Archive: B.J. Penn

Jul 6, 2014 7:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Gordon KOs Lima in Round 1, Earns UFC Contract

Eddie Gordon’s nickname “The Truck” is fitting. His truck of an overhand right won him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight. Gordon backed Lima up against the fence and landed a devastating, loud overhand right. If it wasn’t for the fence holding Lima up, he would have fallen straight to the mat. With...

Jul 6, 2014 6:53 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lewis Knocks Inocente Out in Round 1

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis has scary power. Lewis caught a leg kick and turned it into a takedown. As he was towering over Inocente, he tried to land a diving shot but he met nothing but canvas. From Inocente’s half-guard, Lewis blasted him with three right hands. Inocente became limper with every shot Lewis...


Jul 6, 2014 6:33 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Ortiz Picks Up Decision Win Over Scoggins

Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins lived up to the reputation of flyweights in the octagon; They go as hard in round three as they do in round one! Dustin Ortiz found success early with takedowns and utilized them to gain some momentum. He almost walked into an armbar but he powered through it and escaped...

Jul 6, 2014 5:54 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lee Outlasts Ronson and Earns Decision Win

This bout may not have lived up to the expectations it had as the main-event of the preliminaries, but it was a great display of each man neutralizing their opponent’s offense. Jesse Ronson found his range early and was able to land a couple lead uppercuts before Kevin Lee adapted to it. Since Lee adjusted,...

Jul 6, 2014 5:21 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Issa Traps Tuerxun in an Armbar, Gets Win in Round 3

Leandro Issa may have broken the rules in the second round, but he almost broke his opponent’s arm in the third. After a successful first round, Issa took two steps backward in the second when he grabbed the fence to complete a sweep on Tuerxun. Referee Mario Yamasaki paused the fight and stood both individuals...

Jul 6, 2014 4:44 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Martins Brutally KOs Puig in First Round

Adriano Martins is a BJJ specialist, but he just dished out one of the best knockouts of the weekend. Martins had no problem getting within striking distance of Puig. As Puig was stepping in for a strike, Martins countered with a short right hook that sent Puig crashing to the mat. Puig was out cold...

Jul 6, 2014 4:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Walsh Smothers Spohn, Picks Up Decision Win

Both light heavyweights were contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 19 and had a chance to prove themselves to Dana White tonight. Daniel Spohn proved that he is not great off his back and Patrick Walsh proved he is great at controlling his opponent while on top. Walsh dominated this fight by smothering Spohn with...

Jul 6, 2014 3:58 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Moras Beats Dufresne by way of Unanimous Decision

This bout was all about mat-work. Alexis Dufresne was content with taking the fight to the ground and had almost triple the top-control time her opponent did. Moras was active off of her back and kept working for better positioning while Dufresne was contempt with laying on top of her. Dufresne performed well in the...

Jul 6, 2014 3:16 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Drysdale Forces Berish to Submit In Round 1

We kicked off the night with a quick submission win from Robert Drysdale. Keith Berish submitted while in a rear naked choke, but it was likely a leg injury that forced him to tap. Drysdale was hanging onto a standing Berish like a backpack with a body triangle while working for a rear naked choke....

Jul 6, 2014 12:46 pm

“TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar 3” Live Results

For the second day in a row, the Mandalay Bay Events Center will play host to the UFC! Tonight we see “The Prodigy” BJ Penn in action against “The Answer” Frankie Edgar for the third time. This will be their first bout against each other at featherweight. We will also see the culmination of the...

Jun 18, 2014 12:54 pm

B.J. Penn Receives License to Fight Frankie Edgar Pending Review of Cataract Surgery

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) received a license on Tuesday for his “TUF 19 Finale” fight with Frankie Edgar, pending a review of his surgically repaired eye. “The Prodigy” applied for licensure with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the panel approved the license on the condition that the government agency’s...

Feb 9, 2014 8:03 am

Swanson to Aldo: “Man up and move up, or stay here and let’s fight”

Since losing to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut back in November of 2011, Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has since put together a five-fight win streak that has him sitting in prime spot for a shot at featherweight gold. Cub recently sat down with Steph Daniels of BloodyElbow.com where he shared his opinion of what long time...

Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

The UFC’s Bad Guys: Former Champs Who Beef With Dana And The UFC

It’s no secret or surprise that Dana White has stirred up his fair share of controversy during his years as UFC president. And although there are countless people that he has had disagreements with its the ex-champs of the organization that seem to stand out amongst the crowd. The most infamous spat is most likely...

Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division. Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes. With ‘The Ultimate...

Sep 11, 2013 4:42 pm

BJ Penn And Frankie Edgar Set to Coach The Ultimate Fighter Season 19

As confirmed by UFC Tonight, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn will return to action to coach the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter against Frankie Edgar. They will be coaching fighters in both the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. UFC president, Dana White stated on UFC tonight that he had originally planned on...

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 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 6, 2013 1:02 pm

Report Of BJ Penn’s Return To The UFC Brought Into Question

  There were headlines aplenty this week when it was reported on ‘UFC Tonight’ that UFC legend B.J. Penn was not only still interested in fighting again but also switching divisions. “The door is still open for B.J. Penn to return to MMA in the future,” Ariel Helwani reported on the most recent edition of...

Mar 12, 2013 10:34 am

Gracie: Diaz “Should Be Respected as a Mixed Martial Artist” | MMA News

  Cesar Gracie, the well known trainer of number one welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, speaks to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour about Diaz’s training, skipping tapings of the ‘Countdown’ show and his now famous conference call on which he berated welterweight champ, Georges St-Pierre as only Diaz could. Gracie stated adamantly that he knows...

Feb 2, 2013 9:57 pm

UFC 156 Main Event Recap | UFC News

  UFC 156 took place last night on Super Saturday and featured a plethora of incredible fights featuring some of the best talent in the world. Headlining the card was Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against the former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar is coming off of consecutive losses to Benson Henderson and...

Jan 25, 2013 12:16 pm

The Death of the Number One Contender | Editorial | UFC News

The Death of the Number One Contender: There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for...

Jan 25, 2013 11:34 am

The Death of the Number One Contender | MMA Editorial

  There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for the grand prize in the form...