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Apr 23, 2016 8:56 pm

UFC 197 Results: Demetrious Johnson TKO’s Henry Cejudo in round one

A flyweight title fight between UFC champion Demetrious Johnson (24-2-1 MMA) and challenger Henry Cejudo (10-1 MMA) served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Johnson lands a good shot to start. The fighters clinch and Cejudo lands a foot stomp. Nice hand by the champ...

Apr 23, 2016 8:34 pm

UFC 197 Results: Edson Barboza upsets former champ Anthony Pettis

A key lightweight bout between former champion Anthony Pettis (18-5 MMA) and dangerous striker Edson Barboza (15-4 MMA) took place on the UFC 197 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Barboza lands a leg kick to start. Pettis is circling to start. Barboza with a jab to the body and then a...

Apr 23, 2016 8:01 pm

UFC 197 Results: Robert Whittaker defeats Rafael Natal via decision

A middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker (16-4 MMA) and Rafael Natal (21-7-1 MMA) took place on the UFC 197 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and the fighters exchange leg kicks. Whittaker with a nice left jab. Natal with a jab but he eats an uppercut for his troubles. Rafael with a nice...

Apr 23, 2016 7:35 pm

VIDEO | Yair Rodriguez picks up unbelievable head kick KO win over Andre Fili

Yair Rodriguez with one of the greatest knockouts ever. #UFC197https://t.co/4iXmE8EQPz — OddsShark (@OddsShark) April 24, 2016 The Pay-Per View portion of UFC 197 started with a bang as Yair Rodriguez scored an incredible head kick knockout win over Andre Fili. Rodriguez faked a right leg kick and then immediately launched into a left head kick...

Apr 23, 2016 7:26 pm

UFC 197 Results: Yair Rodriguez scores a spectacular KO against Andre Fili

A featherweight tilt between Yair Rodriguez (7-1 MMA) and Andre Fili (15-4 MMA) kicked off the pay-per-view portion of tonight’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas. Round one begins Rodriguez lands a solid leg kick. Good spinning back kick to the body from Yair. Nice quick combination from Fili. Andre with a good punch but...

Apr 23, 2016 6:58 pm

UFC 197 Results: Sergio Pettis defeats Chris Kelades

A flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis (14-2 MMA) and Chris Kelades (9-3 MMA) served as the main attraction of tonight’s UFC 197 prelims in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Pettis lands a right jab to start. The flyweight fighters exchange left hands. Sergio with a good jab. Chris Kelades with a front kick that...

Apr 23, 2016 6:34 pm

UFC 197 Results: Danny Roberts defeats Dominique Steele

A welterweight tilt between Danny Roberts (13-1 MMA) and Dominique Steele (14-7 MMA) took place during tonight’s UFC 197 prelims in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Roberts opens up with a kick to the body. Steele responds with a huge shot that drops Roberts. Steele rushes in and begins landing shots from the top....

Apr 23, 2016 6:02 pm

UFC 197 Results: Carla Esparza defeats Juliana Lima

Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza (11-3 MMA) returned to the octagon at tonight’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas where she battled Juliana Lima (8-3 MMA). Round one begins and there is a long feeling out process. Esparza comes forward with punches and Lima drops down for a takedown. Carla stuffs it but...

Apr 23, 2016 5:32 pm

UFC 197 Results: James Vick defeats Glaico Franca via decision

A lightweight bout between Glaico Franca (13-4 MMA) and James Vick (9-0 MMA) kicked off the UFC 197 prelims on FS1 tonight in Las Vegas. Franca opens up with a leg kick and then a big right hand that lands flush on Vick. Glaico shoots in and scores a takedown. Vick works his way to...

Apr 23, 2016 4:41 pm

UFC 197 Results: Walt Harris TKO’s Cody East in round one

A heavyweight bout between Walt Harris (8-4 MMA) and Cody East (12-2 MMA) served as the final bout of the UFC 197 fight pass prelims. Round one begins and East opens up with a front kick to the body. Big leg kick from Walt Harris. Nice jab lands for Harris. He goes for a high...

Apr 23, 2016 4:17 pm

UFC 197 Results: Marcos Rogerio de Lima submits Clint Hester

A light heavyweight bout between Clint Hester (11-6 MMA)and Marcos Rogerio de Lima (14-3-1 MMA) took place on the UFC 197 fight pass prelims. Big leg kick from de Lima to start things off. Hester looks for a huge overhand right but misses and gets clipped by de Lima in the process. Clint hits the...

Apr 23, 2016 4:01 pm

UFC 197 Results: Kevin Lee defeats Efrain Escudero via decision

A lightweight scrap between Efrain Escudero (24-11 MMA) and Kevin Lee (12-2 MMA) kicked off tonight’s UFC 197 fight pass prelims in Las Vegas. Escudero opens up the fight with a jab. Kevin returns fire with a good jab and then a leg kick. Another leg kick and jab combo finds a home for Lee....

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Chael Sonnen: Conor wanted to fight ‘Bendo’ under the ‘McGregor Promotions’ banner

In the above video former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen discusses the fallout between the UFC and it’s current featherweight champion Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” was expected to rematch Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout at July’s UFC 200 event, however after Conor refused to attend the UFC’s media tour, the promotion opted to pull...

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Matt Mitrione books first Bellator opponent

Former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (9-5 MMA) will make his Bellator debut at June’s “Bellator Dynamite 2” event in St. Louis, Missouri. “Meathead” will meet Carl Seumanutafa in the event’s co-main event slot. Mitrione is coming off back-to-back losses while fighting under the UFC banner. He suffered a third-round TKO loss to Travis Browne in...

Apr 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Video | Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha HATE each other

It is no secret that current UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA) and top contender Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA) do not like each other. The ladies, who are serving as coaches on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter, did not hold back their hate for one another during Friday’s UFC 200 press conference. Fast...

Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Dana White addresses the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. GSP rumor

During Friday’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on top lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent statement that he was offered a fight with Georges St. Pierre for July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The UFC president seemed rather shocked by the question, which prompted him to respond with...

Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Rory MacDonald defends Conor McGregor: “He did the right thing”

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is preparing to fight the last bout of his current UFC contract when he headlines June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa opposite fellow top contender Stephen Thompson. According to reports, MacDonald and the UFC have not come close to reaching a new deal or contract extension. Rory...

Apr 23, 2016 12:59 pm

UFC 197 live results stream

Unable to catch UFC 197? BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for live result updates, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for fight recaps from the entire card! Main card (PPV): Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux (c) Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – Johnson defeats Cejudo via TKO at 2:49 of round...

Apr 23, 2016 12:42 pm

Benson Henderson stepping away from MMA at the age of 33

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson is just 7 months away from turning 33, an age that will see the former champ step away from MMA. Prior to his Bellator 153 welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov, which Henderson lost in convincing fashion on Friday night, the former UFC champ spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Apr 23, 2016 12:21 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz and Frankie Edgar have much respect for one another

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and UFC veteran Nate Diaz were in Las Vegas for the UFC 200 IFW Launch Event to promote UFC 200. Edgar is set to fight former featherweight champion Jose Aldo in an interim featherweight championship match while it is unknown if Diaz will still be fighting on the marquee...

Apr 23, 2016 11:47 am

VIDEO | Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and wife feed homeless ahead of UFC 197 title fight vs. Henry Cejudo

giving back tonight because why not @MightyMouseUFC pic.twitter.com/th9GYCLlet — destiny.johnson (@MightyWife) April 23, 2016 You would think that UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is completely focused on his title fight against Henry Cejudo at UFC 197. However, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet showed his great heart by helping to...

Apr 23, 2016 11:29 am

VIDEO | JacksonWink MMA fighter saves store clerk from violent shoplifter

What would you do in a situation where a violent customer starts fighting with a store clerk? JacksonWink MMA fighter Saul Elizondo was right in the middle of that situation as he walked into a Circle K gas station in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently. Elizondo walked in just as the store clerk confronted two people...

Apr 23, 2016 10:55 am

VIDEO | Fighters predict Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux winner

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes his return to the Octagon for the first time since fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 back in January 2015. Jones was set to rematch Cormier on Saturday night but an injury forced Cormier out of competition. Jones is now set to battle Ovince Saint Preux for...

Apr 23, 2016 10:32 am

VIDEO | Bas Rutten reacts to Conor McGregor situation

Conor McGregor’s ongoing standoff with the UFC took another interesting turn yesterday as UFC President Dana White explained that the door is now closed for McGregor to fight at UFC 200. McGregor, who wants to skip out on some of his UFC 200 media obligations, will not be allowed to fight on the card after...

Apr 23, 2016 10:24 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses USADA banned substance list

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is one of the most respected fighters both inside and outside the Octagon. Johnson, who has a pretty strong case for pound for pound kingpin, is not only the only flyweight champion in UFC history, but has also earned the respect of fans for being extremely classy. In addition, the...

Apr 23, 2016 10:16 am

Jon Jones recalls the exact moment he knew he needed to change

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is arguably one of, if not the greatest, MMA fighter of all time. Jones, who became the youngest UFC champion of all time at the age of 23 when he defeated Shogun Rua via submission at UFC 126, is now on a path to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight...

Apr 23, 2016 10:04 am

VIDEO | Pro poker players compete in MMA fight for $270,000

In what has to be one of the stranger fights we’ve ever seen, pro poker players Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado competed in an MMA fight for $270,000. Going into the fight, Alvarado reportedly had an MMA background, however several people that were interviewed in the video above bet on Busquet based on how he...

Apr 23, 2016 9:53 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier looking almost unrecognizable in post-workout pic

UFC veteran Dustin Poirier made his return to lightweight last year at ‘UFC FN: Mendes vs. Lamas’ in April as he knocked out Carlos Diego Ferreira in the 1st round. Following that fight, Poirier went on to defeat Yancy Medeiros via TKO, and Joseph Duffy via decision. The return to lightweight has been viewed as...