Archive: ufc

Dec 11, 2013 8:58 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Joe Lauzon Looks to Make Mac Danzig Pay for Last Loss

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon returns to the Octagon Saturday, leading off the UFC on FOX 9 main card with a three-round fight against Mac Danzig.  Coming into the bout, Lauzon is focused on getting back into the win column.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, fans will see...

Dec 11, 2013 8:56 am

Erick Silva To Face Nate Loughran At Fight Night 36

  Erick Silva will get a chance to bounce back from his devastating (and shocking) knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim in October, as he is now scheduled to meet Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. Silva arrived to the UFC with great fanfare but has stumbled on his assumed journey to the top, as he seems...

Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Dec 10, 2013 7:37 am

Dana White Named Sports Innovator Of The Year

UFC President Dana White is many things. He is outspoken, brash, and assertive, but it can’t be denied that the man is a powerful and effective businessman. Sports Business International agrees, and has recently awarded him the title of “Sports Innovator of the Year.” The editor of Sports Business International, Matt Cutler said, “For both...

Dec 10, 2013 7:24 am

UFC Set To Release New Digital UFC Network As Part Of International Expansion

The UFC announced plans recently to create a digital, subscription based network to broadcast events. The reason for this plan involves the UFC’s  international expansion and the fact that they will be broadcasting more events than usual in the future. The UFC’s Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to...

Dec 10, 2013 7:21 am

Ivan Jorge vs. Rodrigo Damm Added To UFC Fight Night 36

A lightweight matchup between two talented grapplers has been added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. Ivan Jorge looks to put his seven fight win streak on the line when he faces Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and Ultimate Fighter: Brazil alum Rodrigo Damm (pictured). Jorge will be making his second appearance inside the UFC...

Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm

Shane Del Rosario Passes Away Following Nearly Two-Week Battle

After nearly two-weeks of hospitalization UFC heavyweight fighter and former kickboxing world champion, Shane Del Rosario has passed away. The top prospect suffered from a Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse on Tuesday, November 26th and had been clinging to life in an Orange County hospital event since. After two-confusing weeks and several mis-reports of his passing, it...

Dec 9, 2013 12:57 pm

Ronda Rousey on TUF 18: “I Coached, Miesha Did Her Hair”

Consistently unapologetic about her portrayal on the most recent season of the UFC’s hit reality-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke out about her performance as a coach, saying that her priorities were less about her public image and more about helping her fighters.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Dec 9, 2013 12:56 pm

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Drug Test Results: All Fighters Cleared

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which took place November 30 in Las Vegas, saw Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth crowned as the two “TUF 18” champions, as well as a spectacular knockout win for lightweight fighter Nate Diaz (shown above). The Nevada State Athletic Director has released the results from its post-fight drug screening, and...

Dec 9, 2013 12:54 pm

Ronda Rousey 10-1 Favorite Over Tate In Rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (above) comes into her UFC 168 title defense against longtime rival Miesha Tate as the heavy favorite, earning 10-1 odds in the betting world.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The last few months may have seen UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lose her title as everyone’s favorite female...

Dec 9, 2013 11:18 am

Undefeated UFC prospect Myles “Fury” Jury receives BJJ Black belt

As one of the breakout fighters of 2012-2013, UFC’s Myles “Fury” Jury has put his talents to the test in thirteen professional mixed martial arts bouts, four of which have been tested inside the ultimate proving grounds; the Octagon, and his perfect record has remained intact. Five of his thirteen wins have come by way...

Dec 9, 2013 10:59 am

POLL | Who Wins Hypothetical Fight Between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg

This week, in the best MMA Poll on-line, we ask fans who would win a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg. The two female champions are bitter rivals, but weighty concerns and promotional boundaries are currently preventing this super fight from taking place. My recent talks with Cris prompted me to put this up...