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Mar 18, 2017 1:23 am

Michael Page’s father facing 22 sex-related charges

News surfaced Friday morning that Curtis Page, the father of Bellator MMA star Michael Page, is currently facing 22 sex-related charges, and has begun to appear in court. Page has been charged with 6 rapes, 14 incident assaults, and 2 counts of sex with a child under the age of 13, and is accused of...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 15, 2017 11:25 am

A list of the 34 charges War Machine is facing for alleged incident involving Christy Mack

The trial involving former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine, who legally changed his name from Jonathan Koppenhaver, continues in a Clark County Courtroom. War Machine in on trial for an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Christine Mackinday, better known by her adult film actress name, Christy Mack, and her then-boyfriend Corey Thomas. War Machine...

Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former...


Mar 15, 2017 6:28 am

Hector Lombard calls for fight with Vitor Belfort

When Vitor Belfort stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC Fortaleza last weekend, he was hoping for a revivifying win over a highly-regarded contender in Kelvin Gastelum. What he received instead was his third TKO loss in a row, as he was thumped to an extremely decisive end by first-round Gastelum punches....

Mar 13, 2017 9:51 am

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Mar 9, 2017 7:27 am

Vitor Belfort’s proposition to new UFC owners

With the new WME-IMG UFC owners, fight fans have noticed some changes coming to the promotion since the purchase of the UFC back in 2016. For Vitor Belfort, who has been competing professionally in MMA for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent in the UFC, he has a rather interesting proposition for the...

Mar 9, 2017 6:46 am

VIDEO | Christy Mack testifies at War Machine trial, disturbing 911 call is shared

There is no uglier story in mixed martial arts today than the ongoing story of reviled MMA veteran “War Machine” (born Jonathan Koppenhaver), who brutalized his ex girlfriend Christy Mack (born Christine Mackinday) to the point of hospitalization back in August of 2014. During this attack, War Machine also assaulted Mack’s then boyfriend, Corey Thomas. The...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Mar 6, 2017 9:06 am

Chael Sonnen discusses what’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last weekend, the UFC returned to the combat sport mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada, with UFC 209. Unfortunately, it made this Vegas return without its originally planned co-main event: an interim lightweight title fight between undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov, and streaking American contender Tony Ferguson. This fight was cancelled on the eve of battle,...

Mar 1, 2017 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen fires back at John McCarthy

Former UFC title challenger turned Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen recently made quite the controversial claim when he stated that Tito Ortiz actually verbally submitted in their Bellator 170 main event scrap. “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I...

Feb 28, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Quinton Rampage Jackson: Travis Browne ripped me off and kept my money

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson didn’t watch the UFC Fight Night 105 broadcast but says he did manage to catch the highlights on social media. In the main event of the night, Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne fought in a heavyweight matchup. Lewis was able to get past Browne’s offensive attacks in the first round and came...

Feb 28, 2017 8:32 am

Anthony Johnson plans to ‘Whoop Cormier’s ass’ at UFC 210

In just over one month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon against Anthony Johnson for a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 210. The first time the pair met in the Octagon, they were fighting for Jon Jones vacant light heavyweight title two years ago,...

Feb 26, 2017 6:04 am

Tito Ortiz: Chael Sonnen is a liar, cheater and a fraud!

Back in January, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen returned from a lengthy hiatus to take on retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Though Sonnen was able to threaten Ortiz with a submission attempt in the early moments of this fight, he ultimately found himself locked up in a...

Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Chael Sonnen opens up on attempt to step in for Matt Mitrione against Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this month at Bellator 172, UFC veteran Matt Mitrione was set to step into the Bellator MMA cage against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko for a highly anticipated scrap that would serve as Emelianenko’s return to the United States following his return to MMA at the end of 2015. Unfortunately after months of buildup, training,...

Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Tito Ortiz & John McCarthy respond to Chael Sonnen’s recent claim

This week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on his podcast that Tito Ortiz actually verbally tapped out in their Bellator 170 fight several weeks ago. He explained: “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth...

Feb 22, 2017 1:44 pm

UFC veteran Terry Etim hospitalized after “throwing himself” into vehicles

Former UFC lightweight fighter Terry Etim was hospitalized on Wednesday after allegedly throwing himself into multiple vehicles in his hometown of Liverpool, England. The Liverpool Echo had the following details on the story after speaking with eyewitnesses from the scene: Eyewitnesses reported seeing a man, in his 30s, running amok on East Prescot Road, Wednesday...

Feb 20, 2017 8:04 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Halifax: Johny Hendricks tops payroll at $15,000

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for the second time. In the card’s main event, we saw streaking heavyweight destroyer Derrick Lewis collect another skull by weathering an early storm to KO Travis Browne in the second. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Feb 19, 2017 8:28 pm

UFC Halifax Results: Johny Hendricks defeats Hector Lombard

UFC Halifax Results: Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard A middleweight bout between former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and former Bellator champ Hector Lombard served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 105 card in Halifax. Round one begins and Hendricks lands a leg kick to start. He lands another this time inside....

Feb 19, 2017 3:27 pm

UFC Halifax Live Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 105 card in Halifax? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from tonight’s action. UFC Fight Night 105 is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between surging contender Derrick Lewis and the always dangerous Travis Browne. In the evenings co-main...

Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am

Matt Mitrione responds to claims that he was scared to fight Fedor

On Friday night, the MMA community was transfixed on the imminent comeback of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian great was poised to take on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 172, and not even the UFC’s Sunday trip to Halifax could distract us from his return to action. Regrettably, things took...

Feb 19, 2017 6:03 am

Ranked fighters Nikita Krylov and Kyoji Horiguchi removed from UFC roster

Over the last few weeks, the UFC has generated some controversy by removing a number of high profile fighters from its roster. The most high-profile fighters to part ways with the organization have been light heavyweight talents Ryan Bader and Misha Cirkunov, and welterweight star Lorenz Larkin. Other names to be scratched off the UFC...