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May 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Gegard Mousasi Wants Japan Scrap Against Belfort

  He just fought and lost this past Saturday, but someone is already calling for a fight with Vitor Belfort. UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi took to his social media to let the world know that he’s 100% down for a fight with Belfort. However, the fighter did have a few stipulations. First, it appears that...

May 23, 2015 8:05 am

El Guapo! Bas Rutten To Be Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

The liver shot king will take his place among the sports best. The UFC announced via a press release that Sebastiaan ‘Bas’ Rutten will be inducted in to the promotions Hall of Fame during the UFC Fan Expo on July 11. Rutten will be inducted as a pioneer of the sport. “The Pioneer Era category...

May 21, 2015 11:56 am

Asia’s Top MMA Promotion ‘Getting Lots Of Interest’ Since UFC’s Reebok Deal

The deal between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Reebok may not be what is best for all fighters, but it looks to be helping the sport of mixed martial arts grow as a whole. Japanese based promotion ONE Championship has been getting more attention from potential sponsors than usual due to the fact that non-Reebok...

May 14, 2015 2:12 am

Barnett & Nelson to Coach New UFC Reality Show, Will Fight in September

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be returning to Japan in September with an event headlined by heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson! Their bout will be the finale of a brand new UFC reality show where the heavyweights will be rivaling coaches. Ken Berger, General Manager of UFC Asia, announced that Barnett and Nelson will...


May 14, 2015 2:06 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC Fight Night 66 Edition

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited debut in the Philippines this Saturday when “UFC Fight Night 66” takes place inside Pasay’s Mall of Asia Arena. The historic event is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1 MMA) taking on former WEC featherweight title...

Apr 24, 2015 10:11 am

FLASHBACK! UFC’s Shogun Rua Gets KO’d in House Brawl

Before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was UFC fighter, he was one of the most popular fighters in Japan-based organization PRIDE Fighting Championship. LONG before that, “Shogun” was still brawling it out— just in people’s houses! Check out this video of a young Shogun Rua get head kicked and knocked out from back in the day! LOL!...

Feb 10, 2015 11:04 am

Johnson vs. Horiguchi, Not MacDonald vs. Lombard Set For UFC 186

  The UFC announced an updated fight card and released ticket prices for UFC 186: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO II at the Bell Centre on Saturday, April 25. The organization will be returning to Montreal with two championship title fights including the highly anticipated re-match between the world’s No.9-ranked pound-for-pound mixed martial artist, UFC bantamweight champion...

Jan 20, 2015 12:08 pm

Cro Cop Hints At Possible UFC Return

Rumors on the MMA front this week are centered around a possible UFC return for Mirko Cro Cop. The fighting legend was originally expected to sign with Bellator, but behind-the-scenes rumors started circulating that the UFC outbid their competitor, to once again secure Mirko. While we don’t usually take to rumors on BJPENN.COM, further evidence...

Jan 8, 2015 6:40 pm

Roland Delorme let go by the UFC

Canadian bantamweight fighter “Stunning” Roland Delorme (9-4, 1 NC MMA) has received his walking papers from the UFC. The former TUF 14 competitor went 3-3 with 1 no-contest during his time with the promotion. He scored victories over Josh Ferguson, Nick Denis and Edwin Figueroa while a part of the UFC’s bantamweight division. Delorme was...

Jan 7, 2015 6:10 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 185 in Dallas

A heavyweight clash featuring two of the divisions hardest hitters will take place at UFC 185 this March. UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem (38-14 MMA) has agreed to meet Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA) at the event. Roy “Big Country” Nelson was last seen in action in the headlining...

Jan 3, 2015 8:14 pm

UFC 182 RESULTS: Horiguchi Out Strikes Gaudinot, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

  The flyweights made an appearance at UFC 182, when Kyoji Horiguchi went up against Louis Gaudinot. The 24-year-old fighter from Japan, Horiguchi, arrived with an 8 fight win streak while Gaudinot, a member of Team Bisping on TUF 14, looked to make a statement by defeating the highly favorited Horiguchi. The flyweights came out...

Nov 30, 2014 10:29 am

QUICK TWITT: EA Sports UFC reveals hint to next legendary fighter

EA Sports UFC will be releasing its next downloadable content in December, featuring UFC legends. So far EA Sports has revealed Matt Hughes character (See that HERE). Today the company released a hint as to the next fighter they will announce, via their Twitter account. Know who our next UFC Legend is going to be?...

Nov 13, 2014 9:07 am

Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann set for UFC 183

Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miehsa Tate (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will return to the octagon this January when she faces former Olympian Sara McMann (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas. The matchup was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” After suffering a third-round submission loss to Ronda Rousey in...

Nov 6, 2014 5:00 am

UFC Releases Two Foreign Fighters

Two new fighters have been released by the UFC. Japanese imports, Takenori Sato and Kazuki Tokudome have been removed from the promotion’s online roster of fighters, which usually signifies a release from contract. Sato, a ten-year MMA veteran, suffered two first round defeats in his short time with the promotion, while Kazuki leaves with a 1-3...

Nov 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Josh Barnett and Mirko Cro Cop set for Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 in Japan

A current UFC and former UFC heavyweight have been added to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014, an event that takes place on Dec. 31, inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Before you get to excited, you may want to know that the two fan favorites will not be fighting. Well, Cro Cop will be fighting, just not...

Nov 1, 2014 1:39 pm

Baroni vs. Silva Japan NYE Bout?

Wanderlei Silva may have received a lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada, but in Japan no one cares. He’s likely still under UFC contract as well, but again, Japan doesn’t care. Can “The Axe Murderer” return to Asia to resurrect his fighting career? It’s probably not the smartest move, but yes, he probably can. Phil Baroni...

Oct 29, 2014 5:19 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury set to co-main event UFC 182

A key lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will co-headline January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials made the announcement earlier today. Cerrone and Jury were originally slated to fight at January’s “UFC Fight Night 59” in Boston. However, due to some recent card shuffling by the UFC, the pair of...

Oct 8, 2014 4:09 pm

Sportsnet Cancels UFC Central With Showdown Joe

R.I.P. UFC Central – April 20, 2009 – October 01, 2014 After being on the air for over 5 1/2 years, my pride and joy, “UFC Central”, is no more. The final airing on October 01st, was a heart breaking one to record, but I am proud of the work that the Team was able...

Sep 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva Wants You To Know The Truth About The UFC

“The money paid to the athletes is very little. How much does (the promotions) make? How much they generate? Those are things that are pissing off the fighters. Another thing that bothers me is that if someone wants to sponsor you, they have to pay $50,000 to the promotion before sponsoring you. But the money...

Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Live Results Thread

Tonight on UFC Fight pass, the UFC returns to action with a fantastic fight card in Japan. ‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Here are the live results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson by way of...

Sep 19, 2014 10:44 am

Fight Night Japan: Mark Hunt Gym Escape

As Mark Hunt prepares for his headlining fight against Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan, the UFC follows him to his home in New Zealand where he trades the gym for some good old fashioned video games with his kids.

Sep 19, 2014 12:53 am

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night 52’ Edition

Earlier this morning from Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. The UFC Fight Pass event features a fantastic fight card capped off by a heavyweight main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson (pictured above). Here’s more staredowns from today’s event. Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi:...

Sep 19, 2014 12:40 am

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Weigh-In Results

Today from The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. All fighters made weight. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt (264) vs. Roy Nelson (260) Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Myles Jury (156) Yoshihiro Akiyama (170)...

Sep 18, 2014 12:22 pm

Fight Night Japan: Roy Nelson Gym Escape

Taking a break from training for his headlining fight, UFC heavyweight and native Las Vegan, Roy Nelson, heads to the Voodoo Zipline high atop The Rio hotel to see the city from a whole different perspective.

Sep 18, 2014 12:16 pm

UFC Fighter Rin Nakai Explains Her Unusual Persona

UFC newcomer Rin Nakai is set to face Miesha Tate this weekend in Japan, and during this week’s media duties she explained her odd video’s and out-of-cage persona. Check it: “To wear something unique or different than other fighters, people pay more attention to the promotion. I think this is part of my honor to...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Lineup Finalized With 12 Bouts

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson takes place this upcoming Saturday, September 20th live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is headlined by heavy handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. This event is streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and has a 12:30 A.M. ET start time in the US....

Aug 18, 2014 8:07 am

Mark Hunt Nearly Quit On The UFC Last Month

Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt stirred up the media last month when he Tweeted the following: Well I'm unemployed that sucks — mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014 Dana White refuted the rumor that Hunt had been cut, causing some confusion. Hunt later attributed the ominous Tweet to his diet leading...