693 Search Results for kickboxing

Feb 7, 2017 2:24 pm

BREAKING! Badr Hari sentenced to two years in prison

Tuesday afternoon, Kickboxing legend Badr Hari was informed by the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that the court denied his appeal of his 2015 assault, and that he must return to the Netherlands to serve a two-year prison sentence, of which he is expected to serve only six months according to Fightland. Hari served 8...

Feb 6, 2017 11:30 am

Trio of commentators set for UFC 208 PPV event now without Mike Goldberg

With Mike Goldberg no longer a part of the UFC commentating team, Joe Rogan will have some different company for the UFC 208 pay-per-view event taking place on February 11, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Goldberg commentated his last UFC event with Rogan at UFC 207 in December where Amanda Nunes beat...

Feb 6, 2017 9:22 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Rothwell discusses the injuries of Cain Velasquez and his teammates

Back in December of 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was scheduled to rematch a fellow former champ in Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge reigning champ Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight crown. Unfortunately, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated heavyweight showdown with an injury just days before...

Feb 6, 2017 6:03 am

VIDEO | Holm, De Randamie, Silva and Brunson star in Countdown to UFC 208

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. Though this is far from the most stacked pay-per-view the UFC has ever constructed, it is an undeniably historic one, as it will be headlined by the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight title fight. This inaugural title fight will pit former...


Jan 29, 2017 8:36 am

Dana White on Amanda Nunes’ featherweight goals: pump the brakes

Late last year, in the main event of UFC 207, Amanda Nunes made her first defense of the women’s bantamweight title with a 48-second destruction of returning former champ Ronda Rousey. Shortly after this win, the champ began campaigning for a fight with the winner of UFC’s upcoming inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, which will pit...

Jan 26, 2017 1:14 pm

Joe Schilling and Phil Baroni beef on Nate Diaz’s Instagram post

You won’t see former kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Joe Schilling and MMA pioneer Phil Baroni enjoying any time when near one another. The two scrappers have had bad blood for quite some time, and their rivalry spiked up recently as seen from their interaction in the comments on an Instagram post by Nate Diaz....

Jan 24, 2017 1:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan opens up on why he never fought in the UFC

If you have ever seen UFC commentator Joe Rogan display his martial arts skills, you soon realize that the man behind the mic knows exactly what he is talking about. As a black belt in taekwondo and Brazilan jiu-jitsu, Rogan used to comepete in martial arts competitions in the 80’s and then took on a...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 16 // Valentina Shechenko | John Wayne Parr | Ben Rothwell | Bas Rutten

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another incredible line-up of guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is UFC women’s bantamweight contender, Valentina Shevchenko – @bulletvalentina . “The Bullet” is slated to face Julianna Peña next weekend on FOX in a showdown that will likely determine the No.1 contender. We will get...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Dec 26, 2016 5:47 am

After Velasquez withdrawal, Fabricio Werdum calls for Stipe Miocic rematch in 2017

This Friday, the UFC will close the curtains on an unforgettable year with UFC 207. The card is a fittingly stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes take on returning former champ Ronda Rousey. In the co-main event, meanwhile, dominant men’s bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will take on undefeated...

Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Bob Sapp vs. World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski

Five-time World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski has found a new home in the sport of mixed martial arts. After winning the World’s Strongest Man competition numerous times, the intimidating Polish athlete found a new passion for competition in combat sports. Another giant athlete that transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts is Bob...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 14, 2016 8:41 am

MMA community reacts to news of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie title fight

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be stepping into the Octagon against #11 ranked women’s bantamweight, Germaine de Randamie, at UFC 208 for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The news followed a statement from UFC President Dana White earlier this week, in which the UFC President stated...

Dec 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari have INTENSE weigh-in stare down

We’re now just a day away from a contest that’s being called the biggest fight in kickboxing history. This fight will pit current Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven against former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari. The two heavyweight stars will take center stage in the main event of Glory: Collision in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 16, 2016 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Yoel Romero hugging Shaq is priceless

Yoel Romero made a huge statement with his flying knee finish over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend. The “Soldier of God” is looking to get a chance against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and UFC President Dana White has already stated that the fight makes sense. Before going...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...

Nov 11, 2016 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero Apperciates Chris Weidman’s Skill, Forgives Him for USADA Comments

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205, streaking middleweight contender Yoel Romero will collide with former champion Chris Weidman in a bout that could well earn the winner a shot at reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping. In advance of this pivotal showdown, Romero made an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire to speak with host Chris...

Nov 6, 2016 12:15 pm

VIDEO | Watch Zhou Zhipeng Overcome a 150-pound Weight Disadvantage to Beat Hong-Man Choi

In mixed martial arts, we occasionally witness contests between fighters of starkly different sizes. The majority of these David vs. Goliath style fights occurred during the height of Japan’s obsession with MMA, and during the early days of the UFC. That said, we’ve also seen some pretty incredible size differences in the UFC’s modern era...