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Nov 7, 2011 8:02 pm

12 Country Channel Line Up For This Weekends UFC on Fox 1

With the UFC heavyweight title up for grabs this weekend and a new TV partnership launching, the UFC has released the broadcasting plans for twelve other countries outside of the US. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Sep 19, 2011 9:09 am

Jeff Curran on his return to the UFC: "Here I am, and I am here to stay."

The Big Frog” is back. Jeff Curran, after a seven-year absence from the promotion, is back in the UFC, and he doesn’t plan on leaving again. Curran recently signed a brand-new agreement with the world’s biggest MMA promotion, and will face former title challenger Scott Jorgensen in a bantamweight bout at UFC 137 in Las...

Sep 10, 2011 7:02 am

UFC 137 Sold Out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that tickets to UFC 137 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 29 sold out within a few hours of being made available to the public today. Headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and the surging Carlos Condit, UFC 137 will also feature an outstanding co-main...

Sep 6, 2011 2:11 pm

Henderson vs. Guida Plus Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Added To UFC on Fox

The first ever UFC on Fox event has booked two more bouts for the inaugural card. Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Clay Guida as well as bantamweight fighters “Kid” Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama have agreed to face off on the historic card. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from...

Sep 2, 2011 8:54 am

Main Card Official For "UFC 137:St-Pierre vs. Diaz"

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is riding a five-year, nine-fight winning streak that has seen the 30-year-old Canadian defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jake Shields. Along the way, the Montreal native has captivated fans worldwide with his explosive takedowns and dominant performances inside the Octagon. On...

Aug 8, 2017 11:02 am

Max Holloway Dressed Up Like Luigi to Ride Go Karts in Tokyo

It’s good to be king, it’s even better to leave a kingdom of battles behind you and drive off into the sunset. Max Holloway had to fight through a ridiculous list of fighters as the UFC increased the game difficulty. He never lost a single life in ten fights after falling to Conor McGregor four...

Sep 20, 2017 2:43 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 50 // Mike Perry | Alan Jouban | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another awesome guest list for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- “Platinum” Mike Perry will be joining us to kick off the show and recap his sensational KO victory over the weekend against Alex Reyes at UFC FN 116. We’ll hear the timeline for Thaigo Alves...

Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua issues lengthy statement explaining withdrawal from OSP fight

Over the weekend, we learned that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was out of his planned UFC Fight Night 117 scrap with Ovince St. Preux. Surprisingly, he’ll be replaced by former UFC middleweight, and recent World Series of Fighting welterweight Yushin Okami. On Monday morning, the PRIDE legend took to Instagram with...

Sep 16, 2017 7:48 pm

BREAKING! Shogun Rua is out, Ovince Saint Preux gets a new opponent

Earlier tonight news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun Rua was forced out of his scheduled rematch with Ovince Saint Preux due to an undisclosed injury. With that said, “OSP” will remain in the UFC Fight Night 117 main event as the UFC has brought back former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami...

Sep 8, 2017 7:54 am

OSP Wants to Know if Jon Jones Was on PEDs When They Fought

Ovince Saint Preux is about to gear up and fight Mauricio “Shogun” Rua  in Japan, but there is another fight still in the back of his mind. Back at UFC 197, Saint Preux jumped in to replace Daniel Cormier and fought Jon Jones for an interim UFC light heavyweight title. Losing the bout and suffering...

Sep 6, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 48 // Ray Borg | Ben Askren

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined by the No. 3 Ranked UFC Flyweight, Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg. Just days before the biggest fight of his career we’ll preview Ray’s first attempt at UFC gold as...

Sep 4, 2017 6:02 am

Ben Askren gets awesome opponent for retirement fight

“Funky” Ben Askren has long been regarded as one of the best welterweights outside the UFC, and perhaps the best fighter outside the UFC period. Over the weekend, in the main event of ONE Championship’s stop in Shanghai, the seemingly unstoppable wrestling specialist added to that reputation with a lopsided mauling of Zebaztian Kadestam. As it...

Aug 19, 2017 9:06 am

Mark Hunt Trashes ‘Chicken Sh-t’ Fabricio Werdum

Mark Hunt only has three modes: chill, no chill, and absolute destruction. Luckily, his last opponent Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis, didn’t pop for any drugs. Before that, his last four opponents in a row have been fighters who violated the UFC’s anti-doping policies, so it’s easy to understand why Hunt has been more no...

Aug 17, 2017 9:54 am

Josh Barnett Presents The World’s Most Metal Playlist

It’s time for a quick survey: Are you caught up on Japanese pro wrestling? Do you like to spend your days covered in grease, tinkering with badass American muscle cars? On a Friday night, are you more likely to be drinking from a goblet and playing Magic the Gathering than out at a club? Have...

Aug 15, 2017 11:28 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor’s Time to Win is Within the First 4 Rounds

Despite his on-again-off-again success in the UFC, Eddie Alvarez is an exceptional fighter. That dude is the only guy to be both a Bellator and UFC lightweight champion. If you go further back, he’s beat the who’s who of anyone in his division from the soil of America to the shores of Japan in smaller...

Aug 14, 2017 9:02 am

Mark Hunt bashes Fabricio Werdum for turning down fight

Over the weekend, Lowking.pl reported that the UFC’s November 19 return to Sydney, Australia, would be headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura. This report was later confirmed by MMAJunkie.com, and now, it’s been officially announced by the UFC. #UFCSydney: @markhunt1974 vs @MarcinTybura Sunday, Nov 19 | @qudosbankarena 🎫 👉 https://t.co/T3qpToug8G pic.twitter.com/iaTU5w4x2A — UFC...

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Michael Bisping suggests Fedor Emelianenko lost because he could not use steroids

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko lost in devastating fashion in his Bellator debut over the weekend at Bellator NYC. “The Last Emporer” is often talked about in the debate of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time but was knocked out in the first round against Matt Mitrione on Saturday night at New York’s...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...

Jun 11, 2017 3:40 pm

After defeat of Derrick Lewis, Mark Hunt wants to avenge two previous losses

On Saturday night, in the main event of the 11-fight UFC Auckland card, 43-year-old heavyweight legend Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with the much younger Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Though Lewis was not without his moments in this fight, Hunt was able to turn back the clock, punishing his exhausted foe to an...

May 31, 2017 12:40 pm

VIDEO | 155 pound Genki Sudo vs. ‘Butterbean’ Eric Esch

‘The Neo-Samurai’ Genki Sudo remains arguably one of the most unique and unorthodox fighters to ever grace the sport of mixed martial arts. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to match his unparalleled striking game, Sudo was a tough puzzle for many of his opponents to crack. Following his split decision loss to Duane...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

May 6, 2017 12:15 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida In March of 2005, our namesake BJ Penn took on future UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida under the K1 fight banner in Saitama, Japan. The fight took place at an open weight class with Penn weighing in at 191 pounds and “The Dragon” weighing in at 225...

May 4, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Here’s what happens when a 260-pound pro boxer fights a judo blackbelt

Today, when any respectable mixed martial artist continuously sharpens their skills in many different disciplines, the classic, style vs. style matchups that dominated the halcyon days of the sport have become almost nonexistent. While the early days of MMA were highlighted by fights between boxers and wrestlers, jiu jitsu fighters and kickboxers, et cetera, today’s fighters...

Apr 30, 2017 8:42 am

5 of the most tattooed fighters in MMA

Recently, we learned that heavyweight legend Mark Hunt had painted his chest with a new and beautifully done tattoo. With this new ink, which joins to half-sleeves, Hunt enters the books as one of the most heavily tattooed fighters in the UFC, if not in all of MMA. MMA, of course, is chock full of...