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Jun 1, 2017 8:37 am

Jimi Manuwa promises knockout of Volkan Oezdemir in “risky” UFC 214 fight

Last weekend, Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an abrupt, first round knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov. With this win, Oezdemir earned himself a fight with the UFC’s third-ranked light heavyweight: British destroyer Jimi Manuwa. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Jimi Manuwa discussed this newly announced bout with Oezdemir. “It’s...

May 31, 2017 12:57 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 35 // Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another streamlined show for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with the number 3 ranked light-heavyweight and knockout artist, Jimi Manuwa. Jimi has been campaigning for a shot at the strap and while his recent performances certainly warrant a title fight, the “Poster...

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 30, 2017 9:28 am

Alexander Gustafsson thanks Glover Teixeira and fans following win

This past weekend, top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson picked up an extremely impressive and dominant win over former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira. While it took Gustafsson until the 5th round to actually finish Teixeira, ‘The Mauler’ managed to knock Texeira down twice throughout the fight, out-striking his...

May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 29, 2017 1:11 pm

SI Swimsuit model and Muay Thai fighter Mia Kang eyeing MMA competition

Don’t let the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model job description fool you because Mia Kang is a fighter, too. After spending a good part of her life in the modeling industry and going through every eating disorder in the book, one experience in a Muay Thai fight camp in 2016 changed Kang’s outlook on life and...

May 29, 2017 8:34 am

After quick KO of Cirkunov, Volkan Oezdemir wants Jimi Manuwa

On Sunday afternoon, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, surging Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an upset, knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov – and he did it in just 28 seconds. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light...

May 28, 2017 12:38 pm

Pros react to Volkan Oezdemir’s crushing KO of Misha Cirkunov

On Sunday afternoon the UFC returned to Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an action-packed, 12-fight card. In the evening’s co-main event, we saw ranked light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov in a bout that would send the winner shooting up the divisional ranks. In the end, the bout’s winner was Oezdemir. Despite his status...

May 26, 2017 1:48 pm

VIDEO | Diego Sanchez helps train Jackson Wink MMA’s newest fighter

Jackson Wink MMA has a new fighter on their team and has already got some great one-on-one training done with UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. Social media videos from former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Jackson Wink MMA showed a little preview of Sanchez training with the new member of the team, Isaac “The...

May 25, 2017 6:34 am

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this...

May 21, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Bruce Lee’s techniques are still applied in modern MMA

Bruce Lee is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time. And while some skeptics might suggest that Lee never actually fought, all it takes is a quick look at modern mixed martial arts to see just how sprawling his influence has been. Yes, even today, some 43 years after...

May 19, 2017 10:17 am

TJ Dillashaw eyeing Demetrious Johnson fight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw learned that he would be stepping into the Octagon to fight his former teammate Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title. While the pair coached opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter, it was revealed recently that Garbrandt would be heading to Germany to undergo a...

May 18, 2017 5:53 am

TJ Dillashaw thinks super-fight with “Mighty Mouse” should be new UFC 214 main event

For the last few weeks, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been operating under the assumption that he’ll be fighting reigning champ Cody Garbrandt at UFC 213 this July 8. Recently, however, news surfaced that Garbrandt is having some issues with his back, putting the pair’s UFC 213 fight in jeopardy. While this is obviously...

May 12, 2017 11:47 pm

VIDEOS | Staredowns for UFC summer blockbusters

#TUFFinale @FollowTheMenace vs @Justin_Gaethje | July 7 pic.twitter.com/drBsh747Gj — UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2017 TESTY!!!@Amanda_Leoa & @BulletValentina get physical! #UFC213 pic.twitter.com/fUjAe98wXx — UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2017 #UFCGlasgow@DrKneevil vs @Cyn_Calvillo pic.twitter.com/xX1JmNnbyt — UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2017 #UFCLongIsland Main Event@ChrisWeidmanUFC vs @KelvinGastelum pic.twitter.com/OPATSsE0bb — UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2017 The strawweights!! @ClaudiaGadelha_ vs @KarolinaMMA #UFC212...

May 12, 2017 3:27 pm

VIDEOS | Punches and bottles tossed during UFC summer kickoff presser

@dc_mma said this Real Nigga shit 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/sHnp4DApaN — Kevin Lee (@MoTownPhenom) May 12, 2017 Here's the scuffle between Chiesa and Lee #UFCsummerkickoff pic.twitter.com/PR4oNj36DM — #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) May 12, 2017 The UFC Summer Kickoff press conference was certainly a wild one! Prior to the press conference starting, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and...

May 12, 2017 3:06 pm

UFC announces several big matchups for summer

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference event, Jon Anik played host to a Q&A between fans, and a panel of fighters, which included UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The pair fielded the majority of questions throughout the course of the press conference per...

May 11, 2017 6:44 am

“The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi returns at UFC 214

Yesterday afternoon, our own Chris Taylor reported that UFC 214 will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier, and former champion Jon Jones. The co-headliner, meanwhile, is expected to see Cris “Cyborg” Justino fight for featherweight gold, though it is not known if she’ll be fighting for an interim belt...

May 9, 2017 8:10 am

Daniel Cormier discusses surprising recent unpopularity

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier may have just picked up a major win over Anthony Johnson to successfully defend his light heavyweight title for the second time, however Cormier’s popularity has been surprisingly low despite the recent dominant win. He spoke to MMAJunkie Radio to discuss his popularity, saying: “Lately I’ve been having to...

May 4, 2017 2:20 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Joshua breaks punching arcade game?

Sorry Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, but IBF-WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua may take the cake in the punching power arcade game. As you can see from the video above, Joshua was hanging out with English soccer player Troy Deeney and the two got to challenging on the punching arcade game to test out...

Apr 29, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Watch Matt Hamill KO Luiz Cane at Fight2Night 2

VIDEO | Watch Matt Hamill KO Luiz Cane at Fight2Night 2 Former UFC fighter Matt Hamill picked up his first victory since September of 2012 last night in Brazil. “The Hammer” needed just 38 seconds to knockout another former UFC staple Luiz Cane in the main event of Fight2Night 2 in Parana. Check out the...

Apr 27, 2017 10:26 am

UFC reportedly considering shocking potential catchweight fight for Anderson Silva

Recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva found himself without an opponent for his UFC 212 scrap after streaking contender Kelvin Gastelum was forced out of the fight with a USADA violation stemming from a failed fight night drug test for marijuana. As a result, the UFC has been seeking a replacement opponent for Anderson...

Apr 26, 2017 2:08 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 30 // John Wayne Parr | Mike Perry | Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with three great guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is the legendary John Wayne Parr. Just a few weeks removed from his blistering head-kick KO victory over Nando Calzetta at Bellator Kickboxing 5, we’ll be discussing the huge win in Italy and get his thoughts on...