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Jul 3, 2016 10:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “What else do I have to do for a title shot?”

Following his recent victory over former title challenger Rory MacDonald, top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is still awaiting word on what his next from the UFC. “Wonderboy” has reeled off seven straight victories, including a first-round knockout of former champion Johny Hendricks this past February. Thompson spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour where...

Jun 25, 2016 9:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “I know I can knock Robbie Lawler out”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson put the welterweight division on notice earlier this month when he picked up a unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald in Ottawa, Canada. The win was an extremely impressive one for Thompson, who picked apart MacDonald, stuffed several takedowns, and fought out of a few submissions, over the course of the fight....

Jun 19, 2016 8:58 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 89 Press Conference (Replay)

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. Stephen Thompson was able to defeat Rory MacDonald in the evenings main event via decision. Donald Cerrone earned a TKO victory over former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote in the evenings main event. Steve Boss and Sean O’Connell provided...


Jun 18, 2016 9:56 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ live results stream

Unable to catch tonight’s ‘UFC Fight Night 89’ action in Ottawa? BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for the live results from every fight. In addition, stay tuned to BJPenn.com for recaps of every fight on the entire card. Main card (Fox Sports 1) Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson – Thompson defeats...

Jun 17, 2016 10:46 am

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson recalls the moment he decided to do MMA

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was 57-0 prior to making the jump to professional MMA. Now, with a 12-1 professional MMA record which includes a 1st round TKO win over former champion Johny Hendricks, Thompson is preparing for his #1 contender scrap with Rory MacDonald. Ahead of the fight, Thompson spoke to the BrisbaneTimes to recall the...

Jun 13, 2016 1:42 am

Stephen Thompson is not happy with the UFC welterweight title picture

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson is not happy that his next fight isn’t for the welterweight title. Thompson will face Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89, which takes place in Ottawa, Canada on June 18. This fight will likely determine the next in line to fight for the welterweight title. Thompson, however, feels he already should...

Jun 12, 2016 6:51 pm

Complete UFC Fight Night 89 fight card

The octagon will be in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this Saturday night for the “UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson” fight card. The event is headlined by a key welterweight bout between top contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. In the evening’s co-main event perennial lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will continue his welterweight...

May 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Robbie Lawler reveals who hit him the hardest

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has earned the reputation as a warrior throughout the course of his 38 fight MMA career. Lawler has shared the cage with MMA greats such as Carlos Condit, Nick Diaz, Jacare Souza, and Mayhem Miller to name just a few. In addition, Lawler has been in quite a few wars...

May 4, 2016 5:45 pm

Report: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley being targeted

UFC Tonight revealed exciting news for the welterweight division. A welterweight championship bout between Robbie Lawler and contender Tyron Woodley is being worked on for UFC 201. One last fight in the works: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley targeted as championship bout at #UFC201 — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) May 5, 2016 Lawler is coming off...

Apr 28, 2016 11:25 am

Joanne Calderwood and Valerie Letourneau to make history at UFC Fight Night 89

Women’s MMA is still growing and Joanne Calderwood (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Valerie Letourneau (8-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) are stamping their place in UFC history at UFC Fight Night 89. Calderwood and Letourneau will meet in Ottawa, Canada on June 18 at The Arena at TD Place in the UFC’s very first women’s flyweight...

Apr 25, 2016 1:45 pm

VIDEO | Is Michael ‘Venom’ Page the flashiest fighter in MMA?

Bellator 153 took place on Friday and the undefeated Michael “Venom” Page was able to showcase his flashy style once again as he took on Jeremie Holloway. The English fighter was able to secure a peculiar submission at 2:15 of the very first round after showcasing some of his showy standup skills in the Bellator...

Apr 15, 2016 11:48 am

UFC Fight Night 89 Ottawa card sets new record

It didn’t take long for the UFC to sell out the UFC Fight Night 89 event, which is the UFC’s debut in Ottawa, Canada. Over 10,000 tickets were sold. According to the UFC, the event “will be the largest arena show in TD Place history. It also marks the fastest sellout at The Arena at...

Mar 18, 2016 4:10 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote targeted for UFC Fight Night 89

Donald Cerrone had a successful debut at Welterweight about a month ago and hopes to continue at UFC Fight Night 89. The UFC should be announcing this fight very soon. It looks like Cerrone will be facing Canadian star Patrick Cote in Ottawa Ontario, Canada June 18. The pair will co-headline the event and is...

Mar 12, 2016 11:38 am

Stephen Thompson wanted title shot against Robbie Lawler

Last month, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson picked up the biggest win of his professional MMA career as he became the first man to stop former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson showcased his elite level striking skills as he picked Hendricks apart and ultimately rocked the champ before finishing with a flurry of strikes that forced...

Mar 9, 2016 8:37 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre: “I don’t know if I’m retired”

Since Georges St-Pierre took his indefinite hiatus from the UFC after his UFC 167 win over Johny Hendricks back in 2013, there has been much speculation as to when ‘Rush’ would return to the Octagon. Throughout the past several months, there have been hints as to St-Pierre coming out of retirement. First, St-Pierre’s Tristar teammate...

Mar 5, 2016 10:35 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Unstoppable’ press conference highlights

Yesterday the UFC previewed several of their upcoming events, and announced several new fights including Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber III, Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson, and more. Of course, things got heated between several fighters, specifically Jon Jones & Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold & Chris Weidman, and Dominick Cruz & Urijah Faber. You can...

Mar 2, 2016 1:40 pm

What happens if another megastar loses- Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz

Fighting up a weight class or two seems impossible for most MMA fighters but not for Conor McGregor. ┬áIt’s not that he wasn’t training for a fight, he was, but it was supposed to be a 155 lbs. title fight instead of 145 lbs. where he is the champ. With the 155 lbs. champ pulling...

Feb 20, 2016 10:35 am

VIDEO | This kid is the future of striking

DAMN! Look at those kicks! Posted by Muay Thai Guy on Saturday, February 13, 2016 UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is often hailed as the first of the ‘next generation’ of fighters who grew up practicing martial arts from a very young age, and specialize in MMA rather than one specific discipline. In the video above...

Feb 18, 2016 9:16 am

WATCH! Robbie Lawler discusses brain trauma from 5-round wars

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has been involved in several 5-round wars inside the Octagon. Due to Lawler’s aggressive ‘in your face’ style of fighting he has become a fan favorite fighter. With that being said, Lawler has taken a tremendous amount of damage in his last few fights, specifically his fights with Rory MacDonald...

Feb 12, 2016 9:20 am

WATCH! Georges St. Pierre shows off gymnastics skills in new video

While Georges St. Pierre revealed that the UFC has tried to bring him out of retirement recently, the former champ also revealed that if he returns to the Octagon, it will be when he wants. There’s been much speculation as to when or if St. Pierre will ever return to the Octagon. UFC President Dana...

Feb 10, 2016 8:40 am

Tyron Woodley: Stephen Thompson “didn’t earn a title shot”

UFC President Dana White stated previously that Tyron Woodley is the rightful #1 contender at welterweight due to Johny Hendricks weight-cut mishap leading up to their UFC 191 scrap last year. With that being said, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson’s impressive 1st round TKO win over Hendricks this past Saturday in Las Vegas has everyone talking. While...

Feb 9, 2016 2:09 pm

Georges St. Pierre sheds new light on departure from the UFC, talks return

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has never confirmed that he will in fact return to the UFC, however that hasn’t stopped everyone from speculating as to whether or not ‘Rush’ will return. In addition to his coach stating that GSP could be preparing to ‘make a splash’ soon, Rory MacDonald slipped up and...

Feb 9, 2016 11:08 am

MUST SEE! How to fight a bigger opponent with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi

Check out this informative video from Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi. In this video, Zahabi goes into detail on the gameplan going into a fight against a bigger and stronger opponent. The caption for the instructional video reads: “How do you fight a bigger stronger opponent is maybe the number one question I keep getting...

Feb 9, 2016 8:39 am

Stephen Thompson makes massive jump up UFC welterweight rankings

This past Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night: Las Vegas’ Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson shocked the world as he ran right through former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Thompson showed that his style of kickboxing works against elite level wrestlers such as Johny Hendricks as he picked up an impressive 1st round TKO win. With the win...

Feb 6, 2016 8:02 am

Results from ‘2016 World MMA Awards’

Last night the 2016 World MMA Awards went down in Las Vegas at The Venetian. The event, which was hosted by MMA veteran Urijah Faber, was a memorable one that even saw Conor McGregor throw some verbal jabs at UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The event was also a big one for UFC women’s bantamweight...