Archive: benson henderson

Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm

Matt Wiman to Face T.J. Grant at UFC on Fox 6

  UFC officials announced today that Matt Wiman will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight matchup in Chicago on the UFC on Fox 6 card. The event will be held on January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Wiman was last seen submitting previously unbeaten Paul Sass in September on the UFC on...

Nov 6, 2012 8:34 am

Ratings Report | TUF 16 Episode 8 Bounces Back In A Major Way | UFC NEWS

Week 8 of The Ultimate Fighter Fridays on FX delivered season highs in Total Viewers (1,061), Adults 18-34 (443), Women 18-49 (275) and Women 18-34 (174), while Adults 18-49 (736) and Men 18-49 (461) hit four-week highs.  Week-to-week gains were strong across the board: ·        A18-49: +47% (736 vs. 502) ·        M18-49: +29% (461 vs....

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...