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Dec 19, 2016 7:46 am

VIDEO | Frustrated Alan Jouban wants spot in the welterweight rankings

Last Saturday, in the first fight of UFC on Fox 22, fan favorite welterweight Alan Jouban handed “Platinum” Mike Perry the first loss of his career with a lopsided unanimous decision win. With this victory, Jouban extended his win-streak to three, and his UFC record to a strong 6-2. Three of those UFC wins have come...

Dec 18, 2016 10:25 am

Michael Bisping destroys Anderson Silva on social media

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping kicked off his remarkable 2016 campaign by earning a unanimous decision victory over former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 84’ on February 27 in Manchester, England. Bisping would follow up his five-round decision victory over “The Spider” by earning a short-notice first-round knockout...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Dec 14, 2016 12:53 pm

The 10 best welterweight fights in UFC history

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. One of the many highlights of this card is a welterweight scrap between bona fide excitement generators “Platinum” Mike Perry and Alan Jouban. Given the propensity for violence shared by these two fighters, many fans consider their imminent scrap...


Dec 11, 2016 1:46 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson vs. Dooho Choi UFC 206 Highlights

Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi delivered one of the best fights of all-time at last night’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The featherweights went to war for fifteen straight minutes and Swanson was eventually awarded the decision victory from the judges in attendance. “The Korean SuperBoy’s” stock did not fall in defeat,...

Dec 11, 2016 12:14 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi’s post-fight octagon interviews

Featherweights Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi stole the show at last night’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 145-pound standouts went to war for 15 straight minutes on the evenings main card and took home “fight of the night” honors for their respective efforts. Cub Swanson was awarded the judges decision (30-27,...

Dec 8, 2016 1:31 pm

Nate Diaz seems to be right on track with Conor McGregor’s fight schedule

Ever since the highly successful UFC 202 event took place, Nate Diaz has said that he would be waiting for the trilogy fight with Conor McGregor unless another fight made as much financial sense. Now with Conor McGregor being the UFC undisputed lightweight champion after beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November, “The Notorious”...

Dec 8, 2016 12:19 pm

VIDEO | Fighter accidentally punches ring girl after losing decision

For fighters, there is no worse feeling than losing a decision you thought you had won. Time and time again fight fans have seen fighters left stunned when it is announced that their opponent has been awarded a decision. As UFC President Dana White has frequently stated, ‘never leave it in the hands of the...

Dec 7, 2016 10:53 am

Anthony Pettis: I have way more tools than Conor McGregor

This Saturday at UFC 206, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will step into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight Max Holloway in a highly anticipated showdown of featherweight contenders. The fight will not only serve as the main event of UFC 206, it will also be an interim featherweight title fight, with the winner...

Dec 7, 2016 10:04 am

Matt Brown explains impact of training under Duane Ludwig

UFC welterweight Matt Brown is gearing up for what could very well be the biggest fight of his MMA career this Saturday at UFC 206. Brown, who is currently ranked at #14 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings, will be stepping into the Octagon to fight former lightweight title challenger, #5 ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone....

Dec 5, 2016 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz on Cody Garbrandt: He’s literally about as smart as a rock

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against dangerous undefeated striker Cody Garbrandt. It’s arguable, of course, that the shot should have instead been awarded to former champ TJ Dillashaw, but Cruz and Garbrandt’s sizzling beef was more than enough to convince...

Dec 5, 2016 7:51 am

Henry Cejudo on loss to Benavidez: Everybody keeps telling me I won

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and unsung challenger Tim Elliott. The co-main event, meanwhile, pitted top-ranked flyweights and recent Mighty Mouse victims Joseph Benavidez...

Dec 4, 2016 10:53 am

MMA community reacts to Joseph Benavidez’s split-decision win over Henry Cejudo

The Ultimate Fighter coaches Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo went to war in the co-main event of last night’s TUF 24 Finale fight card in Las Vegas. After three-rounds of back and forth action, Bruce Buffer stepped in to the octagon and announced that Benavidez had been awarded the victory via split-decision. One judge scored...

Nov 30, 2016 7:51 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to be named Fighter of the Year after he ‘dismantles’ Dominick Cruz

It’s been a banner year for undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt. The 25-year-old kicked off 2016 with a first-round knockout of Augusto Mendes. Next up was another first-round KO, this time over the then undefeated Thomas Almeida. Then, in his most recent bout, Garbrandt delivered a 48-second knockout of gritty Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki. If Garbrandt...

Nov 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Tony Ferguson: Conor McGregor does not want any part of me

Earlier this month, lightweight contender Tony Ferguson extended his win-streak to nine with a win over the division’s former champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. One week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a similarly impressive win over Michael Johnson, extending his record to a ridiculous 24-0 in the process. Given their current streaks, either man could easily be...

Nov 21, 2016 6:47 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw looking deadly in training ahead of UFC 207 bout

  #Repost @duanebangcom ・・・ BMT Hook slip drill with My Ninja @TJDillashaw @LudwigMMA thank you coach @kurtsouthern A video posted by tjdillashaw (@tjdillashaw) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:32pm PST In May of 2014, an unsung TJ Dillashaw shocked the world by dominating the seemingly unbeatable Renan Barao to win the UFC bantamweight title. From...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Nov 19, 2016 4:51 pm

UFC Fight Night 99 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 99’ in Belfast, Northern Ireland, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at today’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 99’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Jack Marshman made a...

Nov 17, 2016 6:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won. So I am ready to move forward”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his UFC 205 “fight of the night” title bout with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. The epic five-round war between ‘T-Wood’ and ‘Wonderboy’ was declared a 47-47 draw by two of the three judges in attendance, with the third judge awarding ‘T-Wood’...

Nov 6, 2016 5:58 am

UFC Fight Night 98 Bonuses: Tony Ferguson and Rafael Dos Anjos Get Rewarded For Epic Scrap

Last night, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with a compelling, 13-fight card. Though many of the matchups on the bill resulted in rather lacklustre decisions, the card was highlighted by several performances that were clear choices for post-fight bonuses. The main event was one of these fights. That main event pitted former lightweight...

Nov 5, 2016 11:24 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson defeats Rafael dos Anjos (highlights)

In the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 Finale, streaking UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson continued his impressive win streak as he defeated former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in dominant fashion, picking apart dos Anjos with his extremely unorthodox striking style. While both men landed big blows throughout the fight, Ferguson managed...

Nov 4, 2016 10:08 am

Charles Oliveira misses weight by 9 pounds ahead of ‘UFC Mexico’ fight

While #8 ranked featherweight Charles Oliveira has spent the majority of his UFC career competing at featherweight, ‘Do Bronx’ has been frequently criticized for being inconsistent in regards to his ability to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds. Friday morning in Mexico City, Oliveira missed weight for his ‘TUF Latin America 3 Finale’ fight...

Nov 2, 2016 5:28 pm

BREAKING! TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker set for UFC 207

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card, as a bout between former champion TJ Dillashaw...

Nov 2, 2016 6:02 am

Report: UFC 207 to Get TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Bantamweight Battle

We now know that UFC 207 will be co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Dominick Cruz and streaking challenger Cody Garbrandt. Well, as it turns out, this co-main event won’t be the only high profile men’s bantamweight scrap on the December 30 card. According to a report from ESPN.com, a bout between...