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Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am

Lyoto Machida Didn’t Want His Middleweight Debut Against Tim Kennedy

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, will be making his debut at middleweight November 6.  Set to welcome him to the 185 lb. division is Tim Kennedy.  While it’s certainly a tough fight, Machida says Kennedy is not his first choice.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lyoto Machida has decided to drop to middleweight...


Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout...

Aug 19, 2013 11:17 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath: UFC Fight Night 26 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Coming out of this past weekend we have a lot to discuss about the shifting of rankings and surprising fights that took place at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston on the debut show on FOX Sports 1. In the main event we saw Chael Sonnen defeat Mauricio Shogun Rua in the very...

Aug 19, 2013 6:00 am

UFC Fight Night on FS1: Highs, Lows, and What’s Next

  Parent company 21st Century Fox made a risky decision by taking all of the UFC events and shows from FX and FOX and moving them to the new location of Fox Sports 1, the previous home of the Speed Channel. With a new channel, came new complaints from viewers. FS1 was thought to not...

Aug 16, 2013 11:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Lauzon Gives His Fight Night Predictions | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Joe Lauzon, winner of 12 UFC bonuses- including two Fight of the Night performances that were later named Fight of the Year- will take on Michael Johnson on the UFC’s debut event for the new sports television network, FOX Sports .   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Joe Lauzon spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, just...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 15, 2013 9:36 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FS1 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live On BJPENN.COM (10am PT)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hosting a pre-fight press conference for the promotion of this weekend’s special event for the launch of Fox Sports 1 today from the Boston Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts In attendance will be evening headliner Chael Sonnen and Shogun Rua, Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, UFC President Dana White and...

Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm

UFC Fighters Help Aspiring Model and MMA Photographer Realize His Dreams

If you’ve been on Twitter lately and follow fighters like Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans or Vitor Belfort, you may have noticed a common theme among them: They are all supporting a young, up-and-coming model named Urtreen White. Several notable UFC fighters have been stirring up the campaign to like and share White’s Facebook page to...

Aug 13, 2013 9:48 am

Freddie Roach: Shogun doesn’t punch “like a girl” anymore

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua may have knocked out many mixed martial art fighters in his career, but boxing coach Freddie Roach used to think that he punched like a girl. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion had impressive knockout victories over Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem and many others. His list wasn’t enough...

Aug 9, 2013 12:07 pm

Vitor Belfort on TRT: ‘I’m Not Doing Anything Illegal… It Makes The Fights Fair’

Almost seventeen years after his professional MMA debut, Vitor Belfort is still in the top of the sport. Since his defeat to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on September of 2012, “the Phenom” has accomplished two important victories in a row against Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, making another strong case for a title shot...

Aug 9, 2013 11:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Blasts Culinary Union, Tells Them To ‘Eat It’

Earlier in the week we reported that the Las Vegas Culinary Union was trying to block the licensing of UFC on FS1 main event fighter Chael Sonnen. They failed in their attempt and as of yesterday Chael Sonnen will be licensed to fight in Boston. The UFC boss took to the news with the following:...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 24, 2013 7:27 am

Wanderlei SIlva Wants Contender Bout; Eyes Title Shot in Future

‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva only fought once this year, back in March, but displayed more in that one fight than most MMA veterans do in an entire year. Silva showed that brutality was still the name of the game all the while, having his chin and heart tested and maintaing his power and aggression...

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jul 6, 2013 9:55 am

UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

  Regardless of how to fight ends, it will be a profitable night Anderson Silva. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received disclosed salaries for UFC 162, which takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight champ Silva (33-4), will earn a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), according...

Jul 4, 2013 2:17 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva “Does Things Other People Can’t Do”

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main event fighters sat down to talk with the media and discuss their upcoming fights. UFC president Dana White also joined the discussion and talked about several things ranging from live gate,...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...