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Dec 29, 2011 6:00 am

*ON NOW* Watch Todays UFC 141 Weigh-In Ceremony Live Here On BJPENN.COM (7pm ET)

UFC 141 is set to take place tomorrow at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem. Today the UFC is holding the official weigh-in ceremony and all fighters scheduled for...

Dec 29, 2011 4:00 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 141: DIAZ AND CERRONE READY FOR WAR

By batting Donald Cerrone’s $1000 hat off his head, Nate Diaz signaled his bad intentions for their UFC 141 co-main event at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, this Friday night. “He was trying to tip his hat into my face and I’m no punk who will take that,” Diaz said afterwards. “He was mumbling some...


Dec 28, 2011 2:16 pm

UFC NEWS – Miguel Torres Back In The UFC

According to UFC president Dana White, bantamweight fighter, Miguel Torres has been allowed back into the UFC following a dismissal from the promotion earlier this month. White announced the news following today’s UFC 141 pre-fight press conference. Torres, the former WEC bantamweight champion, received his walking papers from the promotion following a controversial posting on...

Dec 28, 2011 1:25 pm

MMA NEWS – Gegard Mousasi Waiting for Title Shot, UFC Aspirations as Well?

Nearly two years since he lost the title, Gegard Mousasi is waiting in the wings for another light-heavyweight title shot from Strikeforce executives. It is rumored that Mousasi will face the victor of Muhammed Lawal vs. Lorenz Larkin, who are fighting for the vacant light-heavyweight title that was relinquished by Dan Henderson as he transitioned...

Dec 28, 2011 1:25 pm

MMA NEWS – Noons Next for Melendez?

With Noons and Melendez coming off of recent victories in the Strikeforce organization, fans and media press are inquiring about a possible match for the lightweight championship. “I think Gilbert’s a great champion,” Noons told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I think he’s definitely one of the best. Styles make fights. I think I’m...

Dec 28, 2011 12:51 pm

UFC NEWS- Watch The UFC 141 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live *NOW* On BJPENN.COM ( 4PM ET)

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 will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem. Today the UFC is holding their pre-fight press conference in anticipation of...

Dec 28, 2011 12:48 pm

UFC NEWS – Ed Herman Returns Against Clifford Starks At UFC 143

The UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend card just got a little deeper with the addition of a middleweight contest between Ed Herman and Clifford Starks. UFC officials announced the bout just moments ago. UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend. Georges St....

Dec 28, 2011 12:35 pm

UFC NEWS – Bedford Now Faces Gagnon At UFC on FOX 2

Earlier this week we reported here at BJPENN.COM that the UFC on FOX 2 bout between Eddie Wineland and Johnny Bedford had been scratched due to a Wineland injury that has left him unable to compete. The UFC matchmaking department went to work and found a suitable replacement in the form of UFC newcomer Mitch...

Dec 28, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – YouTube Post Of “Countdown To UFC 141” Out Draws Fuel TV Airing

This past week the UFC and Fuel TV aired the latest installment of the UFC’s countdown series, “Countdown to UFC 141” and it drew in a meager 15,000 viewers with a 0.03 household rating in the male 18-49 demographic and an all-time low of 0.0 rating in men 18-34. Interestingly enough, the UFC put out...

Dec 28, 2011 4:55 am

UFC NEWS – NSAC Denies Ludwig Fastest Knockout Appeal

“The ruling is that it stays at 11.There’s no legal avenue to overturn it… I timed it myself with a stopwatch. It was eight seconds. Officially, it’s got to stay at 11 seconds, but unofficially, it could be at eight. If you use a stopwatch, from the time the fight starts to the time that...

Dec 28, 2011 4:45 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem: No one in the division can strike with me

On the verge of making his UFC debut, UFC 141 main event participant, Alistair Overeem took to his personal blog to discuss this Friday’s fight. Here are the highlights via YahooSports: “The fight has been promoted as the biggest two athletes in UFC history fighting for the No. 1 contender spot in the heavyweight division....

Dec 28, 2011 4:31 am

UFC NEWS – Brendan Schaub Returns Against Ben Rothwell At UFC 145

A heavyweight tilt has reportedly been added to the UFC’s return trip to Montreal in March. UFC officials announced late yesterday evening that Brendan Schaub and Ben Rothwell have agreed to square off in the cage at UFC 145. UFC 145 is still yet to be officially announced by UFC officials but it is expected...

Dec 28, 2011 4:15 am

UFC NEWS – Court McGee Draws Constantinos Philippou In UFC on FX 2 Bout

A middleweight bout has been added to the UFC’s second trip to the FX network in the form of Court McGee vs. Constantinos Philippou. UFC officials announced the bout late yesterday evening. UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in...

Dec 27, 2011 4:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Overeem Adheres To NSAC Requirement: Undergoes Second Pre-Fight Drug Test

UFC 141 main event competitor, Alistair Overeem has adhered to his conditional license requirements handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and submitted a second urine sample yesterday afternoon in Las Vegas. The results of the test will not be readily available until after his fight this Friday with Brock Lesnar, and he...