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Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am

Bendo: I’m going to beat Pettis up

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line this August at UFC 164, as current champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will square off with challenger and hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the evenings main event. Henderson and Pettis, of course, have a history together, as “Showtime”...

Jul 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Jon Fitch: “I Think I Have 15 Fights Left in Me”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jon Fitch has been in the sport of MMA for a long, long time. Just about 12 years to be more exact. And he’s been fighting at the top level of competition for the majority of that time. He recently ventured away from his longtime home of the UFC and looked to...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout. UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012. Anthony Pettis: -125 Benson Henderson: -115 The last...

Jul 16, 2013 9:44 am

Lombard Says Decision To Move To 170 Was Made By The UFC

“That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170. They believe that I have, that I will perform better at 170 than 185. I have to do what the bosses say you know. Can’t argue with the bosses. If it were up to me, I would have stayed at 185. I have to...


Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

Anthony Pettis Comments on Title Shot Against Henderson

“It wasn’t like nothing happened. I tore my LCL, it’s still a serious injury, but it isn’t as bad as an ACL or meniscus tear. Minimum is supposed to be six weeks out, but I’ve got a good therapist here, and I feel confident enough that I can take this fight,” Pettis stated. “You can’t...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 5, 2013 12:16 pm

UFC gives back on community day 2013

A lot of MMA fighters do things for charity and it never makes it’s rounds on the news sites, well here is a good story about how the UFC and fighters are giving back to the community. When it comes to MMA it get’s no bigger than the UFC as far as most people are...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Mousasi calls Belfort a ‘hypocrite’ for blowing off fight request

Gegard Mousasi has made it known that he wants Vitor Belfort next. But in a recent interview Belfort, said Mousasi hadn’t earned the right. “If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it,” said Belfort. “It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you...

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jun 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 1

There have been many memorable moments in the UFC. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the best, and well worst moments depending on who you’re a fan of in this 3 part series. Anderson Silva defeats former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a pawing jab Anderson Silva seemed unmotivated in his title...

Jun 20, 2013 9:11 am

Pettis Time On Shelf Extended After Visiting UFC Doctor

All hopes of Anthony Pettis being well enough to face off with Benson Henderson at UFC 164 have been squashed following a visit to a UFC approved Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based...

Jun 19, 2013 4:04 pm

Jamie Varner vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jamie Varner (21-7-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Gleison Tibau (27-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) has been added to the already stacked UFC 164 card. The former WEC lightweight champion, Varner, most recently saw action at UFC 155 in December, where he scored a split-decision victory over Melvin...

Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am

Hector Lombard confirms drop to 170, wants Nate Marquardt

Earlier this week, it was rumored that former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (32-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was considering a drop from 185-pounds to the UFC’s welterweight division. Lombard dominated all of his competition from 2007-2011, going 24-0-1 in that time, which included a lengthy title run with his former employer Bellator MMA. However, Lombard...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...

Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott Set to do Battle at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials today announced that a featherweight bout between Louis Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled for UFC 164 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on August 31st. It has not yet been announced whether Gaudinot vs Elliot will air on the prelims or PPV portion...

Jun 6, 2013 1:02 pm

Report Of BJ Penn’s Return To The UFC Brought Into Question

  There were headlines aplenty this week when it was reported on ‘UFC Tonight’ that UFC legend B.J. Penn was not only still interested in fighting again but also switching divisions. “The door is still open for B.J. Penn to return to MMA in the future,” Ariel Helwani reported on the most recent edition of...

Jun 6, 2013 6:34 am

Chico Camus vs. Kyung Ho Kang added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee

A bantamweight bout between Chico Camus (12-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and kyung Ho Kang (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Chico Camus, who was born and raised in Milwaukee and trains under Duke Roufus, will be looking to rebound from his first promotional loss when he enters the...

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...

Jun 3, 2013 8:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie talks upcoming UFC 162 bout, Pettis vs Aldo and much more

Dubbed the ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. His popularity can be attributed to his fight style, which involves Chan constantly moving forward and always looking to finish the fight. Jung has won “fight of the year” and “submission of the year”...

May 31, 2013 3:34 pm

Rousey puts ‘Mr. Tate’ on blast

As if it didn’t irk Ronda Rousey enough that rival Miesha Tate was hand-picked by UFC brass to replace an injured Cat Zingano as her opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18, the fact that Tate’s boyfriend, UFC fighter Brian Caraway could be along for the ride just adds salt to her wound. While Rousey...

May 28, 2013 3:28 pm

Forrest Griffin’s Legacy; By the Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Whenever a fighter leaves the UFC they usually leave a lasting mark on the company. Every fighter leaves a different mark though. Whether it be by shaking up a division, losing and in turn helping someone else climb the division ladder, having a dispute with the big-wigs and becoming an example,...