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Sep 17, 2015 10:29 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Hit List Is Impressive

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been absolutely dominant, especially in her last two fights, where she dethroned Carla Esparza and beat up challenger Jessica Penne. She’s now set to co-headline UFC 193 and will take on Valerie Letourneau, a fellow striker, in a five round scrap. Not a lot of fans know much about...

Sep 17, 2015 10:15 am

WATCH! Josh Thomson Ready To Perform In Front Of Hometown Crowd

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC fighter Josh Thomson will get to make his Bellator MMA debut in front of his home crowd, in San Jose, CA. He’ll be fighting Mike Bronzoulis at this Saturday’s historic Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event. It will be the first of its kind, featuring both a cage for MMA fights and...

Sep 17, 2015 5:46 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Tournament Fighters Pass Out-Of-Competition Drug Tests

Good news, all the fighters in this Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ tournament have passed their out-of-competition drug tests. The news comes from California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive officer Andy Foster. The tournament will include Phil Davis, King Mo Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell. The winner of the tournament will be crowned tournament champ and...

Sep 17, 2015 5:34 am

If Not For Scott Coker, Josh Thomson Might Be Retired Right Now

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson most recently fought for the UFC. Now, in his next fight, he’ll be in the Bellator MMA cage. Thomson fought four times in the UFC but will now test the waters in a new promotion. There was some controversy surrounding his departure from the UFC. The promotion came out...


Sep 17, 2015 5:18 am

Ben Askren Rematches Luis Santos at ONE Championship 34

ONE Championship’s Ben Askren and Luis Santos will meet each other in the cage once again. Their first fight ended in a No Contest. Now, they’ll run things back and give it another shot when they face off at ‘ONE Championship 34: Pride of Lions’ which goes down on November 13 in Singapore. The welterweight...

Sep 17, 2015 5:05 am

King Mo: ‘MMA’s Entertainment, Not A Sport’

This topic seems to be up for debate. There are fighters and fans who call MMA a sport and believe that it is so. Then there are those who disagree with that terminology and say MMA is entertainment, not a sport. Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal sides with the latter. He recently spoke with MMAFighting and...

Sep 17, 2015 4:42 am

Joey Beltran: “After The Newton Fight, My Wife Really Wanted Me To Retire”

Bellator middleweight standout Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) is busy preparing for his September 25 battle with Kendall Grove, which will serve as the co-main event for Bellator 143. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including leaving the sport of mixed martial arts on his own terms....

Sep 16, 2015 8:10 pm

Champ Liam McGeary Hopes Phil Davis Doesn’t Win ‘Dynamite’ Tournament

Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will take on Tito Ortiz this Saturday at Bellator: ‘Dynamite.’ Also taking place that night will be a four-man, one-night tournament that will determine the next challenger for the light heavyweight champ. Whether he wins or loses on Saturday night, McGeary really hopes Phil Davis does not win the...

Sep 16, 2015 9:39 am

Joe Warren On Diaz: ‘You break a law, you’ve got to deal with it’

The MMA world is still a buzz regarding Nick Diaz’s five year suspension and $165,000 fine, handed down by the Nevada State Athletic commission on Monday following his hearing for failing a UFC 183 drug test, which came back positive for marijuana. Although, his legal team argued that there were major inconsistencies with the three...

Sep 16, 2015 6:29 am

Josh Thomson: ‘Bellator Offered More Money Than The UFC’

Former Strikeforce and UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is now with Bellator MMA and set to make his debut in his new promotion. There was a little controversy when he left the UFC, with the promotion saying they released him, while he insists he made the choice not to resign. Thomson recently spoke with Sherdog and...

Sep 16, 2015 5:00 am

Beltran blasts Kimbo and Tito: “I would f*ck them up”

Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) will square off with Kendall Grove (21-15 MMA) in the co-main event of Bellator 143 later this month in Texas. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including potential future opponents. Beltran acknowledged that he would like to finish his career with...

Sep 15, 2015 9:33 pm

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Don’t Have The Advantage Anywhere’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA fighter Tito Ortiz will fight for the promotion’s 205 title this Saturday at Bellator ‘Dynamite’ when he takes on the champ Liam McGeary. McGeary’s coming in undefeated and taking on the vet Ortiz. Ortiz has been successful in his last few bouts and now looks to...

Sep 15, 2015 7:07 pm

Phil Davis Says Signing With Bellator ‘Reignited’ His Love For MMA

Following a loss to Ryan Bader, former UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis says he was unable to come to terms with the UFC regarding a new contract and ultimately made the choice to sign with Bellator MMA. A move he now credits with reigniting his passion. The light heavyweight is gearing up for this Saturday’s...

Sep 15, 2015 6:39 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #94 Ft. Urijah Faber

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...

Sep 15, 2015 4:00 pm

WSOF Featherweight Champ Lance ‘The Party’ Palmer Set For Dec. Fight In Vegas

The World Series of Fighting and Team Alpha Male fighter, Lance Palmer, will defend his featherweight title on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, according to ‘The Party’ himself. Palmer broke the news on Thursday’s episode of Stud Radio, saying that he’s able to give the date and location, but does not know the opponent yet....

Sep 15, 2015 1:55 pm

Liam McGeary: ‘Tito’s Got Old Man Strength’

This Saturday Bellator MMA will make history with ‘Dynamite’. They’ll feature both Bellator MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing fights in the same night, in the same venue, and at times going on at the same time. Also, we’ll get to see a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament to determine the next title challenger. In the...

Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am

Joey Beltran Reveals Which Opponent Hit Him The Hardest

Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) has squared off with some of the sports hardest hitters during his MMA career, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Stipe Miocic just to name a few. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including which opponent...

Sep 15, 2015 6:19 am

Joey Beltran: “$50k to wear a t-shirt?! When did this happen?!”

The UFC’s new sponsorship deal with Reebok has resulted in many headlines during the 2015 calendar year. Most of those headlines were of a negative nature, as many fighters complained that they were actually losing money because of the new uniform deal. During a recent interview with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor, Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran...

Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm

NSAC postpones Palhares’ and Magalhaes’ hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission were extremely busy Monday evening and will likely continue to be for the coming weeks as they field calls and e-mails for their verdict on the Nick Diaz case. Diaz was dealt a five year suspension for failing his post-fight UFC 183 drug test and was fined 33% of his...

Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm

“Stitch” takes jab at Dana White after getting picked up by Bellator

Jacob “Stitch” Duran couldn’t help but take one last jab at his former boss before making his way to the punch-clock of their competitor. Bellator MMA will be holding a historic event on Friday evening when “Dynamite” takes place in San Jose, California. Bellator President Scott Coker is running a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament...

Sep 14, 2015 10:55 am

NSAC reveals Jake Shields’ punishment for WSOF 22 incident

August 1, 2015 was a historic and extremely busy night in the world of mixed martial arts. World Series of Fighting chose to rival Ultimate Fighting Championship by running “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” while Rousey headlined “UFC 190”. Of course, Rousey and company outdrew WSOF, but who would have thought WSOF would be talked...

Sep 14, 2015 6:14 am

“Pitbull” Freire: Daniel Straus trilogy doesn’t make any sense

Scott Coker and the officials of Bellator made an interesting matchmaking decision when they booked Daniel Straus to face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for a third time despite losing the first two bouts. The featherweight championship will be on the line when champion Freire tries to secure his third win over Straus at “Bellator 145” on...

Sep 14, 2015 1:09 am

WATCH! Bellator MMA: Sit Down with King Mo

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is walking into SAP Center in San Jose California with his sights set on three men: Linton Vassell, Phil Davis, and Emanuel Newton. Bellator’s first “DYNAMITE” event will take place on Friday and will host a four-man, one-night light heavyweight tournament between the men above. Having a gameplan for just one...

Sep 13, 2015 10:38 pm

Paul Daley plans to be a two sport champion after kickboxing return

This Friday at Bellator and GLORY’s “Dynamite” event, Paul Daley will make his return to a kickboxing ring for the first time since October 2014. The welterweight is undefeated in the sport and will put his streak on the line with Fernando Gonzalez. This will begin Daley’s journey to becoming a two sport champion, following...

Sep 13, 2015 12:47 pm

Bellator MMA: In Focus with Tito Ortiz — WATCH!

In the latest episode of In Focus, we take a closer look at how Tito Ortiz’s passion for fishing helped set him on the right path and is preparing him for one of the fight’s of his life. On September 19th as the main event for Dynamite 1, Tito enters the Bellator cage in search...

Sep 13, 2015 7:02 am

‘Reebok kits make UFC fighters look like they’re in a cult’

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship struck an exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok, fight fans and fighters alike were reluctant to celebrate. The deal seriously impacted the income of several fighters, but now the premier promotion is getting criticism for how their attire looks! Bellator’s former Light heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton put the uniforms and Reebok...

Sep 12, 2015 7:48 pm

Josh Thomson: ‘No Doubt Khabib’s A Future UFC Champ’

Former UFC lightweight and current Bellator MMA lightweight Josh Thomson trains with top UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA and says that there’s no question ‘The Eagle’ will be a champ in the very near future. Khabib will return after a long layoff due to injury and face off with Tony Ferguson. Before being injured,...

Sep 12, 2015 2:39 pm

‘King Mo’: ‘Mayweather vs. Berto Will Be Exciting’

Bellator light heavyweight ‘King Mo’ Lawal isn’t sure why everyone is dismissing Saturday night’s Mayweather vs. Berto fight. The fighter, who will be competing in Bellator’s four-main one-night tournament, taking place on their ‘Dynamite’ event on Sept. 19, told the Three Amigos Podcast that he’s excited for the Mayweather fight and thinks it’s for sure...