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Sep 4, 2015 5:24 am

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Asks To Be Released From WSOF Contract

World Series of Fighting light heavyweight Ronny Markes hasn’t fought for the promotion since winning his debut back in 2014, when he picked up a unanimous decision over Cully Butterfield. He was then scheduled to fight last April, against David Branch, but had to pull out right before weigh-ins due to illness. Markes now believes...

Sep 3, 2015 6:45 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #91

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 3, 2015 4:44 pm

Former Bellator Champ Sues Athletic Commission Over PED Suspension And Fine

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has filed a lawsuit against the California State Athletic Commission. The commission suspended Shlemenko following his KO win over Melvin Manhoef, after it was discovered that he failed his post-fight drug test. The commission handed down the harshest penalty it had ever given since regulating MMA, with a...

Sep 3, 2015 11:07 am

WATCH! Faber: ‘McGregor’s Only Real Advantage Is His Size’

UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber will not fight at the end of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where they coach opposite of each other. Instead, McGregor will fight Jose Aldo the day after the Finale at UFC 194 and Faber is still without a fight. But,...


Sep 3, 2015 10:30 am

WATCH! Urijah Faber Teases Drama On Upcoming Season Of TUF

On Tuesday’s episode of Stud Show Radio, ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber stopped by and talked a little bit about the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where he coached opposite of Conor McGregor. Now, Faber couldn’t say much, considering the season has yet to air, but did give a little bit of a tease...

Sep 2, 2015 5:33 am

Chael Sonnen’s Heading To WSOF

Former UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen is making his way to the World Series of Fighting. The promotion announced the news via a press release, stating that Sonnen would be joining the team as a color-commentator for several events. Sonnen’s first gig as a WSOF commentator will take place on Sept. 18 for “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs....

Aug 30, 2015 10:47 pm

Scott Coker breaks down his first year as Bellator Boss

It has been just over a year since Scott Coker marched in to Bellator and turned it into the company it is today. Gone are the days of seasons and tournaments; Bellator operates just like any other mainstream mixed martial arts company would with regular numbered shows and super-cards. Coker recently sat down to discuss...

Aug 30, 2015 7:40 pm

Ryan Bader admits to thinking of ‘other options’ after UFC title snub

After Daniel Cormier disposed of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 187 for the vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, Ryan Bader confronted the new champion at the post fight press conference. The confrontation caught Cormier off guard and got under his skin and it seemed like his first title defense was set: Cormier vs. Bader. Not...

Aug 30, 2015 6:26 pm

WSOF VP: ‘I don’t think Palhares should think about fighting anymore’

Rousimar Palhares claimed to have turned a new leaf when he inked a deal with World Series of Fighting in 2014. He made his promotional debut against Steve Carl and, of course, held the inverted heel hook a bit too long. He followed that performance with a WSOF Welterweight Championship defense against Jon Fitch where...

Aug 30, 2015 5:59 pm

Ortiz strikes again — “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” BADLY flubs Bellator promo

Tito Ortiz is getting another opportunity to become a champion in mixed martial arts when he steps into the cage to face Liam McGeary. The two will square-off to decide the fate of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship at “Dynamite”, a joint promotion show between Bellator and kickboxing company GLORY. In typical “Huntington Beach Bad...

Aug 30, 2015 6:25 am

OUCH! Check out Melvin Guillard ‘shattered’ right hand (GRAPHIC)

Melvin Guillard has had issues picking up momentum since getting released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2014. After a controversial split with World Series of Fighting earlier this year, “The Young Assassin” signed with Bellator with hopes of picking up lightweight gold. Guillard will have to wait until his hand recovers in order to...

Aug 30, 2015 5:39 am

Bellator 144 Adds Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho For Vacant Middleweight Title

Brandon Halsey is ready to square off with Rafael Carvalho at “Bellator 144” for the championship he never truly lost in competition. Earlier this year in May, Halsey was all set to defend his Bellator Middleweight Championship with Kendall Grove at “Bellator 137”. However, the day before his defense Halsey missed weight and was stripped...

Aug 30, 2015 5:17 am

Bellator Announces Legendary Fan Fest Event Ft. Gracie, Fedor, Couture And More

History will be made in September at “Dynamite” when Bellator and GLORY join forces to bring fans one of the most stacked cards of the year at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, USA. Before the event takes place, fans will have the opportunity to shake fans with some of the most legendary names...

Aug 30, 2015 4:32 am

Carmont vs. Lins Booked As ‘Dynamite’ Four-Man Tourney Alternate Fight

Bellator and GLORY’s first joint event is set to go off with a bang in September as “Dynamite 1” will feature a one night, four man light heavyweight tournament. UFC veteran Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, and Muhammed Lawal will battle for supremacy and possibly the right to face the winner of Ortiz/McGeary for...

Aug 28, 2015 10:53 pm

Josh Koscheck Set To Make Debut At Bellator 146

Bellator 146 will feature the promotional debut of former UFC welterweight and TUF 1 cast member Josh Koscheck. The news was announced by KOS himself, via his official Twitter account. https://twitter.com/JoshKoscheck/status/637453113058725888 There has been no opponent set for the welterweight yet, so we will keep you posted. A lot of fans would like to see...

Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Four-Man Light Heavyweight Tournament Matches Announced

Bellator MMA will be putting on quite a show at their ‘Dynamite’ event coming up next month. There will be a cage for MMA fights and a ring for GLORY kickboxing matches in the same venue, something that really hasn’t been done before. The night will feature GLORY title fights and a Bellator light heavyweight...

Aug 28, 2015 7:09 pm

REPLAY! Justin Wren Tries The Old ‘Your Shoes Untied’ Trick!

During their heavyweight scrap, Justin Wren tried to trick Josh Burns with the oldest trick in the book. Not sure if it helped. Although The Big Pygmy did manage to win a lopsided unanimous decision win after his five year absence from the sport. Check it out! The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See...

Aug 28, 2015 7:02 pm

Bellator 141 Results: Justin Wren Returns From The Congo, Defeats Josh Burns

Justin Wren returned to the cage on Friday night after leaving the sport five years ago to pursue helping the pygmy people in the Congo. At the start of the fight Wren ate a few big punches before moving in and clinching up. He pushed Burns to the cage. From there Wren landed short knees...

Aug 28, 2015 6:26 pm

REPLAY! Marloes Coenen Nearly Rips Opponents Arm Off!

In the first fight of Bellator 141, featherweight women went to war, but it was Marloes Coenen who grabbed the win by nearing ripping her opponents arm off, earning the second round submission win. Check it out! The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See — D.C., Rockhold, Khabib, Velasquez All Training For UFC Greatness...

Aug 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Bellator 141 Results: Marloes Coenen Submits Blencowe In Round 2

  In round one, it was clearly Coenen who came on top when the round was finished. She managed to get the fight down early and from there took the back of Blencowe. She used a body triangle to hold position for most of the round. So, round one, all Coenen, simply because Blencowe had...

Aug 28, 2015 4:50 pm

Lorenzo Hood Injured, Marloes Conenen vs. Arlene Blencowe Bumped To Main Card

Just before the fights were set to start (7:45 PM ET), Bellator MMA have reveled that the heavyweight fight between Lorenzo Hood and Raphael Butler, which was scheduled for the main card has been canceled. It is apparently due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Hood. Because of that, the prelim fight between Marloes Conenen...

Aug 28, 2015 4:42 pm

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Loses Title Fight

  Looks like the Bellator’s cross promotional event with GLORY kickboxing, ‘Dynamite’, has lost one of its title fights to an injury. The scheduled GLORY featherweight title fight between Gabriel Varga and opponent Serhiy Adamchuk has been canceled, according to MMAMania, who say sources close to the promotion have confirmed the cancellation. Apparently it was...

Aug 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Bellator’s Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Wants Lightweight Champ With Victory Tonight

“Will Brooks is a clown. He likes attention. He’s a needy child. He always craves attention. He started messing with me even before my tournament final against Marcin Held. He challenged me and he was already the champion. I had never messed with him before that. I’d always watch his fights. He’s tough and a...

Aug 28, 2015 2:11 pm

Bellator’s Lorenzo Hood Thinks The IV Ban Is ‘Super Trouble’

“You know, I don’t know what’s going on with the UFC, man. But definitely, cutting and IVs in my opinion makes sense. Some guys, they’re competing, they’re going through all this to make weight, for the promotion, for the contract that they signed. And now you’re penalizing the guy for getting his IV and being...