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Jul 15, 2013 4:26 pm

Anthony Johnson Slated to Face Mike Kyle in WSOF 5 Headliner

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today BJPenn.com gained word that a light-heavyweight battle between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-4) and Mike Kyle (20-9-1) is slated to headline World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 5. Officials made the announcement earlier today. WSOF 5 is scheduled to take place on September 14th at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey and Johnson vs. Kyle will be the...

Jul 15, 2013 2:44 pm

UFC 167: ‘St. Pierre vs. Hendricks’ to be held at MGM Grand

The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will house Georges St. Pierre’s second title defense of the year. UFC welterweight champion St. Pierre will face No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks at the UFC 167: “St. Pierre vs. Hendricks” pay-per-view event. The on-sale date for the Nov. 21 event tickets is Aug. 7. Hendricks is...

Jul 15, 2013 12:11 pm

UFC Spends Second Most of Any Major Sporting Company in Lobbying Efforts in 2012

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you’re fighting for the right things it  never seems like spending too much is a concern of high regard. Take it from the UFC’s recent spending this past year on Capitol Hill. The world’s number one MMA promotion spent a hefty $620,000 dollars in lobbying efforts in 2012 while they tried...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show” “Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end...


Jul 15, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rousey vs. Tate 1 Full Fight

This fight is not for the squeamish. Both Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate have a bit of history heading back to their days under the Strikeforce banner. If you missed their first fight than enjoy it above!

Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

Anthony Pettis Comments on Title Shot Against Henderson

“It wasn’t like nothing happened. I tore my LCL, it’s still a serious injury, but it isn’t as bad as an ACL or meniscus tear. Minimum is supposed to be six weeks out, but I’ve got a good therapist here, and I feel confident enough that I can take this fight,” Pettis stated. “You can’t...

Jul 15, 2013 10:19 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cyborg vs. Coenen II From Last Weekend’s Invicta FC 6

Last weekend Marloes Coenen got a shot at redemption against top female featherweight fighter, Chris ‘Cyborg’ Santos. The two originally squared off under the Strikeforce banner, but faced off again Saturday night for a shot at the Invicta FC featherweight crown. If you missed the fight, check it out above in its entirety.

Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am

Manager: Anderson Silva Plans On Finishing 10 Fight Contract

“Anderson Silva will fight out the nine fights on his contract. But his next fight will be against Chris Weidman.” Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently sat down with AXS TV’s Inside MMA and told the panel there that his client plans on finishing out his 10-fight UFC deal. At 38-years old can he do...

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms To Fans ‘He’s Back’

UFC President Dana White announced on Sports Center that he has booked Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II For UFC 168 in December. As part of the coverage of this announcement, ESPN released this video of Anderson Silva confirming to his fans that he is back. “I back, trust me, I back”, confirmed the former...

Jul 15, 2013 9:50 am

UFC Matchmaking Department Busy With Five New Fight Bookings

With the year half over, the UFC is rounding out the final bookings for the remainder of the 2013 calendar. We’ve seen the next several headlining bouts get booked up in the past week or so, but the UFC keeps adding the supporting casts to these shows at a very rapid pace. Most recently UFC...

Jul 15, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK PIC | Matt Hughes Inducted in to Pro Wrestling HOF

UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes received the Lou Thesz Award at the 2013 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa this weekend. Here is Matt with Lynn Taylor, Jim Brunzell, George Napolitano and Edge.

Jul 15, 2013 9:27 am

Cormier vs. ‘Big Country’ Being Considered For UFC 166

In what is being reported as his last fight in the heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier is likely to face one of his many rivals in Roy Nelson at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. UFC 166 is set to take place on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cormier has mentioned...

Jul 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Invicta FC 6 results: Cyborg defeats Coenen to claim inaugural Featherweight Championsip | Full card results

MAIN CARD Cris “Cyborg” Santos def. Marloes Coenen via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 4:02 – to claim inaugural featherweight title Claudia Gadelha def. Ayaka Hamasaki via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:58 Lauren Taylor def. Sarah D’alelio via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jennifer Maia vs. Leslie Smith unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Jessica...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jul 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Quick Twitt: Ross Pearson Calls Out Takanori Gomi

If UFC lightweight fighter, Ross Pearson, has his way he will be joining Michael Bisping on the OCtober 26th card set for Manchester, England in a fight against Takanori Gomi. The British Ultimate Fighter winner took to twitter to try and stake his claim on the card as the evening’s co-headlining bout. Bisping vs Munoz...

Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub Reacts To Mitrione Injury, Cancelled Fight

Earlier this week it was revealed that the UFC on FOX 8 bout between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub was removed from the card after Matt Mitrione was deemed unfit to compete due to an injury suffered while training. According to his recount of events, the UFC was unable to fill the void and find...

Jul 13, 2013 11:42 am

Bisping vs. Munoz Confirmed For October

“The Count” is set to return to his native land for the first time in three years… For a fight. Multiple sources recently confirmed a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The bout, which is expected to serve as the evenings main event is set for five-rounds of action at the Manchester Arena...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

Ronda Rousey Comments on Gina Carano’s “Fantastic Rack”

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, spoke with ESPN recently- not about becoming the first woman to fight and win in the UFC, not about being the first women’s UFC champion or the first female coach of the reality television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and not even about being...

Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...