Archive: mma

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 14, 2014 10:39 am

UFC Fight Night 36 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses The Mark

Today from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the UFC Fight Night 36 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. PT) Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186) Francis...

Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Is The Biggest Star The UFC Has Ever Had

Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history. At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar....

Feb 14, 2014 9:19 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 36 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (10 a.m. PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 36 event, going down at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, BJPENN.COM and the UFC bring you this free and live stream of today’s weigh-ins event. Tune in using the player below at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET to catch all the...

Feb 14, 2014 8:55 am

Team Machida Prefers Weidman Title Fight Over Belfort

In a recent interview at Kings MMA, Team Machida discussed the state of the UFC’s middleweight division and what they would like to see in the future for Lyoto. The guys think a Weidman vs. Machida title fight will sell better than a Machida vs. Belfort fight.

Feb 14, 2014 8:29 am

Daniel Cormier: If Jon Jones Moves Up To Heavyweight, He Gets Beat Up By Cain Velasquez

  UFC fans, fighters and pundits alike have long discussed the ever-elusive “Super Fight”. Whether it was GSP vs. Anderson, Fedor vs. Randy, Wanderlei vs. Liddell or any of the other fantasy match ups, people love to debate about who the assumed winners and losers would be of these pound-for-pound battles.   Most recently, a lot of attention...

Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Responds To Dana’s Recent Criticism: ‘I hope the best for Dana’

We recently reported that UFC President Dana White took some cheap shots at Invicta FC champ, Cris Cyborg, today. The brash UFC boss told a room full of reporters at today’s media luncheon that he believes the Brazilian female fighter is on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). ‘Cyborg isn’t clean. She’s not’, said Dana White. ‘Cyborg...

Feb 13, 2014 6:45 pm

UFC’s New Bonus Plan To Support $9.8 Million Bonus Budget For 2014

Change isn’t always good, but the UFC’s recent change to their Fight Night Bonus structure is definitely a step in the right direction. Initially, we had sparse details about the shift in bonus type, but on UFC Tonight they cleared it all up. Check it: The UFC announced that they were changing its bonus structure....

Feb 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Frank Mir Still Wants To Fight, But Only Under The UFC Banner

Coming off of his fourth straight defeat, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, is not ready to hang them up. In fact, the Las Vegas resident, isn’t even looking to downgrade his competition. As reported on last night’s UFC Tonight, Frank Mir’s manager Malki Kawa, told FOX Sports that the only place Mir wants to...

Feb 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Report: Eye’s Cannabis Levels So Low She Could Work For The Feds

That title is accurate folks. UFC bantamweight, Jessica Eye, recently got popped for pot and put on a probationary suspension by the state of Texas. Subsequently, the MMA world turned against her, media and fans alike. (not us though) Now it comes out, thanks to the good guys over at ESPN, that she tested positive...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

McCall Injured, Out Of Pickett Bout

Fight Night 37 just lost a marquee flyweight bout. Ian McCall is injured and will no longer be able to welcome the always tough, Brad Pickett, to the UFC’s 125 pound division. Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8 from London’s, O2 Arena. UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent...

Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Latin Fighters Take Center Stage For The Next International TUF Season

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature...

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...

Feb 13, 2014 12:25 pm

Cormier Gets a Fight, UFC Signs Undefeated Prospect For UFC 170 Bout

We’ve been back and forth on this one a few times since yesterday’s news on Rashad Evan’s fight canceling injury. The UFC originally opted to postpone the light-heavyweight showdown (between Cormier & Evans), but after a public plea from Cormier, UFC officials have signed Patrick Cummins, an undefeated all-american wrestling product out of SoCal’s Reign...