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Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 4, 2013 11:52 am

UFC 162 Betting Odds and Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | For those of you looking to make a little money over the fourth of July weekend, look no further for help. BJPenn.com has the betting odds for this weekend’s UFC 162 fight card and these numbers may help you decide which way to bet on each fight. Las Vegas has been...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jul 4, 2013 9:54 am

Watch Today’s UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (2pm ET)

The UFC is holding the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference today from the main lobby at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expected to appear are UFC President Dana White, evening headliners Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman and other fighters from the main card. If you are not in Vegas to catch the...

Jul 4, 2013 9:45 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Interviews Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva dropped in to chat with UFC Tonight analysts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian before his big fight at UFC 162. Silva talks Chris Weidman, retirement, and much more.

Jul 4, 2013 9:11 am

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 165 in Toronto

The UFC’s interim bantamweight title will be on the line this September, as it was announced yesterday evening that interim champ Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. Barao and Wineland were initially slated to headline...

Jul 4, 2013 9:10 am

Tuff-N-UFF Presents: The Fight Life: The Test – Episode 1

In this series of “The Fight Life”, we follow Tuff N Uff middleweight champion Dylan Jahrling and challenger Khalil Rountree (former 205lb champion) through their camps as they prepare to fight in front of huge crowds for Tuff N Uff as part of the Official UFC Fight Week in Las Vegas. July 5, 2013 at...

Jul 4, 2013 9:10 am

Tuff-N-Uff Announces July 5 Event In Las Vegas As Part Of UFC Fight Week 2013 Action

Finally, Las Vegas’ two best mixed martial arts promotions have come together for a holiday spectacular.As part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s highly anticipated UFC Fight Week 2013, “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” returns to Las Vegas’ South Point Arena on Friday, July 5, for the latest installment of its now-legendary nights of entertainment...

Jul 3, 2013 7:12 pm

Gonzaga on Title Shot: “I Have What it Takes to Get Back There”

When longtime UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga submitted Ben Rothwell with a guillotine choke on January 19th, it looked like his second stint with the organization was headed straight to the top. However, a series of vicious elbows by top contender Travis Browne derailed the Brazilian heavyweight’s course once again. Nevertheless, “Napao” refuses to believe his...

Jul 3, 2013 3:45 pm

Thiago Alves out at UFC on FS1 1, Mike Pyle Steps in to Face Matt Brown

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News just broke that UFC welterweight Thiago “Pitbull” Alves has been pulled from the upcoming August 17th UFC on FOX Sports1: 1 card in Boston. Alves was slated to take on Matt Brown on the main card of that event but has been removed due to injury. The news broke via...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jul 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Frankie Edgar spoke to UFC.com recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva. “It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 7:15 am

Ray Longo: ‘No bulls–t, Anderson Silva will get dumped on his head’

Ray Longo, striking coach at Team Serra-Longo, recently stated that his undefeated pupil Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is on a ‘different level’ when compared to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s previous opponents.  Here is what Ray had to say during his appearance on “The MMA Hour”: “I tell you what, the guy (Silva) is...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Dave Herman Passes Drug Test, Is Cleared for UFC 162

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman has passed a mandatory pre-fight drug test through the Nevada Athletic Commission, clearing him for his UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga this Saturday.   MMAjunkie.com confirmed with the commission’s director, Keith Kizer, that Herman passed a 10-part test for a number of banned...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jul 3, 2013 6:42 am

Chris Weidman: Silva ‘going to have to go through hell to beat me’

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Nearly 5 years ago Chris Weidman’s MMA journey began, on his living room couch in the summer of 2008 when Weidman saw Silva fight. Weidman analyzed Silva and came to the conclusion that he could beat the champion. It almost sounds like something out of a movie, and yet, 5...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.   A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Mousasi calls Belfort a ‘hypocrite’ for blowing off fight request

Gegard Mousasi has made it known that he wants Vitor Belfort next. But in a recent interview Belfort, said Mousasi hadn’t earned the right. “If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it,” said Belfort. “It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you...

Jul 3, 2013 5:53 am

Sonnen & Florian’s ‘keys to the fight’

During last nights episode of ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV, analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen gave their take on this weekend’s UFC middlweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman: Kenny Florian on how Weidman can win the fight: “Weidman can legitimately win this fight. If you look at his style and the...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...