819 Search Results for Urijah Faber

Jun 4, 2014 5:06 am

Mendes To Aldo: I’m Going To Beat Your A$$

Jose Aldo said in an interview this week that Nova Uniao was going to get payback on Team Alpha Male, specifically Chad Mendes when the two fight in August. Aldo’s frustration was due to a joke made by someone at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness who listed Renan Barao under people signed up for Duane ‘Bang’...

Jun 3, 2014 10:01 am

Jose Aldo: We Will Get Payback on Team Alpha Male

After T.J. Dillashaw decimated Renan Barao, team Nova Uniao began saying that they blamed the UFC for making Barao fight too soon. Jose Aldo took a more realistic approach to why Barao was defeated by Dillashaw. “Renan was well prepared, and of course that (Dillashaw) was also well trained, but Dillashaw surprised him,” Aldo said...

Jun 2, 2014 3:48 pm

Jay-Z and Anderson Silva Team Up For STATIC Web Series

Jay-Z has entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts. The iconic rapper has teamed up with MMA and UFC legend Anderson The Spider Silva to create “STATIC”, a web series that will air on Jay-Z’s Life+Times web channel. The series will take an in-depth look at the hottest rivalries in Mixed Martial Arts history, and...

Jun 2, 2014 2:28 pm

BJPENN.com Updated Rankings Post UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis At UFC 173 fight fans saw one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, with T.J. Dillashaw decimating Renan Barao for almost 5 straight rounds. Dillashaw dropped Barao in the first with an overhand right, and utilized excellent footwork to out strike Barao until the fifth, when he landed a head kick...

May 30, 2014 5:07 am

Champ Dillashaw Emulated Dominick Cruz for Barao Fight

Despite the rivalry between Urijah Faber and former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, new champ T.J. Dillashaw looked to emulate the former champ in his fight with Barao. One could certainly see the similarities on Saturday night when Dillashaw unleashed a wide array of punches and kicks at a high pace with a significant amount...

May 29, 2014 6:35 am

Team Alpha Male Practices With Kampmann As Coach, Ludwig As Assistant

In the post-Bang era over in Sacramento, Team Alpha Male will work with longtime UFC staple, Martin Kampmann. And in a recent tweet, we got a first look at what that relationship is like. Check it: Awesome practice with Martin Kampmann. @duanebangcom with the assist. @tjdillashaw brought some… http://t.co/yuXjVN9LVF — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 28,...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 26, 2014 5:17 am

PHOTO | Team Alpha Male Gathers And Celebrates Dillashaw Title Win

Team Alpha Male stays true to their #NoShirtNation creed pic.twitter.com/VTf8prJBwI — Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) May 25, 2014 TJ Dillashaw shocked the world last weekend with his win over the nearly unbeaten, Renan Barao. His team, headed up by Urijah Faber, are rightfully excited about their first UFC belt.

May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

May 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 7, 2014 3:55 pm

Confirmed – Roan “Jucao” Carneiro Enters One-Night, Eight-Man BattleGrounds MMA Tournament

Earlier this week, BJPENN.COM was first to report on, ATT’s, Roan Jucao Carneiro’s participation in the upcoming Battleground MMA welterweight tournament. Now we’ve been validated. Through a press-release, Battleground MMA confirmed the Brazilians participation, making him the seventh signed fighter to compete in the June 27 event. Check it:   TULSA, OK (May 7, 2014) –...

May 1, 2014 5:18 pm

Six Confirmed For BattleGround MMA’s One-Night, Eight-Man Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA, the upstart Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion headed by Olympic wrestling legend Kenny Monday, announced today that it has signed the first six competitors for O.N.E., its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award the winner a grand prize of $50,000 on Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets for the event, which will...

Apr 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Kampmann Being Considered as Coach of Team Alpha Male

File this one under “unexpected.” UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that Martin Kampmann is being considered to replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig as the head coach of Team Alpha Male, located in Sacramento. Kampmann was at Team Alpha Male on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a tryout basis. The 32-year old Kampmann (20-7) last fought at...

Apr 2, 2014 2:31 pm

Paige VanZant Ruled Too Young For TUF 20 House

There are few guarantees when entering the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter House, but drama, pranks and booze (lots of booze), are some of them. The booze aspect is probably the exact reason why, at just 20-years old, newly signed UFC fighter Paige VanZant has been denied access to the UFC’s TUF 20 cast. Paige confirmed with...

Mar 31, 2014 12:44 pm

Paige VanZant Will Not Compete on TUF 20

By Evan Stoumbelis Team Alpha Male member and WMMA standout Paige VanZant will not be competing on the first ever season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring all women. The show will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion in the UFC as well. Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber spoke to Bloodyelbow.com about the reason behind...

Mar 28, 2014 7:51 am

Renan Barao Set to Face T.J. Dillashaw for UFC 173 Main Event

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao is set to headline UFC 173 on May 24, filling in the gap left after UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman sustained a knee injury and was forced out of his bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. According to USA Today, UFC President Dana White announced...

Mar 21, 2014 4:52 pm

Ivan Menjivar Released From UFC Contract

Another casualty of the UFC’s continually moving roster has been suffered in the form of featherweight fighter, Ivan Menjivar. The TriStar trained athlete dropped three straight bouts, during what was his second stint in the UFC, and that was all the UFC brass needed to see. His release marks the second high-profile termination in the...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Mar 18, 2014 7:22 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Hendricks vs. Lawler Fight Event

UFC 171 was an event packed full of hard-hitting, back and forth, powerful action that wasn’t all limited to the electrifying main event. If you were lucky enough to watch the show from beginning to end, you know exactly how gripping every fight was and how it was a terrific build up to Hendricks vs....

Mar 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Does Jon Jones Make A Valid Case For Avoiding Gustafsson And Cormier?

Maybe Jon Jones has a point. Jones recently took to Twitter and decided to play the role of Joe Silva, stating his belief that Alexander Gustafsson should not be given a rematch for his title after blasting Jimi Manuwa. Instead, “Bones” wants to see Gustafsson go up against fellow contender Daniel Cormier. His reason: it...

Feb 21, 2014 9:57 am

The UFC’s Top 3 Gatekeepers Who Are Forced To Sit At #2

By Evan Stoumbelis It takes a lot to be a UFC champion, few people are ever able to accomplish the task of becoming a world champion. However for each champion, there has always been a rival. Frank Mir to Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz to Chuck Liddell and so on. Many...

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission