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Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

Jose Aldo to compete outside the UFC

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s next competition will interestingly not be in the UFC as “Scarface” is set to compete next weekend. According to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Aldo will be competing in their jiu-jitsu tournament, which takes place July 28-30. IBJJF posted a photo of Aldo and said the following in their...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 14, 2017 6:41 pm

Rumor | Two title fights are already in the works for UFC 217

Earlier this week UFC President Dana White announced that the promotion was aiming to have current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (18-3 MMA) make his first title defense against former lightweight title holder Frankie Edgar later this year. “We’re looking at Frankie Edgar, but we don’t know where.” White stated. “Absolutely. (it will happen before...

Jul 9, 2017 6:09 pm

Dana White details his plans for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway

Dana White details his plans for UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway Max Holloway (18-3 MMA) became the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion at last month’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil by defeating former division kingpin Jose Aldo via third-round TKO. The win served as the Hawaiian’s eleventh victory in a row and tenth career finish....

Jul 7, 2017 9:23 pm

Fighters react to tonight’s insane TUF 25 Finale Main Event

Fighters react to tonight’s insane TUF 25 Finale Main Event A key lightweight scrap between Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje headlined tonight’s TUF 25 Finale event in Las Vegas. After a wild opening round, which saw Michael Johnson badly hurt Gaethje, Justin was able to rally late in round two and come away with the...

Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 25, 2017 6:46 pm

UFC Fight Night 112 results: Dennis Siver defeats BJ Penn by decision (highlights)

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with UFC Fight Night 112. The main card of this anticipated, 13-fight event occurred in the featherweight division, where our very own BJ Penn – a former two-division champ and a UFC Hall of Famer – collided with German veteran Dennis Siver. Though Penn...

Jun 16, 2017 2:32 pm

MMA community sends support to Matt Hughes following car accident

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes had been involved in a horrific car accident that saw him airlifted to a hospital after his car was struck by a moving train near his hometown. While details on the situation remained scarce, UFC President Dana White revealed that Hughes was in...

Jun 8, 2017 6:03 am

UFC rankings update: Max Holloway rockets up the pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped onto the canvas with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a compelling featherweight title unification fight. As many expected, it was an interesting battle from the opening bell. The fight began with Aldo efficiently navigating his Hawaiian foe’s substantial...

Jun 7, 2017 10:38 am

Classy Max Holloway praises “GOAT” Jose Aldo, says former champ’s legacy is still intact

Last Saturday, Hawaii’s Max Holloway ventured into Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena for a showdown with undisputed featherweight champ and Brazilian hero Jose Aldo. Though he experienced a patch of adversity early on, Holloway surged back in the third round, ultimatately stopping his legendary foe with a storm of punches. Holloway now sits proudly on the...

Jun 6, 2017 7:48 am

VIDEO | Max Holloway receives hero’s welcome upon return to Hawaii

Last Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the cage with the goal of unifying his title with the undisputed title owned by Jose Aldo. For the first two rounds of the fight, it looked as though Holloway was in trouble, as Aldo seemed to...

Jun 4, 2017 6:05 pm

Cub Swanson demands rematch with Max Holloway, promises he’ll be victorious

Last night, in the main event of UFC 212, streaking Hawaiian star Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the UFC featherweight division by defeating once-dominant featherweight king Jose Aldo with third-round strikes. With this impressive win, Holloway begins what could well be a very dominant reign as UFC featherweight champion. Though nothing is certain just...

Jun 4, 2017 4:21 pm

Miesha Tate: I wish Cyborg would have punched Angela Magana harder

Arguably the biggest story to emerge from the UFC athletes retreat earlier this month surrounds a dramatic clash between UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino and UFC strawweight Angela Magana. This drama was sparked when Magana made some nasty comments about Cyborg  online, and reached a violent crescendo when a vengeful Cyborg punched Magana in...

Jun 2, 2017 10:31 am

‘The Korean Zombie’ out of fight with Ricardo Lamas due to injury

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday morning that UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as The Korean Zombie, was forced to pull out of his upcoming fight with Ricardo Lamas due to an undisclosed injury. Robin Black broke the news on social media: BREAKING NEWS: @KoreanZombieMMA is injured and out of his fight w @RicardoLamasMMA at...

May 31, 2017 1:44 pm

VIDEO | Pros predict UFC 212 main event Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

UFC 212 takes place this Saturday on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet interim champion Max Holloway in the center of the Octagon in his home country in a title unification main event fight. With Aldo being promoted as the undisputed champion and Holloway earning the interim...

May 29, 2017 11:48 am

Yair Rodriguez gives timetable for Octagon return

Earlier this month, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in Frankie Edgar. Regrettably for Rodriguez and his legions of fans, it did not turn out to be his night, as he was taken out by his far more...

May 29, 2017 10:57 am

VIDEO | UFC 212 Embedded Episode 1 – Team Holloway gives up weight cutting secret

Fight week is upon us as UFC 212 takes place this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway will fight in a title unification bout in the main event while #1 UFC ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha will take on #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the...

May 29, 2017 10:11 am

Angela Magana’s Instagram account has been deleted

You’re probably very familiar with the story by now: earlier this month, at the UFC athletes retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino punched UFC strawweight Angela Magana. This blowout occurred after Magana made several offensive posts about Cyborg on social media. In the wake of this unfortunate event, many members...

May 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Jose Aldo admits Conor McGregor rematch will likely never happen

At UFC 194, interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon with undisputed champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown that saw McGregor not only win UFC gold, but end the lengthy reign of Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Following the loss, Aldo began to campaign for a rematch against his rival....

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 21, 2017 12:30 pm

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!”

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!” Highly touted mixed martial arts coach Mark Henry is very familiar with current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Henry, who is the coach of former UFC lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, was cage side for McGregor’s historic UFC 205 victory this past November in...

May 21, 2017 9:45 am

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC 212, relive Jose Aldo’s incredible war with Chad Mendes

The next UFC pay-per-view on the horizon is UFC 212, which will emanate from sun-soaked Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 3. From the early vantage point, this card looks like it could be a great one. In the evening’s main event, we’ll see undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo attempt to unify his title with...

May 17, 2017 12:17 pm

VIDEO | UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway – Extended Preview

UFC 212 takes place on Saturday, June 3, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of the evening will feature a featherweight title unification bout between undisputed champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway. Jose Aldo last fought Frankie Edgar in a featherweight interim title fight at UFC 200 in July of last...