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Feb 11, 2014 5:30 pm

UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 10, 2014 10:10 am

Vitor Belfort: Chris Weidman winning ‘Fighter of the Year’ was embarrassing

The UFC’s middleweight number 1 contender, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, was not at all impressed to hear that Chris Weidman had won the “World MMA Awards” coveted “Fighter of the year” award, calling the decision ’embarrassing.’ His words (via Combate): “It was embarrassing,” Belfort stated. “Not that it should’ve been me, but winning the award...

Feb 7, 2014 8:00 am

PHOTO | The Man Who Drove Thiago Silva Over The Edge & Had Alleged Affair With Wife

Thiago Silva is currently in custody, facing multiple violent charges for an armed tirade inside a jiu jitsu academy. The Brazilian slugger, who was scheduled to fight at UFC 171, was apparently living with a two-timing wife. The man responsible for Mrs. Silva’s infidelities, is reportedly, Pablo Popovitch (pictured), owner of an American Top Team...


Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva ‘just stays away’ From MMA

“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember...

Feb 4, 2014 1:08 pm

Joe Lauzon sports an incredible 96% finishing rate

UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon (23-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC) does not like to leave his fights in the ‘hands of the judges.’ That’s probably why ‘J-Lau’ boasts an astonishing 96% finishing rate. Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Lauzon has a 96% ‘kill rate’ thus far in his MMA career. In fact, his last outing against...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Feb 1, 2014 10:58 pm

UFC 169 Fighter Bonuses: Abel Trujillo takes home $125k, Jamie Varner receives $75k

Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner each earned $50,000 in bonuses for their awesome performance at Saturday’s UFC 169 event, with Abel taking home an additional $75,000 for the bouts stunning “Knockout of the Night” finish and Jamie an additional 25k for “Fight of the Night.” UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the evenings post UFC 169...

Feb 1, 2014 4:28 pm

UFC 169 Results: Magomedov Outlasts Martin, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

Rashid Magomedov and Tony Martin both walked into the octagon tonight with stellar records, but it was Martin who was looking to protect his undefeated ways with a victory tonight. Martin was ready from the get-go to keep his win-streak going but Magomedov tried his hardest to stay in the game. Tony Martin’s work on...

Jan 25, 2014 8:33 pm

UFC on FOX 10 bonuses: Caceres earns $100K, Cerrone and Pettis collect $50K each

Alex Caceres was the big winner at this evenings UFC on FOX 10 event in Chicago, as he collected $100,000 in bonus money for his “Submission of the night” victory over the previously undefeated Sergio Pettis, in the preliminary card’s main event fight. The bout was also deemed “Fight of the night,” giving Sergio a...

Jan 25, 2014 5:59 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Results: Cerrone Knocks Martins Out Cold with Head Kick in First Round

Donald Cerrone is coming off the performance of his career against Evan Dunham and wanted to keep the momentum going tonight against Adriano Martins. Not only did he keep the momentum going, but he got a highlight-reel knockout out of it as well. The opening round was quite even. Unlike most of Cerrone’s past opponents,...

Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

The UFC’s Bad Guys: Former Champs Who Beef With Dana And The UFC

It’s no secret or surprise that Dana White has stirred up his fair share of controversy during his years as UFC president. And although there are countless people that he has had disagreements with its the ex-champs of the organization that seem to stand out amongst the crowd. The most infamous spat is most likely...

Jan 15, 2014 6:34 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Tavares Upsets Larkin in a Fight that Goes the Distance

Tonight’s co-main event was another example of how UFC’s official rankings are irrelevant. Unranked Brad Tavares outworked and outclassed #13 Lorenz Larkin en route to a unanimous decision victory. Brad Tavares was able to neutralize Lorenz Larkin’s power throughout the fight by constantly pushing forward and pressing him against the fence. He also implemented leg...

Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm

Fight Night 35 Results: Smith Picks Up Split Decision Victory against Houston

These two middleweights did a great job at neutralizing each other’s strengths in the first round. Trevor Smith avoided Brian Houston’s shots by keeping his distance and shooting for takedowns while Houston utilized his sprawl to stay off the ground. It wasn’t until there was one minute left in the first where Houston was finally...

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 18, 2013 10:16 am

First Spanish Language MMA Competition Reality Series to Premiere Next Year

Bunim/Murray’s BMP Latin, a Banijay Group company, and Combate Americas, the first Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise today announced that leading Hispanic cable network mun2 has ordered 10, one-hour episodes of Combate Americas. Combate Americas is the first Spanish language Mixed Martial Arts competition reality series created by Campbell McLaren, a co-founder of...

Dec 18, 2013 9:54 am

Silva says failed post-fight test ‘not my mistake’

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is pointing the finger when it comes to his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone. After Silva’s epic five-round fight with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, “Bigfoot,” (even though he was approved for testosterone-replacement therapy in advance) still failed his post-fight drug test. Silva took to Facebook where he blamed his...

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 pm

‘UFC on FOX 9′ $50K Bonus Winners: Barboza/Castillo, Faber and Johnson

Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber Faber’s striking was as crisp as it has ever been and he stayed on his toes which allowed him to counter most of Michael McDonald’s strikes. Faber stunned McDonald with a big right hand to the temple and dropped him after connecting with two more brutal shots. McDonald planted...

Dec 12, 2013 7:55 am

Diego Sanchez Signs New Eight Fight Contract With UFC

It seems we will be seeing more incredible fights out of Diego Sanchez. Sanchez revealed to UFC Tonight that he has signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC. Sanchez has been entrenched in a twitter war with Conor McGregor recently, but that fight will probably be a while off, as McGregor is out...

Dec 11, 2013 8:58 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Joe Lauzon Looks to Make Mac Danzig Pay for Last Loss

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon returns to the Octagon Saturday, leading off the UFC on FOX 9 main card with a three-round fight against Mac Danzig.  Coming into the bout, Lauzon is focused on getting back into the win column.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, fans will see...

Dec 10, 2013 7:37 am

Dana White Named Sports Innovator Of The Year

UFC President Dana White is many things. He is outspoken, brash, and assertive, but it can’t be denied that the man is a powerful and effective businessman. Sports Business International agrees, and has recently awarded him the title of “Sports Innovator of the Year.” The editor of Sports Business International, Matt Cutler said, “For both...