Archive: “bj Penn”

Jul 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Rory MacDonald Says He Will Hurt BJ Penn

By Evan Stoumbelis Today the UFC held the press conference for UFC 152, which will take place on September 22nd in Toronto. The event will serve as BJ Penn‘s comeback fight, where he hopes to defeat the up and coming Canadian Rory MacDonald. During the course of the press conference Rory went on record as...

Jul 24, 2012 12:32 pm

Separated at Birth: MMA Champions Edition!

BJPenn.com decided to have a little fun this week with facial recognition. Thanks to MyHeritage.com we matched up current MMA Champions with their celebrity doppelgangers. We even threw in UFC legend and this website’s namesake BJ Penn as a bonus! Some of these we saw the resemblance right off the bat, but some we had...

Jul 23, 2012 6:26 am

Vince McMahon takes a shot at the UFC

When the UFC left SpikeTV they were set to explode in to every corner of mainstream America. They announced shows on Fuel, FX, and FOX. That was surely a recipe for success using an educated analysis. The reality is that the big ratings have not happened yet. The UFC is still insanely popular and a...

Jul 23, 2012 5:43 am

Faber injured in UFC 149 main event | UFC NEWS

Urijah Faber came up short in his fight against Renan Barao on Saturday night. UFC 149 was his second attempt at the UFC Bantamweight Championship. His opponent Barao was quicker, cleaner, and smarter in their five round fight. At some point in the opening rounds Renan caught Urijah with a knee to the body that...


Jul 22, 2012 4:39 am

UFC 149 Fighter Bonuses; Jimmo KO obvious pick | UFC NEWS

Ryan Jimmo’s destruction of Anthony Perosh was the no-brainer knockout of the night. What about the rest of the bonuses handed out? The main card didn’t deliver as anticipated at UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão on Saturday night in Calgary, but the athletes in the opening bout of the main card and some standouts on...

Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...

Jul 19, 2012 8:25 am

Rockhold vs. Kennedy broadcast pulls average numbers | MMA NEWS

Yahoo Sports reported earlier today that the numbers for this past Saturday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy card drew an audience of 420,000 viewers. “While that isn’t a blockbuster number, it holds up well in relation to the promotion’s other offerings on Showtime. The Heavyweight Grand Prix Final in May did slightly better at 463,000 viewers,...

Jul 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Middleweight powers shift in latest ESPN rankings

ESPN.com updated their power rankings for the middleweight division’s top 10 MMA fighters. Topping the list as always is UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva followed surprisingly by Vitor Belfort. By most accounts Chael Sonnen despite his 2nd loss to Silva, or Chris Weidman should probably have that spot. According to ESPN they are stalemated in...

Jul 17, 2012 8:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick on Silva vs. Sonnen 2 controversy, fighting angry, and more.

Mike Swick is one of the best fighters to come out of the American Kickboxing Academy. Since his appearance on the first The Ultimate Fighter he has proven he belongs in the UFC. Swick has been in big fights and situations where emotions controlled his actions. Perhaps the best example in recent years of this...

Jul 17, 2012 5:16 am

Amazing female fighter destroys 2nd opponent in a row – in 5 seconds!

Yahoo Sports features a video today that previously aired on Inside MMA. It is one of the more impressive knockouts ever in female MMA. Just watch! “In Veronica Rothenhausler’s second MMA bout, she knocked out Noelle Cherry in five seconds. So when Ashlee Evans-Smith, her opponent at Tuff-n-Uff, prepared for Rothenhausler’s next bout, you would...

Jul 16, 2012 11:13 am

EDITORIAL | A look at who's next for a shot at Rockhold's belt

On Saturday night Luke Rockhold defeated Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision. The AKA standout used his reach, improved takedown defense, and kicking to keep Kennedy guessing. At one point it looked as if Rockhold was going to finish Tim, but Kennedy quickly recovered. Luke controlled the center of the cage and forced Tim to fight...

Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

BJ Penn prepared to pay for UFC 152 pre-fight testing

“For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1...

Jul 15, 2012 8:06 am

Rockhold retains Middleweight Title; Full results

Main Card (on Showtime): -Luke Rockhold def. Tim Kennedy by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) -Nate Marquardt def. Tyron Woodley by KO at 1:39, R4 -Roger Gracie def. Keith Jardine by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) -Lorenz Larkin def. Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Preliminary Card (on Showtime Extreme): -Pat Healy def....

Jul 14, 2012 11:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick talks tonight's Strikeforce main event Rockhold vs. Kennedy

Mike Swick has watched Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold push himself harder than ever before in his preparation to fight Tim Kennedy. “I’ve never seen Luke Rockhold like he is right now. He is super motivated and in phenomenal shape. He’s in the best shape he has ever been in. He’s done everything he could...

Jul 13, 2012 10:11 am

Former WWE wrestler Batista making MMA debut

Former WWE wrestler and actor Dave Batista is following in Brock Lesnar’s footsteps. He promised a big announcement and delivered on his promise. Batista’s big announcement that he has been hyping is his MMA debut. TMZ reports that Batista will debut on October 6th in Providence, Rhode Island at the Dunkin’ Donuts Theater for the...

Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce’s Nate Moore talks AKA, Roger Bowling, and Jason High

Nate Moore takes on Jason High on Saturday’s Strikeforce’s Rockhold vs. Kennedy card. After losing to Tarec Saffiedine, Moore bounced back with a knockout win over Nathan Coy. The loss to Saffiedine was a tough pill to swallow initially for Nate. “Mentally the Tarec Saffiedine fight humbled me and pushed me to work on more...

Jul 12, 2012 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Al Snow, "Professional wrestling really is the forefather of MMA"

Al Snow is a well known professional wrestler and an active participant in the behind-the-scenes workings of the business. According to Snow it was always in his blood, but his actual competitive experience coming in to it was minimal. “In the sense of amateur wrestling I didn’t spend a lot of time with it”, Snow...

Jul 11, 2012 7:09 am

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 2; KICK International

Amateur MMA finally has someone who truly cares about it. His name is Don Clift and he is the driving force behind one of the biggest attempts to organize and track it – KICK International. Behind the scenes is a network that administers, governs and regulates many of the various aspects of martial arts and...

Jul 9, 2012 6:31 am

WWE interested in working with Chael Sonnen

It appears the WWE has wasted no time in publicly reaching out to Chael Sonnen following his second loss to Anderson Silva. “F4Wonline.com reports that WWE is interested in working with 35 year old UFC fighter “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen. Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva at Saturday’s UFC 148 pay-per-view but word is that...

Jul 9, 2012 6:25 am

EDITORIAL | UFC 148 is over, will Chael keep his word and retire?

Chael Sonnen may have been selling his rematch with Anderson Silva when he made his now infamous stipulation. After his fight with Brian Stann he said that if he lost to Anderson he would, “Leave the UFC forever”. So the question remains – will Chael keep his word? Should he may be the better question....

Jul 8, 2012 6:46 pm

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 1

Amateur MMA is the hottest it has ever been. Fighters young and old are stepping in to the cage to test themselves every weekend in front of hundreds of people. Blood work, ringside physicians, sanctioning, and the regulation of events have become the standard for most, if not all events today. It wasn’t always this...

Jul 8, 2012 7:40 am

UFC 148: Ortiz and Griffin; Silva snag $75K bonuses each

The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $75,000 fighter bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II on Saturday. Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz took home bonus checks. Source:http://www.mmaweekly.com

Jul 8, 2012 6:57 am

UFC 148 Full Results: Silva stops Sonnen in 2nd

Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM) -Anderson Silva defeated Chael Sonnen by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 2nd Round, 1:55) -Forrest Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) -Cung Le defeated Patrick Cote by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) -Demian Maia defeated Dong Hyun Kim by TKO (Injury Stoppage, 1st Round, 0:47) -Chad...

Jul 7, 2012 2:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Renzo Gracie on Sonnen call; Griffin vs. Ortiz | UFC NEWS

Renzo Gracie is a legend. He is also one of the smartest MMA fighters I have met. He has affected so many fighters and athletes in a positive way throughout his career. The latest fighter to get advice from Renzo was UFC main eventer Chael Sonnen. Gracie opened up about Chael and what he said...

Jul 4, 2012 10:58 am

BJ PENN PIX: SHOYOROLL

Thank you for the Kimonos SHOYOROLL!! I cant wait to use them. ALOHA and MAHALO YOU GUYS!