Archive: mma

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...


Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...

Feb 5, 2014 6:38 am

Jones Talks Rival Daniel Cormier: ‘I really don’t like him too much’

“It’s kind of a no-brainer. Anybody who pays attention to the sport knows who’s coming, you know who’s deserving. You’ve got to give Alexander Gustafsson the No. 1 contender spot behind Glover Teixeira. Then with the way Daniel Cormier has been performing, he’s top three at the heavyweight division. Lets see how he competes at...

Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva ‘just stays away’ From MMA

“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember...

Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Rich Franklin Not A Fan Of Watching UFC Fights

“It’s different for me. Like I don’t sit down on a Saturday night and watch the fights like a casual fan. I’m analyzing fighters. The worst part about watching fights for me, it puts me in the mental mindset as if I’m there fighting. I’ve really gotten to the point where I don’t necessarily enjoy...

Feb 5, 2014 6:12 am

Ludwig Thinks Faber Should Get Immediate Rematch With Barao

“He didn’t really lose this time, though, it was a bad stoppage. If he went out there and got dominated and got his ass beat or got submitted or got stopped, like knocked out cold or the referee didn’t pull him away when he should have stopped the fight, then you’d have a valid point,...

Feb 4, 2014 8:20 pm

PHOTO | Hendo and Shogun Staredown in Brazil

As part of a promotional tour for their upcoming fight, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took some pictures on a beach in Natal, Brazil. The two will throw down again during the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place on March 23rd, in the aforementioned Natal. The card also features notable...

Feb 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9 on March 29

The World Series of Fighting returns home to the fight capital of the world for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles...

Feb 4, 2014 7:27 pm

Guess Who? Popular UFC Slugger Hanging With Leonardo DiCaprio!!

Who doesn’t like Leonardo DiCaprio? And if for someone reason you do not like Leo, why would you click on this? The beloved, acting mega-star, is rarely seen off-screen. Known to live a very private life, away from the media and papz, DiCaprio is great at dodging the camera’s. However, last weekend Mark Hunt nabbed...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Report: Junior Dos Santos Leaving Nogueira Brothers for Nova Uniao?

Reports out of Brazil suggest the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world is distancing himself from the Nogueira brothers.  Dos Santos has trained under the two brothers for years, but now their relationship seems to be strained.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter According to reports from Globo in Brazil, Junior dos Santos is...

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Jon Jones and Bernard Hopkins Staredown

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins take time to pose for pictures at a fundraiser for research on brain trauma in combat sports on Capitol Hill today. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter There was a classic Hopkins-Jones staredown today on Capitol Hill. But it wasn’t Bernard Hopkin’s two-time...

Feb 4, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Fight Night 38: Nine Fights Confirmed

Nine fights have been confirmed for UFC Fight Night 38.  The March 23 card will headline the rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.     By Christopher Murphy | Twitter UFC officials Monday confirmed nine bouts for the UFC Fight Night 38 card, which will take place on March 23 at the Ginasio...

Feb 4, 2014 11:56 am

Joe Lauzon On Fighter Pay, Nate Diaz, And Cake

  Joe Lauzon has been doing AMAs (Ask Me Anything) for almost 5 years now, which has provided some fairly interesting questions and candid answers from the UFC lightweight. Lauzon took part in his most recent AMA on Monday morning, and had some things to say about the topics of fighter pay, Nate Diaz, and some insight into...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pena’s Coach Defends His Team, Insists No Assault Took Place On TUF Winner

The big topic last week was the horrible and tragic injury of TUF winner Julianna Pena. Pena suffered a severe knee injury that will likely keep her on the shelf for the better part of two-full-years. UFC President Dana White told us that he believes it was a disgusting act of assault by a male...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pat Barry Inks Deal With Glory Kickboxing

Just a couple of days removed from his UFC leave, Pat Barry announced today that he has inked a deal with the Glory kickboxing promotion. During his time with the UFC Barry went 5-7 and after dropping two straight, he told the world that he’s just tired of wrestling guys and wants to get back...