Archive: mma

Apr 26, 2014 8:10 pm

UFC 172 Results: Rockhold Easily Submits Boetsch with Kimura in First Round

Luke Rockhold was a -900 favorite for a reason, and he proved the bookies right with his first round win tonight. Tim Boetsch shot for a takedown and Luke Rockhold stuffed it. As Boetsch was working for a single from his knees, he got locked up in a reverse triangle lock and Rockhold started working...

Apr 26, 2014 7:36 pm

UFC 172 Results: Holloway Traps Fili in a Guillotine, Gets 3rd Round Win

Andre Fili was first to find a comfortable striking distance and he established his jab early on. The jab kept popping Holloway square on the nose, which caused Holloway’s eyes to water up and it likely impaired his vision. You could see Max wiping his eyes throughout the first round. Fili outstruck Holloway in the...

Apr 26, 2014 6:29 pm

UFC 172 Results: Gomi Brutalizes Vallie-Flagg’s Face, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

In one corner stood Takanori Gomi, the ‘Fireball Kid’ who puts 100% into every single one of his punches. In the other corner, we saw Isaac Vallie-Flagg, an individual who has not suffered a single knockout loss in eleven years. As expected, this fight was scrappy and it went the full fifteen minutes. Gomi’s age...

Apr 26, 2014 5:55 pm

UFC 172 Results: Correia Stays Busy, Beats Duke by way of Decision

Possessing a seven inch reach means nothing if you do not know how to utilize it. Bethe Correia somehow established herself as the aggressor early on by outstriking her lanky opponent. Jessamyn Duke struggled to find a safe distance to strike from that didn’t lead to her getting popped with a jab. For every strike...

Apr 26, 2014 1:07 pm

Arthur Jones: “Jon is different. His mind is on a whole different level.”

The Jones family. What can be said that hasn’t already been pointed out about how freakishly athletic this family is, more specifically the three brothers. Jon (UFC light heavyweight champion), Arthur and Chandler (both NFL players) make up the trio of one of the most successful group of siblings. USA Today for The Des Moines...

Apr 26, 2014 11:07 am

Jon Jones and Rashad Evans Reconcile

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s been almost two years to date since light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans duked it out in the cage, and according to the two former teammates, it seems the two have reconciled their differences. For those that are unfamiliar with the situation, Jones and Evans...

Apr 26, 2014 10:42 am

Sonnen On Why He Wants To Fight Rich Franklin

“Here the bottom line: Rich Franklin has one fight left. I would’ve been world champion. Way back when Rich held that belt, I would’ve whipped his ass back then. I would’ve been the world champion but I couldn’t get my opportunity, and I’m still mad about it. I would’ve been the PRIDE champion but I...

Apr 26, 2014 10:35 am

TRT Free Belfort Wants To Replace Machida In Weidman Title Fight

Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort was originally scheduled to face off with Chris Weidman in May. That was before the TRT ban happened. He was later forced to give up his slot, to Lyoto Machida, because the timing wasn’t right for him to cycle off his testosterone treatment. However, now he’s clean. And he wants he...

Apr 26, 2014 10:28 am

Barao Backpedals On Salary Talk Following White’s Reaction

“After reading news of my quotes in media, I would like to say that I have never said that I was saving the UFC in this card in the sense that was published and much less that I would think that the UFC is in debt with me. This is my job. I haven’t spoke...

Apr 26, 2014 10:09 am

Sonnen Talks TUF Brawl And How Being A Victim Messes With His Bad Guy Image

“I’m on top of Wanderlei Silva without a mouthpiece, I could’ve bit him, but I didn’t,” said Sonnen. “He’s got no gloves on. He could have eye gouged me, but he didn’t. There’s rules, even in a street fight with me and Wanderlei who hate each other. There was a weight stack right next to...

Apr 26, 2014 10:04 am

‘Big Nog’ Headed For ACL Surgery, Eyes MMA Return

Coming off his most recent loss to Roy Nelson (Replay), many, including UFC President Dana White, wanted to see ‘Big Nog’ retire as a fighter. However, in a recent statement to MMAFighting, retirement is not on his mind. Check it: “I’m going to need surgery. I had the same surgery on the left knee three years...

Apr 26, 2014 9:50 am

Sonnen “Positive”, Not “Panicked” Over TRT Ban

“I do feel a little bit different but I feel very encouraged with the new path we’re taking. I’m feeling more positive than panicked. At first, I felt panic. My panic is going away, and I’m seeing some optimism, but I’m not through it yet.” “To be candid with you, if I find something and...

Apr 25, 2014 9:05 pm

PHOTO | UFC 174 Poster Released

UFC officials have released the officials ‘UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov’ poster for the upcoming pay-per-view event set for June 14.

Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm

Brendan Schaub vs. Andrei Arlovski Is Official For UFC 174

  Yesterday, UFC president Dana White welcomed former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski back to the octagon via twitter. The promotion wasted no time in finding “The Pitbull” a fight. The UFC announced today that Arlovski would be welcomed back into the octagon by Brendan Schaub. .@BrendanSchaub vs @AndreiArlovski added to #UFC174! Get tix NOW...

Apr 25, 2014 1:31 pm

‘UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira’ Weigh-In Results

Today from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, the ‘UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira’ weigh-ins took place. If you missed BJPENN.COM’S live broadcast of the event, here are the results in full: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205) – for light heavyweight title Phil Davis (205.5) vs....

Apr 25, 2014 11:38 am

After Failing Drug Test, Mederios Stays Pot Free Ahead Of Jim Miller Bout

Cannabis in MMA is a widely spread and often tolerated narcotic. It’s illegal in the United States to use and/or possess the substance, but in some outlining States they tolerate marijuana for recreational and/or medical use. For most athletes, staying clean and all-natural in your diet is crucial to being able to deliver a peak...

Apr 25, 2014 11:19 am

Jake Shields: ‘UFC Release Not A Big Deal’

Following his recent and surprising UFC release, Top 10 welterweight, Jake Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. In a recent interview with sherdog.com, Jake confirmed his intentions to stay at welterweight and thinks a title shot should be in his near future. “I was a little bit annoyed and a little...