Archive: featured

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,...

Sep 20, 2011 9:35 am

Shane Carwin: Face Still Full of Warrior Wounds From JDS

“It’s still pretty ugly man, right (as he points to scarred meat dangling from his eye)? But it’s okay, I’ve now got a big ‘ole freakin’ ball there or something. It took a while. I think I had sutures in about five different spots on my face. It was pretty bad. It took a little...

Sep 20, 2011 9:29 am

Countdown to UFC 135 Airs Tonight on Spike TV.

The typical one-hour pre-fight hype show offered up by the UFC in anticipation for their pay-per-view offerings is upon us for UFC 135. “Countdown to UFC 135” debuts tonight on Spike TV at 11 p.m. ET/PT. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” is set to take place on September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi...

Sep 20, 2011 9:18 am

DREAM adds “Minowaman” vs. Harn To DREAM 17 Event

DREAM officials just announced that an eleventh bout has been added to this weekend’s DREAM 17 event. It comes in the form of DREAM “Super Hulk” champion, Ikushi “Minowaman” Minowa vs. Baru Harn in an open weight contest. DREAM 17 takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on September 24. Japanese standout,...

Sep 20, 2011 9:05 am

Fights On Facebook Coming To An End With New Fox Deal In Place

UFC President, Dana White, made an announcement yesterday to “El Octagono” that will change the way the UFC Preliminary cards will be viewed. Since UFC 129, the UFC has been in bed with the popular social network, facebook.com and as such has been delivering un-aired preliminary card bouts for free via live internet stream. The...

Sep 20, 2011 8:59 am

Eddie Alvarez Out Of Bellator Title Fight With Michael Chandler

And the ever so common injury bug has struck the Bellator promotion. This time it’s, Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez who is forced out of his scheduled October 15 bout with season 5 lightweight winner Michael Chandler. “Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our October 15th show at Boardwalk Hall in...

Sep 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Dan Henderson Returns To UFC Against "Shogun" At UFC 139

Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Dan Henderson has opted to return to the UFC ranks following his last Strikeforce win over Fedor Emelianenko. He has likely vacated his title to pursue UFC gold. Set to spoil his return to the Octagon is former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. UFC 139 is set to take place on...

Sep 19, 2011 3:36 pm

Fans invited to UFC on Fox Press Conference tomorrow in Hollywood

With tickets going on sale to the public soon for the highly-anticipated heavyweight title showdown between UFC champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will host a press conference in Hollywood with the...

Sep 19, 2011 3:22 pm

VIDEO: GSP says he'll fight Anderson Silva, Frankie Edgar best P4P fighter

http://youtu.be/wDmDb54d7tc “For me to go up in weight class, I need to consider a lot of things. Because if I go up, I cannot go back down. I cannot play with my weight easy like that… Anderson used to fight at 168-pounds a few years ago in Japan, so I don’t know what his weight...

Sep 19, 2011 1:57 pm

UFC 135 Conference Call (Audio)

BJPENN.COM participated in today’s UFC 135 media conference call featuring Rampage Jackson, Jon Jones, Josh Koscheck and Matt Hughes.

Sep 19, 2011 9:27 am

UFC 135 Headliners To Appear On “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tonight

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Jon Jones will be guests on tonight’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. The show airs on ABC tonight at midnight ET/PT. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” is set to take place on September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The card features a light-heavyweight title fight in its main...

Sep 19, 2011 9:09 am

Jeff Curran on his return to the UFC: "Here I am, and I am here to stay."

The Big Frog” is back. Jeff Curran, after a seven-year absence from the promotion, is back in the UFC, and he doesn’t plan on leaving again. Curran recently signed a brand-new agreement with the world’s biggest MMA promotion, and will face former title challenger Scott Jorgensen in a bantamweight bout at UFC 137 in Las...