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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...

Feb 11, 2014 5:30 pm

UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Feb 11, 2014 6:13 am

Two Hard-Hitting Heavyweights Make Their UFC Debuts At UFC on FOX 11

Another fight has been added to the UFC on FOX 11 card, as two heavyweights will square off in their promotional debuts. Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter, late last night: Undefeated Jack May will meet Derrick Lewis in the center of the Octagon, and – judging by their records and penchants for knockouts – one...

Feb 9, 2014 4:04 pm

Makovsky vs. Sampo moved to UFC 170 Prelims

By Evan Stoumbelis Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo has been promoted from the online prelims to the televised undercard on Fox Sports 1 for UFC 170. Makovsky and Sampo will start the televised preliminary card off, followed by Lucas Martins vs. Aljamain Sterling Raphael Assuncao vs. *To be determined opponent* Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...

Feb 7, 2014 10:47 pm

Nikita Krylov drops to 205, replaces Thiago Silva against St. Preux

Nikita Krylov (16-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is making the drop to light heavyweight, this in order to replace Thiago Silva against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas. UFC officials announced the switch this evening, just hours after breaking the news that the promotion had terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, who was...