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May 29, 2013 1:40 pm

James Krause Replaces Injured Vallie-Flagg; Now Faces Sam Stout at UFC 161

By Jake Chastain | The UFC has called upon a newcomer to step in and face Sam Stout at next month’s UFC 161 event in Winnipeg. Former WEC fighter James Krause (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been announced as the UFC’s replacement for the injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).Vallie-Flagg’s injury was announced by the UFC in...

May 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Anik to Join Joe Rogan in Calling UFC on FOX Sports 1 Event

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was made public today that UFC voice Mike Goldberg will not be joining his longtime partner, Joe Rogan, in the booth for the UFC’s debut show and launch of FOX Sports 1. Instead, Jon Anik will be taking the spot of Goldberg to call the fights on August 17th in...


May 29, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 164 Card Update: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Finalized for August 31st

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We broke word a few days ago that the UFC was negotiating with Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1 MMA) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA) on trying to get their fight rescheduled for the August 31st UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were supposed to fight each other at the recent...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 28, 2013 3:28 pm

Forrest Griffin’s Legacy; By the Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Whenever a fighter leaves the UFC they usually leave a lasting mark on the company. Every fighter leaves a different mark though. Whether it be by shaking up a division, losing and in turn helping someone else climb the division ladder, having a dispute with the big-wigs and becoming an example,...

May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Benson Henderson “Surprised” Grant Beat Maynard, Gets Next Title Shot

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All roads to the top of the UFC lightweight division lead to Champion Benson Henderson. Not every fighter gets that close to the top but for TJ Grant that’s the next stop…and the last standing between him and the UFC lightweight gold. Grant, following his UFC 160 KO of top contender...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 25, 2013 1:23 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Preliminary Card Live Play-By–Play & Results

    UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot goes down tonight on Pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPENN.COM will be running a live play-by-play of the night’s preliminary card starting at 3:30 p.m. PT. The UFC 160 preliminary card opens up with a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Estevan...

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 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

Diaz and His Manager Have “No Remorse” For Costly Tweet

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Just a few days ago we found out that Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller. In that fight Healy not only cashed in on the victory but he took home $130,000 extra for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Unfortunately, Healy...

May 20, 2013 6:00 am

With Hurt Foot Barao May Be Out of Defending his Title at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When too many things seem to be going right the UFC can always count on something putting a damper on the mood. This time the rain over the party comes by way of…you called it…injury. After Saturday night’s amazing UFC on FX 8 card in Brazil rumors started swirling regarding the...

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...