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May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 8, 2012 8:14 pm

Attonito out, Story to Fight Abedi at UFC on FX 4

Tuesday was a busy day for the UFC match-makers, after the recent news of Yoshihiro Akiyama being pulled from his fight against Thiago Alves due to injury. We also learn that Rich Attonito has also acquired an injury and is unable to compete against fellow welterweight Rick Story at UFC on FX 4. Story has...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

UFC on Fox 3 Ratings Down 50%

By Ryan Busuttil The ratings for UFC on Fox 3, the UFC’s third event on network television, were lower than originally expected. The event averaged 2.4 million viewers according to MMAJunkie.com. That is down about 50% from the 4.7 million who watched UFC on Fox 2 in January and even lower than the first UFC...

May 7, 2012 12:55 pm

Dominick Cruz Injured, Out of UFC 148 Co-Main

By Ryan Busuttil UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has suffered an ACL injury and is out his UFC 148 title defense against rival Urijah Faber. The news was first broken by PhyteGurus.com and has been confirmed by UFC President, Dana White. White tweeted “It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info” Cruz-Faber...

May 7, 2012 9:21 am

STRIKEFORCE | Jardine vs. Gracie Likely For July | MMA NEWS

After much speculation on where he would land and in which weight class, Roger Gracie is now expected to return to action under his promotional home of Strikeforce as a middleweight. Set to welcome the grappling sensation to the new division is long-time MMA standout Keith Jardine. While not officially announced by Strikeforce officials, many...

May 5, 2012 8:29 pm

UFC President Says Nate Diaz Will Wait For A Title Shot

During tonight’s UFC on FOX 3 post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White confirmed to the media in attendance that Nate Diaz, who is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his career will wait for the winner of Henderson vs. Edgar II. In the lead up to the fight the UFC president...

May 4, 2012 12:53 pm

With Silva vs. Sonnen Moved, Belfort vs. Silva new UFC 147 Main Event

With news that the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch has been shifted from UFC 147 to UFC 148, the UFC has now opted to put the rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva in the headlining slot for UFC 147. UFC 147 is expected to go down on June 23 at the Estadio Jornalista...

Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

MMA in the Olympics | Will It Happen? | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: I saw a story yesterday about why MMA would never be in the Olympics.  Saddened, I thought about why MMA couldn’t be in the Olympics and what would have to be done in order for MMA to get their. After counteracting as many arguments as possible, I realized that MMA has come...

Apr 30, 2012 6:00 am

How MMA Has Improved Our Military | MMA NEWS

By Chase Raymond: There are many ways in which our military has been influenced or even changed by modern day MMA. Ten or so years ago if you were to go to basic training the hand-to-hand combat was more defensive or control your enemy with just a few takedown and choke’s taught. Now the military...

Apr 28, 2012 12:35 pm

Koch vs. Aldo Official For UFC 149 Headliner

Jose Aldo’s next opponent has been named and it is none other than the fast rising and dominant Erik Koch. We speculated earlier in the week that this match up was a possibility, however the location and date came to question when Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen was moved from UFC 147 to UFC 148....

Apr 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Calgary UFC Event Can Generate Up to $20 million for City

By Ryan Busuttil: Take note New York! The UFC’s upcoming event inCalgary, Alberta, Canada will generate up to $20 million for the city, according to an article on the Calgary Herald’s website, Calgaryherald.com. While speaking at a luncheon at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Tom Wright, the UFC’s Director of Canadian Operations, stated that the...

Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am

UFC on FUEL TV 2 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

By Adam Cronklin: A fantastic card is made better as every drug test from the UFC on Fuel TV 2 event from Sweden, came back clean. All 24 fighters were tested under an election conducted by the Swedish MMA Federation. This was a good move for Sweden especially in a time where so many athletes...

Apr 26, 2012 8:46 am

Hatsu Hioki Passes On Title Shot, Books Ricardo Lamas For UFC on FX 4

Widely regarded as the number 2 welterweight in the world, Japanese stand-out Hatsu Hioki has made good on his word and has turned down a title fight against division king Jose Aldo. It was in his opinion, too soon for a title shot and as such has booked Ricardo Lamas for the upcoming UFC on...

Apr 25, 2012 5:55 am

Man Accused of UFC Piracy Skips Court Hearing

We have covered the UFC’s anti-piracy policy tirelessly here on BJPENN.COM. At this point we know that the UFC will prosecute anyone stealing their beloved product and/or PPV broadcasts. Recently a man who was busted for stealing UFC pay-per-views for his bar patrons skipped his court appearance. Aberdeennew.com has the scoop:   [box_light] The former...

Apr 25, 2012 5:00 am

Munoz vs. Weidman Set To Square Off At UFC On FUEL TV 4

As if we have not been bombarded with enough middleweight UFC news this week, Ariel Helwani confirmed on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday evening. Mark Munoz will be battling fellow middleweight, Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel TV 4 on July 11. The middleweight bout will headline the card; the location of the event is still undetermined....

Apr 24, 2012 8:25 am

Silva vs. Sonnen II Moved to UFC 148 in Las Vegas

By Jason Kindschy: The UFC has officially announced that the rematch for the UFC middleweight title will not take place in Rio at UFC 147; instead the bout has been moved to UFC 148 in Las Vegas. In recent days there has been a lot of discussion around the venue for highly anticipated rematch between...

Apr 20, 2012 9:26 am

M-1 Global Announces Fedor’s Next Opponent, But Not Without Disappointment | MMA NEWS

M-1 Global has apparently solidified Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent for his next bout on June 21st, and it is not exactly an exciting match-up. “The Last Emperor” is slated to square off against Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo in what is likely to be a lack-luster fight, with a predictable outcome. Fedor was allegedly going to face...

Apr 18, 2012 8:24 am

No UFC Bias Shown In Jon Jones' Sponsorship Deal With UFC, Says Manager

By Lorenzo Luciano: At UFC 145 the UFC is planning to sponsor one of the main event’s fighters, that is the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The UFC logo will be branded all over Jones and his team. Many in the MMA world have been critical of the UFC decision to sponsor one of the...

Apr 17, 2012 6:29 am

Despite initial concerns, UFC on Fuel 2's Siyar Bahadurzada's right hand not broken

By Lewis Mckeever: The fans expected fireworks in the Paulo Thiago/Siyar Bahadurzada match up and they received no less, Bahadurzada left the Ericsson Globe Arena with a bang. After clobbering Paulo Thiago into unconsciousness after just 41 seconds of action, conversing with Kenny Florian in the post fight interview, the Afghanistan native feared he may...