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Sep 23, 2016 8:13 am

Report: UFC 205 Gets Strawweight Title Fight

UFC 205, which will go down from New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 12, appears to have grown by one massive fight: a strawweight title bout between reigning champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) and streaking challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0), both of whom hail from Poland. This news comes from Dizz (@TalkMMA) and James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) on Twitter....

Sep 23, 2016 7:01 am

Report: Ronda Rousey Has Been Offered a Title Fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 207

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey lost the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we have not seen her in action since. Given the length of the former champ’s layoff, many members of the MMA community were beginning to speculate that we’d never see her fight again. Yet a Rousey comeback...

Sep 23, 2016 6:13 am

UFC Fight Night 95 Weigh-In Results: Cyborg Makes Weight

Early this morning, reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino took to the scale to weigh in for her for sophomore UFC effort, a 140-lb. catchweight bout with Swedish striker Lina Lansberg. Despite plenty of doubt to the contrary, the Brazilian made weight, taking full advantage of the bout’s 1-lb. allowance and tipping the scale...

Sep 23, 2016 5:21 am

UFC targeting Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena for UFC 205 in New York

Despite Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen’ Peña’s insistence on Ronda Rousey ‘getting in line’ after a definitive loss, it appears the UFC has different ideas for her , and it’s not a title shot. Fellow woman’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko tweeted on Thursday that she had signed a fight agreement with ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’, thus ruling out a potential...


Sep 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Eddie Alvarez refutes Schaub’s claims, says he’s training for UFC 205

On Wednesday, BJPenn.com reported on Brendan Schaub’s version of what he heard happened in regards to the Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor fight negotiations for UFC 205. Schaub said on a recent episode of “The Fighter and the Kid” podcast that he heard that UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was demanding too much in the...

Sep 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Sergio Pettis off next weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ fight card

With just over a week to go until the UFC hits Portland, Oregon, top ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis has been forced to withdraw from the card. Pettis, who currently sits at #15 on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, was slated to face #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka on the main card of the event....

Sep 22, 2016 10:31 am

Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia

Coming off of his fourth first-round knockout last weekend and fifth win in a row, UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson is already being scheduled for his next fight. Following his TKO over Uriah Hall last Saturday, Brunson (16-3) is in talks for a fight down under with Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in...

Sep 22, 2016 5:34 am

Conor McGregor reportedly healthy, ready to fight at UFC 205 despite reports

UFC featherweight champion is reportedly healthy and willing to fight at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 fight card in New York. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the brash Irish star is “fine” and his apparent leg injury would not hinder him from competing at UFC 205: According to sources close to McGregor, Conor is "fine"...

Sep 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Frankie Edgar announces his return to the Octagon at UFC 205 in New York

With the historic UFC 205 looking like it is having a hard time being put together, New Jersey’s Frankie Edgar announced his spot at UFC 205. “The Answer” posted a promotional piece featuring a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and himself, set for November 12 at Madison Square Garden. Edgar captioned his post with excitement...

Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov being considered for UFC 206 in Toronto

The confusion over Eddie Alvarez’s next fight appears to be over, at least for now. First, Eddie Alvarez was set to defend his newly-won 155 pound belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York City. Now, it appears Alvarez will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 206 in Toronto instead. Alvarez, 32,...

Sep 21, 2016 6:24 pm

Five fights have now been made official for UFC 205 in New York

November’s UFC 205 fight card in New York is finally beginning to take shape. The promotion announced five bouts as being official for the event on this evening’s edition of UFC Tonight. The first bout mentioned was a key welterweight fight between former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and perennial contender Kelvin Gastelum. Cerrone...

Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Numerous profiled New York fighters not competing at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205

Another New Yorker has been pulled from the UFC’s first foray to the Empire State. Long Islander Gian Villante, who trains out of Serra-Longo’s Acadamy with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will no longer be facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden this November. Villante, 31, joins Al Iaquinta and...

Sep 21, 2016 11:26 am

UFC Fight Pass Twitter account takes shot at Tyron Woodley?

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has had a bit of a rough time since becoming UFC welterweight champion. Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 in July, however according to ‘The Chosen One’ he hasn’t been celebrated as a champion. After winning the belt, Woodley revealed in an interview that...

Sep 21, 2016 10:26 am

UFC Official Refutes Dana White’s Claim about UFC 205

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is still without an official main event. The impression, however, has long been that the the card’s main event spot would be filled by a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor. Last night, this possibility was stamped out by a...

Sep 21, 2016 7:48 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson – ‘The UFC screwed Nate Diaz out of McGregor trilogy’

The only man to ever knock out Nate Diaz came to the Stockton slugger’s defense in Diaz’s pursuit for a third fight with Conor McGregor. Josh Thomson spoke exclusively on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire and broke down why Conor got a rematch against Nate at UFC 202, and why Nate probably won’t be getting his rematch against...

Sep 20, 2016 11:21 pm

Bill Goldberg on CM Punk Getting a Second UFC Fight: That Would be Blasphemy

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk’s long journey into the world of mixed martial arts came to an abrupt and violent end. Though his heart was on full display in his long-awaited fight with Mickey Gall, his skill deficit was too, as he surrendered to a rear-naked choke less...

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 pm

UFC investigating middleweight Alex Nicholson over domestic violence arrest

UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson cannot seem to stay out of hot water. In August, Nicholson was reprimanded for racial slurs directed at Hyun Gyu Lim while cornering Mike Perry at UFC 202. Now, the UFC is investigating ‘The Spartan’ following a May 2016 arrest for domestic violence out a 7-Eleven store in Orlando Florida: “UFC...

Sep 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Eddie Alvarez says he will end Conor McGregor’s illusion of greatness at UFC 205

Current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez recently took to Twitter where he delivered the following message to current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor Let's do this @TheNotoriousMMA I'm ready !! Your futures not bright enjoy this one while it last . #ItsAllOver — Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 21, 2016 Alvarez went on to claim...

Sep 20, 2016 11:29 am

Al Iaquinta potentially willing to walk away from MMA over UFC contract dispute

Earlier this month, it was announced that #13 ranked UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta would be returning to the Octagon following a layoff that saw him sidelined for a year and a half. The layoff came at the worst possible time for Iaquinta, who was in the midst of a 4-fight win streak that had seen...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...

Sep 19, 2016 4:11 pm

Al Iaquinta pursuing real estate career after UFC 205 fallout with UFC

Long Island native Al Iaquinta has dreamed of fighting at Madison Square Garden ever since he became a professional mixed martial artist, but it appears ‘Ragin’ Al won’t be fighting Thiago Alves at UFC 205 as originally thought. Iaquinta explained the situation on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’, where he dropped two key pieces...