Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am

UFC heading to Mexico in January for “The Ultimate Fighter Mexico” casting | UFC News

UFC President Dana White has made his intentions very clear in regards to wanting to bring his company to Mexico, but Thursday marked the first time that he’s revealed some tangible details on when and how. “We’re going down there, we’re casting,” said White following Thursday’s UFC 155 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas. “We’re working...

Dec 28, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White Expects Eddie Alvarez Situation to Get “Ugly” | MMA News

The battle to land lightweight free agent Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) is starting to heat-up, or so it would appear. The former Bellator lightweight title holder is being pursued by both the UFC and his former employer Bellator Fighting Championships. Following Alvarez’s last fight, he officially became a free agent after competing under the Bellator...

Dec 27, 2012 5:26 pm

UFC 155 Main Card Predictions

  Saturday night the UFC will hold it’s last event of 2012 as they present UFC 155:  Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The organizations top two heavyweights will meet for the second time in 13 months. Their first fight took place last November in Anaheim, CA as part of the first ever UFC card on...

Dec 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Vigilante MMA fighter stops Vodka thief in MO!

No it wasn’t Jon “Bones” Jones running down another thief hours before a fight, but once again another brave MMA fighter jumps into action to stop a robber. According to Karlie Baker of sunsethills-crestwood.patch.com MMA fighter Jesse Finney said he was headed to Schnucks in Crestwood around 7 p.m. on Dec 21 to pick up...

Dec 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC 156’s Alistair Overeem Applies for License from NSAC

“The Reem” is back…maybe. According to officials, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem applied today for his license to fight in Nevada in 2013. Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is already scheduled to do battle against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 156, which takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Event Center...

Dec 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Daniel Cormier Signs Multi Fight Deal with The UFC | UFC News

Strikeforce heavyweight-grand-prix champion Daniel confirmed that he has signed a deal with the UFC, but that it is a “shorter contract” than usual.  Cormier was slated to take on Mir at a scheduled Strikeforce event this past November, but Mir suffered a training injury and pulled out of the bout.  Now, “DC” will be taking on...

Dec 27, 2012 12:07 pm

Josh Barnett Breaks Down This Weekends Heavyweight Main Event | UFC NEWS

“Here’s the deal – Cain doesn’t get his takedown game going with his distance on his striking early on, and Junior’s dictating pace and distance on stopping the takedown, it’s going his way. Bombs away, he’s going to take him out. I don’t think he’s going to one-punch him again cause he’s not normally —...

Dec 27, 2012 11:04 am

Weidman On Silva: I’m Younger, Bigger and Better in Most Areas | UFC News

UFC undefeated middleweight contender, Chris Weidman withdrew out of UFC155 on Saturday opposite Tim Boetsch due to an injury.  He recently spoke with sherdogradio to give his thoughts on  getting passed up for a shot at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. “It’s a business and I understand what [Anderson Silva’s camp] is doing.  So, I don’t...

Dec 27, 2012 10:43 am

Strikeforce’s Conor Heun Forced to Raise 40k After ZUFFA Insurance Claim Denied For Injuries In Fight | MMA News

Conor Huen has fought for Strikeforce, EliteXC, the International Fight League and has also been featured on the MTVprogram Bully Beatdown.  Heun faced Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012.  He lost the fight via TKO in the third round and has suffered injuries.  This forces him to raise 40k for the final procedure in which ZUFFA insurance notified him the denial of the claim....

Dec 27, 2012 10:06 am

Pro’s Perspective: XFC’s Shah Bobonis Breaks Down UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

UFC 155 Preview and Picks The UFC has bounced back strong from an injury plagued 2012 with recent shows, the TUF Smashes finally and Henderson/Diaz cards were littered with great fights. With UFC 155 coming up this weekend I think Zuffa might have saved the best for last. Here are some of my thoughts on...

Dec 27, 2012 9:30 am

CBS Sports Network To Air GLORY 4 Tokyo – Heavyweight Grand Slam on New Year’s Eve

Heavyweight Grand Slam, a one night single-elimination kickboxing competition featuring 16 of the world’s hardest hitting KO artists, will be televised on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network. Unprecedented and historic in the sport of kickboxing, GLORY 4 is the first-ever 16-man tournament where the winner has to defeat...

Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am

Marloes Coenen vs. Fiona Muxlow Added To DREAM 18 New Year’s Eve MMA Event | MMA NEWS

Women’s superstar Marloes Coenen (20-5) of the Netherlands has been added to the stacked DREAM 18 MMA card at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on New Year’s Eve. The featherweight (145 pounds/66 kilograms) submission specialist faces ‘Ferocious’ Fiona Muxlow (6-1) of Queensland, Australia. Like Coenen, the majority of Muxlow’s wins have been by way...

Dec 26, 2012 11:52 am

Hector Lombard Calls Palhares Broken Foot “Karma” | UFC NEWS

“I didn’t want to say anything but “Toquinho” has been saying he fought with a broken foot and I just wanted to tell him that he broke his foot in the fight, and that doesn’t count. If he went into the fight with a broken foot, that’s another thing, but he went to the fight...

Dec 26, 2012 11:50 am

Condit Bitter Towards MacDonald Over Rematch After Nearly Defeating Welterweight King

  UFC welterweight Carlos Condit has a lot to be proud of this year. After coming off of a 4-0 winning streak in the past three years, Condit won the interim welterweight championship after a hard-fought decision victory against Nick Diaz at UFC 143. This win granted him a highly anticipated title shot against longtime...

Dec 26, 2012 11:35 am

Tune in to BJPenn.Com Radio This Sunday Night at 7pm for a Special Post UFC 155 Edition

    BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC 155 episode. Hosts Mitch Ciccarelli & Bryan Levick will discuss the fights from the night before including the main event featuring Cain Velasquez who will challenge Junior Dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Joining the show will...

Dec 26, 2012 11:31 am

Heavyweight Fighters Predict UFC 155 Main Event | UFC NEWS

One of the most anticipated heavyweight clashes in history takes place this Saturday at the UFC’s year end show in Las Vegas. Several of the sports heavyweight fighters took to various media outlets to discuss their opinion on the match up and MMAMania.com compiled the following: Matt Mitrione – Cain “I think Cain will win...

Dec 26, 2012 11:24 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 155 (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

In anticipation of this Saturday’s UFC 155 PPV event, the UFC offices have put together “Countdown to UFC 155”. Heavyweight powerhouses Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez renew their rivalry at the last event of the year, while Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller, two of the most exciting fighters in the lightweight division, plan to...

Dec 26, 2012 9:02 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC 155 Edition

  Christmas has passed and before the new year is upon us the UFC presents their annual year end card. For the second year in a row the main event will feature the heavyweights. Last year Alistair Overeem made his organizational debut and sent Brock Lesnar into retirement. This year we will be treated to...

Dec 25, 2012 7:09 am

Happy Holidays From BJPENN.COM

The entire staff at BJPENN.COM would like to wish all of our readers and members a happy holiday season this year and thank you for all your support and love! Have a merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! – Team Penn

Dec 24, 2012 12:16 pm

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 155 Blog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

Dana”s First Vlog for UFC 155 introduces Nick “the tooth” a long time friend of Danas. Back at UFC on Fox 5, Nick had a few (too many) drinks one night and talked himself into a grappling match with Joe Lauzon. See what happens.