Archive: “bj Penn”

Jan 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

Jan 7, 2013 7:03 am

This Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci and Firas Zahabi

  This week on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will welcome good friends and training partners Mike Ricci and Rory MacDonald to the show along with their head coach at Tri-Star Gym, Firas Zahabi. Also joining us will be Alchemist Management Chairman Jeff Aronson and President Lex McMahon. This Wednesday night will...

Jan 2, 2013 10:30 am

UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn Retires

After participating in more than 120 fights, Dan Severn has finally decided that it’s time to hang up his MMA gloves and move on from life inside the cage. Severn, a UFC Hall of Famer, began his career in the UFC. Today that would seem unusual since the UFC is regarded as the pinnacle of...

Dec 29, 2012 2:18 pm

UFC 155 Live Results and Play by Play, Discussion

Sean McClure will be providing live results and play by play for tonight’s UFC 155 event. Main Card On Pay-Per-View (PPV): 265 lbs. Champion Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Round 1 The crowd is very in to this fight. Cain comes out aggressively and locks in a waist lock and scores a takedown. Junior...

Dec 25, 2012 7:09 am

Happy Holidays From BJPENN.COM

The entire staff at BJPENN.COM would like to wish all of our readers and members a happy holiday season this year and thank you for all your support and love! Have a merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! – Team Penn

Dec 23, 2012 5:07 pm

VIDEO | Metamoris Highlights Feat. Eddie Bravo, Renato Laranja, and BJJ Legends

Metamoris was one of the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events in the world. Roger Gracie vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Andre Galvao vs. Ryron Gracie, Kron Gracie vs. Otavio Sousa, Dean Lister vs. Xande Ribeiro, Kayron Gracie vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., and Jeff Glover vs. Caio Terra were the main attractions of this event. In attendance...

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 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Georges St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz official as UFC 158 headliner | UFC News

UFC officials confirmed today that former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will face current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) in the main event of UFC 158, set for March 16th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. GSP and Diaz were originally scheduled to fight in October of 2011 at UFC...

Dec 15, 2012 5:49 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale Live Play by Play

Sean McClure is providing play by play for tonight’s Ultimate Fighter 16 finale. The main event features Roy Nelson versus Matt Mitrione. *** 9:52 PM Renato Laranja just called me and informed me that he has declared Roy Nelson the winner of the main event. -Roy Nelson (17-7; #10 Heavyweight) vs. Matt Mitrione (5-1) Round...

Dec 13, 2012 1:02 pm

Salary Report: Shogun & Penn Top UFC on FOX 5 Paydays | UFC NEWS

The list of UFC on FOX 5 disclosed fighter salaries has been released and topping the list is Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who suffered a defeat in the evenings co-main event against Alexander Gustafsson. Right on the heels of Shogun’s $175,000 reported base pay is BJ Penn who took home a disclosed amount of $150,000.00 for...

Dec 13, 2012 12:53 pm

UFC on FOX 5 Medical Suspensions Report: 13 Combatants Forced On The Sidelines | UFC NEWS

Last weekend’s UFC on FOX 5 event was filled with non-stop, wall-to-wall action. However, all that blood, sweat and tears wasn’t without consequence. 13 UFC on FOX 5 fighters have received medical suspensions ranging from a mere 7 days and going up to indefinite 60 day suspensions. The list of medical suspensions is as follows:...

Dec 13, 2012 10:54 am

MacDonald gets his wish, rematch with Condit set for March 2013 | UFC News

Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) had one request after defeating B.J. Penn via unanimous decision last weekend in Seattle. He wanted a rematch with the man who handed him his first and only loss, Carlos Condit (28-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC). Yesterday it was announced that both MacDonald and Condit had been offered the fight, and according to sources,...

Dec 11, 2012 11:51 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Talks to Three Journalists About BJ Penn’s Future

  Saturday night was a tough night for all members of Team Penn. It’s not the loss that hurts so much, but watching BJ lose after he worked so hard to get in shape and prove to himself and everyone else he still has what it takes to be successful was the toughest part. No...

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 9, 2012 6:50 pm

Photo: BJ Penn – Not Without A Fight | UFC NEWS

Last night in front of a sold out KeyArena in Seattle, BJ Penn returned to action against the talented Rory MacDonald. It didn’t go our way. As the BJPENN.COM director I always do a post-fight thought. After UFC 94 I told the Penn Nation to hold their heads high. After the first Edgar loss I...

Dec 8, 2012 9:25 pm

Video | UFC on Fox 5 Henderson vs Diaz: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlight

The presser begins with UFC an attendance announcement of 14,412 for a gate of $1,522,600 a complete sell out at Key Arena. Yves Edwards earns Knockout of the Night for his first-round finish of Jeremy Stephens. Scott Jorgensen took home both Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night for his show-opening battle with...

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 8, 2012 8:16 pm

Video | LIVE! UFC on Fox 5 Post Fight Press Conference

BJ Penn.com streams the UFC on Fox 5 Post Fight Press Conference Live. Watch as UFC President Dana White announces the winners of the Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, and fighters who earned thieir W’s.

Dec 8, 2012 6:21 pm

Rory MacDonald Defeats BJ Penn Via Dominant Decision

The Seattle crowd at the Key Arena was electric with anticipation of the fight that most MMA fans declared to be the best match-up of the card. The return of a legend seeking to revitalize his already amazing career, and the greatest test put before a ferocious young competitor from MMA’s new breed of talent. What could have been a main...

Dec 8, 2012 11:34 am

UFC on FOX Live Results and Play by Play

Sean McClure will be providing live play by play results for tonight’s UFC on FOX card. JOHN ALBERT VS. SCOTT JORGENSEN Scott Jorgensen wins via RNC at 4:59 of round 1. NAM PHAN VS. DENNIS SIVER The judges score the bout 30-24, 30-25 and 30-26 for the winner by unanimous decision, Dennis Siver. MARCUS LEVESSEUR...

Dec 7, 2012 9:07 pm

The Trials and Tribulations of an MMA Fan

  The buildup to tomorrow night’s UFC event has been incredible, it has been a painstaking process, but all of the hard work will culminate at The Key Arena in Seattle, WA at 8pm eastern. For the fighters and their camps all of the long hours working in the gym will be put to the...

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...