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Apr 6, 2017 7:30 pm

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212 Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is willing to step in and fight former division kingpin Anderson Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that “The Soldier of God” would step in...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Apr 5, 2017 12:27 pm

Rafael dos Anjos discusses welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine

In just over two months, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will step into the Octagon with former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine for the former champ’s highly anticipated welterweight debut in Singapore. Ahead of the fight, Dos Anjos is hoping to experience a bit of a career resurgence as he looks to snap a 2-fight...

Apr 4, 2017 11:21 am

Stephen Thompson explains “weird” second fight with Tyron Woodley

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson came up short in a rematch with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, failing to capture the UFC welterweight crown in the process. Now exactly a month removed from this second battle with Woodley, Stephen Thompson deconstructed the fight with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “Tyron was kind of...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn signs bout agreement for Dennis Siver fight

Late last month, we learned that former two-division UFC champ and bona fide MMA legend BJ Penn will be returning to the Octagon for a featherweight battle with Germany’s Dennis Siver. The fight will occur when the UFC touches Oklahoma City on June 25. Now, we here at BJPenn.com have some exclusive footage of the...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...

Apr 3, 2017 11:51 am

Stephen Thompson eyes September return, has three opponents in mind

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson – who fights under the nickname “Wonderboy” – came up short in his second bid to swipe the UFC welterweight title from champion Tyron Woodley. Though he was not without his moments in the fight, he ultimately surrendered a majority decision to the champ. On...

Mar 30, 2017 1:25 pm

MMA fighters rubbing shoulders with fellow celebrities

The sport of mixed martial arts is steadily growing and the fighters that put it all on the line are becoming famous celebrities in their own right. UFC superstar Nate Diaz said it best on The MMA Hour last year in reference to other celebrities being in attendance for their fights and watching them compete....

Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold: Bisping vs. GSP fight is a joke

At a to-be-determined date later this year, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a long hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given this opportunity over deserving middleweight contenders like Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has generated ample...

Mar 27, 2017 10:23 am

UFC stars express interest in boxing vs. MMA pay-per-view

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega-fight between transcendent MMA star Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather. For a time, of course, this potential showdown looked like a near impossibility. With each passing day, however, there seems to be more and more reason to believe a Mayweather vs. McGregor...

Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the...

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...

Mar 14, 2017 6:38 am

Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington trade barbs on Twitter

In early January, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up a weight class to the welterweight division. The former champ cited a tough weight cut to 155-pounds as the main reason for this exciting switch, though his back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson and resulting desire for...

Mar 10, 2017 12:30 am

Luke Rockhold predicts Georges St-Pierre will duck contenders if champion

This year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon on a new multi-fight contract with the UFC which will see him return to the Octagon against middleweight champion Michael Bisping later this year. With Georges St-Pierre now set to return to the Octagon, many are wondering...

Mar 1, 2017 5:56 am

Jorge Masvidal has a message for Dana White following UFC 211 booking

When Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January, he was counted out by a good portion of the fight game. Cowboy, after all, had scored violent finishes in his first four fights as a welterweight, and had a good deal of momentum on his side as a result. In the...

Feb 28, 2017 9:53 am

After months away, Robbie Lawler says he’s “back to work”

Last July, in the main event of UFC 201, Robbie Lawler was knocked out in the very first round of a fight with Tyron Woodley. With this knockout loss, Lawler’s exciting and violent reign as UFC welterweight champion came to a crashing halt. For a moment, it sounded as though the former champion would be...

Feb 27, 2017 10:14 am

5 Potential Opponents for Georges St-Pierre’s Return to the Octagon

After months of conflicting rumors and reports, we now know that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC have settled their differences and agreed on the terms for a new contract. This means that we can expect the welterweight great and veritable MMA legend to return to the cage sometime before the year is out. But who...

Feb 26, 2017 5:24 am

Jorge Masvidal: UFC will keep GSP “as far away as they can from me”

Last month, a widely unheralded Jorge Masvidal shocked the world by ending the welterweight win-streak of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with a blistering, second-round knockout. With this win, Masvidal rocketed up the welterweight rankings, where battles with the division’s top fighters now await him. Unfortunately, Masvidal has had a very difficult time getting another fight booked....

Feb 23, 2017 12:04 pm

Georges St-Pierre makes bold prediction ahead of UFC return

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is undoubtably one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. With a professional record of 25-2 that saw him go undefeated in UFC for over 5 years as he won, and then defended the UFC welterweight championship 9 times in a row before stepping away from the Octagon...

Feb 18, 2017 2:59 pm

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre “It’s official. I’m back!”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA) is officially back with the UFC. UFC President Dana White made the big announcement on Friday revealing to the LA Times that the promotion had finalized a multi-fight deal with the Canadian Superstar. Just minutes ago, “Rush” took to his Twitter where he released the following video that...

Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Rafael dos Anjos names desired opponents at welterweight

After dropping his second straight loss at lightweight in 2016, Rafael dos Anjos announced that he would be making the jump up to welterweight in hopes of experiencing a bit of a career resurgence. The former lightweight champ explained that over the course of his two losses in 2016, he continued to experience struggles making...

Feb 15, 2017 3:59 pm

Odds released for who Georges St-Pierre opponent will be

You can now win major money with one gambling site if you can guess the potential Georges St-Pierre opponent for the former champ’s return! This week, news surfaced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would likely be returning to the Octagon sooner rather than later after reports had begun to emerge that he and...

Feb 12, 2017 6:37 am

Pros react to Anderson Silva’s decision win over Derek Brunson

Last night, the UFC touched down in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208, an admittedly slow, but undeniably historical night of mixed martial arts. In the main event of the evening, we saw Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine De Randamie become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion with a controversial decision defeat of former...

Feb 10, 2017 7:42 am

Jorge Masvidal: I’d take Conor McGregor’s head and leave his arms for Mayweather

Last month, in the main event of the UFC’s most recent trip to Denver, ever-improving veteran Jorge Masvidal dazzled with a second round execution of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With this knockout win – which very nearly occured in the first round – Masvidal burst into the welterweight top-10, and set himself up for riveting matchups...

Feb 9, 2017 8:26 am

Dustin Poirier opens up on Robbie Lawler ATT split

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was a long-time staple of American Top Team in Florida. With that being said, fight fans were rather surprised to learn that the former welterweight champion had split from ATT following his 1st round KO loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201, where Lawler lost the welterweight championship. Even...

Feb 8, 2017 9:22 am

UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie official fight card

This Saturday, the UFC will make its debut in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. Keep reading for all the information you need on the UFC 208 fight card! In the evening’s main event, we will witness a bit of UFC history, as former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Dutch kickboxing veteran Germaine...

Feb 6, 2017 11:48 am

Despite multiple fight offers, Demian Maia will wait “no matter what” for next title shot

In November of 2016, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson battled for the UFC welterweight title. The winner was then expected to defend the title against streaking welterweight contender Demian Maia sometime in the new year. Unfortunately for Maia, who is arguably the best grappler in MMA, Woodley and Thompson fought to a frequently-debated majority draw....

Feb 3, 2017 9:39 am

Tyron Woodley explains campaign for Georges St-Pierre superfight

Last year, after winning the UFC welterweight championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the very first round of their UFC 201 scrap, newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley immediately began to call for a superfight with either former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, or MMA veteran Nick Diaz. While the idea of a potential...