Archive: bantamweight

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Dec 31, 2013 10:23 am

Bryan Caraway vs. Lucas Martins to square off at UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis February’s UFC 170 card looks to be taking shape. The UFC announced today that bantamweights Bryan Caraway (Pictured alongside Miesha Tate) and Lucas Martins will square off on the already stacked card. Ironically, headlining the card will be Caraway’s nemesis, Ronda Rousey. The two also saw eachother on TUF 18 when Caraway...

Dec 28, 2013 11:22 pm

White: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann to Headline UFC 170

Ronda Rousey is coming fresh off a victory against her rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The bout won Fight of the Night honors and Rousey earned an extra $75,000 for ending the fight with the most impressive submission of the night, which was an armbar (of course). Not even two hours after her hand...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Sep 24, 2013 5:16 am

Renan Barao Moves Up In Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Last Saturday night, Renan Barao made quick work of elite challenger Eddie Wineland after he knocked him out with a highlight-reel spinning back kick in the second round. Barao has now defended the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship twice, defeating the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald in the process. The fans have not been...

Jun 1, 2013 12:38 pm

Tate Out, Andrade In. Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade Official For UFC on Fox 8

UFC on Fox 8 saw a recent shake up when Miesha Tate was pulled from her bout with Liz Carmouche to replace Cat Zingano as a coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. With Tate now facing Rousey, this left Liz Carmouche in the dark until now. MMAFighting confirmed UFC newcomer Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade will be...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive BJPENN.com interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Exclusive | Ian McCall: I offered to fight Frankie Edgar

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, we chatted about his future in the sport, future opponents, how he got his start in MMA, and much more. Ian’s responses are italicized. ES: First off Ian thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I really...

Apr 8, 2013 3:23 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George Talks Recovery From Surgery, Returning to MMA To Be A Champion

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with Chad “Savage” George on his renowned documentary Occupation Fighter, his injury, and his return to Mixed Martial Arts competition. Chad’s responses are italicized. “How did Occupation Fighter Start” “It was a random thing actually, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend and my...

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 MMAWeekly.com. 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...