Archive: mma

Nov 7, 2013 8:49 am

UFC Boss Explains Why Cain Velasquez is Not in Running for EA Sports Cover

Being UFC heavyweight champion comes with certain accolades.  Among those are the title of ‘baddest man on the planet,’ a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and of course, being on the cover of video games.  Unless you’re Cain Velasquez, who, according to UFC President Dana White, has opted out of the latter honor by choosing not to...

Nov 7, 2013 8:44 am

Dana White Says Tim Kennedy Will ‘Fight a Big Name Next’

“Tonight was a big win,” UFC President Dana White said of Tim Kennedy’s (pictured) KO victory over Rafael Natal Wednesday night at the third UFC Fight for the Troops.  “So, yeah, his next fight will be a very important fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy has earned himself a fight...

Nov 7, 2013 8:33 am

Velasquez Injured, Will Not Fight Werdum at UFC 172 in Mexico

Despite earlier reports that the UFC would be heading to Mexico in April, 2014 with a card featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (above, left) facing Fabricio Werdum, both UFC President Dana White and the camp of Cain Velasquez have confirmed that fight will be delayed due to a Velasquez injury.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...


Nov 7, 2013 8:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Krause Disputes Stoppage, Says Kick Was Low

UFC lightweight, James Krause, was the recipient of two low blows and one questionably low blow last night during the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 card when he faced Bobby Green. The bout didn’t make it out of the first round and to the surprise of many, a third low blow, deemed not low...

Nov 7, 2013 8:00 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Believes’ She Can Beat Cain Velasquez

A very confident female bantamweight champion, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey, is about as outspoken as they come. Which is why it should come as no surprise to anyone that the UFC’s leading lady came out publicly to the Latin media and said that she believes she has a shot at taking out Cain Velasquez, the UFC’s...

Nov 7, 2013 7:44 am

.GIF | Bobby Green’s Controversial Fight Ending Gut (Or Nut?) Shot

During last night’s UFC main card, lightweights Bobby Green and James Krause engaged in a battle that was stopped short after three questionable low blows delivered by the kicks of Green. After the first two illegal groin shots, referee John McCarthy deducted a point, without warning, from Green. Upon a third low blow, McCarthy stopped...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Nov 6, 2013 7:08 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Kennedy Rocks Natal In The First, Wins By TKO

Tim Kennedy walked into the octagon with the support of the troops and was fired up before the bell even started. Though he was so excited for the fight to start, his striking was very cautious and it hindered him early on. It took everyone by surprise that Rafael Natal was getting the upperhand by...

Nov 6, 2013 5:53 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Romero Knocks Markes Out In The 3rd Round

Yoel Romero showed great versatility and knockout power in his performance tonight. To quote Joe Rogan, “That man’s something.” Romero has about as odd of a striking game as you’ll see while watching the UFC. In the first round, he threw oblique kicks and body shots to soften up his opponent. Almost nobody expected Markes...

Nov 6, 2013 5:09 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Results: Khabilov Defeats Masvidal By Way Of Decision

Khabilov opened up the first round with a thunderous overhand right that let Masvidal know he was not to be underestimated. Jorge Masvidal let it be known that although he got cracked with a decent shot, it did not phase him and he continued to press forward. The two exchanged some decent shots throughout the...

Nov 6, 2013 10:04 am

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

Today the UFC is giving back to the United States Armed service men and women with ‘UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal.’ Straight from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Middleweight fighter and U.S. Military combat veteran Tim Kennedy will face off with Brazilian import Rafael Natal in the main...

Nov 6, 2013 9:42 am

‘UFC Fight Night 31’ Live Preliminary Card Results

Today’s Fight For The Troops 3 event goes down from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell starting at 12:15 p.m. PT, 3:15 p.m. ET. For preliminary card action, you can tune in right here for our live up-to-the-minute results: (note: Looking for main card results? Click here for our live play-by-play and results thread) Preliminary Card: (FOX Sports...

Nov 6, 2013 9:17 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC Post-Fight Press Conference Live (10:15pm)

UFC action returns tonight from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell, for ‘UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal.’ Immediately following tonight’s live event, you can come back here to this very thread to catch BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the media-only post-fight press conference.

Nov 6, 2013 9:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | Woodley: Koscheck has done what he’s going to do in this sport

The UFC’s “20 Days to UFC 167” promotional tour that is recognizing its 20th anniversary and upcoming card landed in St. Louis on Tuesday. The organization spent the bulk of its time following up-and-coming welterweight Tyron Woodley around the Gateway City. Woodley made promotional stops at Rams’ Park to meet with several members of the...

Nov 6, 2013 9:16 am

Watch 4 UFC Prelim Fights Live & Free Right Here on BJPENN.COM

Live and Free on BJPENN.COM starting at 12:15 p.m. PT will be the first four bouts from today’s UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 – Kennedy vs. Natal’ event. Come back here and tune in at 12:15 p.m. PT / 3:15 p.m. ET and hit play in the video player above to...

Nov 6, 2013 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Almeida On Latest BJJ Competition, Coaching TUF & More

Former UFC fighter, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), found some free time to visit with the guys of BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio recently, giving some insight on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his recent competition in the World No Gi Championship. Walking off the mat in order to complete the interview, Ricardo spoke on...

Nov 6, 2013 8:43 am

UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine Official with Several Bouts

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship will open up the new year in Singapore, as it announces its UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine on January 4, 2014.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC will debut in Singapore in 2014 with UFC Fight Night Singapore: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine on January 4. The...

Nov 6, 2013 8:39 am

Keith Kizer Explains Why Throwing In The Towel Is a Foul for NSAC

“It’s still something that we want to have as a foul,” Nevada State Athletic Commission Athletic Director, Keith Kizer, explained about throwing in the towel, “because it could be a situation where somebody does it in such a way that distracts the fighters, a fighter could get hurt.  One fighter sees the towel go in,...