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Jul 25, 2017 10:21 am

Claudia Gadelha challenges Jessica Andrade, Andrade responds

It has now been almost two months since top strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha’s last fight: a first-round submission of another top-ranked fighter in Karolina Kowalkiewicz back at UFC 212. Apparently, she’s getting eager to get back in there. On Monday, Gadelha took to Instagram to call out a fellow Brazilian contender in Jessica Andrade, who recently...

Jul 24, 2017 8:04 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley is a pretty good freestyle rapper

Tyron Woodley is an incredibly talented mixed martial artist – he is, after all, the defending UFC welterweight champion. He’s also a solid analyst, having carved out a nice side job as a commentator for Fox Sports. And as it turns out, Woodley is also a pretty good freestyle rapper. On a recent episode of Sway...

Jul 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Jimmie Rivera sounds off on Dominick Cruz: Defend your spot or get out of the way

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC Long Island main card, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera stepped into the cage with venomous Brazilian striker Thomas Almeida. After three fun rounds of fighting, Rivera was awarded a unanimous decision win. With this outcome, he improved to an incredible 21-1, and further cemented himself as...

Jul 23, 2017 3:44 pm

VIDEO | Watch Roger Gracie submit “Buchecha” in his final jiu-jitsu match

Roger Gracie venceu Buchecha. #GraciePro pic.twitter.com/PRZxiJjJrQ — Bruno (@Bminasi) July 23, 2017 On Sunday morning, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Roger Gracie stepped onto the mats for his final jiu-jitsu match. His opponent was Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, who he first met years ago under the Metamoris banner. This showdown between Gracie and Buchecha – two men...

Jul 23, 2017 12:44 pm

Jorge Masvidal blasts Michael Bisping for Cuban flag-ripping incident: he’s a coward

Jorge Masvidal doesn’t like UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. When Bisping ripped up a Cuban flag during Yoel Romero’s UFC 213 fight with Robert Whittaker – a flag Masvidal also calls his own – Masvidal’s dislike for the middleweight king ballooned even bigger. Apparently, however, his distaste for the champ is older than most fans...

Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fight, waiting on opponent

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now following his 1st round KO loss at the hands of Michael Bisping at UFC 196, where he lost the UFC middleweight title. After recovering from an injury that forced him out of his UFC Melbourne scrap with Jacare...

Jul 16, 2017 5:57 am

Cris Cyborg has an exciting idea for her next opponent after Tony Evinger

On July 29, in the first of the three title fights on the stacked UFC 214 bill, destructive featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino will collide with reigning Invicta bantamweight queen Tonya Evinger for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title. While a Cyborg victory is certainly not a sure thing, many fans expect her to win...

Jul 6, 2017 2:14 pm

Tyron Woodley: I have no problem taking Demian Maia down on my terms

This August 29, in the co-main event of UFC 214, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will attempt to defend his title for the third time opposite Brazilian jiu jitsu cognoscente Demian Maia. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Woodley gave his take on this matchup with the talented BJJ specialist, and how he plans to...

Jul 6, 2017 10:38 am

VIDEO | 4 Years ago today Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva

4 years ago today. I'll never forget seeing the eruption of joy from the US fans & the tears of sadness from the Brazilians inside the MGM. pic.twitter.com/Fbs5I9H10N — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 6, 2017 On this day in MMA history, Chris Weidman shocked the world as he knocked out Anderson Silva to claim the...

Jul 6, 2017 10:38 am

Tyron Woodley says there’s no reason to feel bad about Demian Maia’s short camp

On July 29, in the co-main event of UFC 214, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will attempt to defend his title for a third time opposite Brazilian grappling wizard Demian Maia. Because this fight was just made official last week, there has been widespread speculation that Maia has been short-changed on time to prepare for...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jul 4, 2017 11:18 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort dominates in his first & only boxing match

In 2006, fresh off his 1st round KO win over Antony Rea, UFC and Pride FC veteran Vitor Belfort made his highly anticipated boxing debut in Brazil, where he picked up a 1st round KO win over a local amateur boxing champion, Josemario Neves, who was also making his professional boxing debut. It took Belfort...

Jul 2, 2017 6:32 pm

“Jacare” Souza makes his prediction for Romero vs. Whittaker

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 213, surging Cuban contender Yoel Romero will collide with Kiwi standout Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title. Brazil’s Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza – who has long stood out as one of the best middleweights on earth – is one of just a few men to fight...

Jul 1, 2017 12:02 pm

Edson Barboza open to superfight with Jose Aldo at 145

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC’s lightweight division. In addition to 11 knockout wins in 19 professional fights, Barboza racked up a 25-3 professional kickboxing record, with 22 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Fresh off a KO win over Beneil Dariush at ‘UFC Fight...

Jul 1, 2017 9:13 am

Amanda Nunes is “ready for anything” ahead of Valentina Shevchenko rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division over the past two years, going on a 5-fight win streak that saw her finish four of her five opponents. In addition, nearly one year ago, Nunes picked up a first round submission win over Miesha Tate to claim...

Jun 28, 2017 12:42 pm

VIDEO | Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway full corner audio

Earlier this month in Brazil, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway realized a dream as he defeated Jose Aldo to secure the undisputed featherweight title after TKOing the featherweight kingpin in the third round of their headlining title fight. The fight was an extremely interesting one, with Aldo coming out aggressive in the opening round,...

Jun 27, 2017 11:08 am

TUTORIAL: Rafael Dos Anjos throws jumping switch knee

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is known as one of MMA’s most vicious offensive fighters. His ability to batter his opponents with lightning quick punches and kicks has led to a series of highlight reel stoppages over the course of his career. Today, Dos Anjos...

Jun 26, 2017 9:53 am

TUTORIAL: 5 ways to set up an armbar

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. The armbar is one of the most classic finishing submissions in all of mixed martial arts. The world’s most elite grapplers have all used this move at some point in their careers. It is a common move that pretty much everyone should have in their arsenal. Perhaps...

Jun 25, 2017 11:05 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz It is no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz does not like current Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen. Ortiz and Sonnen squared off this past January at Bellator 170 with “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” emerging victorious via first-round submission. However, the...

Jun 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on press conference scuffle

Thursday morning in New York City, Bellator MMA held a press conference for their highly anticipated Pay-Per View event this Saturday. While the event went off without any major speed bumps, a brief scuffle broke out at one point as MMA legend Wanderlei Silva shoved Chael Sonnen. Fortunately, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker and security...

Jun 22, 2017 5:51 am

Cyborg: “It was a new excuse everyday” with Germaine de Randamie

Back in February, Germaine de Randamie scored a narrow decision over Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. The expectation from there was that she would attempt to defend her title against the division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Unfortunately, de Randamie went radio silent for some time, and ultimately refused...

Jun 21, 2017 8:47 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza relocates to Florida, gives timeframe for Octagon return

Back in April, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza put his status as one of the top middleweight contenders on the line against the young Robert Whitaker. Unfortunately, this bet didn’t pay off for Jacare, as he wilted under a storm of second-round strikes. Now several months removed from this loss, Jacare is seeking a change of scenery....

Jun 20, 2017 8:26 am

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight to get multi-city media tour

In the buildup to Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo’s planned UFC 189 featherweight title fight (which was ultimately rescheduled for UFC 194), the UFC carted the two stars off on an international media tour, stopping in cities in Ireland, Brazil, the United States, and Canada. From the sounds of it, McGregor’s much discussed boxing match...

Jun 18, 2017 5:53 pm

A frustrated Tyron Woodley issues a warning to Demian Maia

A frustrated Tyron Woodley issues a warning to Demian Maia Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to defend his title against top division contender Demian Maia at July’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California. “The Chosen One” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed the potential title fight with the...