180 Search Results for "ufc 149"

Mar 21, 2012 12:16 pm

UFC President Confirms Jose Aldo As UFC 149 Headliner

We ran a rumor here this morning that Jose Aldo was mentioned as a possible headliner for the UFC’s first ever trip to Calgary. That Rumor quickly turned to fact this afternoon during today’s UFC Special event press conference. Dana White confirmed with the media in attendance that Jose Aldo will in fact make his...

Mar 21, 2012 8:07 am

Watch Today's UFC 149 Pre-Fight Press Conferenc Live On BJPENN.COM (2PM ET)

The UFC is holding a special press conference today in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to announce their debut in the province with UFC 149. UFC 149, although not officially announced, is expected to go down from the Flames Central in downtown Calgary. UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has been rumored to be the possible headliner against...

Mar 21, 2012 7:47 am

Rumor | Jose Aldo To Defend UFC Featherweight Title At UFC 149 In Calgary

One of the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighters, Jose Aldo, is reportedly going to return to action on July 21 when the UFC heads to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21 for UFC 149. While the company has to announce the show as finalized, a special press conference today is supposed to announce the show as...

Jul 1, 2015 10:14 am

Make It Five! — Jose Aldo’s Most “Notorious” Title Fight Cancellations

Jose Aldo has officially pulled out of UFC 189. The news came from Dana White himself, who appeared on ESPN with Conor McGregor and said that the featherweight champion has pulled out of the title fight because of his rib injury. This makes it five times that the featherweight king has pulled out of a...


Jun 24, 2015 10:29 am

Breakdown: Jose Aldo’s History Of Missed Title Fights

  We are still waiting for official word as to whether UFC champion Jose Aldo is out of his scheduled bout with Conor McGregor. On Tuesday, news came out saying Aldo fractured a rib and might not be able to fight. We know that he did get injured, from an interview his coach did with...

Oct 7, 2014 3:50 pm

Comprehensive List Of UFC Fighter Drug Test Failures

With the number of fighters failing drug tests on the rise, BJPENN.COM’s Jon Kirschner put together a comprehensive list of the UFC’s violators over the years. Let us know who we missed: Josh Barnett 4/22/2002 UFC 36 Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Fluoxymesterone Tim Sylvia 10/7/2003 UFC 44 Stanozolol Kimo 8/16/2004 UFC 48 Stanozolol Nate Marquardt 8/15/2005...

May 2, 2014 10:15 am

Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux set for UFC 174

UFC officials announced this morning that a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Jimmo (19-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Ovince St. Preux (15-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC 174 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ryan “Big Deal” Jimmo was most recently seen in action at April’s ‘TUF Nations Finale’ event...

Jan 22, 2014 9:39 am

Urijah Faber Explains New Found Mentality

Life can sometimes throw hurdles in your way and attempt to knock you off-balance. Something that MMA veteran Urijah Faber knows all too well. With so much in his basket it is hard to imagine how Faber keeps it together. He took some time with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” to discuss the hardships...

Jan 9, 2014 9:05 am

Renan Barao: “(Faber) has evolved a lot… since our last fight”

Renan Barao was recently crowned the official bantamweight champion after former champ Dominick Cruz announced that he is yet again injured and was forced to pull out of their unification bout set for UFC 169. Luckily, “The California Kid” Uriah Faber was there to take the fight with Barao on short notice. The two have...

Jan 8, 2014 6:04 am

Uriah Faber ready to “get a little dirty” with Renan Barao at UFC 169

In recent MMA news, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to pullout of his unification bout with Renan Barao at UFC 169 due to a groin tear. The bout was expected to be Cruz highly awaited return after almost two and a half years from being away from the sport. However, with another...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Oct 30, 2013 12:31 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Hector Lombard Wants Condit And Kampmann in Next Fights | BJPENN.COM RADIO

“I think that Carlos Condit is high ranked, right?” said UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard when asked about who he wants to fight next.  “OK, I’ll take Carlos Condit then.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard spoke to BJPenn.com Radio recently about his MMA career to date and where he...

Sep 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh Booked For UFC Fight Night 33 In Australia

UFC officials have put another light-heavyweight matchup together for their return trip to Australia. Both Ryan Bader and Australia’s own, Anthony Perosh have agreed to a fight. UFC Fight Night 33 goes down at the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. While broadcast plans have not been officially announced the event is...

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Sep 8, 2013 4:21 pm

Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials recently announced that a welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (50-15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Rick “The Horror” Story (15-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the already stacked UFC 167 card set for November 16 in Las Vegas. Brian Ebersole was last seen in the octagon way back at July 2012’s UFC...

Aug 5, 2013 10:54 am

Roland Delorme vs. Alex Caceres added to UFC 165 in Toronto

UFC officials recently announced that a bantamweight bout between Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Alex Caceres (8-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will serve as the 13th match-up for UFC 165 in Toronto this September. Roland Delorme is coming off a thrilling unanimous decision win over Edwin Figueroa, which took place in the Canadians hometown of...

Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

Interim Champ Barao Says He Is The True Champ, Not Cruz

When Renan Barao faced off and defeated Urijah Faber at UFC 149 he was crowned the UFC’s interim bantamweight champion in the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz. He has since had one successful title defense against Michael McDonald in the year he has held the interim title and apparently that’s enough for the Brazilian place...

Jul 4, 2013 9:11 am

Eddie Wineland vs. Renan Barao set for UFC 165 in Toronto

The UFC’s interim bantamweight title will be on the line this September, as it was announced yesterday evening that interim champ Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will square off with Eddie Wineland (20-8-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 165 in Toronto, Canada. Barao and Wineland were initially slated to headline...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

Mar 15, 2013 6:25 pm

Dana White Says Riddle Cut “Because He’s A Moron” | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for Marijuana at UFC 149. After the incident, Riddle stated in an interview that: “Honestly, it probably keeps me from beating my three kids because they’re always screaming and crying at me and my wife’s crazy and you know what life’s like..” After testing positive again following UFC on Fuel TV...