Archive: Strikeforce

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...

Oct 3, 2013 6:04 am

Thales Leites replaces Rafael Natal, meets Ed Herman at UFC 167

Ed Herman did not have to wait long to learn the name of his new UFC 167 opponent, as the promotion recently announced that former title challenger Thales Leites would be replacing Rafael Natal against “Short Fuse.” Natal was promoted from his schedueld UFC 167 bout, to the headliner of “UFC Fight For The Troops 3”...

Sep 12, 2013 8:57 am

Miesha Tate: I hated Ronda Rousey

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently published a blog on Yahoo that details how her UFC 168 opponent Ronda Rousey interfered with her love for MMA: After my fight with Julie Kedzie last August, I announced I was taking some time off from my career. What I didn’t say at the time is that...

Sep 12, 2013 8:35 am

Travis Browne vs. Stipe Miocic in the works for December UFC event

A heavyweight bout between Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) and Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is being targeted for a December UFC event, as announced on last night’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” Travis “Hapa” Browne will be looking for his third consecutive victory when he takes on Miocic this winter. “Hapa” was last...

Sep 10, 2013 10:35 am

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie set for ‘UFC Fight for the Troops 3’ card

UFC officials announced Monday that a second women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops 3” card, set for November 6 at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell. Amanda Nunes (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Germaine de Randamie (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) that evening, likely as part of the preliminary card. Amanda Nunes made her...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Aug 30, 2013 7:05 am

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine targeted for December event

UFC president Dana White recently told FoxSports.com that welterweights Matt “The Immortal” Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine (14-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are being targeted to fight at a December UFC event. White said the booking is dependent on Saffiedine’s health, so an exact date has yet to be confirmed. “The Ultimate Fighter 7”...

Aug 12, 2013 12:08 pm

Jason “Mayhem” Miller Arrested, Again

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason Miller has been on a roller-coaster ride ever since he was released from the UFC a little over a year ago. He’s been in jail, he’s been involved in off-the-wall, mind staggering interviews, and now, as of Sunday morning (August 11th, 2013) he’s in jail once again. Mayhem filled his storied...

Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

Overeem: I still want to be UFC heavyweight champion

When top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) first crossed over from Strikeforce to the UFC, he was offered an immediate heavyweight title fight. The Dutch striker chose to fight immediately instead of waiting for his promised title fight, and went 1-1 in the octagon before being suspended for a positive drug test. Now back and...

Aug 5, 2013 10:24 am

UFC decides not to renew Roger Gracie’s contract

Roger Gracie (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will not be getting a second UFC fight. The former Strikeforce fighter made the crossover to the UFC this year, debuting against Tim Kennedy at UFC 162 in July. Gracie was able to win the first round against Kennedy, but that was the extent of his success as he went on to lose...

Jul 5, 2013 11:05 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez Official for UFC 166

Another great match-up has been added to the UFC’s return to Houston, TX on October 19 for UFC 166. Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is set to take on Ultimate Fighter 1 winner and former challenger for the UFC Lightweight Championship, Diego “The Dream” Sanchez. Formerly reported for a UFC event in...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 2

Here is part 2 of 3 of BJPenn.com listing some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Part 1 can be viewed by clicking here BJ Penn puts a stamp on and ends the Matt Hughes trilogy at UFC 123 BJ Penn has been a UFC champion in two different weight classes. He was...

Jun 28, 2013 11:05 am

EXCLUSIVE | Dominic Clark on the Inaugural WAR MMA Event | BJPENN.COM Radio

Professional mixed martial artist Dominic “All Day” Clark joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to discuss his most recent win over Chris Quitiquit at the inaugural WAR MMA event this past weekend in Stockton, Ca., in addition to the promotion itself. Run by Nick Diaz, the eccentric former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and...

Jun 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 1

There have been many memorable moments in the UFC. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of the best, and well worst moments depending on who you’re a fan of in this 3 part series. Anderson Silva defeats former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a pawing jab Anderson Silva seemed unmotivated in his title...