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Jan 14, 2014 10:00 am

Bellator Denies Freire Title Shot – Freire Wants Out of Contract

By Evan Stoumbelis Yesterday Bellator announced former featherweight champion Pat Curran would be granted a rematch with the man who took his title from him in November at Bellator 106, Daniel Straus. Fight fans that saw the last fight will be looking forward to the rubber match between Curran and Straus. However, one person isn’t...

Jan 13, 2014 5:15 am

UFC Vet Ricardo Almeida Assigned To Judge UFC 169

The UFC will return to Jersey this February for UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2. The event is set for Super Bowl weekend as Renan Barao attempts to defend his now official and undisputed UFC bantamweight crown against the always dangerous Urijah Faber on February 14, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey....

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 am

‘Badboy’ Russian Rapper Signed To UFC Roster

On Tuesday, the UFC signed 29- year- old Alexander Yakovlev. Yet another Russian contender added to the UFC roster. Yakovlev’s most recent win coming by way of a very one sided decision victory over former (and permanently expelled) UFC Welterweight Paul Daley at Legends 2 back in November of 2013. It may sound like Yakovlev...


Jan 7, 2014 5:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Hockey Players Throw Down MMA Style In NHL Game

I’ve never really been a fan of most sports, or any really for that matter. Sure, I enjoy the occasional football or basketball highlight. I mean, those guys are without a doubt amazing! But, obviously, my heart lies with anyone who straps on some gloves and dukes it out. I love MMA and believe it...

Jan 3, 2014 5:20 pm

Chris Weidman opens as a 2-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

The UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman, has opened as a 2-1 favorite over his next opponent, Vitor Belfort. Here are the current odds according to BestFightOdds.com: Weidman- -225 Belfort- +175 Weidman has not been the favorite since before he fought anyone named Anderson Silva. In their first fight back in July 2013 at UFC 162,...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 18, 2013 9:50 am

Ronda Rousey Says Paul Walker Death Reason For Awkward TUF 18 Finale Moments

People have been turned off by Ronda Rousey’s actions as of late, stemming from her confrontational and sometimes downright rude actions on The Ultimate Fighter 18. She’s tossed insult after insult at competing coach Miesha Tate, including middle fingers and all sorts of colorful, bleeped-out names. For her part, Miesha seemed to rise above Ronda’s actions, never really...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 5, 2013 7:43 am

Anthony Pettis expected to be out 6 to 8 months. Wants Diaz when he returns

UFC Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is set to go under the knife and have surgery for his torn PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) this December. The surgery will have the Champ out for six to eight months. “The doctor said six to eight months, so I’m hoping six.” Pettis stated to UFC Tonight about his...

Dec 3, 2013 7:22 am

Salary Report: Diaz Makes $15k Base For Maynard Stoppage, Maynard Walks With $45k

The UFC provided another great free night of fights with the TUF Season 18 Finale on Saturday, November 30. The event took place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, NV where we crowned the very first female Ultimate Fighter and yet another great male addition into the organization. Headlining the event was...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Nov 30, 2013 9:18 am

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the UFC brings us the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ event live on FOX Sports 1. If you cannot make the live broadcast or attend in person follow along with BJPENN.COM for our live results and play-by-play. Main Card Results: Raquel Pennington defeated Roxanne...

Nov 29, 2013 4:38 pm

‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard 3’: Weigh-In Results, All but 1 Make Weight

BJPENN.COM’s broadcast of the ‘TUF 18 Finale: Diaz vs. Maynard’ weigh-ins event has concluded. In anticipation of tomorrow’s live TUF 18 finale fight card the UFC hosted today’s weigh-ins ceremony from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you missed today’s stream, here are the full results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1,...

Nov 26, 2013 7:57 am

Men Get No Love; UFC Books All But Two TUF Women For TUF 18 Finale Event

The women on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter” have proven to the UFC brass that they deserve a chance to compete in the highest level of the sport. All eight of the women were slated to fight at the TUF 18 finale, but Sarah Moras and Shayna Baszler were ruled out due to injuries....

Nov 26, 2013 7:45 am

Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan at TUF 18 Season Finale

Two females fighters that were eliminated during the season get another chance to shine at the TUF season 18 Finale taking place November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Jessamyn Duke and Peggy Morgan, second and third pick of couch Ronda Rousey to win the whole thing, are set to face...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 20, 2013 7:37 am

All UFC Fight Night 32 Fighters Pass Their Drug Tests

It seems no one will be punished for a failed drug test this time, as all of the fighters who fought on Nov. 9’s UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil passed their tests. This includes the main event competitors, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan “Hendo” Henderson. Belfort and Henderson were both granted a...

Nov 19, 2013 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...