MMA-News News

Jan 16, 2017 9:42 am

PHOTO | Mike Goldberg spotted in the crowd at UFC Fight Night 103

Mike Goldberg was in attendance for UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night but it wasn’t cageside commentating for the fights. With having his last UFC commentating gig at UFC 207 in December, Goldberg is on to the next chapter in his life but surely isn’t just walking away from the sport of mixed martial...

Jan 16, 2017 8:46 am

Amanda Nunes on why she wants to fight for a second belt: Conor McGregor did it

Earlier this month, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made headlines by calling for a shot at the winner of Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie’s inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, which is scheduled for the main event of UFC 208 on February 11. The champ made this call on Twitter. I'm ready to make wmma...

Jan 16, 2017 7:12 am

Reebok payouts for UFC Phoenix: Penn and Lauzon earn $20K

Last night, the UFC returned to sun-scorched Phoenix, Arizona. They did so with UFC Fight Night 103, a card that featured plenty of action, controversy, and even a bit of UFC history. At the moment, the purses for this 12-fight Phoenix card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took...

Jan 16, 2017 6:47 am

Joe Lauzon will “harass” Sean Shelby not to cut Marcin Held

Joe Lauzon has been on the wrong end of some questionable decisions in his day – including his recent decision loss to Jim Miller. During the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, however, the fan favorite lightweight found himself on the right end up a bad decision. Lauzon’s questionable decision win came against...


Jan 16, 2017 6:20 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather: “tough guy” Dana White used to carry my bags

Last week, we witnessed perhaps the biggest development in the ongoing Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor narrative thus far. UFC President Dana White made the retired boxing great what he called a “real offer” to fight the MMA superstar. This offer was for $25 million dollars, and a to-be-negotiated pay-per-view split. Shortly after the broadcast...

Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Anderson Silva wants a catchweight superfight with Conor McGregor

These days, it seems that pretty much everybody wants to fight UFC lightweight champ and bona fide MMA megastar Conor McGregor. You can add middleweight legend Anderson Silva to that list. Silva explained this desire in a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet GloboTV. His words: “Now that I’m old, I’m beginning to challenge everyone....

Jan 15, 2017 9:25 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Yair Rodriguez TKOs BJ Penn

UFC Phoenix Results: BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez  The UFC Phoenix main event saw featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez get a huge step up in competition against our own BJ Penn – a former two division champion and UFC Hall of Famer. Round One: Prospect and legend touch gloves, and round one is on. Rodriguez throws...

Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon defeats Marcin Heldre

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held  The co-main event of UFC Phoenix was a compelling clash of lightweight grapplers, as fan favorite veteran Joe Lauzon took on former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held. Round One: Round one begins and the two lightweights touch gloves. Held pumps with the jab and lands an inside leg kick....

Jan 15, 2017 8:17 pm

UFC Phoenix results: Ben Saunders defeats Court McGee

UFC Phoenix Results: Ben Saunders vs. Court McGee The second fight of the UFC Phoenix main card a clash of gritty welterweight fighters, as the veteran Ben Saunders took on TUF 11 winner Court McGee. Round one: Round one begins and McGee closes the distance. Leg kick from McGee. Saunders takes the center of the Octagon, throws...

Jan 15, 2017 7:41 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Sergio Pettis defeats John Moraga (highlights)

UFC Phoenix Results: John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis The UFC Phoenix main card was kicked off by a flyweight bout between Sergio Pettis and former title challenger John Moraga, who replaced the injured Jussier “Formiga” da Silva. Round one: Round one begins and the fighters touch gloves. Moraga pumps a right, then a leg kick. Pettis...

Jan 15, 2017 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Alexey Oleynik locks up first Ezekiel choke in UFC history

Wow! And that's why @OleynikUfc is called "The Boa Constrictor" #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/XgmAJFGoQW — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 16, 2017 The undercard of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona produced a little bit of UFC history. This bit of Octagon history occurred in an exciting heavyweight bout between Russia’s Alexey Oleynik and the Czech Republic’s...

Jan 15, 2017 4:46 pm

VIDEO | Heavyweight Walt Harris scores crushing KO on UFC Phoenix undercard

Right hook + Knee + Straight left = FINISH HIM!!! @TheBigTicket205 w/ a HUGE KO!!! What a start to #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/GtW5RiGw1A — UFC (@ufc) January 16, 2017 American heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris entered his UFC Phoenix bout with Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla Sherman” with his back to the wall. After going 0-2 in...

Jan 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Ilir Latifi hints at future move to heavyweight, wants fight with Brock Lesnar

As the UFC’s 11th ranked light heavyweight, Sweden’s Ilir Latifi is undeniably one of the best light heavyweights in the world. At just 5’10, however, he’s also one of the division’s shorter fighters. Given his short stature, many fans have suggested that Latifi would be wise to drop from the light heavyweight division to the...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Report: Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw to serve as coaches for TUF 25 all-star cast

According to a report from MMANewsline.com, the upcoming, 25th instalment of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by new bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, and estranged former Team Alpha Male stablemate TJ Dillashaw. This report claims to have confirmed the two bantamweights as the TUF 25 coaches with sources close to Team Alpha Male and several rumored...

Jan 15, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Business-minded Floyd Mayweather says he “absolutely” wants to fight Conor McGregor

.@FloydMayweather talks possible boxing fight with @TheNotoriousMMA #Boxing #JackDeGale pic.twitter.com/tTxyL4pglg — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 15, 2017 The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today is undeniably the potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. This fight dominated combat sports headlines for the majority of 2016, and...

Jan 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Amanda Nunes eyes gold in two divisions

Not long ago, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suggested that, if she wins her upcoming featherweight title fight with Germaine de Randamie, she’d then like to challenge Amanda Nunes for bantamweight gold. If she were to defeat Nunes in this prospective showdown, she’d join Conor McGregor as one of just two fighters in UFC history...

Jan 14, 2017 11:34 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn delivers one final message to his fans prior to UFC Phoenix

Later tonight UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn will return to the octagon for the first time since July of 2014 when he squares off with dangerous striker Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. Prior to tonight’s highly anticipated ‘UFC Phoenix’ main event, the former two division UFC champion delivered...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson makes me want to throw up”

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will return to the octagon on March 4 in Las Vegas where he will rematch top contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC 209. Thompson and Woodley first met at this past November’s UFC 205 event in New York, and after a five-round war the title fight...

Jan 14, 2017 11:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Alan Jouban discusses BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez

UFC welterweight standout Alan Jouban (15-4 MMA) is coming off arguably the finest performance of his octagon career at last month’s UFC on FOX 22 event in Sacramento, where he handed Mike Perry (9-1 MMA) the first loss of his professional career via unanimous decision. The victory marked Alan Jouban’s third win in a row...

Jan 14, 2017 3:47 pm

UFC Fight Night 103 live weigh-in

Check out the live stream of the UFC Fight Night 103 ceremonial weigh-in’s. BJ “The Prodigy” Penn makes his long awaited return to the octagon. He faces top ranked up and comer Yair Rodrigues. Rodrigues is currently riding on a insane 7 fight win streak tearing thru his competition. Will he be able to do...

Jan 14, 2017 12:26 pm

VIDEO | On This Day: Edson Barboza KOs Terry Etim

14 Ocak 2012 | #UFC142Edson Barboza, Terry Etim'i muhteşem bir tekme ile nakavt ediyor… pic.twitter.com/bdOKefcerL — UFC Türkiye (@ufc_turkey) August 24, 2016 On this day in MMA history five years ago, UFC lightweight Edson Barboza picked up arguably one of the greatest knockouts in MMA history as he starched Terry Etim with a wheel kick....

Jan 14, 2017 11:38 am

Tyron Woodley confident McGregor-Mayweather WILL happen

With talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match currently dominating headlines in both the MMA community and the boxing community, everyone wants a piece of the action! To kick off 2017, Mayweather made McGregor an offer to fight for $15 million. UFC President Dana White was quick to make an appearance...

Jan 14, 2017 10:55 am

Dana White fires back at Floyd Mayweather for laughing at offer

Talks have seriously heated up in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017. To kick off the year, Mayweather made McGregor a fight offer, offering the UFC superstar $15 million to fight, while leaving the door open to potentially giving the UFC lightweight champ a cut of the PPV...

Jan 14, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Jamie Foxx puts RNC on man who attacked him

Who could have seen this one coming? In a surprising headline, video footage has now surfaced of famed actor, singer, and comedian Jamie Foxx defending himself after an agitated man initiated a physical altercation at Catch restaurant in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Foxx and several friends were at the restaurant when a man approached...

Jan 14, 2017 10:24 am

Dana White gives Ronda Rousey update following UFC 207 loss

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was on the wrong end of an extremely one-sided beatdown from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. While leading up to the fight, Rousey was the focus of the UFC 207 promo videos, which built up the hype surrounding her already highly anticipated return, it...