Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 9, 2013 9:36 am

Bisping on Kennedy: ” He’s Really Driving me up the Wall.”

Tim Kennedy’s relentless calling out of Michael Bisping might just pay off. In a recent fan Q&A before UFC Fight Night 33, he was asked about entertaining a fight with Kennedy. While recognizing that Kennedy is below him in most rankings, his reason for wanting to fight  the US Army Sergeant is quite simple. “Here’s...

Dec 9, 2013 9:18 am

Ronda Rousey makes Times 30 Under 30 List

Time Magazine has released their list of the 30 People Under 30 Changing the World, and our girl, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey made the cut. The list highlights 30 extraordinary people under 30 that are making a difference in multiple fields, such as Energy, Tech, Human Rights, and Politics. Rousey, and adventurer Parker...

Dec 9, 2013 9:11 am

PHOTO’s | Mark Hunt Breaks Hand In ‘Fight Night 33’ Main Event Against ‘Bigfoot’

Last Friday Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva put on a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in their UFC Fight Night 33 main event in Brisbane, Australia. The two heavyweight’s collided for five-straight rounds of action packed excitement that saw both fighters get battered, bruised and bloodied in route to a majority draw ruling by...

Dec 9, 2013 8:57 am

Prospect Watch: Holly Holm vs. Angela Hayes Full Fight Video

Holly Holm is quickly carving out a name for herself in Women’s MMA. The former boxing champion has her sights set on the big prize over at the UFC, but that isn’t stopping her pursuit of regional dominance. Enjoy her fight and check out part 2 on Page 2, right HERE. Share Tweet Email +1...

Dec 9, 2013 8:19 am

UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio

The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket. Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday. UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in...

Dec 9, 2013 8:05 am

POLL RESULTS: Are you still a fan of Ronda Rousey?

13,000 people took part in last week’s BJPENN.COM poll, asking fans if Ronda Rousey was still worthy of your devotion as a fan. Following her stint on the UFC’s hit reality series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, many fans believe that Ronda Rousey is no longer the picture perfect poster child for women’s MMA. Internet chatter would...

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Dec 7, 2013 1:50 pm


Invicta FC 7 goes down tonight from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City. BJPENN.COM will be covering the event live right here in this very thread, so follow along for up-to-the-minute results. The main card kicks off at 6:00 p.m. PT. RESULTS: Barb Honchak vs. Leslie Smith (flyweight title fight) -Barb Honchak def Leslie Smith...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 7, 2013 1:21 pm

.gif | Leonard Garcia Returned To Form With This Nasty K.O. Last Night

WEC and UFC veteran, Leonard Garcia has found some success on the regional circuit following his release from the UFC. Last night, for the Legacy FC fight promotion he obtained their FEatherweight world title with this first round K.O. over Kevin Aguilar. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 7, 2013 12:22 pm

REPORT: Matt Brown injured, withdraws from Carlos Condit fight

Just a week out from UFC on FOX 9, UFC welterweight Matt Brown has pulled out of his fight due to an injury. Brown was set to fight Carlos Condit in the what looked to be an exciting match up. Rumors of an injury started to come out on Friday but Brown did not officially...

Dec 6, 2013 10:56 pm

QUICK TWITT | Julie Kedzie Announces Retirement Following UFC Fight Night 33

“Before walking out to my fight today, I had a long talk with my coach and we decided that this would be my last MMA fight,” Julie Kedzie tweeted Friday night following her UFC Fight Night 33 bout against Bethe Correira in Brisbane, Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Longtime veteran of women’s MMA,...

Dec 6, 2013 8:20 am

Latest odds set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot’

UFC Fight Night 33 will be held on Saturday at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Due to the extreme difference in time zones, the event will air live in North America during prime time hours on Friday. The odds makers have Bigfoot Silva and James Te Huna as the favorites in their...

Dec 6, 2013 8:20 am

Mark Hunt Lost Hearing in JDS Fight

When interviewed recently by MMA.TV, UFC Fight Night 33 headliner Mark Hunt discussed his last loss against recent title challenger Junior Dos Santos. “I thought I did well in the first round then I got caught with that big shot. My hearing was gone. I couldn’t hear my corner, I couldn’t hear anything… It was...

Dec 6, 2013 8:16 am

LIVE World Series of Fighting 7 weigh-ins 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

World Series of Fighting 7 takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver. Georgi Karakhanyan will battle Lance Palmer for the WSOF inaugural featherweight title in the cards main event. Tune-in to BJPENN.COM for the World Series of Fighting 7 live weigh-ins starting at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT Share...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 6, 2013 8:10 am

ONE FC 13 Results: Oishi KO’s Banario to retain Featherweight strap

ONE FC 13, also known as “ONE FC: Moment of Truth,” took place yesterday live from MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines. The packed crowd in attendance were treated to a night of thrilling fights, which culminated in a much anticipated rematch between the Philippines’ first ever MMA world champion Honorio Banario (8-3 MMA), taking on...

Dec 6, 2013 8:00 am

Fertitta: New York Won’t Make Or Break The UFC

Fifteen years ago, the UFC was in dire straits. Only a handful of states would allow them to set up shop within their borders, and when they did get to put on an event, live crowds of two to three thousand people would be considered a success. One of the UFC shows was actually held in...

Dec 6, 2013 7:55 am

PHOTO | Hunt vs. Silva Staredown In Australia

During the UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins event in Australia, the two heavyweight headliners engaged in an intense pre-fight staredown. Bigfoot and Hunt will face off in the UFC Fight Night 33 main event Friday from Brisbane, Australia. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit