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Aug 7, 2017 9:15 am

Report: Paige VanZant moves up to flyweight for UFC 216 bout

According to a report from Damon Martin of FloCombat.com, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant (7-3) has been booked for a return to the Octagon. This return will occur at UFC 216, this October 6 in Las, Vegas, Nevada – it just won’t occur at strawweight. Instead, it’s expected to occur in the new UFC women’s...

Aug 6, 2017 5:11 pm

Josh Thomson shares an update on his return, eyes two rematches in the future

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) has gone 2-1 since joining Scott Coker and Bellator MMA in August of 2015. The American Kickboxing Academy staple scored a third-round submission finish (arm-triangle choke) over Mike Bronzoulis in his Bellator debut in September of 2015. Thomson followed up that win with an electrifying knockout victory...

Aug 2, 2017 11:07 am

Dana White gives update on Ronda Rousey’s fighting future

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey has not been seen in action since she was bludgeoned to a first-round TKO loss by reigning champ Amanda Nunes in December. This layoff was preceded by an even longer one, as the former champ spent more than a year on the shelf after...

Jul 16, 2017 7:44 am

Daniel Cormier defends Amanda Nunes’ UFC 213 withdrawal

If things had gone according to plan, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would have collided with dangerous challenger Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 on July 8. Regrettably, Nunes fell ill through the week of fight, and was ultimately forced to withdraw from the fight on the very day it was...

Jul 11, 2017 8:20 am

Valentina Shevchenko doesn’t believe Amanda Nunes’ excuses

If things had gone according to plan, Valentina Shevchenko would have battled Amanda Nunes for UFC bantamweight gold in the main event of UFC 213 last Saturday. Unfortunately, Nunes was forced out of the bout with an illness at the last minute – at least, that’s her story. Shevchenko is not so sure about Nunes’...

Jul 3, 2017 1:55 pm

VIDEO | UFC 213 Countdown: Full Episode

UFC 213 takes place this Saturday on July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event of the evening, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes takes on Valentina Shevchenko in a rematch. However, this time their fight will be for Nunes’ championship belt as she looks to defend her title...

Jul 1, 2017 9:13 am

Amanda Nunes is “ready for anything” ahead of Valentina Shevchenko rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division over the past two years, going on a 5-fight win streak that saw her finish four of her five opponents. In addition, nearly one year ago, Nunes picked up a first round submission win over Miesha Tate to claim...

Jun 28, 2017 8:26 am

VIDEO | Go behind the scenes of Michelle Waterson’s Body Issue photoshoot

Over the years, we’ve seen a number of high-profile mixed martial artists strip down for ESPN’s Body Issue, from Gina Carano, to Jon Jones, to Miesha Tate. The latest fighter to do so is UFC strawweight contender and former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson – otherwise known as “The Karate Hottie.” In this year’s edition of...

Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am

Megan Anderson weighs in on Holly Holm’s future

Back in February, Holly Holm battled Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight title. On August 29, in co-main event of UFC 214, Megan Anderson will battle Cris “Cyborg” Justino for that same title. Speaking exclusively to BJPenn.com on Monday, Anderson weighed in on Holm’s recent head-kick knockout defeat of Bethe Correia, and...

Jun 19, 2017 7:02 am

Tony Ferguson to debut as FS1 analyst during UFC Fight Night 112 broadcast

Streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is having a difficult time getting a fight. Luckily, he’s found a way to stay busy in the meantime. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, the top lightweight announced that he will debuting as an analyst on FS1 during the UFC Fight Night 112 broadcast in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this...

Jun 17, 2017 8:07 am

MMA community reacts to Holly Holm’s win over Bethe Correia

Saturday morning, American fight fans tuned into ‘UFC Fight Night: Singapore’ for a very early, but very exciting, morning of fights. In the main event, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm picked up an impressive KO win over Bethe Correia to snap a 3-fight skid going back to March of 2016, when she lost...

Jun 16, 2017 11:44 am

PHOTO | Holly Holm & Bethe Correia cutting weight together

Saturday night in Singapore, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia will square off in a highly anticipated bantamweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, the two women actually shared a sauna while attempting to make weight for their highly anticipated showdown Saturday night in a showing of good...

Jun 14, 2017 11:23 am

VIDEO | New promo highlights UFC 213’s two epic title fights

Every July, at the climax of its exciting International Fight Week, the UFC promotes a stacked, mega-card in Las Vegas. This year, that card is UFC 213, which goes down on July 8 in the T-Mobile Arena. Though UFC 213 took a real hit when its originally planned main event – a men’s bantamweight title...

May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Fighters rally behind Cris “Cyborg” Justino after Angela Magana incident

Over the weekend, the UFC flew some 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special athletes retreat. During the events of the weekend, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino had a run-in with UFC strawweight Angela Magana, which ended with Cyborg punching and visibly rocking Magana. Since then, Cyborg has been...

May 8, 2017 8:50 am

Four female UFC fighters have nude photos leaked online, FBI reportedly involved in case

The latest celebrities to have nude photos leaked online are a quartet of female fighters. All four fighters either currently compete in the UFC, or have previously competed in the UFC. The fighters are: top-ranked UFC bantamweight Raquel Pennington, top-ranked UFC strawweight Tecia Torres (Pennington’s girlfriend), UFC strawweight Angela Magana, and former UFC bantamweight Jessamyn Duke. The...

May 4, 2017 9:04 am

Amanda Nunes set to defend her title at UFC 213

The next UFC women’s bantamweight title fight is now official as the champion Amanda Nunes is set to defend her title against the #1 UFC ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor originally reported the championship bout was in the works on April 22 and it was later confirmed by MMA insider Dizz. Now,...

May 3, 2017 11:51 am

Top bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko says she’s got good news coming soon

When Kyrgyzstani bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko submitted the streaking Julianna Peña in January of this year, she earned herself a shot at reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who she lost a competitive decision to in early 2016. While we have known for some time now that Shevchenko would get the next crack at bantamweight gold, however,...

Apr 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas A women’s bantamweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Aspen Ladd has been added to July’s “The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale” event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor just broke the news on Twitter. I have confirmed with sources that Jessica Eye will return to...

Apr 26, 2017 8:48 am

Holly Holm confident she’s “in the mix” despite skid

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has hit a bit of a rough patch since her iconic UFC 193 knockout win over Ronda Rousey. Following her win over Rousey, Holm stepped into the Octagon with Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 196, where she hoped to make her first successful title defense....

Apr 25, 2017 10:56 am

PHOTO | UFC Singapore gets cool official poster

On June 17, the UFC will return to Asia with UFC Singapore. The promotion has been sure to stack this Asian return with some excellent fights. In the UFC Singapore main event, we’ll see former UFC women’s bantamweight champ and recent featherweight title challenger Holly Holm take on former bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia. The...

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 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas Earlier today current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes took to Twitter where she delivered the following message for her fans “Don’t worry guys. I will defend this belt soon. UFC is working on making an amazing card for all the...

Apr 22, 2017 8:33 am

Amanda Nunes says she will soon defend her belt on “an amazing card”

Amanda Nunes had a banner 2016. She kicked off the year with a decision defeat of talented Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. Then, in the main event of the landmark UFC 200, she claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight title with a first round destruction of WMMA great Miesha Tate. Finally, in December, she closed out the...