Archive: ufc news

Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am

Watch the UFC 139 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 4 p.m. ET to promote November’s UFC 139 card featuring the UFC return of Dan Henderson as he tries to climb back atop the 205 pound ladder against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Dana White, headliners Dan Henderson and “Shogun, as well as co-headliners Wanderlei...

Sep 27, 2011 9:28 am

San Diego Rumored To Host December Strikeforce Event

Strikeforce looks to be headed to San Diego, California, as the promotion is gearing up for an event this winter at the Valley View Casino Center.  MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. Already slated for the card include a lightweight title fight, as champion Gilbert Melendez will defend against American Top Team product,...

Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am

Zoila Gurgel vs. Carina Damm On Tap For Bellator 57

Bellator 115lbs womens champion, Zoila Gurgel will return to action this November, as she will meet Carina Damm in a non title fight at Bellator 57.  Gurgel was initially set to face Jessica Aguilar, but Aguilar was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.  MMArising.com was the first to report the news. Zoila Gurgel...


Sep 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Mousasi Gives American Trained Fighters Huge Advantage In Preparation

“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts. I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. … In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The...

Sep 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Chael Sonnen On Anderson Silva’s Injury Status

“I don’t think that treatment for Anderson’s problems is prohibited by the UFC, even right before a match. Some medications are limited, as you know, but Anderson is in a state of medical legitimacy because I don’t think that Midol is prohibited, nor are chocolate or Gerard Butler movies. I have never personally had to...

Sep 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Medical Suspensions

Eleven fighters from last week’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event have received medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, five of which could face extended layoffs exceeding six months or longer. Strikeforce Challengers 19 took place this past Friday, September 23 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and aired for...

Sep 26, 2011 1:36 pm

UFC on Versus 6 Media Conference Call (Audio)

BJPENN.COM along with other members of the media took part in a conference call today to help promote this weekends UFC on Versus 6 event featuring Pat Barry, Stefan Struve, Dominick Cruz and Demetrius Johnson.

Sep 26, 2011 10:56 am

UFC on Versus 6 weigh-ins set to take place at the D.C. Armory this Friday

MMA fans in the Washington, D.C. area can attend this Friday’s UFC on Versus 6 live fighter weigh-ins at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. The show which features a bantamweight title fight between champion, Dominick Cruz and challenger, Demetrious Johnson is set to take place on Oct. 1 from the Verizon Center in our...

Sep 26, 2011 10:48 am

Spike TV Set To Counter Program UFC on FOX 1 With Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Marathon

Don’t be fooled MMA fans… On November 12 Spike TV is launching a UFC special titled “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos” that will air during the UFC on Fox event featuring “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos”. This is only the latest, and probably not the last time that the rift between the UFC and their current (soon...

Sep 26, 2011 9:37 am

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Salaries

Main event winner Lorenz Larkin and Ryan Couture brought home the largest salaries from last Friday’s “Strikeforce Challengers 19” event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The total disclosed payroll for the event and its 18 fighters was $92,500.00 and both Lark and Couture took home $10,000 for their participation. Strikeforce Challengers...

Sep 26, 2011 9:02 am

VIDEO: Bellator 51 Moment – Alexis Vila vs Joe Warren

Alexis Vila def. Joe Warren via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:04 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Eduardo Dantas def. Wilson Reis via KO (flying knee) – Round 2, 1:02 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Marcos Galvao def. Chase Beebe via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) – bantamweight-tourney opening round Ed West def. Luiz Nogueira via unanimous...

Sep 24, 2011 8:43 pm

UFC 135 Results

MAIN CARD:(Pay-per-view) Jon Jones def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 4, 1:14 (to retain light-heavyweight title) *Fight of the night Josh Koscheck def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59*Knockout of the night Mark Hunt def. Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27) Travis Browne def. Rob Broughton...

Sep 24, 2011 10:21 am

Cyborg vs. Yamanaka Booked For Dec. 17

During last night’s Strikeforce Challengers 19 event Strikeforce officials snuck in an under-the-radar fight announcement while promoting their December 17 event featuring Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal for the lightweight title. Female heavy-hitter, Chris Cyborg has now been booked for the event against the 12-1 Japanese star, Hiroko Yamanaka. The bout will likely be contested...

Sep 24, 2011 10:12 am

DREAM 17 Results

Shinya Aoki def. Rob McCullough via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 4:52 Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Joachim Hansen via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 2:30 Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via knockout (kick) – Round 1, 4:17 Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:42 Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy...

Sep 23, 2011 11:52 pm

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Results

OFFICIAL MAIN CARD RESULTS: Lorenz Larkin def. Nick Rossborough via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) Shawn Jordan def. Lavar Johnson via submission (keylock) – Round 2, 3:08 Ryan Couture def. Maka Watson via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28) Jason High def. Todd Moore via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Brian Melancon def. Felipe Portela via...

Sep 23, 2011 3:29 pm

UFC 135 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view) Champ Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (204) Matt Hughes (170) vs. Josh Koscheck (170.5) Mark Hunt (261) vs. Ben Rothwell (263) Rob Broughton (261) vs. Travis Browne (255) Nate Diaz (156) vs. Takanori Gomi (155) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike TV) Aaron Riley (155) vs. Tony Ferguson (155) Tim Boetsch (186) vs....

Sep 23, 2011 3:20 pm

Bellator 51 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Alexis Vila (134.5) vs. Joe Warren (135) Eduardo Dantas (134.5) vs. Wilson Reis (135.5) Chase Beebe (135) vs. Marcos Galvao (135) Luiz Nogueira (134) vs. Ed West (134) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Jessica Eye (125) vs. Casey Noland (127.5)* Frank Caraballo (142.5) vs. Dustin Kempf (143.5) Jesse Riggleman (134.5) vs. Farkhad Sharipov (135)...

Sep 23, 2011 1:48 pm

Report: Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace In The Works for UFC 139

UFC bantamweight fighter Nick Pace took to twitter today and announced that he has agreed to face former WEC champion Miguel Torres in November. The UFC has yet to officially announce the bout. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight...

Sep 23, 2011 1:44 pm

Rashad Evans Thinks His Former Team Did Spy On Rampage Camp

“I think they did it but I don’t think Jon was a part of it. I think it was Malki his manager and I don’t think Jon was really in on where Malki was getting his information from” During today’s UFC Fan Q&A session one of the fans asked former champion Rashad Evans if he...