Archive: bantamweight

Mar 28, 2013 9:48 am

Brian Bowles Returns to Face George Roop at UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

    UFC Bantamweight Brian Bowles returns for his first fight in almost two years, as he sets foot in the octagon to face fellow UFC and WEC veteran George Roop. Bowles will be looking to get back to his winning ways, as he is (10-2) with his only two losses coming to UFC Bantamweight...

Mar 19, 2013 7:11 pm

UFC on FX 8 Adds Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan | UFC NEWS

Fight night will see Yuri Alcantara and Marcos Vinicius jockey for position in the UFC Bantamweight Division, as the two fight for a spot in the  win column. Alcantara coming off a loss and a No Contest against Pedro Nobre due to illegal strikes to the back of the head, will be looking to get...

Mar 6, 2013 3:31 pm

Eduardo vs. Jabouin pulled from UFC 158

By Evan Stoumbelis Johnny Eduardo has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 158 bout with Yves Jabouin March 16th due to injury. Eduardo tweeted that a shoulder injury is the cause of his withdrawal. The UFC hasn’t announced whether or not they will find an opponent for Jabouin on such short notice. Eduardo...

Mar 6, 2013 12:04 pm

Barao vs. Wineland Set for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

Renan Barao is solidifying the title of “Interim Champion” more than almost any fighter in the UFC ever has. After successfully winning the belt over Urijah Faber then at then defending it at the expense of Michael McDonald, he is set for (at least) one more test before Dominick Cruz returns from a long ACL...

Jan 31, 2013 6:18 pm

Exclusive: Urijah Faber Talks Menjivar, Benavidez vs. McCall and Dominick Cruz

Passion is the building block for success. Every great champion in life was able to distinguish themselves in a league above their competition by relentlessly following their dreams and never allowing any situation to derail their fervor. Positive thinking especially holds merit in the hard hitting world of MMA and no fighter is more upbeat...

Jul 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Video | Fighting For The Belt : Renan Barao | UFC News

Go inside Renan Barao’s fight camp as he prepares for his long-awaited shot at a title. His incredible unbeaten streak includes 13 submissions and six knockouts, yet his journey to the Octagon and an opportunity to fight for the belt was filled with obstacles. See Barao fight for the interim Bantamweight championship at UFC 149:...

Jul 14, 2012 3:02 am

Video | UFC 149: Urijah Faber Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Former WEC champ Urijah Faber talks about his upcoming title fight against Renan Barao, and why he expects to stop Barao’s 31-fight unbeaten streak. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jun 20, 2012 1:42 pm

Dominick Cruz Could Be Out For Up To Eighteen Months Rehabbing Injury | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz tweeted both good and bad news yesterday. @TheDomin8r: So stitches r out n no more crutches! After 2 more weeks I downsize my knee brace, n then I’ll b walking like a champ!! Cruz was forced out of his title defence against Urijah Faber...

Jun 5, 2012 3:12 pm

Michael McDonald Signs A New Four-Fight Deal With UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has landed a new four fight deal with the UFC. Sources close to the fighter’s camp confirmed the news to McDonald has gone (4-0) in the UFC and in his last bout at UFC 145 stopped former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres in the first round. With...

Jun 5, 2012 7:45 am

John Albert Talks Kim Winslow Referee Controversy | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Bantamweight John Albert discusses the controversial stoppage of his fight by Kim Winslow at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale. Albert was in an armbar and seemed to be manoeuvring his way out of the position when Kim Winslow jumped in and stopped the fight. Albert states he did not tap and...

Jun 4, 2012 1:56 pm

Bibiano Fernandes Signs with the UFC & Set To Make Debut At UFC 149 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC has signed another top ten Bantamweight. Former Dream champion Bibiano Fernandes has joined the promotion and is set to make his debut at UFC 149. In his debut he is set to face Ultimate Fighter alum Roland Delorme. Fernandes is currently on a three fight win streak most recently defeating...

May 10, 2012 8:03 am

Cruz explains ACL Injury Denies Rousey Rumors

You may have heard that the UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz is out of UFC 148 with a blown ACL. Cruz was set to face rival Urijah Faber for the 135-pound strap on the same card as Sonnen vs Silva II in Las Vegas. With the UFC scrambling to find Faber another opponent for July...

May 9, 2012 3:09 pm

Ronda Rousey Fires Back At Sarah Kaufman

By Jonathan Kirschner The talks about a date for Ronda Rousey’s first title defense against Sarah Kaufman started yesterday, but the two have been exchanging heated words on Twitter since last week. Ronda Rousey is known for being brutal in the cage, and brutally honest on Twitter. She has a history for being outspoken and...

Apr 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Renan Barao | "My goal is to get the title and I’ll get there" | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Renan Barao in an interview with TATAME. “UFC has announced that depending on who wins this one this person can get a chance at the title, but meanwhile I’m cool. If I have to fight one more time, no problem. My goal is to get the title and I’ll get there”, said...

Oct 19, 2011 10:52 am

Francisco Rivera “fan page”

Francisco Rivera (born October 8, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a bantamweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.