Archive: MMA NEWS

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 31, 2013 9:50 am

After Seeing Silva’s Leg Break Jon Jones Will Still Throw Leg Kicks

Anderson Silva’s broken leg was about as cringe-worthy as anything we have ever seen in the history of MMA. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick from Silva, causing a brutal break on Silva’s left leg. The break sent waves through the MMA community, with many analysts and other fighters...

Dec 31, 2013 9:45 am

Girl Fight!: Jessica Eye Vs. Alexis Davis Set For UFC 170

Another huge women’s fight has been added to UFC 170. According to the UFC’s twitter, a fight between number five ranked Jessica Eye and number three ranked Alexis Davis will be added to the UFC 170 card, which is headlined by a championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. UFC 170 gets another huge...

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Chris Weidman: “Belfort Will Try to Overwhelm Me”

Following his second defeat of long-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (above) began assessing his next opponent, Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With his first title defense successfully completed at UFC 168, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will get to face an opponent who is not Anderson...

Dec 30, 2013 10:37 am

Salary Report: Weidman Earns $400k, Silva $600k For UFC 168

UFC 168 was a costly night in more ways than one for the organization with $1,872,000 in payroll dished out. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva and Josh Barnett were among the top earners at the Dec. 28th event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reported that the total disclosed payroll was $1,872,000. Silva suffered...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

Brock Lesnar Is Set To Make His Return – Just Not In The UFC.

Brock Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC. After days of speculation, unanswered questions and rumors circulating around the MMA community, it appears that most of it was just a publicity stunt used to get Lesnar’s name in the media, prior to his return to World Wrestling Entertainment at tonight’s live Monday Night RAW...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Cyborg To Ronda: ‘I’m coming to get you’

It’s a rivalry that’s been building for years now between two of the most feared women in MMA today, and following UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (left) successful title defense this weekend, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (right) intends to make a fight between the two happen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While the rivalry we saw...

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 30, 2013 9:45 am

Fight Metric Report Shows Rousey’s Absolute Dominance Over Tate

For the first time in her career, Ronda Rousey was taken past the first round this past Saturday by her arch-rival, Miesha Tate. Hopefully Miesha can find a small moral victory in avoiding the almost unavoidable first-round armbar from Ronda, because – as the Fight Metric report shows us – she was completely dominated in...

Dec 30, 2013 9:37 am

With Anderson Silva injured, Roy Jones Jr. Now Wants Nick Diaz

Before UFC 168 there had been plenty of speculation about Roy Jones Jr. maybe boxing Anderson Silva. Both guys had said they would love to do it, but following Anderson Silva’s broken leg at UFC 168 it appears that Jones Jr. has his eye’s set on another UFC fighter to box. According to mmafighting.com Roy...

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 11:31 pm

A Broken ‘Leg’acy

Anderson Silva’s fights have almost always been something special. Whether he’s dancing around like a violent Fred Astaire, curiously refusing to engage a fighter who seemingly poses no threat, or using Matrix-like movements to dodge a punch by millimeters before unleashing a brutal onslaught of strikes, Anderson Silva always gives us something to talk about....

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 28, 2013 9:26 am

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Tonight 3PM PT

The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT. UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.  The first preliminary bout is set to begin...

Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...

Dec 28, 2013 8:29 am

Anderson Silva’s Coaches Claim A Lack Of Motivation Caused Chris Weidman Loss

Anderson Silva, who faces UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman tonight, can prove a lot tomorrow night. Was the first fight a fluke? Is he still at the top of his game? Does he have the motivation to stay at the top level? Silva’s coaches believe the latter may be the biggest issue. According to Diogenes...

Dec 28, 2013 8:28 am

Dana White: Tate Beating Rousey Will Be Second Biggest Upset Ever

What is the biggest upset in MMA history? Fabricio Werdum baiting Fedor Emelianenko into a triangle to end his ten-year reign? Chris Wiedman knocking out Anderson Silva? Or could it be coming tonight, in the co-main event of UFC 168? If Miesha Tate defeats Ronda Rousey, will that be the biggest upset of all time?...

Dec 28, 2013 8:26 am

Ronda Rousey: I Spent My Whole Life Being The Bad Guy

Ronda Rousey, who faces Miesha Tate in a rematch tonight at UFC 168 recently spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani in an illuminating interview where Rousey explained why she doesn’t mind being the bad guy. “I spent my entire life being the bad guy. If I hear some boos, I mean, I’ve had some of the...

Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Rousey And Tate Booked Neighboring Rooms At MGM Grand Before UFC 168

What could possibly fuel the rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate before they compete tonight at UFC 168? Well, inadvertently booking their hotel rooms right next to each other at the MGM Grand right before their rematch is something that may work. Especially while they are both cutting weight, their trainers are getting them...

Dec 28, 2013 8:21 am

Urijah Hall Responds To Internet Trolls: I Will Show You How Great I Am

168 UFC all you trolls gana bow when I whoop him ima show you how great I am #hallway pic.twitter.com/QhBrClPuXV — U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 23, 2013 Not so long ago, Urijah Hall was one of the most talked-about, hyped, and feared fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division....