Archive: Alexander Gustafsson

Jan 24, 2013 6:30 am

Exclusive| Vladimir Matyushenko: “I told Jon Jones He Better Win The Freaking Title”

  At 42 years old, Vladimir Matyushenko is among the very rare breed of old school MMA veterans that are still throwing down in today’s UFC against elite competition. Nicknamed “The Janitor” during his freestyle wrestling career, Matyushenko has been fighting professionally since 1997. Similar to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Matyushenko was even...

Jan 23, 2013 9:55 am

Tonight on BJPenn.Com Radio: KJ Noons, Ian McCall, Vlad Matyushenko & Mike King

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back on Wednesday night beginning at 8pm eastern. This week hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli will speak to two fighters who all have big fights coming up and one fighter who fought on the last Strikeforce card ever and by all accounts was robbed of a victory. Kicking things off...

Jan 22, 2013 10:13 am

Akira Corassani vs. Robbie Peralta set for UFC on FUEL TV 9 | UFC News

A previously reported featherweight bout between Akira Corassani (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Robbie Peralta (16-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has now been mafe official for the UFC on FUEL TV 9 event in Stockholm, Sweeden. Corassani, who was a semifinalist on Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” made his official UFC debut this past September against Andy Ogle at UFC...


Jan 19, 2013 9:15 am

Gustafsson vs. Mousasi Bout Official | UFC News

  Top Light-heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has signed up to fight a new addition from the Strikeforce roster in long-time top 205-pounder, Gegard Mousasi. The fight will take place in Gustafsson’s home country of Sweden on April 6th, at the Ericsson Globe Arena. For Gustafsson, he comes off of a great 2012 that...

Dec 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Exclusive: Phil Davis Talks About Fighting Forrest Griffin and Dominick Cruz

  To read part one of our interview with Phil Davis click here: Phil Davis has one of the best personalities in all of mixed martial arts. He has a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh and definitely knows how to have a good time. The Penn State University graduate spent time on the...

Dec 10, 2012 1:45 pm

My UFC on Fox 5 M.V.P.

  UFC on Fox 5 was met with great anticipation and for the most part the card delivered a lot of great action and exceptional performances. Many of the fighters made huge statements on Saturday night so it wasn’t easy to determine who my MVP was going to be. The undercard began with what was...

Dec 8, 2012 9:25 pm

Video | UFC on Fox 5 Henderson vs Diaz: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlight

The presser begins with UFC an attendance announcement of 14,412 for a gate of $1,522,600 a complete sell out at Key Arena. Yves Edwards earns Knockout of the Night for his first-round finish of Jeremy Stephens. Scott Jorgensen took home both Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night for his show-opening battle with...

Dec 8, 2012 8:16 pm

Video | LIVE! UFC on Fox 5 Post Fight Press Conference

BJ Penn.com streams the UFC on Fox 5 Post Fight Press Conference Live. Watch as UFC President Dana White announces the winners of the Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, and fighters who earned thieir W’s.

Dec 7, 2012 6:15 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Weigh In Results: Diaz, Assuncao, Martinez Miss the Mark

Main event title challenger, Nate Diaz – failed to hit his target weight on the first attempt and was given two hours to cut the additional weight along with 2 other fighters. Making that a total of 3 fighters missing the mark. There is no one pound allowance for a title fight. Diaz weighed in...

Dec 7, 2012 3:27 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Main Card Predictions

  We are a little over 24 hours away from what will truly be a historic night in Seattle as the UFC invades the Key Arena with UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz. The whole card consists of 11 bouts with one airing on Facebook, six on FX and four on Fox. All four...

Dec 6, 2012 5:16 pm

Exclusive: Rich Chou and Pedro Carrasco Join BJPenn.Com Radio from Seattle

  Last night we had two member of Team Penn join us on BJPenn.Com Radio live from Seattle. Former Strikeforce matchmaker and long time Penn family friend, Rich Chou and BJPenn.Com editor Pedro Carrasco called in to discuss how things were going in the days leading up to BJ’s return to the Octagon on Saturday...

Dec 6, 2012 10:37 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fox 5 Edition

  We are just two days away from what could arguably be the most anticipated card of 2012. On Saturday night, December 8th, the UFC presents: UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz from Seattle, WA. The main card consists of four bouts where any of them could win Fight of the Night. Leading off...

Nov 6, 2012 8:27 am

UFC Macao: The Forgotten Card | MMA Editorial

  With the highly anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre just over a week away, it is easy to put everything in the MMA world on the back burner until the unification bout between longtime champ GSP and current interim champ, Carlos Condit, stake their claim in the undisputed title. However, a stacked card is...

Nov 1, 2012 2:53 pm

Jon Jones Says Move to Heavyweight is Likely for Late 2013

  While participating in an on-line chat courtesy of Metro PCS on Tuesday night, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones told fans that he believes he will begin competing in the heavyweight division sometime at the end of 2013. The 25-year-old Jones has dominated the 205lb. division due to unbelievable athleticism, fantastic wrestling, unorthodox striking...

Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am

UFC 152 Main Card Predictions

  The last time the UFC held an event was August 11th when they presented UFC 150: Edgar vs. Henderson II. That is an awfully long time considering how active the organization has been over the past two years or so. It’ll be almost 50 days between shows once UFC 152 rolls around this Saturday...

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 11, 2012 8:24 pm

Matyushenko out, Hollett back in against Hamill at UFC 152 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill (10-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) due to an injury. UFC officials stated that Matyushenko tore his Achille’s tendon and was obviously unable to perform. Hamill was originally slated to face UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...