Archive: MMA NEWS

May 28, 2013 1:15 pm

Upstart Arise FC Books Terry vs. De La Torre In Main Event

Upstart promotion, Arise FC (@AriseFC), has just confirmed its first ever main event set for their debut show on 6/15. On the mixed MMA / Muay Thai fight card James Terry vs. Mike De La Torre will compete in a lightweight bout that will serve as the evening’s main event. Terry is a 10-fight Strikeforce...

May 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen 2 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets priced from $35, for the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13, are on sale online at In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card, ferocious KO artist and pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1 NC)...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Former UFC Champion Matt Serra Explains the ‘High’ That Keeps Fighters from Retiring

Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra reticently discussed his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.  Monday, on ‘The MMA Hour,’ Serra explained in a little more detail his rational for announcing his retirement when he did, and he discussed the desire that keeps older fighters hanging around the sport for years...

May 28, 2013 10:08 am

Anthony Pettis Beats The Crap Out Of Brazil’s ‘Jackass’

“La Fênix porra” Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Anthony Pettis is getting in some training with Team Diego Moraes ahead of his title shot vs. Jose Aldo at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Moraes invited La Fênix to participate in Anthony’s training, with painful results – Rogerio couldn’t sit, Minimim couldn’t eat,...

May 28, 2013 9:58 am

UFC Saves Stockton Man from Carjacking

“I just snatched his legs and took him down. I had just put him in an armbar, he slipped right out of it. So then I got him in a rear naked choke and started rolling and squirming around. He got out of that as well. I had him in a guillotine choke. And he...

May 28, 2013 9:44 am

When are Excuses Acceptable in MMA?

UFC 160’s post fight press was filled with excuses from Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, early stoppage complaints in particular. How many times have we heard a fighter make excuses after a loss or bad performance. But, when is it okay for a fighter to make excuses. In Dana White’s opinion it’s whenever Steve Mazzagatti refs your...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...

May 28, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens UFC 160 Fight Day Blog

Jeremy Stephens returned to the cage last weekend at UFC 160 in his debut as a featherweight fighter. It was a fight he clearly dominated in the evenings opening bout. See his fight day blog above.

May 27, 2013 5:49 pm


Buried under the earth, lies the soldier who fought for his motherland. He did not fight for power or fame, for wealth or gain. He fought because he knew he must and he died fighting. Such is the heart of a brave soldier. BJPENN.COM salutes every soldier and the families of such who have sacrificed...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 1:18 pm

UFC lightweight Reza Madadi arrested in Sweden

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Reza Madadi was arrested last Friday (May 24, 2013) in Sweden, for allegedly doing a “smash and grab” at a handbag boutique in Botega Veneta. Madadi’s attorney tells (via MMA Weekly) that his client denies the charges against him. Madadi is coming off a submission win over Michael Johnson at...

May 27, 2013 11:34 am

Griffin, Bonnar to go into the UFC Hall of Fame together

They are often credited for helping launch the UFC and MMA into the stratosphere so it’s only fitting that Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will put the ultimate cherry on top of their respective careers together. Nearly immediately after UFC President Dana White and Griffin announced his retirement from competition at the UFC 160 post-fight...

May 27, 2013 10:42 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 160 post-fight media scrum

UFC President Dana White took 30-minutes out of his schedule last Saturday to meet with the media and field questions about a variety of topics. From making fighters retire, to super fights and much much more. Enjoy the full media scrum below.

May 27, 2013 10:40 am

GSP “Knows” Chris Weidman Is Going To Beat Anderson Silva

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, believes that with 100% certainty his training partner, Chris Weidman will defeat Anderson Silva and stop all the talks of the super fight the world has been clamoring for. UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media scrum to reveal that revelation. “He 100%, absolutely, positively knows that...

May 27, 2013 10:32 am

Dana White Wants BJ Penn To Retire

“B.J. is too tough for his own good. B.J. might not be knocked out, but the shots B.J. took would’ve knocked out a normal human being. He’s had his head bounced off the canvas like a basketball by Matt Hughes, by Georges St-Pierre and then Rory just did it to him. B.J. Penn has left...

May 27, 2013 10:29 am

Mark Hunt Broke His Toe In First Round Against JDS & Lost His Movement

“Thanks for the support apologies about the result junior was to slick for me. Got a broken toe first round and had no movement, but like i said before if i am going out i am out on my back thanks again 1luv.” UFC heavyweight fighter MArk Hunt took to his personal Facebook shortly after...

May 27, 2013 10:26 am

PHOTO | Donald Cerrone Shows Off Nasty Cut From UFC 160 Bout

Two nasty cuts, but what’s surprising is the one on, UFC lightweight fighter, Donald Cerrone’s elbow, Ouch!! Following his UFC 160 fight against Strikeforce import, KJ Noons, Donald Cerrone posted this photograph showing his battle wounds.

May 27, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White: Velasquez vs. JDS III Is A No Brainer

UFC President Dana White discussed an epic night of fights at UFC 160 with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani. White broke down the amazing Velasquez vs Bigfoot main event, the next big heavyweight fight and more ground breaking UFC news that will get any MMA fan excited for the future. On Velasquez’s Victory In The Main...

May 27, 2013 10:17 am

JDS Calls Kick That Dropped Hunt ‘Amazing’

“I never felt very confident to do that before, but I train that a lot in the gym. I was feeling way faster than him, so I tried it and WOW, it was amazing. It wasn’t very well-connected, so when I finished the kick I saw him going down and I enjoyed it. Like I...

May 27, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White & Cain Velasquez See No Issue In Bigfoot Stoppage

  Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva left the cage last Saturday feeling like he didn’t get a fair shot against Cain Velasquez. While he did not protest the stoppage inside the cage, he did voice his concerns during the evenings post-fight media event. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez believes the referee made the right call. “I thought...

May 27, 2013 10:07 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Teaching Seminar In Russia

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones hit Russia last week and while up until now all we have seen are tweets with pictures of FEdor Emelianenko, he is apparently out there collecting some cash on the seminar circuit.