255 Search Results for rousimar palhares

Jul 26, 2015 3:35 am

Shields: ‘I’d Love to Have Stitch Be My Cutman at WSOF 22’

Dana White and the Ultimate Fighting Championship caught the mixed martial arts community off guard earlier this week with the firing of Jabob “Stitch” Duran. “Stitch”, one of the best cutmen in the business, spoke out against UFC’s partnership with Reebok when he commented how it was going to negatively impact the income of people...

Jul 24, 2015 6:55 am

Goodbye UFC, Hello WSOF––’Stitch’ Duran Lands New Gig

Former UFC cutman and long time veteran of the game, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran has landed a new MMA gig. Duran was let go from the UFC because he talked out about the Reebok deal and how it affects the cutman. After an overwhelming amount of support from the fans, media and fighters it looks like...

Jun 10, 2015 2:16 pm

TOP CHEF! Bourdain, Shields Get Cooking On The Mats

Dangerous grappler Jake Shields is scheduled to go up against Rousimar Palhares in the World Series of Fighting on Aug. 1 at WSOF 22. In the meantime he’s training and preparing. One of his training partners? How about ‘No Reservations’ host and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Now, we don’t think Bourdain is actually helping Shields...


May 22, 2015 2:00 am

WIGGIN OUT! Shields Sports New Do!

Long hair, don’t care! World Series of Fighting title challenger Jake Shields donned a wig and is having fun rocking the locks. Check out his new do below! Shields challenges Rousimar Palhares for his WSOF Welterweight Championship on August 1st. Raging thru #sf with the big hommie @jakeshields. #fearandloathinginSF #skrapack #DreamTeam #DreamyTeam #legacyGoals #Respeito #mma...

May 6, 2015 9:02 am

Shields on Jones — ‘He did this to himself… but can still be the GOAT’

“He’s doing it to himself,” said World Series of Fighting’s Jake Shields when BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage brought up Jon Jones, “It’s sad because he’s so talented, one of my favorite fighters. He’s got so much talent, could be one of the greatest of all time. So I really hope he gets it together and...

Feb 9, 2015 4:40 pm

GSP “Not Surprised” About Recent String Of PED Busts

Georges St. Pierre has always advocated a cleaner sport, even going as far as to saying his retirement was in part due to a rampant PED problem in MMA. In 2015, Anderson Silva and Jon Fitch have both tested positive for PEDs. Silva testing positive for 2 anabolic steroids leading up to his UFC 183...

Feb 6, 2015 3:06 pm

Jon Fitch Fails Pre-Fight Drug Test

Former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch has been flagged by the California State Athletic Commission for failing his pre-fight WSOF 16 drug test. A CIR test has already confirmed the results. The California State Athletic Commission will not disclose the substance that Fitch tested positive for, though multiple sources believe it to be elevated testosterone....

Jan 15, 2015 11:31 am

Jake Shields Plans On Making A Statement Against Brian Foster-Exclusive

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger Jake Shields is now fighting in the World Series of Fighting. In Shields debut with the promotion he went up against the WSOF Canadian welterweight champion Ryan Ford. Shields submitted Ford in the first round via rear-naked choke. Now the submission ace is back and looking to...

Jan 10, 2015 1:16 pm

LIVE! BJPENN.COM RADIO Set With Gustafsson, Shields, Straus, & Case – Sun, 7 PT

LISTEN LIVE HERE! BJPENN.COM is ready to bring our fans the most stacked show of 2015 so far! BJPENN.COM Radio returns this Sunday with Johnny Case, Daniel Straus, Jake Shields and Alexander Gustafsson! We will be kicking things off by talking with one of the UFC’s up-and-coming talents, Johnny “Hollywood” Case. Case made his octagon...

Dec 15, 2014 3:29 pm

Askren wants GSP at Metamoris: “Let’s make it fun”

Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the greatest MMA fighters currently not signed to the UFC. In addition, The ONE FC champion is an elite level grappler, who boasts some of the best wrestling credentials in MMA. He spoke recently about the possibility of fighting WSOF champion, JiuJitsu ace Rousimar Palhares. “I’m...

Dec 14, 2014 6:41 pm

‘I’m innocent!’

Rousimar Palhares is arguably the greatest leg lock submission artist in the world today. Of Palhares 14 submission wins, 11 of them have come by way of leg lock. One thing Palhares is criticized for however, is that he holds the submission for too long after his opponent submits, something he again was criticized for...

Dec 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Opponents Be Warned! “He’s a scary guy”

This past weekend at WSOF 17, Rousimar Palhares once again defended his WSOF welterweight championship in impressive fashion as he submitted BJJ black belt Jon Fitch in just 90 seconds with a brutal kneebar (See that HERE). There was some discussion after the fight however as to whether or not Palhares held onto the leg...

Dec 14, 2014 2:13 pm

Shields vs. Foster confirmed for WSOF 17 main event

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will take on fellow former UFC fighter Brian Foster at WSOF 17 on January 17th. The promotion confirmed the news with MMAJunkie, and also announced that the bout will serve as a title eliminator bout, with the winner facing reigning champion Rousimar Palhares. Shields spoke about his opponent saying: “He’s...

Dec 9, 2014 11:13 am

UFC Veteran Justin Buchholz Added To WSOF 16 Event

Already featuring a star-studded lineup with two championship fights, including welterweight kingpin Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch and featherweight title holder Rick Glenn vs. Lance Palmer, “World Series of Fighting 16: Palhares vs. Fitch” now has two more action-packed matchups. The two new main-card contests include featherweights Brenson Hansen (7-2) vs. Josh Berkovic (5-0) and...

Dec 8, 2014 5:20 pm

Jake Shields returns to action at WSOF 17 in January

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will return to MMA on January 17th at WSOF 17 under the WSOF banner to fight Brian Foster for the #1 contender spot to fight the winner of this Saturday’s Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares welterweight title fight. Shields is coming off a win in his WSOF debut over Ryan...

Nov 5, 2014 3:43 pm

Following Very Public Dispute, WSOF Releases Former Champ Steve Carl

According to reports, The World Series of Fighting Promotion has released their former welterweight champion, Steve Carl. The former champ, earned his strap by besting the promotion’s front-runner, at the time, Josh Burkman. Carl ended up losing the title in his first defense to submission wrecking machine, Rousimar Palhares, and now, he’s gone. Prior to...

Oct 29, 2014 5:00 am

WSOF’s “Mega-Event” Set For Dec. 13

World Series of Fighting announced today a highly-anticipated, welterweight (170 pounds) world championship Mixed Martial Arts main event showdown that has dubbed a “must see’ fight, between dangerous, reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (16-6) of Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil and fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and superstar Jon Fitch (26-6-1, 1 NC) of...

Oct 19, 2014 10:29 am

Mike Pierce Ready To Return To The UFC

UFC veteran Mike Pierce hasn’t seen action in the Octagon since UFC Fight Night 29, almost a year ago to date. The bout ended in the first round when Rousimar Palhares infamously secured a heel hook, but refused to let go of the submission after Pierce tapped, and subsequently was released by the promotion. Pierce...

Oct 9, 2014 5:02 am

Shields vs. Ford For WSOF Title Shot

  The winner of this weekend’s World Series Of Fighting 14 event is being guaranteed a title shot. Promotion officials confirmed the news yesterday. World Series of Fighting 14 puts top welterweight Jake Shields against WSOF Canadian champion Ryan Ford. On Dec. 13, WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares will defend his promotional title against Jon Fitch....

Oct 7, 2014 3:50 pm

Comprehensive List Of UFC Fighter Drug Test Failures

With the number of fighters failing drug tests on the rise, BJPENN.COM’s Jon Kirschner put together a comprehensive list of the UFC’s violators over the years. Let us know who we missed: Josh Barnett 4/22/2002 UFC 36 Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Fluoxymesterone Tim Sylvia 10/7/2003 UFC 44 Stanozolol Kimo 8/16/2004 UFC 48 Stanozolol Nate Marquardt 8/15/2005...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 3, 2014 12:29 pm

Shields vs. Fitch Official For WSOF 11 Co-Main Event

Two of the world’s top welterweight fighters will collide in the upcoming WSOF 11 co-main event when Jon Fitch and Jake Shields square off in the cage. Fitch was originally slated to be in the evening’s headliner against Rousimar Palhares prior to his withdrawal from the event. Now, a lightweight title fight between Nick Newell...

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...

Apr 8, 2014 5:41 am

Mike Pierce Out of UFC Fight Night 42 Bout Against Maia

Welterweight Mile Pierce(17-6) has been forced out of his upcoming May fight due a broken hand. Pierce was set to face off in May against Demian Maia (18-6) at UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil, but because there is no timetable set for Pierces return, Maia will be awaiting a new opponent. Pierce, who is...