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Jul 22, 2013 11:02 am

UFC Announces World Tour 2013

  Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year.  The UFC 2013 World Tour will include UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The World Tour...

Jul 22, 2013 8:07 am

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Slated for Lightweight Scrap at UFC 165 in Toronto

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC has added and exciting bout to its upcoming event in Toronto as lightweights Pat Healy (29-16) and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) are slated to meet on September 21st at UFC 165.  The news was made official by the UFC today as they confirmed the booking between the two brawling lightweights....

Jul 5, 2013 10:27 am

White Ranks Hendo Above Belfort For Anderson Silva Rematch

“So when you go back to Anderson Silva, who is in the twilight of his career, and you say to a guy like Anderson, what about Vitor? ‘I annihilated Vitor. I got other fights that I wanna fight.’ You talk about his legacy and his this and his that. Those are tough fights to make....

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Belfort makes case to White for Silva, Weidman winner

Vitor Belfort has thrown his hat into the ring, offering to be the next challenger for the middleweight strap. While UFC president Dana White indicated earlier this week that  if Anderson Silva were to lose his UFC championship to Chris Weidman at Saturday’s UFC 162, Silva would be given an immediate rematch. And if Silva...


Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 1, 2013 10:59 am

Chael Sonnen Opens As Slight Betting Favorite Over ‘Shogun’ Rua

The mouth of the UFC, Chael Sonnen, not only walked into another high-profile fight as a light-heavyweight, but now oddsmakers are picking him as the favorite to beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the UFC on FS 1 inaugural event in Boston. The two fighters will face off in the main event set for August 17...

Jul 1, 2013 10:49 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva’s Official UFC 162 Walkout Tee By Nike

A lot was made about the Jon Jones Nike signing, but UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has been with the popular sports apparel company for years. In the image below we get a glimpse of Silva’s official, Nike sponsored UFC 162 walkout tee.

Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Phil Davis Talks Upcoming Fight With Lyoto Machida, Would Fight Teammate Gustafsson For Title

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, talking about past and upcoming fights for ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ For Davis (11-1), his last appearance in the Octagon was only three months ago, where he defeated jiu jitsu phenom, Vinny Magalhaes, in a unanimous decision victory.  Leading up to...

Jun 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Machida Wants Title Shot With Win Over Phil Davis

“I think with this next victory that I’ll have, I will be the next contender, for sure. I have some keys on how to win Jon Jones. I was very close [to] the victory against Jones. Maybe if somebody gives me a rematch, I can get that.” In a recent interview with sherdog.com, former UFC...

Jun 27, 2013 2:24 pm

“Bones” and “The Spider” Nominated for 2013 ESPY Awards

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s a repeat from last year as once again UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva were nominated for the “Best Fighter” award for the upcoming 2013 ESPN Espy Awards. The two are joined in the category by boxing nominees Canelo Alvarez, Danny Garcia and, of course, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr....

Jun 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 1

There have been many memorable moments in the UFC. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the best, and well worst moments depending on who you’re a fan of in this 3 part series. Anderson Silva defeats former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a pawing jab Anderson Silva seemed unmotivated in his title...

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

Jun 17, 2013 11:17 am

Win Over Hendo Puts Shift To Middleweight On Hold For Evans

“The thing is, 205 is my home. If an opportunity comes at me at 185 and it’s a good opportunity … but for the most part, I feel good at 205 and it’s hard for me to leave the 205 weight class. I’d love to get a shot at Jon Jones again. I’d love to...

Jun 14, 2013 3:35 pm

UFC 161 Main-Card Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” takes place tomorrow (June 15th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for the UFC 161 event. The main-event of the evening is...

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

Jun 8, 2013 9:45 am

Couture: Banning Me From My Sons Corner Was Over The Line

For an MMA Legend like Randy Couture, watching your son enter the UFC’s Octagon for the first time and follow in your footsteps has to be a crowning moment. Ryan Couture, a Strikeforce veteran, made the merge to the UFC a couple of months back and he was forced to do so without his longtime...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/ with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Jun 4, 2013 10:50 am

TNA Wrestling & Reality Series Also Included In Rampage Jackson’s Bellator Deal

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in...

Jun 4, 2013 10:33 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson Earns his BJJ Blackbelt

Benson Henderson is now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt! This video was put together by Ben’s head coach, John Crouch, and features congratulations from several big names, including Shaquielle O’Neal, Larry Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fertitta, Ben’s Highschool and College wrestling coaches, Ariel Helwani, Mike Goldberg, Jon Jones, Royce Gracie, and Ben’s mom.

Jun 3, 2013 11:56 am

Report: Chael Sonnen Replaces Injured Nogueira; Set To Face Shogun Rua At UFC 161

Following the confirmation of a back injury that will force Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of his UFC 161 appearance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua later this month in Winnipeg, the rush to find a replacement for “Lil’ Nog” began. Less than 24 hours later, we have a replacement, none other than the infamous Chael P. Sonnen....

Jun 3, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Says He Only Wanted 4 Fight Deal; Still Signed 10 Fight Contract

When UFC President Dana White said that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suggested inking a ten-fight deal, the MMA world was shocked. When Anderson Silva signed that deal, we all sat in amazement at the idea of the best in the world fighting for our pleasure 10 more times. While the deal is done, it...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

May 31, 2013 10:50 am

Dan Henderson Wants to Knock Rashad Evans “Silly” at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The legend has spoken. Dan Henderson heads into UFC 161 as half of the newly named main-event as he takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Rahsad Evans. Both men will walk into the fight on June 15th having dropped their last fight and a win for each fighter is essential...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

May 30, 2013 7:31 am

Wanderlei Silva Wants to Fight Chael Sonnen in Brazil

Recently, there has been a lot of bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and perennial title-contender, Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has called out Wanderlei , offering to donate his fight purse to children in Silva’s hometown of “Braz- Las Vegas”. Silva didn’t respond to Sonnen’s challenge as he stated that the UFC hadn’t approached him. Now, Silva...