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May 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Askren Takes Home Submission Win In OneFC Debut

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization with a 90% market share, impressed the sold-out crowd in attendance at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium with another night of world-class mixed martial arts action. In the main event of the evening, Ben Askren proved once again why he is considered the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 27, 2014 5:17 am

Dana White Has No Hope For MMA in NY, But Will Still Fight

“I have no hopes, no aspirations – nothing as far as New York goes. We’ll keep fighting. We’ll keep going in and doing our thing, and one of these days that place will straighten up, and we’ll get it.” “It’s tough to argue what the most disgusting part of New York is, but I’d say...


May 22, 2014 8:10 pm

Hendo Not Guaranteed Title Shot With Win Over Cormier

“Obviously if Hendo pulls off this upset, it’s huge, huge. He pulls off the upset against Shogun [Rua], he pulls off a huge upset against Cormier, we’ll see… It’s just stupid to talk about now because [Jones] is fighting Gustafsson, and that fight’s not happening until fall, and we still gotta get through that fight,...

May 22, 2014 9:50 am

White Credits TUF 19 Judging Fiasco For Positive Change In The NSAC

“After that moment on The Ultimate Fighter I think it created change. Finally, everything that I’ve been crying about and yelling about and screaming about finally came to a head in this episode of The Ultimate Fighter. I think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has done a great job fixing the problem and moving...

May 15, 2014 5:18 pm

VIDEO | TBT: Cyborg Chokes Reporter Unconscious

Four years ago, Aaron Tru let Cris Cyborg choke him unconscious. If you have never seen this footage you owe it to yourself to hit play. When this video was shot, Ronda Rousey had yet to enter Mixed Martial Arts and Cris Cyborg was the most feared woman on the planet.

May 15, 2014 6:42 am

Cormier Talks About His Career, Failures, and Winning the Belt

Daniel Cormier is one of the most popular light heavyweights in the division, coming in with an undefeated MMA record (14-0) and accomplishments stretching back to his freshman year of high school. He’s an insanely talented wrestler and since beginning his career in mixed martial arts in 2009, he has constantly proven that he is...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 14, 2014 2:34 pm

PHOTO | Rule Sheet From 1993’s UFC 1 Released

On November 12, 1993, The Ultimate Fighting Championship was born. Dubbed as a ‘No Rules’ event, both athletes and event promoters recognized the need for certain obvious items to be stated when it came to competition. (No eye-gauging or biting for example.) Still though, UFC 1 was the most liberating fighting tournament ever put on...

May 13, 2014 8:11 pm

Report: New York State Senate Passes MMA Bill

The New York State Senate held firm to their guns today and passed a bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the State of New York. Today’s vote, at 44-16 in favor, wasn’t even close and marks the fifth-year straight the bill has gone through the state’s Senate. The bill must now pass in the...

May 12, 2014 6:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 40 Fighter Suspended For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Last Saturday night, Johnny Edwardo shocked fans when he laid a barrage of punches on #4 ranked Eddie Wineland (pictured) at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati, Ohio. At about 4:37 of the first round, Edwardo laid a bunch of heavy punches on Wineland, to finally put him away in a surprising KO upset. And...

May 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Lion Fight Joins ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ Festivities

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las...

May 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 12, 2014 12:59 pm

Alexis Davis: ‘I definitely think I can stop Ronda’s armbar’

Inside MMA guest host women’s UFC fighter Miesha Tate interviews fellow fighter Alexis Davis about her upcoming title challenge versus UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. “I definitely think I am going to be able to stop the armbar. This is something I train constantly everyday. Obviously she has been training it in Judo for so...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 10:27 am

Soa Palelei: A lot of Jiu Jitsu Won’t Work in MMA

There’s always an advantage to being heavier in Jiu Jitsu. . . [but] when we used to roll… back then, it was all technique. I wasn’t allowed to use strength, I had to use technique… That made me learn things. You know, I could out-strength anyone, but it’s all about technique… Jiu Jitsu is a...

May 7, 2014 10:48 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 4 Recap – Lima Ends Team Penn’s Streak

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode opens with Daniel Spohn justifying his performance from the last fight, from episode 3, stressing that he did what he needed to get the win with the...

May 7, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC Boss: ‘How Long We Going To Play This Game With Diaz’

UFC President Dana White stopped by ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening and cleared the air on several topics in Mixed Martial Arts, including the removal of Nate Diaz from the UFC rankings. White, who explained that inactivity is to blame, is under fire from the media who say that just isn’t so. Dana defends, “You know how...

May 7, 2014 3:55 pm

Confirmed – Roan “Jucao” Carneiro Enters One-Night, Eight-Man BattleGrounds MMA Tournament

Earlier this week, BJPENN.COM was first to report on, ATT’s, Roan Jucao Carneiro’s participation in the upcoming Battleground MMA welterweight tournament. Now we’ve been validated. Through a press-release, Battleground MMA confirmed the Brazilians participation, making him the seventh signed fighter to compete in the June 27 event. Check it:   TULSA, OK (May 7, 2014) –...

May 6, 2014 12:50 pm

VIDEO | Rousey Looking Crisp On A Heavy Bag

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is preparing for her July 5 title fight against Alexis Davis in Las Vegas. ‘Rowdy’ is seen here, showing off the evolution in her striking. The UFC champion, is just three-years into her Mixed Martial Arts career and entered the scene with just a Judo background. Impressed with her evolution?

May 6, 2014 12:32 pm

Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro Latest UFC Vet To Join One-Night Tournament

Five fight UFC veteran, Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro is returning to Mixed Martial Arts action this June in Oklahoma. The American Top Team Fighter has verbally agreed to participate in ‘Battleground O.N.E.’ – The highly anticipated one-night, eight-man tournament set for Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carneiro last saw action in October, securing...

May 5, 2014 10:16 am

Bisping Apologizes For Kennedy Performance, Moves To Reign With Munoz

“Obviously it was disappointing as I didn’t walk away the victor,” said Bisping. “Obviously. But it was more disappointing for me because it was a boring fight. I’m not used to hearing the crowds boo; I don’t like that. People part with their hard-earned money to be entertained, and it wasn’t an entertaining fight. “I...

May 5, 2014 6:54 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 headlines UFC 176 in L.A.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will once again defend his title against #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), as UFC officials announced yesterday that the 145-pound rematch will serve as the headlining bout of this summer’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Chad Mendes first challenged Jose Aldo...

May 1, 2014 5:18 pm

Six Confirmed For BattleGround MMA’s One-Night, Eight-Man Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA, the upstart Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion headed by Olympic wrestling legend Kenny Monday, announced today that it has signed the first six competitors for O.N.E., its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award the winner a grand prize of $50,000 on Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets for the event, which will...

May 1, 2014 5:12 pm

Super Heavyweights Collide for Tuff N Uff Title Fight Tomorrow Night

Tuff N Uff, the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts organization, is back in action tomorrow night, Friday, May 2, live from the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, with the big boys of MMA hitting the cage in a battle for the Tuff N Uff heavyweight and a superheavyweight titles. “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” sees Las...