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Jul 30, 2017 8:25 am

Pros react to Jon Jones knockout victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

Jon Jones became the first man to ever finish Daniel Cormier at last night’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California, reclaiming his UFC light heavyweight championship in the process. “Bones” was able to land a perfectly timed head kick on Cormier early in round-three and then finished “DC” on the canvas with some brutal ground...

Jul 23, 2017 6:49 am

Pros react to Chris Weidman’s submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman scored his first win since May of 2015 at last night’s UFC on FOX 25 event. The “All American” submitted surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum via arm triangle choke in the third-round of their main event fight from Long Island, New York. The win snapped Weidman’s three fight losing...

Jul 19, 2017 1:40 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 113 – The return of Jon Jones

The UFC rankings have been updated following the UFC Fight Night 113 event that took place over the weekend. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ suspension is now up and has been placed back on the rankings as the #1 light heavyweight contender. Jones is set to face champion Daniel Cormier in the main...

Jul 13, 2017 8:53 am

MMA community reacts to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor stop in Toronto

Wednesday in Toronto, Canada, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather appeared onstage together for the second time following the first press conference stop in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Toronto stop was a much more intense one, with McGregor seemingly getting the feel for the boxing style press conference after admittedly...

Jul 4, 2017 12:42 pm

MMA community celebrates 4th of July

On July 4th, citizens of the United States celebrate American Independence day. The date marks a period of celebration and relaxation for many American citizens. Below is a compilation of how the MMA community spent the 4th of July: Just thinking about freedom. #thesecolorsdontrun🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July!!! https://t.co/4LBiUDkOVg — Ricardo Lamas (@RicardoLamasMMA) July 4,...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 26, 2017 6:29 am

Pros react to controversial UFC Fight Night 112 main event stoppage

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112, rising lightweight contender Kevin Lee picked up an impressive submission win over the division’s sixth-ranked fighter, Michael Chiesa. Unfortunately, Lee’s win is shadowed in controversy, as referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight before Chiesa actually tapped. Unsurprisingly, this early stoppage generated quite a range...

Jun 16, 2017 2:32 pm

MMA community sends support to Matt Hughes following car accident

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes had been involved in a horrific car accident that saw him airlifted to a hospital after his car was struck by a moving train near his hometown. While details on the situation remained scarce, UFC President Dana White revealed that Hughes was in...

Jun 8, 2017 6:03 am

UFC rankings update: Max Holloway rockets up the pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped onto the canvas with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a compelling featherweight title unification fight. As many expected, it was an interesting battle from the opening bell. The fight began with Aldo efficiently navigating his Hawaiian foe’s substantial...

May 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Pros react to Alexander Gustafsson’s KO of Glover Teixeira, post-fight marriage proposal

On Sunday afternoon, the UFC returned to the beautiful country of Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting 12-fight card that emanated from the city’s Ericsson Globe Arena. Atop this 12-fight card was a key light heavyweight showdown between the UFC’s number one and two ranked light heavyweight contenders: the pride of Sweden himself Alexander Gustafsson,...

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 9, 2017 1:50 pm

PHOTO | Neil Seery’s hilarious response to USADA

Since their partnership with USADA, numerous UFC fighters have been popped by USADA for failing drug tests, both in and out of competition. With that being said, this has resulted in numerous fighters being suspended for failed drug tests. With the UFC’s USADA partnership, fighters are required to inform USADA as to their whereabouts at...

Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am

Coach: Dominick Cruz is in peak form, wants the Garbrandt-Dillashaw winner

Back in December, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz’s legendary bantamweight title run was cut short by an incredibly sharp Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was able to drop Cruz on multiple occasions, ultimately earning a sound, unanimous decision win for his efforts. Though there was some brief talk of an immediate Garbrandt vs....

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 13, 2017 1:05 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 210, former light heavyweight No. 1 contender back to the top

UFC 210 took place this past weekend as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was able to defend his belt against the knockout specialist Anthony Johnson. Following Cormier’s second round submission win, Johnson surprised the MMA community by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Johnson said in the post-fight Octagon interview,...

Apr 7, 2017 12:55 pm

2 American Animals Episode 37 – Mitrione is set to co-headline Bellator 180 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.

Mitrione is set to co-headline Bellator 180 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. On this episode of American Animals, Ian McCall and Erik Apple are joined by Bellator heavyweight and fan favorite, Matt Mitrione. Mitrione, a former member of the Purdue Boilermakers (NCAAF) and New York Giants (NFL), tells us about his journey...

Mar 11, 2017 3:30 pm

2 American Animals Episode 33 – The Animals are Joined by Actor, Jonathan Tucker!

On this episode of American Animals, Ian McCall rejoins Erik Apple to discuss all of the biggest stories in the world of MMA. The guys are joined by actor and co-star of the DirecTV drama series Kingdom, Jonathan Tucker. Tucker discusses his MMA fandom, what it’s like to play an MMA fighter on television, and...

Mar 7, 2017 12:52 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound...

Feb 21, 2017 8:31 am

Ed Herman withdraws from UFC 209 with an injury

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. This anticipated card will be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The co-main event, meanwhile, will pit the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov against the streaking Tony Ferguson...

Feb 11, 2017 4:34 pm

UFC 208 Live Results Thread

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC 208 pay-per-view event in Brooklyn, New York? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from tonight’s historic event. UFC 208 event is headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight featuring former bantamweight champion Holly Holm taking on Germaine De Randamie for...

Feb 10, 2017 9:24 am

UFC 208 weigh in results: inaugural women’s featherweight title fight gets green light

Tomorrow night, the UFC will return to our screens with UFC 208. This card, which will emanate from beautiful Brooklyn, New York, will be headlined by a bit of history, as former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie battle to become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion. The co-main event,...