Archive: benson henderson

Oct 23, 2012 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis hospitalized with staph infection | UFC News

UFC lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis just can’t seem to stay out of the hospital. The former WEC lightweight champion, Pettis, has been plagued by a shoulder injury for more than a year. He recently “went under the knife” to repair the damaged shoulder and was expecting to return to the UFC octagon in January of...

Oct 20, 2012 4:35 pm

Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw in the works for UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle | UFC News

A bantamweight bout between T.J. Dillashaw (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Mike Easton (13-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been verbally agreed to for December’s “UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz” event in Seattle. Dillashaw will be looking to earn his third straight UFC win on December 8th. The Team Alpha Male product has most...


Sep 28, 2012 7:14 am

Clay Guida drops to featherweight division | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Longtime UFC lightweight standout Clay Guida (29-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) is dropping down a weight class and will now compete in the UFC’s featherweight division. Clay’s representatives at VFD Sports Marketing announced the news today stating that Guida has opted to drop to the 145lb featherweight division. A debut date and opponent have...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 22, 2012 10:16 am

UFC on FOX 5 opening betting odds | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor MMA Bookmaker has set the opening betting lines for the three bouts scheduled to take place at UFC on FOX 5, December 8th. Current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson opens as the favorite over challenger Nate Diaz. Henderson at -150 and Diaz at +120 Henderson headlined month’s UFC 150 event and successfully defended his...

Aug 22, 2012 9:53 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Rick Roufus Blog Week Two

This past week was awesome on every level. I feel awesome physically and mentally. My kids started school and I drive them every day at 8am and pick them up at 3. My training last week went really well, I am feeling good, strong and extremely confident as I head into my fight with Mighty...

Aug 21, 2012 9:40 am

Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC 154 in Montreal | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor A lightweight matchup between Mark Bocek (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Rafael dos Anjos (17-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been booked for UFC 154 in Montreal. The Canadian submission specialist, Bocek, is currently riding a two fight win streak that includes decision victories over John Alessio and Nik Lentz. Mark has won...

Aug 18, 2012 10:15 am

Edgar Happy To Help Nate Diaz Prepare For Benson Henderson Title Fight | UFC NEWS

Having spent 50-minutes of cage-time with the current champion, former champ, Frankie Edgar, has voiced his commitment to the Gracie family on Sherdog Radio and offered up assistance to the man who is next-in-line, Nate Diaz. Check out what Edgar had to say: “If Nate would need my help or would ask for my help,...

Aug 16, 2012 10:30 am

Report: UFC 150 draws 190,000 PPV buys | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor This past weekends UFC 150 card proved that having a title fight as the main event for a pay-per-view card no longer guarantees a million dollar-plus gate. Infact, the gate for UFC 150 was the worst for a PPV event since 2007 and it would appear that the pay-per-view buys for the Edgar vs Henderson...

Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

UFC and Fox Put Together A Year End Event Sure to Satisfy the Masses

The UFC and Fox certainly hit a homerun with the three blockbuster bouts they have booked for their year-end card scheduled for December 8th. The first year of this historic partnership has certainly had its share of growing pains, but it looks as though the duo is finally starting to understand what fights the fans...

Aug 15, 2012 10:18 am

Stacked card announced for UFC on FOX 5 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It was announced today that the UFC lightweight championship will be defended live on network television, as Benson Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will defend his title against Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8th. Henderson headlined this past weekend’s UFC 150 event and successfully...

Aug 13, 2012 7:34 am

Matchmaking 101: Potential Match-Ups for the UFC 150 Main Card Fighters

10 fighters participated on the UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II card this past Saturday night. Five of them won and five of them lost. All of them will more than likely be back inside the Octagon sometime within the next four months or so. We already know who Benson Henderson will be facing as...

Aug 12, 2012 8:15 am

My UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II M.V.P.

UFC 150 is in the books and while the main event wasn’t as exciting as many thought it would be the card was still pretty solid overall. The preliminary card seems to have outshined the main card once again, but that isn’t a knock the five pay-per-view bouts as much as it is a testament...

Aug 11, 2012 12:14 pm

Taylor vs Baroni | UFC 150 Edition | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC 150 is just hours away, the card is headlined by a lightweight championship rematch between Frankie “The Answer“ Edgar and Benson “Smooth” Henderson. The odds makers have weighed in, and the smart money is apparently on Henderson to retain the lightweight title against Edgar. I caught up with the “New York...

Aug 10, 2012 8:57 am

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Predictions

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Main Card Predictions: I haven’t done a prediction column in the longest time, but I figured now that I am part of the best MMA website this is as good a time as ever to give it another shot. Tomorrow night the UFC makes a return trip to Denver...

Aug 9, 2012 6:19 am

Who's on the Hot Seat? UFC 150 Edition

Welcome to the first edition of Who’s on the Hot Seat, BJPenn.Com style! I came up with this column a few years back as well as the title so please do not accept any poor imitations that you will see across the internet. The main premise behind this article is to go over the fighters...

Aug 8, 2012 7:49 am

The MMA Community Joins Together To Help A Young Child

One of my goals when writing about mixed martial arts is to accentuate the positive. When I interview a mixed martial artist I want to show the public who they are outside the cage as well as whom they are inside of it. There is already enough negative publicity surrounding the sport, there is no...

May 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Exclusive | Showtime Pettis "I want to fight Nate Diaz!" | UFC NEWS

By: Chris Taylor I was fortunate enough to catch up with UFC lightweight top contender Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis this weekend. Pettis, who is coming off a big victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, is looking to prove that he is the real #1 contender in the lightweight division. Here is our conversation: Chris: Hey...