Archive: tuf 19

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

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 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

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 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Top Ultimate Fighter Moments

The first five seasons of The Ultimate Fighter produced some classic and memorable moments. Check out the top 8 moments of the 25 highlighted in the Best of The Ultimate Fighter.

Jun 26, 2014 7:05 pm

New BJ Penn-RVCA Feature: ‘Return of the Prodigy’

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight world champion and RVCA Advocate BJ Penn talks about his upcoming fight with Frankie Edgar for the TUF 19 Finale event on July 6th. Shot and Edited by Change for Balance. Song Blues Festival by Sic Alps.

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others 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...

Jun 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Edgar Motivated Ahead Of Penn Rematch: No Way I Want To Lose

Frankie Edgar spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about the potential title implications with a win over B.J. Penn at the TUF finale. Edgar lost the title to Benson Henderson back in 2012, and then lost an immediate rematch to Benson Henderson. “I 100 percent want to win another world title. That’s what I’m in this for....

Jun 16, 2014 4:23 pm

Frankie Edgar: I’ll Give BJ Penn A Reason To Quit

Frankie Edgar spoke to Submission Radio about his upcoming rubber match with our very own BJ Penn which will be taking place in the main event of the TUF 19 Finale on 4th of July weekend. “My motivation is, I just want to get back to the title. You know, in order to do that...

Jun 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Dana White Calls ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Worst Season Ever

“[TUF 19] was without a doubt the worst season and the least motivated the fighters have ever been. But I can say this, at least the fights pick up at the end.” “You can’t blame the coaches, you can’t blame this or that; you blame the guys and how bad they really wanted it. That’s...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Jun 4, 2014 9:55 am

PHOTO | BJ Penn Brings In Dominick Cruz In Prep For Edgar Bout

With his return to Mixed Martial Arts action just around the corner, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has brought in, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, to help him prepare for his July 6 bout against Frankie Edgar. ‘Dom’ took to twitter with the following endorsement: Why come to Hilo to vacation, when u can fight...

May 29, 2014 12:09 am

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 7 Recap – Team Edgar Earns The Upset

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode begins with the fighters discussing last week’s fight, and Team Edgar is not happy, believing that Stephens should have won the controversial decision. However, Team Penn’s Roger...

May 28, 2014 12:50 pm

Edgar Motivated To Close The Book on Penn For Good

“He’s gunning for me, so that kind of gives me some motivation. You better believe I don’t want to lose a third time around. I’m motivated to go in there, get the job done, and close this book for good.” “I get it, he’s a competitive person. I guess those two wins are still haunting...

May 24, 2014 6:51 am

BJ Penn: ‘Just remember me, I was here.’

  The UFC held a special press conference featuring fighters from UFC 175 and TUF 19. The media and some fans had the opportunity to asks the likes of Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Alexis Davis, Lyoto Machida and BJ Penn questions. During the press conference Penn answered questions ranging from his...