Archive: ufc news

Sep 3, 2013 12:05 pm

‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Bout Order Finalized

The lineup is set September’s UFC 165. The event includes bouts on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. UFC 165 will be held Sept. 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and the 13-bout lineup includes a pair of championship fights. In the main event, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) takes on Alexander Gustafsson (14-1). In...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Sep 3, 2013 10:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Nate Diaz Spotted Training With Duane Ludwig & Team Alpha Male

Former UFC lightweight title challenger and younger half of the Diaz brothers clan, Nate Diaz, was recently down in Sacramento getting some training in with the world-renowned Team Alpha Male and their new head coach, Duane Ludwig. Nate Diaz has not seen action since his defeat to Josh Thomson back in April. The defeat marked...

Sep 3, 2013 10:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 28 Weigh-ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3PM ET)

UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader goes down tomorrow from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The same venue plays host to today’s official weigh-ins ceremony and you can catch the action right here on BJPENN.COM at noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET.

Sep 3, 2013 10:45 am

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30

UFC officials announced Monday that Norman Parke (pictured) and Jon Tuck are set to fight on the card of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place October 26 in Manchester, England.  Parke and Tuck were originally set to fight back in April.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters, Norman Parke and Jon Tuck, are...

Sep 3, 2013 10:44 am

Current MMA Lightweight Top 10

A look at the top ten Lightweights after Benson Henderson was dethroned as the 155 pound king by Anthony Pettis. Melendez should get the next shot after TJ Grant at Pettis if Gil can win his next bout, and Gray Maynard versus Josh Thomson makes sense should they both win their next fight (even though...

Sep 3, 2013 8:34 am

Glover Teixeira wants to fight Jon Jones for title, not Gustafsson

UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) says he would rather fight “Bones” as opposed to “The Mauler”, should he earn a 205-pound title fight with an impressive victory over Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) this Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28. Texeira will look to follow the advice given to him by...

Sep 2, 2013 8:19 pm

Sean Sherk officially retires from MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk (36-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martials arts today, as first reported on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour. In an interview with BJ Penn Radio earlier this year, Sherk discussed what he would need to get back into the cage, and what is keeping him out. “Many, many...

Sep 2, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 18’s Louis Fisette Talks This Season’s Show, His Weekly BJPENN.COM Blog and More

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight standout has reeled off six straight victories, with all six wins coming by form of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was most recently seen in action at the “AFC 16 – Uprising” event in March. The “WAMMA”...

Sep 2, 2013 12:58 pm

Jose Aldo Says Dana White’s Promises Are Only Thing Holding Up Pettis Fight

It didn’t take much time after Anthony Pettis’  first-round submission victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, for the world to begin clamoring for a super fight between Pettis and UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (Pictured).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC 164, the MMA world was focused on one fight.  It wasn’t...

Sep 2, 2013 12:11 pm

T.J. Grant Wants Pettis: ‘I feel like I’ve earned it’

T.J. Grant watched from the sidelines this past weekend a title fight in which he was supposed to be.  Though an injury forced the lightweight out of the fight against Henderson at UFC 164, Grant believes he has earned himself the next shot at the new champion, Anthony Pettis.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC...

Sep 2, 2013 12:10 pm

Chad Mendes Wants Title Shot vs. Jose Aldo Following TKO Over Clay Guida

Chad Mendes scored his fourth straight victory via T/KO this past weekend with a TKO win over Clay Guida in the third round of their UFC 164.  Already ranked the number one featherweight contender coming into this fight, Mendes believes the next thing for him is the belt.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It...

Sep 2, 2013 12:09 pm

QUICK TWITT | Dana White And Tito Ortiz Engage In Twitter Beef

Tito Ortiz and Dana White have a history that spans over a decade. Having used to manage the former UFC champion as well as emply him, Dana White, probably owns a plethora of stories about one of his biggest rivals in the sport. Now signed to Bellator, Ortiz has taken the gloves off and is...

Sep 2, 2013 11:48 am

Dana White: Ryan Couture Didn’t Get His Chin From Father Randy

UFC lightweight fighter, Ryan Couture, has yet to find success inside the UFC’s Octagon. Pushed to the facebook prelims last weekend, the son of UFC/MMA Legend and multiple time two-division champion, Randy Couture, fell short in his second Octagon appearance. The younger Couture showed amazing heart and determination in his bout against TUF runner-up, Al...