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Mar 19, 2014 6:54 pm

Newly Signed UFC Fighter Retires Prior To Debut

32 year-old Canadian light-heavyweight, Steve Bosse, recently got the call all fighters dream of. An offer to fight for the UFC. With his debut set opposite Ryan Jimmo, Bosse, was poised to make a splash inside the Octagon and try to improve upon his, already impressive, 10-1 pro-record. An unfortunate shoulder injury forced his cancellation...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens headlines UFC Fight Night in San Antonio

UFC officials announced today that a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Jeremy Stephens (23-9 MMA, 10-8 UFC) will headline the recently announced ‘UFC Fight Night’ event in San Antonio. The “UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens” event, which goes down June 28 live from the AT&T Center, will mark the...

Mar 19, 2014 9:55 am

Johny Hendricks Injured, Goes In For Surgery Monday

Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, was right when he told the media he thought something was wrong with his arm. Apparently, it’s a torn Bicep. While appearing on Los Angeles Radio station, KROQ, this morning, the champ confirmed that he will go into surgery on Monday to repair the muscle and rehab should...

Mar 19, 2014 9:28 am

Woodley Not Happy With Rogan Commentary

“They’re punishing you for being physically fit. I think Joe Rogan is horrendous for his commentary that he did for that fight. Everything was, ‘Oh, Tyron threw a hard bomb but Carlos took it. He’s got such a great chin. Oh, Tyron has a takedown. Look at Carlos. He’s doing the mission impossible guard [mission...

Mar 19, 2014 9:20 am

With New Motivation, Shogun Wants K.O. Over Hendo This Weekend

“I have always been with great coaches, but I lacked motivation. With the training here in São Paulo my motivation raised again because I’m just another fighter. In Curitiba, the coaches were hired by me and they were focusing only on me. Now, here in São Paulo, I have good athletes that help me like...

Mar 19, 2014 8:43 am

305,000 Tune In For UFC 171 Prelims On FS2

Last Saturday’s UFC 171 event crowned our new welterweight champion. You didn’t have to tune in to FOX Sports 2 to catch this historic moment, you just had to fork out enough coin to buy the pay-per-view. However, there were fights on FOX Sports 2 as well last Saturday. As part of the lead up...

Mar 19, 2014 8:29 am

Barboza On His Love For America Food

“You get perfect Brazilian food. I eat, my whole life, in Brazil, you know? But, that food, I love American food, man. My favorite is American breakfast. Like bacon, pancakes, eggs. In Brazil, breakfast like a bread, coffee, fruit, that’s it. But here… First time, that’s funny. My first day in America. My friend get...

Mar 19, 2014 8:22 am

Woodley Thinks The UFC Wants Rory MacDonald To Replace The GSP Void

“I think that anybody is in some form of media and spectators, the good stories always make the front page. What people fail to realize is that it was seven minutes into the fight, I was winning the fight, I won the first round, I won the first two minutes of the second round, and...

Mar 19, 2014 8:07 am

Mysterious Hand Injury May Sideline Michael McDonald

When injuries occur to MMA fighters, they are usually discovered immediately. Sometimes they are right before a fight, and a lot of times right after a fight. Whenever they occur, they are usually quickly diagnosed and treated. But for top 10 Bantamweight Michael McDonald, a mysterious unnamed injury may be sidelining him from any near...

Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FS1 Blog, Part 1

Dana’s UFC on FS1 vlog is a look behind the scenes at UFC 169 and UFC 170 getting ready for UFC on FS1 Shogun vs Henderson 2. Live and FREE this SUNDAY on Fox sports 1! 7pm/4pm ETPT

Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

Njokuani vs. Pichel Slated for UFC 173 in May

  Two lightweights have been added to May’s UFC 173. Anthony Njokuani (16-7) will face Vinc Pichel (8-1), UFC officials announced Tuesday.  Njokuani KO’d Roger Bowling at UFC on FOX 7 in April 2013. An injury forced him off UFC Fight Night 30. At 2012’s TUF 16 Finale, Pichel suffered a KO loss at the...

Mar 19, 2014 7:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Hendo vs. Shogun First Fight (Full Replay)

Former Strikeforce and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson returned to the UFC for a five round epic against former UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Relive the incredible first battle before the rematch at Fight Night Natal.

Mar 19, 2014 6:12 am

Tryouts for the first all-women TUF series to be held April 28

  In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Daniel Sarafian Moves To Welterweight – Meets Kiichi Kunimoto At UFC 174

Former “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finalist Daniel Sarafian is going to try his luck at welterweight. Sarafian will be making the cut from middleweight (185) to welterweight (170) in preparation for a bout with Japanese mainstay Kiichi Kunimoto, at UFC 174 this June. The show will emanate out of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Sarafian looked like a strong...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...

Mar 18, 2014 7:05 pm

GSP to Hendricks: You want to fight me? Stick around for a bit

Former UFC champion Georges St. Pierre recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA HOUR,” where he discussed this past Saturday’s title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, which was for the welterweight strap that he vacated just months ago: “I was just watching it as a fan and it was a...

Mar 18, 2014 6:23 pm

Showtime Pettis: I’m going to knock out Melendez and then shut up Diaz

During a Q&A session this past Friday prior to the weigh-ins for UFC 171 in Dallas, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was asked how he plans to defeat his next opponent Gilbert Melendez: “I’m not going to take him down,” stated Pettis. “I’m probably going to knock him out.” Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will...

Mar 18, 2014 11:47 am

PHOTO GALLERY | The Evolution of UFC Posters 1993 – 2013 (Full Catalogue)

We’ve seen a lot of evolution in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts over the years, especially in The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since UFC 1, the UFC has been captivating fight fans and getting martial arts obsessed athletes to take up multiple disciplines. They’ve changed the way fighting takes place on a global level. Something...

Mar 18, 2014 11:33 am

POLL | Who Should Hendricks Fight Next?

The Hendricks’ title reign started last weekend when Johny successfully captured UFC gold in the main event of UFC 171. With GSP out of the picture, and a new champion in place, the UFC’s welterweight division is now alive and thriving. There are several eligible fighters chomping at the bit to get the first crack...

Mar 18, 2014 11:03 am

Big Changes To BJPENN.COM Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis March has been a busy month for the UFC, with 3 events in 3 weeks, and another this Sunday, several changes were made to our rankings, mostly in the welterweight division. Below are the changes that have been made, and as always, head on over to the rankings section of our...

Mar 18, 2014 10:59 am

VIDEO | EA UFC Gameplay Trailer

The people over at EA Sports have released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming EA UFC video game due this Spring.

Mar 18, 2014 10:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dan Henderson’s Infamous H-Bomb K.O. Over Bisping

While we wait for Dan Henderson to return to action this weekend in Brazil, let’s relive one of his career defining moments. Michael Bisping had won three straight bouts before running into Dan Henderson. Specifically, the overhand right of Henderson. The UFC veteran “Hendo” stopped Bisping in his tracks and handed the Brit just his...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...

Mar 18, 2014 10:15 am

POLL RESULTS: Is The UFC’s Fight Pass A Hit Or Miss?

In our most recent MMA poll here at BJPENN.COM we asked our fans to vote on the success of the UFC’s on-line broadcasting service, UFC Fight Pass. Several original programs are scheduled for the new platform, and with a $9.99 price tag, there’s a mix of opinions out there. We ran this poll from the...

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...