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Jun 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Today’s UFC 161 Weigh-In Results from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The official weigh in event for UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” took place today (Friday, June 14th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for UFC 161....

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

Jun 11, 2013 7:03 am

Casting MMA Stars in Movies Round 1

BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the fighters in the UFC who just might have missed their true calling as an actor. Here are some castings that we might have made if we were in charge! Roy Nelson in Duck Dynasty   Chael Sonnen as Sensei Kreese in The Karate Kid Rampage Jackson as...


Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

Jun 4, 2013 6:06 am

Sonnen vs. Shogun not happening at UFC 161 due to reported visa issues

Despite reports on Monday that Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) would be stepping in for the injured Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) against Shogun Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 161, that fight will not be happening. The UFC announced late Monday night that Shogun Rua was...

Jun 1, 2013 12:56 pm

With Shane Del Rosario Injured, Gabriel Gonzaga Steps In Against Dave Herman

With the way bouts have been crumbling due to injuries, it’s sad that you can expect daily updates on fighter replacements. This time, another injury has effected a heavyweight bout at UFC 162. Late Friday night, UFC’s Twitter account announced that Shane Del Rosario suffered an injury and would be forced out of his bout...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

May 29, 2013 1:40 pm

James Krause Replaces Injured Vallie-Flagg; Now Faces Sam Stout at UFC 161

By Jake Chastain | The UFC has called upon a newcomer to step in and face Sam Stout at next month’s UFC 161 event in Winnipeg. Former WEC fighter James Krause (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been announced as the UFC’s replacement for the injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).Vallie-Flagg’s injury was announced by the UFC in...

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

May 4, 2013 1:04 pm

Kongo Releases Statement: “I am on very good terms with” the UFC

Earlier this week the UFC removed long-time heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo from their fighter roster on UFC.com. After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock. Later it would be revealed that...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

May 1, 2013 10:29 am

Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster

After competing under the UFC banner for seven-straight years it looks as if the French-born Cheick Kongo has been released by the promotion following his most recent defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson this past Saturday. Kongo’s profile was recently removed from the active roster at UFC.com which likely signifies the termination of his contract....

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 27, 2013 7:13 pm

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Main Card Play-By-Play and Live Results

UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones goes down tonight from a sold out Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In the main event Jon Jones will look to defend his title against Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will get the chance to settle their well documented rivalry in the cage....

Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

UFC 159 Weigh-in Results: Only One Misses Mark

UFC 159 takes place tomorrow night from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Today the official weigh-ins ceremony took place and each of tomorrow nights participants hit the scales to make their bouts official. All but one fighter missed the mark for tomorrow’s pay-per-view event and as such has been fined 20%of his fight purse. That...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 22, 2013 1:30 pm

UFC 159 Conference Call Highlights: Sonnen Wins Battle Of Words, Bisping / Belcher Trade Jabs

Instead of firing off multiple barbs, Chael Sonnen showered compliments onto Jon Jones during Monday’s UFC 159 media conference call, proclaiming the current UFC champ as – among other things – the greatest light heavyweight in history. The often-verbose Sonnen was the opposite, heaping praise by bushels. “(Jones) was talking about Muhammad Ali and Mike...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...

Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind? Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’? Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV. The traditional one-hour special will take...

Apr 10, 2013 11:27 am

Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team

It looks like Nate Diaz has partially parted ways with Cesar Gracie. Ariel Helwani broke the news Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.” Helwani stated that Diaz will now  be under the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment. Kogan’s notable clients include Roy Nelson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Diaz will still...

Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am

Dave Herman Passes Rehab, Ready to Fight in the UFC Again

  Dave Herman is set to return to the UFC heavyweight division, having successfully completed the UFC’s requirements of him including 30 days of rehab and a passed drug test.   Entering the UFC in June 2011 with a 20-2 record, Dave Herman looked forward to a promising career ahead of him.  After his first...