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May 31, 2017 11:44 am

UFC flyweight contender explains frustration with potential Dillashaw vs. Johnson fight

Top ranked UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg remains on the cusp of a flyweight title shot against pound for pound kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. The top ranked flyweight currently sits at #3 on the UFC’s official rankings behind Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. While Borg was looking to secure either a fight with Sergio...

May 31, 2017 11:21 am

Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa will go unpunished for their press conference brawl

Earlier this month, the UFC flew the headliners and co-headliners of all its upcoming shows out to Dallas for a massive, summer kick-off press conference. As is so often the case when too many top fighters are brought together in one small room, drama ensued. Of all the drama that occurred on the stage that...

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 31, 2017 9:14 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants “to be like Conor McGregor”

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the most dominant champions in the UFC today. Since winning the title from inaugural champion Carla Esparza with a violent, second-round beatdown, she has defended it with impressive wins against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and most recently, the dangerous Jessica Andrade. And while...

May 31, 2017 8:58 am

Georges St-Pierre will retire if he loses comeback fight

With the highly anticipated return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre looming in the not-so-certain future, fight fans are anxiously awaiting word regarding when, or if, Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon. While St-Pierre was initially supposed to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt this year upon returning...

May 31, 2017 7:53 am

Joe Rogan explains why he believes Jose Aldo’s legacy will always be tarnished

Jose Aldo is one of the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet, and really, one of the best fighters of all time. No matter how you feel about him, there’s really no denying these things. In the opinion of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, however, Aldo’s legacy as one of the best ever will always be tarnished by...

May 31, 2017 6:53 am

Tony Ferguson blasts Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh: “maintain your lane b*tch”

Back in early March, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson was expected to battle Khabib Nurmagomedov for interim lightweight gold. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this fight just hours out from the scheduled time of battle. When Nurmagomedov withdrew from the fight, and Ferguson was left without an opponent, an opportunistic Michael Johnson stepped up and...

May 31, 2017 5:57 am

Alan Jouban returns to the Octagon at UFC 213

Alan Jouban, one of the UFC’s most exciting welterweights, is poised for a return to the Octagon. The all-action welterweight will make his return at the blockbuster UFC 213, this July 8 in the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada. His opponent will be Colorado’s Brian Camozzi, the brother of experienced UFC middleweight Chris...

May 30, 2017 2:07 pm

UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway live stream results and updates

Unable to catch the UFC 212 event taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, June 3? BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for live stream results and updates, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for full fight recaps from the event. UFC 212 is headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo...

May 30, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | UFC 212 Embedded Episode 2 – Jose Aldo showing improved speed and power

UFC 212 fight week is here as the UFC returns to Brazil this Saturday. Undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will fight in front of his fellow-Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro. Aldo meets the interim UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway in a main event title unification bout. In the co-main event of the evening, #1...

May 30, 2017 1:52 pm

UFC 212 – Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway: Official Fight Card and Start Time

The UFC 212 pay-per-view event takes place this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event of the evening, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will take on interim champion Max Holloway in a title unification bout. Top-ranked women’s strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will look to prove themselves worthy of another...

May 30, 2017 1:39 pm

Yoel Romero praises Robert Whittaker, still wants Michael Bisping

UFC middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero is currently gearing up for his UFC 213 showdown with fellow top ranked contender Robert Whittaker on July 9th. While the fight will be for the interim UFC middleweight championship given Michael Bisping’s inability to defend his belt due to a knee injury, Romero is ultimately still seeking a...

May 30, 2017 12:49 pm

Cody Garbrandt would love to return at UFC 214

If things had gone according to plan for bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt, he’d be fighting his arch rival TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 this July 8. Regrettably, the champ was forced out of this hotly anticipated contest with a back injury. Luckily, Garbrandt has received the necessary treatment for his back troubles, and he’s now...

May 30, 2017 12:24 pm

Cat Zingano reveals Cris Cyborg fight being discussed

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year. In her most recent Octagon appearance at UFC 200 in July of 2016, Zingano returned to the Octagon following a year long hiatus that followed her first round submission loss to Ronda Rousey. When she made her...

May 30, 2017 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald receives stern warning from Bellator middleweight champ

From the moment he joined the Bellator MMA roster, Rory MacDonald has made no secret of his plans. He wants to capture Bellator welterweight gold, he wants to capture Bellator middleweight gold, and he wants to take part in super fights with far heavier opponents ranging from Fedor Emelianenko to Wanderlei Silva. “I’d like to...

May 30, 2017 10:18 am

The future of the UFC’s women’s featherweight division is looking grim

Back in February, Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm collided to crown the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. Though there was a definite asterisk attached to this title fight due to the fact that it did not involve Cris “Cyborg” Justino – the division’s consensus best fighter – it was an exciting time for women’s...

May 30, 2017 9:28 am

Alexander Gustafsson thanks Glover Teixeira and fans following win

This past weekend, top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson picked up an extremely impressive and dominant win over former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira. While it took Gustafsson until the 5th round to actually finish Teixeira, ‘The Mauler’ managed to knock Texeira down twice throughout the fight, out-striking his...

May 30, 2017 7:58 am

UFC Long Island takes shape with multiple new fights

This July 22, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York, with UFC on Fox 25. As this UFC Long Island card draws ever closer, its lineup is beginning to take shape. Over the last few days, the UFC has announced a long list of new matchups for the card. The biggest of these new...

May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 30, 2017 6:40 am

After eye-poke, Glover Teixeira says he was seeing “three Gustafssons”

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, the fighting pride of Sweden himself, Alexander Gustafsson, scored an impressive, fifth-round knockout win over the dangerous Glover Teixeira. For Teixeira, things obviously didn’t go as planned – and not only because he got knocked out. The...

May 30, 2017 5:50 am

Germaine de Randamie issues statement on Cyborg, says she hopes to return to bantamweight

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 208, Dutch striker Germaine de Randamie outworked Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. The understanding was that, from there, she would then defend against the featherweight division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. This is not the way things have unfolded. Since...

May 29, 2017 1:49 pm

VIDEO | 5’8 205 pounds vs 6’8 300 pounds scrap

There is always an irresistible interest when you see a fight with a big mismatch in size, which is what made a lot of the fights back in the day so intriguing. Here, we take a look at MMA legend Igor Vovchanchyn taking on Paul Varelans at IFC 1, which took place way back in...

May 29, 2017 12:07 pm

Charles Oliveira wants to return to the featherweight division

Charles Oliveira has had an unfortunately long list of failed cuts to the featherweight division’s 145-pound cap. His latest failed cut occurred back in November, when he missed weight for a featherweight bout with Ricardo Lamas by a whopping 10 pounds. In the wake of this failed cut to featherweight – which culminated in a...

May 29, 2017 11:48 am

Yair Rodriguez gives timetable for Octagon return

Earlier this month, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in Frankie Edgar. Regrettably for Rodriguez and his legions of fans, it did not turn out to be his night, as he was taken out by his far more...

May 29, 2017 10:57 am

VIDEO | UFC 212 Embedded Episode 1 – Team Holloway gives up weight cutting secret

Fight week is upon us as UFC 212 takes place this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway will fight in a title unification bout in the main event while #1 UFC ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha will take on #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the...

May 29, 2017 10:11 am

Angela Magana’s Instagram account has been deleted

You’re probably very familiar with the story by now: earlier this month, at the UFC athletes retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino punched UFC strawweight Angela Magana. This blowout occurred after Magana made several offensive posts about Cyborg on social media. In the wake of this unfortunate event, many members...

May 29, 2017 9:47 am

Report: Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou bout being targeted for August

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, streaking heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou could return to the Octagon this August against his biggest test yet: former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. The bout is being targeted for UFC 215, which is scheduled for August 19 in Seattle, Washington. UFC would like to book Francis Ngannou...