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Mar 9, 2017 2:02 pm

Demian Maia confident he’s a pay-per view draw

This past weekend at UFC 209, welterweights Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch for Woodley’s welterweight title. With Woodley winning the fight via majority decision and retaining his belt for the 2nd time, many expect Demian Maia to get the next welterweight title...

Mar 2, 2017 11:25 am

Tyron Woodley talks Demian Maia title snub

With an impressive 6-fight win streak, many believed that Demian Maia would be up for the next welterweight title shot after Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson fought at UFC 205. Ultimately however, after Woodley retained his belt following a majority draw, the UFC opted to book a rematch between the two men for UFC 209,...

Feb 28, 2017 10:07 am

VIDEO | Fighter picks up incredible imanari roll to heel hook submission win

When your student @jonaquiroz135 hits that sick imanari roll to a heel hook in an Mma fight! #heelhook #imanariroll #leglock #bjj #jiujitsu #mma #submissionofthenight #submissionoftheyear #cmma A post shared by Chad George (@chadsavagegeorge) on Feb 28, 2017 at 8:34am PST During the ‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ main event scrap between Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’...

Feb 28, 2017 9:53 am

After months away, Robbie Lawler says he’s “back to work”

Last July, in the main event of UFC 201, Robbie Lawler was knocked out in the very first round of a fight with Tyron Woodley. With this knockout loss, Lawler’s exciting and violent reign as UFC welterweight champion came to a crashing halt. For a moment, it sounded as though the former champion would be...

Feb 28, 2017 7:49 am

VIDEO | GSP: Stephen Thompson is the “best striker I’ve seen in my life”

GSP speaks on @WonderboyMMA and this weekend's #UFC209! pic.twitter.com/0kGQHJ5Vn7 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 28, 2017 Back in November, dangerous karate specialist Stephen Thompson challenged Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Though “Wonderboy” put forth a valiant effort, he ultimately failed to claim the divisional crown, instead battling Woodley to a competitive majority draw....

Feb 27, 2017 7:57 am

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 209: Full Episode

This weekend, the UFC returns to sparkling Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. The card is stacked to the brim with top talent. In the main event, we’ll see welterweight champion Tyron Woodley take on challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a do-over of their thrilling UFC 205 majority draw. The co-main event, meanwhile, will pit undefeated...

Feb 25, 2017 12:01 am

Stephen Thompson explains why he’d “hate” to fight Georges St-Pierre

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson’s affiliation with Tristar is well documented. Prior to ‘Wonderboy’ making the transition from kickboxing to MMA, the undefeated kickboxer trained at Tristar under coach Firas Zahabi, alongside the likes of UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, where he helped St-Pierre train for several bouts, including his scrap with...

Feb 23, 2017 10:11 am

Bellator MMA hits UFC with lawsuit in U.S. District Court

Bellator MMA and the UFC are now throwing down in the courtroom after a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, according to Sporting News. Bellator MMA’s lawsuit against the UFC stems from a class-action lawsuit that was filed against the UFC in 2014 by a...

Feb 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Michael Page books next fight at Bellator 179 in London

Bellator announced on Friday the next challenge for rising welterweight star Michael Page. “MVP” will take on Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London, which features a main event matchup between Paul Daley and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald. BREAKING! @Michaelpage247 vs @DerekBarbaric set for #Bellator179 in London! @spike pic.twitter.com/2AapeIVyzu — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA)...

Feb 7, 2017 11:34 am

Michael “Venom” Page roasts Paul Daley on social media

In July of 2016, British striker Michael “Venom” Page picked up an incredible flying knee knockout over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. Some six months later Paul Daley, another talented British striker, levelled Brennan Ward with a similar flying knee knockout. Having dazzled with these flying knee knockouts, it now sounds like Page and Daley will be...

Feb 4, 2017 1:00 pm

Paul Daley has Big Announcement Planned for Next Fight

Paul Daley has been the subject of many fight rumors this week, most notably against Michael Venom Page. Paul Daley made a big statement on his Facebook page, teasing a fight against a “marquee name or champion”. We got news of our next fight, it's a big one. Like I said "marquee names or champions"...

Jan 22, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley scores crushing, flying knee KO at Bellator 170

Paul Daly KOs Ward with a stunning knee! Wow #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/qox3MS7fTp — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On one of the increasingly rare weekends without a UFC card, Bellator MMA came to the rescue with a stacked night of fighting in Bellator 170. Emanating from sunny Los Angeles, California, the card featured the swan...

Jan 18, 2017 11:26 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson get heated ahead of UFC 209

Last November, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 205, Tyron Woodley sought to make his first defense of the UFC welterweight title against streaking karate specialist Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Five, razor close rounds later, the fight was ruled a majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung on to the UFC welterweight crown, though...

Jan 11, 2017 10:45 pm

Robbie Lawler leaves American Top Team

Shocking news broke late Wednesday night that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has officially left his longtime camp at American Top Team. Lawler had been with the camp for many years, including his UFC welterweight title run, and throughout his title reign. MMAFighting confirmed the news this week, following an initial report from ENTImports....

Jan 11, 2017 1:02 pm

The 10 best comebacks in UFC history

There is nothing quite like a good comeback in a fight. Watching a fighter bounce back from the brink of a stoppage or a massive deficit on the scorecards to land a game-changing punch or lock up a submission is an absolute thrill. This week, we’ve decided to celebrate these incredible momentum swings by compiling...

Jan 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Tyron Woodley admits Stephen Thompson has got under his skin ahead of UFC 209 rematch

At UFC 205 back in November, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon to fight streaking welterweight contender Stephen Thompson in a highly anticipated showdown. For Thompson, he was looking to build on his 7-fight win streak which saw him go undefeated for four years as he racked up impressive wins over top...

Jan 9, 2017 2:33 pm

BREAKING! Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley 2 set for UFC 209 in Las Vegas

Stephen Thompson will get a second chance to become a UFC champion at March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas when he rematches current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. After some initial reluctance, Woodley just announced on his podcast that he will take the fight with Thompson at UFC 209. The fight was first reported...

Jan 9, 2017 7:47 am

VIDEO | UFC Phoenix Countdown: Penn vs. Rodriguez

This Sunday, the UFC will return to Phoenix, Arizona with an action-packed night of fighting. The card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. In advance of this compelling showdown, the UFC has released the official UFC Phoenix Countdown, an awesome promo video that shines...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...

Jan 8, 2017 7:57 pm

BREAKING! Stephen Thompson posts signed contract for UFC 209, waiting on Tyron Woodley

It looks as if Stephen Thompson will get a second chance to become a UFC champion at March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. “Wonderboy” posted the following photo of a signed contract to rematch current UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC 209. Waiting on you @TWooodley pic.twitter.com/XwFqePtVbe — Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) January 9,...

Jan 8, 2017 7:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson “I just wasn’t mentally there at UFC 205”

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson was last seen in action at November’s UFC 205 event where he battled current division title holder Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. The scrap between Woodley and Thompson was given “Fight of the night” honors and shortly after the event UFC president Dana White announced that an immediate rematch...

Jan 4, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Phoenix start time and broadcast details

Wondering about the UFC Phoenix start time? BJPenn.com has you covered with all the details you need. Check out the rundown below. The main card of UFC Phoenix is scheduled for a start time of 10:00 p.m. ET, and 7:00 p.m. PT. It will air on Fox Sports 1. The undercard, meanwhile, has a start time of 8:00...

Jan 4, 2017 8:25 am

UFC Phoenix Fight Card: Penn vs. Rodriguez

The official UFC Phoenix fight card has been finalized and will occur in sunny Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, January 15. Note: that’s Sunday, not the typical Saturday. The card will be headlined by a compelling featherweight showdown between rising Mexican prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. Rodriguez will enter the fight having won his first...