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Sep 4, 2013 12:12 pm

EA Sports UFC Video Game To Add Female Fighters

With the UFC’s backing, professional female fighters not only get their time under the bright lights, they are also getting supporting roles in the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game. Starting next Spring, players will “Feel the Fight” in the Octagon and experience the crippling power of Rousey’s signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate’s...

Sep 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Report: Following Latest Loss Koch Likely Headed To Lightweight

Top UFC featherweight and Duke Roufus trained fighter, Erik Koch, is reportedly considering a shift in weight class following his UFC 164 defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier. The highly regarded fighter opened up his MMA career on a massive unbeaten streak before running into division powerhouse Chad Mendes under the WEC Banner. Koch...

Sep 4, 2013 11:34 am

UFC 164 Suspensions Report: 12 Fights Forced On The Shelf

The damage has been assessed from the weekend’s UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 held in Milwaukee, Wis. Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services submitted the official results and suspensions for the event. New UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is suspended indefinitely and must provide clearance by physician of left knee. Benson Henderson is...

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Sep 4, 2013 11:19 am

UFC Fight Night 27 Drug Tests: All Main Card Fighters Test Clean

The Athletic Division of the Indiana Gaming Commission tested all 12 fighters from the main-card of UFC’s Fight Night 27, and it was confirmed today that all fighters had passed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All fighters from the main card of August’s UFC Fight Night 27 passed their drug screenings, confirmed today. Andy...

Sep 4, 2013 11:18 am

PHOTO | Rampage Jacksons ‘Street Soldier’ Comic Book Sneak Peek

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current Bellator Roster holder, Rampage Jackson, is putting his brand up in a new comic book series presented by Lion Forge Comics. His comic series, ‘Street Soldier’ was announced this past July in San Diego at the world-famous traveling event, Comic Con. We now have a sneak peek of the...

Sep 4, 2013 10:52 am

VIDEO | UFC 164 Phantom Cam Highlights

Did you see Benson Henderson get beat by Anthony Pettis? Did you see it on Phantom Cam? Check out the best of UFC 164 in super slow motion.

Sep 4, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Anthony Pettis Submitted Benson Henderson As A Blue Belt

‘There are black belts and then there are black belts’ Famous words from UFC commentator Joe Rogan who himself happens to hold a black belt rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, also holds a black belt in brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in his latest outing at UFC 164 he adorned his shorts...

Sep 4, 2013 10:36 am

Machida: Glover Teixeira Can Beat Jon Jones

“I believe Glover is the next champion. I don’t see anyone in the light heavyweight division to stop Glover Teixeira. Not even Jon Jones. We train together for a long time. To do well against him, you really, really need to know what you’re doing. He’s too strong for this division. He’s a heavyweight, and...

Sep 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Dana White Confirms TJ Grant vs. Anthony Pettis for Lightweight Title

After a whirlwind of injuries, card shifts, and late replacements, the past two PPV events have featured two title fights with opponents who weren’t originally booked. Well the only person to not benefit from the event modifications was TJ Grant (21-5), who was forced out of the UFC 164 main event leaving a title shot...

Sep 3, 2013 12:46 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader’ Weigh-in Results

Today’s 22-fighter weigh-ins ceremony for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 28 event went on without a hitch, as all fighters made their contracted weight for the UFC’s third trip to Fox Sports 1. The official UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader weigh-ins took place from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tomorrow...

Sep 3, 2013 12:39 pm

Ronda Rousey: I wouldn’t do TUF again for $10,000,000

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t have to be mad to fight

The No. 2 ranked flyweight in the world, Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), will return to the cage this Wednesday to take on Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. After suffering a split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September in his bid for the UFC...

Sep 3, 2013 12:05 pm

‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Bout Order Finalized

The lineup is set September’s UFC 165. The event includes bouts on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. UFC 165 will be held Sept. 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and the 13-bout lineup includes a pair of championship fights. In the main event, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) takes on Alexander Gustafsson (14-1). In...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Sep 3, 2013 11:59 am

Joe Riggs Hurt, Bellator ‘Fight Master’ Finale Postponed Indefinitely

  Joe Riggs, the heavy favorite in Bellator’s new reality series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered an injury that will delay the show’s finale scheduled for this coming Saturday.  Riggs partially fractured his orbital bone and suffered a retina detachment in training.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Bellator’s new reality television series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Sep 3, 2013 10:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Nate Diaz Spotted Training With Duane Ludwig & Team Alpha Male

Former UFC lightweight title challenger and younger half of the Diaz brothers clan, Nate Diaz, was recently down in Sacramento getting some training in with the world-renowned Team Alpha Male and their new head coach, Duane Ludwig. Nate Diaz has not seen action since his defeat to Josh Thomson back in April. The defeat marked...

Sep 3, 2013 10:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 28 Weigh-ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3PM ET)

UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader goes down tomorrow from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The same venue plays host to today’s official weigh-ins ceremony and you can catch the action right here on BJPENN.COM at noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET.

Sep 3, 2013 10:45 am

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30

UFC officials announced Monday that Norman Parke (pictured) and Jon Tuck are set to fight on the card of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place October 26 in Manchester, England.  Parke and Tuck were originally set to fight back in April.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters, Norman Parke and Jon Tuck, are...

Sep 3, 2013 10:44 am

Current MMA Lightweight Top 10

A look at the top ten Lightweights after Benson Henderson was dethroned as the 155 pound king by Anthony Pettis. Melendez should get the next shot after TJ Grant at Pettis if Gil can win his next bout, and Gray Maynard versus Josh Thomson makes sense should they both win their next fight (even though...