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Oct 15, 2017 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Watch UFC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri get crushed by a knee at Rizin FF 7

Last night, Rizin Fighting Federation touched down in Fukuoka, Japan with a exciting night of fights (though there were certainly lulls in the action). One of the highlights of the card was the latest appearance of former UFC featherweight contender Tatsuya Kawajiri. Unfortunately for Kawajiri and his fans, however, this return to action went fairly disastrously. ...

Oct 9, 2017 9:41 am

Gokhan Saki returns to the Octagon at UFC 219

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s exciting return to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki (83-12 KB, 1-1 MMA) made his anticipated UFC debut. While his performance was not without flaws, Saki ultimately produced just the kind of thunderous knockout he’s known for, putting his foe Luis Henrique down with a blistering left...

Oct 1, 2017 10:43 am

Eddie Alvarez thinks the UFC is using him to build up Justin Gaethje

This December 2, when the UFC touches down in Detroit, Michigan with UFC 218, former UFC and Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez will battle former World Series of Fighting champ Justin Gaethje in a clear Fight of the Year contender. While it’s undeniable that the UFC put this fight together based on its entertainment value,...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

Gokhan Saki explains cardio issues in UFC debut

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his anticipated UFC debut. His opponent was Brazilian light heavyweight Henrique da Silva. Though Saki ultimately managed to put da Silva down with a crashing left hook in the first round, his win was not without flaws....

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am

Pros react to Gokhan Saki’s impressive UFC debut

Kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly-anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan against Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, which saw both fighters have their moments, Saki was able to land a hook that absolutely floored Da Silva and put a stop to...

Sep 22, 2017 9:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jessica Andrade defeats Claudia Gadelha (Highlights)

A key strawweight scrap between former title challengers Jessica Andrade and Claudia Gadelha served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card in Japan. Round one begins and Gadelha throws a front kick to get things started. Jessica presses forward but Claudia catches her with a nice left hook. Both women...

Sep 22, 2017 8:43 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Dong Hyun Kim stops Takanori Gomi in Round 1 (VIDEO)

A lightweight scrap between PIRDE legend Takanori Gomi and Dong Hyun Kim took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Gomi comes forward and misses with a left hand. Kim replies with a body kick. Gomi presses forward and throws a combination. Kim responds with another kick...

Sep 22, 2017 8:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO’s Henrique da Silva (VIDEO)

A light heavyweight scrap between Henrique da Silva and Gokhan Saki took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Saki scores a knockdown right off the bat. Da Silva wants him to come to the floor but Gohkan wisely opts against it. Da Silva steps back up...

Sep 22, 2017 7:59 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Teruto Ishihara defeats Rolando Dy

A featherweight scrap between Rolando Dy and Teruto Ishihara took place during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 card in Japan. Round one begins and Ishihara presses forward quickly. Both men exchange kicks to start. Ishihara lands a huge left that drops Dy. He jumps on him with some ground and pound. Dy is scrambling but...

Sep 22, 2017 7:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Jussier Formiga submits Ulka Sasaki (VIDEO)

A flyweight scrap between Jussier Formiga and Ulka Sasaki kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Formiga gets things started with an inside low kick. He circles and lands a nice counter right hand over the top. Sasaki with some forward pressure. He grabs Formiga in the...

Sep 22, 2017 5:26 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Live Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card from Saitama Super Arena in Japan? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from all of tonight’s action. UFC Fight Night 117 is headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin...

Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

UFC Fight Night 117 weigh in results: Okami easily makes 205, one main card fighter misses

This Friday (Saturday morning in Japan), the UFC will return to the Saitama Super Arena, a combat sports stronghold just outside Tokyo, with UFC Fight Night 117. The card will be headlined by a bizarre light heavyweight scrap between established contender Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, and more...

Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Sep 6, 2017 2:55 pm

FiteTV: UFC 215 Live Stream

This weekend, Amanda Nunes will attempt to hold on to her UFC bantamweight belt against Valentina Shevchenko. Demetrious Johnson will headline the event against Ray Borg to also defend his flyweight strap and try to make history by beating the title defense record. That alone makes UFC 215 sort of special, but there is another...

Aug 6, 2017 12:03 pm

After defeat of Rashad Evans, Sam Alvey targets another UFC legend

Last night, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip Mexico City, Mexico, middling middleweight contender Sam Alvey picked up one of the biggest wins of his career, out-duelling former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans to a slow, but commendable split decision win. It did not take long for Alvey, who trains under...

Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Gokhan Saki announces his UFC debut date and gets an opponent

The highly anticipated UFC debut of kickboxing star Gokhan Saki has been announced. Saki, who is considered one of the best kickboxers in the world announced on social media that he will be making his UFC debut in Japan at the UFC Fight Night 117 event at Saitama Super Arena, which takes place on September...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jun 25, 2017 6:46 pm

UFC Fight Night 112 results: Dennis Siver defeats BJ Penn by decision (highlights)

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with UFC Fight Night 112. The main card of this anticipated, 13-fight event occurred in the featherweight division, where our very own BJ Penn – a former two-division champ and a UFC Hall of Famer – collided with German veteran Dennis Siver. Though Penn...

Jun 10, 2017 7:43 pm

UFC Auckland results: Alexander Volkanovski defeats Mizuto Hirota by decision (highlights)

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, an exciting, 11-fight card. The event’s main card was kicked off by a featherweight bout by Japanese veteran Mizuto Hirota and highly regarded Australian prospect Alexander Volkanovski. This one was all Volkanovski. Though the durability of Hirota’s chin was on full display, he could...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

May 28, 2017 6:32 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran gets one-punch KO’d in just 14 seconds

TANAKA SLEEPS HIOKI pic.twitter.com/XryRv72COp — FightPicks inc (@MixedMartialBet) May 28, 2017 When Japan’s Hatsu Hioki signed with the UFC back in 2011, he was widely viewed as a legitimate threat to then dominant UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Unfortunately, Hioki’s UFC run ended up being a bit of a disappointment. After defeating George Roop and...

May 3, 2017 11:44 am

Report: Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division at UFC 213 this July

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had a bit of a tough run as a featherweight. Though he defeated Charles Oliveira in his first fight in the division, he would be TKO’d by Max Holloway in his second – which really wasn’t even technically a featherweight bout, as he missed the division’s 145-pound limit. After...