Archive: ufc 144

Jun 20, 2013 9:21 am

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar slated for UFC 165 in Toronto

Late last night, Montreal’s Nancy Audet reported that a bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar (25-10 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) is being targeted for September’s UFC 165 event. UFC officials have yet to confirm the booking. The Tristar Gym product, Menjivar, will be looking to bounce back in to...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

Feb 16, 2013 10:25 am

Who’s on the Hot Seat: UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald Edition | UFC NEWS

The UFC is certainly spoiling mixed martial arts fans during the month of February. For the second time in two weeks the promotion has an exciting main event title fight scheduled. On February 2nd at UFC 156, Jose Aldo defended his UFC Featherweight Championship against former UFC lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar. It’s safe to say...

Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson added to UFC 159 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo (18-7-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27. Kongo last saw action in July of 2012, where he scored a win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 in Calgary. With the win,...

Jan 28, 2013 9:19 am

Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Mark Hunt, Manny Gamburyan, Jim Miller & Mike Dolce

  After one of their more entertaining shows ever, thanks to the charismatic Bear Frazer and great interviews from Gilbert Melendez and Urijah Faber hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick are back again this Wednesday night at 8pm eastern. This week your hosts will talk to three exciting fighters and the man who is credited...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior to the fight...

Nov 14, 2012 6:38 am

UFC Confirms Dates for UFC 157, UFC on Fuel 7 & UFC on Fuel 8

  Last night on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight it was announced that the UFC has set dates for three upcoming events in 2013. All but one has a location. UFC 157 will take place on February 23 in Anaheim, CA. The last time the organization was at the Honda Center Junior Dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez...

Nov 5, 2012 11:19 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone targeted for January 26 event | UFC News

A long-awaited bout between lightweight contenders Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (15-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (19-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) is nearly set. “Showtime” last saw action in February at UFC 144, where he earned a first round KO victory over Joe Lauzon. The Duke Roufus protege, Pettis, is the last man to defeat current UFC lightweight champion...

Oct 23, 2012 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis hospitalized with staph infection | UFC News

UFC lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis just can’t seem to stay out of the hospital. The former WEC lightweight champion, Pettis, has been plagued by a shoulder injury for more than a year. He recently “went under the knife” to repair the damaged shoulder and was expecting to return to the UFC octagon in January of...

Sep 14, 2012 5:55 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Episode 2, Sean McClure and Renato Laranja

Sean McClure catches up with 27-time BJJ World Champion Renato Laranja. This time Laranja is out and about doing day to day, regular Joe stuff. He discusses Jon Jones’s athleticism, compares Chael Sonnen to hemorrhoid cream, and discusses his bond with Lyoto Machida’s family.

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 10, 2012 8:57 am

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Predictions

UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Main Card Predictions: I haven’t done a prediction column in the longest time, but I figured now that I am part of the best MMA website this is as good a time as ever to give it another shot. Tomorrow night the UFC makes a return trip to Denver...

Jun 28, 2012 8:38 am

Etim Out, Varner In To Face Lauzon | UFC News

The injury bug hits another highly anticipated fight as Terry Etim (15-4) has been forced out of his upcoming bout with Joe Lauzon (21-7) on the UFC on FOX 4 card, which is scheduled to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Replacing Etim will be Jamie Varner (20-6-1,...

Jun 12, 2012 9:10 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson Doesn't See A Challenge In Edgar Rematch | UFC NEWS

UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson is ready to take on former champion Frankie Edgar again at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 11, 2012 after beating Edgar in a five-round decision when they last faced at UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan, on Feb. 26, 2012. “How tough of a situation is this because basically you have to...

May 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Exclusive | Showtime Pettis "I want to fight Nate Diaz!" | UFC NEWS

By: Chris Taylor I was fortunate enough to catch up with UFC lightweight top contender Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis this weekend. Pettis, who is coming off a big victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, is looking to prove that he is the real #1 contender in the lightweight division. Here is our conversation: Chris: Hey...

Mar 15, 2012 10:14 am

Quick Twitt | Pettis Denies FUEL TV Claims, Not Moving To 145

We ran a report on Tuesday from “UFC Tonight” from Ariel Helwani that sourced the manager of Anthony Pettis stating they are considering a move in division to challenge Jose Aldo for his UFC featherweight title. However, that appears to be false. Read More: UFC 144, Anthony Pettis (News), Benson Henderson (News)

Mar 12, 2012 10:51 am

MMA NEWS | Rampage Jackson The Rapper? (Video)

After his UFC 144 fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took to the streets of Tokyo to entertain the nightlife crowd with his tight flows!   Read More: “Rampage” Jackson (News), UFC, Mixed Martial Arts

Feb 28, 2012 2:14 pm

Photo Gallery | Benson Henderson Receives Kings Welcome In Seoul, Korea

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his way to his native country of Korea after capturing UFC gold last weekend at UFC 144 in Japan. Upon arrival he was greeted by hundreds of fans and possible even more media. Check out the gallery pages for more images. Read More: Benson Henderson (News), Frankie...

Feb 28, 2012 9:03 am

Anthony Pettis | Benson Henderson Doesn’t Want To Fight Me

“If I was him, I would say the same thing too. I mean, he just won the belt and he doesn’t want to give it up that quick and if he fights against me, he’s not going to hold on to that belt for a while, I mean, I match up bad for him, and...

Feb 28, 2012 8:20 am

UFC 144 Prelims On FX Drew 1.5 Million Viewers

A success! The latest UFC on FX preliminary card special which broadcasted the UFC 144 preliminary card in the lead up to the pay-per-view event is the most successful of the series to date. The third installment of the “Prelims Special on FX” series drew in a reported 1.5 million viewers. Prior to the UFC...

Feb 27, 2012 11:27 am

Quick Twitt | Is Hendo Gunning For Rampage?

Dan Henderson has cemented himself as one of the top MMA fighters in the world. However, after leaving his Strikeforce title behind to return to the UFC and batter “Shogun” Rua in his return he was passed up on a title shot in favor of a Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans matchup. Could it be...

Feb 27, 2012 9:29 am

Jon Jones | Rashad Is The Fake One And I Plan On Kicking His Butt

“Yeah, he’s been calling me [fake] since the beginning of my career, He’s the guy who’s the fake really, you know. A lot of his actions really don’t add up to the person that he portrays. It’s interesting. It’s pre-fight drama, and I plan on kicking his butt. That’s my only option really.” While acting...

Feb 27, 2012 9:04 am

Following Big Win Over Okami, Boetsch Wants Dan Henderson Next

“Honestly, the name that really pops in my head is Dan Henderson just because they’re wondering what to do with him. Dan Henderson has been a hero of mine since I started in this sport. I really admire the guy. He’s a great fighter, been at the top for a long time. I think part...

Feb 27, 2012 8:31 am

Countdown To Ultimate Fighter Brazil (Video)

He is about to begin his stint as coach on The Ultimate Fighter Brasil. Before starting his rigorous taping schedule, Wanderlei Silva took time out to meet the fans, and pay a surprise visit to fighters at XGYM in Rio for a pep talk and to exercise his coaching skills. The Ultimate Fighter Brasil debuts...