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Jul 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Phil Baroni Believes He Is Among The Last Of A Dying Breed

Phil Baroni is an MMA veteran, with 32 MMA bouts, and 10 boxing matches, Baroni started his career in 2000 and has been through it all. From the UFC, to Pride, to Strikeforce, to ONE FC, numerous smaller shows, and now Bellator where he will fight on Friday against Karo Parisyan. Baroni believes he is...

Jul 13, 2014 8:54 am

FOX To Air Both Main Card And Prelims Of ‘UFC on FOX 12’ Event

A much-needed change in broadcasting plans is upon us for UFC on FOX 12. In a new first, FOX has decided to remove the July 26 preliminary card from FOX Sports 1 and place the broadcast on ‘Big FOX’. It will likely break all prior preliminary card viewership records. UFC on FOX 12 goes down...

Jul 12, 2014 1:57 pm

Single Injury Forces Major Shuffle For Five Top Ranked UFC Lightweights

Several top UFC lightweight fighters had to rearrange their schedules following a single injury withdrawal from, Blackzilian Fighter Michael Johnson. Johnson was originally scheduled to fight Josh Thomson (pictured) on the UFC on FOX 12 fight card, but due to his injury, the top ranked Thomson was left without an opponent. Coming in on short-notice...


Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jun 18, 2014 5:03 am

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC FN 49

It looks like Benson Henderson won’t get a long layoff after his submission win over Rustam Khabilov earlier this month. Now the former lightweight champion is slated to face Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49. After losing his lightweight title to Anthony Pettis...

Jun 11, 2014 5:10 am

UFC on Fox 12 Picks Up Cummins vs. Kingsbury

UFC on Fox 12 which takes place in San Jose has picked up Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins. Cummins made his UFC debut after stepping in to fight former teammate Daniel Cormier on short notice which produced a quick TKO loss. After that Cummins bounced back, picking up a win over Roger Navarez via TKO....

May 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12, winner gets title shot!

July’s UFC on FOX 12 event will be headlined by a welterweight slugfest, as UFC officials announced today that Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will face Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in the evenings main event! “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 173 event in...

May 22, 2014 11:16 am

Daron Cruickshank vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC on FOX 12

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and Jorge Masvidal is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 12 card in San Jose. Daron Cruickshank (15-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was most recently seen in action at this month’s UFC Fight Night 40 event in Cincinnati, where he scored an impressive...

May 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Guida vs. Bermudez Booked for UFC on FOX 12

An intriguing featherweight bout between Clay Guida and Dennis Bermudez has been booked for the UFC”s twelfth show on FOX. UFC officials recently announced the bout as official. UFC on FOX 12 is set for July 26 in San Jose, California. A main event has yet to be announced, however, Josh Thomson vs. Michael Johnson...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Maynard Leaves AKA, Seeks New Start In Arizona

Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard has spent his last several fight camps at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. AKA’s lightweight roster consists of several top 155lb fighters including, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Josh Thomson. On last night’s edition of UFC Tonight, the crew confirmed that Gray wanted to not stay so...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

Apr 10, 2014 9:13 am

Nate Diaz Has A Point – Is Asking The UFC For A Raise Wrong?

Rod Tidwell is a fictional NFL player from the movie “Jerry Maguire.” In the film, Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr., has one of the more iconic moments in the history of sports movies when he screams into a phone, “Show me the money!” On the other end of the line is Tom Cruise, who...

Apr 10, 2014 8:28 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Missed His Chance At ‘Justin Bieber Money’

The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth. Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied...

Feb 28, 2014 11:45 am

VIDEO | ‘The Punk’ Gets Pin Removed From Thumb

Remember when Josh Thomson fought and nearly beat Benson Henderson with just one-hand? Well that happened, and so did the subsequent medical procedures on the injured half of Thomson’s fists. Now, a few months removed, Josh got his pin removed. Check it:

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 10 is official, with all fighters weighing in this afternoon from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m. PT) Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) Donald Cerrone...

Jan 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Benson Henderson: “I’m getting my belt back”

Without a doubt Benson Henderson can’t be Anthony Pettis’s biggest fan. After being handed his second loss by “Showtime” and losing his title twice by the same man, it is understandable why Henderson has his sights on Pettis. However, he is going to have to jump through hurdles just like everyone else in the sport...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

Injured Anthony Pettis Wants To Return 4th Of July Weekend

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has been sidelined since winning the belt against Benson Henderson last year. A PCL injury that required surgical repair has put him on the shelf and recently out of his scheduled December bout with Josh Thomson.  The champ now believes that he’s on the mend and hopes for a return...

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...