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Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

WSOF 24 Adds Nick Newell and Flyweight Title Fight

The World Series of Fighting continues to put on exciting shows and WSOF 24 will be no exception. They announced that Nick Newell will be making his return against Tom Marcellino and that they have added a flyweight title fight between Magomed Bibulatov and Donavon Frelow, who were supposed to meet for the vacant title...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

‘Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2’ Announced For Oct. 23

Bellator MMA today announced that their 144th event will feature a main event between Bantamweight champion Marcos “Loro” Galvao and challenger, and former champion, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas. The fight will be a rematch from a past bout and will headline the card, which will take place on Oct. 23 in Uncasville, Conn. Via Press Release:...

Aug 12, 2015 8:39 am

UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must Watch!

[ooyala code=”JpN2pzdjqWA8WOLaJwwNHph5i6sCiLAA” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] BJ “The Prodigy” Penn was inducted into the UFC hall-of-fame’s Modern Era wing this past July in Las Vegas. Cementing his legacy as one of the sport’s greatest fighters of all time, Penn’s story is best told by his fighting peers. Thanks to BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage and...

Aug 12, 2015 12:06 am

All Access! — Legends Bas Rutten And BJ Penn Talk Story Backstage! — Epic!

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Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am

Best Soccer Kick KO Ever?––You Decide!

#TBT to this crazy KNOCKOUT from Major Overall last year! Posted by Victor Cui on Thursday, August 6, 2015 This is a pretty brutal soccer kick, but do you think it’s the most devastating of all time?? Sound off in the comments! UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must...

Aug 11, 2015 5:28 pm

Bellator Signs Josh Thomson To Exclusive Multi-Fight Contract

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and, now, former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is now a Bellator MMA lightweight. The promotion announced today that they have reached an exclusive multi-fight contract with Thomson. The UFC choose not to renew the top lightweight’s contract and it looks like Bellator wasted no time grabbing him up. Via press release:...

Aug 11, 2015 12:32 pm

Bellator 143 Headliner Set Between Warren And Davis

Former Bellator MMA bantamweight champion Joe Warren will take on L.C. Davis in the main event at Bellator 143, taking place on Sept. 25 in Hidalgo, TX. Via press release: SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Joe Warren’s (12-4) road to reclaim the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship will begin on Friday, September 25 against...

Aug 11, 2015 12:31 pm

Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez Set For Glory Kickboxing Bout

Bellator’s ground breaking event ‘Dynamite’, which will feature both a GLORY kickboxing ring and a Bellator cage in the same venue, just added another action packed fight. Paul Daley will take on Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match. Both are Bellator Competitors, but will be stepping in the kickboxing ring on Sept. 19 in San...

Aug 10, 2015 7:30 am

All Access! — Hanging Backstage With Cuban, Fertitta, And Penn

[ooyala code=”BlN2pzdjpyaaNJPrSo7rtlzHbzRDfxu3″ player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Self-made billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban has long been a supporter of Mixed Martial Arts. Formerly CEO of popular T.V. channel HDNet, Cuban invested heavily into broadcasting regional scene action to a national audience. Seen in the video (above), shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage, we see Cuban hanging...

Aug 10, 2015 2:02 am

Palhares releases official statement, speaks out on getting stripped of WSOF title

The dust has settled and decisions have been made. Rousimar Palhares has officially been stripped of his role as World Series of Fighting’s welterweight champion due to his actions inside the decagon at “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields”. Palhares has chosen to break his silence on being stripped of the championship and spoke out about...

Aug 9, 2015 7:00 am

WOW! — 3-Minutes of Hilarious Trash Talk With Luke And D.C. — AKA All Access!

[ooyala code=”A4N2pzdjpsLmDW4gZHlii26WWWSnJyGR” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] What’s it like inside the walls of AKA headquarters in San Jose? BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage delivers the answer to that question with the latest AKA All Access clip, featuring UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and UFC middleweight #1 contender Luke Rockhold. Cormier faces Alexander Gusftafsson in the...

Aug 7, 2015 4:10 pm

ALL ACCESS — Hanging Out With BJ Penn And Clay Guida

[ooyala code=”RkN2lzdjqU6ujfDjlHhxZ21iTljJ2zvJ” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Who doesn’t like fan favorites Clay Guida and BJ Penn? Now, thanks to BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage, you can enjoy both of the UFC greats in this clip, as they hang out during UFC international fight week. Catch our full All Access episode below. ALL ACCESS — Go...

Aug 7, 2015 2:41 pm

ALL ACCESS — Go Inside BJ Penn’s UFC Hall-Of-Fame Induction

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Aug 7, 2015 4:00 am

Bas Rutten Details The Time He Broke A Man’s Shin In Half

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Aug 7, 2015 3:59 am

Cris Cyborg Discusses Her Relationship With Dana White… Sort of

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Aug 7, 2015 3:57 am

Jake Shields Responds: ‘Palhares Has No Business Fighting’

WSOF welterweight Jake Shields suffered a loss at this past weekends WSOF 22 when he fought champion Rousimar Palhares, but that’s not even the worst part. During the fight he suffered several eye gouges and then when Palhares got the fight ending submission locked in, he held it and cranked it well after Shields tapped....

Aug 6, 2015 12:42 pm

Alienware Signs On As WSOF Sponsor

The logo could be seen in this past Saturdays cage at WSOF 22, but now it’s official, Alienware has partnered with the World Series of Fighting and serve as a sponsor. Alienware is a poopular Dell computer subsidiary, known for their high performance gaming PCs. via press release: Dell computer subsidiary giant Alienware has signed...

Aug 6, 2015 8:03 am

WSOF President Ray Sefo Responds To Palhares’ ‘Greasing’ Allegations

WSOF 22 is still being talked about, but not necessarily because of the fights, more so for the drama. There was a brawl between the Diaz brothers and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s crew and there was plenty of controversy surrounding the main event, where welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares took on Jake Shields. Going into the fight Shields...

Aug 5, 2015 2:46 pm

Rousimar Palhares Breaks Silence––Accuses Shields Of Cheating

Now former WSOF welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, has finally come forward and given his side of the story, regarding WSOF 22 and his fight with Jake Shields. Palhares could be seen raking his hands over Shields eyes during the fight and was warned several times to stop. He also held onto the fight ending submission...

Aug 5, 2015 9:54 am

Manager’s Excuse For Palhares: ‘He Just Zones Out’

  “There are no rules that tell you how far you take a (limb) back or forth. It’s a very subjective point. But I agree that if we’re looking at the safety of the fighters, and he’s done it time and again and we’ve tried to work with him, and try to make him not...

Aug 5, 2015 7:30 am

UFC Fighters React To Rousimar Palhares Being Stripped Of Title

The World Series of Fighting decided to strip welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares of his belt and suspend him indefinitely. This came after he beat Jake Shields at this past Saturday’s WSOF 22. During the fight he clearly scratched at Shields eyes several times and then held onto the fight winning submission for way to long...

Aug 4, 2015 4:58 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ Manager Responds To WSOF’s Decision

Earlier today the World Series of Fighting announced that they are stripping welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares, of his title and suspending him indefinitely. Right after the news broke Palhares’ manager Alex Davis spoke to MMAJunkie and told them that he wasn’t happy with how the WSOF was going about this, releasing the information to the...

Aug 4, 2015 1:35 pm

WSOF 22 Medical Report: Shields Snags Possible 6 Month Suspension

WSOF 22 went down on Saturday night and had plenty of drama to go along with it. From the Diaz brothers brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s crew, to the ridiculous actions by champion Rousimar Palhares in his title defense. Palhares repeatedly raked Shields’ eyes during the fight, then held onto the fight ending kimura way too...

Aug 4, 2015 10:21 am

WSOF Strips Rousimar Palhares Of Title, Suspends Him Indefinitely

WSOF 22 did not go down without its share of drama. Actually it had more than its share of drama, both in and out of the cage. There was a brawl between the Diaz brothers and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s crew and major drama in the cage between Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields. During there title fight...

Aug 4, 2015 9:59 am

Roger Huerta Books Opponent For ONE Championship 30

Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta will take on Koji Ando at ONE Championship 30, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Officials announced the fight news. Huerta last fought at ONE Championship 19, where he TKO’d Christian Holley in round 1 which was just his second win...

Aug 4, 2015 9:47 am

‘Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz’ Card Is Complete With New Fights Added

Bellator 141, which will feature a main event between former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard and Brandon Girtz, is now complete with the addition of five new fights. Bellator MMA press release: In a critical lightweight matchup, Brent Primus (5-0) will put his undefeated record on the line against the dangerous Derek “The Barbaric” Anderson (12-1,...

Aug 4, 2015 9:36 am

WSOF 22 Payroll: Palhares’ Antics Cost Him, Loses Out On Big Payday

Whether you tuned into UFC 190 or WSOF 22 on Saturday night you were rewarded with some great fights and some even better drama. You either saw Rousey face-plant KO Bethe Correia in 34 seconds or you saw WSOF champ Rousimar Palhares gouge the eyes of Jake Shields, then nearly snap his arm when held...

Aug 3, 2015 9:32 pm

Is ‘D*ck’ Palhares holding subs too long? Lauzon breaks it down best

World Series of Fighting is about to drop the hammer on welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares for keeping Jake Shields trapped in a kimura and cranking it long after the referee waved off their fight at “WSOF 22”. While Palhares feels as if he did nothing wrong, the Vice President of WSOF reviewed the footage and...