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Oct 21, 2013 10:50 am

UFC Announces ’20 Days To UFC 167′ Nationwide Tour

  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship  announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.  The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make...

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 2, 2013 11:11 am

UFC Removes Yushin Okami from Middleweight Top 10 Rankings

  Following his release from the UFC, middleweight fighter Yushin Okami has been removed from the organization’s ranking system.  This move highlights the UFC’s release of its second top-ten ranked fighter this year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC removed Yushin Okami from its middleweight rankings earlier this week, just days after the organization...


Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...

Sep 20, 2013 9:59 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 165 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

During the Dana White UFC 165 pre-fight media scrum, the UFC president discusses Chael Sonnen’s Rihanna remarks, Mayweather’s win, Mir vs. Overeem, TUF 18, TUF China, and much more during his media scrum before UFC 165

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 14, 2013 10:13 am

Pre-Fight Talk That Ended Badly Part 1

In this three part series, BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the times a pre-fight verbal jab or statement didn’t end well for the one who said it. We’ll start off with some of the ones that are probably easiest to remember for fight fans.     Anderson Silva on Chris Weidman, UFC 153...

Sep 12, 2013 11:16 am

Quick Twitt | Rampage Jackson Warns UFC Boss: ‘Keep my name out of your mouth’

Last night while a guest on UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White got caught up in a word association game with hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen. After responding to a few different named MMA fighters, the boss was asked what his first thoughts are when he hears the name Rampage Jackson. “Rampage Jackson wanted...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

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...