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Mar 17, 2014 1:00 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ lineup complete with 13 bouts

The UFC returns to Cincinnati this May for “UFC Fight Night 40,” a 13-bout event headlined by a welterweight fight featuring Matt “The Immortal” Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) taking on Erick Silva (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC). The event marks the UFC’s first in the city since ‘UFC 77’ back in 2007, when hometown hero Rich Franklin failed...

Mar 17, 2014 6:39 am

UFC Delivers on Sick Teen’s ‘Bucket List’ Request

There has been little to smile about lately in the life of Jake Stoneking The 19-year-old is stricken with medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. After months and months of treatments and medications, doctors said that cancer has spread to his spinal cord. With no guarantee that he would live another three months, the...

Mar 15, 2014 5:32 pm

UFC 171 Results: Garcia Picks Up Split Decision Win Over Spencer

Fox Sports 2 played home to the preliminary portion of UFC 171. Sean Spencer and Alex Garcia did the honors of kicking off the action at 8:00 PM ET and it was a fun start. Alex Garcia was looking to land a big shot in the first round, but he kept whiffing. Garcia was lucky...

Mar 15, 2014 1:54 pm

‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ Preliminary Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ goes down tonight from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In this thread we will be covering both the UFC Fight Pass and UFC on FOX Sports 2 Preliminary Card Broadcasts. (For our pay-per-view play-by-play and results click HERE.) The action kicks off at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00...


Mar 13, 2014 6:46 pm

UFC to Go Back-to-Back in July

July will be a landmark month for the UFC. UFC President Dana White announced Thursday that the company will host – for the first time ever – back-to-back events on consecutive nights in the same venue. The UFC will follow UFC 175, set for Saturday, July 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center, with The Ultimate Fighter...

Mar 12, 2014 12:21 pm

Tumenov vs. Lapsley Slated For UFC Fight Night 40

Two UFC welterweight newcomers have been added to the upcoming May card in Cincinnati, Ohio. Albert Tumenov (12-2) will meet Anthony Lapsley (22-6) at UFC Fight Night 40, UFC officials confirmed on Tuesday. Tumenov made his UFC debut on the back of an eight-fight winning streak in Russia. He is coming off a decision loss...

Mar 4, 2014 7:49 am

Sean Strickland Replaces Tor Toreng at UFC 171

On Monday, UFC officials announced that an injury has pulled Tor Troeng from the UFC 171 card against Robert “Bubba” McDaniel on March 15th. In his place, is now Sean Strickland (13-0). On Thursday of last week, Troeng took to twitter to announce his withdrawal from the fight due to a shoulder injury. Injured my...

Mar 3, 2014 3:04 pm

Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva set to headline UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati

May’s “UFC Fight Night 40” event in Cincinnati finally has a headlining bout, as UFC officials announced today that welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Erick Silva will face off in the evenings main event. Matt Brown returns to the octagon following a back injury that has kept him out of action for the past 6...

Mar 3, 2014 10:16 am

Ferguson Meets Kikuno at UFC 173 in Las Vegas

  A new lightweight bout has been added to the UFC’s Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas. Tony Ferguson (14-3), winner of season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” will face Katsunori Kikuno (22-5-2 ). Officials announced Monday that both fighters verbally agreed to the fight. Ferguson landed back in the win column in October...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Mar 2, 2014 5:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 official with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil later this month for ‘UFC Fight Night 38,’ a fight card headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The event takes place March 23 live from the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The ‘UFC Fight Night 38’ event is now official with the following 12 bouts: FOX...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou set for ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ in Cincinnati

UFC officials announced today that a middleweight bout between Lorenz Larkin (14-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Constantinos Philippou (12-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will take place at May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ event in Cincinnati. After reeling off 5 consecutive victories to put himself in UFC middleweight title contention, Constantinos Philippou has since suffered back-to-back losses inside of...

Feb 27, 2014 10:39 am

Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank set for UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Erik Koch and Daron Cruickshank is the latest addition to the ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ event in Cincinnati, Ohio. After suffering back-to-back losses in the UFC’s featherweight division, Erik Koch (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) decided to make the move up to lightweight. The Duke Roufus product found success...

Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein now faces Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11

A cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,″ Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), has been forced to pull out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 11. The reason behind Ponzinibbio’s scratch remains unknown, but it left Canadian Jordan Mein without an opponent for the April fight card. UFC officials were quick to correct the matter,...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...

Feb 22, 2014 5:33 pm

UFC 170 Results: Makovsky Earns Decision Win Over Sampo

The Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminary bouts kicked off at 8:00 PM ET with a bout between Zach Makovsky and Josh Sampo. Many believed that because Makovsky had such a storied wrestling background, Sampo would see an advantage in the striking department. That was the story of the first round, however, after Makovsky...

Feb 22, 2014 9:30 am

Holdsworth vs. Kang set for UFC 173

Heading into his first UFC bout after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” Rousey vs. Tate, Chris Holdsworth is scheduled to face off against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173 in a bantamweight match up. UFC officials announced the fight this Thursday. UFC 173’s main card is the highly anticipated bout for the UFC middleweight crown when...

Feb 21, 2014 4:29 pm

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC 170 weigh-ins have concluded and all of tomorrow night’s competitors made their contracted weight limit. UFC 170 goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The full UFC 170 weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135) – for...

Feb 20, 2014 10:46 am

Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal Bout Added To Cincinnati’s May 10th UFC Event

Another fight has been added to the UFC’s Cincinnati card. Middleweights Ed Herman and Rafael Natal will square off during the UFC’s return to Cincinnati on Fox Sports 1, which will take place May 10th and emanate from the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials announced the addition to the card on Wednesday. Ed Herman will be looking to bounce...

Feb 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Cormier Admits Lack Of Discipline To Blame For 2008 Olympic Withdrawal

In 2008 Daniel Cormier was one of the front-runners to walk away with Olympic gold. After struggling to make weight, the MMA Star was forced to back out of the competition for health reasons. This cloud of disappointment has followed him ever since. With his light-heavyweight debut taking place this weekend, D.C. touched on what...

Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm

Ratings Report: Machida Proves He Can Draw On Fox Sports 1

Despite a fairly slow night of fights, which saw 10 different bouts go to a judge’s decision, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi pulled in very strong ratings. According to MMA Payout, the event had an average viewership of 1.4 million viewers. This is the highest average for a UFC Fight Night Card since UFC...

Feb 19, 2014 11:03 am

UFC Making Ohio Return, Cincinnati Event Slated For May

For the first time in almost seven years, the mecca of mixed martial arts will return to Cincinnati. The event, set for May 10, will be televised on Fox Sports 1, and looks to be emanating out of the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials made the announcement this past Tuesday, and you can also find the news on...

Feb 19, 2014 10:25 am

UFC Signs Steve Bosse To Face Ryan Jimmo In April

UFC officials have inked new light-heavyweight prospect, Steve Bosse (pictured), to a multi-fight deal. The promotion announced today that the former Hockey player will step up and face Ryan Jimmo on the ‘TUF Nations’ Finale event set for April. The TUF Nations Finale Fight card features a main event between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy....

Feb 14, 2014 10:39 am

UFC Fight Night 36 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses The Mark

Today from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the UFC Fight Night 36 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. PT) Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186) Francis...

Feb 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Frank Mir Still Wants To Fight, But Only Under The UFC Banner

Coming off of his fourth straight defeat, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, is not ready to hang them up. In fact, the Las Vegas resident, isn’t even looking to downgrade his competition. As reported on last night’s UFC Tonight, Frank Mir’s manager Malki Kawa, told FOX Sports that the only place Mir wants to...

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...