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Feb 12, 2018 6:39 am

Chris Weidman argues he deserves next crack at UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 221, former Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero knocked out former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. With this win, Romero is believed to have earned himself a crack at reigning UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Not everybody, however, believes he deserves this chance, as he lost...

Feb 12, 2018 5:56 am

Nate Diaz Joins Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s Social Media Beef

Over the last few months, there has been an eruption of buzz surrounding undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s possible move to MMA. Of course, the chances of Mayweather actually moving to MMA seem almost non-existent, but the boxer has been having some fun playing with the idea on social media anyway, and his arch rival Conor McGregor...

Feb 11, 2018 10:43 am

Curtis Blaydes Compares Mark Hunt and Francis Ngannou’s Punching Power

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 221, rising heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes picked up the biggest win of his career thus far, wrestling Mark Hunt to an impressive unanimous decision triumph. While Blaydes got the win he was chasing, he did have to weather some adversity in this fight, as Hunt very nearly...

Feb 11, 2018 9:57 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC 221: Yoel Romero Pockets $10,000

Last night, the UFC made its debut in the beautiful Australian port city of Perth with the action-packed UFC 221. In the main event of this anticipated card, former Olympic silver medalist and long-time UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero executed one of his best wins to date, clubbing former champion Luke Rockhold to a third-round...

Feb 11, 2018 9:01 am

Heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes describes the moment he was rocked by Mark Hunt

Last night, in the co-main event of the action-packed UFC 221 card, rising heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes picked up the biggest win of his career thus far, dragging the legendary Mark Hunt through a grappling hell en route to a unanimous decision victory. That said, Blaydes’ victory wasn’t without close calls. Mid-way through the first...

Feb 11, 2018 8:33 am

Dana White confirms Yoel Romero’s next move

On Saturday night, in the headliner of an action-packed UFC 221 card, former Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero authored one of the finest victories of his incredible career thus far, knocking out former UFC and Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold with a savage third-round volley. With this win, Romero positioned himself at the front of the middleweight contender...

Feb 11, 2018 7:54 am

Robert Whittaker addresses Yoel Romero on Twitter after UFC 221

Last night, in the main event of UFC 221, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero picked up one of the best wins of his amazing career thus far, knocking out former UFC and Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold with a brutal, third-round salvo. With this win, Romero positioned himself at the front of the middleweight contender line,...

Feb 11, 2018 7:12 am

Conor McGregor burns Floyd Mayweather on social media

Over the last few weeks, there has been a tidal wave of buzz surrounding undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s possible move to MMA. Of course, the chances of this move actually occurring seem almost non-existent, but Mayweather has been having some fun playing with the idea on social media, and his arch rival Conor McGregor...

Feb 11, 2018 6:51 am

Israel Adesanya compares his UFC debut to Conor McGregor’s

Though it was shamefully under-promoted, one of the most hyped UFC debuts in recent memory occurred last night on the UFC 221 undercard, as “The Last Style Bender” Israel Adesanya stepped into the Octagon for the first time. Despite a tough first round, throughout which he was taken down and controlled by his opponent Rob...

Feb 11, 2018 6:01 am

Luke Rockhold reacts to knockout loss to Yoel Romero: that man is made of steel

Last night, in the main event of UFC 221, former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold stepped into the cage with the dangerous Yoel Romero. If Rockhold had won this fight, he would have captured the UFC interim middleweight title and effectively guaranteed himself a fight with undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Unfortunately for...

Feb 10, 2018 11:21 pm

VIDEO | Yoel Romero says he has a broken leg following UFC 221 win over Luke Rockhold

Yoel Romero says he has a broken leg following UFC 221 win over Luke Rockhold! Yoel Romero added another highlight reel victory to his resume tonight in Perth, scoring a brutal third-round knockout over former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 221. According to UFC President Dana White, Yoel Romero’s big...

Feb 10, 2018 9:44 pm

Fighters react to Yoel Romero’s impressive knockout victory over Luke Rockhold

Fighters react to Yoel Romero’s impressive knockout victory over Luke Rockhold! Yoel Romero scored a brutal third-round knockout victory over former division champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of tonight’s UFC 221 fight card in Perth, Australia. Romero caught Rockhold with a left hand that sent Luke crashing to the floor. From there Romero...

Feb 10, 2018 9:21 pm

UFC 221 Results: Yoel Romero KO’s Luke Rockhold (VIDEO)

UFC 221 Results: Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero A middleweight tilt between Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero served as the main event of tonight’s UFC 221 pay-per-view event in Perth, Australia. If Rockhold was able to defeat Romero, he would then become the UFC’s interim middleweight championship. Romero was not eligible for the title after...

Feb 10, 2018 8:47 pm

UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes defeats Mark Hunt

UFC 221 Results: Curtis Blaydes defeats Mark Hunt A key heavyweight scrap between surging division contender Curtis Blaydes and former interim title challenger Mark Hunt served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 221 event in Perth. Round one begins and Blaydes presses forward with a combination that misses. He lands a follow up leg...

Feb 10, 2018 8:11 pm

UFC 221 Results: Tai Tuivasa KO’s Cyril Asker

UFC 221 Results: Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa A heavyweight scrap between Asker and Tai Tuivasa took place on tonight’s UFC 221 pay-per-view card from Perth, Australia. Round one begins and Tuivasa starts off quickly by throwing a combination. Asker replies with a right hand over the top. Tuivasa presses Asker against the fence and...

Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm

UFC 221 Results: Jake Matthews defeats Li Jingliang

UFC 221 Results: Jake Matthews defeats Li Jingliang A welterweight scrap between Li Jingliang and Jake Matthews took place on tonight’s UFC 221 pay-per-view card from Perth, Australia. Round one begins and the fighters engage in a long feeling out process. Jingliang finally throws a low kick that misses. Jake with a right hand over...

Feb 10, 2018 7:23 pm

UFC 221 Results: Tyson Pedro submits Saparbek Safarov (VIDEO)

UFC 221 Results: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov A scrap between Tyson Pedro and Saparbek Safarov kicked off tonight’s UFC 221 pay-per-view card in Perth. Round one begins and Pedro immediately takes the center of the octagon. Safarov lands a leg kick. Pedro returns fires with a hard leg kick of his own. Safarov scores...

Feb 10, 2018 6:23 pm

UFC 221 Results: Israel Adesanya TKO’s Rob Wilkinson (VIDEO)

UFC 221 Results: Israel Adesanya TKO’s Rob Wilkinson A middleweight scrap between highly touted promotional newcomer Israel Adesanya and hometown favorite Rob Wilkinson took place on tonight’s UFC 221 prelims. Round one begins and Wilkinson immediately presses the action and forced Israel up against the cage. He is working on securing a takedown but Israel...

Feb 10, 2018 5:23 pm

UFC 221 Live Results: Jussier Formiga stops Ben Nguyen in round 3 (VIDEO)

UFC 221 Live Results: Jussier Formiga stops Ben Nguyen A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ben Nguyen kicked off tonight’s UFC 221 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and Ben Nguyen immediately pushes forward and engages Jussier in the clinch. He works in a few shorts shots against the cage. Formiga is able to...

Feb 10, 2018 4:51 pm

UFC 221 Live Results!

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC 221 event in Perth, Australia? BJPenn.com has you covered with all of the UFC 221 Live Results. UFC 221 is headlined by an interim middleweight title fight featuring former division title holder Luke Rockhold taking on perennial contender Yoel Romero. With that said, only Rockhold is eligible to win the...

Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm

Stipe Miocic: You’re Going to See Daniel Cormier Get Beat Up at UFC 226

When it was announced that Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were going to have a superfight, it was completely out of nowhere. The match-up is insane, historic, and a spectacle everyone is looking forward too. Usually, big fights like these that are also hyped up by a season of The Ultimate Fighter focuses on the...

Feb 10, 2018 9:43 am

VIDEO | Agitated and Dehydrated Luke Rockhold Reacts to Yoel Romero Missing Weight

Here’s our interview with @LukeRockhold, and he’s clearly feeling some type of way about @YoelRomeroMMA missing weight… #UFC221 https://t.co/G5aQ44nScp — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 10, 2018 Luke Rockhold isn’t happy. Who can blame him though? After an one dangerous opponent in Robert Whittaker gets swapped out for another dangerous — and completely different — opponent in...

Feb 10, 2018 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko Warns Nicco Montano That She Can’t Stay Injured Forever

After Valentina Shevchenko’s anticipated debut in the women’s flyweight division, the one thing everyone had on their mind came into reality: The Bullet is a serious problem for this new division. She put on just about the most dominant performance you can imagine against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Belem, then immediately called out women’s flyweight...

Feb 10, 2018 7:52 am

Main Event Between Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero Still On After Suspenseful Night

While most of us slept, all hell was breaking loose. Some of you may have been up to see that Yoel Romero initially missed weight, stepping to the scale at 188 pounds for his 185 pound interim title fight with Luke Rockhold. Since Australia didn’t perform the normal early morning weigh-ins, the evening ceremonial weigh-ins...

Feb 9, 2018 7:53 pm

VIDEO | UFC 221 Weigh Ins: Yoel Romero Misses Weight!

The UFC 221 weigh-ins didn’t come without some little extra drama sprinkled on top. In the main event, former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold is set to take on Yoel Romero for the interim title while champion, Robert Whittaker recovers from his staph infection. First to weigh in between the two was Rockhold...