Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 20, 2013 9:48 am

UFC on FOX 7 Main Card Live Play-By-Play

UFC on FOX 7 goes down tonight from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The UFC once again brings a stacked card to the viewers on FOX which is highlighted by a main event between Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson. If you missed or can’t make the televised portion of the card have no...

Apr 20, 2013 9:42 am

UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary Card Live Play-By-Play

The UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary card kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET. For those who missed the live broadcast or are unable to catch the action we have this live results and play-by-play for you. Tune in here at 4:00 p.m. to catch all the action on your computer screen or catch up on...

Apr 20, 2013 9:28 am

Video: Daniel Cormier & Frank Mir Get In Heated Exchange

Daniel Cormier makes his UFC debut at FOX UFC Saturday against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Cormier spoke with UC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani after the Weigh-In and it didn’t take long for DC to get heated.

Apr 20, 2013 9:23 am

Video: Florian & Cruz Breakdown UFC on FOX 7

FOX UFC Saturday is just around the corner and that means UFC Tonight has some predictions to make. Dominick Cruz and Kenny Florian take the stage to give their predictions for Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir and Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 20, 2013 9:03 am

VIdeo Replay: UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-Ins

Yesterday BJPENN.COM aired the live broadcast of the UFC on FOX 7 weigh-in show. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the event, we have included the full replay in entirety in the player above. UFC on FOX 7 takes place tonight and features a lightweight title fight between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez...

Apr 19, 2013 7:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Kenny Florian Breaks Down Henderson-Melendez and Diaz-Thomson | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former UFC title contender and current analyst & commentator Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian joined BJPENN.COM Radio on Wednesday, April 17 to discuss a number of topics that the MMA world has been buzzing about. This weekend, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization makes its return to FOX, with the main event pitting UFC Lightweight Champion...

Apr 19, 2013 4:59 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-In Results

The UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins ceremony went down today in San Jose, California. All fighters made their contracted weight for tomorrow’s event including evening headliners Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. The full weigh-in results are as follows MAIN CARD: (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Benson Henderson (155) vs. Gilbert Melendez (154) Daniel Cormier (235) vs....

Apr 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Finally, Melendez’s Time to Shine: Can He Break the Trend?

Gilbert Melendez feels that he has dished out and taken far too much punishment, mentally and physically, to still have to justify his place amongst the top names in the lightweight division of MMA. His credentials are immaculate (21-2 MMA, 3-time MMA LW Champion), his poise and fluidity inside the cage are almost unmatched, and...

Apr 19, 2013 10:52 am

White: Sonnen ‘attacked’ by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale

It was bound to happen one day. An overzealous, Brazilian had Chael Sonnen in his sites and when given this opportunity, took a swing at the UFC headliner. Sonnen has dumped mounds of trash talk onto the Brazilian culture, especially during the build up to his two fights with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. UFC...

Apr 19, 2013 10:48 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 7 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (7PM ET)

UFC on FOX 7 fighters will hit the scales this afternoon to make their bouts for tomorrow night official. If you cannot make the live event at the California Theatre in San Jose have no fear. BJPENN.COM will bring you a live broadcast of today’s event at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT using...

Apr 19, 2013 10:11 am

Dana White: Dan Hardy Is In Denial Over Condition Of The Heart

“Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn’t want to go. He’s in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that’s the truth and that’s what’s going on. So after he turned...

Apr 19, 2013 10:04 am

UFC Boss Closes Door on MMA in NY For 2013

“I’d pretty much call it done, yeah. They didn’t even put it in the budget. Anything can happen, (but) I’m not as optimistic as I was a few weeks ago.” “The (New York) commission is 100-percent behind it. Everybody wants it there except the Culinary Union. Every time we try to move forward and progress...

Apr 19, 2013 9:53 am

Bellator’s motion to dismiss Alvarez’s claims denied

A motion filed by Bellator MMA in March to dismiss two counts of fighter Eddie Alvarez’s counterclaim against the promotion was denied on Wednesday in U.S. District Court. According to Sports Illustrated, Judge Jose L. Linares ruled that the court couldn’t dismiss Alvarez’s claims of tortious interference and breach of contract against Bellator based on...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Dana White talks Mitrione and Fallon Fox at Pre-UFC on FOX media session!

When the UFC President talked to the media today at the pre-UFC on FOX media session he updated everyone on the Matt Mitrione and Fallon Fox issue. He said he has talked to Mitrione and assured everyone he is not upset with him any longer. That’s great news for Mitrione’s future in the UFC, but...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Nate Diaz says return to welterweight likely after UFC on FOX 7 Bout

Saturday could be the final go-around at lightweight for Nate Diaz. Diaz, a staple of the 155-pound division, is slated to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7. Diaz has fought 13 times at lightweight, posting a 9-4 record along the way. His most recent fight ended in a decision loss to division...

Apr 18, 2013 9:47 am

Cormier doesn’t believe that Mir is a ‘step up’

Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir. Through Daniel Cormier’s eyes, those three heavyweights are pretty even-Steven. Cormier (11-0) makes his UFC debut against Mir (16-6) on Saturday in the UFC on Fox 7 co-main event in San Jose, California. Mir, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is being billed as Cormier’s toughest bout to date. Cormier...