Archive: Dream

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Shinya Aoki’s loyalty to ONE FC cannot be swayed

ONE FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense this upcoming weekend in Dubai when he takes on Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2 MMA) in the main event of “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions.” BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor recently caught up with Aoki to discuss his upcoming fight, as well as his...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

Apr 10, 2014 4:15 pm

Clay Guida: ‘Right now is a dangerous time for anyone I fight…’

UFC featherweight Clay Guida may have lost some fans in recent fights due to the lack of action, but he is now claiming to be as dangerous as ever. In a recent interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN, Guida admitted to having a tough time watching a handful of his fights go to the judges’...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 3, 2014 1:17 pm

Tatsuya Kawajiri Plans to Introduce New Move In His UFC Debut: The ‘Kawa-Chan Hold’

Tatsuya Kawajiri will finally be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut this Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’. The Japanese native will be facing fellow octagon newcomer Sean Soriano in a featherweight bout. Kawajiri is looking to make a name for himself in his first fight inside a Zuffa cage, and he intends to...

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

May 13, 2013 10:47 am

Gegard Mousasi Has Second ACL Surgery

During an interview with mmajunkie.com, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) acknowledged that he recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even worse, he confirmed that he tore the same ACL that was previously repaired in March of 2012. The former Strikforce and Dream champion, Mousasi, made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV...

Dec 27, 2012 9:30 am

CBS Sports Network To Air GLORY 4 Tokyo – Heavyweight Grand Slam on New Year’s Eve

Heavyweight Grand Slam, a one night single-elimination kickboxing competition featuring 16 of the world’s hardest hitting KO artists, will be televised on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network. Unprecedented and historic in the sport of kickboxing, GLORY 4 is the first-ever 16-man tournament where the winner has to defeat...

Dec 20, 2012 10:30 am

Exclusive: Mike Kyle “I can’t believe I’m the Underdog against Mousasi”

  Often in combat sports the media and fans tend to hype one individual fighter up enormously to the point where the opponent is almost completely overlooked. In a sport as unpredictable as MMA where any competitor can stop another on any given night, it’s puzzling how so many people can have such a one-sided approach when...

Oct 25, 2012 9:34 am

DREAM IS BACK: Promotion Resurging For NYE Event | MMA NEWS

Japan’s DREAM promotion, once thought to be on the shelf for good, is returning for their annual New Year’s Eve bash on December 31. DREAM officials made the announcement late yesterday that “DREAM: Special NYE 2012” is on the books for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. DREAM’s former owner FEG went bankrupt earlier...

Mar 29, 2012 2:09 pm

UFC 147 | Milton Vieira vs. Felipe Arantes Booked

UFC officials have booked a featherweight bout between UFC newcomer Milton Vieira and Felipe Arantes. The bout is scheduled for UFC 147. UFC 147, though not officially announced by the promotion is expected to go down from the Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 23. In the headlining bout Anderson Silva...

Feb 19, 2012 3:26 pm

BJPENN.COM Welterweight Top 10 (Updated 02/19/12)

The time to update the BJPENN.COM world rankings is long overdue. There has been a lot of activity in each division and as such we have adjusted our world rankings. Items such as wins, losses, inactivity, retirement and suspensions all play apart in deciding who should be ranked in the top 10. Your most recent...

Feb 1, 2012 4:00 am

MMA NEWS | Ryo Chonan Denies Satoshi Ishii Injury Report

On Monday we reported here on BJPENN.COM that Japanese Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii suffered a cerebral edema from his knock out loss to Fedor Emelianenko. A Cerebral edema or cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of water in the intracellular or extracellular spaces of the brain. According to the original Japanese media outlet that...

Jan 30, 2012 11:02 am

MMA NEWS | Satoshi Ishii Receives Cerebral Edema From Fedor Fight, Future In Sport Grim

MMA Legend Fedor Emelianenko last fought at this past years DREAM Year end event against Judo gold medalist, Satoshi Ishii. He won the fight against the much less experience Ishii via knockout and it appears that Ishii may have lost his ability to ever fight in another MMA Match again. FightOpinion broke the news: [box_light]...

Jan 29, 2012 12:32 pm

UFC NEWS | BJPENN.COM Mobile Is Here!!

Cellphone users need not worry any longer. From this point forward anyone with internet browsing capabilities on their cellphone can now access the new BJPENN.COM Mobile. We have now integrated the best features of BJPENN.COM into a fully functional mobile version of the website which allows easier navigation, smoother load times and the ability to...

Jan 11, 2012 1:00 pm

MMA NEWS – Eddie Alvarez Not Entering Season 6 Bellator Tournament; Aoki Rematch Possible

“Ed won’t be part of the next tournament during the March kickoff,” Rebney said. “The decision was reached between us that the next right step wouldn’t be to jump back in the season-tournament right now.” “We’re still talking very regularly about the Aoki fight,” he said. “We’ve been talking to DREAM about making it happen,...

Dec 31, 2011 9:54 am

MMA NEWS – DREAM New Year 2011 Results: Emelianenko & Aoki End The Year Victorious

“DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” took place early this morning from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the headlining slot is heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko was able to defeat, Judo Olympic gold medalist, Satoshi Ishii in the first round. In the co-featured slot Shinya Aoki defended his lightweight title...

Dec 26, 2011 7:12 am

MMA NEWS – HDNet To Air Full New Year’s Eve DREAM Event

HDNet and Japanese MMA Promotion DREAM have come to terms and are set to broadcast the annual DREAM Year End show live to North American HDNet subscribers. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the...

Dec 23, 2011 5:00 am

MMA NEWS – Ishii On Fedor: He May Be In Trouble In The Clinch

“I would not say that I have any real advantage over Fedor. The man is a legend and has faced all styles. But I am confident wherever this fight goes. Whether we stand and trade or on the ground. As far as my Judo against him, well yes I do feel my Judo will play...

Dec 21, 2011 11:16 am

MMA NEWS – Shinya Aoki Training For DREAM Year End Show (Video)

This video features a behind-the-scenes look into the training camp of DREAM FC Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki from the Evolve Fight Team, Asia’s top professional fight team. He is scheduled to defend his title this coming New Year’s Eve against Sengoku Champion Satoru Kitaoka at DREAM: Genki Desuka. For this fight, Shinya had a...

Dec 1, 2011 8:50 am

MMA NEWS – Report: Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers In The Works For DREAM Year End Show

A heavyweight attraction is reportedly in the works for DREAM’s year end show between former UFC champion, Tim Sylvia and Brett “The Grimm” Rogers. HEAVY.com is reporting the matchup; however BJPENN.COM has been unable to confirm the bout as finalized. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place...

Dec 1, 2011 1:57 am

2011 World MMA Awards Results

The 2011 World MMA Awards took place tonight at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas Nevada. The show was hosted by outspoken UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen, and included awards for categories such as “Fighter Of The Year”, “KO Of The Year”, and “Fight Of The Year” (between the dates September 1st, 2010 and...

Nov 29, 2011 6:49 am

MMA NEWS – Tokoro vs. Saadulaev Added To DREAM Year End Event

A bantamweight tournament reserve bout has been added to DREAM’s year end event in the form of Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev. DREAM officials announced the bout this morning. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan....

Nov 24, 2011 8:12 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BJPENN.COM

From our staff here at BJPENN.COM, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We are “Thankful” for all of you!

Nov 23, 2011 2:31 pm

MMA NEWS – Shinya Aoki Books Satoru Kitaoka For Year End Show

Shinya Aoki has finally booked an opponent for DREAM’s year end event and it comes in the form of his former teammate and Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka. The bout will be for Aoki’s lightweight title. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the...

Nov 18, 2011 9:01 am

MMA NEWS – Dream Adds Three Bouts To Year End Show

If you are a Japanese MMA fan, the New Years Eve show is the biggest event of the year. As such, DREAM officials are filling up the card fast and as of today have added three additional bouts to the special event. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to...

Nov 17, 2011 9:19 am

MMA NEWS – DREAM Adds Takaya vs. Inoue & Kawajiri vs. Miyata To Year End Card

Dream officials have announced two additions to its annual New Year’s Eve show titled “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” Added to the ever growing night of fights are two featherweight matchups in the form of Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata and for the featherweight title we have champ, Hiroyuki Takaya...