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Nov 7, 2013 8:00 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Believes’ She Can Beat Cain Velasquez

A very confident female bantamweight champion, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey, is about as outspoken as they come. Which is why it should come as no surprise to anyone that the UFC’s leading lady came out publicly to the Latin media and said that she believes she has a shot at taking out Cain Velasquez, the UFC’s...

Nov 7, 2013 7:44 am

.GIF | Bobby Green’s Controversial Fight Ending Gut (Or Nut?) Shot

During last night’s UFC main card, lightweights Bobby Green and James Krause engaged in a battle that was stopped short after three questionable low blows delivered by the kicks of Green. After the first two illegal groin shots, referee John McCarthy deducted a point, without warning, from Green. Upon a third low blow, McCarthy stopped...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Nov 6, 2013 8:05 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31′ Bonus Winners: Khabilov/Masvidal, Kennedy and Chiesa

Knockout of the Night: Tim Kennedy Tim Kennedy made the troops in attendance proud tonight with his knockout victory over Rafael Natal. Having served for his country like those in attendance, Kennedy knew that he needed to provide the crowd with something they would remember for years to come. What better way to send the...

Nov 6, 2013 7:08 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Kennedy Rocks Natal In The First, Wins By TKO

Tim Kennedy walked into the octagon with the support of the troops and was fired up before the bell even started. Though he was so excited for the fight to start, his striking was very cautious and it hindered him early on. It took everyone by surprise that Rafael Natal was getting the upperhand by...

Nov 6, 2013 5:53 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Romero Knocks Markes Out In The 3rd Round

Yoel Romero showed great versatility and knockout power in his performance tonight. To quote Joe Rogan, “That man’s something.” Romero has about as odd of a striking game as you’ll see while watching the UFC. In the first round, he threw oblique kicks and body shots to soften up his opponent. Almost nobody expected Markes...

Nov 6, 2013 5:09 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Khabilov Defeats Masvidal By Way Of Decision

Khabilov opened up the first round with a thunderous overhand right that let Masvidal know he was not to be underestimated. Jorge Masvidal let it be known that although he got cracked with a decent shot, it did not phase him and he continued to press forward. The two exchanged some decent shots throughout the...

Nov 6, 2013 10:04 am

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Today the UFC is giving back to the United States Armed service men and women with ‘UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal.’ Straight from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Middleweight fighter and U.S. Military combat veteran Tim Kennedy will face off with Brazilian import Rafael Natal in the main...

Nov 6, 2013 9:42 am

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Live Preliminary Card Results

Today’s Fight For The Troops 3 event goes down from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell starting at 12:15 p.m. PT, 3:15 p.m. ET. For preliminary card action, you can tune in right here for our live up-to-the-minute results: (note: Looking for main card results? Click here for our live play-by-play and results thread) Preliminary Card: (FOX Sports...

Nov 6, 2013 9:17 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC Post-Fight Press Conference Live (10:15pm)

UFC action returns tonight from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell, for ‘UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal.’ Immediately following tonight’s live event, you can come back here to this very thread to catch BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the media-only post-fight press conference.

Nov 6, 2013 9:16 am

Watch 4 UFC Prelim Fights Live & Free Right Here on BJPENN.COM

Live and Free on BJPENN.COM starting at 12:15 p.m. PT will be the first four bouts from today’s UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal’ event. Come back here and tune in at 12:15 p.m. PT / 3:15 p.m. ET and hit play in the video player above to...

Nov 6, 2013 8:13 am

Win A Free Trip To Hawaii – The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing Contest Is Back

The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing contest is back! That’s right Penn Nation, the second coming of our popular shadow boxing contest has returned to grant one lucky enthusiast an opportunity to fly to Hilo, Hawaii, to enjoy the island and train at the world-renowned Penn Training and Fitness Center with Team Penn. All that is required...

Nov 6, 2013 8:01 am

Dana White & Bjorn Rebney Trade Barbs On Twitter, Explain Recent Comments

The Bellator promotion has ushered itself in as America’s second leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion. In what many consider a distant second place behind the UFC, Bellator has secured a slot on Spike TV, acquired some of the UFC’s most recognizable faces and has made a valiant push towards becoming a competitor in the space...

Nov 6, 2013 7:19 am

UFC Boss Says Mayhem Miller Deserved What Uriah Hall Dished Out

We know that Dana White’s initial reaction to the Hall vs. Mayhem Scuffle wasn’t all that bad for Uriah Hall, who is still under contract with the UFC. For the UFC boss, his dislike for Mayhem Miller and the circumstances surrounding the incident were both reason to look the other way and not invoke any...

Nov 6, 2013 7:09 am

Dana White: ‘We’re just not mainstream’

“It takes a long time. We’ve only been here for 13 years [as owners] and we really didn’t even start kicking until 2005, 2006.” White told a story about sitting with his kids in seats on the 50-yard line at Gillette Stadium over the weekend to watch his New England Patriots play the Pittsburgh Steelers....

Nov 6, 2013 7:05 am

Dana White: Vitor Belfort still No. 1 contender, but must beat Hendo to keep status

It’s safe to say that Dana White and Vitor Belfort don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things, but, the one thing the pair can agree on is that “The Phenom” is the middleweight division’s No. 1 contender. The UFC president repeated that sentiment on Tuesday, stating on a conference call that Belfort “definitely”...

Nov 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167, UFC seeks replacement for Sergio Pettis

Today, UFC officials annoucned the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 167 bout opposite promotional newcomer, Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), due to an injury. According to UFC officials, the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Lee, however, a new opponent for Pettis has yet to...

Nov 5, 2013 1:36 pm

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa set for March 8 headliner in London

According to ‘The Telegraph,’ UFC light heavyweight contender, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (15-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC), will still headline the UFC’s return to London this March, now opposite undefeated slugger Jimi Manuwa (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). Gustafsson was originally slated to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the evenings main event, but “Lil Nog” was forced...

Nov 5, 2013 11:39 am

Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City. Rampage Jackson...