Archive: mma

Feb 26, 2014 8:12 am

UFC Announces Multiple Fights for UFC FN 39

While initially fairly quiet on the company’s return to Abu Dhabi, with only a few fights rumored, the UFC today announced a plethora of fights. As previously reported, the card is headlined by Antonio Nogueira vs Roy Nelson, with a co-main event of Clay Guida vs Tatsuya Kawajiri. The full card, according to the press...

Feb 25, 2014 7:16 pm

PHOTO | ‘TUF Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy’ Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have just released the official event poster for the upcoming ‘TUF Nations Finale’ event. The Fight Night Card is set to go down on April 16th from the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Michael Bisping returns against Tim Kennedy in the evening’s five round main event set at middleweight.

Feb 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Season 10 Bellator Middleweight Tournament Set With Marshall, Cramer, Cooper & Grove

Bellator will host its first four-man middleweight tournament beginning March 28th from Utah’s Maverik Center as Brett Cooper will battle Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove in the semifinal round, while Doug “The Rhino” Marshall will clash with American Top Team’s Dan “Cosmo” Cramer April 4th from the Reno Events Center. Both fights will be featured on...

Feb 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants The Welterweight Title

  This past Saturday at UFC 170 UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald looked good in his unanimous decision win over the dangerous Demian Maia. This puts top the welterweight back in the win column after his loss to Robbie Lawler last year. Lawler will fight number one contender Johny Hendricks for the vacant welterweight title at...

Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Monster Energy Becomes Bellator’s Official Energy Drink Partner

Bellator MMA, the world’s largest global tournament based mixed martial arts promotion and Monster Energy, the world’s leading energy drink company, announced today a new multi-year relationship making Monster Energy the “Official Energy Drink Partner” of Bellator. On Friday, February 28th, live on Spike TV, the alliance formally kicks off during Bellator’s Season 10 Premiere...

Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Went Too Far’

“I think he went too far, too long, and mentally, it’s not feasible. You go home, you get ready for the next workout, and then it’s back to the gym the next day. There’s no balance in your life, and it’s going to weigh on you mentally. It’s a never-ending life of discipline and rushing....

Feb 25, 2014 6:48 am

Lyoto Machida On The Time He Was Dana White’s Hitman

Recently UFC President Dana White discussed the time Machida beat Tito Ortiz inside the Octagon. It was during that discussion that White admitted to giving Lyoto a special bonus after the win due to White’s special dislike for Ortiz and his happiness at the defeat. The move made Machida feel like a hit man, at...

Feb 25, 2014 6:13 am

All Fighters Return Clean Drug Tests For UFC Fight Night 36

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (Comissao Athletica Brasileira) announced on Monday that all UFC Fight Night 36 combatants were tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and that all 24 came back clean. UFC Fight Night 36 took place on February 15th, and emanated out of the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, in (obviously) Brazil. Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi headlined the card, which saw Lyoto pick up a decision win over...

Feb 25, 2014 6:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Arianny Celeste Has Something To Say To The Haters

Following yesterday’s statements on Ronda Rousey, UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste received some backlash from the internet. This backlash garnered the following response from the, usually quite, ring-card girl. Here it is: “I have the right to express my opinion about someone, especially after they have publicly attacked and offended me!! First time I talked...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

JDS Hoping For Fourth Fight With Cain

If at first you don’t succeed… I mean, ‘If at first you DO succeed, but suffer miserably second and third… Then try, try again’. Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, recently spoke to Tatame.com about his future goals as a UFC heavyweight. After getting dismantled by Cain Velasquez for the second straight time, JDS...

Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Baroni & Green Nearly Come To Blows At UFC 170, Take The Fight To Twitter Instead

Maybe I should start a weekly BJPENN.COM column and call it ‘Baroni Beef’, because I feel like this sort of thing has happened before. Maybe I’m wrong though? (Insert sarcasm) At any rate, what we have here is an escalated twitter dispute between former UFC fighter, Phil Baroni, and current UFC fighter, Bobby Green. Apparently,...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...

Feb 24, 2014 6:16 am

White on Rousey vs. Cyborg: ‘Maybe We Can Do It’

“If she goes to 135 pounds she will die. A doctor did this, a doctor did that. Who wants to have her fight first at 135? Not me. There’s a lot of things that would have to happen before we (book that fight.) First we’d have to come to a deal, she’d have to fight...

Feb 24, 2014 6:10 am

PHOTO | Popeyes Chicken Gives Cormier His Just Deserts Following UFC 170 Win

Newly turned light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, has never shied away from his love for Popeyes Chicken. His love for that cajun rice almost caused his cancellation of the UFC 170 co-main event, which is why this post seems so sweet for the top ranked D.C. AKA’s Cormier took to twitter following his quick finish of...

Feb 24, 2014 6:05 am

Rousey Wants Zingano Next, Says ‘Cyborg Knows Where’ She’s At’

Who’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey? We have Alexis Davis who is three-wins deep into her UFC career, Cat Zingano who was passed up for a shot when she got injured and Cris Cyborg who recently stated that she was making the trip down to 135-pounds to challenge Ronda for her UFC belt....