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Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jul 5, 2013 11:43 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum wants Daniel Cormier

If you heard of one of the latest rumors floating around about a potential Werdum vs. Cormier matchup, UFC President Dana White might know where they originated. “Werdum was in my office two days ago,” White said on Thursday. “That’s probably where the rumor came from. That’s who he wants to fight, but we’ll see...

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 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 14, 2013 7:49 am

Big Nog tore elbow ligament in Werdum fight, undergoing surgery

When Antinio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) tapped out to Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event earlier this month, many fans thought that “Big Nog” had tapped too quickly, possibly over cautious due to the arm break he suffered at the hands and hips of Frank Mir...

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

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 7, 2013 4:43 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Here we go again, fight fans! Another huge night of UFC fights goes down Saturday, June 8th in Brazil as Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira takes on Fabricio Werdum in the main-event of this talent-rich UFC on FUEL TV 10 card. Although many of the fighters may be fairly unknown to the mainstream...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

May 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Daniel Cormier Responds to Jon Jones, Ready to Fight Tomorrow

UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier spoke with fans at yesterday’s UFC 160 Q & A, during which he responded to some talk about- and from- the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.   Cormier introduced the topic, saying that he had been on “Twitter and Jon Jones took another shot at me.  He does it all...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 13, 2013 12:48 pm

The UFC is Headed Back to Indy on August 28th

For the first time in nearly three years the UFC is finally headed back to Indianapolis, Indiana. It was announced by the company over the weekend that The Hoosier State would be hosting the first of a series of Wednesday night fight specials on FOX’s newly formed station, FOX Sports 1, at the Bankers Life...

May 6, 2013 11:50 am

Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago. Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian...

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...