Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 8, 2014 8:54 am

Oklahoma State AC Brings Back Tournament Style Fighting

Today in Unexpected News: the return of eight-man, tournament-style MMA fights has been approved by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Mixed martial arts was born on one nigh tournaments where a fighter would perform 3-4 times a night to secure their place among the world’s best. The rules were a little more lax than we...

Mar 7, 2014 9:31 pm

Melvin Guillard: ‘I Will Be UFC Champion’

“People don’t realize how hard it is not only to fight in the UFC but stay in the UFC. I’ve been in the UFC for nine years straight. I haven’t been cut or kicked to another promotion and I’m proud of that. Will I get a title shot? Yes. Will I be champion? Yes. I...

Mar 7, 2014 9:25 pm

Jay Hieron Announces Retirement From MMA

Jay Hieron, a veteran of 30 Pro MMA bouts, announced his retirement from fighting. He made the announcement on Twitter, saying “Just wanna say Thank you to my family,friends, & fans. I’m Officially Retiring from Professional Fighting today!” Hieron (23-7) has fought in a number of notable promotions, including the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, Affliction, Ring...

Mar 7, 2014 9:21 pm

Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz to Headline Court Case against Former Trainer

The ‘People’s Champion’ and ‘Rampage’ characters may have to wait a bit longer to make their next public appearances as Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson prepare for a different kind of fight than they are used to: Legal Battle. The two former UFC fighters are being sued by ex-trainer Juanito Ibarra because he felt like...


Mar 7, 2014 6:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Pro’s Pick ‘UFC Fight Night London’

See how Forrest Griffin and Conor McGregor breakdown tomorrow night’s UFC card. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive UFC Fight Night London coverage right HERE.

Mar 7, 2014 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Ross Pearson Injury Update – 3 Weeks Out From Training

Originally scheduled to rematch Melvin Guilard tomorrow night, UFC lightweight fighter Ross Pearson, gave our boys over at WhoaTV an exclusive chat about his recovery from surgery and more. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and...

Mar 7, 2014 4:27 pm

Crushing Title Hopes – Jimi Manuwa, A Worthy Opponent

Tomorrow, Jimi Manuwa can go from just another fighter in the UFC’s light heavyweight division to an immediate title-contender. Manuwa gets his shot at greatness when he faces Alexander Gustafsson Saturday at UFC Fight Night from London’s O2 Arena. While “The Mauler” is the consensus and overwhelming favorite, Manuwa and his “Poster Boy” nickname have...

Mar 7, 2014 4:19 pm

Sorry Homie! – Dana White Says ‘No’ To Nate’s Request To Be Released

A little over one-week-ago, Nate Diaz took to twitter asking the UFC and Dana White to be released from his UFC contract. It was a simple and short post, that up until today we had yet to get an answer on. During today’s media event in London, the UFC boss talked about Nate’s request: “He...

Mar 7, 2014 3:52 pm

UFC Boss Confirms That Gina Carano Is Currently Under UFC Contract

  Earlier this week, Joe Rogan came out talking about big announcements for women’s MMA and Ronda Rousey. He just wouldn’t give any details. Now during today’s media event in London, the Dana White talked about the rumors that Carano would be returning to action against Ronda Rousey: “…I have literally avoided every conversation about...

Mar 7, 2014 3:33 pm

PHOTO’s | EA UFC Reveals Ronda Rousey’s In-Game Characters

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Scott Jorgensen, Cub Swanson, and Chael Sonnen. Is the UFC’s female champ on par...

Mar 7, 2014 2:32 pm

Thiago Silva Released From Jail

Over a month ago now, former UFC light-heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva, was jailed after a very scary domestic incident between his wife, her lover, and himself. After originally being denied bond, Silva’s legal team was able to get the fighter released on house arrest and as a result he paid a $25,000 bond fee and...

Mar 7, 2014 1:47 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night London’ Weigh-In Highlights/Mixtape

If you missed our live broadcast of today’s weigh-ins event, here’s a nice recap put together by our boys over at WhoaTV. We have teamed up with the great guys over at Whoa TV to bring our BJPENN.COM audience the best coverage from overseas. Follow them here and here. See more of our Exclusive UFC...

Mar 7, 2014 10:20 am

PHOTO’s | ‘UFC Fight Night London’ Fighters Staredown A Today’s Weigh-Ins

Today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’ weigh-in ceremonies went off without a hitch, as all fighters made their contracted weight and are now cleared to compete on tomorrow night’s fight card. UFC Fight Night London goes down from London’s, O2 Arena, on UFC Fight Pass, a subscription based streaming service. Here’s Johnson vs....

Mar 7, 2014 8:59 am

The Normally Reserved Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Finally Opens Up

With some MMA fighters, all you have to do is simply say their name to hardcore fans,  and it will instantly evoke memories of their fights, their highlights, their lowlights… your neural connections, flooded with those moments which have defined that fighter, in your mind. Some memories will be of highlight-reel knockouts. Some will be...

Mar 7, 2014 8:45 am

‘UFC Fight Night London: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’ Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC Fight Night London: Weigh-Ins’ event is over and all twenty-two fighter’s made their respective marks and got clearance to fight tomorrow night. UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa goes down tomorrow night from London’s O2 Arena. The entire event will be available on UFC Fight Pass. Here are today’s weigh-in results: MAIN...

Mar 7, 2014 7:39 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night London Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (8 AM PT)

Today in London, the ‘UFC Night London: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa’ fighters will hit the scales and make their bouts for tomorrow night’s event official. In typical fashion, BJPENN.COM and the UFC will be providing a live broadcast of today’s pre-fight ceremonies and you can catch it live right here, starting at 8:00 a.m. PT /...