Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 29, 2013 9:15 am

With Card Shifts Dutra vs. Kunimoto Added To UFC Singapore In January

UFC officials have added a welterrweight bout to the UFC Fight Night 34 event set to go down on January 4th. With the removal of Jake Ellenberger from the night’s main event and the call to put Hyun Gyu Lim in his slot opposite Tarec Saffiedine, the UFC brass is calling up UFC newcomer Luiz...

Nov 29, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Returns Tonight With Antonio ‘Bigfoot’Silva (5:00 P.M. PT)

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight with Brazilian big-man, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will discuss ‘Bigfoot’s upcoming fight against fellow ATT teammate, Mark hunt. ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Bigfoot vs. Hunt’ is set to go down On December 7th from Brisbane Australia. In addition to Silva’s guest slot, the team...

Nov 28, 2013 8:40 am

Coach: Anthony Pettis Won’t Fight For 8 More Months

“The injury occurred in the title fight in Milwaukee against Benson Henderson. Anthony checked a low kick and the kick slid up and popped his knee. He did some rehab and recovery after the fight, and it looked like that was going to be enough and he was on pace to recover. Unfortunately he took...

Nov 28, 2013 8:33 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Asks White’s Permission To Smash McGregor

Some things never get old, such is the case of the ongoing feud between Diego Sanchez and Conor McGregor. The two UFC fighters have been going at it for months on twitter and this rivalry is bound to turn into a real like scuffle at some point. Recently the former UFC lightweight title challenger, Diego...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Rousimar Palhares For WSOF Debut: He Is “Fixing The Issues”

Rousimar Palhares has been given a chance to fight in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) organization, after being released from the UFC roster. Palhares has a history of holding his submissions after the referee jumped in to stop his fights, which in turn caused injury to his opponents, and provoked ire from the MMA...

Nov 28, 2013 7:25 am

Andy Ogle vs Charles Oliveira Matchup Set For UFC Fight Night 36 In Brazil

Andy “The Little Axe” Ogle (pictured), who competed on the TUF Live Season, has compiled a UFC record of 1-2, but his two losses were by competitive decisions. Ogle will now get a chance to compete against Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira, who holds a 4-4-1 record in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 36. Ogle...

Nov 28, 2013 7:19 am

Ramiro Hernandez vs Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 10

UFC officials have announced the addition of a bantamweight bout to their January return to FOX with Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana. UFC on FOX 10 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 25. In the main event former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will battle it out with the divisions...

Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario Hospitalized After Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse

Top heavyweight prospect, Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital today after suffering from a near fatal heart attack Tuesday morning. The Strikeforce import was recently announced injured and out of his UFC 168 contest against Guto Inocente with a rib injury. Now things have gotten worse. Jason House of Iridum Sports released the following...

Nov 27, 2013 1:41 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Fighter Pulls Off Incredible Flying Spin Kick into Armbar Finish

Recently Irish MMA Fighter Carl McNally pulled off an amazing stoppage victory over a very game, Ross McCorriston. The result is a highlight reel, flying spin kick into a perfectly executed armbar finish. Enjoy! Want to see more free MMA Fights? Tune into BJPENN.COM’s very own ‘Just Scrap’ MMA Promotion’s event replay page.

Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO | GSP Back Training At Tri-Star

These days many are trying to get a grasp on the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. After a week-long rumor mill that put the champ in the midst of baby momma drama, an ailing parent and a pending retirement, GSP is back at his home gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada teaching Jiu Jitsu...

Nov 27, 2013 9:35 am

Chinzo Machida: Lyoto Told Me To Throw The Knee

“I was doing well, then I connected the knee and it was over. It was a nice knockout. Everybody’s talking about it. I was focused to get the win. I wasn’t worried to get a knockout or something like that. I went there to do my job, to do my best, and it all happened...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

Nov 27, 2013 8:57 am

Joe Lauzon Has A Simple Answer To MMA’s Judging Problem

“Boxing is very straight forward – you hit the other guy until he can’t stand. How do you score this though… two guys fighting, we will call them Apollo and Rocky. In one round, Apollo lands a TON of punches and while they are starting to take effect, Rocky stays on his feet. Towards the...

Nov 27, 2013 8:46 am

Author Shows Us The Softer Side (Yes, It Exists) Of MMA’s Only Female ‘Cyborg’

Cyborgs aren’t supposed to have emotions. They’re supposed to be relentless killing machines dressed in leather jackets and dark sunglasses, with an uncanny resemblance to former bodybuilders. They’re supposed to speak with a thick accent. They’re supposed to let nothing stand in their way as they hunt down semi-helpless children in an attempt to alter the course of...

Nov 27, 2013 7:43 am

VIDEO | Gracie’s Breakdown How to Survive The ‘Kockout Game’ Plaguing American Streets

In this Special Edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and Eve Torres share some critical self-defense principles everyone should know in order to defend against the growing trend of vicious unprovoked assaults by cowardly teenagers. Obviously, harsher punishment would reduce the frequency of these deadly assaults, but until that happens, everyone must learn how to break...

Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am

VIDEO | Before They Fought, Wand & Franklin Met In An Elevator

In June of last year former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin squared off with Wanderlei Silva in the UFC 147 main event. Prior to their bout, they bumped in to each other in a Brazilian elevator and while the confrontation was friendly, it was evident by their body language that neither guy knew what to...

Nov 26, 2013 12:50 pm

PHOTO | UFC’s Matt Grice Missing Part Of His Head Following Car Accident

  Matt Grice suffered massive head trauma in an automobile accident in September.  It left the UFC fighter/Oklahoma City police officer in critical condition, undergoing immediate emergency surgery to remove part of his skull.  Nearly three months after the accident, Grice has substantially improved.  As one of his nurses exclaimed to him, ‘I can’t even...

Nov 26, 2013 10:06 am

Johny Hendricks: I Will Finish GSP Next Time

Johny Hendricks, who came out with the short end of the stick in a controversial split decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, is now past his loss, and is looking forward to his next fight. As Hendricks told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, “I’m over it, I’m looking forward to the...

Nov 26, 2013 10:05 am

Kenny Florian Discusses Violent “Knockout Game” Plaguing American Streets

A despicable trend has begun in America called the “Knockout Game.” Young Americans have taken to going out of their way to knock out innocent pedestrians to prove their masculinity. Former UFC title contender Kenny Florian has his own opinion on this recent trend. As he reported to Fox Sports, Florian is vehemently against this...

Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am

Rory MacDonald Does Not Think GSP Is Done With Fighting

“I don’t think he’s gone for good. But maybe he needs some time. People have no idea the kind of pressure it is to fight, and I have no idea what kind of pressure it to hold the belt for (six years). Before that he was headlining cards since he was younger than I am...

Nov 26, 2013 9:32 am

Nevada Rep Explains Why Open Scoring Will Not Work In MMA

With all the recent scoring issues in Mixed Martial Arts, many have looked at an open scoring model to possibly repair today’s ongoing issue of erroneous judges decisions. Much like a basketball or baseball game, open scoring would allow everyone witnessing the contest (in this case, fighting) to visibly see each judges scorecards throughout the...