Archive: featured

Oct 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler Set For Bellator 58

Originally scheduled to defend his title against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54, Eddie Alvarez was forced to withdraw from the meeting with an undisclosed injury. Now, the two have a new date confirmed by Bellator officials. With just a five-week postponement, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to defend his title against Michael Chandler on Novembers Bellator...

Oct 13, 2011 12:00 pm

Dana White on Brock Lesnar in WWE video game and if he'd let him wrestle

“Brock Lesnar will never wrestle for the WWE while he’s under contract to me. But to be in their video game? That’s part of his history. He came from the WWE. I brought Brock Lesnar into the UFC, guy had one fight. He was 1-0. The WWE built him up into the star that he...

Oct 13, 2011 10:28 am

RICH "ACE" FRANKLIN’S SHOULDER SURGERY A SUCCESS

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin underwent shoulder surgery yesterday to repair his torn labrum, an injury that occurred during a grappling practice last month. Franklin’s manager, JT Stewart, announced today the surgery was a complete success and that he is expected to make a full recovery. “I spoke with Rich, he’s feeling great...


Oct 13, 2011 9:27 am

Bisping: Sonnen had his chance, I'm the true number one contender

“Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough,...

Oct 13, 2011 9:09 am

Report: Tim Kennedy UFC Bound

It would appear as if Strikeforce middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy has made the jump from Strikeforce over to the UFC. While this cannot be confirmed 100% by either the UFC or Kennedy, UFC.com has put up his fighter profile on their website and Kennedy himself changed his employment status from Strikeforce to “The Ultimate Fighting...

Oct 13, 2011 6:25 am

GSP: Carlos Condit is not my friend

http://youtu.be/9INuwqygt-U “I’m going to have to deal with a guy who has knockout power, very technical striker and a great ground game as well. Unpredictable fighter. I’ve seen a lot of improvement in Carlos’ game but I believe I’m a more improved fighter than Carlos is. I have a game plan to take care of...

Oct 13, 2011 5:20 am

King Mo Has Rampage On His Radar, Wants To Fight

“This fool Rampage calls me out, and then people get mad when I respond? He’s a b—h in my eyes, because he didn’t respond. Maybe he’ll respond later, but the word is he wants to fight Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. That’s whatever. But he called me out, so I’m going to respond. When’s the last time...

Oct 12, 2011 4:35 pm

BJPENN.COM Featherweight Top 10 (Updated 10/12/11)

The world top 10 featherweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC talent with the exception of two Bellator roster holders. Jose Aldo is the current UFC featherweight champion and as such gets the number 1 seat on our rankings system. With his recent UFC 136 victory over Kenny Florian, his...

Oct 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Noons vs. Evangelista Round Out "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Main Card

It would appear as if a four-fight main card has been set for December’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event. Strikeforce officials have paired off KJ Noons with Billy Evangelista in the latest main card booking for the show. Joining them on the card will be Mousasi vs. OSP, Cyborg vs. Yamanaka and of course the...

Oct 12, 2011 2:00 pm

Clay Guida Talks UFC on Fox Fight With Ben Henderson

“Ben Henderson is the next guy in front of me that’s keeping me from my title shot. Very well spoken opponent, very humble young man and just a great competitor, so I’m really looking forward to the challenge. We always rise to the top for the toughest occasions. This is going to be my most...

Oct 12, 2011 12:42 pm

Jon Jones: The Rashad Evans Fight “is a fight I absolutely cannot lose”

“I realize what I could lose, and what I could lose in the fight that’s in front of me now. So when it comes to the question of ‘getting up for a fight’ that’s definitely not an issue. As far as getting up for the Rashad Evans fight, after all the drama that’s gone on...

Oct 12, 2011 10:50 am

Not Just Another Wrestler: Bubba Jenkins Says He “Will Not Lay-and –Pray”

For the last few months I have been covering the progress and adaption of future MMA fighter and 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, Bubba Jenkins, for BJPenn.com. As I’ve continued with updates and announcements on Jenkins’ progress I’ve noticed that a lot of fans are pessimistic about the National Champ’s conversion into the sport of...

Oct 12, 2011 9:06 am

Rashad Giving Machida More Than A Chance Against Jon Jones

“If anybody can give him trouble, I would think it would be Machida, and for a couple of reasons. One reason is Machida’s used to that kind of craftiness and movement because he trains with Anderson Silva, so he’s used to seeing that. That’s where Jon Jones got a lot of his style from is...

Oct 12, 2011 8:55 am

Watch the UFC 140 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (1p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC 140 pre-fight press conference today at 1 p.m. ET to promote December’s UFC pay-per-view featuring a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Lyoto Machida. Dana White, Jones and Machida are expected to be in attendance. We will be broadcasting the conference live today in the...

Oct 12, 2011 8:30 am

Undefeated Chad Mendes Ready To Take Belt Away From Aldo

“My time is going to come. I’ve only been doing this for three years. I’ve got 11 fights into my career. I’ve got plenty of time. That belt’s going to be mine sooner or later. It’s just hurry up and wait … I think with my wrestling credentials, my strength, my athleticism, I don’t think...

Oct 12, 2011 8:12 am

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Tickets On Sale This Week

Going to be in San Diego on December 17? If so, your chance to see live MMA action is upon you and tickets to the event go on sale this week. Strikeforce officials have made the lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal official for the December 17 date. The event, which features...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Oct 12, 2011 5:05 am

"UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida" Officially Announced By UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Toronto this December with an epic light heavyweight title fight pitting champion and rising superstar Jon “Bones” Jones against dynamic striker and former titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. A mere eight months after holding its largest event ever in Toronto, UFC 140: JONES vs. MACHIDA hits the Air Canada...

Oct 11, 2011 2:44 pm

BJPENN.COM Bantamweight Top 10 (Updated 10/11/11)

The world top 10 bantamweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC talent. Dominic Cruz is the current UFC bantamweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. With his most recent title defense at UFC on Versus 6 over “Mighty Mouse” Johnson he has more...

Oct 11, 2011 2:16 pm

Report: UFC Pay-Per-View Cards To Revert Back To 10PM E.T.

Sorry east coast MMA Fans, looks like you will be back to staying up until 1AM E.T. to catch UFC pay-per-view action. In a report coming from MMA insider Dave Meltzer, the UFC has decided to revert back to starting their pay-per-view broadcasts at 10PM E.T. starting with UFC 141 on December 30th. No reason...

Oct 11, 2011 1:55 pm

Vigilante MMA Fighter Dresses Up As Superhero To Stop Crime In Seattle

With a perfect amateur record in Mixed Martial Arts, the brother of Strikeforce fighter Caros Fodor, Mr. Ben Fodor has been making national news with the vigilante style justice he is serving out on the streets of Seattle. The fighter dresses up as comic book character Phoenix Jones with pepper spray in hands and prowls...

Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm

Koscheck Looking For Big Names And Big Fights

“I want to fight the guys at the top. That’s where I want to be. The guys at the bottom want to fight guys that are at the top. I’ll fight anybody. Realistically, I want a big fight, my next fight to be a big fight. Who could it be? Maybe a Nick Diaz, maybe...