Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 22, 2014 5:48 pm

UFC FN 57 Results: Vick Gets Decision Win Over Hein

James Vick fought a tall man’s fight in the second and third rounds and it won him the fight. Nick Hein had a couple chances in the first round to finish the fight, but he could not execute. Vick chose to stand in front of Hein in the opening round to bang it out, and...

Nov 22, 2014 5:25 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Legends Sakuraba and Gracie Grapple to a Draw

The first time Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie squared off, strikes were allowed and it was in the PRIDE ring. PRIDE may be gone, but both men displayed fighting spirit when they headlined tonight’s Metamoris card on pay-per-view. In a grappling only contest with a twenty minute time limit, neither man would walk off the...

Nov 22, 2014 5:14 pm

UFC FN 57 Results: Arreola Submits Edwards in 1st Round with Armbar!

Akbarh Arreola redeemed himself after losing his UFC debut in July by submitting Yves Edwards in just one round. Arreola set the hold up with a beautiful combination which caught Edwards completely off-guard. Arreola lunged towards Edwards and landed a right cross that sent Edwards tumbling to the mat in slow-motion. The fact that he...

Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: MacDonald and Torres Go Full 20 Minutes

Social media and mixed martial arts fans around the world blew up when it was announced that UFC star Rory MacDonald would be featured on tonight’s Metamoris card. His opponent, Jonathan Torres, is known for his accomplishments as a gi-grappler. However, he recently has been on a tear in no-gi competition most recently winning the...

Nov 22, 2014 4:55 pm

UFC FN 57 Results: VanZant Defeats Curran in FOTN Contest

Paige VanZant went through hell to make it to the octagon and she made it all worth it with a victory over Kailin Curran. Curran showed great resiliency in all three rounds of action and their clash of styles led to what should be a Fight of the Night contender. VanZant was accepted as a...

Nov 22, 2014 4:21 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Shields and Satoshi Battle to a Draw in Secret Bout

This bout between Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi was not advertised for the card as it was kept a surprise for those who purchased the PPV feed or tickets to the event. The interesting part about this match is that Shields and Satoshi knew that they were fighting on “Metamoris 5”, but they would not...

Nov 22, 2014 4:15 pm

UFC FN 57 Results: Choi TKOs Puig in Just 18 Seconds!

There’s no better way to kick off a UFC event than with a technical knockout! Choi and Puig met in the middle of the octagon ready to bang for this featherweight contest. Puig tried to control where the fight was going by claiming the middle of the octagon. Choi feigned a left hand and caught...

Nov 22, 2014 3:35 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Simoes and Cornelius Grapple to a Draw

Keenan Cornelius and Yuri Simoes put on a fantastic performance on the Metamoris mat in the third grappling match of the evening. Both Cornelius and Simoes played out fantastic strategies, but it was Cornelius who fired off the most submission attempts. Even though Cornelius possessed more attempts, it was Simoes who came the closest to...

Nov 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Magalhaes Controls Diniz In a Draw

Switching gears from the previous bout, Magalhaes and Diniz had a slower paced fight with a long feeling out process. Neither man was in an offensive position until Magalhaes pulled guard ten minutes in. Before Magalhaes pulled guard, he was purely playing the defensive game while Diniz tried to get into a position where he...

Nov 22, 2014 2:27 pm

Metamoris 5 Results: Tonon Submits Maxwell with a Brutal Heel Hook

Zak Maxwell and Garry Tonon kicked off the event with a fast paced match. Both Maxwell and Tonon went for submissions right away, but it seemed like Tonon got the best of Maxwell when it came to positioning and attempting submissions. Maxwell escaped a handful of submissions including a wrist-lock kimura and a few heel...

Nov 22, 2014 12:53 pm

“UFC FN 57: Edgar vs. Swanson” Live Results

Welcome to Texas, ya’ll! UFC Fight Night 57 is airing live from Austin, Texas and the event will kick off with Fight Pass preliminary bouts at 7:00 PM ET. Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson will duke it out in the main event on Fox Sports 1! Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for live results of this...

Nov 22, 2014 12:34 pm

“Metamoris 5: Sakuraba vs. Gracie” Live Results

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s premier promotion, Metamoris, kicks off their fifth event from California at 5:00 PM EST! California’s Long Beach Convention Center will play host to today’s event that features six grappling matches. UFC’s Rory MacDonald will be battling Jonathan Torres in the co-main event. The headliner is a match that has been fourteen years...

Nov 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Weidman: ‘I’m not letting a Juicehead take my belt’

“He’s trying to take my belt. He’s been caught cheating and I’m not going to let a cheating juicehead take my belt.” “I expect an even better Vitor Belfort. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise he’s off this stuff. Maybe he doesn’t have to worry about getting tired. I’m preparing for a Vitor we haven’t...

Nov 18, 2014 11:43 am

‘Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Broadcast Breaks Records

Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15 with record ratings for the emerging MMA franchise under new president Scott Coker. The Bellator 131 main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (11:50pm-12:16am) drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest­rated MMA fight on cable in 2014. The Ortiz-Bonnar...

Nov 18, 2014 8:17 am

Rampage admits he should have stayed with UFC ‘devil’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11 MMA, 3-0 BFC) has not been seen in MMA action since scoring a decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to boost Jackson in to a title fight against current Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator chairman Bjorn...

Nov 15, 2014 10:12 pm

UFC 180 Bonus Report: Werdum and Gastelum Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Henry Briones vs. Guido Cannetti It is rare that preliminary fighters take home bonus money, but Cannetti and Briones both deserved it with their performance on UFC Fight Pass. Briones was close to being stopped in the opening round as he took two serious body shots from Cannetti. However, be persevered...