391 Search Results for ufc 164

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am

Bendo: I’m going to beat Pettis up

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line this August at UFC 164, as current champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will square off with challenger and hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the evenings main event. Henderson and Pettis, of course, have a history together, as “Showtime”...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout. UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012. Anthony Pettis: -125 Benson Henderson: -115 The last...

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

Pettis Wants TJ Grant To Step Aside So He Can Face Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis wants to leapfrog to yet another title shot opportunity. The highly-entertaining Pettis was set to drop from lightweight to featherweight to take on UFC champion Jose Aldo before a knee injury put an end to their scheduled UFC 163 headliner. So now Pettis wants to return to 155 and take on champion Benson...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Jun 19, 2016 9:43 am

Pros react to Stephen Thompson’s win over Rory MacDonald

Stephen Thompson likely secured himself a welterweight title shot at UFC Fight Night 89 last night after he scored a decision victory over Rory MacDonald in the evening’s main event. Here is how the pros reacted to “Wonderboy’s” big win: I feel like @rory_macdonald is blocking his nose most the fight. — Tyron T-Wood Woodley...

Jun 9, 2016 12:27 pm

Michael Bisping fires back at Chris Weidman

Shortly after stepping in on short notice for Chris Weidman at UFC 199 and knocking out Luke Rockhold to become the UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping found himself being put on blast by the man he replaced at UFC 199, Chris Weidman. Weidman called Bisping a “bum” and called for a title fight against Bisping...

Jun 5, 2016 11:12 am

Pros react to Dan Henderson’s brutal KO victory over Hector Lombard

Former Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson scored an absolutely brutal knockout victory over former Bellator title holder Hector Lombard at last night’s UFC 199 event in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old landed a head kick on Lombard and then hit him with an elbow that caused “Lightning” to fall crashing to the canvas in the bouts second-round....

May 26, 2016 4:20 pm

Cody Garbrandt involved in brief scuffle with Thomas Almeida’s team

This Sunday in Las Vegas, two of the UFC’s brightest bantamweight prospects will square off in a pivotal matchup as undefeated prospects Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 88. Prior to that however, Garbrandt was involved in a brief scuffle with Almeida’s team at the hotel...

May 16, 2016 10:56 am

Matt Brown’s attacker is pressing charges?

Rodrigo Botti, a former trainer of UFC welterweight Matt Brown allegedly attacked Brown at his hotel in Brazil on Sunday after his UFC 198 fight with Demian Maia. Video was released of the incident following Botti’s alleged attack on Brown. The video shows a man who has been identified as Vinicius “Pequeno” Lemos punishing Botti...

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Gilbert Melendez ready to move on from failed drug test

Back at UFC 188, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez lost a controversial split decision to Eddie Alvarez. In addition to the decision being controversial, Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites. Now, nearly a year later, Melendez’ suspension is up, and he’s gearing up for his UFC on FOX 20 scrap against Edson Barboza on July...

May 10, 2016 10:13 am

Ben Rothwell opens up on “stupid” fight against Junior dos Santos

Last month Ben Rothwell looked to extend his 4-fight win streak and secure a title shot by defeating former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in a main event fight. Unfortunately for Rothwell, he lost via decision, dropping down to #6 on the UFC’s heavyweight rankings. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Rothwell discussed...

May 10, 2016 8:18 am

Bigfoot Silva blasts critics following TKO loss

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam’, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva was TKOd in just 16 seconds by Stefan Struve. The loss to Struve made it 2 straight for Bigfoot, who is just 1-4 in his last 5 fights. Following the loss, Bigfoot took to social media to blast his critics in Portuguese. MMAFighting...