Archive: TUF 19 finale

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Askren plans to dominate Suzuki on the ground; unsure if he will ever fight for UFC

Former Bellator title holder Ben Askren (13-0 MMA) will attempt to dethrone current ONE FC welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2) at this weekends “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event in Dubai. The welterweight showdown is a true clash of styles, pitting Askren’s elite grappling abilities against Suzuki’s high-level Karate striking. The former US Olympian and undefeated MMA fighter recently spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor about his...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 10, 2014 9:35 am

Both UFC and WSOF Bring in Big Numbers over July 4 Weekend

This past weekend was a strong one for mixed martial arts. In addition to International Fight Week in Vegas ending with two UFC events, World Series of Fighting aired on Saturday, drawing in almost four times more views than it’s usual broadcast. The UFC 175 prelims on Saturday night saw 1 million views, which is...

Jul 9, 2014 5:02 am

Derrick Lewis: MMA Saved My Life

Derrick Lewis spoke with the media at the TUF 19 post fight press conference about his past and how MMA essentially saved his life. Lewis had just picked up a win over Guto Inocente earlier that night.

Jul 8, 2014 9:45 am

QUICK TWITT: MMA Community Reacts To TUF 19 Finale

The TUF 19 Finale took place this past weekend, where fans saw Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson crowned as the TUF 19 champions. Also in the main event, fans saw Frankie Edgar defeat BJ Penn in the third round. Below is how the MMA community reacted to the event: Congrats @coreyA_mma gonna be a big...

Jul 8, 2014 8:29 am

TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions, Three Out For 180 Days

The TUF 19 Finale was this past Sunday, and fight fans saw a dominant Frankie Edgar return to the Octagon after over a year to defeat BJ Penn. Also on the card, Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson were crowned the winners of Ultimate Fighter Season 19 in their respective divisions. Below is a copy of...

Jul 7, 2014 3:41 pm

Berish Tears ACL And MCL In Submission Loss To Drysdale

Keith Berish was in the midst of making his UFC debut this past Sunday against Jiu-Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale when Berish blew out his knee while Drysdale had his back. Berish explained what happened on the UnderGround saying: From: Lionkillerbjj So I fought Drysdale yesterday afternoon, and the fight was going not too bad. Felt...

Jul 7, 2014 2:44 pm

TUF 19 Finale Payroll, Edgar Tops List Of Payouts

This past Sunday, fight fans saw BJ Penn step into the Octagon for the last time, dropping a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar. Today MMAJunkie obtained the fighter payouts for the event. Check them out below: Additionally, Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon were crowned “TUF 19″ show winners. The full TUF 19 Finale payouts included:...

Jul 7, 2014 8:24 am

TUF 19 Finale Draws A Large Gate For BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar

Last week UFC President Dana White informed media members that the UFC would have a $175 million dollar effect on Las Vegas over this past weekend. With UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale, and the UFC Fan Expo, it was a big weekend for the UFC. During the post fight press conference, Dana White told...

Jul 6, 2014 11:47 pm

BJ Penn Retires From MMA: “This is the end”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn has decided to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter season 19 finale, Penn spoke in the octagon and alluded to the fact that this was it. Later, at the post-fight press conference,...

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jul 2, 2014 2:52 pm

UFC Fight Pass To Show UFC 175/TUF 19 Finale Ultimate Media Day

For the first time ever, UFC Fight Pass will cover the UFC 175 and TUF 19 finale media day, which will also feature an appearance from the cast of the upcoming TUF 20 coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, which will crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The agenda is as follows courtesy...

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jun 29, 2014 11:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar Sits At 10-1 Favorite Over Penn

On July 7th in Las Vegas, BJ Penn will make his return to the octagon for the first time since 2012 against Frankie Edgar. Edgar and Penn have clashed twice in the past, with Edgar coming out as the victor on both occasions. As you could imagine, that would certainly tip the betting odds a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:54 pm

B.J. Penn Receives License to Fight Frankie Edgar Pending Review of Cataract Surgery

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) received a license on Tuesday for his “TUF 19 Finale” fight with Frankie Edgar, pending a review of his surgically repaired eye. “The Prodigy” applied for licensure with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the panel approved the license on the condition that the government agency’s...

May 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Lion Fight Joins ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ Festivities

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 13, 2014 6:46 pm

UFC to Go Back-to-Back in July

July will be a landmark month for the UFC. UFC President Dana White announced Thursday that the company will host – for the first time ever – back-to-back events on consecutive nights in the same venue. The UFC will follow UFC 175, set for Saturday, July 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center, with The Ultimate Fighter...