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Oct 11, 2013 10:20 am

Rousimar Palhares Breaks His Silence, Offers Apology And Explanation

Rousimar Palhares should be celebrating his 31-second victory over Mike Pierce right now! Instead, he is paying the price for his decision-making inside the cage last Wednesday night in Brazil. The former middleweight turned welterweight fighter recently took to twitter to offer up an apology. Check it: I never meant to hurt anyone, as a...

Oct 11, 2013 10:04 am

Rousimar Palhares Suspended By Brazilian Commission For 120 Days

Not only has Rousimar Palhares lost out on his $50,000 ‘Submission of the Night” bonus and his job with the UFC, the welterweight submission artist now has to sit out on the sidelines due to a suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission informed BJPENN.COM that they are suspending Palhares for his ‘anti sportsmanship attitude’ and will...

Oct 11, 2013 9:52 am

Three Title Fights Set For Invicta FC 7 On December 7

Women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships will return to Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City with a stacked, nine-bout event featuring three world title fights, including a main event showdown between reigning flyweight champion Barb Honchak (8-2) of Bettendorf, Iowa and three-time “Fight of the Night” winner Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith...


Oct 11, 2013 9:46 am

Terry Etim Makes Bellator Debut Saturday, November 2nd on Spike TV

Submission ace Terry Etim will return to the cage on November 2nd as the Liverpool native will make his Bellator debut against Patrick Cenoble. The lightweight affair will be featured on Spike TV leading up to Bellator’s highly anticipated Pay-Per-View, which is headlined by MMA icons Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. “Rampage vs. Tito” will...

Oct 11, 2013 9:41 am

UFC Issues Statement On Release Of Rousimar Palhares

  Rousimar Palhares has been making headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. The former UFC middleweight turned welterweight made his 170 pound debut in Brazil on Wednesday, secured a submission in 31-seconds and lost his job the next day for cranking the hold long after his opponent, Mike Pierce, tapped out. The UFC...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 10, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 6

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 6 of his ‘TUF’ experience: Going out for the pool party...

Oct 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Report: Firas Zahabi Says GSP Might Be Done After Hendricks Fight

GSP will no doubt go down as one of the greatest Mixed Martial Artist’s in history. With a dominant reign as UFC champion and only two blemishes on his professional record (Matt Hughes & Matt Serra), he could retire at any moment and have nothing left to prove. Currently scheduled to face Johny Hendricks at...

Oct 10, 2013 12:39 pm

GSP ‘very disappointed’ by lack of UFC support

“The only thing is that I do not know if they (UFC) are willing to support me. I thought they were ready to support me, but I was disappointed, very disappointed with this turn of events. There are things I can not say. I do not want to get back to the UFC because it...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Oct 10, 2013 12:18 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 1 & 2 (Full Fights)

In November 2011, Junior dos Santos ripped Cain Velasquez’ heavyweight title away in a 64-second blitz on live TV (shown above). A year later, Velasquez paid his rival back over twenty-five record-setting, career-defining minutes. As we prepare for the rubber match, enjoy a trip down memory lane and watch their first two-fights. Velasquez vs. Dos...

Oct 10, 2013 12:01 pm

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta Details Future Plans For The UFC

“If the UFC was able to go from what it was back in ’93 to what it is today in only 20 years, if we were able to accomplish what we have in the last 12 years, the next 20 years is going to be the most interesting part. The history’s great and we’ll always...

Oct 10, 2013 11:48 am

Chinzo Machida Hopes To Join His Brother In The UFC

“I broke my hand in the first round of my last fight and fought two more rounds, so my bone shattered. I did one surgery but had to do another with the same hand later. It was a slow recovery, but I’m completely healed now. I’ve started to become a more complete fighter, training more...

Oct 10, 2013 11:33 am

Alessio Sakara Has Third Opponent Set for UFC Fight Night 30, Nicholas Musoke

  UFC Middleweight Alessio Sakara (pictured) will be taking on promotional newcomer, Nicholas Musoke, at UFC Fight Night 30 later in October.  Musoke has replaced Sakara’s opponent, Magnus Cedenblad, who was replacing Sakara’s original opponent in Tom Watson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Alessio Sakara has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 30 later...

Oct 10, 2013 11:26 am

Jake Shields Calling For Rematch With GSP Following Victory Over Maia

“I think [the Maia win] puts me really high back up. Demian Maia was ranked number four in the world (and was on) a four-fight win streak. I already have wins over Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, top contenders. So I want another shot at GSP. Whether I have to fight Rory MacDonald, Carlos Condit, any...

Oct 10, 2013 10:58 am

Maia Criticizes Judges Following Decision Loss To Shields

“I don’t understand the judges. My strategy going into the fifth round was to defend the takedowns and score points standing, so I thought the fight was 3-2 to me. I think the judges should make their criteria more clear and the judges should go public. A decision like this can change a fighter’s life...