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Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida Set For UFC 140 (UPDATED)

Lyoto Machida diehards can rest easier knowing the former champion has finally booked a return trip to the Octagon. According to a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, UFC president Dana White recently confirmed with the news outlet that he has booked Machida to face Phil Davis at the upcoming UFC 140 event set for December....

Sep 27, 2011 2:22 pm

Henderson Sounds Off on Upcoming Fight with Shogun: “Im Better in Every Aspect”

With Dan Henderson now ready to make his return to the octagon at UFC 139 on November 19th against former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun Rua, “Hendo” seems thoroughly confident that he is still one of the best fighters in the world. Henderson and Shogun will get down in just over a month and a...


Sep 27, 2011 12:06 pm

UFC 135 A Live Gate and Attendance Success

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Boxing released the official gate and attendance tallies for last weekend’s UFC 135 event and 16,344 UFC fans turned up bringing in a live gate total of $2,089,575.00. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The...

Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 135 Suspensions: Jones Out Up To Six Months

Sorry about your luck Rashad Evans… Twelve UFC 135 participants have been medically suspended following their efforts at last weekend’s “Jones vs. Rampage” event including the light-heavyweight champion who could be out up to six-months for injuries suffered during the night’s main event. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live...

Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am

Watch the UFC 139 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 4 p.m. ET to promote November’s UFC 139 card featuring the UFC return of Dan Henderson as he tries to climb back atop the 205 pound ladder against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Dana White, headliners Dan Henderson and “Shogun, as well as co-headliners Wanderlei...

Sep 27, 2011 9:30 am

Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 In The Works For 2012

A battle of famed internet street brawlers is being planned for early next year, as Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 have reportedly agreed to square off under MMA rules. The news and details come via TheFightNerd.com. “Florida-based street fighter DADA 5000 went on the Rodolfo Roman show yesterday to announce that he would be fighting for...

Sep 27, 2011 9:28 am

San Diego Rumored To Host December Strikeforce Event

Strikeforce looks to be headed to San Diego, California, as the promotion is gearing up for an event this winter at the Valley View Casino Center.  MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. Already slated for the card include a lightweight title fight, as champion Gilbert Melendez will defend against American Top Team product,...

Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am

Zoila Gurgel vs. Carina Damm On Tap For Bellator 57

Bellator 115lbs womens champion, Zoila Gurgel will return to action this November, as she will meet Carina Damm in a non title fight at Bellator 57.  Gurgel was initially set to face Jessica Aguilar, but Aguilar was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.  MMArising.com was the first to report the news. Zoila Gurgel...

Sep 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Mousasi Gives American Trained Fighters Huge Advantage In Preparation

“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts. I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. … In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The...

Sep 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Chael Sonnen On Anderson Silva’s Injury Status

“I don’t think that treatment for Anderson’s problems is prohibited by the UFC, even right before a match. Some medications are limited, as you know, but Anderson is in a state of medical legitimacy because I don’t think that Midol is prohibited, nor are chocolate or Gerard Butler movies. I have never personally had to...

Sep 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Medical Suspensions

Eleven fighters from last week’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, five of which could face extended layoffs exceeding six months or longer. Strikeforce Challengers 19 took place this past Friday, September 23 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and aired for...

Sep 26, 2011 1:36 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Media Conference Call (Audio)

BJPENN.COM along with other members of the media took part in a conference call today to help promote this weekends UFC on Versus 6 event featuring Pat Barry, Stefan Struve, Dominick Cruz and Demetrius Johnson.

Sep 26, 2011 10:56 am

UFC on Versus 6 weigh-ins set to take place at the D.C. Armory this Friday

MMA fans in the Washington, D.C. area can attend this Friday’s UFC on Versus 6 live fighter weigh-ins at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. The show which features a bantamweight title fight between champion, Dominick Cruz and challenger, Demetrious Johnson is set to take place on Oct. 1 from the Verizon Center in our...

Sep 26, 2011 10:48 am

Spike TV Set To Counter Program UFC on FOX 1 With Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Marathon

Don’t be fooled MMA fans… On November 12 Spike TV is launching a UFC special titled “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos” that will air during the UFC on Fox event featuring “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos”. This is only the latest, and probably not the last time that the rift between the UFC and their current (soon...

Sep 26, 2011 9:37 am

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Salaries

Main event winner Lorenz Larkin and Ryan Couture brought home the largest salaries from last Friday’s “Strikeforce Challengers 19” event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The total disclosed payroll for the event and its 18 fighters was $92,500.00 and both Lark and Couture took home $10,000 for their participation. Strikeforce Challengers...

Sep 26, 2011 9:02 am

VIDEO: Bellator 51 Moment – Alexis Vila vs Joe Warren

Alexis Vila def. Joe Warren via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:04 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Eduardo Dantas def. Wilson Reis via KO (flying knee) – Round 2, 1:02 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Marcos Galvao def. Chase Beebe via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) – bantamweight-tourney opening round Ed West def. Luiz Nogueira via unanimous...

Sep 24, 2011 8:43 pm

UFC 135 Results

MAIN CARD:(Pay-per-view) Jon Jones def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 4, 1:14 (to retain light-heavyweight title) *Fight of the night Josh Koscheck def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59*Knockout of the night Mark Hunt def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27) Travis Browne def. Rob Broughton...

Sep 24, 2011 10:21 am

Cyborg vs. Yamanaka Booked For Dec. 17

During last night’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event Strikeforce officials snuck in an under-the-radar fight announcement while promoting their December 17 event featuring Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal for the lightweight title. Female heavy-hitter, Chris Cyborg has now been booked for the event against the 12-1 Japanese star, Hiroko Yamanaka. The bout will likely be contested...

Sep 24, 2011 10:12 am

DREAM 17 Results

Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 4:52 Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:30 Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via knockout (kick) – Round 1, 4:17 Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:42 Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy...