “Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines,” said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships....

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 7, 2013 1:32 pm

QUICK TWITT | Matt Brown Confirms Injury, 2 Discs In Back To Blame For FOX 9 Withdrawal

We recently learned that UFC welterweight Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Carlos Condit. On just one week’s notice this news caught many fans by surprise. Matt Brown himself just took to twitter to confirm earlier reports and explain what happened. Check it: Thanks for the support guys. I regret...

Dec 7, 2013 1:21 pm

.gif | Leonard Garcia Returned To Form With This Nasty K.O. Last Night

WEC and UFC veteran, Leonard Garcia has found some success on the regional circuit following his release from the UFC. Last night, for the Legacy FC fight promotion he obtained their FEatherweight world title with this first round K.O. over Kevin Aguilar. Check it:

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...