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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...


Aug 23, 2016 8:35 am

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub’s bold prediction for Conor McGregor post-UFC 202

Going into UFC 202, there was quite a bit of pressure on UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Regardless of whether or not McGregor won the fight and avenged his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz, UFC President Dana White had stated that McGregor would return to featherweight or vacate the 145 pound belt. Following the...

Aug 22, 2016 6:15 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar not ruling out a return to the UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is not ruling out a return to the octagon. “The Beast” returned to the UFC after a five-year hiatus last month to fight at this summer’s blockbuster UFC 200 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former title challenger Mark Hunt. However, shortly after his comeback victory...

Aug 21, 2016 12:37 pm

Conor McGregor earned the highest payday in UFC history last night

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor earned a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout which headlined last night’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas. According to a report from MMAFighting, the Irish superstar made a disclosed $3 million for his victory over “The Stockton Slugger”. Nate Diaz apparently earned $2 million for...

Aug 20, 2016 8:28 pm

UFC 202 Results: Anthony Johnson KO’s Glover Teixeira

A key light heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira served as the co-main event for tonight’s UFC 202 fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and both men start off quickly. Rumble lands a huge uppercut and Glover is out cold! Wow!

Aug 15, 2016 1:23 pm

UFC targeting Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy for historic pay-per-view card

After nearly two years since a controversial loss to Yoel Romero, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is being targeted to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans who will be dropping down a weight class for a middleweight bout, according to Flocombat. According to their sources, the fight is being targeted for UFC 205, which...

Aug 14, 2016 12:28 pm

VIDEO | UFC fighters past and present talk about a Fighters Union

Watch as former and current UFC fighters talk about the need for a Fighters Union. In the above video former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture discusses the need to expand the “Ali Act” to mixed martial arts. Mixed martial arts legends and former champions Cung Le and Ken Shamrock also speak out...

Aug 14, 2016 11:37 am

Derrick Lewis says he is returning to the cage at UFC Manila

Derrick Lewis (16-4 MMA) was hoping to get a fight against former champ Fabricio Werdum at next month’s UFC 203 event, this after Ben Rothwell was forced to withdraw from the cards scheduled co-main event with an injury. Unfortunately for “The Black Beast”, UFC officials opted to give Travis Browne the opportunity to rematch Werdum in the co-headliner...

Aug 12, 2016 7:47 am

Fabricio Werdum officially gets new opponent for UFC 203

Earlier this week it was revealed that Ben Rothwell was forced out of his UFC 203 scrap with former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum due to an injury. With just over a month until UFC 203, many were wondering which heavyweight would step in on short notice to fight the former champ, who is looking to...

Aug 11, 2016 10:44 am

UFC 203 change, former champ Fabricio Werdum needs new opponent

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was scheduled to fight Ben Rothwell at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio. However, Werdum will need a new opponent now that Rothwell has suffered a knee injury and has been forced to withdraw from the bout, according to sources confirmed by MMA Junkie on Thursday. A member from Rothwell’s...

Aug 7, 2016 2:15 pm

USADA did not expedite Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 results

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returned to the octagon after a five-year layoff and was able to defeat perennial contender Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at last month’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Five days after the blockbuster event, the UFC was informed by its anti-doping partner USADA that Lesnar had tested positive...

Aug 7, 2016 12:59 pm

Two former champions removed from the UFC rankings

Earlier today news broke that current UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been removed from the UFC rankings. Well two other former UFC title holders were also removed from the UFC ranking over the weekend, as both Brock Lesnar and Lyoto Machida are no longer listed. Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous...

Aug 7, 2016 12:43 pm

Jon Jones removed from UFC rankings

Current UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones was removed from the UFC rankings over the weekend. Jones was supposed to fight current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in a title unification bout in the headliner of last month’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, but was pulled from the card just...

Aug 4, 2016 1:25 pm

Roy Nelson and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva set to clash in heavyweight match

UFC heavyweights Roy “Big County” Nelson and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva are set to face one another in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 95, which takes place in Brazil on September 24. The UFC announced the exciting heavyweight bout on Thursday. Tem duelo de pesados confirmado para o #UFCBrasilia: @BigfootSilva enfrenta @roynelsonmma https://t.co/HqkWEceCST pic.twitter.com/kDdrH3avAQ —...

Aug 3, 2016 9:12 pm

Amanda Nunes explains the power of a UFC championship belt

Many years ago, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia revealed that he slept with the UFC championship belt after winning it by knocking out Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 41. Fast forward thirteen years, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is doing the same thing Sylvia once did. She spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss how...

Aug 3, 2016 2:14 pm

Two high-profile bouts targeted for UFC 204

While there has been no official word as to what fight will headline UFC 204 on October 8th, there are two high profile fights that are being targeted for the card. In addition to the rumored Bisping vs. Henderson rematch going down in the main event, MMAFighting is reporting that Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint...

Aug 2, 2016 9:30 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem looking slimmed down ahead of UFC 203

In just over a month, MMA legend Alistair Overeem will step into the Octagon to fight UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in a highly anticipated showdown. Overeem is riding a 4-fight win streak that most recently saw him knock out Andrei Arlovski with a jumping front kick in the Netherlands at ‘UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam’....

Aug 1, 2016 11:17 am

PHOTO | CM Punk featured in new UFC 203 Poster

Former WWE champion CM Punk (0-0 MMA) will make his octagon debut at September’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, Ohio. Punk is set to take on Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA) at the event, which takes place September 10 live from Quicken Loans Arena. UFC 203 is headlined by a heavyweight title fight featuring current...

Aug 1, 2016 1:33 am

New York lawyers attempting to create union for UFC fighters?

The talk about a fighter’s union has been floating around for quite some time. Most recently, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very vocal about fighters needing a union after his opponent Brock Lesnar tested positive for banned substances. Apparently UFC women’s strawweight Angela Magana was recently contacted by some lawyers in New York that...

Jul 30, 2016 6:42 pm

UFC 201 Results: Nikita Krylov KO’s Ed Herman

A light heavyweight bout between Ed Herman and Nikita Krylov served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 201 prelims in Atlanta. Round one begins and Krylov opens things up with a nice switch kick. He lands a jab and then another kick, this time to the leg of Herman. Both men trade leg kicks....

Jul 30, 2016 5:33 pm

UFC 201 Results: Anthony Hamilton KO’s Damian Grabowski

A heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton (15-5 MMA) and Damian Grabowski (20-4 MMA)took place during tonight’s UFC 201 prelims in Atlanta. Round one begins and Grabowski misses with a big punch. Hamilton connects with a right and then an uppercut. He follows up with some more big shots. Grabowski drops to the canvas. Hamilton with...

Jul 30, 2016 8:55 am

Brendan Schaub’s bold prediction about Amir Khan’s future in the UFC

Former boxing champion Amir Khan made headlines earlier this month when he posted a picture of himself with a UFC championship belt. The photo sparked conversation about the former champ making the jump to MMA. Khan then revealed in an interview that not only was he thinking about making the jump to MMA, he wanted...