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Mar 18, 2014 11:03 am

Big Changes To BJPENN.COM Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis March has been a busy month for the UFC, with 3 events in 3 weeks, and another this Sunday, several changes were made to our BJPENN.com rankings, mostly in the welterweight division. Below are the changes that have been made, and as always, head on over to the rankings section of our...

Mar 7, 2014 9:25 pm

Jay Hieron Announces Retirement From MMA

Jay Hieron, a veteran of 30 Pro MMA bouts, announced his retirement from fighting. He made the announcement on Twitter, saying “Just wanna say Thank you to my family,friends, & fans. I’m Officially Retiring from Professional Fighting today!” Hieron (23-7) has fought in a number of notable promotions, including the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, Affliction, Ring...

Mar 6, 2014 8:25 am

Castillo Gets New Gig Opposite Charlie Brenneman

Earlier this week, Team Alpha Male’s Danny Castillo, was pulled from his scheduled UFC 172 bout against Vallie-Flagg in favor of Takanori Gomi. Now we know the reason. Still keeping a slot on the UFC 172 card, Castillo now meets Brenneman in a lightweight bout. UFC 172 is set to go down on April 26...


Mar 5, 2014 7:21 am

Takanori Gomi Replaces Danny Castillo At UFC 172

The Fireball Kid is back. UFC officials announced on Tuesday that PRIDE veteran and fan favorite, Takanori Gomi, will be replacing Danny Castillo at next month’s UFC 172 event. Gomi will be facing Isaac Vallie-Flagg in the newly announced contest. Castillo is not being taken off the card, however, as the UFC is deciding on his new...

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission

Jan 30, 2014 5:32 am

Featherweights Max Holloway And Andre Fili Square Off On April’s UFC 172 Card

UFC officials announced the new matchup today, which will find it’s home on the April 26 card, emanating out of the Baltimore Arena in – you guessed it – Maryland. The main event will see light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones meet the hard-hitting Chuck Liddell protégé, Glover Teixeira. “Touchy” Fili has seen a plethora of...

Jan 9, 2014 8:52 am

Tarec Saffiedine Admits To Making Mistakes In UFC Debut Last Weekend

As of Saturday, Tarec Saffiedine is the last of the Strikeforce competitors that have made the transition to the UFC roster. Tarec, the last Strikeforce welterweight champ after his defeat of Nate Marquardt via leg kicks, made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 last week. Tarec used the same...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Nov 29, 2013 9:15 am

With Card Shifts Dutra vs. Kunimoto Added To UFC Singapore In January

UFC officials have added a welterrweight bout to the UFC Fight Night 34 event set to go down on January 4th. With the removal of Jake Ellenberger from the night’s main event and the call to put Hyun Gyu Lim in his slot opposite Tarec Saffiedine, the UFC brass is calling up UFC newcomer Luiz...

Nov 27, 2013 7:21 am

Three Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night 34

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 34: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine is filling out. The UFC announced via Twitter – @UFC – 3 more bouts for the card which takes place January 4th at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The added bouts include: Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes Max Holloway vs. Will...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...

Nov 5, 2013 7:21 am

Kikuno vs. Mulhern Set For UFC Fight Night 34 In Singapore

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 34 when the promotion heads overseas to Singapore in January. The newly announced contest will put UFC newcomer Katsunori Kikuno opposite Quinn Mulhern in a bout that was announced via twitter by UFC officials. The Fight Night event has yet to take shape and broadcast...

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Aug 20, 2013 11:37 am

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Official For Oct. 9 In Brazil

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced its plans for the highly anticipated ‘Fight Night 29’ event in Brazil. Set to take place on October 9 at the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil, ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ will air on Fox Sports 1 and feature a welterweight clash between...

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 2, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White ‘guarantees’ GSP vs. Rory MacDonald UFC fight

Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) scored a less than thrilling unanimous decision victory over Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) this past weekend at UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle. Since “Ares” didn’t exaclty blow “The Juggernaut” out of the water, many are wondering what is next for the Canadian welterweight standout. UFC president...

Aug 1, 2013 2:58 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Martin Kampmann on Upcoming Fight with Condit: “I’m Going to Walk Away With the Finish” | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond put on another amazing show on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. One of this week’s guests was longtime UFC fan-favorite and welterweight contender, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann. Kampmann is currently preparing for his upcoming bout with Carlos Condit on August 28th at UFC Fight Night...

Aug 1, 2013 10:50 am

Dana White Wants MacDonald vs. Lawler

Following their two performances at UFC on FOX 8, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler (pictured) have put forth a match-up that the UFC boss wants to see.  At the UFC World Tour press conference in New York on Wednesday, Dana White said that he was, “Thinking about doing Rory [against] Robbie Lawler.”   By Christopher...

Jul 31, 2013 10:03 am

Maia vs. Shields Likely For Fall UFC Event

A welterweight clash between, grappling standouts, Demian Maia and Jake Shields is reportedly in the works for an upcoming UFC event this fall. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FUEL TV confirmed the bout last night. Demian Maia is currently riding high on a three-fight win streak following his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division. The former middleweight...

Jul 30, 2013 4:18 pm

UFC on FOX 8 Medical Suspensions Released Today

There is a laundry list of fighters who are getting a minimum of three months worth of medical suspensions after this past weekend’s UFC on Fox 8. The Washington State Department of Licensing, which oversaw Saturday’s event, released the medical suspensions to MMAjunkie.com. UFC on FOX 8 took place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle....

Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

UFC On FOX 8 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Top Earner

The disclosed pay from last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event is in. Surprisingly, main card fighter, Robbie Lawler’s pay towered over every single other fighter on last Saturday night’s roster. He was the only fighter to break into six figures on the night. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the following figures this...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 29, 2013 11:24 am

GSP Defends Boring Performance Of Teammate Rory MacDonald

Last Saturday Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger fought and did not live up to their hype. The two welterweight fighters received more boo’s than cheers following their co-main event which was billed as a potential title eliminator. In the aftermath, MacDonald teammate, GSP took to Canada’s TSN to defend his pupil and support Rory’s game...