Archive: Chad Mendes

Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Michael McDonald Surprised Over Reaction to Abstinent News

Michael McDonald explains whether he ever thought he’d be facing his UFC on Fox 9 opponent Urijah Faber in his opponent’s hometown, how he anticipated fighting Faber and other WEC greats, why Faber is a continuously improving fighter, the surprise he feels at the revelation he’s sexually abstinent and much more.

Dec 12, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Interviews: Jorgensen, Castillo, Lentz & Danzig

UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down from Sacramento, California this Saturday on FOX TV. In the main event of the evening Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. Get caught up on the pre-fight hype right here and check out interviews from some of the...

Dec 12, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon’s UFC on FOX 9 Blog (Part 1)

UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has once again documented his fight lead up through video blogs. The fan favorite multiple FON bonus winner is set to face Mac Danzig on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 9 main card.

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Oct 29, 2013 10:34 am

Diego Sanchez wants to humble ‘pipsqueak’ McGregor | UFC NEWS

UFC veteran Diego Sanchez just fought in arguably one of the best fights, in the very least, of the year, in his unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Melendez. Sanchez is known for his relentless fighting style and when speaking with MMA Hour, he used the same approach when commenting on Irish featherweight Conor McGregor. McGregor,...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told MMAFighting.com about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 7, 2013 10:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Duane “Bang” Ludwig Discusses Team Alpha Male’s Recent Success and Their Hunt for UFC Gold | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio the boys in shop invited Team Alpha Male coach, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, onto the airwaves to discuss several different topics, including the recent streak of success he’s helped bring to the Team Alpha Male camp. Ludwig, who was a fighter in the UFC himself,...

Sep 2, 2013 12:10 pm

Chad Mendes Wants Title Shot vs. Jose Aldo Following TKO Over Clay Guida

Chad Mendes scored his fourth straight victory via T/KO this past weekend with a TKO win over Clay Guida in the third round of their UFC 164.  Already ranked the number one featherweight contender coming into this fight, Mendes believes the next thing for him is the belt.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It...

Aug 31, 2013 10:34 pm

UFC 164 Bonus Winners: Pettis, Lim, Krause, and Mendes Earn 50K

Following such a great night of fights and countless finishes at UFC 164, most MMA fans are probably anxious to see who captured the coveted bonuses for most impressive performances. As always, BJPENN.COM has got you covered! The bonuses are as follows: Fight of The Night was awarded to Hyung Gyu Lim and Pascal Krauss...

Aug 31, 2013 8:36 pm

UFC 164 Results: Mendes finishes Guida in the 3rd round

Chad Mendes’ speed, athleticism, and power led to a TKO of Clay Guida Saturday night at UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis Early in the third round, Mendes clipped Guida with a right hand and then quickly took Guida’s back. Mendes then landed both hard lefts and...

Aug 28, 2013 10:06 am

Clay Guida: “One Day They’re Gonna Call Me Champ… Just a Matter of Time”

UFC veteran, Clay Guida, has confidence coming into his UFC 164 fight against top-ranked featherweight contender, Chad Mendes.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Longtime UFC fighter, Clay Guida, will step into the Octagon against Chad Mendes this weekend at UFC 164.  Though many favor Mendes, Guida says that he will bring something the Team Alpha...

Jun 11, 2013 10:51 am

Hatsu Hioki Set to Meet Darren Elkins at UFC on FS1: 2

By JAKE CHASTAIN | BJPenn.com gained word this morning that a featherweight bout between Hatsu Hioki and Darren Elkins has been added to the UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2 card, which is set to take place on August 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ESPN.com first confirmed the booking. Both men will be looking to...

Jun 10, 2013 8:54 am

Aldo: Pettis cut in line for title shot; I might as well do the same thing

Former lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to face off with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 163 this August in Brazil. This weekend Aldo was asked for his thoughts regarding Pettis dropping down to 145lbs and receiving an immediate title shot, thus pushing aside...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 164 Card Update: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Finalized for August 31st

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We broke word a few days ago that the UFC was negotiating with Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1 MMA) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA) on trying to get their fight rescheduled for the August 31st UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were supposed to fight each other at the recent...

May 22, 2013 11:02 am

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida Likely For UFC 164

On Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that sources say the UFC is looking to match featherweight fighters Chad Mendes and Clay Guida against one another at UFC 164. The UFC has not officially announced the fight, and sources say that it is not 100% finalized. Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1) and Clay...

Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am

Duane Ludwig Happier to Coach Team Alpha Male than Fight Himself

UFC Veteran Duane Bang Ludwig went on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour’ earlier today to talk about Team Alpha Male’s success this last Saturday, and how his participation could lead them to UFC Gold. Ludwig wasn’t without compliments for the already established team of lighter weight fighters as he explained how well they had been...

Apr 22, 2013 9:28 am

Chad Mendes Hoping For Title Shot By Years End

“I would really like to fight for the title this year. But ultimately it’s up to the UFC and these guys… Right now I’m going to take a little bit of time off. I mean, that was three camps back-to-back-to-back for me, so I just want to rest for a couple weeks.” Chad “Money” Mendes...

Mar 19, 2013 9:50 am

Darren Elkins replaces Clay Guida, meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7 | UFC News

Darren Elkins (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) improved to 5-0 as a UFC featherweight this past weekend at UFC 158, as he defeated Antonio Carvalho via first round TKO. Coming away victorious and unscathed in Montreal allowed Elkins to step in for the injured Clay Guida to now meet Chad Mendes (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at...

Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Aldo vs. Pettis set for August 3rd In Rio | UFC News

The much-anticipated bout between José Aldo and Anthony Pettis already has a place on the UFC calendar. The collision between the current featherweight champion and the former WEC lightweight title holder is scheduled to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 3rd, as the main event of the evening, as...