Archive: UFC 153

Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am

UFC Heavyweight Needs Fighting Clearance For Hep-B

Geronimo dos Santos signed with the UFC almost two years ago, and has yet to make his promotional debut. He was set to square off against Gabriel Gonzaga back at UFC 153 but was pulled from the bout when tests revealed that he had contracted Hepatitis B. While on his medical hiatus, he has been...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Mar 7, 2013 3:49 pm

Erick Silva vs. John Hathaway set for UFC on FUEL TV 10 | UFC News

It was announced today that a welterweight match-up between Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been made official for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event, which will also serve as the finale for the second season of the “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil”. Erick Silva, who was recently...


Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

Nov 21, 2012 2:59 pm

Silva vs. Hieron Set For UFC 156 | MMA News

  An intriguing match-up between two welterweight strikers has been added to the UFC 156 card. UFC Veteran and recent re-signee, Jay Hieron will face young, rising prospect, Erick Silva. UFC 156 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event of that card will be featherweight champion,...

Nov 15, 2012 6:53 pm

Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 156 in Las Vegas | UFC News

UFC officials announced today that a key welterweight match-up between Jon Fitch (24-4-1 MMA, 14-2-1 UFC) and Demian Maia (17-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC 156 event set for February 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maia, who is 2-0 since dropping down to welterweight, most recently disposed of Rick Story at...

Nov 7, 2012 12:37 pm

Matt Wiman to Face T.J. Grant at UFC on Fox 6

  UFC officials announced today that Matt Wiman will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight matchup in Chicago on the UFC on Fox 6 card. The event will be held on January 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Wiman was last seen submitting previously unbeaten Paul Sass in September on the UFC on...

Nov 7, 2012 8:12 am

Stephan Bonnar suspended one year for failing UFC 153 drug test | UFC News

UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has been suspended for one year after testing positive for steroids for the second time in his career. According to Marc Ratner, the UFC’s VP of regulatory affairs, Bonnar will be suspended until October 13, 2013. This after the “American Psycho” tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his loss...

Nov 6, 2012 8:29 am

Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira name their ‘TUF: Brazil 2’ coaching staffs | UFC News

Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-7-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) have named their coaching staffs for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.” Team Werdum features notables Wanderlei Silva (MMA), Rafael Cordeiro (muay Thai), Rubens Cobrinha (jiu-jitsu), Kenny Johnson (wrestling) and Felipe Werdum (capoeira), according to a report from Globo. Team Nogueira, meanwhile, features Antonio...

Nov 2, 2012 1:39 pm

Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman Fail UFC 153 Post-Fight Drug Tests

  The UFC has confirmed that both Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman have failed their respective post-fight drug tests administered after UFC 153. This is not the first failed drug test for either man as Bonnar was popped after the second Forrest Griffin at UFC 62 in August of 2006 for Boldenone. This time around...

Oct 15, 2012 11:20 am

What’s Next for the UFC 153 Main Card Fighters? | UFC NEWS

UFC 153 came off extraordinarily well, especially considering the reshuffling the card went through. Anderson Silva and Glover Teixeira dominated, Big Nog showed Dave Herman Jiu-Jitsu does work and Jon Fitch walked away with an extra $70k for his fight of the night effort against rising prospect Erick Silva. Let’s not forget Demian Maia who...

Oct 13, 2012 11:14 am

“UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar” Results and Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

The UFC returns this evening with the pay-per-view event titled, “UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar” live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the main event pound-for=pound kingpin, Anderson Silva, will step up on short notice in a weight class above his own to test his might against the always dangerous Stephan Bonnar. To catch all...

Oct 13, 2012 11:14 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 153 Post Fight Press Conference Live On BJPENN.COM | UFC NEWS

UFC 153 is scheduled to take place this evening from Rio’s HSBC Arena. Immediately following the main event the UFC will hold it’s post-fight press conference live from the same venue in Brazil. In typical BJPENN.COM fashion, we will broadcast all of the evenings post-fight festivities live, using the player below. Come back here at...

Oct 10, 2012 10:23 am

Video: Glover Teixeira Says He’ll Bring Fight to Jon Jones & Get That Title

  In a recent interview with MMAinterviews.tv, Brazilian Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira was asked about a potential fight with current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. His response was very quick and he was very confident as he said he would bring the fight to Jones and get that title. The whole interview ran a...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...

Sep 18, 2012 8:03 am

Podcast: Listen to Sunday's Edition of BJPenn.Com Radio with Matt Brown, Joey Beltran and Jake Rosholt

This past Sunday on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick were joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned...

Sep 16, 2012 8:31 am

PODCAST: #6 BJPenn.Com Radio: Joey Beltran, Jake Rosholt & Matt Brown

Tonight on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned to...

Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Anderson Silva & Co. Show What it Means to be an Ultimate Fighter

  It wasn’t that long ago that people were growing disenchanted with Anderson Silva. After lackluster performances against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote, Silva walked into the Octagon at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi and embarrassed himself, the sport, his opponent and the UFC. All talk of a potential super fight against UFC Welterweight Champion...