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Jun 16, 2014 12:36 pm

Condit Eyes 2015 Return, Thinks Lawler Can Beat Hendricks

Carlos Condit hasn’t seen UFC action since suffering a torn ACL and partially torn Meniscus at UFC 171 at the hands of Tyron Woodley. Condit joined MMA Fighting to discuss his return and who he thinks has the best chance of dethroning Johny Hendricks. “I’m feeling pretty good. It’s coming along, it’s slow going, but...

Jun 13, 2014 6:11 am

Bellator Changes Their Tournament Format, Adds Title Shot Pool

Bellator MMA is going to be reformatting their tournament structure once again. On Thurdsay, Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney announced that all past tournament winners will now be entered into a sort of World Title Pool, where they can be granted a title shot at any time, without having to reenter and entire tournament. MMAFighting’s Luke...

Jun 12, 2014 5:00 am

Trey Houston Replaces Injured Josh Bryant In Battlegrounds MMA: O.N.E. Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA (www.battlegroundsone.com) announced today that hard-hitting finisher Trey “That Just Happened?” Houston (11-2) of Bixby, Okla. will replace an injured Josh “The Beast” Bryant(14-4) of Broken Arrow, Okla. in the highly-anticipated one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award it’s winner a grand prize of $50,000 at BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday, June 27. In addition,...

Jun 10, 2014 5:34 pm

Tyron Woodley: Title Shots Need Consistency

UFC 174 co-headliner Tyron Woodley spoke to The Sherdog Radio Network about the lack of consistency in how title shots are awarded, and how the UFC should develop a rubric or system for how title shots are awarded saying rematches take away from who deserves a shot at the title, and take up time. “I...


Jun 7, 2014 6:59 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Pettis Earns Decision Win Against Meza

The fans are used to more exciting performances from the Pettis Family, but tonight was still impressive for Sergio Pettis. He was able to take minimal punishment while landing what he needed to win. It may not have been the most exciting victory, but it was very strategic. Even though the first round did not...

May 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Askren Takes Home Submission Win In OneFC Debut

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, impressed the sold-out crowd in attendance at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium with another night of world-class mixed martial arts action. In the main event of the evening, Ben Askren proved once again why he is considered the...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 15, 2014 12:41 pm

GIRL FIGHT!! Eye, Kaufman & Tate Engage In Twitter Beef

Top UFC bantamweights Jessica Eye (pictured) and Sarah Kaufman already have a history. The two fought back at UFC 166 in an amazing back-and-forth fight that saw Eye the victory. While disputed by many, Jessica was awarded a decision win via split-scorecards. However, she ended up failing her post-fight drug test for pot and the...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 7, 2014 3:55 pm

Confirmed – Roan “Jucao” Carneiro Enters One-Night, Eight-Man BattleGrounds MMA Tournament

Earlier this week, BJPENN.COM was first to report on, ATT’s, Roan Jucao Carneiro’s participation in the upcoming Battleground MMA welterweight tournament. Now we’ve been validated. Through a press-release, Battleground MMA confirmed the Brazilians participation, making him the seventh signed fighter to compete in the June 27 event. Check it:   TULSA, OK (May 7, 2014) –...

May 1, 2014 5:18 pm

Six Confirmed For BattleGround MMA’s One-Night, Eight-Man Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA, the upstart Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion headed by Olympic wrestling legend Kenny Monday, announced today that it has signed the first six competitors for O.N.E., its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award the winner a grand prize of $50,000 on Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets for the event, which will...

Apr 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Country Legend Willie Nelson Earns 5th Degree Black Belt

After such a busy weekend in the world of mixed martial arts, the last person we expected to report on was country music legend Willie Nelson. ‘The Highwayman’ has apparently been a student of the art of Gongkwon Yusul for quite some time now as he has been awarded his fifth-degree black belt! Nelson may...

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

White Defends Rousey, Blasts Cyborg Over Her Looks

Birds of a feather… While attending today’s media event in Baltimore, UFC President Dana White discussed Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey and the trend of call-outs, insults, and challenges going back and forth between the two. Once again, Marc Raimondi of FOX Sports, Tweeted from the scene: Dana White compares Ronda calling Cyborg an it with...

Apr 22, 2014 11:49 am

Rockhold Blasts ‘Shady’ Vitor, Says ‘Karma Might Be Coming Back’

“I don’t give a shit. I’ll go back down to Brazil and fight Vitor on steroids. He’s not going to land that kick again. I will overcome Vitor Belfort. No matter what, steroids or not, doesn’t matter to me. Lightning will not strike twice.” “There’s some fishy things going on. The highs and lows of...

Apr 20, 2014 12:23 pm

Miesha Tate: “I Wasn’t Confident That I Won It”

On Saturday, Miesha Tate participated in a closely contested bout with Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 11. And while Tate ultimately got a unanimous decision nod from the judges, Tate was not sure that she would be awarded the win. Carmouche started off strong, controlling the majority of the round with takedowns. She started...

Apr 16, 2014 1:10 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Walsh Tops Indich in Decision Outcome

Written by Jon Kirschner | @MMAKirschner Chris Indich and Richard Walsh both made their official UFC debuts today as they squared off in the second bout of the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Both fighters took part of this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’. Chris Indich was quick to get to the...

Apr 11, 2014 11:55 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Results: LaFlare Picks Up Decision Win over Howard

Ryan LaFlare controlled every aspect of the fight in the first round. He kept a safe striking distance which cut off whatever power shots Howard wanted to throw. When he was looking to throw a shot himself, LaFlare was quick to step in and back while landing a shot. He overpowered Howard in the clinch...

Apr 3, 2014 3:22 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones, Benson Henderson Featured In Christian Documentary About Fighters

Fight Church Official Trailer (2014). Starring Jon Jones, Jill Burress and Ben Henderson. Academy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer (The Hammer) for a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and...

Mar 28, 2014 7:51 am

Renan Barao Set to Face T.J. Dillashaw for UFC 173 Main Event

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao is set to headline UFC 173 on May 24, filling in the gap left after UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman sustained a knee injury and was forced out of his bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. According to USA Today, UFC President Dana White announced...

Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Dana White not sure who’s next for Johny Hendricks

Not since 2008 have we had a new UFC welterweight champion, and now that the title has been awarded to a new face, it seems that everyone in the welterweight division is gunning even harder for a shot at UFC gold. However, it appears that finding a worthy opponent for the newly crowned Johny Hendricks...

Mar 15, 2014 7:53 pm

UFC 171 Results: Lombard Dominates Shields in an Unimpressive Decision Win

Jake Shields and Hector Lombard went the full fifteen minutes, much to the dismay of those in attendance and watching at home. Shields simply did not bring enough to the table to pull off a victory tonight. He looked off and it was almost as if he was solely relying on his grappling skills to...

Mar 15, 2014 4:28 pm

UFC 171 Results: Scoggins Dominates Campuzano, Earns Decision Win

Justin Scoggins seemed to be one step ahead of Will Campuzano during the entire fight. Scoggins found a comfortable striking distance before Campuzano, landed the first takedown and would always come out on top of striking exchanges. Scoggins landed a takedown in the second round but Campuzano showed great awareness by trapping his opponent’s head...

Mar 8, 2014 3:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 37 Bonuses: Gustaffson Doubles Up, Two More Take Home $50k

After a great afternoon of fights on UFC Fight Pass, three fighters picked up bonus money for their efforts in London. The Fight of the Night Award went to main event fighters Alexander Gustaffson and Jimi Manuwa, who put on an exciting, fast paced fight that ended in the second frame, when Gustafsson connected with...