2023 Search Results for STRIKEFORCE

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Vitor Belfort Next Best Thing To Anderson Silva Proclaims Rockhold

The American Kickboxing Academy is in the midst of a phenomenal run. Josh Thomson recently took out a top lightweight contender and former title challenger with relative ease. Daniel Cormier reeled off an impressive UD victory over a two-time former champion and of course, there is Cain Velasquez, who recently exacted vengeance over the only...


May 10, 2013 1:15 pm

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks upcoming ONE FC bout with Nobutatsu Suzuki

The New York Bad Ass, Phil Baroni, is set to take on Japanese knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC: “Rise To Power” in Manila on May 31st. The bout with Suzuki will mark Baroni’s 3rd with the asian based promotion. Phil’s first fight came at ONE FC’s inaugural show against Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who more or less held...

May 9, 2013 1:28 pm

MMA & MUAY THAI ACTION HITTING SANTA CLARA, CA NEXT MONTH

Well known combat sports industry leaders, including popular Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou, have formed a new promotion that will make its debut on the Northern California scene next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California on June 15. With both Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai fights scheduled for action the...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 8, 2013 9:08 am

9 Fighters, Including Leonard Garcia, Removed From UFC Roster

When the UFC removes your profile from the online masterlist of fighters in its official website, it usually means you’re gone. Now that has happened to nine athletes earlier this week, as reported by Bloody Elbow, including fan favorite Leonard Garcia. The following is the list of fighters who are expected to be released in...

May 7, 2013 2:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fastest Path Back To Title Fight

Following the controversial loss to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez is eager to get back in the cage and mix it up with the best. ‘El’ Nino’ was featured on MMAWeekly’s Knockout Radio where the Cesar Gracie Jujitsu fighter made it clear he wants top contenders on the lightweight ladder. Melendez said, “There’s a lot of...

May 6, 2013 11:50 am

Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago. Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian...

May 6, 2013 10:02 am

Daniel Cormier: Junior dos Santos Has the Best Chance of Beating Cain

“I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough.” These are strong words for the UFC heavyweight division, and Daniel Cormier has made it clear he feels that the only challenge to his training partner Cain Velasquez’s title is JDS. In a...

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

May 3, 2013 9:12 am

Philippou out of UFC on FX 8 fight due to injury; Souza now faces Camozzi

With two weeks left to go, the co-main event of UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold has shifted. Middleweight Constantinos “Costa” Philippou (12-2-1) has a suffered a cut above his eye and was forced out of his bout against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (17-3-1). Souza will now make his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi (19-5)....

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am

TAREC SAFFIEDINE JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the last reigning Strikeforce champion to discuss his UFC debut and more. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners,...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 8:51 am

Luke Rockhold: “I’m more of a man” Than Vitor Belfort

“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 29, 2013 5:53 pm

Seven Fighters Released By UFC

Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better...

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...