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Jan 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Las Vegas Could Host Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May

Chris Weidman will make his second UFC Middleweight Championship defense against Vitor Belfort, and details about the bout are already starting to emerge. It seems that UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea of hosting the fights in Las Vegas in May or July. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto shared a text message from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course).

Jan 1, 2014 11:13 am

Ratings Report: UFC 168 Prelims Deliver Record Viewership On FOX Sports 1

The UFC 168 PRELIMS on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night (8:00-10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC PRELIMS to date on the channel. The event was up 56% over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch. In...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 28, 2013 9:45 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s pay-per-view event, BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live and free stream of the evening’s post-fight press conference. UFC 168 goes down tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva square off in a rematch that will determine the UFC middleweight championship....

Dec 27, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White on Uriah Hall, ‘I was purposely sticking it to him, no doubt about it’

Uriah Hall sent shockwaves around the MMA universe while serving as a contestant on season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Hall landed a brutal spinning wheel-kick on opponent Adam Cella that left the TV audiendce, as well as his fellow contestants, in absolute shock. Uriah followed that highlight reel knockout up with 2 more viscous...

Dec 26, 2013 9:01 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 168 (Full Replay)

Chris Weidman shocked the world when he knocked out then-champion Anderson Silva for the middleweight title at UFC 162. While Weidman attempts to validate his first win, Silva looks to regain the respect he had before losing the belt. Tate vs. Rousey: Browne vs. Barnett:

Dec 26, 2013 7:36 am

Belfort: ‘That Belt Belongs To Me’

“I don’t care who will win on Saturday, because whoever wins will already be preparing to lose. That belt belongs to me. I conquered my space. I wanted the opportunity to fight for the belt, and here I am. The one thing the fans wanted to see is me getting the title shot. Now I...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

POLL: Did The UFC Deliver In 2013?

It’s our year-end poll here at BJPENN.COM and what better way to end our polling schedule than to ask fight fans if you are happy with the way things turned out in 2013. We got to see a full schedule of FOX programming, the launch of FOX Sports 1, GSP Retire, Anderson Silva lost his...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 20, 2013 11:37 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Gets Smashed on Head With Bottles

While enjoying the latest issue of Cat Fancy in the ESPN green room, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has his toughness tested by former NFL players Darren Woodson and Damien Woody. Weidman will defend his title against Anderson Silva at UFC 168 in a rematch for their July bout.

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 16, 2013 9:18 am

Dana White: ‘Urijah Faber’s In The Vitor Belfort Zone’

Like a fine wine… Urijah Faber has been involved with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade. The longest reigning WEC champion and perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Faber has been impressing audiences for years. On that list of impressed spectators is UFC President Dana White, who during the UFC on FOX 9...

Dec 14, 2013 4:08 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Green Displays Great Potential in Decision Victory over Healy

Bobby Green’s performance was almost Anderson Silva-esque. He kept his hands by his side the whole fight and invited Pat Healy to punch him in the face, all while displaying amazing head movement. The bout opened up with a frustrated Pat Healy not being able to find his distance. Bobby Green, on the other hand,...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...

Dec 10, 2013 7:29 am

6th Annual ‘Fighters Only’ World MMA Awards Set For Vegas, Feb. 7

The sixth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas early in the New Year, and once again it’s destined to be the most anticipated red carpet event on the mixed martial arts calendar. With a few more weeks still to go, 2013 has already been arguably the most exciting, dramatic and successful...

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Nov 25, 2013 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort expects to fight for the title in Brazil

By Evan Stoumbelis Vitor Belfort has been on a series of wins recently, going 5-1 since his KO loss to Anderson Silva in 2011 at UFC 126. His only loss since then coming from Jon Jones at UFC 152. In 2013 he defeated Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Dan Henderson. All 3 of...

Nov 25, 2013 8:41 am

Vitor Belfort: ‘My best is yet to come’

Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) has look absolutely phenomenal in his past three octagon appearances. “The Phenom” has earned 3-straight head kick knockouts over perennial contenders Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping and most recently Dan Henderson during that stretch. UFC President, Dana White, has stated that his intention is to have Belfort fight the winner...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 18, 2013 10:03 am

POLL RESULTS: Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we asked the fans if Vitor Belfort deserves a title shot following his first round K.O. over Dan Henderson. His only loss at middleweight since returning to the UFC was in a title fight against Anderson Silva. And with his recent dispatching of Bisping, Rockhold and Dan Henderson the fans...

Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Ready To Be First To Win UFC Gold In Three Weight Classes

Since his return to the UFC in 2009, Vitor Belfort has been on an absolute tear. Outside of his defeats to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, the Brazilian ‘Phenom’ has only let one opponent (Michael Bisping) out of the first round of action. With his recent destruction of Dan Henderson (See Video), Vitor is ready...