Archive: renan barao

Apr 9, 2014 8:58 am

PHOTO | Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw Engage In Awkward Staredown

Renan Barao will look to make his next title defense against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 on May 24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC continues to promote the event and yesterday we got a look at the first staredown between champion and challenger. As staredowns go, this ones a bit strange and by strange...

Apr 8, 2014 2:38 pm

PHOTO | New UFC 173 Poster Featuring Barao/Dillashaw Headliner

UFC officials have updated the UFC 173 poster with the addition of the fight night’s new main event. The original fight card featured a middleweight contest between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, but the TRT ban forced Belfort off the card and Lyoto Machida replaced him. That was just the beginning though, because later on,...

Apr 6, 2014 7:40 pm

Chico Camus steps in for Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF 18 winner Chris Holdsworth has a new opponent for his UFC 173 bout, Chico Camus, who has stepped in for Kyung Ho Kang on May 24th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Holdsworth is perfect in his MMA career, going 5-0, with his most recent win coming by way of...

Apr 4, 2014 8:28 am

Dillashaw Doesn’t Think Barao Has The Cardio To Hang With Him

TJ Dillashaw is the fourth high-profile Team Alpha Male fighter to receive a UFC title shot. All have failed before him, but TJ believes he has something over ,the champ, Renan Barao, whom he faces in the UFC 173 main event in May. He tells MMAFighting.com: “Absolutely, I mean I’ve always been impressed with him...

Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Saffiedine Out, Lawler Steps In Against Ellenberger

By Evan Stoumbelis Tarac Saffiedine has been forced off April’s UFC 172 card, and has withdrawn from his bout against Jake Ellenberger. Stepping in is none other than “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, the bout has been moved to May’s UFC 173 card. Lawler found himself on the wrong end of a controversial decision against Johny Hendricks...

Mar 28, 2014 7:51 am

Renan Barao Set to Face T.J. Dillashaw for UFC 173 Main Event

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao is set to headline UFC 173 on May 24, filling in the gap left after UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman sustained a knee injury and was forced out of his bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. According to USA Today, UFC President Dana White announced...

Mar 27, 2014 7:29 pm

Filming Complete For ‘The Rise of BJ Penn’ Documentary – Releases This Fall On FOX

ReelTime Rentals, Inc (otc pink:RLTR) (pinksheets:RLTR) announced today the completion of filming of “The Rise of B.J. Penn” a documentary feature, featuring [former] Mixed Marital Arts lightweight champion B. J. Penn. The program profiles how he grew, became a champion, and a true hero to his home town Hilo Hawaii. Included are special never before...

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Mar 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Assuncao Would be ‘Pissed’ if He’s Passed Over for Title Fight

Coming off his sixth straight win, stellar bantamweight Raphael Assuncao feels he’s the guy to get the next crack at champion Renan Barao. The two fighters above him in the current rankings have already received their title shots so Assuncao feels it’s his time. He told Fox Sports the following: “I’ll be pissed if it...

Feb 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Manager: Raphael Assuncao ‘will probably’ fight Barao next

  Unbeaten since dropping to 135 pounds, Raphael Assuncao faces Pedro Munhoz on Saturday night at UFC 170 in Las Vegas. A sixth straight win could land a title shot against bantamweight champ Renan Barao, if Barao’s manager has anything to say about it. “Raphael Assuncao will probably be the next challenger,” Barao’s manager Andre...

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 3, 2014 4:50 am

White Says Mir’s Future To Be Determined This Week

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has tried everything to get a win inside the Octagon. From TRT to a two-camp stint at Greg Jackson’s, the Las Vegas resident hasn’t found anything to assist him in getting out of his four-fight slump. His back’s against the wall, and while he insists that retirement isn’t an...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

Rogan Live Commentary Helped UFC 169’s Clint Hester ‘Not Blow His Wad’

UFC ringside commentator, Joe Rogan, is the best in the business. His insightful and technical breakdowns of fights have been educating fans for years on the action happening inside the cage. I always wondered if his, sometimes instructional, commentary ever made the ears of the fighter’s he’s talking about and according to UFC 169’s Clint...

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React Harshly To Herb Dean’s UFC 169 Main Event Mistake

Wow, so, Herb Dean messed up Saturday night, in a pretty bad way, when he halted the action during Urijah’s ‘Thumbs up’ signing. Eeek!!! The twitter-verse instantly caught fire and we are just now getting those flames under control. Check out some notable reactions to the Faber vs. Barao stoppage:

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

Faber Open To Jumping Divisions For ‘Interesting Fights’

Following the disappointing ending to last weekend’s UFC 169 main event, Urijah Faber says that he’s open to making the jump up in weight for the fans. “I’m going to stay at 135, but if there are some big fights at 145, let’s hear what these guys have for me,” Faber said. “I would like...

Feb 3, 2014 4:30 am

Dana White Blasts Overeem For ‘Crappy’ UFC 169 Performance & Lesnar Callout

A win’s a win right? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Just ask Dana White. Last weekend Alistair Overeem took a rare approach in his bout against Frank Mir. The giant striker chose to coast through 15-minutes and secure an ‘error-free’ victory to keep his contract intact. Dana White was not impressed: “He fought safe....

Feb 3, 2014 4:29 am

Overeem Calls Out Brock Lesnar

Once wasn’t enough for the former Strikeforce, Dream and K1 Grand Prix champion, when it comes to Brock Lesnar. Following his one-sided decision win over Frank Mir at last weekend’s UFC 169 event, ‘The Reem’, took to his post-fight speech to call out his former foe. “I hear there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about...