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Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Moving To 170 A Big Mistake

“I think going to 170 is a big mistake. Big, strong guys at 170.” … “He can make 155. Look what happened tonight at 155.” Prior to stepping into the cage against Josh Thomson, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, stated he was headed back to the welterweight division after UFC on FOX 7....

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 20, 2013 9:48 am

UFC on FOX 7 Main Card Live Play-By-Play

UFC on FOX 7 goes down tonight from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The UFC once again brings a stacked card to the viewers on FOX which is highlighted by a main event between Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson. If you missed or can’t make the televised portion of the card have no...

Apr 19, 2013 4:59 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-In Results

The UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins ceremony went down today in San Jose, California. All fighters made their contracted weight for tomorrow’s event including evening headliners Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. The full weigh-in results are as follows MAIN CARD: (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson (155) vs. Gilbert Melendez (154) Daniel Cormier (235) vs....

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Nate Diaz says return to welterweight likely after UFC on FOX 7 Bout

Saturday could be the final go-around at lightweight for Nate Diaz. Diaz, a staple of the 155-pound division, is slated to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7. Diaz has fought 13 times at lightweight, posting a 9-4 record along the way. His most recent fight ended in a decision loss to division...

Apr 10, 2013 11:27 am

Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team

It looks like Nate Diaz has partially parted ways with Cesar Gracie. Ariel Helwani broke the news Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.” Helwani stated that Diaz will now  be under the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment. Kogan’s notable clients include Roy Nelson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Diaz will still...

Feb 7, 2013 10:53 am

Four Bouts Added To UFC On FOX 7 | UFC NEWS

Four additions have been added to April’s UFC on FOX 7 event and they are all lightweight bouts. Myles Jury will face Ramsey Nijem, Norman Parke is set to battle with Jon Tuck, Jorge Masvidal is booked against Time Means and Roger Bowling will square off with Anthony Njokuani. UFC officials announced the bookings late...

Feb 7, 2013 10:06 am

Tickets For UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez On Sale Next Week | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

Jan 16, 2013 8:00 am

UFC Names 20 Stikeforce Fighters Who Are Headed To The Octagon | UFC NEWS

20 Strikeforce fighters have been named as newly signed UFC fighters. The news comes way of last nights UFC on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”. While many names on the Strikeforce roster are not present on the announcement, such as the likes of Josh Barnett amongst others, the current list of imports is an impressive starting...

Dec 20, 2012 10:52 am

BJPenn.com 2012 MMA Awards

Here they are. The long awaited BJPenn.com end of year MMA awards. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments sections. Enjoy! FIGHTER OF THE YEAR – Matt Brown Rattling off 4 straight wins on an international stage is an inspiring feat for any fighter, but what makes Matt different than the rest is that he...

Nov 9, 2012 4:21 pm

Couture Books Noons On Farewell Strikeforce Card | MMA News

Ryan Couture is set to face off with one time welterweight title challenger K.J. Noons at “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.”   Couture, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, earned his most recent “W” outpointing Joe Duarte at “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy.” Before that, he earned another “W” decision over vet Conor Heun at...

Sep 29, 2012 11:31 am

Strikeforce Contender Pat Healy Ready To Wait For Melendez Recovery | MMA NEWS

Just a few short weeks ago, life was good for Strikeforce lightweight contender Pat Healy. With a good training camp behind him that included time in Hawaii with MMA legend BJ Penn and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, Healy was ready to shock the world and end the Melendez Hype. As we all now know,...

Sep 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Strikeforce: ‘Melendez vs Healy’ Fighters – Getting Paid Despite Cancellation

Parent company of Strikeforce, Zuffa canceled the Sept. 29 event when Showtime concluded not to air it following the injury of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The company plans to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.  Among the confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay are Pat Healy, Jorge...

Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am

Gilbert Melendez Injured: Showtime Cancels Entire Strikeforce Event

For the second time in a month Zuffa has seen an injury force the cancellation of one of their events. We are all very well aware what happened with UFC 151. Now Strikeforce has been hit because their lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez was injured causing him to bow out of his title defense against Pat...

Sep 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Michael Bravo vs. Estevan Payan Official For Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy | MMA NEWS

The Strikeforce matchmaking department has added another bout to September’s “Melendez vs. Healy” event. Lightweights Estevan Payan and Michael Bravo have agreed to kick off the evening’s preliminary card as the first bout of the evening. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” goes down from the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California on September 29. The main...

Sep 3, 2012 2:12 pm

Melendez Comes Out As Huge Favorite Over Healy I MMA News

  The best lightweight that Strikeforce has to offer opens up as a huge favorite over his next challenger. Current Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez (21-2) is a -950 to +790 favorite over challenger, Pat Healy (28-16). Healy is a journeyman of MMA but has fought for Strikeforce for the last two years while compiling...

Aug 24, 2012 11:03 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Gets Honored At "UFC GYM HAWAII BJ PENN" Grand Opening | UFC NEWS

This past weekend the “UFC Gym Hawaii BJ Penn “opened up its doors for members and fans to celebrate the newest addition of the UFC Gym chain and first ever facility outside of the California market. In attendance fans saw the likes of Chuck Liddell, Anthony Pettis, Josh Thomson, Mark Munoz and BJ Penn. In...

Aug 23, 2012 10:41 am

PHOTO GALLERY | UFC GYM HAWAII BJ PENN GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION | UFC NEWS

This past weekend the “UFC Gym Hawaii BJ Penn “opened up its doors for members and fans to celebrate the newest addition of the UFC Gym chain and first ever facility outside of the California market. In attendance fans saw the likes of Chuck Liddell, Anthony Pettis, Josh Thomson, Mark Munoz and BJ Penn. Hop...

Jul 25, 2012 11:07 am

Healy Booked TO Face Melendez For Strikeforce Title In September | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez, STRIKEFORCE lightweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter, will make his next title defense against veteran and red-hot number one contender Pat Healy, when STRIKEFORCE: MELENDEZ vs. HEALY comes to Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The main event, scheduled for five rounds, will air live on SHOWTIME at 10...

Jul 17, 2012 10:01 am

Coker Says No Strikeforce Champs Will Take Off To The UFC | MMA NEWS

  Since the UFC’s blockbuster purchase of rival organization, Strikeforce, the UFC has really run the show and turned Strikeforce into a much more marketable company. The UFC has also taken the liberty to import some top fighters to compete at the highest level of MMA in the UFC. Such notable names include former Strikeforce...