Archive: “bj Penn”

Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm

ESPN Ranks the Bantamweights; Big Drop for Champion

ESPN released their latest 135 pound rankings. The Bantamweights stack up well against each other overall, but the top three spots continue to be locked down by Urijah Faber, UFC Interim Champion Renan Barao, and Champion Dominick Cruz. One of the biggest drops in the list was Eduardo Dantes who slid from number five down...

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 28, 2012 10:45 am

MFC President Mark Pavelich Talks to BJPenn.Com Radio

  MFC President Mark Pavelich joined BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday and as usual he did not disappoint. He spoke to us about MFC 34 which took place August 10th, MFC 35 which is scheduled for October 26th and the UFC 151/Jon Jones situation. He is never one to hold anything back and is very...

Aug 28, 2012 7:08 am

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold talks Anderson, UFC Crossovers, Kennedy, and More | MMA NEWS

Luke Rockhold is currently the king of the middleweight division – in Strikeforce. While he does cherish the title of Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke knows that the path to the undisputed global number one is in the UFC. The list of challengers in the Strikeforce 185 pound weight class is short. So short that Keith...

Aug 26, 2012 10:18 am

Chad Mendes Charged With Battery | UFC NEWS

Following a bar fight that broke out in early August, UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery. According to Mendes’ managers at MMA Inc, he has not been arrested or asked to appear in Hanford, the site of the incident. The UFC featherweight has fully cooperated with the authorities...

Aug 24, 2012 6:41 pm

MMA: Inside the Cage #108 – "Armbars and Polish Stars"

Our friends at MMA: Inside the Cage are back! They debate the TOP 5 Pound 4 Pound Femaless of All Time… Rousey and Cyborg are NOT at the top. They preview KSW 20, and of course… 12 new Clip of the Week finalists! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 24, 2012 10:18 am

Update: BJPenn.Com Radio Adds MFC President Mark Pavelich to this Sunday's Show!!!

On the third episode of BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will preview UFC 151 and talk to a trio of Alchemist Managements finest. Calling in will be Strikeforce light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux who is coming off a one punch knockout of TJ Cook during last week’s SF event. TUF 14 competitor...

Aug 23, 2012 6:41 am

If You Missed This Past Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio Listen To It Now!!!

This week on Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli spoke with four huge guests. Fomer UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia who will face Andrei Arlovski for the fourth time at One FC on August 31 was the first one on the line.. UFC featherweight Evan Dunham who will face TJ Grant at UFC...

Aug 22, 2012 3:57 pm

The Many Faces of Nick Diaz (Language, duh!)

Nick Diaz is admittedly a guilty pleasure for me. He is one of the best fighters walking this planet in terms of skill. Nick is also one of the most fearless fighters of all time. He’s called out guys most fighters would probably avoid. Diaz is an anomaly. Over the years Nick has said some...

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 5:40 am

Koch Confident: “I think I’m better”

On October 13 at UFC 153 in Rio, Erik Koch will have his day. EriK will square off against pound for pound darling, and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Tatame recently interviewed an anxious Koch. Erik has been waiting patiently for this fight while an injured Aldo recovered. Koch gave his thoughts on the champion....

Aug 21, 2012 10:02 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Eddie Bravo Breaks Down Rousey vs. Kaufman

Longtime friend of Eddie Bravo breaks down the action from last Saturday’s Strikeforce main event. Eddie dives deep in to the mechanics of Ronda Rousey’s arm bar win over Sarah Kaufman. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Lesnar Announces He is Leaving the WWE? | Video

In a video posted on the Tout social media site Brock Lesnar announced he has quit the WWE. Most likely this is “in character”, but if it isn’t would he return to the UFC? Better yet – would Dana White have him back? Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am

Editorial | MMA Styles: Edition

In the world of Mixed Martial Arts there are enough different disciplines to make for interesting fights. Machida’s karate, Mir’s jiu jitsu, and Jon Jones’s super humman powers are prime examples. Though impressive as those skill sets are alone, it’s usually not the disciplines that garner a win for a fighter, but rather the way...

Aug 17, 2012 11:26 am

MMA Inside The Cage 107: China Rising!

This week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage presented by Combat Sports Insurance, features the rise of MMA in China and more! – 12 NEW COMPETITORS for the “Dirty Dozen” Clip of the Week competition! Winner takes home a prize pack from Elevation Training Mask, Gamma Labs, Film Harvest, Crucifix Clothing, Fight Chix Apparel, and...

Aug 17, 2012 9:19 am

Exclusive | Joe Lauzon, "I just go out and win"

Joe Lauzon vaulted himself in to a place no other fighter has been before with his submission win over Jamie Varner on the UFC on Fox 4 main card. He received a Fight of the Night Bonus, and a Submission of the Night Bonus for his victory. With those awards, Lauzon also became the all-time...

Aug 17, 2012 7:18 am

JDS to be Ambassador to Salvador at FIFA World Cup

UFC Heavyweight Champion, Junior dos Santos used his Twitter account to announce that he will be the ambassador for the city of Salvador, Bahia, at FIFA’s World Cup in 2014, takes place in Brazil. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 16, 2012 9:19 am

Gracie Cincinnati: Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part Two)

As stated in part one of this series(Can be viewed here), jiu jitsu black belt Justin Christopher is Jim Kelly’s right hand man. Kelly, a black belt under Pedro Sauer, is a jiu jitsu veteran training with many well-known and respected jiu jitsu masters. Christopher has been with him for a long time, and says...

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 16, 2012 5:33 am

BJ Penn, "They knew they were going to lose on September 22nd"

A recent Sherdog interview with UFC legend BJ Penn revealed his thoughts on why Rory MacDonald really pulled out of their fight. Shortly after Dana White made the announcement Rory Tweeted this picture and it started circulating like wildfire. BJ’s immediate response was silence, but not long after hearing the news he suggested they meet...

Aug 15, 2012 10:59 am

ESPN Lightweight Rankings; Edgar and Melendez Frozen, Contenders Emerge

In the latest ESPN rankings Frankie Edgar still holds the number two spot. Once again, respected Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez fails to make it to the second spot in the poll. Interesting to note is Mike Chandler’s position on the list tied with fan boy favorite Clay Guida. Maybe it was Guida’s lackluster performance...

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...