171 Search Results for strikeforce import

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 11, 2013 10:58 am

Siyar Bahadurzada Out, Bobby Voelker In Against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

In a piece of potentially upsetting news for fight fans, Siyar Bahadurzada has been injured and forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with Robbie Lawler in a fight that would prompted an obligatory ‘don’t blink’ from UFC color commentators. But, the UFC has done well to keep the fireworks a very likely happening....


May 28, 2013 9:39 am

Pat Healy Discusses Failed Drug Test Post-UFC 159

  A great story of Strikeforce import Pat Healy beating perennial UFC top-contender Jim Miller (whilst nabbing two fight bonuses for both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’) became an unfortunate one as Healy failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana. The dual bonuses added up to $130,000 and were both stripped...

May 27, 2013 10:26 am

PHOTO | Donald Cerrone Shows Off Nasty Cut From UFC 160 Bout

Two nasty cuts, but what’s surprising is the one on, UFC lightweight fighter, Donald Cerrone’s elbow, Ouch!! Following his UFC 160 fight against Strikeforce import, KJ Noons, Donald Cerrone posted this photograph showing his battle wounds.

May 25, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Main Card Live Play-By–Play & Results

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot goes down tonight on Pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPENN.COM will be running a live play-by-play of the night’s pay-per-view card starting at 6:00 p.m. PT. The UFC 160 main card opens up with a lightweight bout between fan favorite, Donald Cerrone and  Strikeforce...

May 18, 2013 12:50 pm

UFC Releases Official Statement Regarding Pat Healy’s Failed Drug Test

Pat “Bam Bam” Healy has had some unfortunate luck this week. If failing a publicly disclosed drug test wasn’t enough, the Strikeforce import got his UFC debut victory overturned to a no-contest, lost his Submission of the Night bonus and his Fight of the Night bonus AND received a suspension from the New Jersey Commission...

May 15, 2013 8:53 am

Pat Healy Loses $130K in Bonuses After Failed Drug Test

  UFC lightweight and recent Strikeforce import, Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy has failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana and will forfeit his bonus money which adds up to $130,000. Healy won both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’ in his third round victory over Jim Miller on April 27th at UFC...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

Apr 29, 2013 5:53 pm

Seven Fighters Released By UFC

Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 17, 2013 11:35 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC ON FOX 7’s ROGER BOWLING (WED. 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, Strikeforce import, Roger Bowling. Bowling makes his UFC debut at 155 pounds against Anthony Njokuani this weekend on the UFC on FOX 7 card. He last saw...

Apr 17, 2013 7:28 am

Frank Mir Believes Training With His Family Close Has Hindered His Career

“It’s because my family’s there, it actually hinders my training. Those last few moments when she’s putting my stuff in my bag or I’m tying my tie, I get that kind of, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Not being with the children, not seeing my wife – it’s funny – I’ve always had a coach...

Apr 11, 2013 11:43 am

UFC on FOX 8 Adds Robbie Lawler Against Tarec Saffiendene

UFC on FOX 8 will now host a match-up of talented welterweights as UFC veteran and former Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is set to square off with fellow former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Seffiedine. As announced by the promotion this afternoon, Lawler and Saffiedene are to meet on July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington....

Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Lavar Johnson Flagged For Elevated Testosterone Following UFC 157 Loss | UFC News

A post-fight drug screening after Lavar Johnson’s fight against Brendan Schaub at UFC 157 was flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. As first reported by MMAJunkie.com, CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster stated that an additional carbon isotope test revealed “the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid”. The commission tested the fighters for...

Mar 13, 2013 2:28 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH DOLCE, NOONS & ASKREN AT 8PM ET | UFC NEWS

The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew is set to hit the airwaves in it’s usual time slot tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT. Joining fill-in hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be top Strikeforce import, KJ Noons, Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and famed dietitian Mike Dolce. Noons is preparing for his UFC...

Mar 7, 2013 7:31 am

Sam Stout vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg added to UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A lightweight match-up between Canadian Sam Stout (19-8-1 MMA, 8-7 UFC) and Strikeforce import Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg. Stout makes a quick return to action following his hard-fought split-decision win over Strikeforce veteran, Caros Fodor, at February’s UFC 157 event....

Mar 4, 2013 4:09 pm

Jake Shields Joins BJPENN.COM Radio Line Up This Wednesday | UFC NEWS

UFC welterweight fighter, Jake Shields, is the latest addition to the BJPENN.COM Radio guest list this week. Shields is coming off an Athletic suspension for testing positive for banned substances and is rumored to be scheduled for a date with fellow Strikeforce import Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 this June. Jake joins Cesar Gracie this...

Feb 15, 2013 9:52 am

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Costa Philippou Official for UFC on FX 8 | UFC News

  As the Strikeforce imports start getting their first fights inside the Octagon, MMA fans held their collective breath to see where the Strikeforce elite would end up and who would be across the Octagon from them in their first UFC bout. Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza (17-3, 1 NC) finally has that bout as reported by...

Feb 7, 2013 10:53 am

Four Bouts Added To UFC On FOX 7 | UFC NEWS

Four additions have been added to April’s UFC on FOX 7 event and they are all lightweight bouts. Myles Jury will face Ramsey Nijem, Norman Parke is set to battle with Jon Tuck, Jorge Masvidal is booked against Time Means and Roger Bowling will square off with Anthony Njokuani. UFC officials announced the bookings late...

Feb 2, 2013 11:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jim Miller Wants To Push Maynard Down The Ranks | UFC NEWS

Most fighters will openly admit that they want to seek revenge on those they have lost to at some point in their careers. Some want to fight the man who defeated in their very next fight, they don’t see the need to wait around or have any desire to take on anyone else in the...

Jan 30, 2013 10:22 am

Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy set for UFC 159 in New Jersey | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a lightweight fight between Jim Miller (22-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Strikeforce import Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27 in New Jersey. Miller is coming off a “Fight of the year” candidate win over Joe Lauzon at UFC 155...

Jan 18, 2013 1:19 pm

9 Fighters Released by the UFC | UFC News

It appears that the UFC was forced to make some room on their current roster in order to accomodate their new Strikeforce imports, as 9 fighters were released by the promotion today. The recently axed fighters are as follows: Chad Griggs: Griggs sported an impressive 11-1 record when he made his octagon debut back at...