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Jan 1, 2016 11:49 am

ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui: ‘All our athletes will move up a weight class’

With ONE Championship’s new weigh-in system set to take place in 2016, the weight class the fighters have been competing in will be taking a big change. Victor Cui, CEO of the promotion recently appeared on Fox Sports Asia to address the changes that could have a dramatic effect on the landscape of MMA. From...

Dec 29, 2015 7:56 am

REPLAY! King Mo picks up 1st round KO win at Rizin FF

Rizin 1 | King Mo vs Brett McDermott Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs Brett 'the Spartan' McDermott Full Fight#Rizin 1 Posted by Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Last night in the first ever Rizin FF event, Bellator MMA fighter Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal competed against Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermont. The event...

Nov 30, 2015 12:11 pm

RIZIN announces heavyweight tournament bracket for Dec. 29

The new Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN announced the heavyweight tournament bracket for their Dec. 29 card on Monday. Winners from the tournament bracket on Dec. 29 will fight just two days later at the Dec. 31 semi-final and final portion of the tournament, where Fedor Emelianenko is also set to make his long-awaited return in...

Oct 8, 2015 9:59 am

New Japan Organization Will Be Called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation’

Well it’s official. We now know the name of the new MMA organization out of Japan, run by former PRIDE FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara. At a recent press conference it was announced that the promotion will be called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation.’ Many expected them to announce Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent at the press conference, but that...


Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

ONE Championship 30 lineup complete with nine bouts!

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship 30 fight card is complete, with a total of nine exciting bouts for fans to look forward to wacthing. “ONE Championship 30: Dynasty of Champions” takes place September 1 live from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current...

Aug 4, 2015 9:59 am

Roger Huerta Books Opponent For ONE Championship 30

Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta will take on Koji Ando at ONE Championship 30, which is scheduled to take place on Sept. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. Officials announced the fight news. Huerta last fought at ONE Championship 19, where he TKO’d Christian Holley in round 1 which was just his second win...

Apr 14, 2015 9:50 am

Baroni/Schilling to take place in GLORY or MMA Match? Why Not Both?

Joe Schilling and Phil Baroni are verbally sparring on Twitter, but a fight has yet to materialize from their heated rivalry. If they want to settle it by fighting, GLORY is offering a platform for them to battle and with some interesting rules, too. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter: MMAJonny Jon Kirschner spoke with GLORY...

Dec 31, 2014 4:20 am

Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Official Results

  Japan’s year-end show featuring the return of Mirko Cro Cop delivered an action packed evening of fireworks from the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Here are the results: Mirko Filipovic def. Satoshi Ishii via TKO (head kick and punches) – Round 2, 5:00 for GF Championship Chris Barnett def. Shinichi Suzukawa via...

Aug 21, 2014 4:30 am

Roger Gracie Signs With One FC

ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has bolstered its ranks with the signing of seven of the best mixed martial artists in the world. Grappling superstar Roger Gracie has joined ONE FC on a multi-fight contract, while six other mixed martial artists with impressive records have also...

Aug 6, 2014 10:09 am

ONE FC 19 set with three title fights

This month’s “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event has been finalized with a total of nine exciting bouts we can look forward to watching, including three title fights. ONE FC Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense at the August event, when he sqaures off with Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2...

Jul 30, 2014 10:38 am

Exclusive: Roger Huerta talks his return to ONE FC and more

One of the most exciting lightweight fighters in mixed martial arts storied history, Roger Huerta (21-7-1 MMA), is set to make his long-awaited return to the ONE FC cage this August in Dubai. The former UFC star and “Sports Illustrated” cover athlete has been out of action for almost 2 years now, this after suffering...

Jun 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Amir Khan Set To Make ONE FC Debut

Undefeated amateur fighter Amir Khan is set to make his promotional debut with ONE FC according to Yahoo. Khan was competing in the US, but returned to his native country of Singapore to train with Evolve MMA which is home to the legendary Shinya Aoki, as well as Ben Askren and Leandro Ataides. Evolve MMA...

Mar 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Metamoris 3 Airs Tonight – Here’s Why The MMA Fan Can’t Miss It

For the hardcore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan, watching Metamoris 3: Gracie vs Bravo is a no-brainer. Everyone else will probably think “What is Metamoris, and why should I watch it?” Metamoris is a submission grappling organization, founded by Ralek Gracie. Unlike traditional grappling tournament, this is done in a way that is much more spectator friendly....

Feb 19, 2014 10:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | Herbert Burns aims to keep his perfect record intact at “ONE FC: War of Nations”

Former World “No Gi” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, Herbert “The Blaze” Burns (2-0 MMA, 1-0 ONE FC), will make his return to ONE Fighting Championships this March, when he faces  promotional newcomer Harris Sarmiento (36-25 MMA) at the “ONE FC: War of Nations” event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Herbert recently spoke with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor about his...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Jun 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Antonio McKee to Welcome Undefeated “Lethal” Lewis Gonazalez To Big Show at WSOF 4

By JAKE CHASTAIN | A lightweight bout between Antonio McKee (28-5-2) and undefeated new-comer “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez (8-0) is the latest addition to the World Series of Fighting 4 event. Gonzalez’s manager, Dave Hirschbein of MMAGOLD, first confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie, although the organization hasn’t made an official announcement. WSOF 4 is scheduled to take place on August 10th at Citizens...

Jun 11, 2013 6:12 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Lyle Beerbohm on Receiving his BJJ Black Belt | BJPENN.COM Radio

Strikeforce veteran and recent addition to the World Series of Fighting roster Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm joined BJPENN.COM Radio on Wednesday, June 4 for an in-depth interview ahead of his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann on June 14th. A self-proclaimed “top guy”, Beerbohm stated that Volkmann’s issues with opponents who have a...

Jun 4, 2013 11:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | James “Jimmy Jah” Harbison Talks Metamoris II Event This Weekend | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jimmy “Jah” Harbison <a onClick="ga('send','event', 'Clicks', 'Navigation', 'Article Link');" href=" Listen to internet radio with FIST TA CUFF RADIO on BlogTalkRadio “>joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Program on Sunday, June 2, 2013 taking time away from his new gig in California working within the realm of mixed martial arts. A friend of...

Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am

Marloes Coenen vs. Fiona Muxlow Added To DREAM 18 New Year’s Eve MMA Event | MMA NEWS

Women’s superstar Marloes Coenen (20-5) of the Netherlands has been added to the stacked DREAM 18 MMA card at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on New Year’s Eve. The featherweight (145 pounds/66 kilograms) submission specialist faces ‘Ferocious’ Fiona Muxlow (6-1) of Queensland, Australia. Like Coenen, the majority of Muxlow’s wins have been by way...