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Mar 6, 2014 7:26 am

With Finish Over Lombard, Shields Looking for Title Shot

There are several key Welterweight fights at UFC 171, including a fight to crown a new Welterweight champion. However, one overlooked fight on the card is an important bout between Jake Shields and Hector Lombard. While the fight has the potential for both an exciting finish or  an excruciating decision, one thing about it remains...

Feb 14, 2014 9:36 am

‘Jacare’ Believes Strikeforce Fighters Are Headed Towards UFC Gold

Jacare Souza is on a four first round finish win streak. Most recently the complete destruction of Yushin Okami by knockout and Chris Camozzi via arm- triangle. His victories prior too happening under the Strikeforce banner. He hopes to keep the momentum going as he comes into the new year and faces off against Francis...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...


Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback

BJpenn.com takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

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...

Oct 21, 2013 10:54 am

Dana White Says UFC Roster ‘Is Too Full’

  In the past year, the UFC has made significant cuts from its roster of fighters.  These cuts included fighters who were in, or near, the top-10 of their respective divisions, such as Jon Fitch or Yushin Okami.  While fans cried out against such decisions, UFC President Dana White (pictured) says it is simply to...

Oct 19, 2013 11:34 am

100 UFCs Ago | Revisiting UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II

Results: Chuck Liddell (C) defeated Tito Ortiz by TKO in Round 3 Keith Jardine defeated Forrest Griffin by TKO in Round 1 Andrei Arlovski defeated Marcio Cruz by TKO at 3:15 in Round 1 Michael Bisping defeated Eric Shafer by TKO at 4:24 in Round 1 Jason MacDonald defeated Chris Leben by Submission (Guillotine) in...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Sep 28, 2013 1:41 pm

TUF Finalist Mike Ricci Released By UFC

Following his UFC 165 split-decision loss at the hands of Myles Jury, TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star Gym team member, Mike Ricci has been released from his UFC contract. The release comes on the heels of several announced cuts made by the world’s most recognized promotion this week. Ryan Couture, Yushin Okami, Benny Alloway, Papy...

Sep 19, 2013 12:01 pm

C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch.  Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.   By Christopher Murphy...

Sep 12, 2013 11:05 am

Jacare Souza Wants Winner of Munoz vs. Bisping or Fight at Light Heavyweight

  As he continues to climb the UFC ranks at middleweight, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has called for a top contender in the winner of the upcoming bout between Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping.  If he can’t get this fight, however, Jacare is willing to fight at 205 lbs.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former Strikeforce...

Sep 7, 2013 11:25 am

Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: All Fighters Sidelined

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has suspended 22 UFC fighters following last Wednesday’s ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader’ event, three of which could be suspended for as long as six-months. While a bulk of the suspensions are for precautionary reasons and are just a standard practice, some of the competitors will need...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

Jacare Souza Changes Tune, Would Fight Teammate Anderson Silva For Title

UFC middleweight fighter, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knocked out Yushin Okami Wednesday night in a fight that has him knocking on the door of a title shot at 185 lbs.  When asked about that match up, however, Jacare was less than thrilled at the idea of facing fellow Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva, though he conceded that...

Sep 4, 2013 12:56 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader’ Live Main Card Results And Play-By-Play

UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader goes down tonight on Fox Sports 1 from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. In the main event light-heavyweight standouts Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will engage in a contest that will edge the winner close to a division title shot. If you cannot make...

Sep 3, 2013 12:46 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader’ Weigh-in Results

Today’s 22-fighter weigh-ins ceremony for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 28 event went on without a hitch, as all fighters made their contracted weight for the UFC’s third trip to Fox Sports 1. The official UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader weigh-ins took place from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tomorrow...

Aug 14, 2013 10:49 am

UFC Fight Night 28: Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza Added

The UFC has finalized the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 28 with the addition of a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes (pictured) and Kevin Souza.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Kevin Souza to the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight...

Jul 30, 2013 10:11 am

12 Fight Lineup Official For ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader’

UFC officials have announced the official bout order and twelve fight lineup for ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeiria vs. Bader.’ UFC Fight Night 28 is set to go down from the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on September 4. The event will air live and free on Fox Sports 1....

Jul 23, 2013 9:02 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Gets Two New Bouts

UFC Fight Night 28 just got its 11th and 12th fight booking on the September events lineup. A lightweight bout between Piotr Hallman and Francisco Trinaldo as well as a welterweight bout between Kenny Robertson and Joao Zeferino are the two most recent bookings that likely round out the full fight card. ‘UFC FIght Night...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am

Mike Swick eyes return to middleweight division

It wasn’t THAT long ago when UFC veteran Mike “Quick” Swick (15-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) found himself perhaps just one victory away from challenging for the UFC’s middleweight title. After defeating David Loiseau in September of 2006, Mike Swick was then tasked with battling Japanese juggernaut Yushin Okami at UFC 69. After being smothered for...

Jun 4, 2013 11:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | James “Jimmy Jah” Harbison Talks Metamoris II Event This Weekend | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jimmy “Jah” Harbison <a onClick="ga('send','event', 'Clicks', 'Navigation', 'Article Link');" href=" Listen to internet radio with FIST TA CUFF RADIO on BlogTalkRadio “>joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Program on Sunday, June 2, 2013 taking time away from his new gig in California working within the realm of mixed martial arts. A friend of...

Apr 23, 2013 8:12 am

Bisping: No One Is Going To Give A S#!t About Belcher After This Fight

“Alan Belcher, he’s trying to take a page out of my book or he’s trying to be Chael Sonnen. He’s being someone very, very different for this fight. I’m not quite sure I understand it. He’s trying to be all vocal, making video blogs and doing this and that, and he’s trying to convince himself...

Apr 10, 2013 8:54 am

Hector Lombard Considering Weight Cut to Welterweight

Hector Lombard is looking for a fresh start in a new weight class. Lombard (32-4) had a successful run in middleweight class outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the “Lightning” holds a 1-2 record in the organization. After he goes under the knife for a nose surgery, Lombard is considering dropping to welterweight. Lombard broke...