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Feb 3, 2017 9:52 am

Fabricio Werdum not happy with rumored Stipe Miocic next fight

In the wake of Cain Velasquez being pulled from his heavyweight #1 contender fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207 in 2016, there was much talk of who would get the next heavyweight title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. While many expected the UFC to give the opportunity to Werdum given that he...

Feb 2, 2017 1:13 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC on FOX 23 – Masvidal and Ngannou rocket up

The UFC on FOX 23 card had a few key fights take place that shook up the official UFC rankings. Jorge Masvidal went into his fight ranked #12 against then-ranked #5 welterweight Donald Cerrone. Following his second round TKO over “Cowboy,” Masvidal now stands in Cerrone’s #5 spot, moving up seven spots in the official...

Jan 31, 2017 10:27 am

Conor McGregor rips Georges St-Pierre, offers advice to MMAAA

In 2016, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association, also known as the MMAAA, aimed at UFC fighters unionizing in an effort to receive more pay from...

Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

BREAKING | Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 reportedly in the works for UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian MMA publication Combate, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos. Combate’s report says this heavyweight title fight is likely to headline UFC 211, which will occur in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Miocic and Dos Santos first met back in...

Jan 22, 2017 4:37 am

Fights to make for four UFC champions

Below are fights to make for four current UFC champions. UFC Flyweight Champion: Demetrious Johnson UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has run out of challengers in the UFC’s 125-pound division. Sure there is Joseph Benavidez, who is coming off a controversial decision victory over Henry Cejudo, but “Mighty Mouse” has already defeated Joe on two...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Travis Browne changes training camps for UFC 208 fight with Derrick Lewis

Last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey was mauled in just 48 seconds by reigning women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes. Given how helpless the former champ looked in this long awaited comeback fight, opinions that she should leave her long-time coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, once again erupted to the surface. Of course, Rousey...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 8, 2017 9:54 am

UFC 207 does more than 1 million pay-per-view buys

UFC 207 was big business for the UFC. Early estimates show that the stacked card did approximately 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The card, which occurred on December 30 of 2016, was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between returning former champion Ronda Rousey, and reigning divisional queen Amanda Nunes. Nunes won this fight in...

Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 pm

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum fires back, posts screenshot of texts with Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently left without an opponent when former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of their scheduled UFC 207 scrap just days before the event after the NSAC deemed Velasquez medically unfit to fight. While Junior dos Santos initially opened up as a frontrunner for a late...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Fabricio Werdum questions Junior Dos Santos’ sexuality

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum this Friday. While the fight was expected to see one man crowned the heavyweight #1 contender, Velasquez was pulled from the fight after it was determined that he was medically...

Dec 27, 2016 9:04 am

VIDEO | Enter the lives of Nunes, Rousey, Cruz and Garbrandt with UFC 207 Countdown

The UFC will close out a thrilling 2016 with UFC 207, a rare Friday night card in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight, as reigning champion Amanda Nunes battles returning former champion Ronda Rousey. The bout will mark Nunes’ first defense as champion since she wrested...

Dec 26, 2016 1:05 pm

UFC 207 results – Ronda Rousey vs Amanda Nunes

Catch all the UFC 207 results and action from Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for live results, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for recaps of each fight throughout fight night on December 30. UFC 207 will feature the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in...

Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm

UFC 207 Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey Start time

UFC 207 start time is for 10PM EST December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event of the evening will feature the long-awaited return of Ronda Rousey as she takes on current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. This will be Rousey’s first fight back in the Octagon since losing the title in her...

Dec 26, 2016 12:08 pm

Fabricio Werdum tells Junior dos Santos to ‘come out of the closet’ in unsavory tirade

On Christmas Eve, it was announced that an injured Cain Velasquez would not be licensed for his UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum. This, of course, left Werdum without an opponent for the quickly approaching card. Shortly after this unfortunate news broke, several of the game’s top heavyweights threw their names in the hat, hoping...

Dec 26, 2016 10:52 am

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey official fight card

The UFC will close out an action-packed 2016 with a rare, Friday night card in UFC 207. The card, which will emanate from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been hit by a few unfortunate twists of fate, but still stands out as an excellent one. The main event will see women’s...

Dec 23, 2016 11:27 am

The 10 Best UFC Knockouts of 2016

There is nothing quite like a highlight reel knockout. One well placed punch, perfectly timed kick, or surprise knee, and bam, it’s curtains. In 2016, the many talented fighters on the UFC roster provided us with a seemingly endless list of emphatic knockouts, some dealt with punches, others dealt with shins, others dealt with heels,...

Dec 20, 2016 9:55 am

Travis Browne: callout from Derrick Lewis made the fight personal

Earlier this month, the UFC touched down in Albany New York with UFC Fight Night 102. In the main event, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis took on Dagestani prospect Shamil Abdurakhimov. Though Lewis didn’t exactly dazzle in this fight, he was ultimately able to put Abdurakhimov away with a fourth-round TKO. In the wake of this win,...

Dec 16, 2016 8:54 am

UFC books two key heavyweight tilts for early 2017

The first quarter of 2017 will be a big stretch for the heavyweight division, as the UFC has pencilled two huge heavyweight scraps onto the calendar. These fights will see the division’s two best prospects take big steps up in competition against well established names. The first of these heavyweight showdowns will occur on January 28,...

Dec 15, 2016 6:55 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses joining the MMAAA

Earlier this month, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre joined several other high-profile fighters such as Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, and Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The association was the first of its kind, and while the MMA Fighters Association was announced earlier this year, the MMAAA...

Dec 14, 2016 5:56 am

Junior Dos Santos and Stefan Struve to rematch at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos has recently been angling for a fight with reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Apparently, however, the Brazilian striker has settled for a fight with towering Dutchman Stefan Struve. The two heavyweights will meet in the main event of the UFC’s return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19....

Dec 13, 2016 11:54 am

Jose Aldo sides with MMAFA, not Bjorn Renbey & MMAAA

There have been quite a few major industry-changing advances in the MMA community as of late. Earlier this year, UFC legend Randy Couture joined several fighters, including former UFC fighter Cung Le, in announcing the formation of the MMA Fighters Association. This month however, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw...

Dec 13, 2016 6:52 am

‘JDS’ is not happy that the UFC is allowing “scared” Stipe Miocic to take a break

Today, the UFC heavyweight division is ruled by Croatian-American destroyer Stipe Miocic. Miocic won the title back in May, when he flatlined an overaggressive Fabricio Werdum with a brilliantly placed punch. The heavyweight king then made a successful defense of his title in September, when he delivered his third straight first-round KO against decorated veteran Alistair...

Dec 8, 2016 8:09 am

UFC reportedly reopens negotiations with Georges St-Pierre after MMAAA announcement

Earlier this month, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre was part of a group of high-profile fighters which announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. While the move was certainly a major one for the UFC community, which resulted in countless fighters reaching out to members of the MMAAA with intentions of joining themselves,...

Dec 7, 2016 8:29 pm

MMAAA responds to cease & desist letter

Earlier this month, notable fighters such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions Cain Velasquez & TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA). Immediately, the MMA community took to social media, with countless fighters taking to social media to...