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Jan 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

Jan 8, 2013 1:50 pm

Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura added to UFC 156 | UFC News

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Chico Camus (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and undefeated promotional newcomer Dustin Kimura (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been added to next month’s UFC 156 card. Camus recently scored a unanimous-decision victory over Dustin Pague at UFC 150 in his promotional debut. The victory marked Chico’s fourth straight and...

Jan 8, 2013 1:28 pm

Sean Pierson vs. Rick Story set for UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

UFC 158 now has a total of 6 slated welterweight bouts on the card, as it was announced today that Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will now meet Rick Story (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) March 16th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. UFC 158 will mark the fourth time that Pierson has fought in front of his home...

Jan 8, 2013 12:10 pm

Overeem Licensed by NSAC, Set to Face “Bigfoot” Silva on February 2nd

The Reem is back! And the UFC 156 co-main event is saved! After a Tuesday hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem has finally been cleared and licensed to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event of UFC 156 on February 2nd. Overeem, who was stripped of his fighting license...

Jan 8, 2013 11:40 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen set for April 27 in Newark, N.J. | UFC News

The previously announced title fight between “TUF” coaches Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) now has an official date, as their fight will headline the UFC 159 event set for April 27 in Newark, New Jersey. Jones and Sonnen served as the coaches on the 17th edition of “The Ultimate...

Jan 8, 2013 6:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Trailer | UFC NEWS

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title against former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in 2013’s first superfight. Plus Rashad Evans vs. Rogerio Nogueira, and Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, live on pay-per-view! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 8, 2013 5:54 am

Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg set for UFC 156 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a lightweight bout between Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg (13-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and the “Thugjitsu Master” Yves Edwards (42-18-1 UFC, 10-6 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 in Las Vegas. Flagg enters the UFC on the heels of back-to-back split-decision wins over the Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante and Brian Melancon under the Strikeforce...

Jan 8, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Frankie Edgars MMA Debut In Underground NY Fight Club | UFC NEWS

While the video tells one tale of a fight, Jim Genia, author of Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts, gives some details: Frankie Edgar vs. Erik Uresk. Underground Combat League, July 10, 2005. Venue was an old boxing gym in the Bronx. Frankie was the heavy underdog, and though he won, broke...

Jan 8, 2013 5:50 am

UFC Boss Refutes Ronda Rousey Salary Leak | UFC NEWS

Yesterday we passed on a report released by our good friends over at that stated Ronda Rousey is set to get paid a $75k/$75k base salary plus a cut of all PPV revenue. Unfortunately for those guys, while their source may have been credible, we have to go with the UFC bosses word on...

Jan 8, 2013 5:00 am

Invicta FC 4 Lands a Home Run, Here’s What We Learned

In 2012, the all-female promotion known as the Invicta Fighting Championships took the MMA world by storm with three of the most thrilling fight cards of the entire year. Despite an unfortunate struggle with the online PPV streaming, President Shannon Knapp and her crew kicked off the year 2013 with another home-run. Of course, everyone...

Jan 8, 2013 4:50 am

Lombard vs. Okami Booked For UFC’s Return Trip To Japan | UFC NEWS

There is no doubt about it. When the UFC picked up top middleweight, Hector Lombard, they were expecting a title challenger to Anderson Silva’s throne. Unfortunately for the massive amounts of Lombard supporters, he failed to deliver in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. After a successful second UFC bout and a dominant victory over...

Jan 7, 2013 4:20 pm

Vitor Belfort: Still as Hungry as Ever | MMA Editorial

  In 1997, a fresh faced 19-year old made his Octagon debut in what was just his second fight in the UFC. In that fight (and four out of the five that followed) he rag-dolled his opponent, Tra Telligman in a first round destruction that signified the arrival of “The Phenom” to the big leagues....

Jan 7, 2013 4:13 pm

Yves Jabouin vs. Johnny Eduardo added to UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight fight between Yves Jabouin (18-8 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC 158 card scheduled for March. Jabouin fights for the first time in his adopted home city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Yves will look to use the home...

Jan 7, 2013 8:45 am

Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring set for UFC 158 in Montreal | UFC News

UFC officials announced recently that middleweights Chris Camozzi (18-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will meet in March at UFC 158. Camozzi looks to earn his fourth straight octagon victory at UFC 158, this after submitting Dustin Jacoby, stopping Nick Catone and defeating Luiz Cane via decision. The Colorado-based fighter has gone...

Jan 7, 2013 7:57 am

UFC 157 headliners Rousey and Carmouche get ‘UFC Primetime’ treatment | UFC News

Next month’s UFC 157 event in Anahiem will showcase the first-ever UFC women’s bout and it was recently announced that the title fight contestants will recieve “UFC Primetime” treatment, which will air on FX and FUEL TV. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and title challenger Liz Carmouche (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC)...

Jan 7, 2013 7:03 am

This Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci and Firas Zahabi

  This week on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will welcome good friends and training partners Mike Ricci and Rory MacDonald to the show along with their head coach at Tri-Star Gym, Firas Zahabi. Also joining us will be Alchemist Management Chairman Jeff Aronson and President Lex McMahon. This Wednesday night will...

Jan 7, 2013 5:49 am

Dan Henderson Says He Will Fight Teammate And Friend Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

“We’re friends, but above all we fight now in the same category and therefore have the same goal. We both compete for the same belt. Our friendship is more than a title and we are professional enough to let the rivalry be just inside the Octagon. It would be a different situation, but our profession...

Jan 7, 2013 5:43 am

Following Guillard Victory Varner Eyes Rematch With Lauzon | UFC NEWS

“I want to start my retribution tour. I want to start fighting the guys that I’ve lost to. First would definitely be Joe Lauzon. I’d really like to fight Joe again.” “I’m not going to take anything away from Joe. Joe’s awesome and he had an amazing game plan for me. The fact that he...

Jan 7, 2013 5:40 am

Fitch Predicts GSP Takes Diaz | UFC NEWS

“I think a shake-up could’ve happened if Johny Hendricks got the title shot. GSP will probably defeat Diaz. I think there is a strong possibility the fight after that would be Marquardt, just because it’s champion vs. champion. So I’m not even gonna consider thinking about any top seed type stuff for the whole 2013....

Jan 7, 2013 5:39 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier: I’m A Fighter | MMA NEWS

Watch a profile of Strikeforce fighter Daniel Cormier, the Olympian who fought his way to the top of mixed martial arts. Don’t miss Cormier vs. Dion Staring on Sat. Jan 12th at 10PM ET/PT as a part of the SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 7, 2013 5:25 am

Feud Ignited Between Boxer Fury And Michael Bisping | UFC NEWS

Last week we blasted out a tweet from British Boxer Tyson Fury. It was an attempt to call out UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. The comments ignited the following feud between him and Michael Bisping: “Everyone just ignore that excuse of a man, Tyson something. He’s trying to get hype, I’d never heard of him...