162 Search Results for chris leben

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Jun 5, 2012 6:23 pm

Notable fighters who tested positive for Steroids | MMA NEWS

In the ever evolving world of MMA it is imperative that fighters stay healthy and up their game every day. Injuries happen and big fights come up for almost every mixed martial arts athlete. When that stuff happens the temptation to get a little extra kick from banned substances, that edge you need to overcome...

May 16, 2012 2:39 pm

BJPenn.com's Unofficial Guide to MMA Nicknames – The best and worst | UFC NEWS

Fighters have always carried nicknames. Most of them fit their persona, some do not, and some – well they don’t even make sense. Listed below are some notable fighter nicknames, and I will warn you now that a few of them are terrible. The ones identified are classified as Great, Good, and Terrible. The criteria...

May 4, 2012 8:57 am

UFC Standing Behind Ross Pearson And DUI Charges | Cleared To Fight

“I talked to him on the phone the day that he got out, and we’re going to help him through it…He’s got 50 guys out there that he’s training with that he could have called. He’s got money; he could have taken a taxi. It’s just one of those bad choices you make at that...

Apr 29, 2012 7:00 pm

BJ Penn completes the line up for the MMA Show Live in Birmingham, UK

By Chase Raymond: Two time UFC champion and MMA legend BJ Penn will complete the line-up for Europe’s biggest ever MMA fan expo, The MMA Show Live, being held May 12-13 at the NEC in Birmingham. Bj is joining a long list of MMA stars like Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, and...

Apr 29, 2012 11:27 am

Wanderlei Silva: Beating Down the Criticism

I have had it up to here with people calling Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1-1) the underdog in his upcoming fight with Vitor Belfort (21-9), and because you’re reading this, you’ll have to take my word that my hand was high up when I said that first statement. Sure, Wanderlei is in the latter stages of his...

Apr 27, 2012 2:44 pm

Njokuani vs Taylor Booked For UFC on Fuel TV 4

Just coming off a unanimous decision win over John Makdessi, Anthony Njokuani already had his next opponent. The 15-6 (2-2 in the UFC) lightweight will square off against Paul Taylor. UFC on FUEL TV 4 is set to go down in San Jose California on July 11 from the HP Pavillion. The two were originally...

Apr 25, 2012 10:20 am

Where Does Rashad Evans Go From Here?

By Ryan Busuttil: In May 2010, Rashad Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision to become the number one contender to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. What happened in the next 23 months was a whirlwind of emotions, changes and frustrations for Evans. After the Rampage fight, he didn’t fight again until August 2011...

Apr 25, 2012 5:34 am

Sonnen Calls Out Silva | I insulted your family and you didn't do a damn thing!

“I don’t’ know man, this guy says the craziest things, he is surrounded by such yes men and it’s unbelievable that he actually thinks like that. He talks about his legacy, he is so close to the trees that he can’t see the forest. Come to America and ask people what they think of him....

Apr 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Report | UFC Headed To The UK In September

By Jamie McAllister: “Our expectation is that in September, we will be in the U.K. It won’t be Liverpool,” said Zelaznik, shooting down the rumors about Liverpool before announcing the U.K. return. “We haven’t announced the venue or the location or the date, but we will be back. The fans can rest assured, we will...

Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves Set for UFC 149 in Calgary

By Ryan Busuttil: UFC 149 just got a whole lot sexier! In the midst of a 4 fight losing streak, Yoshihiro Akiyama will continue to fight in the Welterweight division as he takes on Thiago Alves at the summer event. MMAFighting.com initially reported the fight earlier today, stating that both fighters have agreed to the...

Jan 20, 2012 8:21 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen A Huge Favorite Over Bisping, Maia Underdog To Weidman

In the most recent betting odds for next week’s UFC on FOX 2 event, odds makers have Chael Sonnen pegged as more than a 4-1 favorite over his counterpart Michael Bisping. Additionally, longtime division standout Demian Maia is the underdog to last minute replacement opponent Chris Weidman, who is currently unranked in the division. Smart...

Jan 12, 2012 1:35 pm

UFC NEWS – 2011 Salary Report For 337 UFC Fighters

2011 was a hallmark year for the world’s biggest and best Mixed Martial Arts promotion. They expanded to new territories, set record gate and attendance figures and launched a revolutionary TV deal. Safe to say the UFC had a great 2011. In an interesting report from mma-manifesto.com, 337 UFC fighters who fought for the promotion...

Jan 5, 2012 10:21 am

UFC NEWS – UFC on FUEL TV 2 Adds Three More Bouts Including Stann vs. Sakara

Three more fights have been added to the UFC on FUEL TV 2 card set for April. First up on the list is a middleweight fight between Brian Stann and Alessio Sakara which will likely serve as the evenings headlining bout. The other two bouts added to the April fight card are light-heavyweights Cyrille Diabate...

Dec 15, 2011 10:52 am

UFC NEWS – Simpson vs. Markes, Brookins vs. Yahya Added To UFC on FUEL 1

Two more fights have been added to the UFC’s February debut on FUEL TV in the form of Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Jonathan Brookins vs. Rani Yahya. UFC on FUEL TV is set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska on February 15. No venue has been announced to host the event, but a...

Dec 4, 2011 1:09 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz Booked For UFC on FOX 2

The UFC’s second appearance on network television just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of a middleweight number one contender bout between Mark Munoz and Chael Sonnen. UFC officials notified BJPENN.COM of the booking late yesterday evening. UFC on FOX 2 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January...

Nov 9, 2011 11:00 am

UFC 138 draws 2.1 million viewers on Spike TV

This past weekend’s UFC 138 event was available to approximately 100 million Spike TV subscribers in the US. It drew in a very respectable 1.8 million viewer average with a peak audience of 2.1 million and a 1.2 household rating. Spike TV released the ratings information late yesterday afternoon. “UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went...

Nov 8, 2011 12:42 pm

Anderson Silva Reacts To Mark Munoz Challenge

“I hadn’t even seen that (Munoz’s challenge). I thought Munoz was a friend, but that’s okay..” Anderson Silva responds to the challenge dished out by Mark Munoz after his UFC 138 victory over Chris Leben this past weekend via Brazilian media outlet SporTV. There is about a 40-mile stretch between the Gym Mark owns and...

Nov 5, 2011 8:53 pm

UFC 138 Attendance Figures and Bonus Winners

“UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went down tonight at the LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham England. The Spike TV card aired stateside via tape-delay and featured a main event between middleweights, Mark Munoz and Chris Leben in the UFC’s first ever 5-round non-title fight. While the main event was scheduled for...

Nov 5, 2011 3:08 pm

UFC 138 Results *Spoiler Alert*

“UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went down today at the LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham England. The card featured a main event between middleweights, Mark Munoz and Chris Leben in the UFC’s first ever 5-round non-title fight. Airing live in most of the global market, US and North American residents have...

Nov 5, 2011 10:01 am

Official UFC 138 Discussion Thread

Tonight’s UFC 138 Spike TV card is set to go down in just a few hours. Featuring a barn burner of a main event between middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Leben the card should without question, deliver an action packed fight. Use this thread to share your reactions to the fights, or debate with your...

Nov 5, 2011 9:55 am

How To Watch Tonight’s UFC 138 Event In Birmingham England

The only UFC event to take place in the United Kingdom this year is upon us and while many of you are familiar with the process of which to watch these events some may have forgot, or some may not have experienced one of these shows taking place over the pond. Unlike February’s Australia show,...

Nov 4, 2011 9:34 am

UFC 138 Weigh In Results: All Fighters But One Make The Mark

MAIN CARD: (Spike TV) Chris Leben (186) vs. Mark Munoz (186) Renan Barao (136) vs. Brad Pickett (134) Papy Abedi (170) vs. Thiago Alves (172)* Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Anthony Perosh (205) Terry Etim (156) vs. Edward Faaloloto (155) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook) Justin Edwards (170) vs. John Maguire (170) Rob Broughton (258) vs. Philip De...

Nov 3, 2011 10:18 am

This Weekends UFC 138 Event Sets Live Gate Record For LG Arena

The UFC has taken over another Arena’s revenue record, this time in their return trip to England. With 20-years in operation, Birmingham England’s LG Arena has notched a new note in their history this week with the UFC 138 Live Gate figures. A near sellout, the UFC’s managing director of international development Mr. Marshall Zelaznik...

Nov 1, 2011 10:10 am

Talyor injured, out of UFC 138 bout with Njokuani

Another change has been made to this weekend’s UFC 138 card due to an injury. The UK’s Paul Taylor has reportedly suffered whiplash in a car accident that took place yesterday and as a result has been forced out of his scheduled bout with Anthony Njokuani. With just a few days left until fight night,...