Archive: featured

Sep 22, 2011 5:30 am

UFC 141 Gets "The Janitor" vs. "The Mauler"

Two of the scariest men on the UFC’s 205 pound roster have agreed to face off on December’s UFC 141 card in Las Vegas. A bout that was originally scratched from the UFC 133 card has now been rebooked in the form of Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko vs. Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson. UFC 141 is...

Sep 22, 2011 5:00 am

Muay Thai Champion Cosmo Alexander Set To Debut At Bellator 52

Bellator Fighting Championships makes its return to Louisiana on Saturday, October 1st as the promotion hosts Bellator 52 from L’Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles. The action begins at 7 p.m. ET with a stacked undercard streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the event will feature the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Season...


Sep 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Henderson vs. Rua Confirmed As UFC 139 Main Event, Number One Contender Bout

UFC president Dana White confirmed with the media in attendance at today’s UFC 135 pre-fight press conference that the recently announced Henderson vs. Rua fight will serve as the main event in San Jose California. Additionally, the winner is likely to get a title shot after Rashad Evans gets his stab at this weekend’s winner....

Sep 21, 2011 9:29 am

Belfort Injured, Off UFC 139 Card, Cung Le Now Faces Wanderlei Silva

Vitor Belfort has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in San Jose against former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, due to an injury. No specific details were given on the extent of the injury or the recovery time. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San...

Sep 21, 2011 9:18 am

Reminder: TUF Season 14 Debuts Tonight On Spike

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) comes back this evening with its 14th and last season on Spike TV. Featuring coaches from the middleweight division, both Michael Bisping and Jason Miller promise the best season of TUF to date. You can follow along on their journey through the TUF training center as they groom 16 fighters in...

Sep 21, 2011 7:40 am

Dana White Confirms Lesnar vs. Overeem Winner Gets Title Shot

“Yeah, it is (a number one contender fight). That’s a crazy fight. Imagine when those two square off at the weigh-ins. It’s going to be awesome. I’m excited for that fight too. I’m excited to see, and I know the fans are too, I’m excited to see what Alistair Overeem has. People can yap and...

Sep 21, 2011 6:15 am

Watch the UFC 135 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (2p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 2 p.m. ET to promote this weekend’s UFC 135 card featuring a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and former champion “Rampage” Jackson. Dana White and fighters from the evenings main card are expected to be in attendance. We will be broadcasting...

Sep 21, 2011 6:14 am

VIDEO: Fighters Predict Rampage vs. Jones

“One thing I experienced with Rampage, (he has) a very strong core. Jon may take him down if he uses his leverage and a lot of his judo, I think that’s probably how he’s going to get him down. But if he just tries to shoot in on him, Rampage may be pretty tough to...

Sep 21, 2011 6:05 am

UFC on Fox Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for UFC on Fox which is set to feature the return of UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, as he attempts to defend his title for the first time against Junior Dos Santos, go on sale today. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim...

Sep 21, 2011 6:00 am

Mousasi Set To Return Against OSP In December

That’s right; Strikeforce has apparently adopted the “Ask and you shall receive” matchmaking policies often seen in the UFC. Strikeforce officials announced yesterday that they have booked former light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi to face Ovince St. Preux on their yet to be made official December 17 event set to air on Showtime. A headliner and...

Sep 21, 2011 5:47 am

Gokhan Saki Departs From Golden Glory, More Fighters Expected To Follow

In a report coming out of the middleasy.com network, K-1 and its Showtime kickboxing stand-out Gokhan Saki has been confirmed to have left the Golden Glory team. While we normally don’t cover the sport of kickboxing here on BJPENN.COM, it is somewhat relevant to the recent news surrounding new UFC signee Alistair Overeem’s departure from...

Sep 21, 2011 5:25 am

Anthony Smith vs. Adlan Amagov Booked For Strikeforce Challengers 20

A middleweight contest has just been booked for Novembers Strikeforce Challengers 20 event in the form of Anthony Smith vs. Adlan Amagov. Strikeforce Challengers 20 takes place at what seems to be the new home for the Strikeforce Challengers series, the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on November 18th. As it...

Sep 21, 2011 5:12 am

This Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event gets last minute addition

The Strikeforce challengers 19 card, set for The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Last Vegas has a last received a last minute addition to the lineup. A welterweight contest between Quinn Mulhern and Danny Davis will be contested on the evening’s preliminary card. The main card of the evening will air for free...

Sep 21, 2011 5:00 am

Bellator Rating Hit All Time Low On MTV2 Last Weekend

It should come as no surprise that last weekend’s Bellator 50 events ratings where a little on the low side. According to reports only 114,000 people tuned in to MTV2 to view the opening round of the Bellator middleweight tournament. The number marks the lowest rating since the promotional debut on MTV2 16 events ago....

Sep 20, 2011 2:28 pm

The Ultimate Fighter Inching Toward Philippines in 2012

The Ultimate Fighter reality series may finally be heading abroad! According to new reports officials are apparently close to finalizing a deal that will see TUF head to the Philippines in 2012. Officials from ABS-CBN —which is the parent company of Balls (the TV sports network that airs UFC programming in the Philippines) — have...

Sep 20, 2011 2:25 pm

UFC Fight Night 25 Garners 1.8 Million Viewers

Last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans did fairly well ratings wise. The event drew an average of 1.8 million viewers (a 1.2 household rating) and peaked with nearly 1.95 million viewers on Spike TV, officials announced today. Unsurprisingly the event was the number one rated program on cable in its timeslot among...

Sep 20, 2011 11:18 am

Overeem Leaves Golden Glory Over "Breach Of Trust"

Former Dream and Strikeforce heavyweight champion and new UFC roster holder Alistair Overeem has announced his departure from his longtime management team Golden Glory. In a statement he said (via twitter): “I would like to make a statement regarding the recent news of the separation from my long-time management Golden Glory. As with any relationship,...