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Jun 6, 2013 6:01 am

Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 continues to take shape as it was announced that a featherweight bout between Diego Brandao (17-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Daniel Pineda (18-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to the August event. The winner of Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Diego Brandao, is currently riding back-to-back wins,...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 4:17 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH TJ GRANT, LYLE BEERBOHM AND DAN LAUZON (5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by WSOF fighters Dan Lauzon and Lyle Beerbohm to discuss their upcoming fights at WSOF 3. Also on the show will be the UFC’s number one ranked lightweight...

Jun 5, 2013 10:25 am

Dan Henderson: I have unfinished business with Jon Jones

Former Strikeforce and Pride champion, Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is 100 percent focused on his UFC 161 headliner with opponent Rashad Evans (17-3-1 MMA, 12-3-1 UFC). But, Hendo says he still has unfinished business with current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones: “Obviously, that’s something that was supposed to happen last year and...

Jun 5, 2013 10:12 am

Raphael Assuncao didn’t know his arm was broken

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan UFC on Fuel TV 10 fighter Raphael Assuncao assumed he tore a muscle as he continued his fight with Mike Easton to a unanimous decision win back at UFC on Fox 7. Assuncao spoke to mmajunkie.com about the fight saying: “It was only after the fight that I realized my...

Jun 5, 2013 10:10 am

UFC Bans Brazilian Brand ‘Pretorian’ from the Octagon

  Unfortunate news for top Brazilian apparel company ‘Pretorian’ as the UFC announced that the brand had been banned from appearing as a sponsor during UFC events. Fighters Only broke the news. MMA managers received the news earlier this week in a memo sent from the UFC. There is no direct reason given for the...

Jun 5, 2013 10:04 am

Kenny Florian: “Fighters deserve to get paid more”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Kenny Florian spoke to the New York post recently about how the UFC pays it’s fighters, following comments made by former UFC fighters Jacob Volkmann and John Cholish who recently spoke against the amount of money the UFC actually pays it’s fighters. “I think the fighters do deserve to get...

Jun 5, 2013 7:25 am

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton and Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff added to UFC 163

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 163 event set for August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A featherweight bout between Rani Yahya (18-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Josh Clopton (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first announced by UFC officials on Tuesday evening. The former WEC bantamweight title...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Miesha Tate vs Kaitlin Young

Miesha Tate’s Pro Debut was part of the HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women’s Tournament which took place on November 24, 2007. Following a controversial decision win over Jan Finney, Miesha was KO’d at :30 sec of the 1st round by a vicious round kick to the face from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young. Miesha Tate faces...

Jun 5, 2013 5:45 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: “Holyfield’s Ear Tasted Like S***”

Heavyweight Boxing legend and avid UFC fan, Mike Tyson, dropped by UFC Tonight to go through an intense round of Octo-Questions with Ariel Helwani. Tyson talked candidly about Dana White, UFC vs Boxing and even the notorious ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield.

Jun 5, 2013 5:34 am

Bisping Undergoes Eye Surgery For Detached Retina

Ironically in his last fight against Alan Belcher, Michael Bisping damaged his eye and tore his retina in an injury that required surgery to repair. “The Count” landed a nasty eye-poke to Belcher in the final frame of action in their bout, but somewhere throughout the course of the three-rounds is the one with severe...

Jun 5, 2013 5:28 am

Quick Twitt | Champ Cruz Cleared To Train Boxing By Doctors

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been on the shelf so long many forgot that Barao’s title is only an interim belt. The Alliance based fighter finally delivered a ray of hope yesterday in the form of a twitter post that doctors have cleared him to begin training again.

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...

Jun 4, 2013 8:33 pm

Tavares/McDaniel, Voelker/Head Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

Two more matchups have been confirmed by the UFC’s official Twitter account as middleweights Brad Tavares (10-1) and Bubba McDaniel (21-6) fight and Bobby Voelker (24-9) takes on James Head (9-3), both at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 on August 28th. McDaniel currently rides a seven-fight win streak with his most recent being a...

Jun 4, 2013 8:13 pm

Sarah Kaufman vs. Sara McMann Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

  A women’s bantamweight fight between Sarah Kaufman (16-2) and undefeated Sara McMann (7-0) has been confirmed for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1. UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 takes place on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. That card will be headlines with a welterweight rematch as Carlos Condit...

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

Jun 4, 2013 4:47 pm

Rampage Promises Big Changes In MMA For Fighters

“When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true. When other fighters get the chance to see everything I’m able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you’re going to see a big change...

Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

Jun 4, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire.