3682 Search Results for TUF

Jul 24, 2013 10:12 am

Melancon In For Thiago Against Gastelum

Yesterday we announced the removal of Paulo Thiago from his UFC Fight Night 27 bout against TUF winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Today, we can now announce his replacement as it was confirmed on last night’s “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. In for the injured Paulo Thiago comes Brain Melancon. UFC Fight Night 27 is set to...

Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Fight Master” Fighter AJ Matthews Talks About Cutting Weight, Suspects Joe Riggs of Peeing Himself

AJ Matthews defeated Darryl Cobb to join Spike TV’s new reality television show, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA AJ Matthews spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to discuss the most recent episode of Bellator’s reality television show on Spike TV, “Fight Master.” Matthews (6-2) has joined Anton and Dinny regularly since the show...

Jul 23, 2013 9:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks ‘Fight Master’: Coaches, Fights and How the Show Worked | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

AJ Matthews, welterweight fighter on Bellator’s reality TV series on Spike TV, “Fight Master,” joined BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to break down last week’s episode and give us more details about what it was like inside the house.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This past episode of Bellator’s reality TV series, “Fight Master,”...

Jul 23, 2013 9:20 am

Paulo Thiago Forced Out Of Gastelum Fight With Injury

Brazilian special forces super cop, Paulo Thiago, has been forced out of his August bout against TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum with an injury to his knee. The two were originally paired off for ‘UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann’ which is set to go down from the Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August. 28...


Jul 23, 2013 9:02 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Gets Two New Bouts

UFC Fight Night 28 just got its 11th and 12th fight booking on the September events lineup. A lightweight bout between Piotr Hallman and Francisco Trinaldo as well as a welterweight bout between Kenny Robertson and Joao Zeferino are the two most recent bookings that likely round out the full fight card. ‘UFC FIght Night...

Jul 22, 2013 9:03 am

Fallon Fox Set For CFA Title Bout

Media lightening rod Fallon Fox will return to the Championship Fighting Alliance arena. Fox (3-0) will take on Ashlee Evans-Smith (1-0) for the CFA women’s featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12. AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” announced the fight over the weekend. The card is expected to be CFA 12, and will likely take place at...

Jul 19, 2013 5:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Shamrock Talks Fight Master, His Favorite Fights, and Working With BJ Penn Years Ago | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | MMA Legend and Bellator Fight Master Coach Frank Shamrock recently joined our team of Chase Raymond and Kinch on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. The three men talked about several different topics around the MMA circles, including Frank’s time on the new Fight Master reality show on SPIKE TV, his biggest accomplishments,...

Jul 19, 2013 1:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie On Why Anderson Is Going To Start Losing More, Rousey vs. Tate II, and Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has...

Jul 19, 2013 11:05 am

Gegard Mousasi Calls Out Vitor Belfort; Wants Fight at UFC 168

While Vitor Belfort has been calling for title rematches across two divisions for several months, it seems as though the list of potential challengers for “The Phenom” continues to expand. Gegard Mousasi, the former DREAM Middleweight & Light Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, has taken to calling out Belfort recently noting that...

Jul 19, 2013 9:53 am

Clint Hester out, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos at UFC 163

August’s UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago “Marreta” Santos (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to replace the injured Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and will now meet Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the evening’s main card. Ferriera claimed the “TUF: Brazil” tournament title by defeating...

Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Dana White Explains the Importance of the Staredown

“The two things I love the most in the fight business are the staredown and the fight itself,” UFC president Dana White explained recently at the UFC Fan Expo.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In many ways, the UFC has revolutionized how MMA operates.  A strong example of this is the weigh-in.  What had...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...

Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Ross Talks Muay Thai and Lion Fight

Kevin Ross, world-champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai fighter, will be taking on Canadian phenom, Matt Embree, at Lion Fight 10 Friday July 26 in Las Vegas.  The fights will air live on AXS TV beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai...

Jul 16, 2013 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 15, 2013 9:50 am

UFC Matchmaking Department Busy With Five New Fight Bookings

With the year half over, the UFC is rounding out the final bookings for the remainder of the 2013 calendar. We’ve seen the next several headlining bouts get booked up in the past week or so, but the UFC keeps adding the supporting casts to these shows at a very rapid pace. Most recently UFC...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter: China’ Set to Debut in November

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC will debut the Chinese version of its hit, reality television show, “The Ultimate Fighter” this November.  TUF: China is the first step in a new broadcast deal that promises UFC events to air regularly in Asia. UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer,...

Jul 10, 2013 1:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Warren Discusses Bellator’s Fight Master, UFC 162 Aftermath, and His Next Fight | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | BJPenn.com’s Chase Raymond and Kinch, hosts of the weekly radio show Late Night Cage Side, invited Bellator Fight Master coach and former featherweight champion, Joe Warren, onto this week’s episode. Mr. Warren came onto the airwaves and shared some time and thoughts with all the fans here at BJPenn.com as he discussed the new...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 9, 2013 5:41 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Invicta President Shannon Knapp Talks Upcoming Invicta 6, Building a Successful MMA Promotion, and Anderson Silva’s Loss at UFC 162 | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Denny and Anton over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Invicta FC co-founder and president, Shannon Knapp, onto this week’s show.Knapp, who as of late has been receiving an abundance of praise from everyone in the MMA world, is currently preparing her company for its upcoming event, Invicta 6, which takes place this Saturday, July...