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Mar 3, 2014 11:02 am

.gif | Alexander Gustafsson Perfectly Lands The ‘Showtime Kick’

Anthony Pettis started an off-the-cage trend in his first fight against Benson Henderson. Now dubbed as the ‘Showtime Kick’ many fighters are starting to utilize the cage for more than clinch work. Check out this animated gif of Gustafsson doing his own ‘Showtime Kick.’

Feb 28, 2014 11:45 am

VIDEO | ‘The Punk’ Gets Pin Removed From Thumb

Remember when Josh Thomson fought and nearly beat Benson Henderson with just one-hand? Well that happened, and so did the subsequent medical procedures on the injured half of Thomson’s fists. Now, a few months removed, Josh got his pin removed. Check it:

Feb 25, 2014 6:53 pm

Pettis Opens Up As A Favorite Over Melendez

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has opened as the favorite in his first title defense. Pettis will coach opposite Gilbert Melendez for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” and the two will meet at a later date. According to bestfightodds.com, Pettis stands at -190 while Melendez is at +150. “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ begins filming in...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...


Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

Catchweight, Featherweight, Lightweight – Pettis Says He’ll Fight Aldo Anywhere

It seems as though one of the most difficult parts of putting together a super fight is getting the fighters to agree on a fight weight, and the intriguing match-up between Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has proven to be no different. While Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras wants the fight at a...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm

UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant Eyeing October Return To Action

We’re still a long way off from October, but that’s when the UFC’s top lightweight contender and Canadian resident, T.J. Grant, is looking to get back inside the Octagon. Grant earned his shot at the UFC’s lightweight title back when Benson Henderson was champ. But due to injury, the Canadian born fighter hasn’t seen action...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Thomson Hints At Retirement Following Controversial UFC on FOX 10 Loss

“This might be it, man… I’d still be in the same position (If he beat Henderson at UFC on FOX 10) There’s a possibility [that’d I’d have turned down a title shot with a win], because what’s the point of winning the title knowing that you’re not going to fight that much longer? I don’t...

Jan 25, 2014 9:18 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pettis ‘Is Not Impressed’ With UFC on FOX 10 Main Event

A title shot was on the line tonight in the UFC on FOX 10 main event. Unfortunately though, that bid was only in the instance of a Thomson win. Former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, threw a wrench in those plans, but even still, the champ, took to twitter to give his thoughts.

Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 10 is official, with all fighters weighing in this afternoon from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m. PT) Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) Donald Cerrone...

Jan 24, 2014 6:36 am

Josh Thomson: “I’m expecting him to try to wrestle me to death”

Josh Thomson was originally set to face off against current UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis last December in Sacramento, California. That was until a torn meniscus sidelined the champ. Now he is headlining this weekend’s UFC on FOX, against the man that Pettis stripped of the title, Benson Henderson. Though the two are stylistically similar,...

Jan 24, 2014 4:19 am

Thomson gets title shot with UFC on Fox win

Josh Thomson is a win away from the title shot he already had. With 13 years in the fight game, Thomson is on a bit of a resurrection. When he turned back Nate Diaz in April with an impressive TKO, he was given a shot at the UFC lightweight title But current lightweight champ Anthony...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

Injured Anthony Pettis Wants To Return 4th Of July Weekend

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has been sidelined since winning the belt against Benson Henderson last year. A PCL injury that required surgical repair has put him on the shelf and recently out of his scheduled December bout with Josh Thomson.  The champ now believes that he’s on the mend and hopes for a return...

Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 11, 2014 9:50 am

AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon calls out WSOF and Bellator MMA

If by chance Bellator MMA doesn’t have much interest in pitting their fighters up against anyone over at World Series of Fighting the guys at AXS TV Fights are more than willing to set something up. “We would do it in a second,” said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon during his visit to MMAjunkie.com...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 10, 2014 9:52 am

Cruickshank vs. Rio bumped to UFC on Fox 10 televised card

  With an injury comes air time for Daron Cruickshank and Mike Rio. UFC officials announced that Oleksiy Oliynyk (2-0) has suffered an injury and is forced out of his heavyweight bout with Jared Rosholt (9-1). So now lightweights Cruickshank (13-4) and Rio (9-3) have been promoted from the UFC Fight Pass online preliminary card...