Archive: benson henderson

Apr 20, 2013 9:23 am

Video: Florian & Cruz Breakdown UFC on FOX 7

FOX UFC Saturday is just around the corner and that means UFC Tonight has some predictions to make. Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian take the stage to give their predictions for Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir and Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 20, 2013 9:09 am

Benson Henderson Set On Retiring At 33

The champ has a game plan! UFC lightweight king, Benson Henderson, is quick to let everyone know his intentions on beating Anderson Silva’s record. In an interview with FUEL TV’s Ariel Helwani, he goes on to say that in order to do that, he needs to fight three-time per year until he is 33 and...

Apr 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Finally, Melendez’s Time to Shine: Can He Break the Trend?

Gilbert Melendez feels that he has dished out and taken far too much punishment, mentally and physically, to still have to justify his place amongst the top names in the lightweight division of MMA. His credentials are immaculate (21-2 MMA, 3-time MMA LW Champion), his poise and fluidity inside the cage are almost unmatched, and...

Apr 19, 2013 10:48 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (7PM ET)

UFC on FOX 7 fighters will hit the scales this afternoon to make their bouts for tomorrow night official. If you cannot make the live event at the California Theatre in San Jose have no fear. BJPENN.COM will bring you a live broadcast of today’s event at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT using...

Apr 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Frank Mir to Daniel Cormier: “I Put People in the Hospital”

We are now just a little less than two weeks outside of the UFC on FOX 7 card which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on April 20th. The card is loaded with amazing match-ups,  notably the new kids on the block (Strikeforce transfers) taking on the UFC vets. One of the...

Apr 1, 2013 11:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jocelyn Lybarger Talks WMMA, Training at The LAB, and More | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Jocelyn Lybarger, one-half of the first pair of twin, professional female fighters, joined Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to join the night’s Women’s MMA Roundup.  During the show, she discussed her introduction to MMA, her training in Arizona, that state of women’s MMA today and plenty more.   For Jocelyn, the competitive drive and athleticism to...

Mar 22, 2013 7:07 am

Jordan Mein steps in for injured Dan Hardy, faces Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

An injury has forced Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC) to pull out of his scheduled bout with Matt Brown (16-11 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 7 next month. Stepping in to fill the void will be Canadian welterweight Jordan “Young Gun” Mein (27-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who makes a quick return to action, fresh off his...

Mar 11, 2013 4:11 pm

Ben Henderson Is All For Increased Drug Testing | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has long been one of MMA’s foremost advocates against the use of performance enhancing drugs in the sport. Henderson continued that stance as he shared his support for increased testing with MMAFighting.com, which included his support of blood testing and random testing. “I’d be for increased testing. It keeps the...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 27, 2013 10:40 am

White: If Aldo moves to 155, he stays at 155 | UFC NEWS

If UFC featherweight Champion Jose Aldo beats Anthony Pettis on Aug. 3, it was reported on BJPENN.COM, that he would receive a lightweight title against the winner of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2) versus final Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2). Henderson and Melendez will meet on Apr. 20 at UFC on FOX 7...

Feb 27, 2013 8:43 am

Benson Asks For GSP Superfight, White Shuts him Down | UFC NEWS

Earlier this evening it was announced on UFC Tonight that current UFC Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, had asked to face Welterweight champ, Georges St. Pierre, assuming both successfully defend their titles in their upcoming fights.  Unfortunately for Bendo, Dana White immediately shot down the idea. “No, that’s not going to happen…” said White, “Ben Henderson,...

Feb 26, 2013 9:24 am

Aldo Gets Shot At Lightweight Title With Win Over Pettis | UFC NEWS

Shortly after it was revealed that UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo was refusing to fight Anthony Pettis, the tables turned, and the match was solidified for August 3rd. After much speculation on what had caused the change of mind, Brazil’s Tatame.com got ahold of Aldo, who explained his demands. Because Frankie Edgar and Pettis both...

Feb 15, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Wants What’s Owed to Him; A UFC Title Shot | UFC NEWS

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Josh Thomson click here: A few weeks back we had Gilbert Melendez on BJPenn.Com Radio and he alluded to the fact that Nate Diaz was poked in the eye during his UFC lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson, which may hindered his performance. Keep in mind...

Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

UFC NEWS | Mendes Vs Guida Official For UFC On FOX 7

With the recent news that Manny Gamburyan was not going to compete at UFC 157 against fellow featherweight, and former title challenger, Chad “Money” Mendes (13-1) due to injury, the UFC was unable to find a replacement to step up against Mendes with under 2 weeks’ notice. Now the promotion has moved Mendes to the...

Feb 11, 2013 10:02 am

Benson Henderson Wants Eddie Alvarez In The UFC | UFC NEWS

The UFC lightweight champion is a busy man; he has an upcoming fight with Strikeforce’s last 155 lb. champ on April 20th, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his sights on another former champ. Henderson thinks it would be a great idea to bring former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez over to the UFC....

Feb 7, 2013 10:06 am

Tickets For UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez On Sale Next Week | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title in a long-awaited showdown with Gilbert Melendez, the last man to hold the Strikeforce® lightweight title, on Saturday, April 20 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings the Octagon back to HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The 29-year-old Henderson is 6-0 in the UFC, including two...