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Oct 26, 2011 6:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Heavyweight Top 10 (Updated 10/26/11)

The world top 10 heavyweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters. Cain Velasquez is the current UFC heavyweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. His undefeated reign of terror makes him undisputedly the number ranked heavyweight today. Little has changed...

Oct 26, 2011 1:44 pm

Diego Sanchez Ready To Resume Training After Getting Cast Removed

Albuquerque, N.M. – Top UFC Welterweight contender Diego “The Dream” Sanchez had a cast removed from his right hand yesterday, clearing him to resume full training activities.  Sanchez was slated to fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 when he suffered a broken bone in his right hand on Sept. 5, forcing him...

Oct 26, 2011 8:09 am

Viacom Buys Majority Stake In Bellator

Viacom, the parent company behind MTV networks, has purchased a majority stake in the Bellator Promotion with plans to start airing shows on Spike TV in 2013. USA Today was the first to report the news of the story, as Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney explained that talks were ongoing for the past year, and that...

Oct 26, 2011 8:05 am

Cerrone to Siver: “Let's go! Let's fight! Let's get violent”

“I’m gonna go in there and impose my will and do what I do and not worry about what they do. You know, I’m fighting (hesitates) Siver…I don’t care what he’s gonna do. I don’t give a s—. I know what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna get in there and whip his ass so I...

Oct 26, 2011 7:00 am

Former Bellator Champion Lyman Good Returns to face Michael Costa in Welterweight Tournament Qualifier at Bellator 59

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that former Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good will make his long-awaited return to the Bellator cage as the New York native squares off against promising Brazilian Michael Costa in a Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier fight on Saturday, November 26 from Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey and...

Oct 26, 2011 5:00 am

UFC on Fox “Primetime” special to air this Sunday Following NFL Football

The UFC is pulling out all the stop for it’s Fox network debut, as they are rolling out “UFC Primetime” for this November’s UFC heavyweight title fight featuring Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The trademark special will once again be used to give viewers an inside look at the training camps of both fighters,...

Oct 26, 2011 5:00 am

Bellator 55 Ratings Slide to 168,000 viewers.

Last weekend’s Bellator 55 event on MTV2 caught an average audience of 168,000 at home viewers. This number marks a 17,000 household dip from the prior weekends Bellator 54 which drew 185,000. Bellator 55 took place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz. The main event saw 125er turned...

Oct 26, 2011 4:29 am

Jared Hamman vs. Constantinos Philippou Set For UFC 140

A middleweight fight featuring Jared Hamman and Constantinos Philippou is now set for UFC 140 in Toronto, as UFC officials made the announcement via their Twitter account earlier today. Jared Hamman last fought at UFC on Versus 5, where he scored the biggest win of his UFC career, when he stopped C.B. Dolloway via second...

Oct 25, 2011 8:14 am

BJ Penn Blogs About Lead Up To UFC 137

It’s been a crazy week. I found out about Georges St-Pierre’s knee injury keeping him and Carlos Condit off the UFC 137 card, and me and Nick Diaz being the new main event when I saw it on BJPenn.com. Then yesterday we had a crazy press conference call where Nick Diaz wasn’t on until 40...

Oct 25, 2011 8:07 am

Firas Zahabi: 'I'd Want Georges St. Pierre to Move Down to 155 before going up'

“Well to be honest with you, I have recommended to Georges, you know…the only reason I don’t recommend it now is because Frankie Edgar is the champion, but I’d want him to move down to 155 if Frankie was not the champion. Obviously we’re part of the Renzo Gracie team and we’d never fight Frankie...

Oct 25, 2011 7:26 am

This weeks scheduled UFC 137 fan events in Las Vegas (Updated)

The UFC is heading out to their home turf of Las Vegas once again this week and there is a nice list of UFC events open to the public. “UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event was...

Oct 25, 2011 7:20 am

Cesar Gracie Wants Title Shot For Diaz If He Walks Through Penn

“There’s no question about it that I will ask for [a fight with GSP] if Nick has a tremendous performance and he can finish BJ, I would ask for that. But the biggest thing is if the fans want it. If the fans all ask for that, Dana [White] is a smart guy. He knows...

Oct 24, 2011 6:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Light Heavyweight Top 10 (Updated 10/24/11)

The world top 10 light heavyweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters. Jon Jones is the current UFC light heavyweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. Jones has looked unstoppable his entire career and without a doubt is currently the...

Oct 24, 2011 1:57 pm

ProElite MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix Bracket 1 Released

ProElite Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is proud to present the first round of their Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament on November 5, 2011 from Moline, Il. This tournament consists of some of the best up and coming heavyweights in the world and the winner will be pushed into the upper tier of the heavyweight division. Tickets...

Oct 24, 2011 1:01 pm

Who is the betting favorite in the Penn vs. Diaz UFC 137 main event?

It seems like the MMA world is split down the middle in regards to the welterweight main event set for this Saturday’s UFC pay-per-view card. While it would seem that the majority of MMA fans favor the Stockton California native over the proud Hawaiian, if you surf through the internet long enough you can see...