Archive: featured

Oct 4, 2011 10:58 am

Bellator 52 Ratings Rebound With Second Highest Audience

After back to back poor showings the Bellator promotions ratings for their most recent show, Bellator 52, has rebounded up by 70% marking it the second most watched of the series in MTV2 history. Two weeks ago Bellator 50 scored an all-time low of 114,000 viewers and last week’s Bellator 52 event came in with...

Oct 4, 2011 10:22 am

Rosa vs. Lucas Added To UFC on Fox 1 Card

In his pursuit towards greatness in the light-heavyweight division, the former heavyweight fighter, Aaron Rosa has booked a bout with Matt Lucas set for the UFC on Fox 1 card this November. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim California. The historic event will...

Oct 4, 2011 10:14 am

MANDALAY BAY TO HOST CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING PARTY FOR UFC 137: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT

When the overwhelming demand for event tickets for UFC 137: ST-PIERRE vs. CONDIT resulted in an immediate sellout, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mandalay Bay needed to create the next best thing to being inside the Events Center. Thus, the companies announced today that they will host a closed circuit viewing event with large projection...

Oct 4, 2011 9:52 am

Lombard vs. Prangley Headline Bellator 58 From Seminole Hard Rock on November 19

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that reigning middleweight champion Hector Lombard will put his 24-fight undefeated streak on the line against former UFC fighter Trevor Prangley in a non-title catchweight fight at 195 pounds from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Bellator 58 LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX at...

Oct 3, 2011 4:36 pm

UFC 136 Prelim Card To Stream Live On Facebook

Up until this afternoon it was unknown what would become of this weekend’s preliminary card but as usual the UFC is going to provide those fights for free on the popular social network of facebook.com. UFC 136 is set for October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The pay-per-view event will feature a...

Oct 3, 2011 4:32 pm

Fans encouraged to attend Wednesday’s UFC 136 pre-fight press conference

The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference this Wednesday to promote this weekend’s UFC 136 pay-per-view card. Fans are invited to attend the public event located at The Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The event is set to kick off at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.) local time and will feature event...

Oct 3, 2011 4:23 pm

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson Latest Addition To UFC 141

UFC officials have announced the addition of a welterweight bout to Decembers Las Vegas card. Dong Hyun Kim and Sean Pierson have agreed to meet inside the Octagon on December 30. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event...

Oct 3, 2011 9:16 am

Countdown To UFC 136 Airs Tonight On Spike

The typical one-hour pre-fight hype show, for all UFC pay-per-view events, kicks off tonight on Spike TV for UFC 136. UFC 136 is set for October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The pay-per-view event will feature a main event for the UFC’s lightweight title in a trilogy fight between champion Frankie Edgar...

Oct 3, 2011 9:09 am

Gilbert Melendez Ready To Rise Through The UFC Ranks And Prove He’s Number 1

“It’s exciting that the boss definitely wants me over to the UFC, because it’s definitely a good move for me. As far as I’m concerned (Jorge) Masvidal is the next guy on my list, and I’m focusing 100-percent on him, so before I get too excited, I’m just focusing on tearing that guy up. But...

Oct 3, 2011 9:01 am

“The Ultimate Fighter Season 14: Bisping vs. Miller” Tickets On Sale This Week

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Dec. 3 just in time for Michael “The Count” Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller to settle a feud that has been spilling over for months. The middleweights, who traded verbal barbs for months as coaches on season 14 of The...

Oct 3, 2011 8:39 am

Jon Jones 100% Healthy Says White

“[Jones is] good. He’s 100 percent. I talked to him [on Saturday], and he said he feels great. The only thing that’s sore on him is his calf. It’s a little sore. I’d like to give these guys time to rest and give them a little break, so we’ll see what happens.” UFC president Dana...

Oct 3, 2011 8:10 am

Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez UFC Bound Says White

“Yeah, we do want to bring Gilbert Melendez over, and we’re looking at it right now. We’re looking to bring Gilbert Melendez over ASAP. [The title shot] is a possibility. The thing is with that division, it’s so stacked, there are a lot of possibilities. We’ll see what happens with the timing.” During this past...

Oct 3, 2011 7:55 am

Dominick Cruz Suffers Broken Hand, Surgery Set For Next Week

“You know one of the things I respect about the kid? He’s got a broken hand and had one the entire fight. He broke his (left) hand and is going to have surgery. Not only did he not stop fighting and keep coming up 100 percent, he doesn’t even [expletive] say anything about it. He...

Oct 3, 2011 7:48 am

UFC on Versus 6 Sets Attendance and Gate Records

This past weekend the UFC proved that they can enter a new market and set the bar higher than ever. Saturday’s UFC on Versus 6 was a record setting show in regards to the UFC’s “Versus” cards. Headlined by a bantamweight title fight, the show set records in both attendance (at 9,380) and live gate...

Oct 3, 2011 7:19 am

Bellator 52 Results and Highlights

It was an action-packed start to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament as eight heavy hitters lined up inside the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles for Bellator 52 to kickoff the quarterfinals of the Season 5 tournament. Ron “The Monster” Sparks will take on Eric Prindle and Mike “300” Hayes faces Blagoi Ivanov in the semifinals...

Oct 1, 2011 8:29 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Results

MAIN CARD: Dominick Cruz def. Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 50-45) – to retain UFC bantamweight title. Stefan Struve def. Pat Barry via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:22. * SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT Anthony Johnson def. Charlie Brenneman via TKO (kick) – Round 1, 2:49. *KNOCK OUT OF THE NIGHT Matt...

Oct 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Siyar Bahadurzada Says He's Headed To The UFC

“I signed with the UFC!  I’m very excited to be a part of the UFC and test my skills with the crème de la crème of MMA. I wanna thank the UFC and Dana White for this opportunity. I will shake up the welterweight division! Also special thanks to my team Golden Glory!” The reigning Shooto...

Sep 30, 2011 3:10 pm

Grove vs. Silva Set for October 14th

Former UFC middleweights Kendall Grove and Jay Silva have been slotted to face off at theScore Fighting Series on Oct. 14 at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Kendall Grove (13-9) had hit a very rough patch in his career but was able to snap a two-fight losing streak by choking out Joe...

Sep 30, 2011 2:44 pm

UFC 136 Media Conference Call (Audio)

The UFC held the pre-fight media conference call for UFC 136 today and as always, BJPENN.COM took part. Featured on the call was Dominick Cruz, Demetrius Johnson, Kenny Florian, Jose Aldo, Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann

Sep 30, 2011 2:39 pm

Bellator 52 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Neil Grove (265.5) vs. Mike Hayes (228) Blagoi Ivanov (244) vs. Zak Jensen (265) Eric Prindle (265.5) vs. Abe Wagner (247.5) Mark Holata (258) vs. Ron Sparks (263) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Genair da Silva (150.4)* vs. Bryan Goldsby (144.4) Cosmo Alexander (157)* vs. Josh Quayhagen (156) Justin Frazier (263) vs. Liron Wilson...

Sep 30, 2011 1:26 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (Versus) Champ Dominick Cruz (135) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135) Pat Barry (243) vs. Stefan Struve (261) Charlie Brenneman (171) vs. Anthony Johnson (171) Mac Danzig (155) vs. Matt Wiman (156) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook) Yves Edwards (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155) Michael Johnson (156) vs. Paul Sass (155) Byron Bloodworth (138)* vs. Mike Easton...