Archive: mma

Mar 19, 2014 7:54 pm

Hendricks: ‘Robbie Tougher Fight Than GSP’

During an appearance on UFC Tonight, newly minted champion Johny Hendricks, took some time out to discuss some items coming out of last weekend’s pay-per-view headliner. Check it: Johny Hendricks on who was a tougher fight, Lawler or GSP: “As of right now, Robbie. He has power. You can’t take it lightly. Every punch could...

Mar 19, 2014 7:36 pm

Hardy: ‘I definitely plan on getting back in there’

“I definitely plan on getting back in there. It’s just the process of getting cleared and being able to now. It’s kind of frustrating, but not be honest, this commentating job came at the right time it’s given me a new challenge to focus on. And I’m able to stay very close to the sport,...

Mar 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Bellator 115: Kongo vs. Minakov Card Finalized With 10 Bouts

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The night will also feature the Bellator Middleweight and Welterweight Semifinals,...

Mar 19, 2014 6:54 pm

Newly Signed UFC Fighter Retires Prior To Debut

32 year-old Canadian light-heavyweight, Steve Bosse, recently got the call all fighters dream of. An offer to fight for the UFC. With his debut set opposite Ryan Jimmo, Bosse, was poised to make a splash inside the Octagon and try to improve upon his, already impressive, 10-1 pro-record. An unfortunate shoulder injury forced his cancellation...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 19, 2014 9:20 am

With New Motivation, Shogun Wants K.O. Over Hendo This Weekend

“I have always been with great coaches, but I lacked motivation. With the training here in São Paulo my motivation raised again because I’m just another fighter. In Curitiba, the coaches were hired by me and they were focusing only on me. Now, here in São Paulo, I have good athletes that help me like...

Mar 19, 2014 8:29 am

Barboza On His Love For America Food

“You get perfect Brazilian food. I eat, my whole life, in Brazil, you know? But, that food, I love American food, man. My favorite is American breakfast. Like bacon, pancakes, eggs. In Brazil, breakfast like a bread, coffee, fruit, that’s it. But here… First time, that’s funny. My first day in America. My friend get...

Mar 19, 2014 8:22 am

Woodley Thinks The UFC Wants Rory MacDonald To Replace The GSP Void

“I think that anybody is in some form of media and spectators, the good stories always make the front page. What people fail to realize is that it was seven minutes into the fight, I was winning the fight, I won the first round, I won the first two minutes of the second round, and...

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...

Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FS1 Blog, Part 1

Dana’s UFC on FS1 vlog is a look behind the scenes at UFC 169 and UFC 170 getting ready for UFC on FS1 Shogun vs Henderson 2. Live and FREE this SUNDAY on Fox sports 1! 7pm/4pm ETPT

Mar 19, 2014 7:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Hendo vs. Shogun First Fight (Full Replay)

Former Strikeforce and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson returned to the UFC for a five round epic against former UFC light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Relive the incredible first battle before the rematch at Fight Night Natal.

Mar 19, 2014 6:12 am

Tryouts for the first all-women TUF series to be held April 28

  In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Daniel Sarafian Moves To Welterweight – Meets Kiichi Kunimoto At UFC 174

Former “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finalist Daniel Sarafian is going to try his luck at welterweight. Sarafian will be making the cut from middleweight (185) to welterweight (170) in preparation for a bout with Japanese mainstay Kiichi Kunimoto, at UFC 174 this June. The show will emanate out of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Sarafian looked like a strong...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...

Mar 18, 2014 11:47 am

PHOTO GALLERY | The Evolution of UFC Posters 1993 – 2013 (Full Catalogue)

We’ve seen a lot of evolution in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts over the years, especially in The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since UFC 1, the UFC has been captivating fight fans and getting martial arts obsessed athletes to take up multiple disciplines. They’ve changed the way fighting takes place on a global level. Something...

Mar 18, 2014 11:03 am

Big Changes To BJPENN.COM Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis March has been a busy month for the UFC, with 3 events in 3 weeks, and another this Sunday, several changes were made to our rankings, mostly in the welterweight division. Below are the changes that have been made, and as always, head on over to the rankings section of our...

Mar 18, 2014 10:59 am

VIDEO | EA UFC Gameplay Trailer

The people over at EA Sports have released a gameplay trailer for the upcoming EA UFC video game due this Spring.

Mar 18, 2014 10:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dan Henderson’s Infamous H-Bomb K.O. Over Bisping

While we wait for Dan Henderson to return to action this weekend in Brazil, let’s relive one of his career defining moments. Michael Bisping had won three straight bouts before running into Dan Henderson. Specifically, the overhand right of Henderson. The UFC veteran “Hendo” stopped Bisping in his tracks and handed the Brit just his...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...

Mar 18, 2014 10:15 am

POLL RESULTS: Is The UFC’s Fight Pass A Hit Or Miss?

In our most recent MMA poll here at BJPENN.COM we asked our fans to vote on the success of the UFC’s on-line broadcasting service, UFC Fight Pass. Several original programs are scheduled for the new platform, and with a $9.99 price tag, there’s a mix of opinions out there. We ran this poll from the...

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...

Mar 18, 2014 8:57 am

QUICK TWITT | Hector Lombard: “I deserve a title shot”

With an overall UFC record of 3-2 and just two-fights into his stint as a welterweight, ATT’s Hector Lombard, is calling for a title shot against the newly minted champion, Johny Hendricks. The Judo based fighter is definitely deserving of being in the discussion for a crack at Johny, but so are the likes of...

Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Hendo To Reevaluate Career With TRT Ban Now In Place

In all of Mixed Martial Arts, Dan Henderson, is the last fighter who will likely ever receive a Therapeutic Use Exepmtion for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. At least in Brazil. The former Strikeforce and PRIDE FC champion, has been using the controversial therapy for years and as a result has been able to prolong his career...

Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...