413 Search Results for Josh Thomson

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...

Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...


Jan 10, 2014 9:52 am

Cruickshank vs. Rio bumped to UFC on Fox 10 televised card

  With an injury comes air time for Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio. UFC officials announced that Oleksiy Oliynyk (2-0) has suffered an injury and is forced out of his heavyweight bout with Jared Rosholt (9-1). So now lightweights Cruickshank (13-4) and Rio (9-3) have been promoted from the UFC Fight Pass online preliminary card...

Jan 9, 2014 8:43 am

Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk removed from UFC on FOX 10

It was announced by the UFC that the Heavyweight fight between Jared Rosholt and Oleksiy Oliynyk has been removed from the UFC on FOX 10 card. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Oliynyk and the UFC’s decision not to find a replacement for Rosholt the fight has been pulled. UFC on FOX 10 will...

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Dec 12, 2013 3:26 pm

QUICK TWITT | ‘Surgery Went Amazing’ For Recovering Anthony Pettis

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has undergone a successful surgery to repair a torn PCL in his knee. There is currently no time-line for his return, but UFC contender Josh Thomson isn’t sold on the need for surgery and believes that Pettis should have fought him this Saturday as planned. Whatever the case may be,...

Dec 9, 2013 8:19 am

UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio

The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket. Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday. UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in...

Dec 5, 2013 9:19 am

Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland Set for UFC on FOX 10

Bantamweight fighters Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland are set to face off on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 10, which takes place January 25 at the United Center in Chicago, Il.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC has added a bantamweight bout between Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland to January’s event,...

Dec 5, 2013 7:43 am

Anthony Pettis expected to be out 6 to 8 months. Wants Diaz when he returns

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to go under the knife and have surgery for his torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) this December. The surgery will have the Champ out for six to eight months. “The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six.” Pettis stated to UFC Tonight about his...

Dec 4, 2013 7:55 am

UFC on FOX 10 Main Card Lineup Finalized With Four Bouts

  The main card for January’s UFC on Fox 10 has been made public. The event, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Chicago at the United Center, will be headlined by former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3) against top contender Josh Thomson (20-5). Thomson was slated to fight titleholder Anthony Pettis next week at...

Dec 4, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Dodson Injured, Out Of Jorgensen Fight

The UFC on FOX 9 card has taken another hit to its roster with the removal of Dodson vs. Jorgensen. The event, which goes down on December 14th was supposed to feature a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Instead, a shift in the TUF Finale main event will see ‘Mighty Mouse’ versus...

Nov 28, 2013 7:19 am

Ramiro Hernandez vs Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 10

UFC officials have announced the addition of a bantamweight bout to their January return to FOX with Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana. UFC on FOX 10 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 25. In the main event former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will battle it out with the divisions...

Nov 26, 2013 7:51 am

Pascal Krauss vs. Adam Khaliev added to UFC on FOX 10 card

Following an initial report by the Chicago Sun Times, UFC officials announced today that a new bout has been added to the card of UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs. Thomson. The Russian invasion is ongoing as undefeated Russian kickboxer Adam Khaliev faces off in his UFC debut against Pascal Krauss (pictured). UFC on Fox...

Nov 23, 2013 12:40 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins set for UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago

Prior to his UFC 167 bout with Evan Dunham, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had stated that his intention was to move down a weight class (to the UFC’s featherweight division,) following the contest. However, that apparently will not be the case. As it was announced today that Donald Cerrone (21-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will meet Adriano...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 21, 2013 7:52 am

UFC on FOX 10 headed to Chicago. Gabriel Gonzaga set to face Stipe Miocic. | UFC NEWS

Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) vs Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been added to the card for UFC on FOX 10 being held on January 25 at United Center in Chicago. The Heavyweight bout is the most recent addition to the card headlining former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson vs the very talented...

Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...

Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 11, 2013 9:48 am

Diaz vs. Maynard III tabbed as new TUF 18 Finale main event

With the recent shakeup of headlining bouts there will be a new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The UFC announced Sunday that a knee injury has forced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first title defense against Josh Thomson. To fill that void, the UFC put in a flyweight title...

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...

Oct 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov, Khabib Agrees

  The bay area fighters are at odds once again. After a storied rivalry between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson, the UFC’s former title challenger, Gilbert Melendez has a new AKA fighter on his radar, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The former Strikeforce champ spoke on the potential matchup in a recent interview with FOX LA. “I know...