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Apr 23, 2013 8:15 am

Rousey opens as 7-1 favorite over Cat Zingano

Even though the fight is close to 6 months away, the folks at bestfightodds.com have already pinned current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) as a 7-1 favorite over #1 contender Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Zingano was able to stop Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with strikes in the third...

Apr 23, 2013 8:12 am

Bisping: No One Is Going To Give A S#!t About Belcher After This Fight

“Alan Belcher, he’s trying to take a page out of my book or he’s trying to be Chael Sonnen. He’s being someone very, very different for this fight. I’m not quite sure I understand it. He’s trying to be all vocal, making video blogs and doing this and that, and he’s trying to convince himself...

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 10:25 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones Extended Preview

After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers.

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Moving To 170 A Big Mistake

“I think going to 170 is a big mistake. Big, strong guys at 170.” … “He can make 155. Look what happened tonight at 155.” Prior to stepping into the cage against Josh Thomson, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, stated he was headed back to the welterweight division after UFC on FOX 7....

Apr 22, 2013 9:28 am

Chad Mendes Hoping For Title Shot By Years End

“I would really like to fight for the title this year. But ultimately it’s up to the UFC and these guys… Right now I’m going to take a little bit of time off. I mean, that was three camps back-to-back-to-back for me, so I just want to rest for a couple weeks.” Chad “Money” Mendes...

Apr 22, 2013 9:12 am

Benson Henderson Anticipates Rematch With Melendez In The Future

“At 155 the division is so stacked, so deep, the top five guys are like this far apart – they’re very close the top-5 guys, the top-10 guys at 155. Do I imagine I will be seeing Gil again? Yeah I’ll be seeing Gil again and he’ll want to beat the crap out of me,...

Apr 22, 2013 9:04 am

Judge Who Scored Fight for Melendez Trains Under Cesar Gracie

  This past Saturday, at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson brought yet another title fight into the championship rounds, winning a razor-thin split decision victory that could have justifiably gone either way. When it was all said and done, it seemed like a typical Benson Henderson fight with a typical decision...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 20, 2013 8:15 pm

UFC on Fox 7 Bonus Report: Brown, Mein, Thomson, and Romero take Home $50,000

UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs Melendez took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose California. After a night full of impressive performances and devastating knockouts, the performance bonuses are as follows: Fight of the Night (FOTN) Bonus: Matt Brown and Jordan Mein Knockout of the Night (KOTN) Bonus: Josh Thomson and Yoel Romero...

Apr 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Benson Henderson Proposes To Girlfriend After Succesful Title Defense

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) After a great night of fights that saw eight knockouts, Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez fought to an extremely close decision that saw Ben Henderson defeat Gilbert Melendez by majority decision. After Henderson was declared the winner he called over to a friend and went on to successfully propose to his...

Apr 20, 2013 12:47 pm

GLORY 7 MILAN: Hafid El Boustati vs. Giorgio Petrosyan Results

Welcome to BJPENN.com’s coverage of GLORY 7. Milan, Italy (April 19, 2013) – Giorgio Petrosyan (77-1-1, 35 KO’s) and Hafid El Boustati (67-7-3, 19 KO’s) came face to face at yesterday’s official GLORY 7 MILAN weigh-ins, which saw all the fighters make weight at the first attempt. Words have gone back and forth between the...

Apr 20, 2013 9:42 am

UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary Card Live Play-By-Play

The UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary card kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET. For those who missed the live broadcast or are unable to catch the action we have this live results and play-by-play for you. Tune in here at 4:00 p.m. to catch all the action on your computer screen or catch up on...

Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC on FOX 7’s Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to FOX tonight with a star-studded main card featuring many notable faces. In the main event Gilbert Melendez will attempt to capture UFC gold against champion, Benson Henderson. UFC on FOX 7 takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Immediately following tonight’s event viewers can tune in...

Apr 20, 2013 9:28 am

Video: Daniel Cormier & Frank Mir Get In Heated Exchange

Daniel Cormier makes his UFC debut at FOX UFC Saturday against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Cormier spoke with UC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani after the Weigh-In and it didn’t take long for DC to get heated.

Apr 20, 2013 9:23 am

Video: Florian & Cruz Breakdown UFC on FOX 7

FOX UFC Saturday is just around the corner and that means UFC Tonight has some predictions to make. Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian take the stage to give their predictions for Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir and Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 20, 2013 9:15 am

All Fighters Pass TUF 17 Finale Drug Tests

In a somewhat rare event, the Nevada State Athletic Commission drug tested all 24 fighters from last weekend’s Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale card. All fighters came up clean. The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale took place on April 13 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show was capped off...

Apr 20, 2013 9:09 am

Benson Henderson Set On Retiring At 33

The champ has a game plan! UFC lightweight king, Benson Henderson, is quick to let everyone know his intentions on beating Anderson Silva’s record. In an interview with FUEL TV’s Ariel Helwani, he goes on to say that in order to do that, he needs to fight three-time per year until he is 33 and...

Apr 20, 2013 9:03 am

VIdeo Replay: UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-Ins

Yesterday BJPENN.COM aired the live broadcast of the UFC on FOX 7 weigh-in show. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the event, we have included the full replay in entirety in the player above. UFC on FOX 7 takes place tonight and features a lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez...