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Feb 24, 2012 8:29 pm

UFC 144 Weigh-In Results | Rampage Misses Weight, Forfeits 20% Of Purse

The UFC 144 weigh-ins have concluded and all bouts scheduled for tomorrows pa-per-view event are now official. UFC 144 is set to go down tomorrow night live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event...

Feb 19, 2012 3:51 pm

BJPENN.COM Middleweight Top 10 (Updated 02/19/12)

The time to update the BJPENN.COM world rankings is long overdue. There has been a lot of activity in each division and as such we have adjusted our world rankings. Items such as wins, losses, inactivity, retirement and suspensions all play apart in deciding who should be ranked in the top 10. Your most recent...

Feb 17, 2012 10:08 am

UFC 144 Weigh-Ins Set For Saitama Super Arena On Feb. 24 | Condit Hosts Q&A

Heads up Japanese fight fans; the UFC is knocking at your front door and whether you like it or not they are coming in. The UFC 144 official weigh-ins ceremony (broadcast on BJPENN.COM) is going down next week on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The same venue will host...

Feb 6, 2012 9:25 am

UFC Officials Confirm Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II for June in Brazil

During last weekends UFC 143 media frenzy, UFC officials announced that the middleweight rematch between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva has been agreed upon by all parties for a yet to be announced event set for June in Brazil. The middleweight champion, Anderson Silva made an appearance in Las Vegas for UFC 143 and UFC...

Jan 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC NEWS | Sotiropoulos Injured,Mitsuoka In Against Gomi At UFC 144

An injury has reportedly forced George Sotiropoulos out of his scheduled UFC 144 appearance against Takanori Gomi. Details of the injury were not disclosed at the time of this report. In his place to face Takanori Gomi comes Eiji Mitsuoka. UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super...

Jan 2, 2012 12:00 pm

UFC NEWS – Bout Order Set For “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson”

UFC officials have finalized their fight card for the promotions return trip to Japan in February. A 24-main lineup will be featured in the land of the rising sun making up 12 official bouts. UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of...

Dec 4, 2011 1:09 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz Booked For UFC on FOX 2

The UFC’s second appearance on network television just got a whole lot more interesting with the addition of a middleweight number one contender bout between Mark Munoz and Chael Sonnen. UFC officials notified BJPENN.COM of the booking late yesterday evening. UFC on FOX 2 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January...

Nov 28, 2011 8:16 am

UFC NEWS – George Sotiropoulos Returns Against Takanori Gomi In Japan

A lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC 144 event set to take place in Japan between top lightweight, George Sotiropoulos and Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi. UFC officials announced the addition to the card during today’s pre-fight press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan. “UFC 144: Japan” is set to...

Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

BJPENN.COM Middleweight Top 10 (Updated 10/17/11)

The world top 10 middleweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters with the exception of Bellator champion, Hector Lombard. Anderson Silva is the current UFC middleweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. With his years of dominance over the middleweight...

Oct 13, 2011 10:28 am

RICH "ACE" FRANKLIN’S SHOULDER SURGERY A SUCCESS

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin underwent shoulder surgery yesterday to repair his torn labrum, an injury that occurred during a grappling practice last month. Franklin’s manager, JT Stewart, announced today the surgery was a complete success and that he is expected to make a full recovery. “I spoke with Rich, he’s feeling great...

Oct 13, 2011 9:27 am

Bisping: Sonnen had his chance, I'm the true number one contender

“Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough,...

Sep 15, 2011 3:32 pm

UFC 134 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner, today released the results of the UFC 134 drug screenings. Six of the UFC 134 participants were screened and tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and banned substances. UFC 134 took place Aug. 27 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. The event featured a middle weight title fight...

Sep 12, 2011 8:50 am

Anderson Silva out until 2012 with shoulder injury

As he announced in the UFC 134 aftermath Anderson Silva had suffered from a shoulder injury that required pain medicine prior to his bout with Yushin Okami. That injury will reportedly keep the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world out of action until next year. MMAFighting.com got the scoop from Silva manager, Ed Soars: Anderson...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Oct 7, 2015 2:33 pm

Jon Fitch: ‘I Broke GSP When We Fought’

  “I think that I broke him in that fight. He never fought the same way again. He started fighting very safe, very cautious. He stopped finishing people. I think I got into his head that fight, and that’s why I wanted to fight him again so bad. That first fight I had zero defense...

Aug 3, 2015 12:22 pm

WSOF to announce fate of Palhares tomorrow

Rousimar Palhares’ days as World Series of Fighting’s welterweight champion could be coming to an end as soon as tomorrow. Palhares successfully defended his championship against Jake Shields at “WSOF 22” this past Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it wasn’t without controversy. Palhares apparently poked the eyes of Shields several times throughout the fight...

Aug 2, 2015 1:56 pm

Palhares could be stripped of WSOF belt for his actions at “WSOF 22”

There is no doubt that Rousimar Palhares is one of the most talented and powerful grapplers in World Series of Fighting. As the saying goes, though, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Palhares has shown a lack of discipline in the past when it comes to letting go of submission holds on time and he...

Mar 21, 2014 7:54 am

Barnatt On McGregor: ‘You don’t have to represent the sport badly’

I’m starting to wonder if there’s anyone left in the UFC who doesn’t have some level of drama going on with Connor McGregor. Luke Barnatt, a member of The Ultimate Fighter 17 roster, recently sat down with Jonathan Shrager of MMA.TV and spoke about his issues with McGregor, as well as his fantastic start to his...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...