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Nov 23, 2013 10:54 am

‘Cro Cop’ Is Back, Signs With Leading Kickboxing Promotion Glory

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, once one of the most feared heavyweights in all of Mixed Martial Arts, has now signed with the leading kickboxing promotion in the world, Glory. After putting his MMA career on the sideburner, Filipovic had returned to his kickboxing roots, going 6-0 and winning the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 championship...

Nov 24, 2012 9:09 am

Kickboxing Beat | Remy Bonjasky vs. Tyrone Spong Shifted To March

The highly-anticipated showdown between Remy Bonjasky (76-14, 40 KO’s) and Tyrone Spong (68-6-1 42 KO’s) will take place on Saturday, March 23 at the Excel Arena in London, England, it was announced today by Glory Sports International (GSI), parent company of the Glory World Series. The bout had previously been set for February 16 but...


Jul 28, 2012 7:20 am

Kickboxing Beat: Badr Hari Charged With Attempted Manslaughter

  [box_dark] Badr Hari is facing a possible attempted manslaughter charge following an appearance in front of an Amsterdam magistrate today. He is alleged to have taken part in an assault on a reveller at a rave in Amsterdam Arena earlier this month, before going on holiday with his girlfriend Estelle Gullit, estranged wife of...

Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

World Kickboxing Champion Cosmo Alexander Joins Bellator's Lightweight Roster

After an incredibly successful kickboxing career, lightweight sensation Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexander has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 52 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 1st. Currently training alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and K-1 veteran Tyrone Spong in Florida,...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 16 // Valentina Shechenko | John Wayne Parr | Ben Rothwell | Bas Rutten

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another incredible line-up of guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is UFC women’s bantamweight contender, Valentina Shevchenko – @bulletvalentina . “The Bullet” is slated to face Julianna Peña next weekend on FOX in a showdown that will likely determine the No.1 contender. We will get...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Dec 26, 2016 5:47 am

After Velasquez withdrawal, Fabricio Werdum calls for Stipe Miocic rematch in 2017

This Friday, the UFC will close the curtains on an unforgettable year with UFC 207. The card is a fittingly stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes take on returning former champ Ronda Rousey. In the co-main event, meanwhile, dominant men’s bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will take on undefeated...

Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Bob Sapp vs. World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski

Five-time World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski has found a new home in the sport of mixed martial arts. After winning the World’s Strongest Man competition numerous times, the intimidating Polish athlete found a new passion for competition in combat sports. Another giant athlete that transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts is Bob...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 14, 2016 8:41 am

MMA community reacts to news of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie title fight

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be stepping into the Octagon against #11 ranked women’s bantamweight, Germaine de Randamie, at UFC 208 for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The news followed a statement from UFC President Dana White earlier this week, in which the UFC President stated...

Dec 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari have INTENSE weigh-in stare down

We’re now just a day away from a contest that’s being called the biggest fight in kickboxing history. This fight will pit current Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven against former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari. The two heavyweight stars will take center stage in the main event of Glory: Collision in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 16, 2016 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Yoel Romero hugging Shaq is priceless

Yoel Romero made a huge statement with his flying knee finish over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend. The “Soldier of God” is looking to get a chance against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and UFC President Dana White has already stated that the fight makes sense. Before going...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...

Nov 11, 2016 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero Apperciates Chris Weidman’s Skill, Forgives Him for USADA Comments

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205, streaking middleweight contender Yoel Romero will collide with former champion Chris Weidman in a bout that could well earn the winner a shot at reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In advance of this pivotal showdown, Romero made an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire to speak with host Chris...