Archive: robbie lawler

Jan 17, 2014 11:36 am

PHOTO | Hendricks & Lawler Square Off For The First Time

During the first leg of their UFC 171 media tour, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler squared off for the first time in anticipation of their upcoming title clash. Thanks to GSP’s exodus from MMA, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight for the vacant UFC welterweight title. ‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ is set to...

Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Poster

UFC officials have released a snack peek poster for the upcoming UFC 171 event in March. UFC 171 features a welterweight title fight in the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Frank Trevino To Debut Against Renee Forte At UFC 171

  Undefeated Mexican prospect Frank Trevino is now a UFC fighter.   The 32-year-old MMA veteran has been a big draw in the Southern MMA circuit, where he’s won both the middleweight and welterweight titles inside of the South Texas Fighting Championships organization. Trevino has amassed a perfect 11-0 record, with eight of those wins coming...

Jan 7, 2014 5:47 am

Jimy Hettes Vs. Dennis Bermudez Set For UFC 171

Jimy Hettes and Dennis Bermudez will clash in a featherweight match March 15 at UFC 171. The submission ace Hettes, who hails out of Pennsylvania, looks to up his winning streak to two when he faces The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 runner-up Bermudez. Hettes is 3-1 inside the UFC, and two of those victories have...


Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 10:30 am

Fight Night 35 loses Amagov vs High, UFC seeks replacement

Fans of Adlan Amagov (pictured) will have to wait a little longer to see him return to action, and the UFC is seeking a replacement opponent for Jason High. While not yet confirmed by UFC officials, the Russian import has reportedly withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury. Rumors of a new-found religion are circulating...

Dec 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Condit vs. Woodley Set For UFC 171

Just a few minutes ago, twitter burst alive with the news that Tyron Woodley would be named as the next opponent for Carlos Condit for UFC 171. The official UFC twitter account posted up side-by-side pictures of the two fighters, thanking Woodley’s “multiple texts” as the reason for the decision Tuesday evening. The UFC 171...

Dec 17, 2013 2:31 pm

George St. Pierre removed from BJPENN.com official rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis Less than a week ago the MMA community tuned in as Georges St. Pierre made his official announcement regarding his future in MMA. Georges announced via a UFC conference call with media that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from MMA, but may one day return. The 6 year...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Johny Hendricks Is Excited To Fight Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to compete at UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, and that doesn’t bother Hendricks one bit. “[I’m] Super-excited,” he told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. “Who wouldn’t be? You’re sitting there and doing stuff and you find out that you’re going to fighting Dallas, your own...

Dec 17, 2013 7:13 am

Johny Hendricks: The Belt, Not GSP, Is What Is Important To Me

Even though many people thought Johny Hendricks deserved a victory in his fight against Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks says beating St. Pierre isn’t what is important; getting the belt is all that matters. Although they may fight in the future, Hendricks said on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour “I don’t care about that. Here’s the...

Dec 17, 2013 6:30 am

Johny Hendricks: I Want That Target On My Back

a After the long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport for the forseeable future, Dana White and the UFC set up a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title, which will take place at UFC 171. Hendricks went on to...

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Dec 14, 2013 7:45 am

FOX Analysts Give Opinion On GSP’s Decision To Walk Away From MMA

When the UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre announced yesterday that he was taking time away from Mixed Martial Arts, and would relinquish his title, many analysts and fans were left speechless. FOX Sports decided to ask their MMA analysts Kenny Florian, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann and Jon Anik what they thought of St. Pierre’s...

Dec 14, 2013 7:36 am

Johny Hendricks Opens Up As Early Favorite Against Robbie Lawler

After Georges St. Pierre relinquished his title to take some time away from the sport, many wondered who would fight for the belt that is now up for grabs. It didn’t take long to get the answer, as UFC President Dana White announced that Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight each other for the...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 4, 2013 10:31 am

Despite UFC 167, UFC Ranks Rory MacDonald Above Robbie Lawler

UFC 167 saw a sizeable upset when Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Rory MacDonald (right).  Coming into the fight, Lawler was ranked 9th in the welterweight contenders and MacDonald 3rd.  Weeks after the fight, you’d expect Lawler to have assumed MacDonald’s spot amongst the top three welterweight contenders, but the UFC rankings have MacDonald 3rd and...

Nov 23, 2013 10:56 am

Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin Added To UFC Fight Night 35

Strikeforce veteran Lorenz Larkin gets a chance to improve his UFC record to 2-1 when he fights UFC veteran Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 35. Tavares currently holds a four fight winning streak in the UFC. Tavares, who competed on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, has fought seven times in the UFC, and...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...