Archive: ufc news

Nov 25, 2011 10:58 am

UFC NEWS – Poll Results: What is the greatest fight in UFC history?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers what fight you thought was the greatest ever in UFC history. With so many analysts, fighters and fans proclaiming that last weekend’s UFC 139 five-round war between Dan Henderson and “Shogun” Rua earned the prize, we took to our polls to see what our...

Nov 25, 2011 9:11 am

MMA NEWS – M-1 Global Lobbying For Emelianenko vs. Velasquez In Russia

In an almost laughable scenario, the brass behind Russian based fight promotion M-1 Global (who also manage Fedor Emelianenko) have gone on record to try and lobby the UFC to give “The Last Emperor” a fight with former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez. Apparently they think that win over Jeff Monson last weekend has given...

Nov 25, 2011 8:57 am

UFC NEWS – Early Estimates Show UFC 139 Did About 270,000 PPV Buys

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Nov 25, 2011 8:50 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Gets His Wish, Will Face Ryan Bader In Japan

It was just three days ago we reported here on BJPENN.COM that former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Rampage Jackson was upset at his exclusion from the UFC’s first trip to Japan. “It don’t look like I’m fighting in Japan, which I’m not happy about at all,” Jackson Tweeted. “I think it’s a big mistake by the...

Nov 25, 2011 8:27 am

UFC NEWS – Omigawa vs. Alcantara Added To UFC 142 Card

A featherweight bout between Michihiro Omigawa and Yuri Alcantara has been added to the already stacked UFC 142 card set for January. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. Booked in what is...

Nov 25, 2011 8:15 am

UFC NEWS – Shalorus vs. Nurmagomedoz Booked For UFC on FX 1

WEC import, Kamal Shalorus has agreed to take on UFC newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight bout set for January on the UFC’s inaugural fight night on FX. UFC on FX 1 is set to take place on January 20th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The first ever event on the station will air...

Nov 24, 2011 8:12 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BJPENN.COM

From our staff here at BJPENN.COM, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We are “Thankful” for all of you!

Nov 23, 2011 2:42 pm

UFC NEWS – Steve Cantwell Returns Against Riki Fukuda at UFC 144

The ever growing UFC 144 card just got one middleweight fight deeper as Japanese born Riki Fukuda is set to face off with former WEC champion Steve Cantwell. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama,...

Nov 23, 2011 2:31 pm

MMA NEWS – Shinya Aoki Books Satoru Kitaoka For Year End Show

Shinya Aoki has finally booked an opponent for DREAM’s year end event and it comes in the form of his former teammate and Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka. The bout will be for Aoki’s lightweight title. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the...

Nov 23, 2011 12:34 pm

UFC NEWS – Kampmann vs. Alves In The Works For March 2012

Reports have started to circlulate this afternoon that the UFC is putting together a welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. No venue, date or exact location have been confirmed but it appears as if the two are in negotiations to meet at a yet to be announced event in March of 2012. Kampmann...

Nov 23, 2011 11:12 am

UFC NEWS – BJ Penn Blog: Week 1

For the past couple of weeks, ever since my fight with Diaz, I have just been taking it easy. When I am not relaxing at home, I am just hanging out with old friends from high school and spending time with my daughter and family. I have been back in Hawaii for a while now,...

Nov 23, 2011 10:26 am

Help The Miller Family This Holiday Season And Donate

UFC Middleweight fighter Dan Miller is currently involved in one of the biggest fights of his life, fighting to keep his son Danny Miller Jr. alive.  Danny Miller Jr. was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder which causes multiple cysts to develop on the kidneys in...

Nov 23, 2011 5:20 am

MMA NEWS – Grove vs. Minowa In The Works For ProElite III On January 21

The UFC isn’t the only promotion making plans for the 2012 MMA season. ProElite version 2.0 is finalizing plans for their third MMA show scheduled for January 21, 2012 and they are headed back to where it all started at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The event is expected to feature a main event...

Nov 23, 2011 5:00 am

UFC NEWS – Photo: King Mo In Brazil Helping Machida Train For Jones

In preparation for his UFC 140 title fight with Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida has brought in standout light-heavyweight, “King Mo” Lawal, to assist with his wrestling game. Mo is widely regarded as one of, if not thee very best wrestling in Mixed Martial Arts but can he help Machida regain his title? Click here for...

Nov 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Bellator 58 Ratings Are In And They Are Up

Last weekend’s Bellator 58 card turned in the most solid numbers of the season with 269,000 viewers. The ratings prove that the recently dethroned lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez is by far their biggest ratings draw. Bellator 58 took place from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and featured a main event...

Nov 22, 2011 1:55 pm

UFC NEWS – Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle Booked For UFC 142 In Brazil

A welterweight clash between two top talents has been booked for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil this upcoming January. UFC 142 is expected to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. However, the event itself has yet to be officially announced by the UFC. Booked in what is expected to...

Nov 22, 2011 8:24 am

UFC NEWS – Cruz Ready To Face Faber To Complete Trilogy

“The way that he beat Bowles, I think it warrants a title fight for him. That’s fine with me. I’ve got no problem. It was going to be him or Bowles, I knew that coming into that fight, and I was ready to take on either one of them. He beat somebody in the Top...

Nov 22, 2011 8:13 am

UFC NEWS – “The Ultimate Fighter” Headed To Brazil, Tryouts Next Month

It would appear as if the first international edition of the UFC’s reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter” is set and it’s heading to Brazil. Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts prospects in the lightweight and middleweight divisions will get a chance to try out for the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Dec. 14 in Sao...