Archive: BJPENN.com

Jan 25, 2013 11:34 am

The Death of the Number One Contender | MMA Editorial

  There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for the grand prize in the form...

Jan 22, 2013 12:03 pm

Lance Armstrong Almost Sued UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen | MMA News

  Vocal front of MMA, Chael Sonnen has been in the headlines for several years for his choice of words for his opponents and also his legal troubles. Now, courtesy of the Jim Rome Show, Sonnen went on the offensive in describing a run-in he had with disgraced former Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong....

Jan 19, 2013 9:29 am

Bellator Debuts With Solid Ratings; 1.2 Million Peak | MMA News

  Now with Strikeforce gone, Bellator seems to be the biggest North American competitor for the UFC and has a solid debut show to back them up. Once on MTV2, Bellator has recently shifted to a station that was once synonymous with free-TV MMA, Spike TV. The deal came after the UFC signed a multi-year...


Jan 19, 2013 9:15 am

Gustafsson vs. Mousasi Bout Official | UFC News

  Top Light-heavyweight contender Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson has signed up to fight a new addition from the Strikeforce roster in long-time top 205-pounder, Gegard Mousasi. The fight will take place in Gustafsson’s home country of Sweden on April 6th, at the Ericsson Globe Arena. For Gustafsson, he comes off of a great 2012 that...

Jan 17, 2013 4:57 pm

Quick Twitt | Bisping Has Substantial Amount of Weight to Cut | UFC News

  UFC on FX 7 headliner, Michael Bisping shared via his Twitter today that he has started his weight cut (along with the help of a legal weight cutting aid) of twelve pounds in the wake of Saturday’s middleweight main event against Vitor Belfort Here is Bisping’s tweet, asking for some much needed luck in...

Jan 15, 2013 12:38 pm

Bendo/Gil; Mir/Cormier Official For UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

  After the final Strikeforce card, questions arose on who the last champions of Strikeforce would face in their Octagon debut. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier, now have their first official fights in the UFC finalized. For Melendez, an immediate title shot with Benson Henderson is slated for the...

Jan 4, 2013 11:34 am

UFC on FOX 7 Headed to the HP Pavilion | MMA News

  Although the UFC hasn’t announced any officials bouts for the UFC on FOX 7 card, a location has already been selected. To house the 7th installment of the UFC on FOX broadcast, the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, according to MMAWeekly.com. This is the third UFC fight card in San Jose in the...

Dec 26, 2012 11:50 am

Condit Bitter Towards MacDonald Over Rematch After Nearly Defeating Welterweight King

  UFC welterweight Carlos Condit has a lot to be proud of this year. After coming off of a 4-0 winning streak in the past three years, Condit won the interim welterweight championship after a hard-fought decision victory against Nick Diaz at UFC 143. This win granted him a highly anticipated title shot against longtime...

Dec 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Diego Sanchez Meets Takanori Gomi at UFC: on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

  UFC fighter Diego Sanchez (23-5) has announced via his twitter that he is fighting Takanori Gomi (34-8, 1 NC) in Japan. The fight will likely take place at the UFC’s March card that is slated for Japan after a successful venture their last February. Here is Sanchez’s tweet announcing the fight: This is Sanchez’s...

Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva Slated for UFC on FUEL TV 8 | UFC news

  It appears that Brian Stann’s next opponent will be Wanderlei Silva. As confirmed by Diego Sanchez when I asked who Stann’s next opponent would be and also from a tweet sent out by Strikeforce fighter Isaac Valliue-Flagg. No word on whether the fight will take place at middleweight or light-heavyweight. The fight will apparently...

Nov 26, 2012 10:59 am

UFC on FOX 5 Preliminary Card Broadcast Schedule Set | MMA News

  The stacked UFC on FOX 5 card offers up an intriguing lineup of preliminary action from Seattle’s Key Arena on December 8th. There are nine fights on the prelims with big names such as Brendan Schaub (8-3) vs. Lavaar Johnson (17-6)and Yves Edwards (41-18-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (20-8) in two fights that are sure...

Nov 21, 2012 2:59 pm

Silva vs. Hieron Set For UFC 156 | MMA News

  An intriguing match-up between two welterweight strikers has been added to the UFC 156 card. UFC Veteran and recent re-signee, Jay Hieron will face young, rising prospect, Erick Silva. UFC 156 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event of that card will be featherweight champion,...

Nov 8, 2012 6:50 pm

Ronda Rousey Reportedly Signs With UFC | MMA News

  Per TMZ.com, Ronda Rousey has apparently become the first ever woman to sign a contract with the UFC which would make her the first ever woman and the first Women’s champion in the organization as well. The Celebrity News site, TMZ.com broke the story today as sources to the site have told them that...

Sep 18, 2012 8:03 am

Podcast: Listen to Sunday's Edition of BJPenn.Com Radio with Matt Brown, Joey Beltran and Jake Rosholt

This past Sunday on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick were joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned...

Sep 16, 2012 8:31 am

PODCAST: #6 BJPenn.Com Radio: Joey Beltran, Jake Rosholt & Matt Brown

Tonight on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned to...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 5, 2012 7:22 am

Frank Shamrock, Tim Kennedy & Matt Brown Scheduled for This Sunday's Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio

This week on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by another all-star panel of MMA luminaries including “The Legend” Frank Shamrock, top Strikeforce middleweight and former Green Beret Tim Kennedy, and tough as nails UFC welterweight Matt Brown. Shamrock is a former UFC Middleweight Champion (Renamed the Light Heavyweight Title)...

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...

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 9:23 am

Tim Boetsch Honored To Be The Man To KO Lombard | UFC NEWS

  UFC middleweight, Tim Boetsch talked to Sherdog Radio Network’s, Jordan Breen Show about his highly anticipated fight with promotional newcomer and top middleweight prospect, Hector Lombard. Boetsch was originally slated to fight Michael Bisping at the upcoming UFC 149 card but the injury bug hit and shook up the middleweight division leaving Boetsch and Lombard...

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...