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Nov 16, 2011 8:02 am

UFC NEWS – Nam Phan Picks Up Jim Hettes As UFC 141 Opponent

UFC officials have put together another matchup for their year end show set to go down on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas and it comes in the form of a featherweight showdown between Nam Phan and Jim Hettes. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in...

Nov 16, 2011 7:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shogun Wants To Be The First To KO Hendo

“I hope I can be the first to knock out Dan. He’s a talented, experienced fighter. He has fought many tough fighters and been hit many times and has never been knocked out but I am confident and I trust my skills. I am going to go in there and give it my best. Hopefully...

Nov 16, 2011 6:30 am

UFC NEWS – Machida Adds 20 Pounds Of Muscle For Jones Fight

This rare look inside the camp of Lyoto Machida provided by Brazilian Television network, Globo, shows various aspects of how Lyoto is training for his upcoming title fight against Jon Jones at December’s UFC 140. In order to really appreciate the footage, you will need to click the “Closed Captions” option at the bottom right...

Nov 16, 2011 6:00 am

UFC NEWS – UFC139: WANDERLEI SILVA TRAINING CAMP (Video)

“I think that for you to reach your potential, for you to be the best you can be, for you to excel in your career, you must surround yourself with good people, because in this world, it’s much harder to succeed on your own. You should surround yourself with competent people who are willing to...

Nov 16, 2011 5:00 am

UFC NEWS – Palhares Returns Against Massenzio At UFC 142 In Brazil

The UFC matchmaking department has been busy this week, booking fight after fight for the first quarter of 2012. The latest of which is headed for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil this upcoming January in a bout scheduled in the middleweight division between Rousimar Palhares and Mike Massenzio. UFC officials announced the matchup this...

Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 144 In Japan

We knew it was coming and alas, we have a date and location for the lightweight tilt scheduled between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the fight to BJPENN.COM this evening. “UFC 144”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 15, 2011 1:00 pm

UFC NEWS – Anthony Johnson: “It’s going to be fun fighting Vitor”

“I knocked out my opponent in one minute and nine seconds something like that [in my mma debut]. Vitor happened to be in the crowd, Shogun Rua was too. After the fight, Vitor gave me props and shook my hand. I never thought I’d be fighting a man who I shook hands with many years...

Nov 15, 2011 12:33 pm

MMA NEWS – Russian Phenom Vyacheslav Vasilevsky Join's Bellator Middleweight Division

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has signed highly-touted Russian striker Vyacheslav Vasilevsky. Vasilevsky joins Bellator after an incredibly successful career in Russia where “Slava” compiled a dominating 15-1 record. Currently riding a 14-fight win streak, the 23-year-old prodigy will be fighting at middleweight in the...

Nov 15, 2011 10:55 am

UFC NEWS – Okami Books Boetsch For UFC In Japan

Japans most successful UFC fighter, Yushin Okami is planning on bringing the pain to his native soil in 2012 when the UFC heads to Japan in February. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As...

Nov 15, 2011 9:23 am

UFC NEWS – Get Ready Philippines, BJ Penn Press Tour Coming Soon

ABS-CBN, the parents company of the Balls television channel that handles all of the countries UFC broadcasting has booked BJ Penn for a press tour in the Philippines. BJ Penn is a two division UFC champion who has fought the best competition the world has to offer for more than ten straight years. He was...

Nov 15, 2011 9:13 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem Predicts First Round Knockout Win Against Lesnar

“It’s going to be a very exciting fight. All the fans in the world will be watching out for this fight…. It’s a very interesting match up: You have the best, strongest wrestling guy out there versus the strongest, best striker. I think it’s pretty straightforward what he’s going to do, and I think it’s...

Nov 15, 2011 9:08 am

UFC NEWS – Fans Encouraged To Attend This Weeks UFC 139 Pre-Fight Events

If California MMA fans didn’t get enough UFC action last week with the UFC on FOX festivities they have a chance to keep the ball rolling this week with the UFC 139 pre-fight events scheduled in San Jose. UFC officials are encouraging fans in the area to attend the UFC 139 pre-fight press conference and...

Nov 15, 2011 8:25 am

UFC NEWS – Miguel Torres Sacrificing It All To Return To Glory At UFC 139

“To my family, friends, and true students, I miss you guys and am coming home in a week. The choices I have to make to become a world champion again comes at an extremely high expense. I know what must be done to take care of my family, students, business, and employees. When I was...

Nov 15, 2011 8:20 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Files Lawsuit Against New York

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and a group of plaintiffs including fighters, fans, trainers and others involved with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against New York State officials challenging the constitutionality of the state law banning live professional MMA events and associated activities (the “Ban”). The lawsuit, filed...

Nov 14, 2011 4:35 pm

UFC NEWS – Ramsey Nijem vs. Anthony Njokuani In the Works for UFC 141

UFC officials are apparently not done stacking the year-end event titled “UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem”. The latest addition to the card comes in the form of a lightweight clash between Ramsey Nijem and Anthony Njokuani. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,...