205 Search Results for kongo

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 22, 2013 1:30 pm

UFC 159 Conference Call Highlights: Sonnen Wins Battle Of Words, Bisping / Belcher Trade Jabs

Instead of firing off multiple barbs, Chael Sonnen showered compliments onto Jon Jones during Monday’s UFC 159 media conference call, proclaiming the current UFC champ as – among other things – the greatest light heavyweight in history. The often-verbose Sonnen was the opposite, heaping praise by bushels. “(Jones) was talking about Muhammad Ali and Mike...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...


Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind? Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’? Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV. The traditional one-hour special will take...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 7, 2013 9:19 am

Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan official for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the recently announced UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following recent losses to Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve and Lavar Johnson, it appeared that Pat Barry was in a...

Mar 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Impressive UFC Imports (Part One) | UFC NEWS

There is no arguing that the UFC is usually the promotion all mixed martial artists want to end up fighting for. After all, this is where the money is and it is the best place to prove to the world that you are the best by trying to beat the best. There are promotions outside...

Mar 4, 2013 9:41 am

Leonard Garcia and Cody McKenzie Added to UFC 159 | UFC NEWS

  A new match-up between Cody McKenzie and  Leonard Garcia has been added to the UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen card. UFC 159 is slated for April 27, 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The featherweight fighters were originally slated to fight in UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. Due to a suffered...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...

Jan 30, 2013 10:32 am

Bisping vs. Belcher Official for UFC 159 Co-Main Event | UFC News

  A middleweight clash between two veteran fighters is scheduled for the co-main event of UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. Michael ‘ The Count’ Bisping (23-5) will take on Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (18-7) in a fight that both fighters are looking to capitalize on as they are both coming off of losses. UFC 159...

Jan 28, 2013 9:19 am

Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Mark Hunt, Manny Gamburyan, Jim Miller & Mike Dolce

  After one of their more entertaining shows ever, thanks to the charismatic Bear Frazer and great interviews from Gilbert Melendez and Urijah Faber hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick are back again this Wednesday night at 8pm eastern. This week your hosts will talk to three exciting fighters and the man who is credited...

Dec 29, 2012 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM STAFF ROUNDTABLE:Who Will Win The UFC 155 Main Event?

Who Will Win The Main Event? Chase Raymond This is tough, I think it could go either way really but until someone can show me why I should go against Dos Santos then I’m going to go with Dos Santos. I think Cain will be able to get the fight to the ground this time...

Dec 4, 2012 9:58 am

Mark Hunt vs Stefan Struve Likely for UFC on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

UFC is looking to match heavyweights Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve  at UFC on Fuel TV 8, which will be taking place in Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on March 2.  Bout agreements have yet to be signed but is expected to air on the FUEL TV main card. Hunt vs. Struve was supposed to initially take...

Nov 20, 2012 11:03 am

White Growing Frustrated With Fighters Who Turn Down Fights | UFC NEWS

“(Kongo) turned down the fight whether it was on short notice or whatever. It’s the second fight he’s turned down in a row… It’s a lot more normal with guys who are worried about losing. Guys who are in a position where if they lose, you know what I mean? You’re either fighters or you’re...

Nov 16, 2012 8:20 am

Matt Mitrione Steps In For The Injured Shane Carwin at TUF: 16 Finale | UFC NEWS

When Shane Carwin announced he was injured and could not compete in the TUF: 16 main event against Roy Nelson the UFC president thought, “Not again.” Well it didn’t take long to find a replacement, less than 24 hours later Matt Mitrione agreed to step in and take the toughest fight of his career against...

Oct 15, 2012 11:20 am

What’s Next for the UFC 153 Main Card Fighters? | UFC NEWS

UFC 153 came off extraordinarily well, especially considering the reshuffling the card went through. Anderson Silva and Glover Teixeira dominated, Big Nog showed Dave Herman Jiu-Jitsu does work and Jon Fitch walked away with an extra $70k for his fight of the night effort against rising prospect Erick Silva. Let’s not forget Demian Maia who...

Oct 3, 2012 9:33 am

Clay Guida Admits To Passing Out At Bar During Boring UFC Fights | UFC NEWS

“Logical fans that actually go back and pick that fight apart, and didn’t just judge it by the first time seeing it [agree with me]. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t think it was the most exciting fight that I’ve put on, or that the UFC has had as a main event in a...

Sep 5, 2012 12:10 pm

Spike TV's Roy Nelson Marathon Counter-Program to TUF 16 Debut | UFC News

Spike TV announced Sept. 14’s prime-time lineup include a Roy “Big Country” Nelson marathon. The marathon airs from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT including Nelson’s preliminary-round matchup with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, as well as the entire TUF 10 Live Finale main card. TUF 16’s 2 hour debut featuring the new show’s 16 elimination-round fights,...

Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am

Editorial | MMA Styles: BJPenn.com Edition

In the world of Mixed Martial Arts there are enough different disciplines to make for interesting fights. Machida’s karate, Mir’s jiu jitsu, and Jon Jones’s super humman powers are prime examples. Though impressive as those skill sets are alone, it’s usually not the disciplines that garner a win for a fighter, but rather the way...

Aug 9, 2012 6:19 am

Who's on the Hot Seat? UFC 150 Edition

Welcome to the first edition of Who’s on the Hot Seat, BJPenn.Com style! I came up with this column a few years back as well as the title so please do not accept any poor imitations that you will see across the internet. The main premise behind this article is to go over the fighters...

Jul 27, 2012 10:14 am

UFC on FX 5 Lands Browne vs. Bigfoot as Main Event | UFC NEWS

Travis Browne may have been disappointed when his fight with Ben Rothwell was scratched for UFC on FOX 4, but it may have been a blessing. Browne has landed himself in the main event of UFC on FX 5 and standing across the Octagon will be Antonio Silva according to USA Today. Heavyweights Travis Browne...

Jul 24, 2012 12:19 pm

Broughton vs Mitrione Off UFC On Fox 4 Card | UFC NEWS

A UFC heavyweight matchup between “The Ultimate Fighter 10” standout Matt Mitrione (5-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Rob Broughton (15-7-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been taken off the Aug. 4, UFC on Fox 4 Card. Broughton was removed from the bout due to personal matters. It is currently unknown if the UFC will be able...