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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...

Apr 24, 2017 5:57 am

John Dodson says he offered to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 209

Over the weekend, when the UFC touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson picked up a nice, decision win over former bantamweight title challenger Eddie Wineland. With this win, he reestablished himself as one of the bantamweight division’s elite players, and set himself up for some more big fights in the...

Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta...

Apr 23, 2017 11:49 am

Miesha Tate sends Diego Sanchez some support following KO loss to Al Iaquinta

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez suffered a viscous knockout loss to Al Iaquinta in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 fight card in Nashville. Iaquinta was able to land a huge right hand on the chin of Sanchez early in round one that sent Diego crashing to the canvas....

Apr 23, 2017 11:27 am

VIDEO | Melvin Guillard, other UFC vets, involved in near-brawl with bareknuckle boxer

Last night, UFC, World Series of Fighting, and Bellator veteran Melvin Guillard made a bold jump into the world of bareknuckle boxing, and actually did very well, knocking his opponent Dan Breeze out with a violent volley of punches. See Guillard’s finish, which occurred in the United Kingdom, below: Melvin Guillard vs Breeze #BKB pic.twitter.com/zIRT2USmvR...

Apr 23, 2017 11:15 am

UFC Fight Night 108 Reebok Outfitting Pay: Artem Lobov takes home $2,500

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville delivered with some very exciting scraps and memorable finishes. In the evening’s main event, featherweight fighters Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov went to war, exchanging bombs for the better part of twenty five minutes. After the horn sounded to end round five, the bout was left...

Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am

Pros react to Mike Perry’s brutal KO victory over Jake Ellenberger

Pros react to Mike Perry’s brutal KO victory over Jake Ellenberger UFC welterweight Mike Perry scored a devastating second-round knockout victory over veteran Jake Ellenberger on the main card of last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville. “Platinum” was able to catch Ellenberger with a standing right elbow that sent Jake crashing to...

Apr 23, 2017 10:13 am

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville Featherweight fighters Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson went to war in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 yesterday evening in Nashville. The “Russian Hammer” and “Killer Cub” exchanged bombs for five straight rounds before the horn sounded and...