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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...

Dec 9, 2013 8:37 pm

Paul Walker receives BJJ Black Belt at Memorial

Paul Walkers BJJ Trainer Ricardo Franjinha Miller, Owner at Paragon Bjj Academy and Owner at Ventura Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu awarded the deceased movie star with his Brazilian Jui Jitsu Black Belt during his memorial. “I know he will reach it one day”, read a statement from Miller. “So in his memory, I presented it to...

Dec 9, 2013 11:18 am

Undefeated UFC prospect Myles “Fury” Jury receives BJJ Black belt

As one of the breakout fighters of 2012-2013, UFC’s Myles “Fury” Jury has put his talents to the test in thirteen professional mixed martial arts bouts, four of which have been tested inside the ultimate proving grounds; the Octagon, and his perfect record has remained intact. Five of his thirteen wins have come by way...