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Feb 9, 2014 8:39 am

Sarah Kaufman vs. Shayna Baszler set for TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City

Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Shayna Baszler  (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest additions to April’s “TUF Nations Finale” event in Quebec City. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking yesterday afternoon. Canadian Sarah Kaufman will fight for the second time under the UFC banner this April. Her promotional debut came against Jessica...

Feb 9, 2014 8:03 am

Swanson to Aldo: “Man up and move up, or stay here and let’s fight”

Since losing to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut back in November of 2011, Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has since put together a five-fight win streak that has him sitting in prime spot for a shot at featherweight gold. Cub recently sat down with Steph Daniels of BloodyElbow.com where he shared his opinion of what long time...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...


Feb 7, 2014 10:47 pm

Nikita Krylov drops to 205, replaces Thiago Silva against St. Preux

Nikita Krylov (16-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is making the drop to light heavyweight, this in order to replace Thiago Silva against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas. UFC officials announced the switch this evening, just hours after breaking the news that the promotion had terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, who was...

Feb 7, 2014 9:10 pm

Pablo Popovitch issues statement regarding Thiago Silva’s arrest

The now former UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, appeared before Florida State Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, one of Thiago’s two alleged...

Feb 7, 2014 6:23 pm

TUF China Finale complete with 10 bouts

The ‘TUF China Finale’ is now complete with 10 exciting bouts rounding up the card. The event, which will crown China’s first-ever Ultimate Fighter winners, is set to go down March 1 live from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. UFC officials announced three bouts today, which completed the 10-bout fight card: Undefeated Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA)...

Feb 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Ben Askren to fight for ONE FC Welterweight World Title in May

In an interview with Yahoo Sports, former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren (12-0 MMA) announced that he will fight for ONE FC gold in May. “Funky” went on to say that he will face the winner of ONE FC’s inaugural welterweight world title bout which features Brock Larson taking on Nobutatsu Suzuki. The Larson vs....

Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...

Feb 7, 2014 1:10 pm

Thiago Silva Police Report Details History Of Domestic Abuse – Put Gun In Wifes Mouth

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released copies of Thiago Silva’s police report. The pages (above, click to enlarge) read as follows: “The above listed defendant, Thiago Silva and the victim Thaysa Silva have been married for thirteen years and have no children in common. Silva trains as a mixed martial arts fighter for the...

Feb 7, 2014 12:40 pm

VIDEO | Thiago Silva’s Bond Hearing (Full Replay)

Earlier today, Thiago Silva entered the courtroom for the first time since behind arrested in a domestic dispute last night. During the hearing the judge went over the charges, the police report, spoke to investigators and determined what he planned to do with Silva going forward. Hit play and skip to around the 2:18:00 mark....

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 am

Thiago Silva Held Without Bond Following Hearing – Charges Reduced From Attempted Murder

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared before Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). As you probably already know, Thiago Silva was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light heavyweight fighter is apparently having marital...

Feb 7, 2014 8:00 am

PHOTO | The Man Who Drove Thiago Silva Over The Edge & Had Alleged Affair With Wife

Thiago Silva is currently in custody, facing multiple violent charges for an armed tirade inside a jiu jitsu academy. The Brazilian slugger, who was scheduled to fight at UFC 171, was apparently living with a two-timing wife. The man responsible for Mrs. Silva’s infidelities, is reportedly, Pablo Popovitch (pictured), owner of an American Top Team...

Feb 7, 2014 6:49 am

Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes set for UFC on FOX 11 event

UFC officials recently announced that a middleweight bout featuring Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Caio Magalhaes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card in Orlando, Florida. A cast member on “TUF 17,” Josh Samman made his official octagon debut at the shows Finale in 2013,...

Feb 7, 2014 6:31 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Thiago Silva Situation

UFC officials are quick to respond when one of their fighters breaks the code of conduct. Such is the case with the recently jailed, Thiago Silva. Check it: “This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva. We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at...

Feb 7, 2014 6:27 am

VIDEO | Dan Hardy’s ‘Beyond The Octagon’ Segment

British UFC welterweight Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy chats with rugby union star James Haskell about the heart condition that has kept him out of the Octagon, and reveals his thoughts on his future career.

Feb 7, 2014 6:27 am

Following Arrest, Thiago Silva Faces Multiple Charges, Including Attempted Murder

We’re going to be talking about this for days, so grab your popcorn. As everyone is well aware, Thiago Silva, was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida, home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light-heavyweight fighter is having marital problems, including issues with famed jiu jitsu coach, Pablo Popovitch. We got...

Feb 7, 2014 6:26 am

Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC on FOX 11

According to a report from MMAJunkie, a welterweight bout between Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card. Canadian Jordan Mein is coming off a loss to surging welterweight contender, Matt Brown, at the UFC on FOX 7 event...

Feb 7, 2014 6:20 am

VIDEO | A Jailed Thiago Silva: Wife ‘Wants My House, Wants My Money’

Reporter: Did you pull a gun on your wife? Silva: No. Reporter: Why did you go there? Silva: She want my money. Reporter: It was your money? What happened? Tell me. Silva: She want my money. She want my house. She want my money. Want more on Thiago Silva’s legal issues, including what sent him...

Feb 7, 2014 6:12 am

PHOTO | Thiago Silva’s Mug Shot

Last night, BJPENN.COM, broke some troubling news about top UFC light-heavyweight, Thiago Silva. He was arrested after a public dispute with a gun, following rumors of his wife cheating on him with Jiu Jitsu coach, Pablo Popovitch. Now we have the mug shot. More to come as it unravels. Stay Tuned to BJPENN.COM. Want more...

Feb 7, 2014 6:03 am

VIDEO | Herb Dean Talks About Bad Calls Inside The Cage

Herb Dean found himself under fire this week for blowing the UFC 169 main event between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. Now, the man who many consider the best ref in the business, discusses other blown calls he’s made inside the cage.

Feb 7, 2014 5:48 am

UFC Celebrates Black History Month with Events in Cities Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will celebrate Black History Month by taking part in a series of events and appearances nationwide throughout the month of February. UFC stars such as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, Uriah Hall, Rashad Evans, Anthony Johnson, Tyron Woodley and Phil Davis will visit multiple cities across the United...

Feb 6, 2014 7:48 pm

UFC GYM Celebrates 100th Gym Opening With Second Official BJ Penn Facility

UFC GYM, known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness, will celebrate the opening of its newest gym in Waikele, HI on Saturday, Feb. 8th. UFC GYM BJ Penn is a partnership with former two-division champion and Season 19 coach of The Ultimate Fighter®, BJ Penn. In addition to being the...

Feb 6, 2014 7:25 pm

Rampage Fed Up With Pro Wrestling Haters

“People don’t understand how tough it is. It hurts. It hurts hitting the ropes. Getting slammed… All that stuff hurts. It’s like being a live stunt man… I saw a guy get hurt. I saw it with my own two eyes. The guy got hurt and he still had to keep going. He got hurt...