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Feb 21, 2012 8:38 am

"UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson" Extended Preview (Video)

UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC...

Feb 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Tim Boetsch | I Am Going To Smash Okami At UFC 144

“My initial reaction was really surprised to be completely honest. It was a huge step into competition. I was pretty surprised that they were giving me the chance to fight the top of the ladder so soon. I was like, ‘holy cow.’ I didn’t think I would move up that quickly, but at the same...

Feb 20, 2012 10:08 am

Jake Shields Wants To Put A Beating On Akiyama This Weekend At UFC 144

UFC welterweight Jake Shields is set to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama this weekend at UFC 144. In this video entry Shields tells the UFC producers that he is ready to disappoint the Japanese crowd and beat Akiyama. Read More: Jake Shields (News), Yoshihiro Akiyama (News), UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson


Feb 17, 2012 10:08 am

UFC 144 Weigh-Ins Set For Saitama Super Arena On Feb. 24 | Condit Hosts Q&A

Heads up Japanese fight fans; the UFC is knocking at your front door and whether you like it or not they are coming in. The UFC 144 official weigh-ins ceremony (broadcast on BJPENN.COM) is going down next week on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The same venue will host...

Feb 14, 2012 1:24 pm

UFC 144 Conference Call Audio | Rampage, Edgar, Henderson & Bader All On Call

BJPENN.COM took part in today’s UFC 144 pre-fight conference call to promote the upcoming pay-per-view card in Japan. On the call Frankie Edgar, Benson Henderson, Rampage Jackson and Ryan Bader answered questions from the media invited to participate. Read More: Rampage Jackson (News), Frankie Edgar (News), UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

Feb 13, 2012 11:30 am

Joe Lauzon UFC 144 Video Blog 1

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon walks you through his last week of training before heading to Japan for his UFC 144 fight with Anthony Pettis. Read More: Joe Lauzon (UFC News), Anthony Pettis (UFC News), UFC 144

Feb 13, 2012 8:35 am

Issei Tamura Steps In Against Tiequan Zhang At UFC 144

On January 30th we heard news that Leonard Garcia was forced out of his scheduled UFC 144 bout with Tiequan Zhang due to injury. It took nearly two weeks, but the UFC has finally found a replacement and he comes in the form of Issei Tamura. Tamura is a fighter they are pulling from the...

Feb 6, 2012 8:36 am

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson Preview (Video)

UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC...

Jan 30, 2012 10:15 am

UFC NEWS | Leonard Garcia Out Of UFC 144 Bout With Injury

UFC featherweight fighter, Leonard Garcia is the latest to catch the injury bug in a lead up to a fight. Due to an undisclosed injury he has been forced out of his scheduled UFC 144 appearance with Tiequan Zhang. UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena...

Jan 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC NEWS | Sotiropoulos Injured,Mitsuoka In Against Gomi At UFC 144

An injury has reportedly forced George Sotiropoulos out of his scheduled UFC 144 appearance against Takanori Gomi. Details of the injury were not disclosed at the time of this report. In his place to face Takanori Gomi comes Eiji Mitsuoka. UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super...

Jan 3, 2012 11:30 am

UFC NEWS – Sweden’s First UFC Announces DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire on Fuel TV 2

International expansion efforts by the UFC have landed their first event at the Ericsson Global Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The first fight announced on the card, reported by Heavy.com, will have American fighter, DaMarques Johnson, versus England’s new UFC inductee, John Maguire. The Stockholm, Sweden event will be one of four international venues the UFC...

Jan 2, 2012 12:00 pm

UFC NEWS – Bout Order Set For “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson”

UFC officials have finalized their fight card for the promotions return trip to Japan in February. A 24-main lineup will be featured in the land of the rising sun making up 12 official bouts. UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of...

Nov 29, 2011 6:38 am

UFC NEWS – Frankie Edgar Excited To Fight Benson Henderson

“He’s been on a tear since he came over from the WEC. He’s beat all the top contenders, so he’s more deserving of a title shot. He’s real exciting. He’s young and hungry, so I know I‘ve got my hands full. I know it will be a good one [fight]. He’s a good fighter, so...

Nov 28, 2011 8:46 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 144 Staredown Pics From Today's Pre-Fight Press Conference

“UFC 144: Japan” is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since...

Nov 28, 2011 8:16 am

UFC NEWS – George Sotiropoulos Returns Against Takanori Gomi In Japan

A lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC 144 event set to take place in Japan between top lightweight, George Sotiropoulos and Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi. UFC officials announced the addition to the card during today’s pre-fight press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan. “UFC 144: Japan” is set to...

Nov 28, 2011 8:03 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 144 Tickets On Sale Today

Presale tickets go on sale today following this morning’s UFC 144 pre-fight press conference in Tokyo Japan. Event officials announced today from the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan that today interested buyers can access tickets through UFC Mobile and tomorrow event partners WOWOW and Nikan Sports will have tickets available for purchase. Outside of...

Nov 25, 2011 8:50 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Gets His Wish, Will Face Ryan Bader In Japan

It was just three days ago we reported here on BJPENN.COM that former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Rampage Jackson was upset at his exclusion from the UFC’s first trip to Japan. “It don’t look like I’m fighting in Japan, which I’m not happy about at all,” Jackson Tweeted. “I think it’s a big mistake by the...

Nov 23, 2011 2:42 pm

UFC NEWS – Steve Cantwell Returns Against Riki Fukuda at UFC 144

The ever growing UFC 144 card just got one middleweight fight deeper as Japanese born Riki Fukuda is set to face off with former WEC champion Steve Cantwell. “UFC 144: 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,...

Nov 21, 2011 3:39 pm

UFC NEWS – Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso In The Works For UFC 144

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to compete on his home soil when Takeya Mizugaki steps inside the cage with Chris Cariaso on the stacked with Japanese talent card that will be UFC 144. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 6, 2016 12:15 pm

VIDEO | Watch Zhou Zhipeng Overcome a 150-pound Weight Disadvantage to Beat Hong-Man Choi

In mixed martial arts, we occasionally witness contests between fighters of starkly different sizes. The majority of these David vs. Goliath style fights occurred during the height of Japan’s obsession with MMA, and during the early days of the UFC. That said, we’ve also seen some pretty incredible size differences in the UFC’s modern era...

Oct 12, 2016 7:10 am

10 of the worst weight misses in MMA history

Some fighters are better at weight cutting than others. The art of weight cutting is all a part of the process, with fighters cutting varying degrees in order to make weight. However, some fighters don’t even come close to their contracted weight. Here are ten of the most egregious cases of weight cut-misses in UFC...

Oct 18, 2015 12:21 pm

‘I’m beating Vitor regardless of him being on drugs or not’

Dan Henderson is expected to meet Vitor Belfort for the third time in their careers in Brazil at “UFC Fight Night 77”. The fight is set to take place on November 7th and each fighter possess a victory over their opponent. “Hendo” thinks he has what it takes to handily defeat “The Phenom” this time...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...