Archive: UFC 168

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 21, 2013 11:07 am

Shane del Rosario injured, out of UFC 168

Shane del Rosario will be backing out of UFC 168 due to a rib injury. The 11-2 heavyweight has had a recent set of struggles after moving into the UFC and was hoping for a shot at redemption on December 28th against Guto Inocente. His last fight was December 15, 2012 during the Ultimate Fighter...

Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Gamburyan on TUF, Siver and Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan, a former challenger to Jose Aldo’s WEC title and an Ultimate Fighter runner-up was on BJPENN.COM radio to talk about a myriad of subjects, including: being a coach on this season’s TUF for Team Rousey, his Dec. 28th fight against Dennis Silver, and his thoughts on his last opponent, Cole Miller’s attempt to...


Nov 13, 2013 9:36 am

A Look At Year End Heavyweight War Between Browne And Barnett

Two of the most exciting heavyweights in the world are set to collide at this years inaugural year-end event, UFC 168 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) Ranked #5 and Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) Ranked #7, are set for a three round war that has many...

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Nov 11, 2013 10:10 am

Renzo Gracie Says Chris Weidman Will Submit Anderson Silva

“I do believe [Chris Weidman’s] going to submit him, yes,” Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie said of his student, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (right).  “He’s getting better every day.  If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This December, the...

Nov 9, 2013 9:02 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants Winner of Weidman/Silva

We usually hear from Vitor Belfort after UFC events when he interrupts the post fight press conference by calling Dana White and asking for a title shot. Considering he was sitting right next to the UFC President, there were no interruptions tonight. As expected, Belfort expressed his confidence that he is next in line for...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am

Miesha Tate: I will seriously shoot myself in the face if Ronda armbars me again

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently appeared on MMA Fight Corner Radio, where she discussed the keys to defeating her UFC 168 opponent, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), whom she lost her Strikeforce belt to back in early 2012: “For one, not being too emotional,” said Tate. “I think that was the biggest...

Oct 23, 2013 8:31 am

Roy Jones Jr: I’m taking a tune-up fight for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90’s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one day...

Oct 18, 2013 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Julie Kedzie Talks Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate

  Famous for fighting Gina Carano in the first televised women’s MMA bout on EliteXC, Julie Kedzie is one of the most experienced fighters to join the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division.  As she is preparing for her second UFC fight, which takes place Dec. 6, Kedzie spoke to BJPenn.com about the top stars of women’s...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...

Oct 7, 2013 6:09 am

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard set for December’s UFC 168 event

A welterweight slug-fest has been added to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, as UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet John Howard (21-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at the promotions year-end show. John Howard made his octagon return at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event in Boston, where he...

Oct 6, 2013 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett aims to ‘carve another headstone’ vs. Travis Browne

Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned to the UFC in emphatic fashion at August’s UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, scoring a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Since the win, Barnett has made his intentions clear, he wants to once again hold the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in “The Warmaster’s” path to the title is Hawaiian...

Oct 4, 2013 1:58 pm

Shane del Rosario vs. Guto Inocente set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This afternoon, UFC officials announced that a heavyweight bout between Shane Del Rosario (11-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and promotional newcomer Guto Inocente (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s stacked UFC 168 card. Shane del Rosario was last seen in action 10 months ago at the “TUF 16 Finale,” where he took...

Oct 3, 2013 12:07 pm

Bobby Voelker vs. William Macario Added to UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2

The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its highly anticipated end-of-the-year event, UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 in Las Vegas.  Bobby Voelker will take on William ‘Patolino’ Macario at 170 lbs., most likely on the preliminary card.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that welterweights Bobby Voelker and William...

Oct 3, 2013 6:22 am

Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jim Miller (22-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Fabricio Camoes (14-7-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas. After reeling off seven-straight UFC victories from 2009-2011, Jim Miller has since gone 2-2 with one no-contest in his past five...

Oct 2, 2013 11:12 am

Dana White Says Uriah Hall ‘Will Be Leaving Town’ With a Loss in Next Fight

  ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ contestant, Uriah Hall, was one of the most hyped fighters to come out of the UFC’s reality-television show in recent years.  Two losses later, and Hall is fighting to just keep his job, according to UFC President Dana White.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (7-4) is...

Oct 2, 2013 7:55 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva knockout punch wasn’t lucky because I meant to throw it

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. So, you would think the “All...

Sep 30, 2013 8:00 am

Silva: I had an injured rib, I was at 85% vs. Weidman

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently conducted an interview with Brazilian language MMA site Combate, where he revealed that he had suffered a rib injury during preparation for the first Weidman fight: “It is good to talk about it, because I was really hurt,” said Silva. “So far...

Sep 30, 2013 7:31 am

Weidman: Losing is not even a thought

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was recently interviewed by mmamania.com, where he discussed how his life has changed since dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) at July’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas. Following his title-winning effort at UFC 162, Weidman has since purchased a new home, this to...

Sep 26, 2013 11:36 am

Anderson Silva: Chris Weidman’s knockout win was ‘definitely lucky’

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. When asked to clarify if he...