Archive: Strikeforce

Sep 27, 2011 4:25 pm

UFC 135 Prelim Special on Spike TV Peaks at 1.73 million viewers

Another sign that UFC 135 was a success is in the viewership rating it received on the Spike Prelim Special. The event drew in a 1.1 household rating and averaged 1.6 million viewers; however the show peaked when 1.73 million people at home tuned in to watch the two-fight, pre-pay-per-view broadcast. These figures make the...

Sep 27, 2011 4:14 pm

Jon Jones Coach: I don’t think Jon Jones is a good fight for Anderson Silva

“You know what, I think with Anderson, Anderson is probably the best as far as the eyes going, watching an opponent and then knowing he can strike a certain time and put them on their ass. That’s what Anderson does and I think Jon’s getting there with his strikes. I think Jon’s much better, way...

Sep 27, 2011 4:00 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Prelims: Bloodworth in for injured Houghland against Easton

It’s not an MMA event if there aren’t fighters getting knocked off the card due to injuries suffered in training. The latest of which is bantamweight fighter, Jeff Houghland, who has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance on this weekend’s UFC card due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. In his place...

Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida Set For UFC 140 (UPDATED)

Lyoto Machida diehards can rest easier knowing the former champion has finally booked a return trip to the Octagon. According to a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, UFC president Dana White recently confirmed with the news outlet that he has booked Machida to face Phil Davis at the upcoming UFC 140 event set for December....

Sep 27, 2011 2:22 pm

Henderson Sounds Off on Upcoming Fight with Shogun: “Im Better in Every Aspect”

With Dan Henderson now ready to make his return to the octagon at UFC 139 on November 19th against former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun Rua, “Hendo” seems thoroughly confident that he is still one of the best fighters in the world. Henderson and Shogun will get down in just over a month and a...

Sep 27, 2011 12:06 pm

UFC 135 A Live Gate and Attendance Success

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Boxing released the official gate and attendance tallies for last weekend’s UFC 135 event and 16,344 UFC fans turned up bringing in a live gate total of $2,089,575.00. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The...

Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 135 Suspensions: Jones Out Up To Six Months

Sorry about your luck Rashad Evans… Twelve UFC 135 participants have been medically suspended following their efforts at last weekend’s “Jones vs. Rampage” event including the light-heavyweight champion who could be out up to six-months for injuries suffered during the night’s main event. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live...

Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am

Watch the UFC 139 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 4 p.m. ET to promote November’s UFC 139 card featuring the UFC return of Dan Henderson as he tries to climb back atop the 205 pound ladder against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Dana White, headliners Dan Henderson and “Shogun, as well as co-headliners Wanderlei...

Sep 27, 2011 9:28 am

San Diego Rumored To Host December Strikeforce Event

Strikeforce looks to be headed to San Diego, California, as the promotion is gearing up for an event this winter at the Valley View Casino Center.  MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. Already slated for the card include a lightweight title fight, as champion Gilbert Melendez will defend against American Top Team product,...

Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am

Zoila Gurgel vs. Carina Damm On Tap For Bellator 57

Bellator 115lbs womens champion, Zoila Gurgel will return to action this November, as she will meet Carina Damm in a non title fight at Bellator 57.  Gurgel was initially set to face Jessica Aguilar, but Aguilar was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.  MMArising.com was the first to report the news. Zoila Gurgel...

Sep 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Mousasi Gives American Trained Fighters Huge Advantage In Preparation

“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts. I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. … In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The...

Sep 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Chael Sonnen On Anderson Silva’s Injury Status

“I don’t think that treatment for Anderson’s problems is prohibited by the UFC, even right before a match. Some medications are limited, as you know, but Anderson is in a state of medical legitimacy because I don’t think that Midol is prohibited, nor are chocolate or Gerard Butler movies. I have never personally had to...

Sep 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Medical Suspensions

Eleven fighters from last week’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, five of which could face extended layoffs exceeding six months or longer. Strikeforce Challengers 19 took place this past Friday, September 23 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and aired for...

Sep 26, 2011 1:36 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Media Conference Call (Audio)

BJPENN.COM along with other members of the media took part in a conference call today to help promote this weekends UFC on Versus 6 event featuring Pat Barry, Stefan Struve, Dominick Cruz and Demetrius Johnson.