Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 16, 2013 8:12 am

California Athletic Commission passes White’s test

  After having stormy feelings about the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the aftermath of UFC 167, UFC president Dana White couldn’t have been happier about its California counterpart. Saturday’s UFC on Fox 9 was held in Sacramento, Cali., and at the end of the night, White spoke to the media about how smooth operation...

Dec 16, 2013 7:59 am

Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013. The switch from SPIKE TV to the FOX network has not been without its casualties to the promotion. Last week, following the UFC on FOX 9 event, UFC President Dana White informed the media that because of low ratings the UFC’s Primetime...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...

Dec 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Dana White Clears Up “Stupidity” Over Why GSP Was Turned Away At Press Conference

Yesterday we reported on the UFC’s perceived stonewalling of Georges St-Pierre, when it came to him attending the UFC 167 post-fight press conference. “Rush” insisted that a UFC official told him he was not welcomed at the conference. St-Pierre entered anyway, and was met with what appeared to be a room full of shocked faces....

Dec 14, 2013 9:36 pm

White: You Cannot Deny Urijah Faber Deserves a Title Shot

Urijah Faber, for whatever reason, has always received criticism from people questioning why he’s always on the cusp of a title shot. While it is curious that “The California Kid” seems like he is always one win away from fighting for the championship, it has always been within reason. Taking into consideration that Faber’s only...

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First

In tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 main event, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson retained his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. It took the flyweight champion just two-minutes to put the challenger to sleep with a well-placed over-hand right. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald .gif | Chad...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald

Urijah Faber cemented himself as a true contender to the UFC’s bantamweight crown. The former WEC champion put away the very game Michael McDonald, choking out the young fighter early in the second round. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik...

Dec 14, 2013 9:33 pm

.gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz Highlights

Chad Mendes increased his win streak tonight, stretching it to 5 with his unanimous decision win over Nick Lentz. While he did indeed fight to a decision, it was an entertaining and dominant win. Here are the highlights: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes...

Dec 14, 2013 9:29 pm

.gif | Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Highlights

Tonight Joe Lauzon killed his 100% finishing rate with a unanimous decision victory over TUF winner Mac Danzig. If you missed the UFC on FOX 9 live broadcast, enjoy these animated .gif’s from tonight’s main card opener. Lauzon vs. Danzig: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah...

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 pm

‘UFC on FOX 9′ $50K Bonus Winners: Barboza/Castillo, Faber and Johnson

Submission of the Night: Urijah Faber Faber’s striking was as crisp as it has ever been and he stayed on his toes which allowed him to counter most of Michael McDonald’s strikes. Faber stunned McDonald with a big right hand to the temple and dropped him after connecting with two more brutal shots. McDonald planted...

Dec 14, 2013 7:09 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Johnson Puts Benavidez To Sleep In The First To Retain Title

Demetrious Johnson brought the thunder. Johnson, the UFC flyweight champion, knocked Joseph Benavidez to the canvas with huge right in the first round and then pounced on him to seal the deal and earn the quick victory in the main event of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in Sacramento, Cali. The victory...

Dec 14, 2013 6:41 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Faber swarms, then taps out McDonald

Urijah Faber showed there is plenty of fight left in this old dog. The 34-year-old Faber got his 15th career win by submission when he tapped 22-year-old Michael McDonald in the second round of the co-main event of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 held in Sacramento, Cali. In the first round, Faber...

Dec 14, 2013 6:13 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Mendes Coasts to Unanimous Decision Victory Against Lentz

Chad Mendes walked into the octagon as a -840 favorite, which is unheard of. The bookies were apparently right in labeling him as that heavy of a favorite, but it was for all the wrong reasons. We’re used to seeing Mendes dominate and destroy his opponents, but he was perfectly content with taking Lentz down...

Dec 14, 2013 5:42 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Lauzon impresses, snaps skid in win over Danzig

Lightweight Joe Lauzon got back on the winning track to kick off the main card of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in Sacramento, California. Lauzon bloodied Mac Danzig and earned a 30-27 unanimous decision victory. Lauzon, 29, improves to 23-10. Danzig drops to 29-12-1. In the first round, Lauzon scored a takedown...

Dec 14, 2013 4:08 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Green Displays Great Potential in Decision Victory over Healy

Bobby Green’s performance was almost Anderson Silva-esque. He kept his hands by his side the whole fight and invited Pat Healy to punch him in the face, all while displaying amazing head movement. The bout opened up with a frustrated Pat Healy not being able to find his distance. Bobby Green, on the other hand,...

Dec 14, 2013 2:58 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Stout Outstrikes McKenzie, Wins by Way of Unanimous Decision

Both Stout and McKenzie went right to the middle of the octagon at the start of the bout and the feeling out process was almost non-existent. Stout was taken down within seconds and McKenzie smothered him from the get-go looking for a guillotine. McKenzie has won eleven bouts by guillotine throughout his career, and Stout...

Dec 14, 2013 2:30 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Trujillo Stops Bowling In Round 2 With Flurry of Brutal Shots

Abel Trujillo’s striking was dynamic as ever and Roger Bowling was too durable for his own good. Bowling started the bout impressively and was defending Trujillo’s offense well. Trujillo would sneak some strikes in and go for a takedown, but Bowling sprawled and almost set up a submission attempt for himself. Unfortunately, that’s where the...

Dec 14, 2013 9:41 am

UFC on FOX 9 Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

‘UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II’ goes down tonight from Sacramento, California’s Sleep Train Arena. The show, which features a flyweight title fight in the headlining slot, airs for free on FOX. If you aren’t a ticket holder for tonight’s fight card and/or cannot make the live broadcast of the event on television,...

Dec 14, 2013 9:37 am

UFC on FOX 9 Preliminary Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

‘UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez II’ goes down tonight from Sacramento, California’s Sleep Train Arena. The show, which features a flyweight title fight in the headlining slot, airs for free on FOX. If you aren’t a ticket holder for tonight’s fight card and/or cannot make the live broadcast of the event on television,...

Dec 14, 2013 9:24 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 Post-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 event, BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the night’s post-fight press conference. This media only event will be available for live viewing in the player below at the conclusion of tonight’s main event. Join us: