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May 28, 2013 1:15 pm

Upstart Arise FC Books Terry vs. De La Torre In Main Event

Upstart promotion, Arise FC (@AriseFC), has just confirmed its first ever main event set for their debut show on 6/15. On the mixed MMA / Muay Thai fight card James Terry vs. Mike De La Torre will compete in a lightweight bout that will serve as the evening’s main event. Terry is a 10-fight Strikeforce...

May 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen 2 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets priced from $35, for the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13, are on sale online at TicketFly.com. In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card, ferocious KO artist and pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1 NC)...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...


May 28, 2013 11:24 am

Michael Bisping Responds to Luke Rockhold’s Challenge

  Less than an hour after UFC middleweight, Luke Rockhold, called out Michael Bisping via his official Twitter account, fellow middleweight, Michael Bisping, has responded. Bisping was quick to respond, asking Rockhold to win at least one fight in the UFC before they start talking about a fight between them, effectively putting an end to...

May 28, 2013 10:40 am

Luke Rockhold Calls out Michael Bisping Via Twitter

  One of the most anticipated entries to the UFC middleweight division, Luke Rockhold (10-2), made his debut on May 18th losing in the first round to Vitor Belfort by what would become the first of two spinning-heel kick knockouts in the past two weeks. Now, Rockhold seems to look for a quick turnaround as...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Former UFC Champion Matt Serra Explains the ‘High’ That Keeps Fighters from Retiring

Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra reticently discussed his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.  Monday, on ‘The MMA Hour,’ Serra explained in a little more detail his rational for announcing his retirement when he did, and he discussed the desire that keeps older fighters hanging around the sport for years...

May 28, 2013 10:08 am

Anthony Pettis Beats The Crap Out Of Brazil’s ‘Jackass’

“La Fênix porra” Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Anthony Pettis is getting in some training with Team Diego Moraes ahead of his title shot vs. Jose Aldo at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Moraes invited La Fênix to participate in Anthony’s training, with painful results – Rogerio couldn’t sit, Minimim couldn’t eat,...

May 28, 2013 9:58 am

UFC Saves Stockton Man from Carjacking

“I just snatched his legs and took him down. I had just put him in an armbar, he slipped right out of it. So then I got him in a rear naked choke and started rolling and squirming around. He got out of that as well. I had him in a guillotine choke. And he...

May 28, 2013 9:44 am

When are Excuses Acceptable in MMA?

UFC 160’s post fight press was filled with excuses from Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, early stoppage complaints in particular. How many times have we heard a fighter make excuses after a loss or bad performance. But, when is it okay for a fighter to make excuses. In Dana White’s opinion it’s whenever Steve Mazzagatti refs your...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...

May 28, 2013 9:39 am

Pat Healy Discusses Failed Drug Test Post-UFC 159

  A great story of Strikeforce import Pat Healy beating perennial UFC top-contender Jim Miller (whilst nabbing two fight bonuses for both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’) became an unfortunate one as Healy failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana. The dual bonuses added up to $130,000 and were both stripped...

May 28, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens UFC 160 Fight Day Blog

Jeremy Stephens returned to the cage last weekend at UFC 160 in his debut as a featherweight fighter. It was a fight he clearly dominated in the evenings opening bout. See his fight day blog above.

May 28, 2013 9:11 am

Mark Hunt Posts Photo of Broken Toe From UFC 160

  Mark Hunt battled Junior dos Santos in a classic heavyweight tilt that came to an end with a spectacular spinning-heel kick KO, that Hunt was the recipient of. Both men battled for the better part of three rounds when the knockout occurred. After the bout, Hunt stated that he had broken his toe in...

May 28, 2013 8:21 am

Ex-XFC Champ Nick Newell Signs with World Series of Fighting

  Former XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell (9-0) has announced a deal with the World Series of Fighting. Newell is undefeated with 8 of his 9 wins coming by finish. Now, Newell has a chance to fight against upper-echelon level talent in a new organization that touts several big-name stars. Here, Newell announces his new...

May 27, 2013 5:49 pm

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM BJPENN.COM

Buried under the earth, lies the soldier who fought for his motherland. He did not fight for power or fame, for wealth or gain. He fought because he knew he must and he died fighting. Such is the heart of a brave soldier. BJPENN.COM salutes every soldier and the families of such who have sacrificed...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC lightweight Reza Madadi arrested in Sweden

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Reza Madadi was arrested last Friday (May 24, 2013) in Sweden, for allegedly doing a “smash and grab” at a handbag boutique in Botega Veneta. Madadi’s attorney tells Expressen.se (via MMA Weekly) that his client denies the charges against him. Madadi is coming off a submission win over Michael Johnson at...

May 27, 2013 11:34 am

Griffin, Bonnar to go into the UFC Hall of Fame together

They are often credited for helping launch the UFC and MMA into the stratosphere so it’s only fitting that Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will put the ultimate cherry on top of their respective careers together. Nearly immediately after UFC President Dana White and Griffin announced his retirement from competition at the UFC 160 post-fight...

May 27, 2013 10:42 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 160 post-fight media scrum

UFC President Dana White took 30-minutes out of his schedule last Saturday to meet with the media and field questions about a variety of topics. From making fighters retire, to super fights and much much more. Enjoy the full media scrum below.

May 27, 2013 10:40 am

GSP “Knows” Chris Weidman Is Going To Beat Anderson Silva

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, believes that with 100% certainty his training partner, Chris Weidman will defeat Anderson Silva and stop all the talks of the super fight the world has been clamoring for. UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media scrum to reveal that revelation. “He 100%, absolutely, positively knows that...