Archive: Ivan Menjivar

Mar 21, 2014 4:52 pm

Ivan Menjivar Released From UFC Contract

Another casualty of the UFC’s continually moving roster has been suffered in the form of featherweight fighter, Ivan Menjivar. The TriStar trained athlete dropped three straight bouts, during what was his second stint in the UFC, and that was all the UFC brass needed to see. His release marks the second high-profile termination in the...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Ivan Menjivar Faces Hatsu Hioki At TUF: China Finale

As reported originally by TopMMANews.com, Ivan Menjivar, (MMA 25-11, UFC 4-4) will face Hatsu Hioki (MMA 26-7-2, UFC 2-3) at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale card. Menjivar, who fought Georges St. Pierre in St. Pierre’s first fight, will compete at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. Menjivar recently lost to Wilson Reis...

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 am

GSP Discredits Dana White, Says He Was Asked to Not Attend UFC 167 Presser

To the surprise to the MMA world, Georges St. Pierre has walked away from the sport on the top, and has relinquished his title. After yesterday’s press conference, St. Pierre decided to answer some questions about his future to French-speaking journalists. “I don’t want to say retirement, because it’s not retirement,” St. Pierre said. “I’d...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

Feb 23, 2013 8:26 pm

UFC 157 Results: Faber Chokes Out Menjivar With Beautiful Standing RNC | UFC NEWS

In the third pay-per-view bout Urijah Faber used a great transition as Ivan Menjivar attempted to stand from a bottom position to take his back, and secured a rear naked choke in the 1st round of their Bantamweight matchup Saturday night. Both men came out early swinging, with nothing really landing, Menjivar then hit an...

Jan 31, 2013 6:18 pm

Exclusive: Urijah Faber Talks Menjivar, Benavidez vs. McCall and Dominick Cruz

Passion is the building block for success. Every great champion in life was able to distinguish themselves in a league above their competition by relentlessly following their dreams and never allowing any situation to derail their fervor. Positive thinking especially holds merit in the hard hitting world of MMA and no fighter is more upbeat...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...

Dec 4, 2012 6:37 am

Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar in the works for UFC 157 in Anaheim | UFC News

A bantamweight bout between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ivan Menjivar (25-9 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is being targeted for UFC 157 in February. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior...

Nov 20, 2012 10:17 am

UFC 154 Medical Suspensions | MMA News

  UFC 154 marked the return of the greatest welterweight champion of all time, Georges St-Pierre, who headlined a card that didn’t disappoint. The card was full of memorable fights that included a first round knockout of Martin Kampmann by new number one contender, Johny Hendricks, and a classic 5-round war between St-Pierre and Carlos...

Nov 18, 2012 11:16 am

UFC 154 Results: GSp, Condit, Menjivar & Hendricks Earn $70K Bonuses | UFC NEWS

Following last night’s UFC 154 pay-per-view event UFC officials announced the winners of the traditional “Fight Night Bonuses”. UFC 154 took place last night from Montreal’s Bell Centre and saw UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre notch another successful title defense against him most worthy opponent to date, Carlos Condit. The two main event fighters took...

Oct 20, 2012 4:35 pm

Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw in the works for UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle | UFC News

A bantamweight bout between T.J. Dillashaw (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Mike Easton (13-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been verbally agreed to for December’s “UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz” event in Seattle. Dillashaw will be looking to earn his third straight UFC win on December 8th. The Team Alpha Male product has most...