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Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

Bout Between Undefeated Lightweights Ernest Chavez And Elias Silverio Added To Fight Night 42 Card

UFC has added another bout to the Fight Night 42 lineup. Unbeaten lightweight Ernest Chavez will take on Brazilian Elias Silverio (also undefeated… and also a lightweight, obviously) at the event, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The headliner for the card is a highly anticipated one, as we will finally see current “TUF:...

Mar 26, 2014 10:05 pm

VIDEO | UFC Leaks Chael/Wandy Spat That Nearly Ends TUF Brazil

Things got off to a tense start as coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen began team selections on the third season of TUF Brazil. Paula Sack finds out what happened. Catch episode three now live on UFC Fight Pass. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Weidman To Undergo Minor Surgery on Both Knees

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is going under the knife. Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees next week, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight. “He’s in relatively good spirits. He’s been battling knee problems since high school,” Helwani said. “He’s had meniscal tears in both his knees...

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 12:32 pm

VIDEO | Cyborg Smashes Chicks In The World Of Muay Thai

Cris Cyborg takes her skills to Muay Thai against Jennifer Colomb at Lion Fight 11 outside at the Fremont Street Experience. See Cris Cyborg in action again at Lion Fight 14 March 28th on AXS TV! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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 12:19 pm

Brazil Commission Says Jorgensen’s ‘BS’ Fight Outcome Stands

Although some might like seeing head-butts legalized in the sport, alas, they are not. That’s something that Scott Jorgensen would like to remind the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) and it’s director, Cristiano Sampaio, after his recent loss to Jussier Formiga during their bout last weekend, at UFC Fight Night 38 (that took place on...

Mar 26, 2014 11:03 am

Alan Belcher and Antonio Nogueria Removed From UFC Rankings

Strangely, both Alan Belcher and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria have mysteriously disappeared from the UFC rankings. Earlier this week, both fighters were sitting happily within the top 15 of their respected weight classes. However, within the last day or so, their names have been removed. In regards to Alan Belcher, he recently stated that he’s decided...

Mar 26, 2014 10:35 am

Fabio Maldonado: “When I’m tired and bleeding, I fight better”

I’m not going to deny that some of the guys (okay, most of the guys) that practice MMA are suckers for punishment (some more than others). As for Fabio Maldonado, he’s one of those guys that’s like an old T.V.; In order for him to work right, you have to bang him around a bit....

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...

Mar 26, 2014 6:47 am

UFC 173 Ticket Sales Postponed While Hunt For Main Event Continues

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 173 fight card were supposed to go on sale today, but that’s not happening. UFC officials have opted to hold off on sales while they search for a new main event. Originally UFC 173 was to be headlined by Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. The TRT ban nixed that fight...

Mar 26, 2014 6:31 am

Josh Koscheck Wants At Least Two More Fights In The UFC

“I have two more fights on my contract, and I plan on fighting those out and seeing if I want to continue. I’m obligated to two more fights with the UFC.” “I’ve been training my whole life. I’ve never had a break. I feel like I need to get away and take some time off...

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 26, 2014 6:21 am

After Will Chope’s UFC Release, Assault Victim Speaks Out In Favor Of Him

Last weekend, Will Chope was let go by the UFC due to a domestic violence charge being brought to light. Now, domestic violence is something that the UFC should always have a zero-tolerance policy for. There’s no excuse, no reason, and no explanation that would ever be good enough to warrant these kinds of actions....

Mar 26, 2014 6:19 am

Fabio Maldonado Seeking Dream Fight Against Dan Henderson

After an impressive and action-packed fight that brought a unanimous decision win against Gian Villante, UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has taken to social media to request his dream fight. Maldonado, currently on a three fight win streak, asked Dana White and the UFC for the chance to fight UFC legend Dan Henderson. Thank all...

Mar 26, 2014 6:10 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Further Explains How Jon Jones Is Avoiding Him

“If I look at Jones’ perspective I don’t think that’s strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn’t make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he’s...