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Nov 11, 2016 9:00 am

VIDEO | Japanese Legend Shinya Aoki Gets TKO’d At One Championship: Defending Honor

Folayang stuffed a takedown early in R3 and smashed Aoki with a knee to the face. Shades of the 2nd Sakurai fight. And NEW pic.twitter.com/aLYhaXj4uu — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) November 11, 2016 Now that Eddie Alvarez, Will Brooks and Gilbert Melendez are all members of the UFC roster, Shinya Aoki stands out as one of the...

Nov 9, 2016 12:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 98 Viewership Ratings Peaked During Alexa Grasso Fight

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with UFC Fight Night 98. The highlight of the Octagon’s Mexican return was undoubtedly the main event, which saw streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson take a decision from former champion Rafael Dos Anjos in an action-packed, five-round battle. Other highlights of the card included a nice...

Nov 9, 2016 5:58 am

UFC to Return to London, England, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in Early 2017

Good news for fight fans in Canada and the United Kingdom: The UFC is planning stops in both countries in the first quarter of 2017. The organization will first take over beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 19, before returning to London, England’s O2 Arena on March 18. The UFC’s February show in Halifax...

Nov 8, 2016 4:45 pm

PHOTO | Special edition UFC 205 gloves to worn by fighters this Saturday night in New York

UFC 205 goes down next Saturday November 12 live from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden arena. The blockbuster event is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its main event super-fight, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his UFC lightweight title...

Nov 6, 2016 10:17 am

VIDEO | Former Pro Wrestler Kid Kash Gets Smashed in MMA Fight

Kid Kash went from pro wrestling to #MMA at #ValorFights38. It didn't end well. pic.twitter.com/EJSEsVgU4f — FloCombat (@FloCombat) November 6, 2016 There is a long history of pro wrestlers making the jump to MMA, and the results of these attempts are extremely varied. Brock Lesnar was undeniably the most high profile pro wrestler to make...

Nov 6, 2016 9:23 am

UFC 205 Fight Card and Live Results Thread

UFC 205 goes down next Saturday November 12 live from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden arena. The blockbuster event is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its main event super-fight, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his UFC lightweight title against reigning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor....

Nov 6, 2016 7:22 am

VIDEO | Relive the Moments that Led to Alvarez vs. McGregor at UFC 205

Next Saturday, the UFC will make its long awaited debut in glimmering New York City, New York with UFC 205. The card, which will emanate from the combat sports Mecca of Madison Square Garden, will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between reigning divisional champion Eddie Alvarez, and current featherweight king Conor McGregor. If...

Nov 5, 2016 9:07 am

Tito Ortiz catches heat for homophobic comments towards Chael Sonnen

On January 21st, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, and former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage under the Bellator MMA banner in a highly anticipated matchup. When Sonnen celebrated the end of his two-year suspension several months ago, it was announced that he was coming out of retirement, and...

Nov 4, 2016 8:54 am

Diego Sanchez Turns Up the Crazy at UFC Mexico Press Conference

Diego Sanchez is known primarily for two things: his wild, all-action fighting style inside the cage, and his often bizarre behaviour outside of it. The latest display of his out-of-cage antics occured at the official press conference for UFC Fight Night 98, which will go down in Mexico City, Mexico this Saturday night. On the evening’s...

Nov 2, 2016 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Melvin Manhoef boxes super-heavyweight YouTube star

Combat sports veteran Melvin Manhoef is certainly one of the most credentialed fighters on the planet today. With over 50 professional kickboxing matches that saw him win the ‘It’s Showtime’ championship, in addition to 46 professional MMA fights that have seen him pick up arguably some of the most devastating knockouts in recent memory, ‘No...

Nov 1, 2016 12:03 pm

VIDEO| Watch Eddie Alvarez’s Legendary 2008 Battle with Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen

  Though Eddie Alvarez has been on the radar of hardcore MMA fans for years, he has only recently entered the consciousness of casual fans as the UFC lightweight champion and the upcoming opponent of transcendent star Conor McGregor. Often referred to as “The Underground King,” Alvarez has long been adored by fans for his...

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields: “There’s constantly big name guys fighting with the UFC.”

Jake Shields has fought for nearly every major mixed martial arts promotion in the sports relatively short history. From winning the Strikeforce middleweight belt, to fighting for the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, Shields has bounced around quite about before landing at World Series of Fighting, where he currently calls home. Shields spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com...

Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields on GSP’s free agency: “I’ve always wanted that rematch.”

When news broke of former UFC welterweight champion Georges Saint Pierre coming out of retirement, there wasn’t much doubt regarding where the French-Canadian superstar would re-sign with the UFC. But with entirely new owners and an exclusive apparel contract with Reebok, much has changed in the UFC since GSP stepped away from the sport in 2013....

Oct 28, 2016 9:00 pm

Jon Jones and Matt Mitrione engage in twitter beef!

With Jon Jones not getting any time to fight in the Octagon, the former UFC light heavyweight champion can still find a few wars to get into on the Internet. On Friday, Jones and Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione got into it on twitter. Mitrione posted a photo of a bartender side by side with a...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 26, 2016 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night 99 Loses Its Co-Main Event

On November 19, the UFC will return to Belfast, Northern Island with UFC Fight Night 99. Initially, the card looked like it was going to be a great one. Unfortunately, the injury bug has been chowing down on its lineup over the last few days. First, it was announced that the evening’s planned main event,...

Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Pro wrestling and MMA star Bobby Lashley talks up a fight against Brock Lesnar

Who would you pick to win in a mixed martial arts fight between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar? Lashley, who is under a Bellator MMA and TNA professional wrestling promotion contract spoke with TMZ about a potential matchup with former UFC and WWE contracted star, Brock Lesnar. “I think it would be really interesting. There’s...

Oct 24, 2016 7:34 pm

Lyman Good pulled from UFC 205 following potential USADA violation

New York native Lyman Good is no longer set to compete on the UFC’s first-ever event in the Empire State. The former Bellator 170 pound champion and current UFC welterweight was flagged for a USADA violation according to the UFC’s website. The news of Lyman Good’s potential USADA violation broke on Monday, just weeks away...

Oct 23, 2016 1:08 pm

VIDEO | Phil Baroni wins by KO, then gets assaulted with a headbutt (flashback)

Remember this? Back in July of 2008, UFC veteran Phil Baroni made a successful drop to the 170-pound ranks when he scored a highlight reel one-punch knockout victory over Scott Jansen at the “Cage Rage 27: Step Up” event which took place at Wembley Arena in London. A few moments after landing the massive right...

Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to the cage. Shortly thereafter, the big man announced that, despite his status as a former top-5 heavyweight, this return would not occur in the UFC. If Carwin’s return wasn’t going to...

Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz responds to Chael Sonnen’s claim that he is going broke

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen recently told TMZ that his upcoming Bellator 170 opponent Tito Ortiz was going broke. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” did not take well to Sonnen’s comments and quickly fired back at Chael by releasing the following video on his Instagram: .@TMZ_tv seen the words that chael had to say...

Oct 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Ben Askren wants Georges St-Pierre: You can’t say I’m not the best

ONE FC champion Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the best fighters not currently signed to the UFC. With a 15-0 professional record that has seen Askren not only claim the ONE championship, but also win the Bellator welterweight championship. As if that weren’t enough, Askren defended his ONE FC championship once,...

Oct 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Will Brooks almost fully recovered from rib injury, eyes January return

In the beginning of October, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon for his second UFC appearance on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Brooks was stepping into the Octagon against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was supposed to be making his lightweight debut at the event. The day prior however,...