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Mar 4, 2013 5:32 pm

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei signs with the UFC | UFC News

For those of you who don’t already know, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is a heavyweight mixed martial artist who has fought for both the UFC and Pride, as well as other promotions. The native of Perth, Australia proudly announced today that he is once again employed by the UFC. Via @soathehulk on twitter: @BreakingNews TheHulk...

Mar 4, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC 161 slated for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | UFC News

The UFC will return to Canada this summer, as a live event is set to take place in the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on June 15, 2013. The event, which is expected to serve as UFC 161 (a pay-per-view), will mark the organizations first appearance in the province of Manitoba. To date, the UFC has put on 12 fight cards in Canada,...

Mar 4, 2013 12:26 pm

Nogueira, ‘Shogun’ verbally agree to fight in June | UFC News

Two legendary light heavyweight look to be meeting up once again. According to a report by the Brazilian media outlet Tatame, both UFC Light Heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun’ Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have verbally committed to fighting sometime in June at a location yet unnamed. The two last fought at Pride Critical Countdown 2005...


Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...

Mar 1, 2013 9:51 am

Western Australia Bans MMA Fighting in Cage

Effective today, March 1, 2013, Western Australia becomes the second state alongside Victoria to ban mixed martial arts fighting in a cage in Australia. First announced in January, the decision was handed down by Sport Minister Terry Waldron and WA Premier Colin Barnett, who has denounced the cage for projecting a negative image. “I think...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...

Feb 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Overeem’s Testosterone Levels Are Dangerously Low | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week, it was reported that Alistair Overeem’s supplemental blood test following UFC 156 brought back results not many expected: his testosterone levels were low.  The tests indicated his testosterone at 179 nanograms per deciliter, a number significantly lower than the normal 400 ng/dL. As MMAFighting.com reported, however, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director,...

Feb 28, 2013 9:56 pm

Brian Stann: Fight with Wanderlei is a One-Time Jump in Weight | UFC NEWS

This Saturday, Brian Stann will face MMA legend Wanderlei Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 8.  The fight against his long-time idol in the sport, however, comes with a catch: Stann will be fighting at light heavyweight. For Stann, who once held the WEC light heavyweight belt, middleweight has become his optimum weight.  He fought...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...

Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Diego Sanchez Gets “Dream” Fight In Japan This Weekend | UFC NEWS

“Coming to Japan was always a great goal and a dream of mine growing up, fighting through King of the Cage,” Diego Sanchez said at the UFC on FUEL TV 8 Pre-Fight Press Conference on Feb. 28 in Japan. Sanchez (23-5) is slated to fight Takanori Gomi (34-8) March 3 at UFC on FUEL TV...

Feb 26, 2013 9:09 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva – A Return To His Roots | UFC NEWS

He returns to Japan to the very arena where he earned his biggest victories in Pride and where he established himself as an MMA superstar. Six years later, he sets foot once again on Japanese soil, where fans will see Wanderlei Silva face fierce opponent Brian Stann. To prepare, he traveled the world for a...

Feb 9, 2013 3:32 pm

Melvin Manhoef wants fight with Wanderlei Silva in UFC

There’s no rest for the wicked, and as far as Melvin Manhoef is concerned there will be “No Mercy” if he has his way and cuts a deal with the greatest MMA organization in the world. Manhoef has recently expressed his desire to fight for the UFC, and he already has an opponent in mind....

Feb 6, 2013 10:37 am

Cain Unsure Who’s Next For Summer Return, Won’t Fight Cormier | UFC NEWS

“I would not fight [Daniel Cormier]. He’s my coach, teammate and my friend.” In true Cain style, the champ kept it short and sweet when asked about a potential matchup between himself and Daniel Cormier. This comes out of last night’s “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. Anyone think the two should put friendship aside and...

Jan 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Diaz vs. Thomson set for UFC on Fox 7

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz is set to face off with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20th in San Jose. Thomson, a former Strikeforce champion, is making his return to the UFC after an 8 year absence. His last UFC appearance was at UFC 49 in 2004...

Jan 28, 2013 9:19 am

Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Mark Hunt, Manny Gamburyan, Jim Miller & Mike Dolce

  After one of their more entertaining shows ever, thanks to the charismatic Bear Frazer and great interviews from Gilbert Melendez and Urijah Faber hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick are back again this Wednesday night at 8pm eastern. This week your hosts will talk to three exciting fighters and the man who is credited...

Jan 22, 2013 11:17 am

Mike Goldberg Explains Reason For UFC Absence, Kills Drug Related Rumors | UFC NEWS

“I ended up coming home from Brazil with a virus, an upper respiratory infection, I ended up being hospitalized a couple times for it, just because they were making sure they could get my lungs open,” Goldberg said. “And just the complications of, I’m an asthmatic, I have been since high school, the complications with...

Jan 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Alvarez Contract Details Emerge; UFC Offers Quick Title Shot & PPV Cut

The battle for Eddie Alvarez continues. The UFC and Bellator have continued to feud over who will sign the 28-year-old lightweight standout and former Bellator champion, and this time we have the contractual numbers to compare the two promotions offers. Although both are indeed very similar (almost identical according to Bellator President Bjorn Rebney) and...

Jan 7, 2013 4:20 pm

Vitor Belfort: Still as Hungry as Ever | MMA Editorial

  In 1997, a fresh faced 19-year old made his Octagon debut in what was just his second fight in the UFC. In that fight (and four out of the five that followed) he rag-dolled his opponent, Tra Telligman in a first round destruction that signified the arrival of “The Phenom” to the big leagues....

Dec 29, 2012 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM STAFF ROUNDTABLE:Who Will Win The UFC 155 Main Event?

Who Will Win The Main Event? Chase Raymond This is tough, I think it could go either way really but until someone can show me why I should go against Dos Santos then I’m going to go with Dos Santos. I think Cain will be able to get the fight to the ground this time...

Dec 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC 156’s Alistair Overeem Applies for License from NSAC

“The Reem” is back…maybe. According to officials, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem applied today for his license to fight in Nevada in 2013. Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is already scheduled to do battle against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 156, which takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Event Center...

Dec 24, 2012 10:50 am

Dan Henderson: I have at least four more fights ahead of me | UFC News

Former Pride champion, Strikeforce champion, and current UFC light heavyweight contender, Dan Henderson, has fought 37 times, with 29 wins and eight losses. At UFC 157 in February, “Hendo” fights Brazilian Lyoto Machida, with the winner getting the next crack at the light heavyweight belt. Win or lose, Dan says he has four more fights before retiring....