Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 12, 2014 6:35 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Penne Grapples Her Way to Victory Against Markos

Jessica Penne and Randa Markos showed the world why they made it to the semi-finals of the twentieth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Penne earned a split decision victory in a great, technical bout. Penne was aggressive while on top, constantly working to transition to better positions. She often transitioned with ease and gained full...

Dec 12, 2014 5:59 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Herrig Picks Up Win After Submitting Ellis in Round 2

Felice Herrig picked up yet another victory by way of armbar! Ellis locked in a standing high-elbow guillotine in the opening seconds of the fight and it looked like Herrig was going to be forced to submit! Herrig showed great resilience, however, and explored her options on how to escape. Ellis realized she was not...

Dec 12, 2014 5:43 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Clark Upsets Rawlings, Earns Decision Victory

Heather Jo Clark left it all in the octagon tonight as he put on a winning performance on the co main-event of the FS1 preliminary bouts. Bec Rawlings turned it up in the last round, but it was too little, too late for her to pull off the win. Clark did a fantastic job at...

Dec 12, 2014 5:01 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Calderwood Earns Decision Win Over Ham

Both Calderwood and Ham saw their fair share of offense in this fight. Calderwood saw the bulk of her success when she either struck from a far distance or when there was no distance at all inside the clinch. Ham, as expected, found success early on when she had room to swing her fists. Calderwood...


Dec 12, 2014 4:27 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Torres Dominates Magana for 15 Minutes

Angela Magana has made a habit of making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Magana spent the entire fight backpedaling and Torres put on one of the best performances of her short career. Torres remains undefeated with five wins now on her record. Tonight was her first octagon victory. Torres dominated from horn-to-horn and did...

Dec 12, 2014 3:49 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Daly Traps Chambers in Armbar, Gets 1st Round Win

Aisling Daly dominated for four minutes, then saw a window of opportunity to stop the fight in the first round and jumped on it. Daly hit the trip takedown and dragged Chambers down to the ground. Daly was able to transition to full mount immediately. Chambers was doing her best to protect her face as...

Dec 12, 2014 3:32 pm

TUF 20 Finale Results: Hill Bloodies Kagan, Picks Up First UFC Win

Angela Hill battered and bloodied Emily Kagan en route to her first octagon victory. Angela Hill was able to keep the fight where she wanted it. When Kagan wanted to escape the clinch and find some distance, Hill kept her close and pinned her to the cage, assuring herself that Kagan had nowhere to go....

Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

John Moraga Talks About Staying Ready And Fighting In His Hometown-Exclusive

UFC flyweight John Moraga, who fights Saturday at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, Arizona, was a guest on the most recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. Moraga spoke about staying in the gym, fighting in his hometown and plenty of other great topics. Check out a few of the highlights below and make sure you...

Dec 11, 2014 10:16 am

UK Fighter having pioneering donor leg operation following motorcycle crash

Former pro English mixed martial arts fighter Stu Jotham lost most of his leg in a 2011 motorcycle accident. Jotham is now set for what is reported to be the third ever donor leg operation. Three years of waiting after a road crash which nearly killed him, Stu Jotham is looking forward to pioneering surgery...

Dec 6, 2014 11:18 pm

Urijah Faber on CM Punk: I’m a Big Fan!

Phil Brooks, formerly known as CM Punk in the WWE, has signed a contract for the UFC! He will be fighting in the octagon, but details on his debut have yet to be revealed. Urijah Faber was asked if he was bitter about someone like CM Punk getting with the UFC, Faber spoke his mind...

Dec 6, 2014 11:08 pm

Anthony Pettis: I’m Injury Free, Give Me Khabib!

Anthony Pettis spent a long time away from the octagon and he wants to get right back in there after his victory over Gilbert Melendez tonight at UFC 181. At the post fight press conference, Pettis was asked if he was willing to fight #2 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. His response was quick and positive...

Dec 6, 2014 11:03 pm

Faber discusses eye poke

Urijah Faber has never been known to be a dirty fighter and tonight’s bout does not make him one. However, it is unfortunate that an eye poke from Faber favored him to the point where he used it to set up and trap Francisco Rivera in a rear naked choke. During the post fight press...

Dec 6, 2014 10:57 pm

Hendricks: I Didn’t Fight, Look at Rounds 4 & 5

Johny Hendricks lost his UFC Welterweight Championship to Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 and he confessed one of his downfalls during the post fight press conference. “I didn’t fight! Look at rounds four and five.” Hendricks is referencing the fact that he tried to wrestle his way to a victory in the last two rounds...

Dec 6, 2014 9:37 pm

UFC 181 Results: New Champion! Lawler Dethrones Hendricks with Decision Win!

We have a new UFC Welterweight Champion and his name is Robbie Lawler! Hendricks spent the majority of the first and second rounds working the body and legs of Lawler. Lawler shrugged off four of Hendricks’ takedown attempts before getting taken down, but the damage was already done to his gas tank. By the time...

Dec 6, 2014 8:44 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pettis Retains Belt! Submits Melendez in Round 2

Gilbert Melendez did a fantastic job at closing the distance in the first round, not allowing Pettis to throw any of his unorthodox strikes. Pettis’ offense was limited in the first five minutes and Melendez implemented his gameplan wonderfully. He took Pettis down twice and dug into his body with brutal body shots. As the...

Dec 6, 2014 8:16 pm

UFC 181 Results: Browne Flattens and TKOs Schaub in First Round

Another knockout! The majority of the fight saw Brendan Schaub and Travis Browne fight for positioning. Browne clearly wanted to keep the fight standing which is geared toward his knockout power whereas Schaub wanted to tie things up and drain the gas tank of his opponent. Schaub was having issues getting inside a comfortable striking...

Dec 6, 2014 7:47 pm

UFC 181 Results Duffee KOs Hamilton in 33 Seconds

Todd Duffee and his right hand are back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The fight quickly turned into a scuffle and Duffee came out on top. Duffee landed a right cross right on the temple of Hamilton and he was sent falling to the mat. After Hamilton faceplanted, Duffee got an extra two or three...

Dec 6, 2014 7:30 pm

UFC 181 Results: Ferguson Chokes Trujillo into Submission

Trujillo dropped Ferguson with a hook and sent him to the canvas. Trujillo scored a big opening round as he dropped Ferguson in the opening minute of the fight. Ferguson recovered quickly and was able to get his wits back, but it was Trujillo’s striking that would shine for the remainder of the round. He...

Dec 6, 2014 6:47 pm

UFC 181 Results: Eye Poke Aids Faber In Submission Win Over Rivera

Well, that was unfortunate. Francisco Rivera did an amazing job at standing his ground and not giving Urijah Faber much to work with. Faber’s head and foot movement keeps his opponents backing up and guessing when Faber is going to shoot, but Rivera did not fall for it today and actually got the best of...

Dec 6, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 181 Results: Samman Brutally KOs Gordan with Head Kick

Josh Samman told his coaches he was going to knock Eddie Gordan out with a head kick, and he was right! Eddie Gordan was on his way to racking up a decision victory by wrestling his way to the end of the fight, but his refusal to advance positioning forced the referee to stand them...

Dec 6, 2014 5:55 pm

UFC 181 Results: Anderson Picks Up Decision Win Over Jones

For those of you hoping this was an Anderson Silva and Jon Jones post, stick around anyway. This bout between Justin Jones and Corey Anderson was still extremely entertaining. These two athletes refused to take the fight to the ground and threw bombs in the first ten seconds! Corey “Beastin’ 25/8” Anderson and Justin “Lazy...

Dec 6, 2014 5:22 pm

UFC 181 Results: Pennington Puts Smith to Sleep with a Bulldog Choke

Raquel Pennington pulls off the last-second win! The majority of the first round took place in the clinch and both women were cut open by sharp strikes. As scrappy as the fight was at the start, it got even more interesting in the last second of the round. Pennington was able to grab hold of...

Dec 6, 2014 4:58 pm

UFC 181 Results: Little Pettis Batters Hobar, Earns Decision Win

Unlike his big brother, Sergio Pettis has been appearing in the octagon regularly since his UFC debut in November 2013. He has shown improvement every time he stepped in the octagon and it was no different with his performance tonight against Matt Hobar. Pettis was dropped in the opening seconds of the fight and spent...

Dec 6, 2014 4:31 pm

UFC 181 Results: Collard Beats White in Opening Bout

UFC 181 in underway! The opening round was back and forth and could have gone either way. Both men opened up with unorthodox striking and had hard shots land, but it was Collard who looked more technical. He was able to dictate where the fight went and his level changing was effective. White benefited from...

Dec 5, 2014 9:25 pm

Invicta FC 10 Results: Brazil Has A New Champ! Tiburcio Dethrones Waterson

Hercia Tiburcio dethroned the queen. Critics claimed Tiburcio was just another punching/kicking bag for Waterson to beat up, but she proved the naysayers wrong when she dominated Waterson for three rounds straight. She did an amazing job dictating where the fight went, making Waterson fight HER fight. Tiburcio obviously wanted nothing to do with Waterson...

Dec 5, 2014 8:49 pm

Invicta FC 10 Results: Evinger Dominates Dandois, Makes Her Tap in Round 2

Tonya Evinger is a monster. Cindy Dandois had no chance in defeating Evinger tonight as she was dominated and controlled from the get-go. Dandois, usually the aggressor when it comes to takedowns, was taken down early on and was in danger of being submitted right away. Evinger smothered her and when she was not working...

Dec 5, 2014 8:27 pm

Invicta FC 10 Results: Modafferi Rallies In 3rd Round, Gets Decision Win Over Lee

This fight was as close as it could get! Lee had the advantage with striking in the first round when she clobbered Modafferi with a straight kick to the face, but Modafferi was the better striker in the second. When the fight went to the canvas, both ladies made excellent moves in the grappling department....

Dec 5, 2014 8:02 pm

Invicta FC 10 Results: Bennett Beats Maia, Remains Undefeated

DeAnna Bennett and Jennifer Maia brought the crowd to their feet with their fifteen minute fight of the night performance. Even though it was a one-sided affair in favor of Bennett, Maia brought the fight and did not back down for one moment. Maia may have taken the center of the cage for the majority...