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May 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Quick Twitt | Melendez vs. Thomson IV? – Champ Says "No" | MMA NEWS

Following last night’s razor thin split-decision victory over Josh Thomson many fans are calling for a fourth encounter between the two Strikeforce lightweights. However the champ, Gilbert Melendez according to this tweet from USA Today has had enough of Thomson in his life. If the decision had went the other way, which many think it...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold on Thomson's keys to winning; Melendez's #1 status

Josh Thomson is in the final stages of preparation for his trilogy sealing fight with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. In the first fight Josh made all the right moves and was victorious – only to fall short in their second bout via a disappointing decision loss. On Strikeforce’s May 19 card headlined by teammate...


Apr 12, 2016 2:38 am

VIDEO | See how Bellator is marketing former UFC champion Benson Henderson

It was big news when former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson recently announced that he left the UFC to sign with Bellator MMA. Bellator has established themselves as the biggest competitor to the UFC, with acquisitions such as Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis and Josh Thomson being some of the big names that have jumped...

Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm

After failed negotiations with UFC, Rory Mac to test free agency

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will return to the octagon in June when he headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa opposite surging contender Stephen Thompson. “The Red King” has not competed since his “fight of the year” battle with Robbie Lawler at this past July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. MacDonald...

Feb 24, 2016 8:11 am

Conor McGregor’s coach predicts early finish against Nate Diaz

While Conor McGregor might have opened up as the betting favorite against Nate Diaz ahead of their welterweight scrap at UFC 196 on March 5th, his coach, John Kavanagh, thinks it will be an early finish. Diaz was given the fight after UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos was forced out of the bout with...

Dec 31, 2015 8:17 am

Is Fedor Bellator bound?

Earlier this morning fight fans witnessed the impressive return of Fedor Emelianenko. ‘The Last Emperor’ managed to pick up an impressive 1st round TKO win over a much larger Jaideep Singh. Of course after the bout the MMA community as well as most of Twitter went wild with talks of “Fedor’s back!” One interesting thing...

Dec 18, 2015 10:31 am

WATCH! Is the UFC making a mistake by potentially letting Aljamain Sterling go?

Undefeated bantamweight and former Cage Fury Fighting Championships champion Aljamain Sterling may be on the road to testing free agency. Sterling successfully fought last week with a second-round submission win over Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night 80. Sterling posted a video of his post-fight celebration with the caption reading, “When the @UFC calls your...

Oct 22, 2015 10:38 am

Officials announce new date for Bellator 147

Officials announced today that the initial Dec. 11 date for Bellator 147 has been changed to take place a week earlier, on Dec. 4, according to MMA Junkie. Fighters already scheduled on the card include lightweights in former Strikeforce champion/UFC vet Josh Thomson (21-8 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Pablo Villaseca (10-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) as...

Sep 24, 2015 4:44 am

Joe Warren warns Bellator 143 opponent L.C. Davis: ‘Get ready for an a** beating!’

“The Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren has his sights set on what he feels is rightfully his: The Bellator Bantamweight Championship. First, Warren will have to make his way through former WEC fighter L.C. Davis this Friday in the main-event of Bellator 143 in Hidalgo, Texas. Long before names like Josh Thomson, Phil...

Sep 23, 2015 5:25 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Medical Report: Nine Fighters Face Possible 6 Month Suspensions

This past Saturday we finally got to see what Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event would actually look like. There were a lot of questions leading into the cross promoted event, featuring both MMA fights in a cage and GLORY kickboxing matches in a ring. The night also featured an old school one-night tournament in which former UFC...

Sep 23, 2015 5:10 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Breaks Records But Disappoints With Low Ratings

So there’s some good news and some not so good news when it comes to Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event this past Saturday. The event, which featured GLORY kickboxing and MMA action also had a four-man, one-night light heavyweight tournament, debuts of Josh Thomson and Phil Davis, and a main event between champ Liam McGeary and Tito...

Sep 21, 2015 9:39 am

Miesha Tate is tired of being ‘pushed around’ by the UFC

No matter what their rank is, every woman in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division wants an opportunity to dethrone Ronda Rousey of her throne. While they will gain the championship, their stock will rise tenfold just for beating the most popular fighter the octagon has to offer now. While women like Holly Holm are...

Sep 20, 2015 5:59 am

Champion Will Brooks trashes Bellator for poor promotion

It was arguably one of the biggest events in Bellator history on Saturday night when the mixed martial arts promotion and GLORY joined forces for the first “DYNAMITE” event in California. The card featured a slew of matches including one night light heavyweight tournament and a light heavyweight championship bout featuring Liam McGeary and Tito...

Sep 19, 2015 2:49 pm

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Results

Bellator’s massive cross-promotional event ‘Dynamite’ goes down tonight in San Jose, California and will feature both MMA fights in the cage and GLORY kickboxing matches in the ring, which will be right next to each other. For the most part the fights will take place one after the other, but for a few on the...

Sep 18, 2015 5:53 pm

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ 1 Weigh-In Results

Tomorrow night history will be made with Bellator ‘Dynamite.’ Not only will there be a stacked line-up of MMA fights, but we’ll also get a night of action packed GLORY kickboxing fights with the cage and the ring set up right next to each other. On the Bellator side we’ll see a four-man, one-night light...

Sep 18, 2015 8:43 am

Politics? Who Doesn’t Vote, Who Wants Trump? MMA’s Best Discuss — WATCH NOW!

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ goes down on Saturday night and will be the biggest event in the promotions history, with both MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing fights going on throughout the night. Ahead of the event BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage caught up with a bunch of the night’s fighters and picked their brains on the current presidential...

Sep 17, 2015 2:26 pm

LEGENDS! Sakuraba And Royce Gracie Tie-Up At Bellator Event

Talk about star power. Bellator ‘Dynamite’ goes down on Saturday night and will be the first of it’s kind, with a massive night of MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing matches going on in the same venue. The promotion didn’t hold back and brought out all the big guns to help promote the event. At recent...

Aug 24, 2015 9:15 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson set for UFC on FOX 17

Nate Diaz will make his return to the octagon after almost a year of absence when he squares off with Michael Johnson at “UFC on FOX 17”, UFC confirmed on Monday night. “UFC on FOX 17” will take place on December 19, 2015 in Orlando, Florid at the Amway Center. Stockton’s Diaz has amassed an...

Aug 21, 2015 9:42 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Set For TUF 22 Finale

Well, it’s not Anthony Pettis or Nate Diaz, but Khabib Nurmagomedov finally has an opponent for his octagon return. The undefeated lightweight will take on the dangerous Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 finale, which will take place in Las Vegas on Dec. 11. The fight was confirmed by UFC officials, via the Los Angeles...

Aug 19, 2015 10:15 am

DC: ‘There’s No Tension Between AKA And Dana White’

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is in a little bit of a pickle. He’s apart of American Kickboxing Academy, or AKA for short. That’s his team and those are his training partners. He’s also obviously the UFC champ and works as a UFC analyst on FOX Sports. So when his teammates Josh Koscheck and...

Jul 27, 2015 3:44 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Tate Takes Top Spot, 4 Women Ranked Above Correia

“UFC on FOX 16” is in the books and a couple fighters from the main card made some big moves! Miesha Tate’s co main-event performance against Jessica Eye earned her the top-spot directly under Ronda Rousey, once again. Jesssica Eye dropped a single spot due to the loss, however. TJ Dillashaw surpassed UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Jul 26, 2015 2:00 am

Ferguson: Yo EA! Put Me in the Game, I’m the Boogeyman of the UFC

Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson recently invaded the lightweight top ten and has no plan to stop his reign of terror— even after he captures the UFC Lightweight Championship. “I’m here for the top ten. I’m here to wreck some s***, do some stuff and leave my name out there,” Ferguson told BJPENN.COM Radio. Less than...