922 Search Results for benson henderson

Feb 7, 2015 1:37 pm

“Bendo” — ‘Move to 170 a temporary favor’

“We definitely know this is not a permanent move for me at 170. I will be going back down to 155. It was just Joe Silva and Dana White needed a favor. They asked me ‘we need a main event for this card’ and I said ‘okay, I’m your guy, I can do that’. “We...

Feb 7, 2015 12:45 pm

Masvidal Wants His “Marquee” Fight, Not Iaquinta

“[Benson Henderson’s] taking a couple steps up and I’m taking a few steps back. The kid’s (Al Iaquinta’s) talented and all, but I’ve got no business fighting this guy, you know? People are making a big deal because he beat Joe Lauzon. Welcome to the club, man. I kicked that dude’s ass eight years ago.”...

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Feb 3, 2015 4:13 pm

Iaquinta, Not Cerrone, To Face Masvidal At UFC Fight Night 63

Rising UFC lightweight fighter, Al Iaquinta has stepped up to take on the highly regarded Jorge Masvidal, just days after his UFC 183 victory over Joe Lauzon. The two will meet at UFC Fight Night 63, which takes place on April. 4 from Fairfax, Va. Masvidal’s original opponent, Benson Henderson, was moved to an earlier...


Feb 2, 2015 7:32 am

Fighters React To Patriots Super Bowl Win

Last night the New England Patriots secured a very narrow win over the Seattle Seahawks. With just seconds left in the game, the Patriots grabbed an interception, preventing the Seahawks, who were just yards away from the end zone, from scoring. Below are fighter reactions to the game, as well as the brawl that occurred...

Feb 2, 2015 6:16 am

Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th

Donald Cerrone has quickly become every fan’s favorite fighter, or at least one of their favorite fighters, with his ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ attitude towards fights, even going as far as to take a fight with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on just 14 day’s notice. Leading up to UFC 183, Donald Cerrone offered to...

Jan 21, 2015 11:23 am

Salary Report: “UFC Fight Night Boston” Edition

Conor McGregor has topped out the “UFC Fight Night Boston” disclosed payroll with a whopping $170,000 payday for his second round win over Dennis Siver. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission sent out the figures Wednesday. The full lost of disclosed fighter pay is as follows: Conor McGregor: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver:...

Jan 20, 2015 11:02 am

UFC Returns To Dallas With Two Title Fights

Two world titles are on the line when the UFC returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, March 14 as lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his title for the second time when he meets No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos and newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza makes her first title...

Jan 19, 2015 7:17 pm

Tyron Woodley Challenges All MMA Fans To Take 1 Amateur MMA Bout

Last night during “UFC Fight Night Boston”, the judges handed down 2 decisions that many disagreed with. The first was Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer. All 3 judges gave the nod to Pendred, whereas many, including UFC President Dana White, scored the bout for Spencer. The second came in the co-main event, where Donald Cerrone...

Jan 19, 2015 2:33 pm

Cerrone On Upcoming Fight: ‘I Think Khabib Is Next’

Last night in the co-main event of “UFC Fight Night Boston”, Donald Cerrone narrowly edged out a decision win over Benson Henderson, that many actually scored in favor of Henderson. Following the win, he addressed talks of a potential matchup against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who he was slated to fight at one time before a knee...

Jan 18, 2015 9:44 am

UFC Fight Night Boston: Embedded Vlog – Ep. 5

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston tonight, catch up with headliners Conor McGregor, and Dennis Siver, as well as co-headliners Benson Henderson, and Donald Cerrone with UFC Fight Night Boston, Embedded episode 5.

Jan 17, 2015 1:44 pm

‘UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver’ Weigh-In Results

Earlier today, from Boston’s TD Garden Arena the UFC Fight Night Boston competitors hit the scales to make their bouts official. All fighters made the mark. ‘UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver’ goes down tomorrow night, on FOX Sports 1. Here’s the weigh-in results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Conor McGregor...

Jan 17, 2015 1:43 pm

UFC Fight Night Boston: Embedded Vlog – Ep. 4

On episode 4 of UFC Embedded, headlining featherweight Dennis Siver reflects on his career journey before heading to open workouts alongside lightweight friends and foes Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Benson Henderson. Main event superstar Conor McGregor puts on an impressive performance for the crowd and signs autographs for one special fan, UFC President Dana White....

Jan 17, 2015 10:40 am

UFC Fight Night Boston: Embedded Vlog – Ep. 3

On episode #3, main event star Dennis Siver does media and breaks down the animosity between him and his Irish opponent Conor McGregor. In the gym, McGregor works his striking; local welterweight John Howard combines standup with soundbytes; and former lightweight champion Benson Henderson gets in some jiu-jitsu at Kenny Florian’s training center. UFC lightweight...

Jan 16, 2015 11:59 am

Fight Night Boston: Open Workout Highlights

Check as Conor McGregor, Donald Cerrone, Benson Henderson and the rest of the stars from Fight Night Boston put on a workout for the fans before taking the Octagon on Sunday.

Jan 14, 2015 2:09 pm

Fight Night Boston: Donald Cerrone – Always Busy

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is on the hunt for a lightweight title shot, willing to fight at anytime. Now the Cowboy is backing up his words by taking a short notice fight against the former lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, at Fight Night Boston. Can Cerrone keep his win streak going on such short notice?

Jan 12, 2015 8:57 am

Pettis: ‘I’ll Finish Dos Anjos In The First Round’

Anthony Pettis is known for finishing his opponents quickly, and plans more of the same when he faces Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March. Pettis quickly dispatched of Gilbert Melendez in December when he scored a 2nd round submission win over the veteran fighter. He spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to...

Jan 9, 2015 11:42 am

Cowboy’s “Got A New Number”

As Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone prepares for his second bout in two-weeks, the top UFC lightweight is forced to address concerns regarding his last two outings against Benson Henderson. Sure, he lost both of them, he knows it, but “Cowboy” has one simple message for the doubters. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Every who thinks Ben has my number?...

Jan 9, 2015 11:30 am

REPLAY! Donald Cerrone Conference Call (Full)

Just days after collecting a victory at UFC 182, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone signed on to fight Benson Henderson just two weeks later in Boston to fill in for injured Eddie Alvarez. He spoke to the media on a conference call about the fight.

Jan 8, 2015 5:10 am

Fight Night Boston: Bendo and Fitz

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has developed a bond with the UFC lightweight and fellow Phoenix resident Benson Henderson. See how their emerging friendship translates to an MMA workout – notoriously the hardest in all of pro sports.

Jan 6, 2015 11:21 am

UFC Pros React To Donald Cerrone’s Quick Turnaround

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is kicking off 2015 much in the same way he spent 2014… Fighting. After dismantling the previously unbeaten Myles Jury at UFC 182 last weekend, Cerrone has agreed to step in for Eddie Alvarez on 15-days notice to fight former lightweight champion, Benson Henderson. The world’s reaction: .@Cowboycerrone wasn't kidding when he...

Jan 5, 2015 5:50 pm

Alvarez Out Of UFC Fight Night Boston, Cerrone Steps In As Replacement

In surprising news, Eddie Alvarez has withdrawn from his UFC Fight Night Boston bout against Benson Henderson on January 18th, and as a result Donald Cerrone has stepped in. Cerrone is coming off a dominant decision win over Myles Jury this past Saturday at UFC 182, while Henderson is coming off a KO loss to...

Jan 4, 2015 11:26 am

UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver Preview

Last night following UFC 182, Jon Anik, Brian Stann and Dominick Cruz showed a preview of UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver, which goes down Sunday January 18th. The full fight lineup is currently as follows: Main Card (Fox Sports 1 7 p.m. PT) Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez...

Jan 1, 2015 11:14 am

Training CM Punk For UFC Debut An “Exciting Challenge” For Roufus

“I am excited to work with him. There are a bunch naysayers out there. I love it. I’d been saying for years in the WEC that Anthony Pettis was going to be something special. Well look at him now. He just submitted two guys [Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez] that hadn’t been submitted before. “I’m...

Dec 24, 2014 7:09 am

UFC Fight Night 59 Fight Card Finalized

The UFC returns to “Beantown” on January 18 for “UFC Fight Night 59”, an event headlined by a featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor taking on Dennis Siver. In the evenings co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on former Bellator lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Here is the official “UFC Fight Night...

Dec 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Books 7 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been busy this week, as always, booking bouts for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts, which is set to go down at UFC 184 on February 28th at the Staples Center. Lewis is coming...

Dec 14, 2014 7:23 pm

UFC on FOX 13 viewership up significantly with 2.27 million average viewers

On Saturday night, fight fans saw an incredible night of fights topped off by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic (See that HERE). The main card, which aired on FOX, drew in an incredible 2.27 million viewers according to TV By The Numbers. While this is just a preliminary figure, it...

Dec 10, 2014 10:53 am

MMA’s Top Managers Discuss UFC’s Reebok Deal

Several of MMA’s top managers have growing concerns for the UFC’s new uniform policy, that will eventually lead to the elimination of in-cage sponsors for fighters. MMAFighting.com‘s Marc Ramimondi had six leading managers weigh-in on the topic. Check it:   Malki Kawa (pictured), First Round Management, (Jon Jones, Benson Henderson) “Until we see the actual...