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Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Hioki vs. Palaszewski Booked For UFC 144 In Japan

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to fight on his home soil in February and it is none other than featherweight, Hatsu Hioki. Sources close to the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon that Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski is in the works for the UFC’s first ever show in the land of the rising sun....

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...

Nov 17, 2011 5:58 pm

UFC NEWS – Guillard vs. Miller In UFC on FX Main Event Set

UFC officials took to twitter this afternoon to announce the main event for the first ever UFC on FX event set for January 20 and it comes in the form of a three-round bout between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller. UFC on FX 1 is set to take place on January 20th at Bridgestone Arena...


Nov 17, 2011 12:24 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FOX 1 Medical Suspensions Report

The California State Athletic Commission distributed the list of UFC on FOX 1 medical suspensions this afternoon and among the suspended fighters is main event competitor and former champion Cain Velasquez. Cain was suspended for 45 days for precautionary reasons after his TKO defeat to Dos Santos. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night...

Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 144 In Japan

We knew it was coming and alas, we have a date and location for the lightweight tilt scheduled between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the fight to BJPENN.COM this evening. “UFC 144”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 15, 2011 10:55 am

UFC NEWS – Okami Books Boetsch For UFC In Japan

Japans most successful UFC fighter, Yushin Okami is planning on bringing the pain to his native soil in 2012 when the UFC heads to Japan in February. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As...

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 13, 2011 5:30 pm

UPDATE:5.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on FOX

The UFC’s first night on network television has reportedly drawn in about 4.6 million viewers according to early estimates. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of...

Nov 12, 2011 8:54 pm

UFC on Fox 1 By The Numbers: Fight Night Bonus Winners And Gate Totals

UFC on Fox 1 took place tonight from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. The event marked the UFC’s debut on network television. The fight lasted just 64 seconds and ended with...

Oct 27, 2011 4:05 pm

UFC on FOX 1 Undercard to Stream on Facebook and FOX.com

Dana White today announced that the undercard for next month’s UFC on FOX 1 event will stream live and for free on Facebook and FOX.com. The main event, which is a 5 round heavyweight title fight between Champion Cain Velasquez (9-0 MMA) and number one contender Junior Dos Santos (13-1 MMA), will be the only...

Oct 13, 2011 5:40 pm

BJPENN.COM Lightweight Top 10 (Updated 10/13/11)

The world top 10 lightweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of UFC, Strikeforce, DREAM and Bellator talent. Frankie Edgar is the current UFC lightweight champion and as such gets the number 1 seat on our rankings system. With his most recent victory over Gray Maynard at UFC 136 he has proven himself...

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 20, 2016 10:34 am

Michael Page blames ‘negative’ Fernando Gonzalez for forgettable fight at Bellator 165

Michael “Venom” Page – also known simply as “MVP” – has long stood out as one of Bellator’s most exciting young stars. Look no further than his recent, skull-smashing knockout of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos for the reasons behind this reputation. When Page stepped onto the canvas with Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165 in San Jose,...

Oct 26, 2016 6:05 am

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Says MMA Needs a Fighters Union, Offers to Lead It

It’s unfortunate, but it’s true: tension between the UFC and its fighters is at an all-time high. After weeks of failed negotiations, welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre recently made the claim that he’d terminated his UFC contract and that he’d be testing free agency. Featherweight great Jose Aldo has asked to be released from his UFC...

Sep 18, 2016 9:23 am

Reebok Outfitting Payout for UFC Fight Night 94: Uriah Hall nets $5,000

Last night, the UFC touched down in Hidalgo, Texas with an extremely exciting card, highlighted by some amazing first-round finishes. At the time of this writing, the official fight purses of the 24 fighters on the card has not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much each fighter took home via the UFC’s Athlete...

Sep 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Exclusive | BJ Penn on Chael Sonnen’s Move to Bellator: I’m Gonna Watch What Chael Sonnen Does

Last night, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had signed with Bellator MMA. Shortly thereafter, Sonnen took to Twitter to address this surprising move, while several notable reporters announced that the fan favorite mouth-piece had already called for a bout with Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz. The Rulers...

Aug 30, 2016 10:06 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson calls out Ariel Helwani for basketball game

[ooyala code=”FqcGhtNTE6ipkhpsVadtDljiKLYxKwmd” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″ autoplay=”true”] UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is arguably the pound for pound kingpin of MMA at the present time. After being forced to withdraw from his UFC 201 scrap with Wilson Reis in July, Johnson has decided to look to showcase his talents outside of the Octagon. ‘Mighty Mouse’...

Aug 25, 2016 3:21 pm

Donald Cerrone signs new UFC contract

This past Saturday, UFC veteran Donald Cerrone stepped into the Octagon to fight welterweight Rick Story in what was the final fight of his UFC contract. After putting on arguably the best performance of his career, Cerrone stated that he planned on re-signing with the promotion. Now, news has surfaced via MMAJunkie that Cerrone has...

Aug 13, 2016 10:18 am

VIDEO | MMA stars and legends discuss formation of Fighter’s Union

This week, history was made as the Fighter’s Union was officially formed. The news certainly shook the MMA world to its core, however just weeks prior to the official announcement, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt called for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar failed not only an out-of-competition drug test, but also...

Aug 11, 2016 9:17 pm

Cung Le calls on fighters to join MMA Fighters Association

This week, it was revealed that the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association was officially formed as part of the Professional Fighter’s Association. The news comes on the heels of UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt calling for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test revolving...

May 20, 2016 8:08 pm

VIDEO | 4-foot-11 Tyler ‘Hulk Hands’ Freeland gets first professional loss in Bellator debut

#Bellator155 Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeland via submission (RNC). What did I just witness? pic.twitter.com/PhaADP3UQE — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) May 20, 2016 Tyler “Hulk Hands” Freeland made his Bellator debut at Bellator 155 on Friday against the undefeated Joe Hamilton in Boise, Idaho. Freeland went into the bout unbeaten in his professional MMA career with a...

Apr 18, 2016 2:29 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “I’m the king of excitement, Pettis is a sore loser”

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez was a guest on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed his upcoming title fight with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez stated that while “RDA” is a solid all-around fighter, nothing is going to keep him from winning the belt on July 7 in Las...

Apr 18, 2016 1:52 pm

Eddie Alvarez on UFC title shot: “This one will get me emotional”

Last week, UFC officials announced that former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) would be the next man to challenge current UFC lightweight title holder Rafael dos Anjos. Alvarez joined Ariel Helwani on today’s edition of The MMA Hour where he discussed a number of topics, including how getting the call to fight for a...