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Mar 14, 2012 10:52 am

UFC 146 | Struve vs. Hunt Expected As Pay-Per-View Opener In All Heavyweight Line Up

A “Big” card is an understatement if you were to use the adjective to describe the pay-per-view portion of UFC 146. As recently announced by UFC officials, the entirety of the UFC 146 PPV card will feature nothing but heavyweights. The latest addition to the lineup is a previously unannounced bout between Stefan Struve and...

Mar 6, 2012 1:59 pm

Overeem vs. JDS Heavyweight Title Fight Official For UFC 146 In May

We announced this a month ago, but the UFC has now confirmed our rumor as fact. Junior Dos Santos finally has a date penned for his first UFC title defense against Alistair Overeem. UFC officials announced the bout as official just moments ago. UFC 146 is set to go down on May 26 at Las...

Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster

As recently confirmed by sources close to the fighter, Strikeforce light-heavyweight, Roger Gracie has inked a deal with the UFC. Over the past few weeks Roger has been making headlines due to his dwindling BJJ competition schedule and shifted focus to MMA training full-time. Now we have our answers as to why. Roger was undefeated...

Jan 30, 2012 1:43 pm

UFC NEWS | Jon Jones Asked For A Top 10 Heavyweight Before The Year Is Up

“I actually asked Dana and Lorenzo if I could take a fight [at heavyweight] for the fans at the end of 2012. I figure, beating Henderson and Rashad, there would be a period of waiting on who I am going to fight next and during that period, at the end of 2012 I requested to...


Dec 21, 2011 11:30 am

UFC NEWS – Chad Griggs Latest Heavyweight To Make The Jump From Strikeforce To The UFC

Probably best known for ending the hype of wrestling star Bobby Lashley, Chad Griggs is one of many heavyweights on the Strikeforce roster with huge amounts of potential. He now gets to test that potential in the Octagon. It was recently announced that Strikeforce is intending on halting all heavyweight fights at the conclusion of...

Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am

UFC NEWS – Frank Mir Happy To Welcome Strikeforce Heavyweights To The UFC

“We don’t have the type of depth that the other weight classes have and I think it’s only a benefit to move them (Strikeforce heavyweights) over to us. I guess I have a bad taste in my mouth because of what happened when I first started my career. I had to always hear about, ‘Oh,...

Nov 18, 2011 9:28 am

UFC NEWS – Poll Results: Who Will Be The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champ in 2012?

In our inaugural polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers who you thought would be the UFC’s 205 pound champion in the coming year. With the main event between “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson going down this weekend and a title fight between Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida in just a few weeks, the...

Dec 9, 2016 7:53 pm

UFC Albany Results: Derrick Lewis TKO’s Shamil Abdurakhimov in Round Four

A heavyweight tilt between Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 102 card in Albany, New York. Round one begins and Lewis attempts a high kick but Abdurakhimov catches it and takes Derrick to the ground. Shamil moves to side control and begins working on a keylock...

Dec 9, 2016 7:09 pm

UFC Albany Results: Francis Ngannou submits Anthony Hamilton in Round One

A heavyweight bout between Francis Ngannou and Anthony Hamilton served as the co-main event bout of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 102 fight card in Albany, New York. Round one begins and Hamilton is able to get a hold of a Francis kick and press Ngannou against the cage. Ngannou looks to secure a kimura and...

Dec 9, 2016 6:54 pm

VIDEO | UFC Albany Results: Corey Anderson TKO’s Sean O’Connell (Highlights)

A light heavyweight bout between Corey Anderson and Sean O’Connell took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 102 main card in Albany, New York. Round one begins and O’Connell starts things off with a leg kick. Anderson circles out and then comes in with a combination. Sean with a nice kick to the body. He...

Dec 9, 2016 6:25 pm

UFC Albany Results: Gian Villante TKO’s Saparbek Safarov

A light heavyweight bout between Gian Villante and Saparbek Safarov kicked off tonight’s UFC Fight Night 102 main card in Albany, New York. Round one begins and Safarov opens with a leg kick and then a stiff jab. Villante answers back with a hard leg kick of his own. Gian lands a nice shot that...

Dec 9, 2016 8:15 am

UFC President Dana White addresses changes to UFC 206 main event

Earlier this morning, news broke that Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway, which was scheduled to serve as the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 206. Now that the dust of Pettis’ unfortunate weigh-in miss has settled, the UFC has announced how it will proceed with the...

Dec 9, 2016 7:28 am

BREAKING! Anthony Pettis misses weight for UFC 206 title fight

When Daniel Cormier was forced to withdraw from his planned light heavyweight title fight with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, it left Saturday night’s UFC 206 without a main event. To rectify this situation, the UFC enacted a multi-part plan: First, they stripped Conor McGregor of the UFC featherweight title. Then they promoted interim featherweight champion Jose...

Dec 7, 2016 11:48 am

Report: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208

Late last month, reports surfaced that Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa were being considered for a light heavyweight showdown at UFC 208 in Anaheim, California. Unfortunately, that card was cancelled altogether, which meant that UFC 209 – scheduled for February 11 in Brooklyn – became the new UFC 208. With the cancellation of the originally...

Dec 6, 2016 2:01 pm

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis’ 5 best UFC knockouts

Though the MMA community is quite transfixed on Saturday’s UFC 206 card, which will feature big names like Anthony Pettis, Max Holloway, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Matt Brown, this is actually not the most immediate UFC card on the calendar. Before the UFC returns to Toronto for UFC 206, the Octagon will touch down in...

Dec 5, 2016 8:49 am

VIDEO | UFC 206 Countdown: Holloway vs. Pettis

The UFC has not touched down in Toronto since late 2013, when Jon Jones defended the light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson in one of the greatest championship fights ever. This Saturday, the organization will finally return to the Canadian metropolis with UFC 206. Originally, UFC 206 was supposed to be headlined by another light...

Dec 2, 2016 2:26 pm

VIDEO | Brandon Vera defends ONE Championship heavyweight title in lopsided beatdown

Last December, UFC veteran Brandon Vera won the vacant One Championship heavyweight title with a thunderous first-round knockout of late-replacement Paul Cheng. Almost a full year later, Vera finally defended that title. He did so against the 43-year-old Hideki “Big Body” Sekine – who is also nicknamed “Shrek” – in the main event of One...

Dec 2, 2016 2:04 pm

Jon Jones on UFC return: “The story can’t end like this”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently serving a suspension for a failed random out-of-competition drug test back in June, which forced him out of his UFC 200 headlining scrap with Daniel Cormier just 48 hours before fight night. Jones maintained his innocence throughout USADA’s appeal process, and it was ultimately determined that...

Dec 2, 2016 8:36 am

Jon Jones reflects on finding out he was pulled from UFC 200

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones was set to make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 200, where he was to fight light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight title. Unfortunately, just 48 hours before fight night, Jones was pulled from the...

Dec 1, 2016 12:15 pm

UFC 208 event scheduled to take place in Anaheim, California canceled

The UFC 208 event which was scheduled to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 21 has been canceled. There will still be a UFC event in Anaheim but is now scheduled to take place much later in the year on August 5. The UFC released the following statement on their...

Dec 1, 2016 12:13 pm

Max Holloway wants Conor McGregor rematch, even at heavyweight

As top ranked UFC featherweight Max Holloway gears up for his UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Anthony Pettis on December 10th in the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto, the streaking featherweight has his eyes set on a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who just recently relinquished his featherweight championship....

Nov 30, 2016 7:28 pm

UFC issues brief reaction to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, MMA stars such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, among others, gathered to announce the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The announcement was certainly a major one for the MMA industry, with the fighters involved, in addition to former...

Nov 30, 2016 12:28 pm

Anthony Johnson denied ticket to UFC 206 by UFC

Just weeks ago, UFC light heavyweight #1 contender Anthony Johnson was slated to headline UFC 206 in Toronto in a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight title against UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Unfortunately, Cormier was forced out of the fight with a groin tear, and has been sidelined until March, when he expects to...