Archive: UFC Fight Night 29

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Oct 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...


Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 9, 2013 7:24 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Results: Shields Grinds Out Split Decision Victory Over Maia

The fight went a full five rounds and was a reminder of how elite Shields’ grappling skills are. Maia secured two takedowns early on in the first round, but nothing came of the advantageous positions. Shields took the top position mid-way through the round and that’s what won him the first. After getting shut down...

Oct 9, 2013 6:09 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29’ Results: Silva Dominates Hamill In Unanimous Decision Victory

Despite missing weight, Thiago Silva still had the crowd in Brazil on his side. Who wasn’t expecting that, though? Both Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill showed fatigue early on in the fight, which slowed the action down after the first round. Silva was looking to take away Hamill’s wrestling advantage by attacking the lead leg,...

Oct 8, 2013 2:24 pm

Silva Fails to Make Weight in Allotted Time, Fined 25%, Loses Bonus Potential

Earlier today UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, missed weight for his UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Matt Hamill.  The UFC announced afterward that Silva will be fined 25% of his purse, and that the fighter will be ineligible for any finish bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When everything was said and...

Oct 8, 2013 11:50 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 29 Weigh-ins Live on BJPENN.COM (Noon PT)

Today from Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazi the UFC Fight Night 29, Maia vs. Shields weigh-ins take place at the Jose Correa Arena. In typical fashion you can catch the event live and free right here on BJPENN.COM starting at noon Pacific / 3:00 P.M. ET. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

Oct 7, 2013 11:34 am

Fabio Maldonado: I Will ‘Hurt and Knock Out’ Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29

  Citing the fans as his motivation, UFC light heavyweight fighter Fabio Maldonado talked about his fight this Wednesday against Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29.  As fight night draws nearer, Maldonado’s confidence in defeating Beltran only grows.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC light heavyweight fighter, Fabio Maldonado (19-6), will be taking...

Oct 7, 2013 10:55 am

Joey Beltran Talks Suspension and Returning to the Cage Successfully

After making drop to light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran looked to restart his career in a new division. Upon his return to the UFC, Beltran split two consecutive fights, winning his most recent against Igor Pokrajac. His victory was taken from him, however, after Beltran tested positive for nandrolone. Now, with a fight against Fabio Maldonado looming,...

Oct 6, 2013 6:59 pm

Rodrigo Damm vs. Hacran Dias removed from UFC Fight Night 29

A featherweight bout that was slated to feature Rodrigo Damm (11-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) taking on Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been scratched from the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ event in Brazil. According to a report from MMA Fighting, Rodrigo Damm was suffering from kidney stones during his weight cut and was...

Oct 2, 2013 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even...

Oct 1, 2013 2:02 pm

Mike Pierce is ‘pissed off’ over fighting a ‘definite cheat’ like Rousimar Palhares

UFC welterweight contender Mike Pierce (17-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) will likely find himself in hostile territory at next week’s “UFC Fight Night 29” in Sao Paulo, when he takes on Brazilian native Rousimar Palhares (14-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC) on the evenings main card. It was really a head-scratching booking, as Mike Pierce is currently riding a 4-fight win-streak,...

Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Lost Unborn Son, 5 Armed Robber Incident Almost Made Demian Maia Retire in 2012

When UFC veteran Demian Maia dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Weidman on January of 2012, he thought about retirement for the first time in his career. But it wasn’t only his lackluster performance against the current middleweight champion that made the 35-year-old Brazilian entertain the idea of calling it quits. In fact, a series of...

Aug 16, 2013 10:25 am

Dias vs. Damm Added to Fight Night 29

Two Brazilian featherweights were added to the UFC Fight Night 29 card slated for October. Hacran Dias will face off with Rodrigo Damm on the October 9th card. The news was first reported by O Dia, and was confirmed by MMA Fighting. Dias  is 21-2-1 and dropped a decision to Nik Lentz in his last...

Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao rebooked for UFC Fight Night 29

UFC officials recently announced that top bantamweights T.J. Dillashaw (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Raphael Assuncao (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will collide at UFC Fight Night 29, October 9 in Brazil. The bout was initially scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Night 28, but Assuncao was sidelined with a hand injury. The “TUF 14”...

Aug 15, 2013 1:08 pm

Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado set for UFC Fight Night 29

MMAFighting.com has learned with sources close to the UFC that “The Mexicutioner” Joey Beltran (14-8 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is heading to Brazil for a light heavyweight showdown against Sao Paulo native Fabio Maldonado (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC). Beltran is coming off a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac at December’s UFC on FX event in...

Aug 7, 2013 5:52 am

Bisping on Munoz: I’m going to kick his ass

Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is preparing to take on Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in a bout that will serve as the main event for the UFC’s return to England on October 26. “The Count” has never been shy when voicing exactly how he plans to defeat an opponent, as he did on last night’s episode of UFC Tonight:...