Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Nov 20, 2013 8:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Pat Barry KO’s Shane Del Rosario

On Dec. 7, Pat Barry returns to the cage against Soa Palelei as a featured bout on the UFC Fight Night 33 card in Brisbane, Australia. While we wait for this heavyweight showdown to occur, why not hit play above and take a look back at one of Barry’s more dominant UFC wins.

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 19, 2013 8:52 pm

GSP’s Former Manager Denies Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Rumor

It looks like another rumor surrounding the Georges St-Pierre “time off” mystery has been denied. First there was TMZ reporting that GSP had family health issues and that he got a girl pregnant. Those claims have since been denied by several sources. Does that mean that there is no truth to those? It seems only...

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 18, 2013 2:14 pm

Mayhem Miller Apologizes to Uriah Hall for his ‘Ghetto’ Behavior

The media seems to only cover Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller when he’s doing something wrong. I actually find it troubling that the banished UFC fighter’s public apology to Uriah HAll has yet to be picked up by anyone other than us here at BJPENN.COM. Sure, Mayhem has done his fair share of damage to his public...

Nov 18, 2013 10:03 am

POLL RESULTS: Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we asked the fans if Vitor Belfort deserves a title shot following his first round K.O. over Dan Henderson. His only loss at middleweight since returning to the UFC was in a title fight against Anderson Silva. And with his recent dispatching of Bisping, Rockhold and Dan Henderson the fans...

Nov 18, 2013 8:41 am

Tiequan Zhang and Ao Hailin Confrimed As ‘TUF China’ Coaches

Details have been scarce since UFC announced that China would host an edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. While Cung Le stated he would be involved in the season somehow, he did not know what his role would be. It was eventually revealed that he would be playing the authority figure, similar to Dana White’s role...

Nov 18, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Revisiting Glory: ‘GLORY 3’ Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Davit Kiria

GLORY 12 is live from the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City this Saturday night. This stacked card features a one-night lightweight tournament that will decide who will be GLORY’s first lightweight champion. Giorgio Petrosyan will be making his USA debut against Andy Ristie in the semi-final, and on the other side of...

Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson: UFC on FOX 10 main event | UFC NEWS

With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out due to an injury, the man he was set to face off against will now fight the former champion. Josh Thomson will fight Benson Henderson in the headlining fight of  UFC on Fox 10. Henderson is coming off of his lost to Pettis back in August, where he was...

Nov 16, 2013 9:47 pm

UFC 167 Results: GSP Retains Title, Defeats Hendricks By Way of Split Decision

We saw action from the get-go in the first round. Hendricks threw a hook that St. Pierre saw coming from a mile away and he countered it by ducking down and successfully landing a takedown. Later on in the round, Hendricks knew St. Pierre would duck under so he followed his hook with an uppercut...

Nov 16, 2013 8:54 pm

UFC 167 Results: Evans Earns TKO Victory, Finishes Sonnen In First Round

Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans are two experienced wrestlers, so it wasn’t a surprise when Sonnen shot for a takedown almost immediately. Evans defended intelligently and after jockeying for position, he was able to take Sonnen down himself. That’s where things began to get interesting. Rashad Evans postured up over Chael Sonnen and slammed his...

Nov 16, 2013 7:56 pm

UFC 167 Results: Woodley Brutally KOs Koscheck in Round 1

Tyron Woodley has a dangerous right hand, and he reminded Josh Koscheck of that in the opening strike of the fight. Koscheck took a brutal right hand that sent him stumbling back, and Woodley followed and connected with an uppercut that caused Koscheck to attempt a takedown, just so the fight didn’t get finished. Minutes...

Nov 16, 2013 7:43 pm

UFC 167 Results: Bagautinov Outworks Elliot, Earns Unanimous Decision

Both men fought hard, but Bagautinov simply outworked Elliot and earned this decision. Tim Elliot’s stance was quite unique. He started the bout with his hands down and head forward— a stance that is usually a recipe for disaster. Elliot can take a punch, however, and he ate many tonight. Elliot’s odd stance favored Bagautinov...

Nov 16, 2013 6:00 am

VIDEO | Watch Rampage K.O. Beltran Right Here

Last night in Atlantic City, Rampage Jackson returned to action with a first round knockout over UFC veteran, Joey Beltran. If you missed it, here’s the replay.

Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Dana White Talks GSP Rumors, NSAC Issues and More

UFC president Dana White talks about the 20th anniversary of the UFC, how he is honoring the former ownership, Georges St-Pierre’s retirement rumors, his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Sonnen vs. Evans, the pressure on Rory MacDonald, Anthony Pettis’ knee injury, Cain Velasquez’s shoulder injury, Nick Diaz, Miesha Tate’s growing popularity, Dan Henderson’s...

Nov 15, 2013 8:34 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Johny Hendicks on Dealing With Buzz, Drug-Testing Drama

Johny Hendricks talks about the buzz leading up to his UFC 167 welterweight title fight against Georges St-Pierre, the GSP retirement talk heading into the fight, the drug-testing drama heading into this fight, getting burnt during the UFC 167 commercial shoot, and more.

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...

Nov 14, 2013 4:16 pm

‘Bellator: Rampage vs. Beltran’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from The Social bar inside the Revel casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 15th event, which will showcase MMA icon, Rampage Jackson’s Bellator debut, the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and the Bellator Featherweight Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Thursday, November 15th with...

Nov 14, 2013 4:12 pm

1 Days Left! Shadowbox For A Chance To Win A Free Trip To Hawaii

With the BJPENN.COM shadowboxing contest drawing to a close, I wanted to give some props to the current top 5 participants and remind hopefuls it’s not too late to win. Contest entry is going to remain open until the sound of the final bell on the 15th. And the fans vote for the winner, so...