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May 3, 2017 5:44 pm

UFC to introduce women’s flyweight division, champion will be crowned on The Ultimate Fighter

Just months after crowing its first ever female featherweight champion in Germaine de Randamie, the UFC now has plans to introduce a 125-pound women’s division. For smaller female bantamweights, such as Jessica Eye, and strawweights who had a difficult time making the cut to 115-pounds, like the recently released Valerie Letourneau, this is undeniably good...

May 3, 2017 9:10 am

Dominick Cruz calls for fight with winner of Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz took some time off from fighting following his UFC 207 loss to Cody Garbrandt, which saw him lose the UFC bantamweight title. Following the loss, Cruz opted to let the UFC book a Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight while he took some time off to rest. Now however,...

May 2, 2017 1:43 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber loses bet, gets a mohawk

MMA veteran Urijah Faber recently retired from MMA following his unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett in December of 2016. While Faber competed in a grappling match following his retirement from MMA. More recently, the former WEC champion has been enjoying retirement following his stint coaching alongside his protege Cody Garbrandt on TUF Redemption. According...

May 2, 2017 9:51 am

Dominick Cruz explains why Cody Garbrandt will defeat TJ Dillashaw

This July, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will step into the Octagon against his former teammate, former bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213. Prior to the pair fighting, they have coached opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter, where they engaged in several heated exchanges, the most noteworthy saw Garbrandt choke his former teammate....

May 1, 2017 10:49 am

Dominick Cruz makes his pick for Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight

This July 8, when the UFC takes over Las Vegas with UFC 213, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against a former champion – and former teammate – in TJ Dillashaw. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, another former champion in Dominick Cruz gave his take on this upcoming battle....

May 1, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather’s father says he’ll “beat the sh*t out of McGregor”

There is no bigger story in combat sports today than that of a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While this fight initially looked almost impossible, there has recently been plenty of reason to believe it could actually happen. Though anything can happen when two...

Apr 29, 2017 10:49 am

Jake Ellenberger reflects on loss to Mike Perry

This past weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, UFC welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger stepped into the Octagon with welterweight prospect Mike Perry for a highly anticipated showdown. For Ellenberger, he was looking to return to the win column following a controversial TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal, where he was declared TKOd after he got his...

Apr 29, 2017 8:15 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on Al Iaquinta’s feud with UFC

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been competing in the UFC for over ten years now. During that time, Bisping climbed the UFC rankings, before ultimately winning the middleweight championship nearly a year ago. Given his familiarity with the UFC, and experience in dealing with the promotion, Bisping feels as though it isn’t wise for...

Apr 28, 2017 7:27 pm

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29 Earlier today rumors began swirling that current UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie was considering vacating her title and possibly retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts entirely. However, according to GDR’s manager Brian Butler-Au, the...

Apr 26, 2017 11:58 am

Michael Page becoming free agent

Bellator MMA’s Michael Page possesses arguably one of the most impressive highlight reels in MMA today. The British star has managed to rack up an impressive 12-0 professional record while racking up numerous highlights reel knockouts, most notably his flying knee KO win over Cyborg Santos nearly a year ago. While Michael Page has remained...

Apr 26, 2017 10:42 am

Bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt gets engaged

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is one of the fastest rising stars in MMA – but don’t expect him to be adopting the Dan Bilzerian playboy lifestyle. The bantamweight king is now engaged to his long time girlfriend, Danny Pimsanguan. Pimsanguan announced her engagement to Garbrandt on her Instagram account. Garbrandt then shared this post...

Apr 25, 2017 9:26 am

VIDEO | Jimmie Rivera sparring TJ Dillashaw, claims Dillashaw has no KO power

Several years ago, UFC bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Jimmie Rivera took part in a sparring session at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sparring session was kept quiet until now, when video footage of the session, which allegedly took place 4 years ago, was leaked online. While Rivera has confirmed that he did not leak...

Apr 25, 2017 9:11 am

Diego Sanchez sends lengthy message to supporters following KO loss

This past weekend, on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov’, UFC icon Diego Sanchez returned to the Octagon in hopes of building on his November win over Marcin Held. Unfortunately for Sanchez, who has been known as ‘The Original Ultimate Fighter’ given the fact that he was the inaugural TUF 1...

Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Cody Garbrandt again suggests TJ Dillashaw has a history with needles

The UFC bantamweight title fight between champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw is heating up as they are set to meet in the Octagon at UFC 213 on July 8. With the two former teammates also starring as opposing coaches in the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, there is a ton of...

Apr 20, 2017 8:22 am

Ian McCall: There’s something wrong inside of me, I can’t cut weight anymore

To say UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been unlucky of late would be an understatement. Since he last fought in January of 2015, he has been scheduled to fight five separate times, and not one of these scheduled fights has come to fruition. Though several of these cancelled fights have been due to opponent injuries...

Apr 20, 2017 5:58 am

MMA veteran Nate Quarry rips “greedy, selfish” UFC over Reebok deal

Nate Quarry, who is a TUF veteran and former UFC middleweight title challenger, is involved in a class action lawsuit against the UFC, and stands out as one of the promotion’s most outspoken critics. One of the issues that gets the former fighter most fired up is the UFC’s outfitting deal with sports apparel giant...

Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Joe Lauzon explains how Chris Weidman “took one for the team” at UFC 210

UFC 210 was steeped in controversy, as Pearl Gonzales was very nearly forced out of her fight with Cynthia Calvillo for having breast implants, and Daniel Cormier appeared to push down on his towel to make weight for his light heavyweight title fight with Anthony  “Rumble” Johnson. Of all the controversies attached to this card,...

Apr 18, 2017 9:54 am

Elias Theodorou confirms July middleweight scrap with Brad Tavares

This morning, the folks over at FloCombat.com reported that Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou would be taking on Hawaii’s Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 25 finale this July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPenn.com has now confirmed that this fight is happening with Theodorou himself, who says he is “ready to kick some ass” in...

Apr 17, 2017 10:08 am

Joe Lauzon: “I love BJ Penn. He is like a dad to me. He shaped me as a fighter.”

Joe Lauzon: “I love BJ Penn. He is like a dad to me. He shaped me as a fighter.” UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is arguably one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts history. Lauzon has earned an eyebrow-raising 15 Performance of the Night bonuses during his amazing twenty-three fight career with the UFC....

Apr 17, 2017 9:44 am

UFC on Fox 24 Medical Suspensions: Only 4 fighters receive suspensions

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Kansas City, Missouri, with UFC on Fox 24. The card was an epic one, crammed to the edges with emphatic finishes. In the main event, we saw flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson piece challenger Wilson Reis up to a third-round armbar win. With this win, he tied...

Apr 16, 2017 5:55 pm

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the main card of next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old phenom recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris...

Apr 16, 2017 10:43 am

Michelle Waterson issues statement after tough loss to Rose Namajunas

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 24, fan favorite strawweight “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson stepped onto the canvas with the ever-dangerous Rose Namajunas. Had she won this fight, she likely would have earned herself a shot at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight title fight, which is...

Apr 16, 2017 5:56 am

Demetrious Johnson explains why he deserves a seven-figure payday

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson – also known as “Mighty Mouse” – defended his throne for a whopping 10th consecutive time. He did so with a third-round arm bar induced submission of experienced Brazilian jiu jitsu blackbelt Wilson Reis – a real feat in...

Apr 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Pros react to Demetrious Johnson’s tenth title defense in a row

Demetrious Johnson made history tonight in Kansas City, recording his tenth-straight title defense by submitting Wilson Reis in the third-round of their event main event bout at UFC on FOX 24. With the win, “Mighty Mouse” tied mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history. Here is how the...

Apr 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Pros react to Robert Whittaker’s TKO victory over Jacare Souza

Robert Whittaker put the UFC middleweight division on notice tonight in Kansas City scoring a second-round TKO victory over perennial division contender Ronadlo “Jacare” Souza. The win marked Whittaker’s seventh victory in a row and boosted the 26-year-old into immediate title contention. Here is how the pros reacted to Whittaker’s incredible stoppage victory over Souza:...