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Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

Submission Ace Roger Gracie On Weidman: ‘He can tap anyone, even me’

“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous. His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but...

Jun 24, 2013 10:03 am

Quick Twitt | One FC’s Shinya Aoki Makes Test Cut To Featherweight

One of the most dangerous lightweight fighters in the world, Shinya Aoki, recently tweeted out his successful cut to the featherweight division. NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — 青木真也 shinya aoki (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013 NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — 青木真也 shinya aoki (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013

Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am

More Than Training Partners: Teixeira vs. Machida Will Never Happen Says Glover

“I have no problem fighting someone I train with. I train with many of the fighters in my division, and I’m friends with most of them. I love [Antonio] Rogerio [Nogueira] and “Feijao,” and if I had the choice, I would rather not face them. In Lyoto’s case, it goes beyond that. I’ve been in...


Jun 24, 2013 9:37 am

Dominick Cruz: Faber Nothing More Than A Contender

“I’m one of two people to ever keep Faber from becoming a UFC champion. He will forever be known as the former WEC champion. He will always be a number one contender and never anything more.” Absentee UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has apparently not let go of his longtime feud with Urijah Faber. In...

Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am

Diaz: No Set Plans For Second War MMA Event

With approximately 3500 fans in attendance and a name-your-own-price on-line PPV Stream, the War MMA promotion seems to be off to a healthy start. But is Nick Diaz one-and-done as an MMA Promoter? He talked to the media following Saturdays debut card and wouldn’t commit one way or the other. “We’re happy; everyone seemed to...

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am

UFC Judges Busier Than Ever With Rapidly Decreasing Finishing Rate

From the UFC’s inception up to current date there has been a 50% decrease in finishing rate for fights taking place inside the Octagon. This staggering decline in finishes is broken down by Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics : How many UFC fights end inside the distance? The overall percentage is 60%, which includes fights all...

Jun 22, 2013 3:25 pm

Glory 9: NYC Main Card Quick Results

This is the official BJPENN.com page for Glory 9: NYC results for tonight’s 8-man slam tournament. This results are abbreviated versions of fight recaps and are made to be easily digested. There will be a winner crowned tonight as well so stay tuned to this page as the night goes on to catch up-to-the-minute results...

Jun 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Glory 9: NYC Main Card Play-by-Play and Live Results

Glory 9: NYC takes place on June 22nd at the Grand Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York and features a light-heavyweight tournament as well as several heavyweight super fights that are sure to appease fans of the stand-up game. This will be the first event held in the United States by the Singapore-based...

Jun 22, 2013 2:08 pm

Glory 9: NYC Live Preliminary Card Quick Results

This is the official BJPENN.com results page for the preliminary card of Glory 9: NYC. Glory 9: NYC takes place on June 22nd at the Grand Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York and features some of the best fighters in the world, including an 8-man slam tournament to crown a light-heavyweight tournament champion....

Jun 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Glory 9: NYC Preliminary Card Play-by-Play and Live Results

Glory 9 makes it United States debut on June 22nd and showcases a stacked card headlined with a heavyweight bout that pits Errol Vimmerman and Rico Verhoeven. It will also feature an 8-man slam tournament in the light-heavyweight division. As for the undercard for Glory 9, this article will feature up-to-the-minute play-by-play for the entire...

Jun 22, 2013 10:25 am

Forrest Griffin May ‘Magically’ Return To Fighting

Shortly after his retirement the UFC announced that Forrest Griffin would be inducted into the UFC’s Hall-Of-Fame. Now just two-short weeks out from his induction, the retired champion went on record and said, he may not be done yet. “I’ll start training again, September, August,” Griffin said in a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner....

Jun 22, 2013 10:06 am

Hendo picking Silva over Weidman

With a big portion of the UFC’s roster betting against the pound-for-pound king, there is still at least one great talent rooting for Anderson Silva. MMA legend Dan Henderson told Rick J Lee that he believes Silva will test the undefeated challengers chin in route to victory. “I really haven’t seen much of Chris Weidman,...

Jun 22, 2013 9:55 am

Carina Damm suspended six months for submitting false urine sample

Carina “Barbie” Damm was the first woman in mixed martial arts to be suspended for testing positive for steroids, which happened in 2008. Damm is in hot water again. She has been fined and suspended for six months by the Ohio Athletic Commission. Damm submitted an invalid urine sample prior to her fight against Jessica...

Jun 22, 2013 9:52 am

Anderson Silva Head-Kick KO’s Sparring Partner, Leaves Gym Upset

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As he closes in on his July 6 bout with top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva appears to be in perfect form.  Earlier this week, Brazilian media outlet, Portal do Vale Tudo, reported that in one of his last rounds of sparring in Brazil, the...

Jun 21, 2013 9:18 pm

Anthony Johnson Says He’s Fighting Mike Kyle at WSOF 5

By JAKE CHASTAIN | According to WSOF fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson he is going to square off next against Mike Kyle at WSOF 5. Johnson competed on the organization’s first two fight cards and is saying that he will make his promotional return on September 14th, 2013 for the organizations fifth event. WSOF officials have not...

Jun 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Benavidez vs. Formiga RUMORED for UFC on FS1: 3 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC is already starting to put together yet another UFC on FS1 card as it was rumored that the organization is looking to pit flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga against each other in Brazil for UFC on FS1: 3 on September 4th, 2013.   Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported...

Jun 21, 2013 6:42 pm

WSOF 3 Scores $106, 573 Live Gate, Sells 1, 107 Tickets, Comps 1, 394 More

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission)  today released the gate and attendance figures for the WSOF 3: “Fitch vs. Burkman” event, which took place last Friday night (June 14, 2013) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NSAC released that the final live attendance of the show...

Jun 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Nick Diaz Sets WAR MMA Pay-Per-View Price to ‘Name-Your-Own’ Donation

If the fact that former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz started an MMA promotion just seven months after his title losing effort at UFC 158 surprises you, well just wait until you hear the price point. According to WAR MMA’s official website, the price of purchase for tomorrow’s inaugural event is set at a simple donation...

Jun 21, 2013 11:06 am

Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

With the heavy anticipation continuing to build ahead of UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman, more and more fighters are coming forward with their picks for the main event on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. To the surprise of many in the MMA community, most of the pro’s have picked Chris Weidman to upset the...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...

Jun 21, 2013 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sergio Pettis on RFA 8, ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Be Fighting, Honestly’

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Before Sergio Pettis steps into the Resurrection Fighting Alliance cage Friday night to fight for the organization’s inaugural flyweight title, he spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night.   Pettis, who is known to many fans as the younger brother of UFC phenom Anthony Pettis, is set to face...

Jun 21, 2013 10:11 am

Seth Petruzelli announces retirement

Former UFC light heavyweight, Seth Petruzelli (14-8 MMA), has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. Petruzelli suffered a one-punch KO loss to former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal this past Wednesday night at Bellator 96, which more than likely helped prompt his decision. “The Silverback” announced his retirement via Facebook:...