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Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 6, 2013 8:13 am

Win A Free Trip To Hawaii – The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing Contest Is Back

The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing contest is back! That’s right Penn Nation, the second coming of our popular shadow boxing contest has returned to grant one lucky enthusiast an opportunity to fly to Hilo, Hawaii, to enjoy the island and train at the world-renowned Penn Training and Fitness Center with Team Penn. All that is required...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...


Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...

Oct 24, 2013 10:42 am

Bisping Eyeing March Return Against Machida vs. Munoz Winner

  The UFC has plans to return to England in March of next year and Michael Bisping wants in on that card against the winner of this weekend’s main event between Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz. Having been forced out of this weekend’s main event with an eye injury, Bisping thought his fighting career may...

Oct 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Dana White Confirms Melendez Back In “The Mix” With Victory Over Sanchez

In front of a sold out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez put on a Fight of the Year Candidate that brought everyone in the arena to their feet. While unranked Diego Sanchez rose to the occasion and impressed the crowd and UFC brass alike, Gilbert Melendez was...

Oct 18, 2013 11:28 am

Dana White: Brandon Vera ‘Probably’ Not Cut From UFC

  Long-time UFC fighter, Brandon Vera, still has a job fighting in the heavyweight division.  According to UFC President Dana White, “if he hasn’t been cut yet, he’s probably not getting cut.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Despite winning just one of his last six fights, Brandon Vera will live to fight another day in...

Oct 7, 2013 9:54 am

Trainer: Machida Should Get Title Shot With Win Over Munoz

“I think if Lyoto wins he gets the title shot but also you have Jacare, he did a great job in his last fight. I think he deserves the opportunity to fight for the belt. It doesn’t matter who is the champion. In my opinion everybody wants the belt, everybody fights for the belt. It’s...

Oct 3, 2013 1:17 pm

Ben Rothwell suspended 9 months for elevated testosterone

Earlier today, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced that he had been suspended for 9 months, for elevated levels of testosterone. The suspension itself, was not handed out by the athletic commission that oversaw his most recent fight, but instead by his promoter, the UFC. In a statement released to MMAjunkie.com, “Big...

Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to mmajunkie.com about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion. Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at...

Sep 26, 2013 12:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 4

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 4 of his ‘TUF’ experience: This week’s episode starts with a...

Sep 26, 2013 11:10 am

Anderson Silva: ‘You see Jon Jones? He’s my copy!’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is known for putting on dramatic performances inside the octagon. On multiple occasions, “The Spider” has been seen dropping his hands down while he either slips his opponent’s punches or taunts them into standing toe-to-toe with him. Silva’s showmanship has produced many memorable moments, such as his devastating knockout of Forrest Griffin at UFC 101...

Sep 26, 2013 9:54 am

Glover Teixeira Gets Next Crack At Jones, Expected To Face Off On Super Bowl Card

As reported by ESPN, citing UFC President Dana White, the light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) will defend his title against Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) next; possibly at the UFC super bowl weekend card in New Jersey. There have been talks of a rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 21, 2013 11:06 am

100 UFCs Ago: Revisiting UFC 65

Join us as we travel 100 UFC “pay per view” events ago and revisit UFC 65: Bad Intentions! Results: George St-Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes) – 1:25 of Round 2 Tim Sylvia defeats Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Joe Stevenson defeats Dokonjonosuke Mishima by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 2:07 of...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am

Exclusive: Andrei Arlovski Talks Kyle Fight, Injured Jaw and the Future

After his victory over both Mike Kyle and early adversity, Andrei Arlovski showed fans that he could not only take a punch, but he can come back and outwork an in-shape power puncher. Arlovski out-boxed Mike Kyle in the main event of there World Series of Fighting 5 main event bout. After his bout with Kyle,...

Sep 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX 9 Co-Main Event

Ever since the UFC announced that UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California, talks of ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber (29-6) being placed on the card sounded less like rumor and more accurately, like a sure thing, as Faber fights out of Sacramento. Faber will face fellow former number one bantamweight contender,...

Sep 10, 2013 9:26 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Preview: A Card Not to be Overlooked

This Saturday, the World Series of Fighting holds its fifth major event in the United States and in a surprise move, it is scheduled in a coinciding time slot to perhaps the biggest boxing PPV draw of all time. It’s headlined by two UFC veterans in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle....

Sep 9, 2013 8:05 am

Nate Diaz comments on Gray Maynard fight: ‘F–k that, I’m fighting Anthony Pettis’

This weekend, UFC officials announced that former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), had verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. However, on Sunday, Nate Diaz tweeted that...

Sep 8, 2013 3:32 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard trilogy bout set for TUF 18 Finale

UFC officials announced today that top lightweights and former “The Ultimate Fighter 5” participants Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Gray “The Bully” Maynard  (11-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC), have verbally agreed to throw down for a third time at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” this November in Las Vegas. Diaz and Maynard first met in the semi-final...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Sep 5, 2013 9:14 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Episode 1 Recap & Results

By Dan Downes, Courtesy UFC.com: After Dana gives a quick rundown of the TUF basics (16 fighters make it into the house, winner gets a contract and a Harley Davidson etc.) Ronda Rousey appears. She talks about her first experience watching The Ultimate Fighter and wishing they offered it to women. She’s excited to be...

Sep 4, 2013 8:35 pm

Dana White Confirms Title Shot for Glover Teixeira Following Knockout Win Over Ryan Bader

After a thriller of a main event, UFC Fight Night 28 main event winner, Glover Teixeira will get a title shot against the winner of the light-heavyweight title fight headlining the upcoming UFC 165 between Jon Jones takes on Alexander Gustafsson. UFC executive Mark Zelaznik confirmed the news at the post-fight press conference following Wednesday’s card:...