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Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce In The Works For Brazil’s May UFC Event

According to recent reports on UFC tonight, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pierce is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil in May. The event, scheduled for May 31, is to serve as ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil — Season 3 Finale’ and will feature, coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei...

Mar 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Researchers Say Brain Trauma Occurs in 30% of MMA Fights

A Canadian study revealed information that could take athlete safety inside the octagon to the next level. The American Journal of Sports Medicine recently published a study that critiques how safe the sport of MMA really is. The study revealed that mixed martial arts fighters suffer a traumatic brain injury in three of every ten...

Mar 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Cody McKenzie Released From UFC, Wants Aoki Bout

In another blow to the UFC’s roster, TUF season 12 fighter Cody McKenzie (pictured), recently announced his UFC release through his official twitter account. The Alaskan native went 3-4 while under the UFC”s employ, most recently dropping an unimpressive bout to Sam Stout on the UFC on FOX 9 card. Outside of his lackluster record,...

Mar 27, 2014 12:48 pm

Report: Aleks Emelianenko Accused Of Raping/Beating Housekeeper

Disturbing news coming out of Russia today. According to a report coming out of LifeNews.ru, one of MMA’s most beloved sons recently found himself in a heap of trouble surrounding some very gross and disgusting allegations of rape and physical abuse. Few details have emerged about the situation, but according to the Russian report, Aleksander...

Mar 27, 2014 12:30 pm

PHOTO’s | Johny Hendricks Surgery Before & After **EXTREMELY GRAPHIC**

Earlier this week, UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks went under the knife to repair a torn bicep. In a release by UFC Tonight, last night, we have some photo’s of the before and after of his open wound during surgery. It’s cool, but gross. You’ve been warned. BECAUSE OF THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF THESE IMAGES YOU...

Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Palhares Laughs Off Ground Threat Of WSOF Champ

This Saturday on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, fights outside the UFC for the first time since 2007. In his WSOF debut, the former top UFC middleweight-turned-welterweight, fights newly minted promotional champion, Steve Carl. Carl boasts an impressive 21-3 record with the majority (nearly all) his wins coming by submission. It’s the perfect scenario for the...

Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am

Holly Holm Not Speaking Of Failed UFC Talks Until After Her Fight

Top MMA prospect and multi-time boxing champion, Holly Holm, was expected to have a smooth transition into the UFC. However, after failed negotiations with the UFC brass, she’s on the outs. Dana White says a deal with her is far off and recently stated that the UFC has zero interest in entertaining her signing. For...

Mar 27, 2014 10:28 am

Four Fighters Dropped From UFC’s Roster

“You win some, you lose some.” A statement that has a few different relevant meanings when discussing the UFC and it’s roster. On one-hand, the UFC is always bringing in the world’s top prospects. New Fighter signings are an almost weekly event over at the UFC headquarters. Usually though, whenever one man enters, another roster...

Mar 27, 2014 10:10 am

VIDEO | Ranger Up Blasts Bisping Hard – Bring Fake Bisping Back

Memories… Remember when Michael Bisping was so infuriated at Jorge Rivera that after he kicked his a$$ he started talking smack and spitting on cornermen? Well all that is back, and Tim Kennedy is looking to exploit those buttons, once again, through more Ranger Up videos. This strategy did not work for Rivera, but will...

Mar 27, 2014 10:01 am

VIDEO | Stitch Duran’s Perspective – WOW!

Jacob “Stitch” Duran is the most famous UFC and Boxing Cutman in the business. Since 2002 he has been wrapping hands and closing cuts in the UFC Octagon and I personally can’t remember an event without him. In boxing the Klitschko Brothers always fly him to Europe to work their corners and Sylvester Stallone puts...

Mar 27, 2014 9:52 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ poster for their upcoming May event going down in Germany. ‘UFC Fight Night 41’ goes down on May 31, from Berlin’s O2 World Arena. As part of a UFC double-header, the Sonnen vs. Wanderlei fight card goes down on the same day...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

Three Time Boxing Champ, Ana Julaton, Makes Jump To MMA

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, the first Filipino-American female boxing champion, is reportedly thinking of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). ONE Fighting Championship’s (ON FC) CEO Victor Cui said he won’t be surprised if Julaton, the former Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, decides to test the waters, being a natural fighter. Women’s MMA has been...

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On NBCSports.com

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com. The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Frank Mir Taking Time Off From Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, has seen better days. The future hall-of-famer is riding a four-fight losing-streak inside the UFC’s Octagon, and for most athletes that means a UFC release. During a recent interview with FOX Sports, Mir’s manager, confirmed that Frank isn’t going to have to test his free-agency worth, because the UFC...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Siver Blames Tainted Supplements On Drug Testing Failure

Prior to UFC 168 I had to hire an external personal trainer and nutritionist to support me with making weight. The nutritionist recommended me a new diet method from the US, which had been successfully used by the stars. Thereupon I asked, if I, as a competitive professional athlete, could safely use this supplement. This...

Mar 26, 2014 9:48 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber Stars In Another Music Video – MUST WATCH!

Bombshell artist, Lauren Mayhew, and Urijah Faber deliver a KNOCKOUT with a modern day version of “Romeo and Juliet” in Lauren’s SMASH single produced by Highbreeze! The video stars multiple other notable fighters and actors as well such as Andre Fili, Jay Hieron, Justin Buchholz, Vince Murdock, Nikee Olivera, TJ Kuahine, Anthony Avila, Jonny Kowalsky,...

Mar 26, 2014 9:38 am

Updated BJPENN.COM MMA Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw the rematch of Shogun vs. Henderson where Dan Henderson overcame being rocked in the first round to Shogun Rua out in the second round, snapping his 3 fight losing streak. Below are the changes made to our rankings, and as always head on over to the rankings...

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...