Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 19, 2014 9:20 am

With New Motivation, Shogun Wants K.O. Over Hendo This Weekend

“I have always been with great coaches, but I lacked motivation. With the training here in São Paulo my motivation raised again because I’m just another fighter. In Curitiba, the coaches were hired by me and they were focusing only on me. Now, here in São Paulo, I have good athletes that help me like...

Mar 19, 2014 8:29 am

Barboza On His Love For America Food

“You get perfect Brazilian food. I eat, my whole life, in Brazil, you know? But, that food, I love American food, man. My favorite is American breakfast. Like bacon, pancakes, eggs. In Brazil, breakfast like a bread, coffee, fruit, that’s it. But here… First time, that’s funny. My first day in America. My friend get...

Mar 19, 2014 8:22 am

Woodley Thinks The UFC Wants Rory MacDonald To Replace The GSP Void

“I think that anybody is in some form of media and spectators, the good stories always make the front page. What people fail to realize is that it was seven minutes into the fight, I was winning the fight, I won the first round, I won the first two minutes of the second round, and...


Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FS1 Blog, Part 1

Dana’s UFC on FS1 vlog is a look behind the scenes at UFC 169 and UFC 170 getting ready for UFC on FS1 Shogun vs Henderson 2. Live and FREE this SUNDAY on Fox sports 1! 7pm/4pm ETPT

Mar 19, 2014 7:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Hendo vs. Shogun First Fight (Full Replay)

Former Strikeforce and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson returned to the UFC for a five round epic against former UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Relive the incredible first battle before the rematch at Fight Night Natal.

Mar 19, 2014 6:12 am

Tryouts for the first all-women TUF series to be held April 28

  In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Daniel Sarafian Moves To Welterweight – Meets Kiichi Kunimoto At UFC 174

Former “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finalist Daniel Sarafian is going to try his luck at welterweight. Sarafian will be making the cut from middleweight (185) to welterweight (170) in preparation for a bout with Japanese mainstay Kiichi Kunimoto, at UFC 174 this June. The show will emanate out of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Sarafian looked like a strong...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...

Mar 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Pat Barry Set for GLORY Debut in May on Spike TV

With a booming personality that was only matched by his go-for-it fighting style, Pat Barry was a fan favorite during his five-year run in mixed martial arts. Barry, somewhat surprisingly, retired from the UFC after a 5-7 run through its heavyweight division. The ground game was always an albatross around Barry’s neck so it fitting...

Mar 18, 2014 11:47 am

PHOTO GALLERY | The Evolution of UFC Posters 1993 – 2013 (Full Catalogue)

We’ve seen a lot of evolution in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts over the years, especially in The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since UFC 1, the UFC has been captivating fight fans and getting martial arts obsessed athletes to take up multiple disciplines. They’ve changed the way fighting takes place on a global level. Something...

Mar 18, 2014 10:59 am

VIDEO | EA UFC Gameplay Trailer

The people over at EA Sports have released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming EA UFC video game due this Spring.

Mar 18, 2014 10:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dan Henderson’s Infamous H-Bomb K.O. Over Bisping

While we wait for Dan Henderson to return to action this weekend in Brazil, let’s relive one of his career defining moments. Michael Bisping had won three straight bouts before running into Dan Henderson. Specifically, the overhand right of Henderson. The UFC veteran “Hendo” stopped Bisping in his tracks and handed the Brit just his...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...

Mar 18, 2014 10:15 am

POLL RESULTS: Is The UFC’s Fight Pass A Hit Or Miss?

In our most recent MMA poll here at BJPENN.COM we asked our fans to vote on the success of the UFC’s on-line broadcasting service, UFC Fight Pass. Several original programs are scheduled for the new platform, and with a $9.99 price tag, there’s a mix of opinions out there. We ran this poll from the...

Mar 18, 2014 8:57 am

QUICK TWITT | Hector Lombard: “I deserve a title shot”

With an overall UFC record of 3-2 and just two-fights into his stint as a welterweight, ATT’s Hector Lombard, is calling for a title shot against the newly minted champion, Johny Hendricks. The Judo based fighter is definitely deserving of being in the discussion for a crack at Johny, but so are the likes of...

Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Hendo To Reevaluate Career With TRT Ban Now In Place

In all of Mixed Martial Arts, Dan Henderson, is the last fighter who will likely ever receive a Therapeutic Use Exepmtion for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. At least in Brazil. The former Strikeforce and PRIDE FC champion, has been using the controversial therapy for years and as a result has been able to prolong his career...

Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...

Mar 18, 2014 7:37 am

King Mo: ‘I’m a better boxer than Rampage Jackson’

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, and former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, ‘King Mo’, are set to fight on Bellator’s first ever pay-per-view event this May. Rampage is known as one of the sports most vicious knockout artists and King Mo is widely considered one of the best wrestlers in the sport. For many, this scheduled...

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Mar 18, 2014 7:02 am

Top Female Prospect Holly Holm Near UFC Deal

Holly Holm, a top female 135 lb. prospect, is apparently close to a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As previously reported, Holm was set to meet with Dana White after UFC 171. Lenny Fresquez , Holm’s manager, recently told MMAjunkie that they are in talks with the UFC, saying: “Offers went back and forth…We already had...

Mar 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Injury Almost Caused Johny Hendricks To Pull Out Of UFC Title Fight

We almost never got to see the enthralling battle between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Johny Hendricks was on The MMA Hour today, and explained how a week-and-a-half old injury reemerged in the first round of his five round war with Lawler. “It’s my elbow,” Hendricks told Ariel Helwani. “It happened actually a week-and-a-half before,...