Archive: ufc light heavyweights

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Jun 15, 2013 1:49 pm

EDITORIAL | The Legend Lives: Dan Henderson Will Forever Be ‘One of a Kind’

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Dan Henderson has become one of the most prolific and accomplished mixed martial artists of all time. His time inside the sport, which began way back in 1997, has spanned over the sports steady, constant evolution and, unlike many fighters that began competing when he did, he is not only still...


Jun 13, 2013 7:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Thiago Silva Discusses his KO of ‘Feijao’, Blackzilians, and What He Wants Next | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews were back in shop on Wednesday (June 12th) for the latest episode of BJPenn.com Radio and they were joined by recent ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Knock Out of the Night’ bonus winner, UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva. Silva is fresh off of the heels of a KO of Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante last...

Jun 13, 2013 11:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He Plans on Rashad Being “Shy” With His Striking at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | With UFC 161 now just about two days away Dan Henderson is healthy, peaking, and ready to topple Rashad Evans in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on Saturday night. The main-event between these two light heavyweights should be a fight that proves top contention for either man, although both men are coming off...

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

May 31, 2013 10:50 am

Dan Henderson Wants to Knock Rashad Evans “Silly” at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The legend has spoken. Dan Henderson heads into UFC 161 as half of the newly named main-event as he takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Rahsad Evans. Both men will walk into the fight on June 15th having dropped their last fight and a win for each fighter is essential...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

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...

Apr 24, 2013 3:20 pm

EDITORIAL | Chael Sonnen Reaching for One Perfect Performance

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most recognizable names and voices the UFC has ever spawned. His presence and persona along with the talent he possesses as a fighter have also made him one of the most successful fighters in the game today. However, Chael Sonnen is not fighting for fun, he’s not fighting...