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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 14, 2013 3:35 pm

UFC 161 Main-Card Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” takes place tomorrow (June 15th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for the UFC 161 event. The main-event of the evening is...

Jun 14, 2013 3:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | War Machine on Recent Bellator Signings: “The Diaz Brothers Should Come,” “We Need Some Winners to Come Over”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how fighters he feels that fighters do...

Jun 11, 2013 2:34 pm

Joe Lauzon Wants to “Out Do” His Last Performance at The Garden in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA) will be making his 2nd appearance back in his home state under the UFC banner when he fights in Boston on August 17th for the debut event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 against Michael Johnson. Lauzon dominated Gabe Rudiger in that fight, submitting him in two...


Jun 8, 2013 10:15 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights and Announcements

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tonight marked the UFC’s return to Brazil for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event which featured the TUF Brazil 2 Finale along with a main event showcasing a scrap between the coaches of the show, Heavyweights Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Noguiera and Fabricio Werdum. The night was filled with explosive, exciting fights...

Jun 5, 2013 11:55 am

Undefeated Lightweight ‘Lethal’ Lewis Gonzalez Signs with WSOF

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We just broke word that WSOF had inked former TUF 13 lightweight alum Keon Caldwell moments ago. Then, breaking almost immediately after was news that World Series of Fighting has also signed undefeated lightweight Lewis Gonzalez to a multi-fight deal. MMAJunkie.com first confirmed the news with his manager, Dave Hirschbein. Financial terms...

Jun 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Evans focused on fighting not accolades

Mentally, Rashad Evans is getting back to his roots. He’s going back to the proverbial salad days when he stepped into the cage for the love of competition and not the payday or chasing a specific strap. Evans (17-3-1) will headline UFC 161against Dan Henderson (29-9), where he hopes to snap a two-fight losing streak...

Jun 3, 2013 6:54 am

John Alessio: Nobody left at Xtreme Couture

BloodyElbow’s Steph Daniels recently did a wide-ranging interview with John Alessio, which included the topic of the decline of Xtreme Couture. When asked “Are you doing anything special to beef up your wrestling? Have you made any camp changes or brought in specific people to help you out?” John Alessio responded with the following: I’ve...

May 31, 2013 3:34 pm

Rousey puts ‘Mr. Tate’ on blast

As if it didn’t irk Ronda Rousey enough that rival Miesha Tate was hand-picked by UFC brass to replace an injured Cat Zingano as her opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18, the fact that Tate’s boyfriend, UFC fighter Brian Caraway could be along for the ride just adds salt to her wound. While Rousey...

May 31, 2013 2:02 pm

McGregor vs. Ogle Verbally Agreed for UFC on FS1: 1

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We caught word today that Irish fighting sensation Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA) has finally found an opponent for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17th in Boston. UFC officials sent out a release today stating that TUF veteran Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA) and McGregor have verbally agreed...

May 31, 2013 7:14 am

Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston

The UFC will return to Boston’s TD Garden on August 17 and in doing so will make it’s promotional debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network. Yesterday, it was announced that a pair of “ultimate fighter” veterans, middleweights Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will square...

May 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Anik to Join Joe Rogan in Calling UFC on FOX Sports 1 Event

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was made public today that UFC voice Mike Goldberg will not be joining his longtime partner, Joe Rogan, in the booth for the UFC’s debut show and launch of FOX Sports 1. Instead, Jon Anik will be taking the spot of Goldberg to call the fights on August 17th in...

May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Benson Henderson “Surprised” Grant Beat Maynard, Gets Next Title Shot

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All roads to the top of the UFC lightweight division lead to Champion Benson Henderson. Not every fighter gets that close to the top but for TJ Grant that’s the next stop…and the last standing between him and the UFC lightweight gold. Grant, following his UFC 160 KO of top contender...

May 16, 2013 12:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti focused on return to action after layoff

  Don’t look for his name and face on the back of a milk carton just yet. Diehard fans of the UFC remember welterweight Luigi Fioravanti for his run in the mid-2000’s but a handful of instances have kept him away from competing as of late. Fioravanti, a veteran of over 30 professional fights, is...

May 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

May 3, 2013 9:13 am

Mike Tyson Explains His Love of MMA

It seems that from the first moment he saw mixed martial arts ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson was hooked. Tyson, the 46-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion, has long been a fan of the sport. Tyson’s been seen at many a UFC event, spotted in Dana White’s popular video blogs, and even showed up in an episode of...

Apr 23, 2013 8:15 am

Rousey opens as 7-1 favorite over Cat Zingano

Even though the fight is close to 6 months away, the folks at bestfightodds.com have already pinned current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) as a 7-1 favorite over #1 contender Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Zingano was able to stop Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) with strikes in the third...

Apr 13, 2013 11:04 am

Blackzillians’ Owner: “I don’t give a sh** what people think”

After a streak of frustrating losses coming out of the Blackzillians camp in Boca Raton, questions are left to be asked. Alistair Overeem, Melvin Guillard and Rashad Evans, all top pupils of the sport are simultaneously hitting very rough patches with bad losses in the UFC. Glenn Robinson spoke with Stephie Daniels of Bloody Elbow...

Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

Anderson Silva Nearly Got Into Street Fight With Jose Landi-Jons In Brazil

Anderson “The Spider” Silva almost fought Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (27-15) in Curitiba, Brazil. In a recent article of the Portal Do Vale Tudo website, it appears that Landi-Jons and the UFC middleweight champion nearly scrapped in the middle of the street of Curitiba due to some beef that they held for years. Sherdog translated the...

Apr 11, 2013 8:57 am

Jones: ‘I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is’

  Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen’s chummy relationship has pretty much come to an end as we get closer to UFC 159. While the two were filming the Ultimate Fighter 17, Sonnen (notorious for playing head games with his verbal sparring) was cordial, helpful and very positive. Now that the taping is over, Sonnen is...

Apr 10, 2013 10:24 am

Gunnar Nelson injured, Rick Story in against Mike Pyle

Welterweight Gunnar Nelson announced via his personal twitter account that an undisclosed injury, suffered during his preparations to fight Mike Pyle, will require surgery, which has forced him to withdraw from the bout at UFC 160. Rick Story will replace the icelandic rising star on what is scheduled to be the FX main event. Therefore,...

Apr 9, 2013 9:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Travis Browne: “I don’t think there’s a real master of MMA in the heavyweight division yet” | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Less than a week out from The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, Travis “Hapa” Browne joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio program this past Sunday, April 7, 2013. Browne will face-off against seasoned UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga on Saturday night in his first fight back after tearing his hamstring. Fortunately for Browne, his muscle tear was the only...