Archive: UFC 159

Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

VIDEO | Fans Brawl In UFC 159 Crowd

As if UFC 159 wasn’t odd enough… Thanks to the amazing technology of cellphone camera’s moments like this rarely go undocumented.

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Greg Jackson: Jon Jones At Heavyweight Would Be Fun For Me

With his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 this past weekend, Jon “Bones” Jones has once again solidified his position as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. His wins over fellow light heavyweights Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida were so dominant that middleweights like Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen invaded his division...

Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Marc Ratner To Make Formal Request To Change Unified Rules At Summer ABC Convention

This past weekend at UFC 159 we saw light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux get his eyes accidentally gouged by opponent Gian Villante which led referee Kevin Mulhall to halt and call an end to the fight. Immediately following the event, UFC President Dana White discussed his desire to reassess the rules: “What needs to happen...

Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”

MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate. When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post...

Apr 29, 2013 11:01 am

Hendo Calls Jones Stoppage Unjust for a UFC Title Fight

Jon Jones defends his title and keeps the strap via TKO ref stoppage during UFC 159 main event which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey April 27. Referee Keith Peterson saves Chael Sonnen of a burtal beating or calls it too early? Chael Sonnen told the crowd he had no problem...

Apr 29, 2013 10:42 am

Tito Ortiz wants to unretire to stop Jon Jones from breaking his record

This past Saturday night at UFC 159, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) tied the record of five consecutive successful light heavyweight title defenses set by Tito Ortiz back in 2002, by defeating challenger Chael Sonnen via TKO in the very first round. Since then, the now retired former champ,...

Apr 29, 2013 7:43 am

Leonard Garcia’s UFC Future ‘Not Looking good’ According to Dana White

With a particularly lack luster performance against Cody McKenzie on Saturday nights UFC 159 Prelims, Leonard Garcia is left to ponder whether  he’ll be called to fight again in the UFC. Garcia has lost his last five fights and one would wonder if something like this would lead the ‘Bad Boy’ to consider whether or...

Apr 28, 2013 8:31 am

UFC 159 | Post-fight bonuses: Healy nabs two with win over Miller

As a strange and bizarre night comes to a close, post-fight bonuses were handed out after Saturday’s UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The night – headlined by Jon Jones’ successful UFC light heavyweight title defense over Chael Sonnen via stoppage late in the first round – was dotted with two...

Apr 27, 2013 6:39 pm

UFC 159 Prelims Recap

Tonight fans will look to see if Chael Sonnen can dethrone lightheavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, but before that we tuned in to the preliminary fights on FX, results are as follows: Brian Caraway vs. Johnny Bedford: Brian Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via. submission (guillotine choke) 3rd round. Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff: Sara McMann def....

Apr 27, 2013 10:52 am

Watch The UFC 159 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s UFC 159 pay-per-view event BJPENN.COM will be broadcasting live, the post-fight press conference. UFC 159 is set to air this evening on pay-per-view from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In the main event UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against the infamous Chael Sonnen. Fighters from the...

Apr 27, 2013 10:47 am

UFC 159’s Nick Catone Forced Off Card, Bout With Head Scratched

Yesterday there was one fighter who missed his contracted weight at the UFC 159 weigh-ins. That man, was Nick Catone. Today news has come out, confirmed by the UFC, that Catone has been forced off the card due to being overly dehydrated and unable to compete. Catone vs. Head was scheduled for the evenings preliminary...

Apr 26, 2013 6:32 pm

VIDEO | UFC 159 Weigh-ins (Full Replay)

TUF 17 coaches, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen are set to finally settle their feud inside the Octagon tomorrow night in Newark, New Jersey. Today the UFC hit the prudential center for the official weigh-ins ceremony. If you missed today’s UFC 159 weigh-in ceremony you can catch the replay in the player below.

Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

UFC 159 Weigh-in Results: Only One Misses Mark

UFC 159 takes place tomorrow night from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Today the official weigh-ins ceremony took place and each of tomorrow nights participants hit the scales to make their bouts official. All but one fighter missed the mark for tomorrow’s pay-per-view event and as such has been fined 20%of his fight purse. That...

Apr 26, 2013 9:58 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 159 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

Dana White spoke to the media following Thursday’s UFC 159 media day at Madison Square Garden about Saturday’s pay-per-view, the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1, Matt Mitrione’s suspension coming to an end, Bruce Buffer, Dominick Cruz’s future, Georges St-Pierre’s next fight, and more.

Apr 26, 2013 9:50 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Would Have Sued Jones For Steroid Comments

“I think somebody probably told him he should take it back. My side would have got to him; we would have sued him. We would have just said, “Prove it. That’s a pretty good accusation. Where’s your evidence?” Yeah (I still think he’s a good guy). He took it back. I haven’t accepted his apology,...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 26, 2013 9:31 am

UFC 159’s Phil Davis Accused Of Domestic Violence

Before I run this report, it should be known, that anyone can be accused of anything, and just like in a court-of-law, people should be treated as innocent until proven guilty. However, there have been files charged and TMZ got the scoop. According to legal docs — obtained by TMZ — Vantris Patterson claims Davis...

Apr 24, 2013 3:20 pm

EDITORIAL | Chael Sonnen Reaching for One Perfect Performance

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most recognizable names and voices the UFC has ever spawned. His presence and persona along with the talent he possesses as a fighter have also made him one of the most successful fighters in the game today. However, Chael Sonnen is not fighting for fun, he’s not fighting...