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Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 4, 2013 11:05 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Will Fight Both GSP and Hendricks ‘At Once’

At the UFC on FOX 9 press conference Thursday, top-ten welterweight fighter Matt Brown (right) talked confidently about where he sits in the 170-lbs. divison.  In his eyes, he can fight both top guys in the division, champion Georges St-Pierre and top-contender Johny Hendricks, and he’s willing to fight them at the same time.  ...

Oct 2, 2013 1:20 pm

Jake Ellenberger: Martin Kampmann rematch ‘a good possibility right now’

UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger (29-7 MMA, 8-3 UFC) is looking to bounce back into title contention by avenging a previous loss he suffered at the hands of Martin Kampmann (20-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC). Both fighters, Ellenberger and Kampmann, are coming off disappointing performances in their last octagon appearances. “The Juggernaut” was out-pointed by Canadian Rory...

Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...


Sep 11, 2013 4:42 pm

BJ Penn And Frankie Edgar Set to Coach The Ultimate Fighter Season 19

As confirmed by UFC Tonight, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn will return to action to coach the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter against Frankie Edgar. They will be coaching fighters in both the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. UFC president, Dana White stated on UFC tonight that he had originally planned on...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Sep 4, 2013 3:24 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 Co-Main Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen will face off as the co-main event of UFC 167. Sonnen took to twitter last week to arrange the fight with Evans, asking him what he was doing on November 16th. Rashad responded that he was doing nothing, to which Sonnen sent him...

Aug 26, 2013 5:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley Talks Fighting Koscheck, GSP vs. Hendricks, Condit vs. Kampmann

  Last week it was announced that welterweight Tyron Woodley will make his return to the cage on November 16 at UFC 167. Woodley will face another prominent grappler in Josh Koscheck on a night dedicated to the top 170-pounders in the world. The Woodley/Koscheck matchup joins highly-ranked contenders Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler and...

Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Koscheck vs. Woodley Set For Growing UFC 167 Event

A third welterweight scrap has been added to the upcoming UFC 167 event in the form of Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. The pay-per-view event, which features a main event title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena...

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 15, 2013 10:10 am

UFC on FOX 8 Drug Test Results

Last Month’s UFC on FOX 8 event took place from Seattle’s KeyArena on July 27. Ten of the evenings participants underwent mandatory drug screenings by the Washington State Department of licensing and all fighters passed. Evenings headliners Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga underwent testing as did Rory MacDonald, Jessica Andrade, Mac Danzig, Daron Cruickshank, Ed...

Aug 1, 2013 2:58 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Martin Kampmann on Upcoming Fight with Condit: “I’m Going to Walk Away With the Finish” | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond put on another amazing show on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. One of this week’s guests was longtime UFC fan-favorite and welterweight contender, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann. Kampmann is currently preparing for his upcoming bout with Carlos Condit on August 28th at UFC Fight Night...

Aug 1, 2013 10:23 am

Georges St-Pierre Hints At A Secret Plan For Super Fight

For years now, fans have clamored for a super fight between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and welterweight champion, Anderson Silva.  In recent months, the talk has expanded to include match-ups like Silva v. UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones; or even lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, moving up to challenge GSP.  Now, it seems, St-Pierre...

Jul 30, 2013 4:18 pm

UFC on FOX 8 Medical Suspensions Released Today

There is a laundry list of fighters who are getting a minimum of three months worth of medical suspensions after this past weekend’s UFC on Fox 8. The Washington State Department of Licensing, which oversaw Saturday’s event, released the medical suspensions to MMAjunkie.com. UFC on FOX 8 took place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle....

Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

UFC On FOX 8 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Top Earner

The disclosed pay from last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event is in. Surprisingly, main card fighter, Robbie Lawler’s pay towered over every single other fighter on last Saturday night’s roster. He was the only fighter to break into six figures on the night. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the following figures this...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 27, 2013 7:42 pm

‘UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga’ Full Results

The UFC’s eighth appearance on FOX was a huge success with a slew of amazing fights and finishes this evening. ‘UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga’ took place from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. In the main event Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson was able to retain his title with a fifth-round armbar submission over...

Jul 27, 2013 12:27 pm

UFC on FOX 8 Play-By-Play And Live Results (Main Card)

Tonight’s UFC on FOX 8 event features four very intriguing fights capped off by a UFC title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. ‘UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga’ is going down live for free on FOX TV from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. If you can’t make the live broadcast, tune in...

Jul 26, 2013 4:43 pm

UFC on FOX 8 Weigh-In Results: 3 Fighters Miss The Mark

The fighters for tomorrow night’s UFC on fOX 8 event have all weighed in and made their bouts official. Three of tomorrow participants missed the mark on their first attempt and have been granted additional time to try and make weight. UFC on FOX 8 goes down tomorrow night from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington...

Jul 22, 2013 10:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields

At UFC Fight Night 25, back in 2011, Jake Ellenberger earned himself ‘Knockout of the Night’ with this vicious performance over Jake Shields. Ellenberger faces Rory MAcDonald this weekend on FOX.

Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Hendricks Agrees To GSP’s Challenge; Will Participate In VADA Testing

Last week UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre publicly challenged Johny “Big Rig” Hendricks to participate in a VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) drug testing regiment leading up to their clash for the welterweight strap in November at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. GSP told SportNet’s Showdown Joe Ferraro, “I...

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more.

Jun 17, 2013 12:18 pm

After UFC 161 Win Over Woodley, Shields Wants A Top 5 Guy

“I really was trying to put on an exciting fight.Sometimes I don’t put on the best fights so I wanted to put on a good fight and I felt like he was really defensive which bummed me out a little bit, but I was able to show off my stand up and out strike him...

Jun 5, 2013 10:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

It didn’t take long for prospective challengers to line-up in the hopes of facing a returning legend. Amidst reports that former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn may not yet be ready to close the book on his storied career in mixed martial arts, a new challenge presented itself in the form...

May 8, 2013 8:49 am

VIDEO | Shields Not Happy With Just Winning, Wants KO Or Submission Over Woodley

“I think Tyron, he’s a tough guy, but I have a lot more experience. Great wrestler, All-American wrestler, heavy hands. He’s a tough guy but I think I have a lot more experience and just advantages everywhere. Wrestling is pretty even but I think striking I can beat him, I can beat him on the...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Nate Diaz says return to welterweight likely after UFC on FOX 7 Bout

Saturday could be the final go-around at lightweight for Nate Diaz. Diaz, a staple of the 155-pound division, is slated to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7. Diaz has fought 13 times at lightweight, posting a 9-4 record along the way. His most recent fight ended in a decision loss to division...