Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 19, 2016 1:46 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 3 | Alan Jouban | Rashad Evans | Dan Severn | Kelvin Gastelum

  BJPENN.COM Radio is back with another fantastic guest line-up for your listening pleasure! 8:15PM ET- We will kick off the show with UFC Welterweight Alan “Brahma” Jouban. Alan will be giving us his thoughts on Mike Perry, his opponent for December 22nd at UFC on FOX 22. This bout was just announced last week...

Dec 1, 2015 1:11 pm

Tough Guy Tuesday: Georges Laraque

In today’s segment of “Tough Guy Tuesday” we feature former National Hockey League enforcer Georges Laraque. Georges Laraque began his NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers during the 1997-1998 season. The 245-pound product of Montreal, Quebec, Canada would quickly become one of the NHL’s best and most feared enforcers. Laraque would play eight seasons with...

Nov 23, 2015 12:16 pm

Sage Northcutt vs Jon Jones for Most Impressive Squat!

This may not be a direct squat challenge between the the former lightweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones, but with the recent releases of “sneakpeeks” in the MMA gyms out there,  I thought I would share another squat video. 405lbs for the Northcutt. Like a wise man once said, “weights….they don’t lift back.” Well, he might...

Nov 22, 2015 3:11 pm

Cotto vs Alvarez Highlights: Champ says, “Now It’s My Era!” Is It a New Reign?

Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center was host to the championship middleweight title. Born in Guadalajara-Jalisco Mexico, Saul Alvarez is a young champ with an impressive record who’s in the heart of his prime. With a professional boxing record of 46-1-1 with 32 of those wins by knockout. Oscar De La Hoya had...


Nov 17, 2015 11:46 am

Tough Guy Tuesday: Jordin Tootoo

In today’s segment of “Tough Guy Tuesday” we feature National Hockey League enforcer Jordin Tootoo. Jordin Tootoo, who is of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, became both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to ever participate in an National Hockey League game when he suited up for the Nashville...

Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

ONE Championship 30 lineup complete with nine bouts!

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship 30 fight card is complete, with a total of nine exciting bouts for fans to look forward to wacthing. “ONE Championship 30: Dynasty of Champions” takes place September 1 live from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current...

Jul 15, 2015 1:28 pm

Melvin Guillard vs. Brandon Girtz set to headline Bellator 141

Melvin Guillard (32-14-2 MMA) will make his Bellator debut next month when he squares off against fellow lightweight Brandon Girtz (11-4 MMA) in the headlining bout of Bellator 141. Bellator officials announced the news earlier today: “Since signing Melvin in May, we have been anxious to get him inside the Bellator cage,” Bellator MMA President...

May 21, 2015 11:04 am

Baroni – “Schilling is just a big mouth p*ssy, end of story!”

Mixed martial arts veteran Phil “NYBA” Baroni has been trying to line up a fight with Joe Schilling under the Bellator banner. The former Strikeforce title challenger posted a photo on twitter of himself with Scott Coker at last weekend’s Bellator event, insinuating that a fight with “Stitch em up” was on the horizon. However,...

May 19, 2015 8:28 am

Joe Schilling vs. Hisaki Kato set for Bellator 139

A middleweight bout between Joe Schilling (2-4 MMA) and Hisaki Kato (4-1 MMA) is the latest addition to June’s Bellator 139 card in Kansas. Bellator officials recently announced the fight. Joe “Stitch ’em Up” Schilling was most recently seen in action at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he suffered a split-decision loss to Rafael Carvalho....

Apr 23, 2015 2:08 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Alexander Volkov set to headline Bellator 139

A heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Alexander Volkov will headline June’s Bellator 139 event in Mulvane, Kansas. Bellator officials made the announcement earlier today. Cheick Kongo (22-10-2 MMA) will be looking to rebound, this after dropping a decision loss to Muhammed Lawal at February’s Bellator 134 event in Connecticut. The loss to “King Mo”...

Apr 13, 2015 1:42 pm

Watch! Phil Baroni Has Officially Hit the Pro Wrestling Scene!

Former UFC and Pride veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, has officially hit the professional wrestling scene. The former Strikeforce title challenger is currently working with the Future Stars of Wrestling promotion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hit play on the video below and watch Baroni get in to it with former WCW wrestler...

Mar 27, 2015 2:21 am

Bill Goldberg Hosts “Top 10 Knockouts: Glory” Tonight

Former WCW and WWE Superstar Bill Goldberg is set to host “Top 10 Knockouts: GLORY Kickboxing” tonight on SPIKE TV, immediately following Bellator 135. As expected, the show will countdown the ten most devastating knockouts to take place in GLORY and it will lead to a preview of “GLORY 20: Dubai”. Check out the video...

Mar 10, 2015 8:57 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks his Pro Wrestling debut

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil Baroni, recently made his pro wrestling debut for Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) in Tokyo, Japan. The “New York Bad Ass” sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor to talk about his first experience in pro wrestling (see his match HERE) and how this new endeavour will impact his mixed martial...

Feb 19, 2015 5:00 am

CSAC Reduces Rob Emerson’s Suspension

The California State Athletic Commission has reduced Rob Emerson’s suspension from 270 days to just 5 months. The Bellator Bantamweight standout reported the news to BJPENN.com just hours ago: “Well they (CSAC) dropped the suspension down to 5 months instead of the original 9, which will allow me to fight after the end of this...

Feb 12, 2015 8:16 pm

WSOF 18 Recap: Headbutts, Dragon Ball Z and a Title Retained

Cody McKenzie Threw a Headbutt On Purpose and Lost Andrew McInnes def. Cody McKenzie by way of DQ (Intentional Headbutt) 4:57 of Round 1 This bout was a black eye on an exciting night of fights. Andrew McInnes and Cody McKenzie were on their way to having a fun back and forth fight where submission...

Feb 6, 2015 8:18 pm

GLORY 19 Results: Schilling, Verhoeven and Holzken Win Big

Raymond Daniels def. Jonatan Oliveira by way of TKO (Body Kick) 2:15 of Round 2 Daniels Advanced to the Finals of the Welterweight Tournament… If you get knocked down three times in a GLORY one night tournament bout, you lose by way of technical knockout. Raymond Daniels was able to knock Jonathan Oliveira down three...

Feb 2, 2015 12:55 pm

Frank Trigg: GSP is not that good anymore

Former UFC fighter Frank Trigg does not believe that GSP has what it takes to hang with the elite of today’s UFC welterweight division. Trigg was a recent guest on Submission Radio, where he shot down the idea of St. Pierre being able to make another run at the title. Check it out: “GSP a...

Feb 1, 2015 12:43 am

Donald Cerrone Offered to Fight Tyron Woodley

Donald Cerrone may be one of the toughest men to walk this planet. After finding out that Kelvin Gastelum had unhealthily missed weight by ten pounds for his upcoming bout at UFC 183, Donald Cerrone texted UFC President Dana White and offered to step in! White mentioned this during the UFC Post Fight show on...

Feb 1, 2015 12:24 am

Diaz: Silva Couldn’t Finish Me. I Would Be the One to End It

Nick Diaz returned to the octagon tonight and lost to Anderson “The Spider” Silva after five hard fought rounds. The fight went to decision and although Diaz did not agree with the judges’ scoring criteria, Diaz remained respectful toward Anderson Silva after the fight. Diaz did not take any significant damage that could have ended...

Feb 1, 2015 12:18 am

Dana White: I Asked GSP If He Wanted to Fight in Montreal

Georges St. Pierre stepped down as UFC Welterweight Champion in December of 2013 and announced he would temporarily retire. His return date is still up in the air, but Dana White mentioned he tried to get the former champion to fight in their upcoming Montreal card in April. During the ‘UFC 183’ Post Fight Press...

Feb 1, 2015 12:12 am

Woodley Will Give Weight Loss Penalty Back to Gastelum

Kelvin Gastelum was nearly ten pounds overweight going in to his bout with Tyron Woodley at “UFC 183” in Las Vegas. Gastelum was penalized with a 30% deduction in his fight purse. Woodley would be rewarded with that 30% by the commission for the inconvenience. Tyron Woodley stated right after his victory on Saturday night...

Feb 1, 2015 12:07 am

Miesha Tate Suffered Broken Orbital in Win Against McMann

Miesha Tate may have walked out of the octagon tonight with her hands raised in victory, but it didn’t come without a price. Sara McMann cracked her in the opening minute of the first round and dropped her with a straight punch that broke Tate’s orbital bone! Tate dove into the topic during the UFC...

Feb 1, 2015 12:02 am

Dana White: We May Not See Nick Diaz For Another 3 Years

Nick Diaz made his return to the octagon tonight and fought for the first time since March 2013 at UFC 158 when he fought Georges St. Pierre. Diaz faced another legend in Anderson Silva at UFC 183 tonight and apparently made a lot of money in the process. Diaz put on a great performance against...

Jan 31, 2015 11:52 pm

White: Vitor Called & Asked For Interim Title Fight, Turned Down Machida

Chris Weidman has been forced out of defending his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. While Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano have been moved up to the main event, Belfort initially wanted to remain on the card and fight for the interim title. Dana White told the entertaining story during the UFC...

Jan 31, 2015 11:45 pm

Silva On Jones: He’s My Friend, But He Needs to Change

Anderson Silva made a triumphant return to the octagon tonight when he defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 183. After the bout, he ran out of the octagon and embraced UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. When asked why he did that, Silva answered in a serious and concerned tone. However, the concern was only half...

Jan 31, 2015 11:06 pm

‘UFC 183’ Bonus Report: Leites Pockets Extra $100K

UFC 183 is now in the books and we have the bonus report! Fight of the Night: Thales Leites (Performance of the Night Winner) vs. Tim Boetsch Thales Leites looked fantastic in his performance tonight in the octagon. Boetsch almost secured the win in the first round as he caught Leites off guard multiple times,...

Jan 31, 2015 10:55 pm

Silva and Diaz Both Unsure About UFC Future After UFC 183

After their five round war at “UFC 183”, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva claimed they are unsure about their future in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After having his arm raised as victor, Anderson Silva fell to his knees and crumbled on the mat in tears simply thankful to be given another chance to step...

Jan 31, 2015 9:39 pm

UFC 183 Results: Silva Brought to Tears with Win Over Diaz

After a year away from the octagon, Anderson Silva looked like “The Spider” of old. After his hand was raised when the judges’ decision was read, Silva broke down crying thankful for another chance to step in the octagon after his traumatic leg injury. Diaz helped him up and thanked him for such an exciting...