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Aug 20, 2013 10:22 am

UFC Makes Reza Madadi Release Official Following Criminal Sentencing

UFC Officials recently announced the release of popular Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi following an 18-month prison sentencing for grand larceny charges in his native land. The UFC’s official statement reads as follows: “Following his conviction by a court of law in Sweden, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its relationship with Reza Madadi based...

Aug 19, 2013 11:38 am

UFC Fight Night 26 Ratings Report: FS1 Debut Show Trumps Past FX Ratings

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Saturday marked the launch of the new sports programming station FOX Sports 1, and to help spike the opening night’s ratings for the network the station hosted UFC Fight Night 26: Sonnen vs. Shogun. To say that the plan worked would be an understatement as FOX Sports 1 raked in very high...

Aug 19, 2013 11:37 am

UFC is Likely to Make MacDonald vs. Lawler Happen

A fight that a number of fans want looks like is going to happen. Welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald, coming off his dismantling of Jake Ellenburger, is likely to face another dynamic striker in the near future. During Saturday night’s media scrum, UFC president Dana White was asked about a matchup between MacDonald and Robbie Lawler....

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 19, 2013 10:54 am

MUST SEE: Trainer Converts Truck to Gym to Help Youth

A long time friend of BJPenn.com, MMA instructor ,and author Danny Plyler is now taking his training expertise on the road – literally. “Hyper Bald Guy” of Team Tarhe as he is known to most has been helping at risk youth get their lives back on track through martial arts training for quite a while....

Aug 19, 2013 10:17 am

Murilo Rua Angered Over “Shady” People in Mauricio Rua’s Camp After Loss to Sonnen

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio Rua suffered his first two-fight losing streak of his career as he lost to Chael Sonnen last Saturday at the inaugural UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, on which he headlined. ‘Shogun’ didn’t resemble the fighter that made him a champion in Pride and the UFC. Instead, he was handled...

Aug 19, 2013 9:23 am

Sarah Kaufman off UFC Fight Night 27 card

After losing her scheduled UFC Fight Night 27 opponent Sara McMann (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) earlier this month and without a suitbale replacement available, Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been scratched from next week’s ‘UFN 27’ lineup. Kaufman’s most recent effort came while under the Invicta FC banner, where she earned a split-decision...

Aug 19, 2013 8:57 am

Dana White: Machida vs. Diaz was a bad idea

Early last week, UFC president Dana White took the media by surprise by saying he had offered former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), a return bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC). However, after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, White stated that the proposed Diaz...

Aug 19, 2013 7:07 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Watch Chael Sonnen Choke Out Shogun Rua

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: Sonnen/Rua In the main event of the UFC’s debut on Fox Sports 1, this past Saturday, Chael Sonnen was able to secure victory over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a first round choke. Check out the full fight highlight above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald...

Aug 19, 2013 7:06 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Travis Browne KO’s Overeem In the First

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: Overeem/Browne Travis Browne shot his way through the rankings on Fox Sports 1 last weekend when he front kicked Alistair Overeem and stopped him in his tracks. If you missed the fight, check out the highlights above! OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald vs. Picket...

Aug 19, 2013 7:04 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Check Out Matt Brown’s KO Over Mike Pyle

Video: Matt Brown destroys Mike Pyle in Boston Matt Brown did it again on Saturday night. The KO of the Night recipient made short work of his former training partner Mike Pyle and set the standard for what a knockout should look like on Fox Sports 1. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs....

Aug 19, 2013 7:01 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 26: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett Full Highlights

Video: UFC on FOX Sports 1: McDonald/Pickett Former bantamweight title challenger Michael McDonald put on a dominating performance over Brad Pickett on Saturday night. If you missed it, check out the highlights above. OTHER FIGHT FIGHT NIGHT 26 VIDEO’S: Siler vs. Brown McDonald vs. Picket Brown vs. Pyle Faber vs. Alcantara Browne vs. Overeem Sonnen...