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Mar 22, 2015 1:22 pm

Dominick Cruz Wants To Show Dillashaw That ‘He Was Never The Best’

Dominick Cruz wants his belt back in a bad way. The former UFC bantamweight champion, who never actually lost his belt, has been sidelined for much of the past several years with multiple injuries. Cruz suffered his latest injury in December after coming back from three years off to knock-out top ranked fighter Takeya Mizugaki...

Feb 8, 2015 9:01 am

Booking Roundup – UFC Books Several High Profile Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been incredibly busy booking matches for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest happenings in the matchmaking world with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare, which will headline “UFC Fight Night 62” in Brazil on March 21st. Maia is coming off a...

Jan 26, 2015 7:46 pm

Dominick Cruz Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery, Out At Least 9 Months

At the end of last year Dominick Cruz made a successful return to the UFC after being sidelined for nearly 3 years with 2 torn ACL’s and a torn groin muscle. Cruz fought Takeya Mizugaki, and dismantled him in just 61 seconds, earning himself a shot at TJ Dillashaw’s bantamweight title. Plans for the bout...

Dec 24, 2014 5:10 am

Dominick Cruz confident in 2015 return

Earlier this week, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz took to his Facebook fan page to reveal the tragic news that he had suffered yet another knee injury which will require surgery. While obviously disappointed by the injury, “The Dominator” is still confident that he can recover from this his third ACL surgery and return...


Dec 11, 2014 1:12 pm

Dillashaw: ‘I know the weaknesses in Dominick Cruz’s game’

“Of course that I absorbed a little of what he does and transformed this in my own way of doing. You can’t copy exactly what he does, you have to develop your own style. But, yes, I studied him a lot and I needed to be him while training with Urijah. I also know the...

Dec 5, 2014 11:37 am

Francisco Rivera Thinks Fight With Uriah Faber Could Be Life Changing- Exclusive

  Who’s ready for UFC 181? UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is. He spoke with BJPENN.COM Radio this past Sunday about his upcoming fight with “The California Kid”, Uriah Faber. Checkout some of the highlights below, then go listen to the episode for the full interview, HERE. “Huge fight, looking forward to it, I can’t wait,”...

Nov 22, 2014 7:46 am

Faber: ‘Dillashaw is “bad news” for Cruz’

Former bantamweight title challenger Urijah Faber discussed the upcoming matchup, which doesn’t have a date set, between his teammate TJ Dillashaw, and former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Faber spoke to MMAMania about the bout, and why he believe Dillashaw, as well as himself, is a bad matchup for Cruz, and why Cruz last fight against...

Oct 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 181 in Las Vegas

Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he faces Francisco Rivera (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the booking on Wednesday evening. Perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, has won 6 of his past 8 octagon bouts, with both of his...

Oct 1, 2014 11:56 am

Suspension Report: Kennedy Out With Facial Blowout

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of Mandatory medical suspensions for UFC 178 fighters. UFC 178 took place last weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days Dustin Poirier: suspended 45...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 29, 2014 3:20 pm

Rankings Report: Conor McGregor Cracks Top 5

At UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor cracked the top 5 rankings for the featherweight division according to the UFC’s official rankings. Prior to his win over Poirier this past weekend McGregor was ranked 9th on the ladder, however with his win he replaced Poirier on the ladder in the #5 spot. McGregor is...

Sep 29, 2014 10:17 am

UFC 178 Salary Report: Johnson, McGregor Top Payroll

This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178. The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round. Below is the salary report for the event, which...

Sep 28, 2014 3:43 pm

QUICK TWITT: Team Alpha Male Reacts To Cruz Dissing Them

Yesterday in the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 178, Dominick Cruz made his triumphant return to the UFC by TKOing Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. During his post-fight Octagon speech, he said he was looking forward to beating up more “Alpha Fails.” His insult was aimed at Urijah Faber and his...

Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To The Return Of Dominick Cruz

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 178, Dominick Cruz returned from nearly a three-year long layoff to defeat Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. Below is a list of the best reactions from UFC fighters regarding the return of Cruz. FUCK YESSSS @TheDomin8r THE CHAMP IS HEEERE!! #UFC178 — Rowdy...

Sep 28, 2014 8:19 am

REPLAY! Dominick Cruz Slams Urijah Faber, Tells Him To Sit Down

Last night Dominick Cruz returned from a nearly 3-year long absence from the Octagon in dominant fashion to destroy Takeya Mizugaki in 61 seconds. Cruz said in his post-fight speech that he was looking forward to beating up “Alpha Fails”. An insult directed at Urijah Faber’s “Team Alpha Male”. Cruz continued his trash talk at...

Sep 27, 2014 10:34 pm

Dana White Announces Dillashaw Is Next For Cruz

Earlier tonight at UFC 178, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz made his return to the UFC where he defeated Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. After the bout, many fans called for Cruz to fight the current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that TJ...

Sep 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Cruz: If Ali Can Do It, So Can I

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long awaited return to the UFC tonight as the main-event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Ahead of the bout, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his desire to reclaim the belt. “The belt is just a piece of metal....

Sep 27, 2014 10:46 am

“UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” Official Results Thread

In case you can’t catch UFC 178 tonight, you can read up on all the results below! Main Card (Pay-Per View) Demetrious Johnson def. Chris Cariaso by way of Submission (Kimura) 2:29 of Round 2 Donald Cerrone def. Eddie Alvarez by way of Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Conor Poirier def. Dustin Poirier by way...

Sep 26, 2014 4:42 pm

UFC 178 Weigh-in Results

The fighters are fresh off the scale from their UFC 178 weigh-ins just moments ago, and all fighters have made weight! Below is the full fight lineup, as well as the weight each fighter came in at. UFC 178 takes place tomorrow night only on Pay-Per View, and will be headlined by Demetrious Johnson, as...

Sep 26, 2014 11:31 am

LIVE STREAM! Watch The UFC 175 Weigh-ins Live On BJPENN.COM (4PM PT)

The UFC 178 weigh-ins kick off today at 4 p.m. PT, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The event will be headlined by Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso, who will be fighting for Johnson’s flyweight title. The co-main event for the bout will be between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez, where Alvarez will...

Sep 26, 2014 11:08 am

Dominick Cruz Says Rankings Never Mattered

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz believes that rankings never mattered, and that you can listen to where the media ranks you. Cruz returns to the Octagon tomorrow night as the headlining fight on the preliminary card against Takeya Mizugaki.

Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am

Phoenix International Raceway Maintained Cruz Sponsorship Throughout Injuries

Dominick Cruz is set to make his return to the UFC tomorrow night against Takeya Mizugaki, after nearly a three year long absence from competition due to 2 torn ACL’s and a torn groin muscle. While most of the MMA world turned their back on the former banatmweight champion, one of his biggest sponsors, Phoenix...

Sep 26, 2014 9:44 am

Cruz Explains Excitement Ahead Of UFC Return

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn’t been inside the Octagon in nearly three years. After tearing his ACL, Cruz underwent surgery, and was on his way to a return before re-tearing the same ACL, forcing Cruz out for even longer. The UFC stripped Cruz of his bantamweight title for inactivity after nearly two-years away from...

Sep 22, 2014 12:20 pm

Dominick Cruz Still Believes He’s The Best 135er In The World

This Saturday at UFC 178, Dominick Cruz will return to the Octagon after a three year long absence to face Takeya Mizugaki. The bout will serve as the main event of the preliminary card, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and will give Cruz to make his case for why he deserves a shot at...

Sep 22, 2014 9:43 am

UFC Invites Fans To UFC 178 Weigh-Ins And UFC 181 Press Conference This Friday

UFC 178 takes place this Saturday from the MGM Grand Garden Arena with Demetrious Johnson defending his flyweight championship against Chris Cariaso in the main event. The event will take place this Friday at Premier Ballroom at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The event will be kicked off by a press conference with UFC...

Sep 15, 2014 10:57 am

UFC 178 Extended Preview With Johnson-Cariaso And Cerrone-Alvarez

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso is coming up on September 27th. To get fans ready for this stacked card, the UFC has brought us a preview video of the main event, as well as the co-main event. The full event lineup is as follows: Main Card (PPV) Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Eddie Alvarez vs....

Sep 5, 2014 5:07 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Beal Outlasts Matsuda and Picks Up Decision Victory

Chris Beal def. Tateki Matsuda by way of Unanimous Decision (29,28, 29-28, 30-27) Chris Beal utilized his conditioning to outlast newcomer Tateki Matsuda on his way to a unanimous decision victory. Both fighters showed rays of brilliance throughout the fight, but it was Tateki Matsuda who impressed the most. He may not have walked out...

Aug 20, 2014 6:37 pm

UFC 178 Lineup Set With Domininck Cruz On Prelims

While the void left by Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier surely stings, UFC officials have put forth their best efforts to keep UFC 178 a compelling fight card. Set for September 27, ‘UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso’ is set to take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...