159 Search Results for judging

Oct 16, 2013 11:00 am

UFC Executive Defends MMA’s 10-Point Must System

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Marc Ratner, is one of the world’s most respected combat sports regulators. The former Executive Director for Nevada has seen it all. In a sport where the only rules used to be no biting or eye gauging, he, with the assistance of the UFC, has...

Oct 10, 2013 10:58 am

Maia Criticizes Judges Following Decision Loss To Shields

“I don’t understand the judges. My strategy going into the fifth round was to defend the takedowns and score points standing, so I thought the fight was 3-2 to me. I think the judges should make their criteria more clear and the judges should go public. A decision like this can change a fighter’s life...

Oct 9, 2013 10:47 am

Florian Wants Peer Reviews / Training For Judges In MMA

  “Another huge problem with judging is that we haven’t really assigned values to specific techniques that are executed cleanly in the UFC. What value is a takedown versus a clean cross to the jaw? Is a knockdown valued the same as a near submission? Is a person going backward but landing punches not as...

Oct 1, 2013 12:05 pm

Joe Rogan Blasts 10 Point Must System In MMA

“Scoring is very flawed. It’s flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it’s flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you’re going 10-9...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Aug 6, 2013 8:13 am

Bisping: Machida needs to change his style

This past weekend at UFC 163 in Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) lost a controversial split decision to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Many people have blamed bad judging for the fights decision, but UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (24-5...

Aug 1, 2013 2:58 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Martin Kampmann on Upcoming Fight with Condit: “I’m Going to Walk Away With the Finish” | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond put on another amazing show on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. One of this week’s guests was longtime UFC fan-favorite and welterweight contender, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann. Kampmann is currently preparing for his upcoming bout with Carlos Condit on August 28th at UFC Fight Night...

Jul 29, 2013 5:41 pm

Late Night Cageside Radio Returns Tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT With Antonio McKee, Brandon Hempleman, Martin Kampmann and Gerald Harris!

As always Penn Nation, Late Night Cageside Radio powered by BJPENN.com is back this evening with yet another stacked line-up of guests! Joining the show at 10:05 is MMA veteran and always entertaining personality, Antonio “Mandingo” McKee. Antonio will be stopping by to discuss his upcoming bout with Lewis Gonzales at World Series of Fighting 4...

Jun 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Don Clift of KICK International Talks Need for Change in MMA Sanctioning

Don Clift is the Task Force Director for the Rules and Regulations Committee working hand-in-hand with the President, Frank Babcock, with the goal of establishing rules and regulations for those areas not yet sanctioned as well as unifying the rules and regulations for amateur MMA in the United States under one Sanctioning body.   Don...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...