Archive: mma

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 1:40 pm

James Krause Replaces Injured Vallie-Flagg; Now Faces Sam Stout at UFC 161

By Jake Chastain | The UFC has called upon a newcomer to step in and face Sam Stout at next month’s UFC 161 event in Winnipeg. Former WEC fighter James Krause (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been announced as the UFC’s replacement for the injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).Vallie-Flagg’s injury was announced by the UFC in...

May 29, 2013 10:49 am

Zingano Details Injury That Forced Out Of TUF & Title Shot

“I was doing my regular routine, my strength and conditioning. I was jumping over tunnels that were about 12 inches high. I’d jumped over them like 10 times already. This one time, I jumped up and my left knee came down right on track and my right knee bent outward. Snap, crackle, pop, and I...

May 29, 2013 10:39 am

Anthony Pettis: Aldo’s Never Seen Stand-Up Like Mine

“My whole career I’ve been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers. Give me some strikers in front of me and you see how I perform. Another great reason why I chose to fight Aldo: He’s a great fighter, he’s a stand-up guy and he’s going to test...

May 29, 2013 10:16 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Square Off

With the biggest rivalry in WMMA, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey squared off for the first time since their first fight while on the set of TUF 18. Any early predictions for this fight?

May 29, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell: I would have beat Anderson Silva

When talking about the UFC’s greatest fighters, one cannot overlook the huge role that Chuck Liddell played during his prime as UFC light-heavyweight champion. At the time he was the most feared man inside the eight-sided cage. While his better days are passed him, if he was prime how we he fare against today’s kingpin,...

May 29, 2013 10:02 am

VIDEO | Rousey, Tate & White React To TUF 18 Shift

Video: Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama Yesterday the UFC dropped a bomb on the world when they announced that Cat Zingano was forced out of her scheduled TUF 18 coaching slot due to an injury. The media machine at ZUFFA quickly got Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey on the...

May 29, 2013 9:40 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Hunt, Teixeria, Maynard Among List Of 16

Sixteen fighters from last weekends UFC 160 event have received medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for injuries that the commission has determined need time to heal. Among the list of 16 fighters three from the main pay-per-view card have received lengthy six-month suspension. Those three are Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira and Gray...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 28, 2013 5:55 pm

Miesha Tate replaces injured Cat Zingano to coach against Ronda Rousey at TUF 18

According to ufc.com/news when taping began on Tuesday for TUF 18, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey got quite the surprise in the form of her opposing coach: her long-time rival Miesha Tate. Rousey was expected to coach against Cat Zingano who defeated Tate to get the coaching gig and a chance at the bantamweight champion....

May 28, 2013 1:15 pm

Upstart Arise FC Books Terry vs. De La Torre In Main Event

Upstart promotion, Arise FC (@AriseFC), has just confirmed its first ever main event set for their debut show on 6/15. On the mixed MMA / Muay Thai fight card James Terry vs. Mike De La Torre will compete in a lightweight bout that will serve as the evening’s main event. Terry is a 10-fight Strikeforce...

May 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen 2 Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets priced from $35, for the highly-anticipated Invicta Fighting Championships women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13, are on sale online at TicketFly.com. In the main event of the stacked 13-bout card, ferocious KO artist and pound-for-pound sensation Cris Cyborg (11-1, 1 NC)...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 28, 2013 10:14 am

Former UFC Champion Matt Serra Explains the ‘High’ That Keeps Fighters from Retiring

Last week, former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra reticently discussed his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.  Monday, on ‘The MMA Hour,’ Serra explained in a little more detail his rational for announcing his retirement when he did, and he discussed the desire that keeps older fighters hanging around the sport for years...

May 28, 2013 10:08 am

Anthony Pettis Beats The Crap Out Of Brazil’s ‘Jackass’

“La Fênix porra” Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis Anthony Pettis is getting in some training with Team Diego Moraes ahead of his title shot vs. Jose Aldo at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Moraes invited La Fênix to participate in Anthony’s training, with painful results – Rogerio couldn’t sit, Minimim couldn’t eat,...

May 28, 2013 9:58 am

UFC Saves Stockton Man from Carjacking

“I just snatched his legs and took him down. I had just put him in an armbar, he slipped right out of it. So then I got him in a rear naked choke and started rolling and squirming around. He got out of that as well. I had him in a guillotine choke. And he...

May 28, 2013 9:44 am

When are Excuses Acceptable in MMA?

UFC 160’s post fight press was filled with excuses from Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, early stoppage complaints in particular. How many times have we heard a fighter make excuses after a loss or bad performance. But, when is it okay for a fighter to make excuses. In Dana White’s opinion it’s whenever Steve Mazzagatti refs your...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...

May 28, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens UFC 160 Fight Day Blog

Jeremy Stephens returned to the cage last weekend at UFC 160 in his debut as a featherweight fighter. It was a fight he clearly dominated in the evenings opening bout. See his fight day blog above.

May 28, 2013 8:21 am

Ex-XFC Champ Nick Newell Signs with World Series of Fighting

  Former XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell (9-0) has announced a deal with the World Series of Fighting. Newell is undefeated with 8 of his 9 wins coming by finish. Now, Newell has a chance to fight against upper-echelon level talent in a new organization that touts several big-name stars. Here, Newell announces his new...

May 27, 2013 5:49 pm

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM BJPENN.COM

Buried under the earth, lies the soldier who fought for his motherland. He did not fight for power or fame, for wealth or gain. He fought because he knew he must and he died fighting. Such is the heart of a brave soldier. BJPENN.COM salutes every soldier and the families of such who have sacrificed...