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Dec 13, 2013 9:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 9 event, BJPENN.COM is bringing fight fans a live stream of today’s weigh-ins ceremony. UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down tomorrow night on FOX from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. The same venue hosts today’s weigh-ins. Join us here at approximately 4:00 p.m. PT /...

Dec 13, 2013 9:35 am

Watch Today’s Josh Thomson UFC Q&A Live On BJPENN.COM (2 p.m. PT)

As part of the UFC on FOX 9 Pre-fight festivities , top UFC lightweight contender, Josh Thomson will be hosting today’s UFC Q&A session just north of his hometown in Sacramento, California. BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the event that precedes today’s Weigh-ins ceremony and EA Sports Cover Winner announcement. You can...


Dec 13, 2013 9:23 am

PHOTO | EA Sports Reveals Jon Jones Videogame Character

That picture above isn’t real, but it is ‘As Real As It Gets!’ With the release of the new UFC EA Sports video game coming soon the good folks at EA Sports have given us a quick shot of what potential buyers can expect from the highly anticipated release. Check it: They’re coming! First #EASPORTSUFC...

Dec 13, 2013 9:13 am

UFC On FOX 9: Mendes Thinks ‘Big Headed Lentz Is Too Cocky’

“His demeanor, the way he thinks he’s going to run through me. He’s cocky. I just don’t like it. No (He hasn’t earned the right to be cocky). I don’t think he’s fought anybody of my caliber. He’s never fought anybody as athletic; he’s got a big head on his shoulders and he talks a...

Dec 13, 2013 9:03 am

UFC Strawweight Bec Hyatt On The “Huge Role” Of Sex Appeal In Women’s MMA

When you type “MMA women” into Google’s search engine, you get a fairly accurate representation of societies outlook on the fairer sex in the world of combat sports. “The 12 Hottest Women in MMA“… “Brutal Women’s MMA Knockout!”… “The Pound-For-Pound best Women in MMA Today” and “Sexiest arms in Women’s MMA” are just some of the headlines you’ll...

Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am

UFC Imports Another Top Russian Prospect

The UFC is on the hunt for Russian talent and the latest addition to their roster comes by way of Dagestan, Russia in the form of lightweight prospect Rashid Magomedov. Magomedov joins his fellow Dagestani imports,Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rustam Khabilov and Azamat Gashimov in the UFC and according to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, he will be making...

Dec 13, 2013 8:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Bantamweight Contender Cat Zingano Back To Training

Female bantamweight contender Cat Zingano should be preparing for her title shot against Ronda Rousey right now. Instead, the UFC’s true number one contender is out on the sidelines rehabbing a knee injury that forced her out of her TUF coaching gig and title shot. However, good news on the Zingano front has now come...

Dec 13, 2013 8:22 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan & Eddie Bravo Talk Kron & Rickson Gracie At ADCC 2013

In this video UFC Commentator and comedian Joe Rogan and his good friend and BJJ Black Belt Eddie Bravo, founder of 10th planet Jujitsu, talk about this years ADCC 2013. I finally had the pleasure of meeting up with Eddie Bravo at this years ADCC 2013 Beijing, China and got to interview him about the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum Will Fight Winner Of Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett Fight

Following the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White shed some light on the future of the UFC heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has stated that he would wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovered from his shoulder surgery, but it seems as though White thinks that will not be the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:09 am

UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds

The odds are out for tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 9 card in Sacramento, Calif., and there aren’t many surprises. The match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benevidez odds are close to even, with Johnson being a -135 favorite, and Benevidez as a +115 underdog. The co-main event match up between Urijah Faber...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...

Dec 13, 2013 8:04 am

All 11 Invicta Strawweights heading to TUF 20 will be paid prior to filming

This past Wednesday night, UFC president Dana White announced that the organization had picked up the contracts of 11 strawweights from Invicta FC. The eleven 115-pounders will be featured on season #20 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ which is set to start filming in May 2014. “TUF 20” will be the first season to feature an...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 13, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Mac Danzig shuns sponsors in important fight with Joe Lauzon

Mac Danzig is set to face off against always-dangerous BJJ practitioner Joe Lauzon this weekend during the main card of UFC on FOX 9. However, due to his own choosing, Danzig will not be receiving the usual immediate financial rewards that most fighters receive. Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) and Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC),...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

Dec 13, 2013 7:23 am

Al Iaquinta Faces Kevin Lee At UFC 169

Al Iaquinta, who lost in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 against Micheal Chiesa, will face undefeated prospect Kevin Lee (pictured) at UFC 169. Lee has won 4 straight by submission, and has won seven fights in a row. Iaquinta has won two out of three of his UFC fights, and looks to...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Shane del Rosario’s family will donate his organs, plans to create a foundation

  Shane del Rosario suffered a sudden heart attack on Nov. 26. He fought for nearly two weeks before dying at just 30-years-old The family of the former UFC/Strikeforce fighter released a statement on Tuesday in which it announced that it would honor his wishes by donating his organs. Del Rosario is suspected to have...

Dec 12, 2013 3:37 pm

PHOTO | ‘UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi’ Poster

Probably one of the ugliest UFC posters in recent memory has been released by The Ultimate Fighting Championship for their upcoming UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi fight card. The FOX Sports 1 event is set to go down from the Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil, on Feb. 15, 2014. Check it out...