Archive: ufc news

Oct 19, 2016 1:46 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 3 | Alan Jouban | Rashad Evans | Dan Severn | Kelvin Gastelum

  BJPENN.COM Radio is back with another fantastic guest line-up for your listening pleasure! 8:15PM ET- We will kick off the show with UFC Welterweight Alan “Brahma” Jouban. Alan will be giving us his thoughts on Mike Perry, his opponent for December 22nd at UFC on FOX 22. This bout was just announced last week...

Nov 23, 2015 12:16 pm

Sage Northcutt vs Jon Jones for Most Impressive Squat!

This may not be a direct squat challenge between the the former lightweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones, but with the recent releases of “sneakpeeks” in the MMA gyms out there,  I thought I would share another squat video. 405lbs for the Northcutt. Like a wise man once said, “weights….they don’t lift back.” Well, he might...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

Raphael Assuncao Set To Undergo Surgery––Return Date Unknown

UFC bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao (23-4 MMA) will have to undergo surgery on his right ankle this Thursday in Atlanta. Assuncao’s manager Danny Rubenstein confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. According to the report, Assuncao had injured his ankle back in December, but was told by doctors that the injury did not require surgery. However, he...

Aug 7, 2015 7:02 am

Sara McMann: ‘I’m The One To Dethrone Rousey’

Despite having lost her first fight with Ronda Rousey via first-round TKO, former Olympic wrestler Sara McMann (8-2 MMA) still believes she will be the one to dethrone the undefeated champ. Here is what McMann had to say during a recent interview with Fox Sports: “Any time I lose, I want revenge,” McMann told FOX...


Aug 7, 2015 6:58 am

Aldo: ‘I’m going to run over McGregor’

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced to pull out of last month’s UFC 189 event headliner opposite Conor McGregor because of a rib injury. The longtime featherweight title holder spoke to Fox Sports at last weekend’s UFC 190 event in Brazil, where he discussed the difficult decision to pullout of UFC 189 and the...

Aug 5, 2015 6:42 am

Still Talking? Bethe Correia: ‘Rousey Will Be Dethroned In 2016’

Bethe Correia suffered a devastating knockout loss in her attempt to dethrone Ronda Rousey at this past weekend’s UFC 190 event in Brazil. It was a tough loss to swallow for the previously undefeated Brazilian, but Correia is already back on her feet and planning a title run for the 2016 year: “I promise I...

Aug 5, 2015 6:22 am

Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov set for UFC 192 in Houston

A welterweight bout between Alan Jouban and Albert Tumenov is the latest addition to October’s UFC 192 event in Houston. UFC officials recently announced the news via the Houston Chronicle. Alan Jouban (12-3 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to three in a row when he squares off with Tumenov in...

Aug 5, 2015 5:53 am

Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis set for UFC 192

A flyweight bout featuring Chris Cariaso taking on Sergio Pettis is the latest addition to October’s UFC 192 event in Houston. UFC officials announced the news via the Houston Chronicle. Former UFC flyweight title challenger Chris Cariaso (17-7 MMA) will be looking to snap a two-fight losing skid when he meets Pettis in Texas this...

Jul 30, 2015 6:49 am

Ruslan Magomedov vs. Shawn Jordan set for UFC 192

A heavyweight bout between Ruslan Magomedov and Shawn Jordan is the latest addition to October’s UFC 192 event. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today via the Houston Chronicle. Shawn Jordan (18-6 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to four in a row when he squares off with Magomedov in Texas....

Jul 29, 2015 10:58 am

Lorenz Larkin Beat Robbie Lawler Once And Wouldn’t Mind Doing It Again––EXCLUSIVE

Just over three years ago today, Lorenz Larkin (16-4 MMA) was standing in the middle of the Strikeforce cage having his hand raised by referee John McCarthy after earning a unanimous decision victory over Robbie Lawler. At the time (July 2012), the undefeated Larkin was considered to be one of the middleweight divisions rising stars,...

Jul 29, 2015 6:08 am

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier set to headline UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin

A key lightweight bout between rising contenders Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier will headline October’s UFC Fight Night 77 event in Dublin. Joseph Duffy (14-1 MMA) will have an opportunity to fight in front of his local fans when he locks horns with Dustin Poirier in Ireland. “Irish Joe” was most recently seen in action...

Jul 28, 2015 6:30 am

Lorenz Larkin: “Fighters popped for Steroids should be banned for life!”

UFC welterweight slugger Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (16-4 MMA) recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor to discuss a number of topics, one of those being the UFC’s revamped drug policy. Larkin is happy that the UFC has implemented year-round drug testing for fighters but doesn’t feel the penalty for those caught on steroids is...

Jul 27, 2015 9:00 am

GSP: “Of all the guys, I would NOT want to fight Condit again”

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre claims that out of all his previous opponents, “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit was the biggest nightmare. Here is what “Rush” had to say in a recent interview with Bloody Elbow’s Mark Bergmann: “Carlos Condit is a nightmare,” St-Pierre said. “Of all the guys that I would...

Jul 27, 2015 8:25 am

“UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia” Finalized with 13 Fights!

This weekend’s UFC 190 pay-per-view lineup is set with 13 bouts! The event is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight featuring current champion Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA) taking on undefeated challenger Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA). “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey returns to the cage for the first time since UFC 184 in February, where she defeated...

Jul 27, 2015 7:44 am

GSP: “I still believe Rory will be world champion one day”

UFC 189 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and produced a number of memorable fights and exciting finishes. The welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald stole the show, as the pair went to war for over twenty minutes. In the end, the champion was able to defeat the...

Jul 23, 2015 12:31 pm

Dominick Cruz Ready To Reclaim His Belt, Eyes Year End Return

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (20-1 MMA) returned to action for the first time since October of 2011 this past September at UFC 178, where he earned an impressive knockout victory over Takeya Mizugaki in just 61-seconds. Unfortunately for “The Dominator”, who has been plagued by injuries since he made the transition from the...

Jul 23, 2015 12:06 pm

Report: Two Massive Welterweight Scraps Targeted For Year’s End

Looks like the UFC is planning to put on two huge welterweight fights towards the end of the year! According to Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will make his next title defense later this year against “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit. Botter also tweeted that a welterweight number one...

Jul 23, 2015 9:51 am

Holly Holm Never Wants To Win ‘Fight of The Night’

UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Holly Holm is coming off a dominant decision victory over Marion Reneau at last week’s UFC Fight Night event in San Diego. Holm was able to out point Reneau for three rounds by using a high volume of strikes and some solid takedown defense. However, even in victory, Holm was unable...

Jul 23, 2015 9:23 am

‘Showtime’ Pettis Down For Scrap With ‘Irrelevant’ Nate Diaz

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis has not fought since losing his title to Rafael dos Anjos at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas. Pettis was scheduled to compete against Myles Jury at this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago, but was forced to withdraw from the event with an injury. “Showtime”...

Jul 23, 2015 8:44 am

Dana White: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Diluting The Product’

The UFC is scheduled to hold a total of 45 events in this the 2015 calendar year. With that said, UFC President Dana White doesn’t foresee a decline in the number of events the organization will host each year. In fact, Mr. White believes there will be a demand for even more events going forward:...

Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold targeted for December

The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) and number one contender Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) is being targeted for December. UFC President Dana White revealed the promotions intentions during a recent Q&A session on twitter: @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC @ufc December — Dana White (@danawhite) July 23, 2015 @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC...

Jul 23, 2015 4:57 am

GIRL FIGHT! Tate on Eye — ‘She made herself look dumb’

UFC women’s bantamweight contenders Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye will battle it out in the co-main event of this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago. The pair were originally targeted to fight back in June, but their 135-pound showdown was instead rescheduled to take place this Saturday night. During the pre-fight negotiations, “Evil...

Jul 22, 2015 6:28 am

UFC Fight Night 74 set with 12 bouts!

The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 74 event in Saskatoon! The card, which will air on FOX Sports 1, includes a total of 12 bouts and is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring surging contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira. Max Holloway (13-3 MMA) is currently riding a six-fight win...

Jul 16, 2015 12:51 pm

Aldo Didn’t Watch UFC 189, Willing To Fight Conor In Ireland

Conor McGregor became the UFC interim featherweight champion this past weekend in Las Vegas by defeating Chad Mendes via second-round TKO in their main event fight at UFC 189. It was a fight that most MMA fans and fighters tuned in to watch, with the exception of reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was...

Jul 16, 2015 9:43 am

Frank Mir: ‘It Would Be An Honor To Fight Fedor’

Frank Mir added another amazing finish to his highlight reel at last night’s UFC Fight Night event in San Diego, when he floored Todd Duffee with a brutal left hand in the opening round of their main event fight. The former UFC heavyweight champion has fought a legendary list of heavyweights during his MMA career...

Jul 14, 2015 4:34 pm

Frank Mir: ‘The UFC Told Me Lesnar Was Coming Back’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 71 main-event bout with Todd Duffee. Mir, who is coming off a knockout win over “Bigfoot” Silva, recently revealed an interesting story to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani while in attendance at Sunday’s TUF 21 Finale event. According to the heavyweight submission...

Jul 14, 2015 2:08 pm

BJ Penn has kind words for injured featherweight champion Jose Aldo

Former two-division UFC champion and recent UFC Hall Of Fame inductee, B.J. Penn, was happy that current UFC featherweight champion and former training partner Jose Aldo decided not to fight while injured at this past weekend’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. “The Prodigy” told reporters at the UFC Fan Expo that he had no...

Jul 9, 2015 7:58 am

Cain Velasquez Wants To Fight In October, Perhaps UFC 192

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is targeting a October return to the octagon. According to a report on UFC Tonight, Velasquez came out of his UFC 188 title fight with Fabricio Werdum without any lingering injuries and would like to return to action at UFC 192 in Houston, Texas. Sources close to Velasquez told...