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Dec 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 10, 2013 9:41 am

Conor McGregor: ‘Has-Been Diego Sanchez Belongs In Bellator’

“The guy (Diego Sanchez) is a has-been.He should be in Bellator with the rest of the has-beens. There’s no doubt about it. Let’s go back way back to where it really started. In the leadup to my Max Holloway fight in Boston, when I was doing all my media campaign and my media workout and...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 10, 2013 7:29 am

6th Annual ‘Fighters Only’ World MMA Awards Set For Vegas, Feb. 7

The sixth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas early in the New Year, and once again it’s destined to be the most anticipated red carpet event on the mixed martial arts calendar. With a few more weeks still to go, 2013 has already been arguably the most exciting, dramatic and successful...

Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm

Shane Del Rosario Passes Away Following Nearly Two-Week Battle

After nearly two-weeks of hospitalization UFC heavyweight fighter and former kickboxing world champion, Shane Del Rosario has passed away. The top prospect suffered from a Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse on Tuesday, November 26th and had been clinging to life in an Orange County hospital event since. After two-confusing weeks and several mis-reports of his passing, it...

Dec 9, 2013 11:18 am

Undefeated UFC prospect Myles “Fury” Jury receives BJJ Black belt

As one of the breakout fighters of 2012-2013, UFC’s Myles “Fury” Jury has put his talents to the test in thirteen professional mixed martial arts bouts, four of which have been tested inside the ultimate proving grounds; the Octagon, and his perfect record has remained intact. Five of his thirteen wins have come by way...

Dec 9, 2013 11:09 am

Carlos Condit Releases Statement Following Cancellation of Brown Fight

On Saturday we learned that the UFC on FOX 9 bout between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown had been scratched due to a Brown injury. Condit, through his management, released the following statement on the matter: “I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury. This was a fight that I was looking forward...

Dec 9, 2013 10:59 am

POLL | Who Wins Hypothetical Fight Between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg

This week, in the best MMA Poll on-line, we ask fans who would win a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg. The two female champions are bitter rivals, but weighty concerns and promotional boundaries are currently preventing this super fight from taking place. My recent talks with Cris prompted me to put this up...

Dec 9, 2013 10:07 am

FULL EVENT REPLAY | Invicta FC 7 (Video)

Just last Saturday a star-studded cast of female fighters hit the Pay-Per-View airwaves with Invicta FC 7 in Kansas City and today, just two days removed you can watch the full event for free. Hit play above and enjoy!

Dec 9, 2013 9:54 am

Female Prospect Holly Holm Wants ‘Six Figures’ To Face Rousey

There’s no doubt that Holly Holm is UFC bound, the former world champion boxer comes from a fighting pedigree rarely matched in the sport. The one hold up for Holm appears to be the money on the table as the camp already admitted turning down the UFC’s initial offer. Now coming off of her latest...

Dec 9, 2013 9:11 am

PHOTO’s | Mark Hunt Breaks Hand In ‘Fight Night 33’ Main Event Against ‘Bigfoot’

Last Friday Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva put on a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in their UFC Fight Night 33 main event in Brisbane, Australia. The two heavyweight’s collided for five-straight rounds of action packed excitement that saw both fighters get battered, bruised and bloodied in route to a majority draw ruling by...

Dec 9, 2013 8:57 am

Prospect Watch: Holly Holm vs. Angela Hayes Full Fight Video

Holly Holm is quickly carving out a name for herself in Women’s MMA. The former boxing champion has her sights set on the big prize over at the UFC, but that isn’t stopping her pursuit of regional dominance. Enjoy her fight and check out part 2 on Page 2, right HERE.

Dec 9, 2013 8:05 am

POLL RESULTS: Are you still a fan of Ronda Rousey?

13,000 people took part in last week’s BJPENN.COM poll, asking fans if Ronda Rousey was still worthy of your devotion as a fan. Following her stint on the UFC’s hit reality series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, many fans believe that Ronda Rousey is no longer the picture perfect poster child for women’s MMA. Internet chatter would...

Dec 9, 2013 8:00 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar Receives BJJ Blackbelt

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar received his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt from Ricardo Almeida over the weekend. The former champ and current featherweight fighter will now face off with BJ Penn at a yet to be determined place and time in 2014 as part of their TUF season 19 coaching gig.

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 7, 2013 2:05 pm

Watch Tonight’s WSOF 7 Event Live on BJPENN.COM (3P.M. PT)

The World Series Of Fighting promotion returns to action tonight with WSOF 7. WSOF 7 marks the promotions Canadian debut and puts their inaugural featherweight title up for grabs. Starting at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET viewers can catch the fights right here on BJPENN.COM. International viewers will be able to view tonight’s...

Dec 7, 2013 1:55 pm

WSOF 7 LIVE RESULTS THREAD

Tonight BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of the ‘WSOF 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer’ event. We invite our international audience to watch our free live stream of the event in full RIGHT HERE. (U.S. audience must watch the main card on NBC Sports, but can still use THIS LINK to catch our prelims broadcast.) ‘WSOF...

Dec 7, 2013 1:49 pm

Claudia Gadelha Forced To Withdraw From Invicta FC 7 Title Bout Due To Illness

Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled title bout against Carla Esparza after contracting a bacterial infection. “Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines,” said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships....