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Apr 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos says he passed out during weight cut for Alvarez fight

In a few short weeks, Rafael Dos Anjos will make his debut in the UFC welterweight division, taking on former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. The reason for this move is an increasingly gruelling cut to the lightweight division’s 155-pound cap – a cut that sometimes began north of...

Apr 24, 2017 12:05 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos reveals massive walk-around weight ahead of welterweight move

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his plans to abandon the 155-pound lightweight division he had called home for so long in favor of the 170-pound welterweight division. Though this plan seemed to be motivated in part by his consecutive lightweight losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, he made it...

Apr 24, 2017 7:31 am

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set A women’s bantamweight title fight between top contender Valentina Shevchenko and current champion Amanda Nunes is being targeted for July. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor spoke with Shevchenko’s management who stated that the title fight is in the works for the month of...

Apr 24, 2017 7:11 am

VIDEO | Kenny Florian gets put to sleep in grappling match

Over the weekend, UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter season 1 competitor Kenny Florian took to the mats to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 2017. Unfortunately, his latest trip into the grappling realm did not go as planned. Florian’s opponent in Abu Dhabi was Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, a decorated grappler who also...

Apr 23, 2017 11:57 am

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s knockout win over Diego Sanchez UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta...

Apr 23, 2017 11:49 am

Miesha Tate sends Diego Sanchez some support following KO loss to Al Iaquinta

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez suffered a viscous knockout loss to Al Iaquinta in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 fight card in Nashville. Iaquinta was able to land a huge right hand on the chin of Sanchez early in round one that sent Diego crashing to the canvas....

Apr 23, 2017 10:49 am

Pros react to Mike Perry’s brutal KO victory over Jake Ellenberger

Pros react to Mike Perry’s brutal KO victory over Jake Ellenberger UFC welterweight Mike Perry scored a devastating second-round knockout victory over veteran Jake Ellenberger on the main card of last night’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville. “Platinum” was able to catch Ellenberger with a standing right elbow that sent Jake crashing to...

Apr 23, 2017 9:48 am

“Platinum” Mike Perry: it might be time for Jake Ellenberger to retire

Last night, during the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, polarizing welterweight striker “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a knockout of the year contender, shutting the veteran Jake Ellenberger off with a slashing, second-round elbow. Given that this is the fourth strike-induced stoppage on Ellenberger’s recent record, it’s been suggested by some members of the...

Apr 23, 2017 8:26 am

After wars with Doo Ho Choi and Artem Lobov, Cub Swanson is keen on some time off

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, featherweight veteran Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov with a hard-fought, unanimous decision. With this win, Swanson established himself as one of the top contenders in the division, and perhaps the most deserving man of a featherweight title shot. The next featherweight...

Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am

Pros react to Cub Swanson’s action-packed defeat of Artem Lobov

Last night, the UFC touched down in “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee, with a 13-fight card. This card featured plenty of action, as Brandon Moreno scored an epic submission win over Dustin Ortiz on the undercard, Mike Perry picked up an elbow-induced KO of the year contender over Jake Ellenberger, and Al Iaquinta crushed Diego Sanchez...

Apr 23, 2017 6:43 am

Diego Sanchez issues statement after crushing KO loss to Al Iaquinta

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 winner Diego Sanchez had the opportunity to surge up the lightweight rankings with a win over disgruntled contender Al Iaquinta. Though Sanchez was as tough as ever in this fight, he would ultimately fail on his...

Apr 22, 2017 10:16 pm

Pros react to Al Iaquinta’s brutal KO victory over Diego Sanchez

UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta returned to action at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 event in Nashville where he took on seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez looked good in the opening minute, landing some decent kicks and a couple of punches. However, once Al Iaquinta found his range he was able to land a brutal...

Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas Earlier today current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes took to Twitter where she delivered the following message for her fans “Don’t worry guys. I will defend this belt soon. UFC is working on making an amazing card for all the...

Apr 22, 2017 10:08 am

VIDEO | AJ McKee scores beautiful head-kick KO at Bellator 178

Last night, Bellator MMA touched down in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Bellator 178. The card produced a handful of truly impressive finishes. One of the more impressive finishes on the card was dealt by rising featherweight prospect, AJ McKee, who is the son of MMA veteran Antonio McKee. The younger McKee...

Apr 22, 2017 8:33 am

Amanda Nunes says she will soon defend her belt on “an amazing card”

Amanda Nunes had a banner 2016. She kicked off the year with a decision defeat of talented Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. Then, in the main event of the landmark UFC 200, she claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight title with a first round destruction of WMMA great Miesha Tate. Finally, in December, she closed out the...

Apr 22, 2017 6:18 am

Frank Mir receives two year ban from USADA, issues statement

Last night, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. USADA broke down their investigation of Mir’s...

Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am

Coach: Dominick Cruz is in peak form, wants the Garbrandt-Dillashaw winner

Back in December, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz’s legendary bantamweight title run was cut short by an incredibly sharp Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was able to drop Cruz on multiple occasions, ultimately earning a sound, unanimous decision win for his efforts. Though there was some brief talk of an immediate Garbrandt vs....

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 21, 2017 7:08 am

Mackenzie Dern once again misses weight, gets removed from grappling tournament

Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers on earth. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also one of the brightest young stars in women’s MMA. If there’s one knock against the Brazilian-American grappling star, however, it’s that she seems to have real difficulty keeping her competition weight in check. Her indiscretions in...