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Jan 15, 2014 3:30 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Silverio Dominates Vallie-Flagg, Earns Unanimous Win

Elias Silverio showed everyone why he was the favorite to win tonight despite facing an opponent on an eleven fight win-streak. Issac Vallie-Flagg pressed the action right from the start. Both men would make their way back to the center of the octagon often, but it was always Vallie-Flagg that would push the action to...

Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smith Picks Up Split Decision Victory against Houston

These two middleweights did a great job at neutralizing each other’s strengths in the first round. Trevor Smith avoided Brian Houston’s shots by keeping his distance and shooting for takedowns while Houston utilized his sprawl to stay off the ground. It wasn’t until there was one minute left in the first where Houston was finally...

Jan 15, 2014 2:32 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smolka Earns Unanimous Decision Win over Ozkilic

Louis Smolka made his first walk into the octagon with a record of six wins and no losses, but that means nothing when you first step in the octagon. The Hawaiian would have to prove himself in the eyes of the UFC fans, and he did just that by putting on an exciting performance. Neither...


Jan 15, 2014 1:18 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: UFC Newcomer Dariush Chokes Out Brennamen in First Round

Charlie Brennamen walked into the octagon as the favorite, and it looked like he had the fight under control at the start of the first round. Brennamen had the upperhand whenever they clinched and he controlled the cage, making it difficult for Beneil Dariush to get a good combination in. Beneil Dariush caught Charlie Brennamen...

Jan 15, 2014 8:45 am

GSP Calls the UFC a Monopoly

Georges has voiced his distaste for the way that the UFC has handled the improvement of drug testing as of late, saying that it played a big part in his reason for leaving the sport. Recently, Ariel Helwani has posted translations of GSP’s comments including him stating that he he feels that the UFC has...

Jan 15, 2014 7:45 am

Michael Bisping Having Cataract Removed – Must Pass Eye Exam for UFC

Michael Bisping has been on the bench since September due to an eye injury that could be costly to his MMA career. He was set to face off against “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 in October of 2013 in Manchester, England, but the eye injury, a detached retina in...

Jan 15, 2014 6:47 am

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ Main Card Play-By-Play

Tonight at 7:00 P.M. ET/4:00 P.M. PT the UFC hits FOX Sports 1 with the ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ main card. If you cannot make the broadcast, or just need to get caught up on results, BJPENN.COM will be giving you blow-by-blow coverage right here in this thread. Enjoy the fights! (Find...

Jan 15, 2014 6:46 am

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ Live Preliminary Card Results

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ goes down tonight from Atlanta Georgia. If you cannot make the preliminary card, or don’t have your UFC Fight Pass, just check back here for the results. PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS: Beneil Dariush defeated Charlie Brennamen by way of Submission (RNC) 1:45 of Round 1 Vinc Pichel defeated Garrett...

Jan 15, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White Doesn’t Need Protection, Chokes Shaq In Vegas

UFC President Dana White had to show Shaq that he’s not the guy to try and steal from! Dana claimed that on Tuesday the former NBA star tried to snatch his bag so he had no other choice than to put the lock down on the big man. Walkin thru the lobby and literally caught...

Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 15, 2014 6:37 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Tavares vs. Larkin Preview

  Get ready for a throw down when former Strikeforce contender Lorenz Larkin (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) meet this tonight  at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA for UFC Fight Night 35. The bout is set as the co-main event of the evening. UFC Fight Night...

Jan 15, 2014 6:29 am

Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus Doesn’t Feel Like He Has Bellator’s Respect

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus has been slated to defend his title against Pat Curran, the man he last defeated at Bellator 106 to earn the 145-lb. belt.  For Straus, that fight assignment illustrates Bellator’s lack of respect for him as a fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA At Bellator 106 this past November, the...

Jan 15, 2014 6:27 am

Texas BJJ Gym Owner Arrested for Sexual Assault of Underage Student

The 23-year-old owner of the BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Stephenville, Texas was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old student.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Police arrested Samuel David Lewis, the 23-year-old owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville Texas, on Monday and charged him with the sexual...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

Nurmagomedov Says Johnson Needs To Work His Way Up

This past weekend, UFC President Dana White took to twitter and started a whole mess of controversy when he stated that he was unable to find an opponent for dangerous Russian newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then further stirred the pot by saying that former lightweight title runner Nate Diaz turned down an opportunity to fight...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira Targeted for UFC Card in March

When the UFC returns to Brazil for a yet-unannounced Fight Night card in March, C.B. Dollaway (above) and Cezar Ferreira will face off in a middleweight bout.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA C.B. Dollaway and Cezar Ferreira will face off at a to-be-announced UFC Night Card on March 23, the Brazilian media outlet Combate reported on Tuesday....

Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Cat Zingano Releases Statement on Husband’s Death

UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Cat Zingano recently received terrible news, when her long-time husband Mauricio Zingano was found dead in his house on Monday, possibly from a suicide. She recently released a statement to MMAWeekly.com, saying: Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away....

Jan 14, 2014 7:00 pm

GSP Cites UFC’s Lack Of Support On Drug Testing As Reason For Leaving

Ever since Georges St-Pierre first announced his plans to take a hiatus from the sport of MMA, the tension between the former welterweight champ and the UFC has been exponentially growing. And on Tuesday, GSP added a little more fuel to the fire, admitting that one of the main reasons he decided to vacate his welterweight...

Jan 14, 2014 5:55 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold & Costa Philippou Staredown At Today’s Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow night on Fox Sports 1, Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou, square off in a very important middleweight bout that will likely propel the winner up the ranks. If you missed our live broadcast of today’s weigh-ins ceremony, here are the main and co-main event staredowns from it. Rockhold vs. Philippou:   Tavares vs. Larkin:...

Jan 14, 2014 2:09 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-In Results

Today the UFC hit Atlanta with the UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-ins event. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, below are the results in full:   MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185) Lorenz Larkin (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185) T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs....

Jan 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Cat Zingano’s Husband Found Dead at 37, Suicide Likely Cause

Tragic news is just hitting the MMA world today, as we learn of the death of Cat Zingano’s husband, Mauricio Zingano. Zingano was just 37 years old when he was found dead in his Westminster, Colorado home Monday night. There is currently no cause of death determined in the case, but the Jefferson County coroner’s...

Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Poster

UFC officials have released a snack peek poster for the upcoming UFC 171 event in March. UFC 171 features a welterweight title fight in the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit