Archive: benson henderson

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...


Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

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...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

Jan 12, 2013 11:28 am

Quick Twitt: Benson Henderson Inks New 8-Fight Deal With The UFC | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion, Benson “Smooth” Henderson, definitely has something to be excited about this morning. The champ, who was previously one of the lesser paid champions on the UFC’s roster has just inked a new 8-fight contract with his promotional home, the UFC, and it likely includes a substantial pay-increase. Prior to the signing, it...

Jan 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Alvarez Contract Details Emerge; UFC Offers Quick Title Shot & PPV Cut

The battle for Eddie Alvarez continues. The UFC and Bellator have continued to feud over who will sign the 28-year-old lightweight standout and former Bellator champion, and this time we have the contractual numbers to compare the two promotions offers. Although both are indeed very similar (almost identical according to Bellator President Bjorn Rebney) and...

Jan 9, 2013 10:56 am

UFC Lists Benson Henderson As Best Fighter Of 2012 | UFC NEWS

The good guys over at UFC.com have compiled what they are calling the unofficial top 10 best UFC fighters list for last year. AS to be expected the likes of Anderson Silva and Jon Jones made the list, but in first position was UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson. Here is the UFC’s top 10 list...

Dec 28, 2012 11:09 am

Dana White: Gilbert Melendez Likely Gets Immediate Title Shot | UFC NEWS

With the closing of the Strikeforce promotions doors next week, it would appear as if their lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, may get his wish to challenge for UFC gold. The Strikeforce champion has beaten everyman he has ever faced inside a cage or ring and has now set his eyes on UFC gold. UFC president...

Dec 21, 2012 11:23 am

Ten Christmas Presents the UFC Needs to Give Fans in 2013

There are so many potential match-ups for UFC fans now that Strikeforce is closing its doors. Young guns rising and some of the sport’s most storied athletes still remain on the roster. BJPenn.com takes a look at ten essential fights that need to take place in 2013. 10. Gilbert Melendez vs. Frankie Edgar Gilbert Melendez...

Dec 14, 2012 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going...

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 10, 2012 11:00 am

UFC on FOX 5 Ratings Solid | UFC News

  According to TVbytheNumbers, The UFC on FOX 5 event received solid numbers and was the third highest watched UFC on FOX card after the first two showings. It was also the most watched show in the 8-10 slot among basic programming. On average, it got 2.4 million viewers and grabbed the key 18-49 demographics....

Dec 8, 2012 8:54 pm

UFC on FOX 5: Main Event result and analysis

The main event of one of the biggest fight cards the UFC has put together in quite some time showcased two of the best MMA fighters in the world, Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight championship. The fight didn’t go quite like many expected it, but it went just how the champ...

Dec 8, 2012 8:43 pm

UFC on Fox 5 post-fight bonus’

By Evan Stoumbelis Tonight Mixed Martial Arts fans were given an outstanding night of fights. We saw Benson Henderson retain his lightweight title in a dominant performance over Nate Diaz, Alexander Gustafsson solidify his place as a top light heavyweight contender with his performance over Shogun Rua, Rory MacDonald call out Carlos Condit, and Matt...

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 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...

Dec 4, 2012 7:41 pm

Fuel TV debuts “Benson Henderson: Rising Up” Wednesday night at 11 p.m.

By Evan Stoumbelis Fuel TV is airing a one-hour special on lightweight champion Ben Henderson’s “struggles and motivations that helped him become one of the best in the UFC.” Wednesday night at 11 p.m. ET. Henderson’s trainer, mother, brother, and girlfriend discuss what Henderson considers to be his defining moment in Mixed Martial Arts: Losing...