Archive: UFC on Fuel

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 19, 2012 8:41 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Live Results & Discussion Thread

Strikeforce is back on Showtime this evening with the conclusions of the Heavy Weight Grand Prix. In the main event finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the Strikeforce Grand Prix title and a chance to cement themselves as one of the top heavyweights in the game. In the co-featured bout...


May 19, 2012 8:12 am

Chad Mendes Set To Welcome Cody McKenzie To 145 At UFC 148

In the featherweight division there is one stand-out fighter who has risen above the rest. That man is Team Alpha Males Chad Mendes. The former number-one contender/title challenger boasts an impressive 11-1 record with his only defeat coming at the hands of champion Jose Aldo. Mendes is now set to return to action at UFC...

May 19, 2012 8:00 am

Renan Barao In For Cruz Against Faber For Interim Title | UFC NEWS

On Friday evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live, UFC President Dana White officially announced Renan Barao, 26-1 with 1 no-contest, will face Urijah Faber for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148. The fight card change comes on the heels of reigning UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz’s knee injury, and subsequent withdrawal, in...

May 19, 2012 7:55 am

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Episode 11 Recap and Post-Fight Quotes

The Ultimate Fighter Live episode 11 – ‘Like a Spartan’ – aired Friday evening and saw favorites Vinc Pichel and Al Iaquinta win their quarterfinal bouts and move into the semifinals alongside James Vick and Michael Chiesa. Sherman Oaks, California, resident Pichel won by majority decision, defeating Long Beach, California native, Chris Saunders. This was...

May 19, 2012 7:48 am

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Full Weigh-Ins Video | MMA NEWS

Highlights from the official weigh-in for the Saturday May 19th Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. Watch as tournament finalist Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier hit the scales with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Rafael Feijao, Mike Kyle, Nah-Shon Burrell, and Chris Spang. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 18, 2012 2:46 pm

A Depressed Mark Hunt Releases Statement on Injury | UFC NEWS

“I am so gutted about this. I never pulled out of any fight, this is the first time ever in my whole career that I actually pulled out of a fight because of an injury. I’ve never been injured before. I put so much work into this fight, you know? I trained hard, it’s just...

May 18, 2012 1:19 pm

UFC Heavies Unanimously Pick Cormier Over Barnett

While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. As a former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE Grand Prix finalist, Barnett has seen it all during his 15-year, 31-5, career as a mixed martial...

May 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Book Review: ‘Voice of Reason’ Shows the Many Sides of Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

President Richard M. Nixon, of the Watergate era, “ran with a bit of a rough crowd.” The Earth is getting warmer, “but it’s called summer, and it’s not your fault.” Actor Christian Bale’s famed on-set Terminator Salvation rant “made the world a better place.” And every great president from George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower...

May 18, 2012 8:37 am

SPOTLIGHT | Hideo Tokoro Trains At Black House (Photo Gallery) | MMA NEWS

By Guest Columnist Glen Isobe: Japanese MMA fighter Hideo Tokoro’s career has spanned 56 fights over the last 12 years in a list of Japanese fight organizations: Dream, TFC, ZST, Shooto, RINGS and K-1 Hero’s. In 2005, his popularity skyrocket in Japan after a spinning-backfist-KO victory over Shooto Lightweight Champion, Alexandre “Poquieno” Nogueira, in the...

May 18, 2012 7:15 am

POLL RESULTS | Are You Still A Nick Diaz Fan Following Latest No-Show?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we focused in on last weekend’s BJJ Expo no-show and how that impacted the fan support of popular MMA fighter Nick Diaz. A lot of work and energy went into last weekend’s Expo in Long Beach, California and it was supposed to cap off with a super-fight main...

May 18, 2012 6:45 am

Highlights From Yesterday's Strikeforce Press Conference | MMA NEWS

The main players took the stage Thursday in the final press conference before Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE: World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final when Josh Barnett faces Daniel Cormier, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the HP Pavilion. The powerful Barnett (31-5), of Fullerton, Calif., has not lost a fight since...

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | DellaGrotte Talks Coaching TUF Live, New Movie with Kevin James

BJPenn.com: This is George Deutsch with BJPenn.com and I’m honored to be joined today by legendary Muay Thai trainer and Sityodtong gym owner Mark DellaGrotte out of Boston. Welcome, Mark. Mark DellaGrotte: What’s up guys? AKA DellaGrotte karate! What’s happening? What’s going on, George, man? It’s good to be on with you. I’ve been looking...

May 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Johnson And Struve Weigh-In On New UFC 146 Booking | UFC NEWS

Fast-rising heavyweight Lavar Johnson has accepted a UFC 146 showdown with Stefan Struve next Saturday, agreeing to replace an injured Mark Hunt on just nine days’ notice. The UFC 146 main card has completely morphed from when it was originally announced, but it remains the first ever all-heavyweight card in UFC history. Johnson is coming...

May 17, 2012 5:03 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 3 | Salary Report | UFC News

“UFC on FUEL TV 3: Poirier vs. Jung” took place this past Tuesday on FUEL TV. The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation recently released the salary figures for all 24-fighters who took part on the fight card. UFC lightweight fighter Donald Cerrone took home the largest stake in the disclosed $481,000 payroll with...

May 17, 2012 8:47 am

VIDEO | TheSHOOT! – Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

“The Shoot!” is back with this special feature on Josh Thomson. Josh fights Gilbert Melendez on Showtime this Saturday for the Strikeforce lightweight title. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 17, 2012 7:50 am

KO Bonus Gives A Broke Tom Lawlor Stability In Time Of Need | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy In a post-fight interview with MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, Tom Lawlor expressed his financial troubles going into his fight with Jason MacDonald at UFC on FUEL TV 3. After the night was over, Lawlor was very happy to earn a $40,000 fight bonus for “Knockout of the Night” honors. This victory follows a...

May 17, 2012 7:48 am

UFC on FUEL TV 3’s Maldonado | “The Judges Want To F*** Me” | UFC NEWS

“There was a judge who scored it 30-27, there’s no logic in it. I’m really sad… I won it and that’s it. Everybody saw it, even the judges. The three judges who gave it to him know deep down I won. In my opinion it’s not a mistake, is called having a bad character, mainly...

May 17, 2012 7:36 am

JDS on Mir | He Is Good But He Talks Too Much | UFC NEWS

“He likes to talk a lot, and I don’t agree with that. Yeah, as a fighter, he is a pretty good fighter. He got pretty good jiu-jitsu skills and he is a good striker too, but he likes to talk, and that is not so good to me to hear when he says something stupid....

May 17, 2012 7:23 am

Fans Encouraged To Attend Tomorrows Strikeforce Press Conference In San Jose | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce officials are holding a special pre-fight press conference tomorrow in San Jose, Ca. in anticipation of this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” event. After nearly 15-months in the making, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will conclude and a champion crowned. Additionally, current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson...

May 17, 2012 7:16 am

Chael Sonnen Fought Back Tears When Submitted By Anderson Silva | UFC NEWS

“It was devastating, I had no idea what happened in that fight, none. When the fight was over, I was devastated. I came to, and I said to the ref, you know the typical thing like a doofus, ‘What happened?’ The referee, Josh Rosenthal, is a fantastic referee, simply says, ‘You tapped out.’ And he...

May 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Exclusive | Gilbert Melendez on Strikeforce, UFC, Diaz, BJ Penn, and more | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez is one of the few fighters to fight outside of the UFC and still garner the respect of a champion in their organization. Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and currently scheduled to rematch Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012. Melendez once seemed bitter about losing the opportunity to jump to the...