Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...

Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm

Shane Del Rosario Passes Away Following Nearly Two-Week Battle

After nearly two-weeks of hospitalization UFC heavyweight fighter and former kickboxing world champion, Shane Del Rosario has passed away. The top prospect suffered from a Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse on Tuesday, November 26th and had been clinging to life in an Orange County hospital event since. After two-confusing weeks and several mis-reports of his passing, it...

Dec 9, 2013 11:18 am

Undefeated UFC prospect Myles “Fury” Jury receives BJJ Black belt

As one of the breakout fighters of 2012-2013, UFC’s Myles “Fury” Jury has put his talents to the test in thirteen professional mixed martial arts bouts, four of which have been tested inside the ultimate proving grounds; the Octagon, and his perfect record has remained intact. Five of his thirteen wins have come by way...

Dec 9, 2013 10:59 am

POLL | Who Wins Hypothetical Fight Between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg

This week, in the best MMA Poll on-line, we ask fans who would win a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg. The two female champions are bitter rivals, but weighty concerns and promotional boundaries are currently preventing this super fight from taking place. My recent talks with Cris prompted me to put this up...

Dec 9, 2013 10:07 am

FULL EVENT REPLAY | Invicta FC 7 (Video)

Just last Saturday a star-studded cast of female fighters hit the Pay-Per-View airwaves with Invicta FC 7 in Kansas City and today, just two days removed you can watch the full event for free. Hit play above and enjoy!

Dec 9, 2013 9:54 am

Female Prospect Holly Holm Wants ‘Six Figures’ To Face Rousey

There’s no doubt that Holly Holm is UFC bound, the former world champion boxer comes from a fighting pedigree rarely matched in the sport. The one hold up for Holm appears to be the money on the table as the camp already admitted turning down the UFC’s initial offer. Now coming off of her latest...

Dec 9, 2013 9:11 am

PHOTO’s | Mark Hunt Breaks Hand In ‘Fight Night 33’ Main Event Against ‘Bigfoot’

Last Friday Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva put on a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in their UFC Fight Night 33 main event in Brisbane, Australia. The two heavyweight’s collided for five-straight rounds of action packed excitement that saw both fighters get battered, bruised and bloodied in route to a majority draw ruling by...

Dec 9, 2013 8:57 am

Prospect Watch: Holly Holm vs. Angela Hayes Full Fight Video

Holly Holm is quickly carving out a name for herself in Women’s MMA. The former boxing champion has her sights set on the big prize over at the UFC, but that isn’t stopping her pursuit of regional dominance. Enjoy her fight and check out part 2 on Page 2, right HERE.

Dec 9, 2013 8:05 am

POLL RESULTS: Are you still a fan of Ronda Rousey?

13,000 people took part in last week’s BJPENN.COM poll, asking fans if Ronda Rousey was still worthy of your devotion as a fan. Following her stint on the UFC’s hit reality series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, many fans believe that Ronda Rousey is no longer the picture perfect poster child for women’s MMA. Internet chatter would...

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 7, 2013 1:21 pm

.gif | Leonard Garcia Returned To Form With This Nasty K.O. Last Night

WEC and UFC veteran, Leonard Garcia has found some success on the regional circuit following his release from the UFC. Last night, for the Legacy FC fight promotion he obtained their FEatherweight world title with this first round K.O. over Kevin Aguilar. Check it:

Dec 7, 2013 12:22 pm

REPORT: Matt Brown injured, withdraws from Carlos Condit fight

Just a week out from UFC on FOX 9, UFC welterweight Matt Brown has pulled out of his fight due to an injury. Brown was set to fight Carlos Condit in the what looked to be an exciting match up. Rumors of an injury started to come out on Friday but Brown did not officially...

Dec 6, 2013 8:16 am

LIVE World Series of Fighting 7 weigh-ins 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

World Series of Fighting 7 takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver. Georgi Karakhanyan will battle Lance Palmer for the WSOF inaugural featherweight title in the cards main event. Tune-in to BJPENN.COM for the World Series of Fighting 7 live weigh-ins starting at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

Dec 6, 2013 8:10 am

ONE FC 13 Results: Oishi KO’s Banario to retain Featherweight strap

ONE FC 13, also known as “ONE FC: Moment of Truth,” took place yesterday live from MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines. The packed crowd in attendance were treated to a night of thrilling fights, which culminated in a much anticipated rematch between the Philippines’ first ever MMA world champion Honorio Banario (8-3 MMA), taking on...