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Feb 25, 2014 7:16 pm

PHOTO | ‘TUF Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy’ Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have just released the official event poster for the upcoming ‘TUF Nations Finale’ event. The Fight Night Card is set to go down on April 16th from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Michael Bisping returns against Tim Kennedy in the evening’s five round main event set at middleweight.

Feb 25, 2014 6:14 am

Dana Looks On The Bright Side Regarding Low UFC Gate Numbers

UFC Dana White is eating his words a bit as he announced at the UFC 170 pre-fight presser that he expected a gate of $2 million for the event featuring UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rhonda Rousey as she successfully defended her title against Sara McMann. However, the gate wasn’t quite there capping at $1,558,870 and...

Feb 25, 2014 6:13 am

All Fighters Return Clean Drug Tests For UFC Fight Night 36

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (Comissao Athletica Brasileira) announced on Monday that all UFC Fight Night 36 combatants were tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and that all 24 came back clean. UFC Fight Night 36 took place on February 15th, and emanated out of the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, in (obviously) Brazil. Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi headlined the card, which saw Lyoto pick up a decision win over...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...

Feb 24, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 170 Medical Suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao Could Be Out Until August

No UFC event is without its bangs and bruises. While there are no long-term casualties from UFC 170, five could be out as long as six months. Heading the list of suspended fighters revealed by the  Nevada State Athletic Commission were Rory MacDonald, Raphael Assuncao and Stephen Thompson, all of whom have conditional suspensions for...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...

Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Baroni & Green Nearly Come To Blows At UFC 170, Take The Fight To Twitter Instead

Maybe I should start a weekly BJPENN.COM column and call it ‘Baroni Beef’, because I feel like this sort of thing has happened before. Maybe I’m wrong though? (Insert sarcasm) At any rate, what we have here is an escalated twitter dispute between former UFC fighter, Phil Baroni, and current UFC fighter, Bobby Green. Apparently,...

Feb 24, 2014 6:10 am

PHOTO | Popeyes Chicken Gives Cormier His Just Deserts Following UFC 170 Win

Newly turned light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, has never shied away from his love for Popeyes Chicken. His love for that cajun rice almost caused his cancellation of the UFC 170 co-main event, which is why this post seems so sweet for the top ranked D.C. AKA’s Cormier took to twitter following his quick finish of...

Feb 24, 2014 5:57 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Rousey’s First Round Stoppage Of McMann

It’s not uncommon for the MMA world to take to twitter following any major fighting event on the planet. Such is the case with last weekend’s UFC 170 event. BJPENN.COM has compiled a pretty lengthy list from MMA notables, reacting to Ronda Rousey’s controversial first round stoppage over Sarah McMann. Check it: Aaannnndddd we are...

Feb 24, 2014 5:55 am

Rousey Called Body Shot Ahead Of UFC 170 Win

“I promised my coach that I would do it, I really did. I promised that I would drop her with a body shot. I’ve been working on it so hard for this camp. We knew that she’s a wrestler and she was going to be more bent over all the time and, yeah. I don’t...

Feb 24, 2014 5:40 am

Salary Report: Rousey, Cormier Top UFC 170 Disclosed Payroll

Last Saturday’s UFC 170 event delivered for a number of reasons. For one, the UFC got itself out of that decision slump it was in. Also, the fights were exciting and the evening was chock-full of fantastic fight finishes. For their efforts the athletes who took center stage at UFC 170 combined for a total...

Feb 22, 2014 11:09 pm

UFC 170 Bonus Report: Rousey, Thompson, MacDonald and Maia Get Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Demian Maia vs. Rory MacDonald Demian Maia surprised a lot of people with his performance in the opening round of his bout with Rory MacDonald. Some thought his dominant and controlling offense should have rewarded him a 10-8 round, which meant MacDonald would have to fight twice as strong in rounds...

Feb 22, 2014 9:04 pm

UFC 170 Results: Rousey TKOs McMann With Liver Shot in Round 1

In a bout between an olympic-level judo player and an olympic-level wrestler, this bout surprisingly never went to the ground. Sarah McMann went straight to the middle of the octagon and landed a couple punches to the surprise of Ronda Rousey. Rousey did not back up, however, and she landed some shots of her own....

Feb 22, 2014 8:43 pm

UFC 170 Results: Cormier Finishes Cummins In Less than Two Minutes

Did we expect anything else, here? Patrick Cummins was dropped by a left jab/right uppercut combination and was not given any time to recover by Daniel Cormier. Cormier jumped right on top of him and Cummins ate a handful of shots until the referee saved him. After the fight was stopped, Cormier shoved Cummins and...

Feb 22, 2014 7:53 pm

UFC 170 Results: Pyle Dominates Waldburger In Round 3, Picks up TKO Win

Mike Pyle and TJ Waldburger put on a competitive, even bout as they were both trying to bounce back from losses in their last outing in the octagon. Well, it was even until the third round. Despite landing decent shots on each other throughout the fight, their striking game was relatively even. TJ Waldburger landed...

Feb 22, 2014 7:25 pm

UFC 170 Results: Thompson Continues to Impress, Knocks Out Whittaker in Round 1

Thompson seemed to have been one step ahead of Whittaker throughout the entire first round. Whenever Whittaker would throw a cross, Thompson already started to side-step it a split-second before hand. Thompson aggravated Whittaker by constantly changing levels, causing Whittaker to block the wrong part of his body as Thompson landed a kick. Due to...