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Apr 25, 2017 1:22 pm

CM Punk to star in MTV reality series ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros’

CM Punk will be making his way back to television as it was announced on Monday that he will be one of 10 athletes set to star in the MTV reality series “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.” “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running...

Apr 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Frank Mir says his feelings have been hurt under new UFC ownership

It has been a rough year for former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. After testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) in March 2016, which is on the banned substances list, Mir just recently was given his sanction from USADA that has him banned from competition for two years. Mir is eligible to fight again in April...

Apr 25, 2017 11:50 am

VIDEO | Top 10 UFC knockouts of 2017 so far

2016 was a great year for UFC knockouts. We saw Michael Bisping KO Luke Rockhold. We saw Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone chop Matt Brown down with a head kick. We watched Tyron Woodley crush the notoriously durable Robbie Lawler to win UFC welterweight gold. We saw Conor McGregor smash Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title....

Apr 25, 2017 10:56 am

PHOTO | UFC Singapore gets cool official poster

On June 17, the UFC will return to Asia with UFC Singapore. The promotion has been sure to stack this Asian return with some excellent fights. In the UFC Singapore main event, we’ll see former UFC women’s bantamweight champ and recent featherweight title challenger Holly Holm take on former bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia. The...

Apr 25, 2017 9:26 am

VIDEO | Jimmie Rivera sparring TJ Dillashaw, claims Dillashaw has no KO power

Several years ago, UFC bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Jimmie Rivera took part in a sparring session at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sparring session was kept quiet until now, when video footage of the session, which allegedly took place 4 years ago, was leaked online. While Rivera has confirmed that he did not leak...

Apr 25, 2017 9:11 am

Diego Sanchez sends lengthy message to supporters following KO loss

This past weekend, on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov’, UFC icon Diego Sanchez returned to the Octagon in hopes of building on his November win over Marcin Held. Unfortunately for Sanchez, who has been known as ‘The Original Ultimate Fighter’ given the fact that he was the inaugural TUF 1...

Apr 25, 2017 8:54 am

Conor McGregor’s manager gives Nate Diaz path to Conor McGregor trilogy fight

In 2016, UFC superstars Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put on two of the most iconic fights in UFC history. Just two weeks before Conor McGregor was scheduled to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 196, it was revealed that the lightweight champion was forced out of the fight with...

Apr 25, 2017 8:33 am

12-year-old “MoMo” scheduled to fight 24-year-old Momoko Yamasaki in Japan

Yes, you read the headline of this article correctly. According to a report from WMMARankings.com, a 12-year-old Japanese fighter nicknamed “MoMo” is scheduled to make her amateur debut against a grown-up, 24-year-old woman in Momoko Yamasaki. To make matters worse, Yamasaki will enter this contest having carved out a 2-3 record across 5 amateur bouts,...

Apr 25, 2017 8:25 am

Rizin FF sends message to furious Al Iaquinta regarding boos after KO win

This past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta returned to the Octagon after nearly a 2-year hiatus from the Octagon. In 2015, Iaquinta quickly climbed the UFC lightweight rankings, as he went on an impressive 4-fight win streak. Iaquinta was fresh off a submission loss to Mitch Clarke in 2014, when he picked...

Apr 25, 2017 7:53 am

TUF 25 premiere draws lowest ever ratings for series, TUF 24 second-lowest

Season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter seems to have people pretty excited. Between the sizzling beef shared by bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and estranged former teammate TJ Dillashaw, the “redemption” theme of the cast, which is composed of a handful of TUF veterans, and the typical in-house machismo and drama, there are some great reasons...

Apr 25, 2017 7:53 am

Georges St-Pierre opens up on possibility of ring rust in UFC return

This year, the MMA community celebrated as it was revealed that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon in 2017 to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the scrap, the two wasted no time in beginning to trade barbs as they appeared onstage together at...

Apr 25, 2017 6:53 am

Chris Weidman felt he was dominating Mousasi at UFC 210, targets rematch

It’s now been several weeks since Chris Weidman’s controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi, which marked his third-straight strike-induced loss in a row.  The controversy of this loss surrounded a strange choice by the referee, who first paused the action on the assumption that Mousasi landed an illegal knee, then called the fight when he...

Apr 25, 2017 5:50 am

Ahead of Michael Bisping fight, Georges St-Pierre says he’s bigger than he’s ever been

At a to be determined date later this year, former long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his much discussed return to the Octagon. He will not, however, be returning to his former haunts in the middleweight division. Instead, he’ll be moving up to middleweight where he’ll receive a somewhat controversial title shot against...

Apr 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos says he passed out during weight cut for Alvarez fight

In a few short weeks, Rafael Dos Anjos will make his debut in the UFC welterweight division, taking on former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. The reason for this move is an increasingly gruelling cut to the lightweight division’s 155-pound cap – a cut that sometimes began north of...

Apr 24, 2017 12:05 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos reveals massive walk-around weight ahead of welterweight move

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his plans to abandon the 155-pound lightweight division he had called home for so long in favor of the 170-pound welterweight division. Though this plan seemed to be motivated in part by his consecutive lightweight losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, he made it...

Apr 24, 2017 9:01 am

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau is officially a Bellator fighter

Bellator MMA’s run of signing high-profile free agents continues. According to the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani, the rising MMA promotion has officially picked up former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau . The Canadian is expected to debut with the promotion sometime in the late summer. She will compete in the organization’s women’s flyweight division. Former...

Apr 24, 2017 7:31 am

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set A women’s bantamweight title fight between top contender Valentina Shevchenko and current champion Amanda Nunes is being targeted for July. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor spoke with Shevchenko’s management who stated that the title fight is in the works for the month of...

Apr 24, 2017 7:11 am

VIDEO | Kenny Florian gets put to sleep in grappling match

Over the weekend, UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter season 1 competitor Kenny Florian took to the mats to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 2017. Unfortunately, his latest trip into the grappling realm did not go as planned. Florian’s opponent in Abu Dhabi was Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, a decorated grappler who also...