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Aug 31, 2012 8:03 am

Phil Baroni destroys Rodrigo Ribeiro in 1 minute | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor It took only a minute for Phil Baroni to put away Rodrigo Ribeiro at ONE FC 5 on Friday. The referee was forced to put a stop to the match due to some brutal soccer kicks delivered by the “New York Bad Ass”. Baroni opened the match by landing a hard right hand that wobbled Ribeiro and had...


Aug 31, 2012 7:21 am

"ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation" Live Results & Discussion Thread | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor ONE FC 5 is currently taking place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The event is headlined by a bantamweight bout between Bibiano Fernandes and Gustavo Falciroli. The card also features a fourth meeting between former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia. Other notable fighters in action at...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 31, 2012 4:19 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo Set For UFC 153 With Koch Out Injured | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will be receiving an immediate Featherweight title shot after all. Edgar has stepped in to replace the injured Erik Koch and face current Featherweight title holder Jose Aldo at UFC 153. The news comes via USA Today. Edgar (14-3-1) is currently on a two fight losing...

Aug 31, 2012 3:50 am

Video | UFC 152: Demetrious Johnson Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

“He knows I’m going to bring it.” Demetrious Johnson believes he’s the fastest fighter in the UFC. He wants to use his speed to defeat Joseph Benavidez, and become the very first UFC flyweight champion. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 31, 2012 3:39 am

Video | Michael Bisping One on One | UFC News

In the clip from UFC Ultimate Insider, Jon Anik is joined in studio by perennial middleweight contender Michael “The Count” Bisping to discuss his past, present and future in addition to an animated discussion about the current state of the UFC. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Leites: Silva didn't not finish me on purpose

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC Middleweight Thales Leites responded to Anderson Silva‘s comments today that the Middleweight Champ took it easy on Leites in their title fight because of their friendship. “First, I want to say that Anderson never attended the New Union, never seen him there, we were never friends or acquaintances besides our...

Aug 30, 2012 2:02 pm

After Serving 17 Days in Jail, Ian McCall A Free Man | UFC News

UFC flyweight Ian McCall posted on twitter this Thursday: This is after the 17 days he spent in jail.  McCall was originally sentenced to 30 days in jail after being pulled over and was discovered to have two outstanding warrants in his name.   McCall’s attorney, George Vargas states the warrants included one related to...

Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Adds Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort

Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort is the latest addition to next month’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy preliminary card.  Nah-Shon Burrell was tagged with his first Strikeforce loss when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Chris Spang in May. Prior to the loss, Burrell had a 6 fight win streak that included victories over...

Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm

ESPN Ranks the Bantamweights; Big Drop for Champion

ESPN released their latest 135 pound rankings. The Bantamweights stack up well against each other overall, but the top three spots continue to be locked down by Urijah Faber, UFC Interim Champion Renan Barao, and Champion Dominick Cruz. One of the biggest drops in the list was Eduardo Dantes who slid from number five down...

Aug 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Jon Jones, Anderson Silva vs The World | Editorial

In recent times, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been taking a lot of heat for his “fake” personality, run in with the law, and how he conducts his “business”. As we all know by now, Jones has declined to fight Chael Sonnen for the 205-pound title on short notice as a replacement for...

Aug 30, 2012 11:51 am

Belfort Calls Jon Jones The Greatest Fighter Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

“Here I am with 35 years old, 17 years into my career, fighting the best fighter of all-time, in the history of the UFC, a guy who’s the best athlete in MMA. He’s the new breed. I have a lot of respect for the guy, but I’m ready to put up a fight and take...

Aug 30, 2012 11:41 am

REPORT | Miguel Torres Was Released Due To Disciplinary Action Not Loss | UFC NEWS

In a recent newsletter coming out of The Wrestling Observer, the grand wizard of behind the scenes gossip, Mr. Dave Meltzer, made a shocking proclamation regarding the recent release of UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres. Here is what he had to say. [box_light]The cutting of Miguel Torres was disciplinary in nature although it was not said...

Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am

Jon Jones asked Dana White to have Chael Sonnen stop calling him out | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The smoke has yet to clear from the aftermath of the UFC 151 cancellation. It would be putting things mildly to state that it hasn’t been a good week for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones’ roller-coaster of scrutiny has been outrageous lately, and it looks as if things are about...

Aug 30, 2012 11:19 am

Photo Gallery | ONE FC Pride Of Nations Weigh-Ins | MMA NEWS

ONE Fighting Championship, announced today that all fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION which takes place tomorrow evening at SMART ARANETA Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The entire card, which is headlined by DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes and CFC Australia Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli, will be...

Aug 30, 2012 11:13 am

UFC Slated to Bring 4 Shows to Japan in 2013 | UFC News

UFC went to Japan Feb this year after a very long time.  UFC 144 exceeded expectation resulting 4 small shows scheduled in Japan for 2013.  Plans of connecting to the Japanese audience and producing new stars is to set motion.  Fighter’s Only Mag reports: “The UFC is reportedly considering the creation of a Japanese ‘mini series’ that...

Aug 30, 2012 10:46 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier Discusses Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & UFC 151

  Daniel Cormier is preparing to face former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir in what will be the biggest fight of his three year mixed martial arts career. Cormier is certainly no stranger to success having twice made the US Olympic team and having won gold medals in the 2002 Pan American Championships and...

Aug 30, 2012 10:45 am

The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Cast Revealed, 32 Fighters Named | UFC NEWS

The field of 32 of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world has been finalized for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS which begins Friday, September 14, on FX with a special two-hour premiere airing at 9 PM ET/PT. Similar to the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, this upcoming season will...

Aug 30, 2012 10:34 am

Blackzilians Founder Thinks UFC 152 Odds Against Belfort Are "Crazy" | UFC NEWS

The man responsible for the south Florida camp, The Blaczkzilians, Mr. Glenn Robinson recently weight in on a variety of topics surrounding his newest recruited athlete, Vitor Belfort. In this interview with Sherdog.com he talks about the UFC 151 cancellation and Vitor’s decision to join his camp and train with the likes of Rashad Evans...