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Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jul 11, 2013 10:58 am

Siyar Bahadurzada Out, Bobby Voelker In Against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

In a piece of potentially upsetting news for fight fans, Siyar Bahadurzada has been injured and forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with Robbie Lawler in a fight that would prompted an obligatory ‘don’t blink’ from UFC color commentators. But, the UFC has done well to keep the fireworks a very likely happening....

Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am

GSP Extends Invitation to Johny Hendricks for Voluntary Drug Testing

“I believe the sport has a problem now” -UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre went on record in a recent interview with Sportsnet.com on drug use in MMA where he came out with not only his personal opinion, but an invitation to his next challenger, Johny Hendricks. “When I first started fighting...

Jul 9, 2013 8:33 pm

Anderson Silva Opens Up as Favorite in Rematch Against Chris Weidman

Regardless of whether or not, you believe Chris Weidman’s (10-0) win over former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva (33-5) was a fluke or not, Silva has opened up as a favorite in early betting lines for a rematch that has yet to be announced or scheduled. Silva had gone undefeated in his previous 16 fights...

Jul 9, 2013 8:02 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Calls Jon Jones: The ‘Greatest Test in My Career’

If fans think that UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has his hands full with upcoming challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, try putting the shoe on the other foot. Gustafsson is well prepared, at least mentally, at this stage in the pre-fight festivities, calling Jones the toughest test of his career: “I see the greatest test in my...

Jul 9, 2013 7:48 pm

Rumored: Anderson Silva Wants Rematch on Super Bowl Weekend

With talks of a rematch between former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, only reaching the level of speculation, any news comes as potential breaking news down the road. The most recent and quite possibly the most promising save Dana White’s assumption that Silva already wants a rematch, came today from Brazilian...

Jul 9, 2013 10:59 am

Mark Hunt Says He Was ‘Cheated Again’ by Fighter Pay

Mark Hunt may not seem like the most outspoken man to ever step in to the Octagon, but after a recent look at a Career Earnings Manifesto for UFC fighters, Hunt found something to say. Hunt let his opinion known via his official Facebook page: “well i don’t now bout where they got there figures...

Jul 9, 2013 10:34 am

Rousey on TUF, Women in MMA and Defending Her Belt

Ronda Rousey had a lot to prove in her first UFC fight as she defended her title. Can she keep her undefeated record, and can she do it by way of her patented armbar? She answered both of those questions emphatically back in February at UFC 157. Now she answers some more questions, these, of...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jul 2, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White Offers Solution to Low Fighter Pay: Cut Bonuses

There is always talk after each event on the pertinent and on-going issue of fighter pay. In a sport where your body is placed, arguably, in some of the most stressful states that one could endure, its easy to see why some may complain for not making top-dollar. The target for all the anger seems...

Jun 27, 2013 11:26 am

GLORY Headed to Spike TV With New Contract

Just five days after GLORY held it inaugural event in the United States, they officially announced plans to broadcast on Spike TV. The international kickboxing organization has set its sights on mainstream attention and has chosen Spike TV, the same channel who first broadcasted The Ultimate Fighter, as its new platform in the United States....

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 25, 2013 9:38 am

Matt Serra Out as Chris Weidman Corner Man

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra will not be able to fulfill his duties as cornerman for #1 contender, Chris Weidman (9-0), as he battles Anderson Silva (33-4) next month at UFC 162. As reported by MMAFighting, Serra will stay in his native Long Island, New York for the fight due to health problems and...

Jun 22, 2013 3:25 pm

Glory 9: NYC Main Card Quick Results

This is the official BJPENN.com page for Glory 9: NYC results for tonight’s 8-man slam tournament. This results are abbreviated versions of fight recaps and are made to be easily digested. There will be a winner crowned tonight as well so stay tuned to this page as the night goes on to catch up-to-the-minute results...

Jun 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Glory 9: NYC Main Card Play-by-Play and Live Results

Glory 9: NYC takes place on June 22nd at the Grand Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York and features a light-heavyweight tournament as well as several heavyweight super fights that are sure to appease fans of the stand-up game. This will be the first event held in the United States by the Singapore-based...

Jun 22, 2013 2:08 pm

Glory 9: NYC Live Preliminary Card Quick Results

This is the official BJPENN.com results page for the preliminary card of Glory 9: NYC. Glory 9: NYC takes place on June 22nd at the Grand Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York and features some of the best fighters in the world, including an 8-man slam tournament to crown a light-heavyweight tournament champion....

Jun 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Glory 9: NYC Preliminary Card Play-by-Play and Live Results

Glory 9 makes it United States debut on June 22nd and showcases a stacked card headlined with a heavyweight bout that pits Errol Vimmerman and Rico Verhoeven. It will also feature an 8-man slam tournament in the light-heavyweight division. As for the undercard for Glory 9, this article will feature up-to-the-minute play-by-play for the entire...

Jun 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Nick Diaz Sets WAR MMA Pay-Per-View Price to ‘Name-Your-Own’ Donation

If the fact that former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz started an MMA promotion just seven months after his title losing effort at UFC 158 surprises you, well just wait until you hear the price point. According to WAR MMA’s official website, the price of purchase for tomorrow’s inaugural event is set at a simple donation...

Jun 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta Issues Statement on Failure to Legalize MMA in New York

Another year down for the progress of legalizing the sport of MMA to all 50 states as New York has failed, once again, to pass a bill, making the sport of MMA legal in their state. The Daily News reported Tuesday night that the Senate hadn’t been able to garner enough votes to pass the...

Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 3 Medical Suspensions: Burkman Tops List

Josh Burkman took revenge last Friday as he dispatched perennial UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch in just 41-seconds. Burkman came in to this fight off of a first round knockout of Aaron Simpson and extended his win streak in the WSOF to 3, the most by any welterweight in the promotion. As for his method,...

Jun 14, 2013 10:47 am

Pettis Injured, Korean Zombie Steps in to Fight Aldo at UFC 163

UFC president Dana White sent out a tweet earlier today revealing the news that former #1 UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis (16-2), had injured his knee and was out of his divisional debut against featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163. Pettis dropped to featherweight for this bout in an attemt to steal gold...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am

Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke Set as Coaches of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia

Two international UFC favorites have been called upon to coach the new international season of The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia as Patrick Cote (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) square off, first as coaches, then as opponents in the Octagon. Both fighters have once appeared on the UFC’s reality show, Cote in TUF: The Comeback and Noke...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by MMAMania.com, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva: “I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...