6030 Search Results for ufc heavyweight

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...

May 6, 2013 9:21 am

Todd Duffee Calls Life Outside the UFC ‘A Nightmare’

  In an interview given to AboveandBeyondMMA.com, UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee dexcribed life outside of the UFC and used a few choice words to dexscribe how much worse he felt after he was released: “It was a nightmare every day. It was sickening. It was very depressing. It was a giant … oh, I need...

May 4, 2013 1:04 pm

Kongo Releases Statement: “I am on very good terms with” the UFC

Earlier this week the UFC removed long-time heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo from their fighter roster on UFC.com. After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock. Later it would be revealed that...

May 2, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen’s Full “UFC Tonight” Interview

Chael Sonnen made his return to UFC Tonight after his devastating loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 159. Sonnen gives his undisputed opinion on the loss to Jones and calls out UFC legend Wanderlei Silva.

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Greg Jackson: Jon Jones At Heavyweight Would Be Fun For Me

With his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 this past weekend, Jon “Bones” Jones has once again solidified his position as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. His wins over fellow light heavyweights Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida were so dominant that middleweights like Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen invaded his division...

Apr 29, 2013 5:53 pm

Seven Fighters Released By UFC

Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better...

Apr 27, 2013 6:39 pm

UFC 159 Prelims Recap

Tonight fans will look to see if Chael Sonnen can dethrone lightheavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, but before that we tuned in to the preliminary fights on FX, results are as follows: Brian Caraway vs. Johnny Bedford: Brian Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via. submission (guillotine choke) 3rd round. Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff: Sara McMann def....

Apr 27, 2013 10:52 am

Watch The UFC 159 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s UFC 159 pay-per-view event BJPENN.COM will be broadcasting live, the post-fight press conference. UFC 159 is set to air this evening on pay-per-view from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In the main event UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against the infamous Chael Sonnen. Fighters from the...

Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

UFC 159 Weigh-in Results: Only One Misses Mark

UFC 159 takes place tomorrow night from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Today the official weigh-ins ceremony took place and each of tomorrow nights participants hit the scales to make their bouts official. All but one fighter missed the mark for tomorrow’s pay-per-view event and as such has been fined 20%of his fight purse. That...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 24, 2013 10:00 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Play-By-Play and Live Results

This Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, two light-heavyweight fighters will collide for UFC gold. UFC 205lb Champion, Jon Jones, will finally square off with his Ultimate Fighter coaching rival, Chael Sonnen, in the main event on pay-per-view. BJPENN.COM is set to host a live play-by-play of Saturday’s event and will give readers a run down...

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 10:25 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones Extended Preview

After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers.

Apr 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Chael Sonnen Says “My UFC contract expired about four months ago…”

In an odd turn of events, the headlining fight of UFC 159 is going to go on without any sort of contractual agreement, according to UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has recently gone on former WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin’s “The Steve Austin Show” and stated that he has been without a UFC...

Apr 9, 2013 9:00 am

Frank Mir: ‘Cormier has nothing to lose except his limbs” at UFC on FOX 7

“[He has] nothing to lose. He goes out and fights somebody else that’s lower ranked, and he comes out and loses, he loses a lot of stock. He goes out against me, changes levels, takes a shot. I guillotine him and choke him out in, let’s say, 40 seconds. Does it really take anything away...

Apr 8, 2013 11:43 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Extended Preview

After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers.

Apr 8, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi Fight Highlight

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, made his UFC debut last weekend in Sweden against last-minute replacement, Ilir Latifi. The Strikeforce veteran used a precise striking onslaught to easily walk away the victor.

Apr 5, 2013 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | UFC on FUEL TV 9’s Phil De Fries On Fighting Matt Mitrione

UfC Heavyweight fighter, Phil de Fries, is set to fight Matt Mitrione tomorrow night on FUEL TV. The good guys at BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio caught up with the gargantuan heavyweight to talk about the match up and see how his training camp has gone. You can tune in and watch BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio every Sunday...

Apr 4, 2013 7:57 am

Nah-Shon Burrell replaces injured Amir Sadollah, faces Stephen Thompson at UFC 160

Amir Sadollah (6-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Stephen Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 160 next month with an undisclosed injury. Stepping in for Sadollah will be Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Burrell made his octagon debut in February, scoring a unanimous decision...