Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 19, 2013 12:01 pm

C.B. Dollaway Replaces Luke Rockhold to Face Tim Boetsch at UFC 166

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, was forced to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 166 bout with Tim Boetsch.  Wednesday night on “UFC Tonight,” UFC officials announced that C.B. Dollaway (pictured) will be replacing the injured Rockhold to face Boetsch in the final fight on the preliminary card of the event.   By Christopher Murphy...

Sep 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh Booked For UFC Fight Night 33 In Australia

UFC officials have put another light-heavyweight matchup together for their return trip to Australia. Both Ryan Bader and Australia’s own, Anthony Perosh have agreed to a fight. UFC Fight Night 33 goes down at the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. While broadcast plans have not been officially announced the event is...

Sep 19, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Preparing for its return...


Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

Tim Elliot vs. Ali Bagautinov Added to UFC 167

Flyweight fighters, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov, are set to face off at UFC 167.  Both fighters are coming off impressive wins and will look to advance in the 125-lb. division with a win at the UFC event marking the organization’s 20-year anniversary.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As the UFC finalizes its 20th anniversary...

Sep 19, 2013 10:34 am

Royce Gracie: Kyra Is Better Than Ronda Rousey

“Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA). It’s always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package. She has more submissions, is more used to competition. (Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she’s doing. (But) Kyra’s jiu-jitsu is better, with...

Sep 19, 2013 10:25 am

Tate on Rousey: Her Poor Coaching Hurt Her Fighters Chances

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 coach, Miesha Tate has a weekly blog going on over at Yahoo Sports! and this week she details what she believes are the coaching mistakes made by her rival, Ronda Rousey. Check it out: On the last episode of The Ultimate Fighter, my friend and No. 1 pick Julianna Pena...

Sep 18, 2013 6:59 pm

Benavidez Booked Opposite ‘Mighty Mouse’ For TUF 19 Finale Bout

Joseph Benavidez is getting another crack at a UFC title. It was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1 that Benavidez (19-3) will face 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) in a rematch for the flyweight title at the TUF 18 Finale. Benavidez and Johnson met a year ago this month for...

Sep 18, 2013 1:00 pm

Bisping Plans On Sending Munoz To Hospital With His ‘Pillow Fists’

“I’m going to punch him in the face as many times as possible. If he thinks I’ve got pillows for fists, I look forward to proving him wrong on fight night. I’ve sent about eight of my opponents in UFC to the hospital after my fights and with him I’m going to make number nine.”...

Sep 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Cruickshank vs. Martins Latest Addition To Fight Night 32 Card

  UFC officials have put together a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and UFC rookie Adriano Martins. This lightweight bout is set to go down at UFC Fight Night 32. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort takes on...

Sep 18, 2013 11:29 am

Steven Siler vs. Dennis Bermudez Booked For Fight Night 31

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Kentucky’s Fort Campbell for Fight For The Troops 3, the fans in attendance will get to enjoy this intriguing featherweight matchup set between Steven Siler and Dennis Bermudez. ‘UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3’ is set to go down on November 6 on Fox Sports...

Sep 18, 2013 9:50 am

VIDEO | UFC 165: Mitrione vs. Schaub Preview

‘Does a bear wipe its $*( with a rabbit?’ Hear why heavyweights and friends (frenemies?) Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione have nothing but confidence going into their UFC 165 matchup.

Sep 18, 2013 9:43 am

Jon Jones Wants A Pro-Boxing Match Against A Klitschko Brother

  The Klitschko brothers are the most dominant boxing duo in their sport. Collectively they hold every single major heavyweight title in the world. They serve as promoters, athletes and do their fair share of charity work in Germany which has seen them obtain much success and popularity in their home country. UFC light-heavyweight champion,...

Sep 18, 2013 9:30 am

QUICK TWITT | Swanson & Lamas Jockey For Position

Sitting at the top of the featherweight heap are two men worthy of title contention. Both Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson have done their part to be talked about in the title picture, but neither fighter has received a blessing from the UFC to challenge current divisional kingpin, Jose Aldo. The two recently took to...

Sep 18, 2013 9:23 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Super Fights are perfect bull$#!t’

“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come? “I’m ready for fight for Jon Jones, Georges St Pierre but in my academy, Minatouro, Glover and the other fighters in this class for Jon Jones. George St Pierre is a different class. I have...

Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Penn Brings in Nova Uniao Founder Andre Pederneiras as Part of TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Famed Brazilian coach and leader of Brazil’s talent rich Nova Uniao team, Andre Pederneiras, has been brought in by BJ Penn to assist in the coaching responsibilities of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ reality series. “I am honored to have Andre as part of the team,” Penn told BJPENN.COM.  Andre Pederneiras currently coaches 11...

Sep 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Set For December Clash

A heavyweight fight of mammoth proportion has been booked for the UFC’s 168 event in the form of Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will make his first middleweight title...

Sep 17, 2013 11:29 am

With Jason Injured, Jeremy Stephens Pulls Out Of UFC Fight Night 29

That injury bug… He’s back and he’s forced two withdrawals from UFC Fight Night 29. Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens were both scheduled for a clash in the UFC’s featherweight division, however, BJPENN.COM learned yesterday that Jason withdrew his bid on the card due to a lumbar hernia. While at the time, it was unclear...

Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

QUICK TWITT | Three Former UFC Champs & Legends Attack UFC/Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Recently three former UFC champions took to twitter and held a virtual rally over the UFC’s business practices and poor fighter pay. Prompted by a video (below), the three encouraged each other until one started to attack the UFC boss directly. Check it out: @JayTWarsh @titoortiz @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @sonnench seems pretty straight forward to me...

Sep 17, 2013 11:16 am

Pre Fight Talk That Ended Badly Part 2

Ken Shamrock before his historic fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC 40 “I hope to God you come ready. Because if you don’t…I am going to beat you in to a living death” Outcome: Ken Shamrock did not answer the bell after the third round   Chris Leben before his fight with Anderson Silva. This...