Archive: Jake Chastain

Jun 15, 2013 1:36 am

WSOF 3 Main Card Recap: Josh Burkman Puts Jon Fitch to Sleep in Under A Minute

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Last night was a success for NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting as it’s WSOF 3 event showcased some pretty exciting, entertaining fights. Although the event had to battle through some difficulties with injuries prior to Friday night (June 14th) the main card on NBC Sports Network delivered. The...

Jun 14, 2013 3:35 pm

UFC 161 Main-Card Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” takes place tomorrow (June 15th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for the UFC 161 event. The main-event of the evening is...

Jun 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Today’s UFC 161 Weigh-In Results from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The official weigh in event for UFC 161: “Evans vs. Henderson” took place today (Friday, June 14th, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. All fighters made their contracted weights on their first attempts and will be set to scrap inside the octagon tomorrow night in Canada for UFC 161....

Jun 14, 2013 3:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | War Machine on Recent Bellator Signings: “The Diaz Brothers Should Come,” “We Need Some Winners to Come Over”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how fighters he feels that fighters do...

Jun 14, 2013 10:37 am

Roy Nelson Could Gain Werdum Rematch with UFC 161 Win Over Miocic

By JAKE CHASTAIN | In lieu of last weekend’s dominant performance put in by Fabricio Werdum it seemed that the talented heavyweight would be next in line for the UFC HW strap. But those don’t seem to be the plans that the organization has in mind. At this week’s UFC 161 media scrum Dana White...

Jun 13, 2013 7:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Thiago Silva Discusses his KO of ‘Feijao’, Blackzilians, and What He Wants Next | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews were back in shop on Wednesday (June 12th) for the latest episode of BJPenn.com Radio and they were joined by recent ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Knock Out of the Night’ bonus winner, UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva. Silva is fresh off of the heels of a KO of Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante last...

Jun 13, 2013 2:14 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppehaver Says Fighters are “Getting Scraps” for Pay | Late Night CageSide Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and...

Jun 13, 2013 11:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He Plans on Rashad Being “Shy” With His Striking at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | With UFC 161 now just about two days away Dan Henderson is healthy, peaking, and ready to topple Rashad Evans in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Saturday night. The main-event between these two light heavyweights should be a fight that proves top contention for either man, although both men are coming off...

Jun 13, 2013 11:08 am

Chael Sonnen on Jim Rome: I took TRT “To Get an Edge”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Media favorite and UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen hit the news waves once again as he joined Jim Rome on his show to discuss several topics surrounding the UFC, MMA, and, of course, the controversial topic of TRT use in the sport. Sonnen, who is never one to shy away from...

Jun 12, 2013 2:35 pm

Erik Perez Faces Off With Takeya Mizugaki Ready to Scrap at UFC on FS1: 2 in Indy

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials have announced that bantamweights Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Takeya Mizugaki (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) are set to square off at UFC on FOX  Sports1: 2 on August 28th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both men are high contenders and will likely be vying for top...

Jun 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Antonio McKee to Welcome Undefeated “Lethal” Lewis Gonazalez To Big Show at WSOF 4

By JAKE CHASTAIN | A lightweight bout between Antonio McKee (28-5-2) and undefeated new-comer “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez (8-0) is the latest addition to the World Series of Fighting 4 event. Gonzalez’s manager, Dave Hirschbein of MMAGOLD, first confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie, although the organization hasn’t made an official announcement. WSOF 4 is scheduled to take place on August 10th at Citizens...

Jun 12, 2013 12:57 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Pulls Second Highest Numbers in Station History

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last and final UFC on FUEL TV event closed with an exclamation point! The ratings for the event, which featured a stacked Brazilian-heavy card, gave Fuel TV its second highest audience in the station’s history. That’s impressive considering the circumstances of the fight being hosted abroad in Brazil and many...

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

Jun 12, 2013 11:33 am

Douglas Lima Injured Again, Out of Bellator 97 Tourney Finals Fight with Ben Saunders

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The injury bug just won’t stop biting Bellator welterweight Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC). The tournament finalist has apparently suffered a rib injury has force him out of a rematch and Season 8 tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC). Sherdog.com first reported the initial rumor and Lima later...

Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott Set to do Battle at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials today announced that a featherweight bout between Louis Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled for UFC 164 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on August 31st. It has not yet been announced whether Gaudinot vs Elliot will air on the prelims or PPV portion...

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

Jun 12, 2013 6:00 am

Manny Gamburyan to Meet Cole Miller at UFC on FOX Sports1 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was announced last night (June 11th) on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV that the organization has added a featherweight bout to its August 17th debut on FOX Sport 1. This fight will likely be the 13th and last installment to the card in Boston. Manny Gamburyan (12-7), after defeating Michihiro...