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Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 26, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC Wants Barnett vs Browne Winner To Face Werdum

The UFC has plans to set up a fight for next year for a title elimination due to UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez being injured. UFC President Dana White stated today that the winner of Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) will face off against the extremely dangerous...

Dec 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Betting Odds: Silva, Rousey, Barnett tabbed favorites at UFC 168

Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, and Josh Barnett are the oddsmakers’ favorites heading into Saturday’s UFC 168. Other notable favorites include: Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier and Uriah Hall. Betting on MMA appears harder than it is. The folks at mixedmartialarts.com explain it like this: Unlike a spread on a football game where one team is getting...

Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

UFC Signs Top Flyweight Prospect

The UFC’s Flyweight division continues to grow, as it welcomes newcomer Louis Smolka (6-0, 0-0 UFC). The UFC announced the signing on twitter, where they also announced that his first opponent would be Alptekin Ozkilic (9-1, 1-1 UFC), another recent addition to its 125 pound roster. The two will be fighting at UFC Fight Fight:...


Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

UFC 168’s Barnett on Browne: ‘It’s just another fight’

“It’s just another fight, man. The ring is still the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of us in the gym or if the world is watching. I’ve been doing this since I was a high school wrestler in Seattle and we’d get crowds for the meets. It’s nice people are interested...

Dec 19, 2013 11:22 am

Three Fighters removed from the UFC Roster

With new names always entering onto the UFC roster it is expected that others are bound to be dropped off. Here are the most recent fighters released from the Zuffa organization. Most recently Rosi Sexton has been released from her UFC contract. Its reported that she is suffering from a severe neck injury and is...

Dec 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Montague vs. Campuzano added to UFC 171 card

Continuing with the popularity of promoting bouts in the lower weight classes continues as Darrel Montague (13-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) faces off in a flyweight battle with Will Campuzano (13-5 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at UFC 171 in March, UFC officials announced today. UFC 171 is set to air on pay-per-view in March following the preliminary...

Dec 18, 2013 9:43 am

QUICK TWITT | Matt Brown: ‘I’ll Be Ready For Anyone The UFC Gives Me’

Matt Brown was supposed to return to the cage last weekend against Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento. A last-minute injury forced him off the card and out of a potential fight against the former UFC and WEC belt holder. After over a week of silence, Brown took to twitter to address...

Dec 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Condit vs. Woodley Set For UFC 171

Just a few minutes ago, twitter burst alive with the news that Tyron Woodley would be named as the next opponent for Carlos Condit for UFC 171. The official UFC twitter account posted up side-by-side pictures of the two fighters, thanking Woodley’s “multiple texts” as the reason for the decision Tuesday evening. The UFC 171...

Dec 17, 2013 7:23 am

UFC Accidentally Releases ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast

Cast members for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed, possibly due to the UFC’s mistake. The UFC released a promotional video for the next season, which features BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Strangely, at one point in the video, it seems as though they accidentally released the names of the...

Dec 14, 2013 2:30 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Trujillo Stops Bowling In Round 2 With Flurry of Brutal Shots

Abel Trujillo’s striking was dynamic as ever and Roger Bowling was too durable for his own good. Bowling started the bout impressively and was defending Trujillo’s offense well. Trujillo would sneak some strikes in and go for a takedown, but Bowling sprawled and almost set up a submission attempt for himself. Unfortunately, that’s where the...

Dec 13, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Mac Danzig shuns sponsors in important fight with Joe Lauzon

Mac Danzig is set to face off against always-dangerous BJJ practitioner Joe Lauzon this weekend during the main card of UFC on FOX 9. However, due to his own choosing, Danzig will not be receiving the usual immediate financial rewards that most fighters receive. Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) and Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC),...

Dec 12, 2013 8:38 am

QUICK TWITT | The UFC’s New Strawweight Ladies React To UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that the UFC has put together an all-star cast of 115 pound female fighters. The world’s top 11 strawweights have been plucked from InvictaFC and will all compete in the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter. The winner of TUF 20 will serve as the inaugural UFC strawweight champion of the world....

Dec 12, 2013 8:07 am

Condit Expected To Fight At UFC 170

UFC Welterweight contender Carlos Condit was originally scheduled to fight Matt Brown on the UFC on Fox 9 card. That was until Matt Brown suffered from a back injury that forced the fighter to pull from the bout. Carlos spoke of his disappointment about the withdraw in a statement released to BJPENN.COM on December 8....

Dec 12, 2013 7:54 am

7-0 Lightweight Kevin Lee Signed By The UFC

Kevin Lee (pictured), a highly touted 7-0 lightweight prospect coming out of Detroit, Mich. has been signed by the UFC. Lee has achieved four of his seven victories by submission, and looks to join the ranks of the incredibly deep UFC lightweight division. Lee took to his twitter to spread the news. It's official!! Just...

Dec 12, 2013 7:42 am

Bruce Buffer Replaced For UFC Fight Night 34, Joe Martinez Takes Over

It seems Bruce Buffer will finally have some time to relax after New Year’s. Joe Martinez (pictured), the veteran announcer from the WEC and Cage Warriors will get his second shot announcing a UFC card, as he is slated to work the Jan. 4 UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore. Martinez took to his...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 6, 2013 7:44 am

John Moraga set to fight Dustin Ortiz at UFC Fight Night 35

Flyweight contenders John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC, pictured) and Dustin Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are set to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 35 scheduled to take place at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. The event is set to air on FOX Sports 1 on January 15 with Luke Rockhold...

Dec 4, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Signs Three New Fighters To Its Roster

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination, as three new prospects have been signed to the roster. Now, I’ll be first to admit that whenever we have a list of newly signed UFC fighters, it can sometimes read more like a “who’s that” list, rather than a “who’s who” list. But this time...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario Hospitalized After Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse

Top heavyweight prospect, Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital today after suffering from a near fatal heart attack Tuesday morning. The Strikeforce import was recently announced injured and out of his UFC 168 contest against Guto Inocente with a rib injury. Now things have gotten worse. Jason House of Iridum Sports released the following...

Nov 26, 2013 8:46 am

Shinya Aoki turns down UFC offer, teammate Leandro Brodinho signs

Former Dream champion, Shinya Aoki (34-6 MMA), has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the UFC. According to ‘Evolve MMA’ founder, Chatri Sityodtong, the UFC offered contracts to 3 fighters on the Evolve Fight Team including Shinya Aoki, Eddie Ng and Leandro Brodinho. Here is what the Evolve MMA chairman had to say via...

Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...