Archive: UFC on FOX 9

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Mac Danzig shuns sponsors in important fight with Joe Lauzon

Mac Danzig is set to face off against always-dangerous BJJ practitioner Joe Lauzon this weekend during the main card of UFC on FOX 9. However, due to his own choosing, Danzig will not be receiving the usual immediate financial rewards that most fighters receive. Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) and Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC),...

Dec 12, 2013 3:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC on FOX 9 Fighters Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

If you missed BJPENN.COM’s special broadcast of today’s UFC on FOX 9 press conference event then you missed all the staredowns at its conclusion. Today’s media event took place from the Sleep Train Arena’s 4th Floor Lounge in Sacramento, California. UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down this Saturday from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena....

Dec 12, 2013 9:59 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM (1 p.m. PT)

In anticipation of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 event BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live broadcast of today’s pre-fight press conference. Today’s event takes place from the Sleep Train Arena’s 4th Floor Lounge in Sacramento. To catch it, tune in right here at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET and use the player below.

Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Michael McDonald Surprised Over Reaction to Abstinent News

Michael McDonald explains whether he ever thought he’d be facing his UFC on Fox 9 opponent Urijah Faber in his opponent’s hometown, how he anticipated fighting Faber and other WEC greats, why Faber is a continuously improving fighter, the surprise he feels at the revelation he’s sexually abstinent and much more.

Dec 12, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Interviews: Jorgensen, Castillo, Lentz & Danzig

UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down from Sacramento, California this Saturday on FOX TV. In the main event of the evening Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. Get caught up on the pre-fight hype right here and check out interviews from some of the...

Dec 12, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon’s UFC on FOX 9 Blog (Part 1)

UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has once again documented his fight lead up through video blogs. The fan favorite multiple FON bonus winner is set to face Mac Danzig on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 9 main card.

Dec 12, 2013 8:07 am

Condit Expected To Fight At UFC 170

UFC Welterweight contender Carlos Condit was originally scheduled to fight Matt Brown on the UFC on Fox 9 card. That was until Matt Brown suffered from a back injury that forced the fighter to pull from the bout. Carlos spoke of his disappointment about the withdraw in a statement released to BJPENN.COM on December 8....

Dec 12, 2013 7:58 am

Matt Brown Injury Won’t Require Surgery But Return Date Unknown

Former UFC Welterweight Interim Champion Carlos Condit was originally set to face off against welterweight contender Matt Brown this weekend during UFC on Fox 9. The event headlines a flyweight title bout between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Joseph Benavidez in Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from his fight against “The...

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...

Dec 11, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | An Animated Urijah Faber Brings Another Fight Story

UFC bantamweight fighter and self-proclaimed connoisseur of awesome fight stories, Urijah Faber, gives us another animated fight story, this time bringing comedian Daryl Wright to tell of a wild day at the Laundromat. And with just a few days before Faber takes on Michael McDonald at UFC on FOX 9 this Saturday in Sacramento, it...

Dec 11, 2013 8:58 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Joe Lauzon Looks to Make Mac Danzig Pay for Last Loss

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon returns to the Octagon Saturday, leading off the UFC on FOX 9 main card with a three-round fight against Mac Danzig.  Coming into the bout, Lauzon is focused on getting back into the win column.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, fans will see...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

Dec 9, 2013 11:09 am

Carlos Condit Releases Statement Following Cancellation of Brown Fight

On Saturday we learned that the UFC on FOX 9 bout between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown had been scratched due to a Brown injury. Condit, through his management, released the following statement on the matter: “I was greatly disappointed to hear of Matt Brown’s injury. This was a fight that I was looking forward...

Dec 9, 2013 10:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ozkilic to break new ground at UFC on Fox 9

  Alp Ozkilic will have the pride of a nation behind him Saturday when he steps foot inside the UFC cage. Not only is Ozkilic making his organizational debut at UFC on Fox 9 held in Sacramento but he will be the first Turkish-born fighter to compete in the Octagon. Ozkilic, an 8-1, 27-year-old flyweight,...

Dec 7, 2013 1:32 pm

QUICK TWITT | Matt Brown Confirms Injury, 2 Discs In Back To Blame For FOX 9 Withdrawal

We recently learned that UFC welterweight Matt Brown was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Carlos Condit. On just one week’s notice this news caught many fans by surprise. Matt Brown himself just took to twitter to confirm earlier reports and explain what happened. Check it: Thanks for the support guys. I regret...

Dec 7, 2013 12:22 pm

REPORT: Matt Brown injured, withdraws from Carlos Condit fight

Just a week out from UFC on FOX 9, UFC welterweight Matt Brown has pulled out of his fight due to an injury. Brown was set to fight Carlos Condit in the what looked to be an exciting match up. Rumors of an injury started to come out on Friday but Brown did not officially...

Dec 4, 2013 4:56 pm

Makovsky gets the nod to face Jorgensen next week at UFC on FOX 9

Scott Jorgensen has an opponent. Days after an injury forced John Dodson off next week’s UFC on Fox 9 a former Bellator champion and current RFA flyweight king got the call to take on Jorgensen. Zach Makovsky (pictured) received the nod, as it was first reported by MMA Weekly on Wednesday. Makovsky (16-4) is just two...

Dec 4, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Dodson Injured, Out Of Jorgensen Fight

The UFC on FOX 9 card has taken another hit to its roster with the removal of Dodson vs. Jorgensen. The event, which goes down on December 14th was supposed to feature a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Instead, a shift in the TUF Finale main event will see ‘Mighty Mouse’ versus...

Dec 3, 2013 11:49 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Recounts Heroin Overdose That Lead To Near Death

“Back in the younger days when I was addicted to drugs and partying all the time,” said top-ten ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown on the premier episode of UFC Road to the Octagon, “all I did was take that to the extreme.  Now I take something positive and take it to the extreme.  I’m still...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...