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Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Feb 3, 2014 5:58 pm

Assuncao Loses UFC 170 Opponent, Wants Title Shot Instead

American Top Teams, Raphael Assuncao, has just lost his opponent for this month’s UFC 170 event. Fresh off a win over T.J. Dillashaw, the number 5 ranked bantamweight fighter thinks it’s his turn to fight for the UFC strap. He gave his thoughts to MMAFighting.com earlier today: “I want my shot against Barao. I’m the...

Feb 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for,  BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 3, 2014 9:14 am

Dana White: Aldo is not the P4P King

UFC President Dana White says that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not the P4P King, this following “Scarface’s” victory over Ricardo Lamas at Saturday’s UFC 169 event in Newark, N.J.. Despite sporting a 23-1 record, which includes a 17-fight unbeaten streak, the longtime WEC/UFC featherweight title holder is just lacking in finishes according to...

Feb 3, 2014 8:47 am

Urijah Faber Suffered Injury Prior to his Bout at UFC 169, Tore Hamstring During Training Camp

Urijah Faber lost a controversial championship bout against UFC Bantamweight Renan Barao last Saturday at UFC 169. Faber later on admitted he suffered an injury only eight-days into his training camp. MMAWeekly’s Erik Fontanez transcribed the following from the UFC 169 Post Fight Press Conference: “Eight days into this camp I tore my hamstring [and]...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Feb 3, 2014 8:18 am

UFC signs top Japanese prospect

A top 135-pound prospect has joined the ranks of the UFC. According to Bloody Elbow, Japan’s Michinori Tanaka (9-0) is the latest addition to the bantamweight division. Tanaka has been on the radar for awhile since he was the Shooto Rookie Champion in 2011, and he continued his unbeaten streak while dominating the PXC bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 3, 2014 8:01 am

Joe Rogan and his use of the “R-Word”

The main event of UFC 169 had its fair share of controversy, particularly with what many believed to be an early stoppage by Herb Dean. However, the oddness did not end there. During the post-fight interview with Urjiah Faber, long-time commentator Joe Rogan suggested that Chad Mendes could have the next shot at the Bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 7:59 am

2 Audience Members Stabbed In UFC 169 Stands

Saturday’s UFC 169 event took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.. Shortly after the events conclusion, reports began surfacing that fights in the audience had resulted in stabbings. Those reports were later confirmed by NJ.com and the Newark Police department: Two people were stabbed inside the Prudential Center during an Ultimate Fighting Championship...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

UFC 169 Medical Suspensions: 8 Fighters Receive Indefinite Suspensions

UFC 169 is a wrap and you know what that means…time for medical suspensions. None of the fighters in the two title fights received any, but overall there were 8 fighters who received indefinite suspensions. The New Jersey Athletic Control Board released the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 169. Jamie Varner received a...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

White Says Mir’s Future To Be Determined This Week

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has tried everything to get a win inside the Octagon. From TRT to a two-camp stint at Greg Jackson’s, the Las Vegas resident hasn’t found anything to assist him in getting out of his four-fight slump. His back’s against the wall, and while he insists that retirement isn’t an...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

Rogan Live Commentary Helped UFC 169’s Clint Hester ‘Not Blow His Wad’

UFC ringside commentator, Joe Rogan, is the best in the business. His insightful and technical breakdowns of fights have been educating fans for years on the action happening inside the cage. I always wondered if his, sometimes instructional, commentary ever made the ears of the fighter’s he’s talking about and according to UFC 169’s Clint...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React Harshly To Herb Dean’s UFC 169 Main Event Mistake

Wow, so, Herb Dean messed up Saturday night, in a pretty bad way, when he halted the action during Urijah’s ‘Thumbs up’ signing. Eeek!!! The twitter-verse instantly caught fire and we are just now getting those flames under control. Check out some notable reactions to the Faber vs. Barao stoppage:

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

Faber Open To Jumping Divisions For ‘Interesting Fights’

Following the disappointing ending to last weekend’s UFC 169 main event, Urijah Faber says that he’s open to making the jump up in weight for the fans. “I’m going to stay at 135, but if there are some big fights at 145, let’s hear what these guys have for me,” Faber said. “I would like...

Feb 3, 2014 4:30 am

Dana White Blasts Overeem For ‘Crappy’ UFC 169 Performance & Lesnar Callout

A win’s a win right? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Just ask Dana White. Last weekend Alistair Overeem took a rare approach in his bout against Frank Mir. The giant striker chose to coast through 15-minutes and secure an ‘error-free’ victory to keep his contract intact. Dana White was not impressed: “He fought safe....

Feb 3, 2014 4:29 am

Overeem Calls Out Brock Lesnar

Once wasn’t enough for the former Strikeforce, Dream and K1 Grand Prix champion, when it comes to Brock Lesnar. Following his one-sided decision win over Frank Mir at last weekend’s UFC 169 event, ‘The Reem’, took to his post-fight speech to call out his former foe. “I hear there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about...

Feb 3, 2014 4:25 am

Alistair Overeem Outstruck Frank Mir 139 to 5 – WOW!

Prior to last weekend’s UFC 169 event, Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem both desperately needed a win. Mir stated that even if he picked up his 4th straight loss, which he did, that he would not even consider retirement. Overeem did what he had to do to win the bout, and while they caught some...

Feb 3, 2014 4:20 am

Dana White: Faber Stoppage ‘Cherry On Top’ Of Catastrophic UFC 169 Event

Last weekend’s UFC 169 event broke the record for the most decision’s in one night. To top it off, the main event was stopped right when it was just getting started. During the post-fight press-conference an agitated UFC president touched on both: “Faber was blocking those shots; he gave the thumbs up. He (Herb Dean)...

Feb 3, 2014 4:00 am

.gif | Trujillo Floors Varner In Brutal ‘Lights-Out’ K.O.

If animated .gifs are your thing then it doesn’t get much better than this highlight from last Saturday’s UFC 169 event. Opening up the main card, Trujillo and Varner delivered what was hands down the most entertaining bout of the night. They were also the only fighters to get bonuses. In the end, Trujillo earned...

Feb 2, 2014 10:25 am

UFC President Dana White now says Brock Lesnar is not returning

It was a little over a week ago when UFC President Dana White declared that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to the octagon was “definitely a possibility.” After his win over Frank Mir at last night’s UFC 169 event, former Strikeforce champion, Alistair Overeem, took the time to address the rumors of Lesnar’s potential return, stating...