Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 15, 2014 6:29 am

Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus Doesn’t Feel Like He Has Bellator’s Respect

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus has been slated to defend his title against Pat Curran, the man he last defeated at Bellator 106 to earn the 145-lb. belt.  For Straus, that fight assignment illustrates Bellator’s lack of respect for him as a fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA At Bellator 106 this past November, the...

Jan 15, 2014 6:27 am

Texas BJJ Gym Owner Arrested for Sexual Assault of Underage Student

The 23-year-old owner of the BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Stephenville, Texas was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old student.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Police arrested Samuel David Lewis, the 23-year-old owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville Texas, on Monday and charged him with the sexual...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira Targeted for UFC Card in March

When the UFC returns to Brazil for a yet-unannounced Fight Night card in March, C.B. Dollaway (above) and Cezar Ferreira will face off in a middleweight bout.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA C.B. Dollaway and Cezar Ferreira will face off at a to-be-announced UFC Night Card on March 23, the Brazilian media outlet Combate reported on Tuesday....


Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Cat Zingano Releases Statement on Husband’s Death

UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Cat Zingano recently received terrible news, when her long-time husband Mauricio Zingano was found dead in his house on Monday, possibly from a suicide. She recently released a statement to MMAWeekly.com, saying: Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away....

Jan 14, 2014 7:00 pm

GSP Cites UFC’s Lack Of Support On Drug Testing As Reason For Leaving

Ever since Georges St-Pierre first announced his plans to take a hiatus from the sport of MMA, the tension between the former welterweight champ and the UFC has been exponentially growing. And on Tuesday, GSP added a little more fuel to the fire, admitting that one of the main reasons he decided to vacate his welterweight...

Jan 14, 2014 5:55 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold & Costa Philippou Staredown At Today’s Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow night on Fox Sports 1, Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou, square off in a very important middleweight bout that will likely propel the winner up the ranks. If you missed our live broadcast of today’s weigh-ins ceremony, here are the main and co-main event staredowns from it. Rockhold vs. Philippou:   Tavares vs. Larkin:...

Jan 14, 2014 2:09 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-In Results

Today the UFC hit Atlanta with the UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-ins event. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, below are the results in full:   MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185) Lorenz Larkin (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185) T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs....

Jan 14, 2014 12:36 pm

PHOTO | Pictures Of Tito Ortiz’s Wrecked Porche Released

We learned recently that the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles following an automobile accident involving no one except for Ortiz and his Porsche. Now we have photo evidence of the event provided by TMZ:

Jan 14, 2014 6:40 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (1pm PT)

The UFC’s return to the ‘Dirty South’ is underway this afternoon with the UFC Fight Night 35 weigh-ins event taking place live from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, in a town called Duluth. Today’s event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET and will stream live on BJPENN.COM using the player below.

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...

Jan 14, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | The Shoot – Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold looks to rebound from his last bout and make a statement that he is back and ready to take on Costas Philippou on UFC Fight Night 35

Jan 14, 2014 6:23 am

Miss U.S.A. 2012 Trades Up Gown And Tiara For Gi & MMA Gloves

Its not everyday you hear of a national beauty queen trading in her gown for a gi and a pair of MMA gloves! Thats why I’m doing this! Learn a little about me on a candid level, why I (Whitney Miller) decided to embark on this new journey, how my family reacted when I told...

Jan 14, 2014 6:22 am

Rousey / Cormier Talk Pro Wrestling, Origin of ‘Rowdy’

Fight Hub TV caught up with Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier, who both compete at next month’s UFC 170 event, and Rousey explained the origin of her nickname “Rowdy”, and Cormier decides he wants to change his nickname. “You like [Rowdy] Roddy Piper?,” Cormier asked Rousey. “Of course. Obviously. That’s where I got the name...

Jan 14, 2014 6:19 am

Sam Sicilia Talks About His Crazy Bar Fight With TUF Winner Julianna Pena

UFC Fight Night 35 goes down this Wednesday in Duluth, Georgia. One of the fights featured on the main card will be a featherweight bout between UFC veteran Cole Miller and Sam Sicilia. The fight will take place on the main card of Wednesdays event. There is a good chance this fight wont go to...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Frank Trevino To Debut Against Renee Forte At UFC 171

  Undefeated Mexican prospect Frank Trevino is now a UFC fighter.   The 32-year-old MMA veteran has been a big draw in the Southern MMA circuit, where he’s won both the middleweight and welterweight titles inside of the South Texas Fighting Championships organization. Trevino has amassed a perfect 11-0 record, with eight of those wins coming...

Jan 14, 2014 6:17 am

UK Ref Calls For Change In MMA Rules

Rich Mitchell, a UK based ref, has made public a very specific gripe he has with the Unified Rules of MMA. As he posted on The Underground MMA Forum, To whom it may concern, I am a practicing referee on a major multinational promotion and a lifelong fan of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts....

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 13, 2014 5:29 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Headed To Florida With Werdum vs. Browne & Tate vs. Carmouche

Travis Browne is one fight away from a shot at the belt. At the second UFC on FOX show of this year (scheduled for April 19th), we will have two new fights to look forward to, as Browne will face off against Fabricio Werdum in a title elimination match, and bantamweights Miesha Tate and Liz...

Jan 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Soares Calls Weidman’s Wins Controversial, Says Anderson Will Return

“I believe he’ll make a 100-percent recovery and I believe he’ll be back, but right now the main thing is just making sure he’s OK. I do believe he’ll be back. We’ll just have to see when and how the recovery is coming along.” Ed Soares, in a recent interview with sherdog.com, shared his thoughts...

Jan 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Roland Delorme And Davey Grant To Square Off At UFC Fight Night 37 In London

The UFC announced a new matchup for an upcoming card today, as bantamweights Roland Delorme and TUF 18 finalist Davey Grant will be facing off at the UFC Fight Night 37 show, which will be taking place in March. A light heavyweight scrap between recent title contender Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa headlines the card, which will...