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Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...

Feb 15, 2014 9:07 am

Guida vs. Kawajiri Booked for UFC Fight Night 39 In Abu Dhabi

A featherweight bout between Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to Abu Dhabi. Some outlets are reporting that this bout is to take place at lightweight, however BJPENN.COM confirmed that both fighters will stay inside the UFC’s 145-pound division and face off as featherweight’s. Fight Night 39 is...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...


Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Nov 13, 2013 9:36 am

A Look At Year End Heavyweight War Between Browne And Barnett

Two of the most exciting heavyweights in the world are set to collide at this years inaugural year-end event, UFC 168 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) Ranked #5 and Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) Ranked #7, are set for a three round war that has many...

Oct 14, 2013 11:03 am

Palhares Manager Says Client Was ‘crucified in the court of public opinion’

“I’m not defending Rousimar’s actions. He did wrong in holding Mike Pierce’s ankle that long. But this situation is being way over blown. Rousimar has already been punished. He was denied an obvious “Submission of the Night” bonus, and he was given a four-month suspension by the CABMMA. But this guy is being crucified in...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Aug 29, 2013 7:29 am

Brandon Vera on TRT: If it’s good for one, it should be good for all

Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) will make his return to the UFC’s heavyweight division this weekend when he takes on Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Vera was recently asked by members of the media to comment on Big Ben’s use of TRT. Vera stated that he was not a...

Jun 19, 2013 10:17 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1)| Urijah Faber on MMA Draft and Combine | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC bantamweight top-contender Urijah Faber recently joined our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on an episode of BJPenn.com Radio and “The California Kid” had a lot of talk about regarding what he’s currently been up to, his work on the first ever MMA Draft/Combine, and his upcoming fight with Yuri...

Jun 14, 2013 10:37 am

Roy Nelson Could Gain Werdum Rematch with UFC 161 Win Over Miocic

By JAKE CHASTAIN | In lieu of last weekend’s dominant performance put in by Fabricio Werdum it seemed that the talented heavyweight would be next in line for the UFC HW strap. But those don’t seem to be the plans that the organization has in mind. At this week’s UFC 161 media scrum Dana White...

Jun 12, 2013 12:57 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Pulls Second Highest Numbers in Station History

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last and final UFC on FUEL TV event closed with an exclamation point! The ratings for the event, which featured a stacked Brazilian-heavy card, gave Fuel TV its second highest audience in the station’s history. That’s impressive considering the circumstances of the fight being hosted abroad in Brazil and many...

Jun 11, 2013 6:48 am

Roy Nelson Thinks He ‘Saved’ UFC 161 After String of Injuries

  When injury struck UFC 161, we first lost an interim title bout that headlined the card. Then, our new co-main event event that featured Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced off the card, leaving a shell of what was once a highly-anticipated card. With the injury bug wreaking havoc on the main...

Jun 8, 2013 9:10 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Bonus Winners; Thiago Silva Takes KO and FOTN, Erik Silva Wins SOTN

Another card flying under the radar delivers for the UFC following a great evening of fights on UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs Werdum in Fortaleza, Brazil. The event served as the TUF Brazil 2 finale, with the main event seeing a showdown of two heavyweight submission specialist’s as Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira faced off...

Jun 4, 2013 11:45 am

Mayhem Miller Wishes He Could Have Fought Nick Diaz

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason “Mayhem” Miller was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday and, of course, the former UFC fighter gave an entertaining interview, to say the least. He didn’t break anything or storm off of the set of the show this time but he did give some really interesting and entertaining stories...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

May 25, 2013 12:40 pm

EDITORIAL | Cain Still Reaching for “Legendary Champion” Status

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of MMA is a very harsh place. The saying, “he landed a lucky punch” never seemed to hold more weight than it does inside the UFC octagon. The rise and fall from fame and stardom can be extremely fast and unexpected, almost identical to a rollercoaster. Just ask Cain Velasquez....

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

Mar 25, 2013 10:30 am

Rashad Evans’ Back is Against the Wall for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

One time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rashad Evans, could be fighting just to stay in the UFC soon.  He is coming off two losses, first to Jon Jones last April and then to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in February.  Both losses were unanimous decisions after fights that underwhelmed expectations.  Evans (17-3), who usually brings quickness that...

Mar 25, 2013 9:21 am

Rashad Evans Says Mental Fog To Blame For Last Fight | UFC NEWS

“I’m happy about this fight [against Henderson]. Having the chance to fight somebody like Dan is a big deal, especially after not having the performance I would have liked [against Nogueira]. “It’s good to get in there with somebody like Dan and answer a lot of critics and to show everybody that I am still...

Mar 13, 2013 8:40 am

Freddie Roach Trains ‘Improperly Taught’ Shogun Rua to Punch | UFC News

  Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach was brought onboard Mauricio Rua’s training camp for UFC 161 to help Rua with his striking. Rua is known for his muay-thai game but according to Roach, when it comes to technical punches, Rua wasn’t properly taught how to throw them. Roach spoke to GracieMag on his work with Rua:...