Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 2, 2014 9:39 am

McMann Planning To ‘Dominate’ Rousey In Route To Title

“Actually, I kind was (shocked). Truthfully, I don’t know how it works. I never knew when I was going to get the shot. I’m just trying to be patient and keep getting better every day, so when it did come along, I was the best possible fighter I could be. It definitely was surprising, but...

Jan 2, 2014 9:35 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Rashad Evans 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 Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen. Is Rashad Evans on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 2, 2014 9:26 am

VIDEO | UFC Singapore: Debut of Kawajiri

Feared Japanese featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri makes his long-awaited UFC debut this weekend at UFC Singapore – watch live on UFC Fight Pass or check local listings.

Jan 1, 2014 12:40 pm

Happy New Year From BJPENN.COM!!!

Last night we left behind 2013 and entered into a new year and a new start at life’s goals and ambitions. For many the traditional resolutions are set in place. Eat healthy, budget better and all the other things that encompass our daily lives. Today, BJPENN.COM would like to wish everyone a happy and safe...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 11:00 am

Six Bouts Set For UFC Fight Night 35 Main Card

The UFC’s return trip to the ‘Dirty South’ is set for January 15 when ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ hits the Atlanta, Georgia suburbs of Gwinnett County. In the main event top middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou will face off in an attempt to inch the winner one-step closer to Chris Weidman’s...

Dec 31, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Tim Kennedy Creates, Signs And Sends Out Contract To Fight Bisping

For the past few months Tim Kennedy (pictured) has been calling out Michael Bisping using any means necessary. Now we have a tweet coming from the Army Combat Ranger, where he created, signed and sent a contract to UFC President Dana White. Check it: Dear @danawhite Here is my signed bout agreement for @bisping Any...

Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

McMann Ready For Title Fight Against Rousey

Immediately following her successful title defense against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey learned that her next opponent would be fellow Olympic medalist, Sarah McMann (pictured). The UFC even went as far as to reveal their fight poster last Saturday during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. The two female fighters will face off in the UFC...

Dec 30, 2013 9:36 am

POLL RESULTS: Did The UFC Deliver in 2013?

In our weekly MMA poll last week BJPENN.COM asked out fans to vote on the UFC’s 2013 season. While we had yet to view UFC 168, the fights put on by the UFC this year were spectacular. Silva vs. Stann, Bigfoot vs. Hunt, Sanchez vs. Melendez and more made 2013 a year to remember. But...

Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

After Successful Surgery, Anderson Silva Needs 3-6 Months Recovery Time

Anderson Silva suffered a gruesome leg injury during his UFC 168 main-event bout with Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Silva was finding quick success with leg kicks early on in the second round until Weidman perfectly checked one of them. Unfortunately, the check was so effective that it broke Anderson Silva’s leg and made it look...

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 28, 2013 11:22 pm

White: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann to Headline UFC 170

Ronda Rousey is coming fresh off a victory against her rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The bout won Fight of the Night honors and Rousey earned an extra $75,000 for ending the fight with the most impressive submission of the night, which was an armbar (of course). Not even two hours after her hand...

Dec 28, 2013 11:10 pm

UFC 168 Bonus Winners: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Travis Browne

Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Rousey and Tate had the crowd on their feet before the fight even began. Ronda Rousey proved to the world that she is not all hype as she dominated Tate from the start. Despite taking some serious punishment, Tate kept pressing...

Dec 26, 2013 9:50 am

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz Removed From The Rankings

“The guy is retired. His return might be pending, but according to me, he’s still retired. I don’t believe he should be in the rankings. If you say you’re retired, you should come out of the rankings. Until you’re back in there competing, I don’t think it’s fair to ask people like myself, who’s been...

Dec 26, 2013 8:53 am

QUICK TWITT | The MMA World’s Christmas On Twitter

Yesterday we celebrated the year-end holiday of Christmas. Even I got into the spirit this year and enjoyed an exchange of gifts with family and friends. Much like everyone, the MMA world’s most popular faces got in on the action yesterday and sent out their photo’s and best wishes through twitter. Check it: Merry Christmas...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 26, 2013 7:52 am

PHOTO | Dana White Imports Snow To Vegas For Christmas

The rich, the powerful, the famous… UFC President Dana White is a man of many things and provider for his family is one of them. The UFC boss, according to his twitter, imported fresh snow in this year to his Las Vegas Home so he and family could enjoy a white Christmas and sled down...

Dec 25, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM’s Christmas 2013 Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire crew at BJPENN.COM. On Dec. 25 we will be closed for business, but don’t let that stop you from getting in your MMA Fix for the day. Use this very handy Christmas day guide to browse our most popular sections and get caught up on all the...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 24, 2013 9:44 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Says Sure, Give Hm Bantamweight Title Shot

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done at 125. I need to dominate and clean out the entire division and then I can start thinking about going up to 135. Like I said, I’m happy to be at 125. I love training hard. I love the weight cut and I love fighting...

Dec 24, 2013 9:41 am

Askren: ‘The Bald-Headed Fat Man Won’t Let Me In’ The UFC

“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen. It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

POLL: Did The UFC Deliver In 2013?

It’s our year-end poll here at BJPENN.COM and what better way to end our polling schedule than to ask fight fans if you are happy with the way things turned out in 2013. We got to see a full schedule of FOX programming, the launch of FOX Sports 1, GSP Retire, Anderson Silva lost his...

Dec 23, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Rampage Caught Fighting Outside Hollywood Night Club

Mayhem Miller isn’t the only former UFC employee taking it to the streets. As seen in the above video, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson isn’t scared to tangle outside of the cage either. This altercation didn’t escalate too far, but after learning this man grabbed his girlfriend’s butt, Rampage was ready to tangle. From...