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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 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....

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...


Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 24, 2013 10:45 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS WEDNESDAY WITH UFC ON FOX 7 WINNER DANIEL CORMIER (5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC on FOX 7 winner, Daniel Cormier, who is coming off his UFC debut victory over two-time champion, Frank Mir. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed...

Apr 24, 2013 9:00 am

Ratings Report: Henderson, Melendez viewership peaks at 4.7 million

Though the overall numbers may have been down, a solid number of viewers tuned in for the UFC on FOX 7 main event. MMAweekly.com says viewership for the lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez peaked at 4.7 million viewers. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Henderson defeated...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Apr 22, 2013 1:36 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Medical Suspensions Report

The medical suspension list is in for UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez. The event took place this past Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The California Athletic Commission released suspensions earlier today. Benson Henderson, who defended his lightweight title via split decision against Gilbert Melendez, was given a mandatory 7-day term....

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 20, 2013 9:48 am

UFC on FOX 7 Main Card Live Play-By-Play

UFC on FOX 7 goes down tonight from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The UFC once again brings a stacked card to the viewers on FOX which is highlighted by a main event between Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson. If you missed or can’t make the televised portion of the card have no...

Apr 20, 2013 9:23 am

Video: Florian & Cruz Breakdown UFC on FOX 7

FOX UFC Saturday is just around the corner and that means UFC Tonight has some predictions to make. Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian take the stage to give their predictions for Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir and Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 19, 2013 7:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Kenny Florian Breaks Down Henderson-Melendez and Diaz-Thomson | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former UFC title contender and current analyst & commentator Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian joined BJPENN.COM Radio on Wednesday, April 17 to discuss a number of topics that the MMA world has been buzzing about. This weekend, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization makes its return to FOX, with the main event pitting UFC Lightweight Champion...

Apr 19, 2013 4:59 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-In Results

The UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins ceremony went down today in San Jose, California. All fighters made their contracted weight for tomorrow’s event including evening headliners Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. The full weigh-in results are as follows MAIN CARD: (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson (155) vs. Gilbert Melendez (154) Daniel Cormier (235) vs....

Apr 9, 2013 9:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Travis Browne: “I don’t think there’s a real master of MMA in the heavyweight division yet” | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Less than a week out from The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, Travis “Hapa” Browne joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio program this past Sunday, April 7, 2013. Browne will face-off against seasoned UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga on Saturday night in his first fight back after tearing his hamstring. Fortunately for Browne, his muscle tear was the only...

Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Jordan Mein steps in for injured Dan Hardy, faces Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

An injury has forced Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to pull out of his scheduled bout with Matt Brown (16-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 next month. Stepping in to fill the void will be Canadian welterweight Jordan “Young Gun” Mein (27-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who makes a quick return to action, fresh off his...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 4, 2013 8:07 pm

Gabriel Gonzaga Not Impressed with BJJ Talent Among Heavyweights | UFC News

  UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga is a decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, coming off of two consecutive submission victories since his return to the Octagon at UFC 142 with his most recent one being a victory over Ben Rothwell. As for his competition on the ground, he believes that his division lacks enough skill in that...

Feb 18, 2013 10:33 am

Dana’s 180: Thinks Fighters Are Cheating With TRT | UFC NEWS

It’s not uncommon for fighters in the UFC to use TRT; the athletic commission even gives the ok for some fighters to use it. It’s been called sports science, it’s not illegal like steroids or other performance enhancers are. It’s not only the UFC or MMA that the athletes use TRT even; it’s just the...

Feb 12, 2013 12:07 pm

UFC NEWS | UFC Books MGM Grand For Memorial Day Show

UFC officials have booked the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to host their annual Memorial Day Pay-Per View event on May 25th, 2013. What is presumed to be UFC 160, is expected to feature a full card of 12 bouts, and could possibly be headlined by heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his...