Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 8:02 pm

Georges St-Pierre Wants To Help Carlos Condit With Knee Injury

  Will Georges St-Pierre come back, will he not come back? That is the question. The answer, so far, really depends on who you ask. According to GSP’s former trainer, Greg Jackson, he probably will. Jackson touched on that question while speaking with Sportsnet’s UFC Central. Jackson mentioned another interesting bit of information, regarding GSP...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 3:50 pm

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Live Results

Tonight, BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of Spike TV’s ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ event. The card kicks off at 4:00pm PT, although, in typical Bellator fashion,  the card it tape-delayed on the west coast. RESULTS: Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo by way of Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) Herman Terrado & Justin Baesman...

Apr 4, 2014 3:40 pm

Cyborg vs. Holm To PPV?

Top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm is fighting tonight on AXS TV. This bout, according to her coach, was to serve, at least at one-point, as a lead-in to a possible Cyborg vs. Holm PPV event, yet to be announced. Ariel Helwani tells it best: Mike Winkeljohn, Holm’s trainer of 16 years, said the plan...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 4, 2014 3:16 pm

Jake Ellenberger: ‘Ronda is freakishly strong, she would beat a lot of guys’

“She’s one of those people that works really, really hard. I guess I didn’t really realize that until I had spent more time around her in the gym. I could even say she probably works harder than the majority of the people in this sport. She is freakishly strong. People thought I was crazy when...

Apr 4, 2014 9:44 am

VIDEO | Gina Carano Meeting With Dana White Next Week For MMA Return

The MMA world has been anxiously waiting for the return of Gina Carano and it looks like that time has finally come. While on Arsenio Hall, Carano, broke news of a planned meeting with UFC President Dana White, set for next week and stated that if she was to return to fighting, now is the...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: marshall dye ‏@snackgod I wounder how @JoshBurkman is the only @MMAWorldSeries that didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair Joshua Burkman ‏@JoshBurkman   •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 9:30 am

VIDEO | Timothy Bradley: ‘Cub Swanson Deserves A UFC Title Shot’

“Cub’s the man, I like Cub. He’s a tremendous boxer; he gets in the ring with pros all the time. Cub can hang with all the pros. They’re hating on him, because he’s dangerous. They’re scared of him. I want to see him in there with Aldo. He deserves a shot at the title –...

Apr 4, 2014 9:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Bravo Thanks Gracie Mag For Their Bias Coverage Of Metamoris 3

I don’t even know what’s going on with the Gracie family following Metamoris 3, but it’s becoming hard to be a fan. Eddie Bravo dominated his match against Royler Gracie, beating the Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner for the second straight time, but BJJ’s first family isn’t acknowledging that fact. Not even a little bit. It’s...

Apr 4, 2014 8:28 am

Dillashaw Doesn’t Think Barao Has The Cardio To Hang With Him

TJ Dillashaw is the fourth high-profile Team Alpha Male fighter to receive a UFC title shot. All have failed before him, but TJ believes he has something over ,the champ, Renan Barao, whom he faces in the UFC 173 main event in May. He tells MMAFighting.com: “Absolutely, I mean I’ve always been impressed with him...

Apr 4, 2014 8:11 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Bisping vs. Kang

Michael Bisping rebounds from his first-career knockout loss by finishing Denis Kang in the second round of their UFC 105 showdown. The win marked Bisping’s 12th-career knockout victory. Catch “The Count” at the TUF Nations Finale on April 16.

Apr 4, 2014 8:08 am

Davis Ready To Fight Glover, Thinks Jones Will Pull Out

Already scheduled to face returning UFC fighter, Anthony Johnson, at UFC 172,  San Diego’s Phil Davis, has a back up plan in mind. A fight with Glover Teixeira. Davis isn’t convinced the UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will show up on fight night, and being booked on the same card gives hope for Davis in...

Apr 3, 2014 4:26 pm

GSP on Nick Diaz: ‘He’s A Motherf***er Man… I’ll F*** Him Up’

I think it’s safe to say, that we’re just starting to uncover who GSP really is, as a man and person. As a UFC champion, he was always the politician, lately though, he’s been very outspoken and unafraid to speak his mind. It’s actually a nice change. In his new documentary, ‘The DNA of GSP’,...

Apr 3, 2014 4:03 pm

Jon Jones Inspired By UFC Champ Ronda Rousey

“Ronda’s actually inspired me to get into my acting a little bit more in my off season. She’s really been an inspiration to me the way she trains really hard, stays on top of her MMA game and she actually works on her acting with her acting coaches and then she goes and does this...

Apr 3, 2014 3:50 pm

QUICK TWITT | Muhammad Ali To Dana White: Am I The First MMA Fighter?

Earlier today, boxing great Muhammad Ali, took to twitter to ask UFC President Dana White if his 1976 Mixed Rules bout against Antonio Inoki qualified him as the first ever Mixed Martial Artist. Check it: What you think @DanaWhite? Muhammad Ali – the original #MMA fighter? @ufc pic.twitter.com/V5kVdkzEzt — Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) April 3, 2014...

Apr 3, 2014 3:27 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Nate Diaz In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Scott Jorgensen, Cub Swanson, Ronda Rousey, Robbie Lawler, Miesha Tate and Chael Sonnen....

Apr 3, 2014 3:22 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones, Benson Henderson Featured In Christian Documentary About Fighters

Fight Church Official Trailer (2014). Starring Jon Jones, Jill Burress and Ben Henderson. Academy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer (The Hammer) for a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and...

Apr 3, 2014 11:25 am

PHOTO | Munoz, Mousasi Staredown In Berlin

Ahead of their ‘UFC Fight Night Berlin’ main event, Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi, hit up Germany to promote their bout. During promotion, they snapped this pre-fight staredown pic. Who ya got?

Apr 3, 2014 11:22 am

VIDEO | Up Close & Personal – Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight champion updates fans on his health following UFC 168 and reveals some of his plans for the future. Watch the full interview on UFC Fight Pass.

Apr 3, 2014 11:16 am

Cavalcante vs. Bader Targeted For UFC 174

There’s been a lot of rumors over the last few weeks in regards to a few select light-heavyweight fighters. In these ever-evolving talks and rumors, we’ve seen Cormier put against Ryan Bader, Rafael Feijao (pictured) and most recently Dan Henderson. The Hendo fight looks like it’s going to stick, which is the likely reason why the...

Apr 3, 2014 10:57 am

Anthony Pettis: ‘My Striking Is Better Than Melendez”

“He is a good opponent but he won’t fight against me like he did against Diego Sanchez. I’m going for the knockout or the submission. I won my last three fights in the first round and I’m coming to win. Melendez has what it needs to be at the top of division, he is there...

Apr 3, 2014 10:41 am

Faber Dishes On Ludwig Departure, What’s Next For Team Alpha Male

“I think it’s good. There was a lot of publicity that came with that whole thing with Duane, but this team has been building for 11 years now. We were looking for a coach, and he came in and everyone made a big deal about it. We learned a lot from him, and from his...