Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 24, 2013 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Tries To Rally Dejected UFC Fighters To Crash 20th Anniversary Show

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion turned UFC outcast, Tito Ortiz has taken to twitter yet again trying to knock the MMA promotion that made him famous. This time, the newly signed Bellator fighter included a few other dejected fighters in his plan to crash the UFC’s 20th Anniversary event. Here it is: @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @Randy_Couture @Rampage4real...

Sep 24, 2013 5:16 am

Renan Barao Moves Up In Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Last Saturday night, Renan Barao made quick work of elite challenger Eddie Wineland after he knocked him out with a highlight-reel spinning back kick in the second round. Barao has now defended the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship twice, defeating the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald in the process. The fans have not been...

Sep 23, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC 165 Medical Suspensions: Jones and Gustafsson Out For 60 Days

The Ontario Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing at UFC 165. The card took place this past Saturday on September 21st and saw a decent amount of blood spill. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended for 60 days. These...

Sep 23, 2013 12:45 pm

UFC Gym To Open Second Signature Oahu Location With BJ Penn

UFC GYM announced today that it will partner with former two-division UFC champion and coach of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter BJ Penn to open a second signature fitness facility in the fighter’s home state of Hawaii. The fitness destination, which will begin enrolling members on September 24, 2013, is set to open...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Sep 23, 2013 12:33 pm

Athletic Commission Releases Official Jones vs. Gustafsson Scorecards

Last weekend’s UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson ended in what many believe to be a controversial decision. (Just take a look at our poll) While many people gave the challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, the edge in the five-round war, the three cage-side officials gave the fight to the champion, Jon Jones,...

Sep 23, 2013 11:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones Makes More Money Than Both NFL Brothers Combined

In the great debate of fighter pay, there is no comparison between the boxing elite and the MMA elite. Just look at the check Floyd Mayweather Jr. just got for his 12-round battle against Canelo Alvarez. In a different sport, the two brothers of Jon Jones, who both competed in last years NFL super-bowl, took...

Sep 23, 2013 10:15 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones & Alexander Gustafsson Post Fight In Hospital

Following last Saturday’s main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, both fighters were ushered to the local hospital for precautionary reasons. While we now know that both fighters walked away with no broken bones, the two missed the post-fight press conference, but gave the fans this memorable photo instead.

Sep 21, 2013 11:24 pm

POLL: Did Jon Jones Really Do Enough To Beat Gustafsson?

I’ve read the forums, stayed glued to twitter and the consensus amongst everyone seems to be that Jon Jones should have lost his title tonight. But what do you think? Sound off in the poll below and let your voice be heard! [poll id=’11’]

Sep 21, 2013 8:26 pm

UFC 165 Results: Brendan Schaub Submits Matt Mitrione In Round 1

The fight was interesting from the very first second when Mitrione refused to tough gloves. The two exchanged glancing shots throughout the round until Schaub secured the first takedown of the fight. He worked for a D’Arce Choke and locked it in quick. Mitrione gave the thumbs up as if he was okay, but proceeded...

Sep 21, 2013 8:09 pm

UFC 165 Results: Francis Carmont Defeats Costa Philippou By Way of Unanimous Decision

Carmont opened up the fight with a surprising takedown, which caught Philippou off guard. Carmont used his size and momentum to keep Philippou as he worked his way into various potential submission holds. No significent strikes were landed except for those that Carmont landed when Philippou was blocking a rear naked choke from happening. Carmont...

Sep 21, 2013 7:39 pm

UFC 165 Results: Nurmagomedov Grinds Out Decision Victory Over Healy

In a fight that went the distance, Khabib Nurmagomedov took to the ground and tired out Pat Healy en route to a decision victory. Nurmagomedov picked his shots in the first couple rounds and ended them with impressive takedowns. In the third round, Nurmagomedov picked up an exhausted Healy, carried him across the cage and...

Sep 21, 2013 11:28 am

UFC 165 Main Card Play-by-Play And Live Results

Tonight on pay-per-view, Jon Jones will defend his light-heavyweight title against number-one-contender, Alexander Gustafsson. The light-heavyweight title fight serves as the night’s main event and goes down live from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Starting at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET, the night’s main card kicks off with a lightweight bout between Pat Healy...

Sep 21, 2013 11:18 am

UFC 165 Preliminary Card Play-by-Play And Live Results

Live and free on facebook.com and Fox Sports 1, the UFC 165 preliminary card is stacked with eight fantastic fights. First up is a four-fight facebook.com free stream, which will be followed up by a another four-fights on Fox sports 1. The preliminary portion of the card kicks off at 3:15 p.m. PT / 6:15...

Sep 21, 2013 11:06 am

100 UFCs Ago: Revisiting UFC 65

Join us as we travel 100 UFC “pay per view” events ago and revisit UFC 65: Bad Intentions! Results: George St-Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by TKO (Strikes) – 1:25 of Round 2 Tim Sylvia defeats Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46) Joe Stevenson defeats Dokonjonosuke Mishima by Submission (Guillotine Choke) – 2:07 of...

Sep 21, 2013 10:42 am

VIDEO: Watch Cris Cyborg’s TKO From Last Night’s Lion Fight’s Muay Thai Event

Last night from ‘The D’ Casino in downtown, Las Vegas, female wrecking machine and Invicta featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, unleashed her devastation on a new sport. If you missed the MMA stars Lion Fight’s debut last night, the highlights and finish from her one-sided beat down of Muay Thai champion, Jennifer Colomb, is up above...

Sep 20, 2013 2:05 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH BJ PENN AND JOSH THOMSON (5PM PT / 8PM ET)

The crew returns tonight in their new Friday time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the king of Penn Nation, Mr. BJ Penn himself to discuss his return to fighting, his TUF coaching slot opposite Frankie Edgar and more. Also on...

Sep 20, 2013 2:01 pm

PHOTO | Jones vs. Gustafsson Staredown At Today’s Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow night’s main event fighters have both made their contracted weight-limit, making the UFC 165 bout official. Today during the official UFC weigh-in ceremony both Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an intense staredown.

Sep 20, 2013 1:55 pm

UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Weigh-in Results

The ‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ weigh-in ceremony is over and all but one-fighter has made their contracted weight limit. Today’s event took place from the Maple Leaf Square outside Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (204.5) Champ Renan Barao (135) vs. Eddie Wineland...

Sep 20, 2013 11:22 am

QUICK TWITT | Cub Swanson Wants To Earn Shot At Aldo With Win Over Lamas

Top featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, has been lobbying for a top ranked opponent for a while. Now, fresh of the heels of several bookings in his division, the Palm Springs resident has only one goal in mind, and that’s avenging two of his losses. Check it out: I want Aldo on SuperBowl weekend! but I...

Sep 20, 2013 11:00 am

Dana White Confirms T.J. Grant Still In Lightweight Title Hunt

“The kid’s just got to take his time, heal up, and relax and we’ll see what happens. The belt’s going to be there no matter who has the belt. It will be there and we’ll figure the T.J. Grant thing out when T.J. Grant gets healthy.” Canada’s own, T.J. Grant earned a shot at UFC...