Jeremy Stephens News

Sep 21, 2017 4:23 pm

Jeremy Stephens Posts a Savage Belated Comeback to McGregor’s Infamous Line

Jeremy Stephens was able to put on a great performance against scrappy veteran Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215, but there’s one exchange he’d like to forget. Back at the UFC 205 press conference, he tried to zing Conor McGregor on the spot by saying he’s the ‘hardest hitting 145er’ up there. Quick-witted McGregor clapped back...

Sep 19, 2017 4:14 pm

Jeremy Stephens Calls Out Korean Zombie and Gets Trolled by the Man Himself

Jeremy Stephens is fresh off of beating Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 thinks to an absolute leg destruction, but he’s not slowing down yet. He almost immediately called out Jose Aldo for a potential scrap at the end of this year or early 2018, unfortunately it turns out that fight isn’t happening for some reason...

Sep 11, 2017 9:50 am

Jeremy Stephens wants a fight with Jose Aldo – and a pay boost

Over the weekend, on the main card of UFC 215, long-time featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens picked up one of the best wins of his career, blasting former Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez to a lopsided, unanimous decision win. With this win, Stephens set himself up for more big fights inside the talent-rich UFC featherweight division....

Sep 9, 2017 7:42 pm

Jeremy Stephens Beats Melendez by Violently Destroying his Leg

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gilbert Meledez makes his featherweight debut against “Hardest Hitting 145er” Jeremy Stephens. As soon as this fight was announced, fight fans probably bought fireworks to shoot off in celebration. It’s two scrappers who aren’t going to back down. It’s like they fight on treadmills that are facing each other. Mostly...

Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Feb 6, 2017 6:45 am

Jeremy Stephens calls out the Korean Zombie for April fight

Jeremy Stephens is keen to channel Rick Grimes and do some zombie hunting. The brick fisted featherweight recently took to social media to campaign for a bout with Chan Sung Jung – better known as “The Korean Zombie.” Stephens hopes the UFC will put this fight together for the UFC’s planned April 15 debut in...

Dec 29, 2016 12:16 pm

Jeremy Stephens & Cody Garbrandt explain scuffle backstage

Thursday morning during the UFC 207 early weigh-ins, UFC bantamweight title challenger Cody Garbrandt, and UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens, who is a teammate of Garbrandt’s opponent Dominick Cruz, were involved in a bit of an altercation backstage. While there has been no video of the altercation, footage of security guards quickly darting backstage to handle...

Dec 27, 2016 6:50 am

Featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens calls for fight with Clay Guida

Last month, on the undercard of the massively hyped UFC 205, long-time featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens came up short in a fun fight with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Though he nearly finished his foe with a second-round head-kick, Stephens was outworked for the rest of the fight, culminating in a clear unanimous win for...

Nov 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Coach says Frankie Edgar’s camp for Jeremy Stephens fight was his worst ever

Earlier this month, in the final bout of the UFC 205 undercard, former lightweight champion and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar took on the dangerous Jeremy Stephens. Barring a moment in the second round where he was wobbled by a Stephens head-kick, Edgar would dominate this contest en route to a sound, unanimous decision win....

Oct 20, 2016 12:51 pm

VIDEO: This might explain Jeremy Stephens insane KO power

Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens was one of the hardest hitting lightweights in the UFC, and has definitely carried that punching power with him at featherweight. “Lil Heathen” posted a video of him training his striking while using resistance training. Check out the video of Stephens training his punching power for yourself! My speed & power...

Oct 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Jeremy Stephens looks HUGE in recent photo with welterweight champ Tyron Woodley

Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens must be one of the biggest featherweights on the UFC roster. The former lightweight posted a photo on Facebook recently with 170 pound champion Tyron Woodley, and ‘Lil Heathen’ looks bigger than the welterweight champ! See for yourself how Stephens stacks up size-wise with 170 pounders. 170 Welterweight Champ < 145...

Jul 30, 2016 11:49 am

Jeremy Stephens looking for unsanctioned fights with keyboard warriors

UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens made headlines early this week when he politely called out former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar for a fight at UFC 205 in New York. While there has been no word yet as to whether or not Edgar is willing to accept the fight, Stephens is looking for another fight. Specifically...

Jul 29, 2016 10:56 pm

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens calls out Frankie Edgar in the most polite way possible

.@UFC featherweight @LilHeathenMMA CALLS OUT 'tough as f****** nails' @FrankieEdgar! #PROcasthttps://t.co/w49kf4idII — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 29, 2016 Earlier this month Frankie Edgar had his 5-fight win streak snapped at the hands of Jose Aldo. The fight, which was for the interim featherweight title, would have secured Edgar a title fight with Conor McGregor....

Jun 12, 2016 3:45 pm

Jeremy Stephens wants to have a second fight with Anthony Pettis

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-5 MMA) recently announced that he would be making the drop to the UFC’s featherweight division. The former UFC lightweight champion is coming off three-straight decision losses in the promotions lightweight division and is looking to find new life at 145-pounds. Waiting for Pettis at 145-pounds appears to be the hard-hitting striker...

May 31, 2016 10:12 am

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens enjoying his UFC FN 88 victory at pool party

.@LiLHeathenMMA is celebrating his victory in style. #PROcasthttps://t.co/wQQEiSWWLl — FOX Sports: PROcast (@PROcast) May 31, 2016 On Sunday, Jeremy Stephens fought former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 88. The fight went to a decision, however it was Stephens who was given the unanimous decision win after a...

May 29, 2016 10:31 am

Jeremy Stephens plans on going full ‘kill mode’ against Barao

UFC featherweight slugger Jeremy Stephens will square off with former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas. “Lil Heathen” spoke to MMAJunkie about his gameplan for the fight with Barao. Here is what Stephens had to say: “The mindset is ‘kill mode,’” Stephens said....

May 26, 2016 1:10 pm

VIDEO | The knockout power of Jeremy Stephens

UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens is set to welcome former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao to the 145-pound division at UFC Fight Night 88. Stephens, who has come down from 155-pounds will look to make a statement over the former champion and has the capability to do so in devastating fashion. With 16 of his 24...

Mar 17, 2016 2:07 pm

Jeremy Stephens bashes Renan Barao on Twitter

This week it was revealed that former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao would be going up to featherweight to fight Jeremy Stephens on May 29th. While the reports have yet to be officially confirmed by the UFC, Jeremy Stephens took to Twitter today to start a war of words with Barao, also revealing that the...