2702 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Sep 4, 2013 12:12 pm

EA Sports UFC Video Game To Add Female Fighters

With the UFC’s backing, professional female fighters not only get their time under the bright lights, they are also getting supporting roles in the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game. Starting next Spring, players will “Feel the Fight” in the Octagon and experience the crippling power of Rousey’s signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate’s...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Sep 2, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 18’s Louis Fisette Talks This Season’s Show, His Weekly BJPENN.COM Blog and More

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight standout has reeled off six straight victories, with all six wins coming by form of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was most recently seen in action at the “AFC 16 – Uprising” event in March. The “WAMMA”...

Aug 30, 2013 11:09 am

UFC Officials Still Hopeful For MMA In The Olympics

“Yes we do believe that MMA should be in the Olympics given its prominence as a sport all over the world,” Fischer told Reuters in Singapore after announcing that the first UFC show in the city-state would take place on January 4 “Mixed martial arts, under the global leadership of UFC and us really inspiring...


Aug 29, 2013 9:20 am

UFC purchases 24 acres for $7.8 million in Vegas to build new headquarters

As the premiere mixed martial arts organization in the world, the UFC has grown exponentially in the past few years. Now seen in nearly 150 countries and heard in 30 languages, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is at a point where it needs more space to conduct business: To accommodate its continued growth and put its...

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...

Aug 26, 2013 10:26 am

Tim Kennedy Tells Vitor Belfort to ‘Fight Clean, Stop Using Steroids’

Only a few weeks ago, Vitor Belfort shunned the idea of facing Tim Kennedy, saying that he would only fight for the belt or in a super fight at another weight.  Not one to be dismissed so easily, Kennedy recently spoke out against Vitor Belfort’s use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, telling the Brazilian middleweight to...

Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am

Bellator Boss Believes Rampage And Tito Belong On MMA’s Mt. Rushmore

You can’t deny the star power that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson once had in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Their success in the UFC saw them both rise to the pinnacle of the sport and hold shiny gold belts under the most prominent promotional banner in the world. The two legends are now...

Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am

World Series of Fighting 5 Features Three Gracies: Rolles, Gregor and Neiman

The First Family of Mixed Martial Arts will leave a significant imprint on World Series of Fighting’s next event as three different members of the Gracie clan will appear on the eagerly anticipated Sept. 14 card at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition to a recently announced heavyweight contest between Rolles Gracie...

Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Aug 16, 2013 8:13 am

Brock Lesnar: There’s days I think I can get back into the Octagon

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) admits he still thinks about his former career as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter, one that ended on a bit of a sour note. Lesnar decided to hang up the UFC gloves after suffering a first-round TKO loss to former Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair...

Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Slated For Muay Thai Fight At Lion Fight 11

Widely seen as one of the most dangerous women in MMA today, Cristian ‘Cyborg’ Justino recently defeated Marloes Coenen to win Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight title.  That victory behind her, Cyborg is now looking to put her Muay Thai skills to the test by facing world champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11, a pure...

Aug 13, 2013 10:13 am

Popular Female Fighter, Felice Herrig, Inks Exclusive Deal With Invicta FC

Twenty-eight year-old strawweight (115 pounds) superstar Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (9-4) of Crystal Lake, Ill. has signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships. Herrig, a winner of four consecutive fights and protégé of MMA star Jeff Curran, will make her Invicta FC debut later this...

Aug 12, 2013 12:58 pm

Resurrection Fighting Alliance Inks Multi-year Deal With Adidas Double-D Combat Sports

Ed Soares, President of Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) today announced that in an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D, the adidas Combat Sports licensors for over a decade, that one of the most iconic and recognized brands in sports will now stripe the RFA cage. “RFA is honored to have an exclusive multi-year deal with Double-D...

Aug 9, 2013 11:49 am

Boost Mobile & WSOF Announce Partnership, Fans Can Vote On ‘Cage Rattler of the Night’ Tomorrow

Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry with its exclusive Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, is uniting with WSOF, a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe....

Aug 9, 2013 8:00 am

Rousey: ‘I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has had a big impact on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and in doing so has become a major ‘superstar’ in the UFC. Before settling on a career in MMA, Rousey participated and won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Now,...