Archive: strikeforce news

Jan 11, 2013 10:48 am

Win or Lose, Jacare Souza Guaranteed UFC Shift | UFC NEWS

Last week we reported here on BJPENN.COM that, former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had signed a five-fight deal with FORZA LLC, which is basically a subsidiary of the UFC and it’s partners. Now his X-Gym coach, Josuel Distak, tells sherdog.com that the grappling sensation is guaranteed a UFC bid regardless of the outcome...

Jan 11, 2013 10:32 am

VIDEO | Dion Staring Discusses Daniel Cormier Bout | MMA NEWS

Tomorrow night Dion Staring comes into his Strikeforce debut against Daniel Cormier in a fight that has him pegged as a historically lopsided underdog. In this interview we get his take on the fight and what the opportunity means to him.

Jan 10, 2013 11:25 am

Mousasi: I think people underestimate me | MMA NEWS

“I see a lot of fighters getting knocked out, but they still, they praise them a lot more than me. I haven’t been beaten badly in any fight. I just lost one fight in, I don’t know how many fights. I think people underestimate me. And I feel like now, with the good training I...

Jan 10, 2013 11:16 am

As a 20-1 Favorite Cormier Unhappy With Disrespectful Odds | MMA NEWS

“It’s very unfair. It’s unfair to him and it’s disrespectful to Dion because of all that he’s done in his career. And it’s a little, it’s kind of unfair, there’s a lot of pressure that comes with that. Because I can go on not even thinking about it, but at some point someone’s going to...

Jan 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

Jan 7, 2013 5:39 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier: I’m A Fighter | MMA NEWS

Watch a profile of Strikeforce fighter Daniel Cormier, the Olympian who fought his way to the top of mixed martial arts. Don’t miss Cormier vs. Dion Staring on Sat. Jan 12th at 10PM ET/PT as a part of the SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend.

Dec 27, 2012 10:43 am

Strikeforce’s Conor Heun Forced to Raise 40k After ZUFFA Insurance Claim Denied For Injuries In Fight | MMA News

Conor Huen has fought for Strikeforce, EliteXC, the International Fight League and has also been featured on the MTVprogram Bully Beatdown.  Heun faced Ryan Couture at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012.  He lost the fight via TKO in the third round and has suffered injuries.  This forces him to raise 40k for the final procedure in which ZUFFA insurance notified him the denial of the claim....

Dec 23, 2012 5:07 pm

VIDEO | Metamoris Highlights Feat. Eddie Bravo, Renato Laranja, and BJJ Legends

Metamoris was one of the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events in the world. Roger Gracie vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Andre Galvao vs. Ryron Gracie, Kron Gracie vs. Otavio Sousa, Dean Lister vs. Xande Ribeiro, Kayron Gracie vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., and Jeff Glover vs. Caio Terra were the main attractions of this event. In attendance...

Dec 22, 2012 5:38 pm

VIDEO | Eddie Bravo Radio: EPISODE 1

The debut episode for an all new podcast featuring 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder/Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, Eddie Bravo.

Dec 21, 2012 11:23 am

Ten Christmas Presents the UFC Needs to Give Fans in 2013

There are so many potential match-ups for UFC fans now that Strikeforce is closing its doors. Young guns rising and some of the sport’s most storied athletes still remain on the roster. BJPenn.com takes a look at ten essential fights that need to take place in 2013. 10. Gilbert Melendez vs. Frankie Edgar Gilbert Melendez...

Dec 21, 2012 6:47 am

Ed Herman replaces Lorenz Larkin, fights ‘Jacare’ Souza at final Strikeforce show | MMA News

Strikeforce officials announced yesterday that current UFC middleweight Ed Herman (20-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will be heading to Strikeforce for the promotions final event to face former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) on the evening main-card. Souza’s original opponent, Lorenz Larkin, was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a...

Dec 20, 2012 12:03 pm

Report: Jorge Masvidal Injured, Bout With Healy In Jeopardy | UFC NEWS

Poor Pat Healy just can’t catch a break. After having his title shot pulled from him twice against Gilbert Melendez, the top lightweight fighter was put into a scheduled bout against former title challenger Jorge Masvidal. Now, in a report from MMAMania.com it appears as if Masvidal too may be forced to withdrawal from the...

Dec 14, 2012 11:13 am

Gilbert Melendez Wants A Unification Bout With Benson Henderson | UFC NEWS

“I want to fight Benson Henderson. I think a champion versus champion fight makes absolute sense right now. I think we already know how things are going to work out between Benson Henderson and a lot of other lightweight fighters in the UFC, but I’m that mystery fighter. No one really knows how I’m going...

Dec 12, 2012 11:07 am

Mousasi: I don’t believe I ever trained for a fight | MMA NEWS

“I was overstrained, not motivated, not training well. I think that had something to do with it. This year-layoff got me hungry again and I’m training really good now. I think, it was good (the layoff), I’m making it a positive thing. I was just fighting. I won the belt in DREAM, I won the...

Dec 1, 2012 11:11 am

VIDEO | BJJ Instructionals From Renato Laranja’s Latest Seminar in Canada

Renato Laranja may be famous for stirring up trouble with UFC star Vinny Magalhaes, choking out BJJ legend Eddie Bravo, and discussing the mysteries of life with Joe Rogan – but he is also a truly accomplished grappler in case you might have missed it. Renato is extremely popular in Canada, and if you don’t...

Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Kennedy vs. Smith added to January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Another middleweight bout has been added to the “Strikeforce: Champions” event as it was announced that Tim Kennedy (14-4 MMA, 5-2 SF) will throw down with Trevor Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. It was back in July that Kennedy dropped a unanimous decision to middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in...