Archive: UFC 160

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 8, 2013 4:21 pm

Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials recently announced that a welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (50-15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Rick “The Horror” Story (15-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the already stacked UFC 167 card set for November 16 in Las Vegas. Brian Ebersole was last seen in the octagon way back at July 2012’s UFC...

Sep 6, 2013 12:02 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Evan Dunham (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Cerrone is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at last month’s UFC Fight Night 27 event in Indianapolis. Prior...

Aug 16, 2013 10:21 am

Brian Bowles Fined and Suspended 9 Months for Failed Drug Test

The Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday handed down a 9-month suspension and $5,700 fine to UFC bantamweight fighter, Brian Bowles.  Bowles appeared before the commission to testify regarding his failed drug screening at UFC 160.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Brian Bowles appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday, where he received a nine-month...

Jul 9, 2013 10:59 am

Mark Hunt Says He Was ‘Cheated Again’ by Fighter Pay

Mark Hunt may not seem like the most outspoken man to ever step in to the Octagon, but after a recent look at a Career Earnings Manifesto for UFC fighters, Hunt found something to say. Hunt let his opinion known via his official Facebook page: “well i don’t now bout where they got there figures...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior dos Santos III Set For Oct. 19th In Houston

The conclusion to the greatest trilogy in UFC heavyweight history has been finalized! The third match between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former champion Junior dos Santos is set to take top billing for UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on October 19th. UFC President Dana White made the announcement to...

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...

Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am

Mark Hunt in Hospital for Surgery on Infected Left Leg; Two More Operations To Go

During the weekend, UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) revealed that he was in the hospital to have surgery on his left leg. Hunt fractured his right toe in his UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos, but wasn’t in the hospital for that injury. His current surgery was to alleviate an...

Jun 7, 2013 4:24 pm

Brian Bowles Fails UFC 160 Drug Test with 20-to-1 T/E Ratio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Brian Bowles was defeated by knock-out two weeks ago by George Roop at UFC 160. Following that loss, which was his second in a row, Bowles apparently failed his post-fight drug test horribly. According to an email sent to from Keith Kizer, who is the Executive Director of the NSAC, Bowles failed...

May 30, 2013 10:33 am

PHOTO | Bigfoot Sends Out Alleged Proof Of Illegal Shots In Tittle Fight

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva quickly began protesting the TKO stoppage caused by the onslaught of Cain Velasquez last weekend at UFC 160, and the protest continues. “Bigfoot” initiated the claims that referee Marion Yamasaki called the fight too early at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, and said he believed that the UFC heavyweight champ Cain...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 9:40 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Hunt, Teixeria, Maynard Among List Of 16

Sixteen fighters from last weekends UFC 160 event have received medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for injuries that the commission has determined need time to heal. Among the list of 16 fighters three from the main pay-per-view card have received lengthy six-month suspension. Those three are Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira and Gray...

May 28, 2013 3:28 pm

Forrest Griffin’s Legacy; By the Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Whenever a fighter leaves the UFC they usually leave a lasting mark on the company. Every fighter leaves a different mark though. Whether it be by shaking up a division, losing and in turn helping someone else climb the division ladder, having a dispute with the big-wigs and becoming an example,...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 28, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens UFC 160 Fight Day Blog

Jeremy Stephens returned to the cage last weekend at UFC 160 in his debut as a featherweight fighter. It was a fight he clearly dominated in the evenings opening bout. See his fight day blog above.

May 28, 2013 9:11 am

Mark Hunt Posts Photo of Broken Toe From UFC 160

  Mark Hunt battled Junior dos Santos in a classic heavyweight tilt that came to an end with a spectacular spinning-heel kick KO, that Hunt was the recipient of. Both men battled for the better part of three rounds when the knockout occurred. After the bout, Hunt stated that he had broken his toe in...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 10:29 am

Mark Hunt Broke His Toe In First Round Against JDS & Lost His Movement

“Thanks for the support apologies about the result junior was to slick for me. Got a broken toe first round and had no movement, but like i said before if i am going out i am out on my back thanks again 1luv.” UFC heavyweight fighter MArk Hunt took to his personal Facebook shortly after...

May 27, 2013 10:26 am

PHOTO | Donald Cerrone Shows Off Nasty Cut From UFC 160 Bout

Two nasty cuts, but what’s surprising is the one on, UFC lightweight fighter, Donald Cerrone’s elbow, Ouch!! Following his UFC 160 fight against Strikeforce import, KJ Noons, Donald Cerrone posted this photograph showing his battle wounds.

May 27, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White: Velasquez vs. JDS III Is A No Brainer

UFC President Dana White discussed an epic night of fights at UFC 160 with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani. White broke down the amazing Velasquez vs Bigfoot main event, the next big heavyweight fight and more ground breaking UFC news that will get any MMA fan excited for the future. On Velasquez’s Victory In The Main...

May 27, 2013 10:17 am

JDS Calls Kick That Dropped Hunt ‘Amazing’

“I never felt very confident to do that before, but I train that a lot in the gym. I was feeling way faster than him, so I tried it and WOW, it was amazing. It wasn’t very well-connected, so when I finished the kick I saw him going down and I enjoyed it. Like I...

May 27, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White & Cain Velasquez See No Issue In Bigfoot Stoppage

  Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva left the cage last Saturday feeling like he didn’t get a fair shot against Cain Velasquez. While he did not protest the stoppage inside the cage, he did voice his concerns during the evenings post-fight media event. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez believes the referee made the right call. “I thought...

May 27, 2013 9:50 am

VIDEO | Watch JDS KO Mark Hunt Right Here

Last weekend at UFC 160 former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, put MArk Hunt away in the third round with a spinning back kick for the ages. If you missed it, check out the highlights above.

May 26, 2013 12:01 am

Dana White: Velasquez Vs. JDS III A No-Brainer

Following a dominant performance by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over Antonio Silva, and Junior dos Santos knocking out a man with an iron chin in Mark Hunt, the match-up to be is obvious. Dana White agrees whole-heartedly, White told the media at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, “No-brainer. If there was ever a...