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May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 9, 2013 10:40 am

Cyborg turned down Rousey fight over money, not weight

Many believe that Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and her management team turned down the fight with Ronda Rousey for not being able to cut to 135 pounds, but it was due to money and having the right contract. MMAfigthing.com revealed the reason why Cyborg and her management team turned down the fight. In Fall 2012, nutrition...

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

May 6, 2013 11:50 am

Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago. Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian...


May 3, 2013 5:31 pm

Why Competitors Need To Do More Than Just Salsa

Among other things, one significant facet of finding success in fighting relies on rhythm. Not to discount the other variables involved in fighting, but in order to deliver a significant strike or shoot for a successful takedown, a fighter needs to concisely pinpoint the perfect moment in time to close that space in order to...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

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...

Apr 27, 2013 10:12 am

Matt Mitrione Apologizes for Comments on Fallon Fox

Earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione after making offensive comments about Fallon Fox on “The MMA Hour.” He was suspended for breaching the UFC’s code of conduct. The suspension was short-lived and was lifted on Wednesday. He has remained silent about the situation until now. “I want to apologize for...

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:52 am

Rousey disappointed in Tate’s loss, but thinks rematch is destined

The UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says she was disappointed that Tate lost to Zingano but feels a rematch with her is inevitable at some point. When Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano battled it out a few weeks ago for the right to coach on TUF 18 against Rousey, the two did not disappoint....

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 23, 2013 7:35 pm

UFC on Fox 8 Adds Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi

Another addition has been made to UFC on Fox 8 and its lightweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 15 Winner Michael Chiesa and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Chiesa is probably best known for what he can accomplish on the gound seeing as 7 of his 9 wins, in a perfect (9-0) record, have come by way...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...

Apr 20, 2013 9:42 am

UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary Card Live Play-By-Play

The UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary card kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET. For those who missed the live broadcast or are unable to catch the action we have this live results and play-by-play for you. Tune in here at 4:00 p.m. to catch all the action on your computer screen or catch up on...

Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC on FOX 7’s Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to FOX tonight with a star-studded main card featuring many notable faces. In the main event Gilbert Melendez will attempt to capture UFC gold against champion, Benson Henderson. UFC on FOX 7 takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Immediately following tonight’s event viewers can tune in...

Apr 18, 2013 9:47 am

Julie Kedzie and Germaine de Randamie set to fight on July 27

A fight that was once scheduled and then canceled for Strikeforce will happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Julie Kedzie (16-11) will take on Germaine de Randamie (3-2) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC on Fox 8 at Key Arena in Seattle on July 27. UFC officials announced the fight yesterday at FOXsports.com. This...

Apr 16, 2013 9:52 am

GSP Weigh-In Controversy – An In-depth Look

A story that once seemed to have little legs continues to trot on. The Georges St. Pierre weigh-in controversy from UFC 158 has survived for over a month now and continues to puzzle. Official statements and complaints fall from the woodwork while suspicious videos are pulled down then pop-up again. Zane Simon at Bloody Elbow...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 10, 2013 8:54 am

Hector Lombard Considering Weight Cut to Welterweight

Hector Lombard is looking for a fresh start in a new weight class. Lombard (32-4) had a successful run in middleweight class outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the “Lightning” holds a 1-2 record in the organization. After he goes under the knife for a nose surgery, Lombard is considering dropping to welterweight. Lombard broke...

Apr 6, 2013 10:11 am

GLORY 6: Daniel Ghita vs. Gokhan Saki Live Results | MMA News

Welcome to BJPENN.com’s coverage of GLORY 6: Istanbul! The card is completed and below you can check out the results, as well as summaries of each fight. Dong Su Kim vs. Naoki Yasuda Dong Su Kim defeated Naoki Yasuda by way of unanimous decision. – This was a bit of a slow fight with not...

Apr 5, 2013 10:35 am

Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton added to UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

Canada will have its first Ultimate Fighting Champion’s women’s bout this June. Alexis Davis (13-5) will meet Rosi Sexton (13-2) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC 161: Barao vs. Wineland. UFC officials announced the pairing yesterday. UFC 161 will be held on June 15, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This...

Mar 26, 2013 11:49 am

Quebec explains UFC 158 weigh-in loophole | UFC NEWS

There were a few head scratches last week when a video surfaced of the UFC 158 weigh ins between champ Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel Michael Mersh handled it peculiar fashion. Just prior to approaching the scale, Diaz...