Archive: ufc news

Nov 14, 2011 10:49 am

UFC NEWS – Fertitta States UFC Most Valuable Sports Franchise In The World

“I feel pretty comfortable saying we’re the most valuable sports franchise on the planet, more than Manchester United, more than the New York Yankees, more than the Dallas Cowboys.” 40.5% owner of the UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta tells the NY Times that he believes that the UFC is the most valuable sports franchise in the world....

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 14, 2011 10:13 am

MMA NEWS – Noons vs. *Evangelista* Official For Dec. 17 On Showtime

We originally reported that KJ Noons would face Billy Evangelista back on October 12 and now Strikeforce officials have made the bout official for the Dec. 17 show to air on Showtime. The event, which features many of the Strikeforce stars, takes place on December 17 from the Valley View Casino in San Diego. The...


Nov 14, 2011 10:10 am

UFC NEWS – Dan Henderson Wants Jon Jones After Shogun Fight This Weekend

“I actually would have rather been in a fight for the title, but this fight excites me too. Shogun’s a tough guy, and it’s gonna be a big challenge… I’m not going to try extra hard to knock him out just to get a title shot. I’m going out there first and foremost to win...

Nov 14, 2011 9:50 am

MMA NEWS – Fans Encouraged To Attend Thursday's Strikeforce Weigh-Ins

This Friday marks the last event for the Strikeforce Challengers series. As such, Strikeforce officials are offering a free opportunity for fans in the Las Vegas area to attend the live weigh-ins ceremony this Thursday. Strikeforce Challengers 20 takes place from the Pearl at the Palms Casino and Resort and will feature a middleweight bout...

Nov 13, 2011 5:30 pm

UPDATE:5.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on FOX

The UFC’s first night on network television has reportedly drawn in about 4.6 million viewers according to early estimates. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of...

Nov 12, 2011 8:54 pm

UFC on Fox 1 By The Numbers: Fight Night Bonus Winners And Gate Totals

UFC on Fox 1 took place tonight from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. The event marked the UFC’s debut on network television. The fight lasted just 64 seconds and ended with...

Nov 12, 2011 7:45 pm

UFC on Fox 1 Full Card Results:Dos Santos Upsets Velasquez To Become The New UFC HW Champion

Main Card: (FOX) Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:04 – to become new UFC heavyweight champion. Preliminary Card Results: (Facebook & Foxsports.com) Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27). Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:32. Ricardo Lamas...

Nov 12, 2011 6:56 pm

UFC on Fox 1 Preliminary Card Results: Henderson Beats Guida To Earn Title Shot

Preliminary Card Results: Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27). Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:32. Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:16. DaMarques Johnson def. Clay Harvison via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:34. Darren Uyenoyama...

Nov 12, 2011 12:25 pm

UFC on FOX 1 Discussion Thread

Use this thread to share your predictions, reactions to the fights, or debate with your fellow BJPENN.COM members about all things UFC on Fox related. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and...

Nov 12, 2011 12:13 pm

UFC on FOX 1: Fight Day Bettings Odds and Breakdown For Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

This evening for the first time ever the UFC will be broadcast for free on Network Television. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos for the UFC’s heavyweight title is being called the biggest fight in UFC history. Expected to introduce an entire new audience to the sport, the UFC has put their best foot forward...

Nov 12, 2011 10:56 am

REMINDER: UFC on Fox 1 Television Schedule Is Stacked

This weekend is perhaps the most important and biggest show in UFC history. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior Dos Santos the event marks the first UFC event on...

Nov 11, 2011 6:01 pm

UFC on Fox Weigh-In Results

MAIN CARD: (FOX) Champ Cain Velasquez (249) vs. Junior Dos Santos (239) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook and FOXSports.com) Clay Guida (156) vs. Ben Henderson (156) Pablo Garza (145) vs. Dustin Poirier (146) Ricardo Lamas (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145) Clay Harvsion (169) vs. DaMarques Johnson (171) Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (135) vs. Darren Uyenoyama (135) Robert Peralta...

Nov 11, 2011 9:24 am

Watch the UFC on FOX Weigh-Ins Live Today on BJPENN.COM (7 p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC on FOX weigh-in ceremony live today from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior...

Nov 11, 2011 8:59 am

Watch the UFC 141 Pre Fight Press Conference Today on BJPENN.COM (5 p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC 141 pre fight press conference live today from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Expected to attend are main event participants Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem along with UFC president, Dana White. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM...

Nov 11, 2011 8:53 am

Next Week’s UFC 139 Weigh-Ins Set, Koscheck Hosts Q&A

Next week’s UFC 139 weigh-in event is set to take place exactly one week from today on Friday, November 18 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner between champ...