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Feb 15, 2018 9:23 pm

Three Possible Match-Ups For Invicta Flyweight Champion, Jennifer Maia’s UFC Debut

The consensus number one ranked female flyweight in the world(at least to those that have been paying attention) has officially and finally joined the UFC roster. Invicta FC flyweight queen, Jennifer Maia made the announcement today on her Instagram page that she is now a UFC fighter. https://www.instagram.com/p/BfOGDUXnp5k/?taken-by=jennigmaia Everything in its time. Thanks for the...

Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm

UFC on Fox Tweets About Ben Askren, “maybe they know something I don’t….”

The “UFC” and “Ben Askren” have never been two things that have been synonymous with each other. At least not in a positive light… But lately, now that Askren is free of fighting obligations as a “semi-retired” fighter, talks between fans and pundits have heated up, maybe more so than ever before. Including from Askren...

Feb 15, 2018 1:50 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 70 // Curtis Blaydes

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT! 
 9:15PM ET- Our guest tonight is one of the biggest victors coming out of UFC 221 over the weekend, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. After taking some huge punches from Mark Hunt in the first round, Curtis was able to implement his game plan and dominate the “Super...

Feb 15, 2018 11:21 am

Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Jennifer Maia Gets Picked Up by the UFC

With the UFC’ women’s featherweight division still empty – even on the official website – the new women’s flyweight class is actively being built. The season of The Ultimate Fighter brought in talent and crowned their inaugural champion Nicco Montano, meanwhile Paige VanZant and Valentina Shevchenko have made their jump into the division. Now, the...

Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am

Bellator 194 weigh-in results: Headliners on point, Heather Hardy misses mark after mix-up

This Friday night, Bellator MMA will return to our screens with Bellator 194. On Thursday, the 24 fighters on the card took to the scale to weigh in for the respective battles. Unfortunately, the card’s weigh-ins were not without mishaps, as boxing transplant Heather Hardy missed weighed for her anticipated flyweight bout with fellow boxer...

Feb 15, 2018 10:12 am

VIDEO | Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione Explain Why The Bellator Grand Prix is Awesome

Why are MMA tournaments awesome? #Bellator194 headliner and grand-prix participant @roynelsonmma explains. Full story: https://t.co/sk0ip6v0GN pic.twitter.com/WKmJWvo7fb — MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) February 15, 2018 For those of us who have been following MMA since the beginning, we have fond memories of arguably the pinnacle of combat sports: The grand prix. Whether it be one night or a...

Feb 15, 2018 9:59 am

UFC 223 in Brooklyn gets clash of ranked featherweights

The UFC 223 lineup continues to get better and better. This anticipated card, which goes down on April 7 in Brooklyn, New York, has now been improved by a clash of ranked featherweights, as 15th-ranked contender Calvin Kattar will battle Brazil’s Renato Moicano, who is ranked 11th. This bout was first reported by Newsday. Kattar...

Feb 15, 2018 9:30 am

Report | Former UFC owner Frank Fertitta considering purchase of NFL Team

Frank Fertitta – brother of Lorenzo Fertitta – made a killing selling his stake in the Ultimate Fighting Championship last year. Billions and billions of dollars, to be more precise, and that sum was merely added to his already significant pile of gold. In the wake of this insanely massive transaction, Frank has made a...

Feb 15, 2018 8:36 am

Rashad Evans eludes to “contract problems” between Michael Bisping and UFC

For a few months, it looked as though former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would partake in the final fight of his illustrious career in the main event of the UFC’s March 17 stop in London, England. At the time, it looked as though his opponent would be a fellow veteran and long-time friend in...

Feb 15, 2018 6:33 am

CM Punk pegged as big betting favorite in potential MMA bout with Floyd Mayweather

Yes, you read that headline correctly. And yes, it is a ridiculous headline. But the fact is that we suddenly live in a world where undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and former professional wrestling star CM Punk might just clamber into the cage together for a weird throwback to the halcyon days of legal groin...

Feb 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Will Brooks Announces UFC Release, Joins PFL Million Dollar Tournament

When entering the UFC in 2016 as the 18-1 Bellator lightweight champion, “Ill” Will Brooks had plenty of hype surrounding him(as most champions from outside organizations do). Brooks was on an impressive eight-fight winning streak that included two wins over the former champion, Michael Chandler. Brooks made his debut against Ross Pearson and was able...

Feb 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Daniel Cormier Fires Back at Alexander Gustafsson for his Callout of Luke Rockhold

UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson are no strangers to one another. The two men met in one of the 205-pound weight classes greatest fights at UFC 192. The bout would go the distance and it would be Cormier who came out on top with the split decision victory and his first...

Feb 14, 2018 4:54 pm

Claudia Gadelha Returns at UFC 225 to Take on a Former UFC Champion and Invicta Foe

One of the oldest matchups, if not the oldest matchup in the strawweight division’s history is set to take place and hopefully happen this time. The UFC announced on Wednesday that the perennial top five strawweight contender and former title challenger, Claudia Gadelha is expected to make her return at UFC 225 when she takes on...

Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Derrick Lewis Wants $500K to Gas Out like Francis Ngannou

From steroid allegations to body shaming, Derrick Lewis has been all over Francis Ngannou after he came up short in his fight against Stipe Miocic. He was already criticizing the fighter, but this only intensified after Lewis found out Ngannou’s pay in the main event title fight at UC 220. If Lewis is able to...

Feb 14, 2018 2:04 pm

BREAKING | We May Know the Fate of Jon Jones By the End of This Month

Since Summer of last year, we have watched this whole Jon Jones controversy unfold like some sort of O.J. Simpson court case. We all know every detail by now. After his finish of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, it was all anyone could talk about it. Through all the samples, the passed lie detector test,...

Feb 14, 2018 12:22 pm

Michael Bisping Laughs at Chris Weidman and Picks Yoel Romero to Beat Robert Whittaker

Everyone is still talking about Yoel Romero’s finish — and his post-fight kiss — of Luke Rockhold from UFC 221. Despite missing weight, the consensus seems that he’ll still get the title shot against Robert Whittaker. After already being fined and losing out on a win bonus, he has been punished and did win the fight. It’s hard...

Feb 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione discusses “constant missteps” made by UFC

This weekend, in the main event of Bellator 194, former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione will return to the Bellator cage, where he will attempt to avenge a 2012 loss to Roy Nelson and advance to the second round of the promotion’s exciting Heavyweight Grand Prix. Now firmly embedded as a member of the Bellator MMA...

Feb 14, 2018 11:12 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Hilarious Response to Why He’d Never Fight CM Punk

Joe Rogan comments on beating CM Punk and losing to USADA pic.twitter.com/orNS00Go8B — Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) February 14, 2018 It seems like CM Punk’s return to the Octagon is getting closer and closer to actually happening, so now the MMA media are going through a serious case of déjà vu. The past repeats itself, the snake...

Feb 14, 2018 10:28 am

Frankie Edgar might “jump in there again” if Max Holloway isn’t ready after UFC 222

If things had gone according to plan, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar would be challenging Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title in the main event of UFC 222 on March 3. Regrettably, an injury forced Holloway out of this planned fight, which briefly left Edgar without an opponent. After several frantic days of searching, the...