Archive: ufc lightweights

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Jul 22, 2013 9:01 am

TUF: Brazil 2 Champ Leonardo Santos Plans Drop to Lightweight

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Leonardo Santos, the latest winner of TUF: Brazil, has made plans to drop down to lightweight for his next UFC fight. The Brazilian won TUF: Brazil 2 and the six-figure UFC contract at UFC on FUEL TV 10 in June. He claimed that crown with a second-round submission of William Macario, who was heavily favored to...

Jul 22, 2013 8:07 am

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Slated for Lightweight Scrap at UFC 165 in Toronto

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC has added and exciting bout to its upcoming event in Toronto as lightweights Pat Healy (29-16) and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) are slated to meet on September 21st at UFC 165.  The news was made official by the UFC today as they confirmed the booking between the two brawling lightweights....

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Benson Henderson “Surprised” Grant Beat Maynard, Gets Next Title Shot

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All roads to the top of the UFC lightweight division lead to Champion Benson Henderson. Not every fighter gets that close to the top but for TJ Grant that’s the next stop…and the last standing between him and the UFC lightweight gold. Grant, following his UFC 160 KO of top contender...

May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...