Archive: mma

Oct 9, 2013 7:24 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Results: Shields Grinds Out Split Decision Victory Over Maia

The fight went a full five rounds and was a reminder of how elite Shields’ grappling skills are. Maia secured two takedowns early on in the first round, but nothing came of the advantageous positions. Shields took the top position mid-way through the round and that’s what won him the first. After getting shut down...

Oct 9, 2013 6:09 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Results: Silva Dominates Hamill In Unanimous Decision Victory

Despite missing weight, Thiago Silva still had the crowd in Brazil on his side. Who wasn’t expecting that, though? Both Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill showed fatigue early on in the fight, which slowed the action down after the first round. Silva was looking to take away Hamill’s wrestling advantage by attacking the lead leg,...

Oct 9, 2013 4:54 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Results: Palhares Makes Pierce Submit In Round 1

In a fight that lasted only thirty-one seconds, Palhares secured two leg locks! Pierce was lucky to escape the first, but by the time Palhares locked in the second one he had no choice but to submit immediately. Palhares not only took home another leg home, but likely a Submission of the Night bonus as...

Oct 9, 2013 1:08 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil the UFC hits Fox Sports 1 with ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields.’ Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, BJPENN.COM will be providing live play-by-play results of the event starting with the first fight of the preliminary card through the...

Oct 9, 2013 1:03 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Preliminary Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Tonight from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil the UFC hits Fox Sports 1 with ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields.’ Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET, BJPENN.COM will be providing live play-by-play results of the event starting with the first fight of the preliminary card through the...

Oct 9, 2013 11:51 am

VIDEO | UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 – Episode 2

Heavyweight king Cain Velasquez defends his crown against the only man to ever defeat him, former champion Junior Dos Santos. Continue your an all-access look at these two UFC superstars as they prepare to culminate their historic trilogy. You can watch part 1 HERE!

Oct 9, 2013 11:42 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve’s Heart Condition Improving, Now Cleared To Train

Late August, it was revealed that UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, was diagnosed with a severe heart condition that could easily derail his career as a professional athlete. Shortly after the same revelation, Struve himself came out and said he would fight as long and as hard as he needed in order to make a...

Oct 9, 2013 11:21 am

Feeling the Effects of Missing Weight

Thiago Silva failed to make-weight yesterday’s UFC Fight Night 29 weigh-ins and on the surface it may seem like a small misstep, but it can have lasting consequences and effects on a fighter’s career. Obviously the most significant setback from missing weight is the loss of money. You tend to lose part of what you...

Oct 9, 2013 11:15 am

Caceres vs. Gagnon Added To UFC Fight Night 33

UFC officials have booked an exciting bantamweight bout in the form of Alex Caceres vs. Mitch Gagnon. The two will face off in December during the UFC’s return trip to Australia. UFC officials announced the bout this morning. UFC Fight Night 33 is set to go down on Dec. 7 from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre,...

Oct 9, 2013 10:47 am

Florian Wants Peer Reviews / Training For Judges In MMA

  “Another huge problem with judging is that we haven’t really assigned values to specific techniques that are executed cleanly in the UFC. What value is a takedown versus a clean cross to the jaw? Is a knockdown valued the same as a near submission? Is a person going backward but landing punches not as...

Oct 9, 2013 10:33 am

Aldo Wants Pettis At Lightweight

“Many people talked about moving up (to 155 pounds), and I’ve asked for that. But Andre (Pederneiras, his coach) and Dana (White) said it wasn’t the right moment. Moving up to lightweight is closer and closer. When they think it’s time to move up, I’ll do it no problem.” “I never chose opponents, but I...

Oct 8, 2013 2:24 pm

Silva Fails to Make Weight in Allotted Time, Fined 25%, Loses Bonus Potential

Earlier today UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, missed weight for his UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Matt Hamill.  The UFC announced afterward that Silva will be fined 25% of his purse, and that the fighter will be ineligible for any finish bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When everything was said and...

Oct 8, 2013 12:55 pm

PHOTO’s: Best Staredowns From Today’s Fight Night 29 Weigh-ins

Outside of one missed weight, today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ weigh-ins went off without a hitch. Some of the best staredowns came from the main card fighters and we have captured them right here for anyone who may have missed today’s live streaming event on BJPENN.COM. CHECK IT OUT:

Oct 8, 2013 12:41 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Weigh-in Results: One Fighter Misses Mark

  Today’s UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields weigh-in event has concluded and all but one fighter made their contracted weight limit. The one blemish on today’s ceremony came in the form of Thiago Silva coming in two-pounds over the allowed light-heavyweight allowance at 208lbs. He was given one additional hour to make the...

Oct 8, 2013 11:43 am

Michael Bisping Not A Good Used Car Salesman

“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could...

Oct 8, 2013 11:38 am

THQ Sues EA Sports And ZUFFA Over UFC Game Acquisition

In a report coming out of the UFC’s parent company, ZUFFA LLC and EA Sports are both being sued by the former producer of the UFC Game franchisse, THQ. Check out their report: According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware , Bankrupt video game maker THQ is suing Zuffa...

Oct 8, 2013 11:32 am

Chael Sonnen: How To Be A UFC Star

“You never know. If you were to ask me, ‘Hey Chael, what’s it take to be a star in the UFC?’ I could give you a pretty good guess, but that’s all it would be. I don’t really know. Every year there’s something called a Fighter Summit. And the very first one we went to,...

Oct 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

Oct 8, 2013 11:08 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Knows I will Get The Belt

“People can say that I won the fight or that I didn’t win the fight, that I won the scorecards or anything. It’s all up to the judges. I didn’t do enough to win the fight and that’s enough for me. That’s enough for me, I don’t need to know anymore. It will just make...