Archive: ufc

Feb 15, 2014 5:58 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Arantes Picks Up Unanimous Decision Win Over Blanco

Felipe Arantes and Maximo Blanco put on a heart-felt display in the third bout of the night. Both Arantes and Blanco showed no restraint in throwing dangerous strikes. Arantes allowed Maximo to control the octagon, but he was aggressive in his counters. He ate strikes to dish them out, and it paid off at the...

Feb 15, 2014 5:27 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Alcantara Outperforms Tumenov Throughout Decision Win

The first round between Alcantara and Tumenov was extremely close. It looked like Tumenov was running away with the fight after he was pounding his fists into the face of Alcantara, but Alcantara displayed amazing jiu-jitsu defense and got back to his feet where he started to take control of the fight. He secured a...

Feb 15, 2014 5:01 pm

Fight Night 36 Results: Tukhugov Earns Unanimous Decision Win Over Andrade

Silva de Andrade and Zubair Tuhugov had the honors of kicking off this evening’s action in the octagon. After an even first round, Tuhugov started to take control of the action. He secured a takedown at the end of the first round that likely won it for him. From there, Andrade seemed to be cautious...

Feb 15, 2014 9:32 am

‘UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi’ Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

Tonight from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the Ultimate Fighting Championship brings us, ‘UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi’. As always, BJPENN.COM will be providing live coverage of tonight’s event with this blow-by-blow and round-by-round play-by-play thread. Catch all the action with us right here when the main card...

Feb 15, 2014 9:23 am

UFC Fight Night 36 Live Preliminary Card Results

If you don’t have access to UFC Fight Pass, or are just behind on tonight’s preliminary card event, you’re in the right place. BJPENN.COM will be providing live results from Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 36 event going down from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. If you’re looking for main card...

Feb 15, 2014 9:14 am

Mousasi: “At middleweight, I don’t see anyone that I cannot beat”

“He’s a smart fighter. He lures you in, and even though he doesn’t do a whole lot, what he does, he does well. I just have to be calm and not get irritated. The stand-up I’m not worried about. I will do just fine there, and on the ground also. I just have to fight...

Feb 15, 2014 9:07 am

Guida vs. Kawajiri Booked for UFC Fight Night 39 In Abu Dhabi

A featherweight bout between Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to Abu Dhabi. Some outlets are reporting that this bout is to take place at lightweight, however BJPENN.COM confirmed that both fighters will stay inside the UFC’s 145-pound division and face off as featherweight’s. Fight Night 39 is...

Feb 14, 2014 5:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Fires Off At Dana Over Signing Cummins For Cormier Co-Main

When former Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, became a free agent, the UFC didn’t even make him an offer to test his skills against the world’s best. Forced to go to Asia’s OneFC, Askren is now taking issue with the recent signing of Pat Cummins. Cummins is a 4-0 light-heavyweight wrestling prospect and will serve...

Feb 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Dana Tells Reporters To Give Him Names Of Cheating Fighters

Yesterday’s media event wasn’t all about Chris Cyborg and Alistair Overeem. The topic of Performance Enhancing Drugs, drummed up an emotional response from UFC President Dana White. Kevin Iole of Yahoo!Sports gave a recount of the discussion: Give me a name, he demanded, and I’ll test them today, or don’t ever say it to me...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 14, 2014 10:39 am

UFC Fight Night 36 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses The Mark

Today from the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the UFC Fight Night 36 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 7:30 p.m. PT) Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186) Francis...

Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Is The Biggest Star The UFC Has Ever Had

Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history. At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar....

Feb 14, 2014 9:19 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 36 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (10 a.m. PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 36 event, going down at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, BJPENN.COM and the UFC bring you this free and live stream of today’s weigh-ins event. Tune in using the player below at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET to catch all the...

Feb 14, 2014 8:55 am

Team Machida Prefers Weidman Title Fight Over Belfort

In a recent interview at Kings MMA, Team Machida discussed the state of the UFC’s middleweight division and what they would like to see in the future for Lyoto. The guys think a Weidman vs. Machida title fight will sell better than a Machida vs. Belfort fight.

Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Responds To Dana’s Recent Criticism: ‘I hope the best for Dana’

We recently reported that UFC President Dana White took some cheap shots at Invicta FC champ, Cris Cyborg, today. The brash UFC boss told a room full of reporters at today’s media luncheon that he believes the Brazilian female fighter is on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). ‘Cyborg isn’t clean. She’s not’, said Dana White. ‘Cyborg...

Feb 13, 2014 6:45 pm

UFC’s New Bonus Plan To Support $9.8 Million Bonus Budget For 2014

Change isn’t always good, but the UFC’s recent change to their Fight Night Bonus structure is definitely a step in the right direction. Initially, we had sparse details about the shift in bonus type, but on UFC Tonight they cleared it all up. Check it: The UFC announced that they were changing its bonus structure....

Feb 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Frank Mir Still Wants To Fight, But Only Under The UFC Banner

Coming off of his fourth straight defeat, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, is not ready to hang them up. In fact, the Las Vegas resident, isn’t even looking to downgrade his competition. As reported on last night’s UFC Tonight, Frank Mir’s manager Malki Kawa, told FOX Sports that the only place Mir wants to...

Feb 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Report: Eye’s Cannabis Levels So Low She Could Work For The Feds

That title is accurate folks. UFC bantamweight, Jessica Eye, recently got popped for pot and put on a probationary suspension by the state of Texas. Subsequently, the MMA world turned against her, media and fans alike. (not us though) Now it comes out, thanks to the good guys over at ESPN, that she tested positive...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

McCall Injured, Out Of Pickett Bout

Fight Night 37 just lost a marquee flyweight bout. Ian McCall is injured and will no longer be able to welcome the always tough, Brad Pickett, to the UFC’s 125 pound division. Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8 from London’s, O2 Arena. UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent...

Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Latin Fighters Take Center Stage For The Next International TUF Season

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature...

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...