Archive: Strikeforce

Feb 9, 2014 8:39 am

Sarah Kaufman vs. Shayna Baszler set for TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City

Sarah Kaufman (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Shayna Baszler  (15-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest additions to April’s “TUF Nations Finale” event in Quebec City. UFC officials announced the women’s bantamweight booking yesterday afternoon. Canadian Sarah Kaufman will fight for the second time under the UFC banner this April. Her promotional debut came against Jessica...

Feb 4, 2014 9:02 am

UFC 172 in Baltimore adds Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

A key middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (17-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the fight Tuesday morning. The final Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, is coming off his first UFC win, which he earned this past...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Rockhold: Bisping needs to pay for past comments

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night fans got to see Luke Rockhold live up to the promise and hype we expected as he dropped Costas Phillippou with a liver kick in the first round. Rockhold spoke to Jon Anik after the fight and called out Vitor Belfort, saying he wants a rematch. Later, Rockhold went on...

Jan 10, 2014 8:56 am

Costa Philippou: I Can Knock Out Everybody

“Winning this fight, it gets me back to the top. Everybody will be talking about me again. I can knock out everybody. I’m stronger, I’m faster and my technique is better. Luke Rockhold is a huge name, very fast, good striker, well rounded fighter, always willing to exchange. It wont be an easy fight for...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Dec 28, 2013 8:28 am

Dana White: Tate Beating Rousey Will Be Second Biggest Upset Ever

What is the biggest upset in MMA history? Fabricio Werdum baiting Fedor Emelianenko into a triangle to end his ten-year reign? Chris Wiedman knocking out Anderson Silva? Or could it be coming tonight, in the co-main event of UFC 168? If Miesha Tate defeats Ronda Rousey, will that be the biggest upset of all time?...

Dec 23, 2013 9:37 am

‘UFC Fight Pass’ Soon Available For Enthusiasts For Just $9.99/mo.

For diehard MMA fans with a few extra bucks to spend, you can get a new key to the castle. “UFC Fight Pass”, the UFC’s planned digital network, is scheduled to debut later this week with a full launch at the start of 2014. While the finer points of the details are still to be...

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback

BJpenn.com takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

Nov 6, 2013 7:05 am

Dana White: Vitor Belfort still No. 1 contender, but must beat Hendo to keep status

It’s safe to say that Dana White and Vitor Belfort don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things, but, the one thing the pair can agree on is that “The Phenom” is the middleweight division’s No. 1 contender. The UFC president repeated that sentiment on Tuesday, stating on a conference call that Belfort “definitely”...

Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am

Miesha Tate: I will seriously shoot myself in the face if Ronda armbars me again

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently appeared on MMA Fight Corner Radio, where she discussed the keys to defeating her UFC 168 opponent, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), whom she lost her Strikeforce belt to back in early 2012: “For one, not being too emotional,” said Tate. “I think that was the biggest...

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am

Roy Nelson: This is probably the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had

In the MMA game, some training camps go good and some training camps go bad, and according to UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) his latest camp was the latter of the two: “This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...