Archive: BJPENN.com

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! [youtube:pJWjytMN8kM] “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...

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 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 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...