Archive: welterweight

Jul 31, 2012 1:15 am

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva In The Works For UFC 153 In Rio | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva in the works for UFC 153 in Rio. Ariel Helwani revealed via his official Twitter account that both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout. Fitch is coming off a loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 where he was knocked out in the first round. Prior...

Jul 29, 2012 9:20 pm

The Saga of Nick Diaz Continues I Editorial

  Nick Diaz has a habit of trash talking and calling out just about any fighter he wants to on any given week. Most recently, he has called out middleweight champion, Anderson Silva in a bizarre move that would lead fight fans to assume that Nick Diaz is out of retirement and looking for an...

Jul 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Rory MacDonald Says He Will Hurt BJ Penn

By Evan Stoumbelis Today the UFC held the press conference for UFC 152, which will take place on September 22nd in Toronto. The event will serve as BJ Penn‘s comeback fight, where he hopes to defeat the up and coming Canadian Rory MacDonald. During the course of the press conference Rory went on record as...

Jul 24, 2012 12:32 pm

Separated at Birth: MMA Champions Edition!

BJPenn.com decided to have a little fun this week with facial recognition. Thanks to MyHeritage.com we matched up current MMA Champions with their celebrity doppelgangers. We even threw in UFC legend and this website’s namesake BJ Penn as a bonus! Some of these we saw the resemblance right off the bat, but some we had...

Jul 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Lack Of Strikeforce Promotion Angers Tim Kennedy | STRIKEFORCE NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Tim Kennedy/Luke Rockhold and Nate Marquardt/Tyron Woodley will be fighting for their respective Strikeforce titles this Saturday. Usually a card like this would have the attention of mixed martial arts fan masses from around the world, but this weekend’s card seems to be a bit different. Earlier this week Zuffa and Strikeforce...

Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce’s Nate Moore talks AKA, Roger Bowling, and Jason High

Nate Moore takes on Jason High on Saturday’s Strikeforce’s Rockhold vs. Kennedy card. After losing to Tarec Saffiedine, Moore bounced back with a knockout win over Nathan Coy. The loss to Saffiedine was a tough pill to swallow initially for Nate. “Mentally the Tarec Saffiedine fight humbled me and pushed me to work on more...

Jun 20, 2012 4:03 am

Thiago Alves Aims For UFC Return In December After Successful Surgery | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Thiago Alves‘ surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle was a success and is targeting a late 2012 return to the Octagon. Alves suffered a training injury which forced him to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 149 bout against Siyar Bahadurzada in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Here is the good news directly from Alves Twitter...

Jun 18, 2012 9:54 am

Condit Suggests Link Between Past Steroid Use And Low Testosterone | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Carlos Condit in an interview with Gracie Mag Condit discusses topics such as his next opponent, Nick Diaz, Georges St-Pierre, TRT and Jiu-Jitsu. “I think it’s a slippery slope, you know what I mean? You let guys start using testosterone and it’s … where does it end? You know what I mean?...

Jun 16, 2012 3:45 am

Kampmann Ready For Condit If GSP Unhealthy | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Martin Kampmann in an interview with MMAweekly Radio. Kampmann recently defeated Jake Ellenberger finishing him in the second round in an action packed fight. Following the win Kampmann was slated to receive a title shot against Interim Champion Carlos Condit. However now it seems Kampmann will be facing Johny Hendricks in a...

Jun 16, 2012 3:26 am

Hendricks Dissapointed At Kampmann Booking, Wanted Title Shot | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister UFC Welterweight Johny Hendricks comments in an interview with MMA Fighting. In his last two bouts Hendricks defeated two of the divisions top welterweights knocking out Jon Fitch and defeating Josh Koscheck via a split decision. It now appears that Hendricks will be facing Martin Kampmann at UFC 154 in the co-main...

Jun 6, 2012 1:35 am

Aaron Simpson vs Kenny Robertson Booked With Fitch Out Injured | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Kenny Robertson steps in to face Aaron Simpson in place of Jon Fitch. Simpson will face Robertson at UFC on FUEL TV 4 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on July 11, 2012. Fitch had to pull out of the bout with Simpson as he partially tore his ACL and will...

Jun 5, 2012 5:59 pm

Video | GSP Road To Recovery | UFC News

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre in his road back to the octagon. St Pierre has told fans he is currently “ahead of schedule,” but is still concentrating solely on his rehab and not a title unification bout opposite Interim titleholder Carlos Condit.

Jun 3, 2012 2:00 am

Jon Fitch Latest Fighter Out Due To Injury | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Jon Fitch is the latest fighter forced out of a bout due to injury. Fitch has suffered a knee injury in training which takes him out of the July 11th UFC On Fuel TV 4 card where he was set to face Aaron Simpson. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the news...

Jun 3, 2012 1:34 am

Kampmann Wants Title Shot But Will Fight Hendricks If Need Be | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Martin Kampmann comments on his next move at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale post-fight press conference. Kampmann would like to get the title shot next however he is also willing to fight Johny Hendricks. “My goal is to fight for the title — that’s where I want to go. Johny has...

May 29, 2012 12:52 pm

Ellenberger: "I Can Go Five Rounds" | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Jake Ellenberger comments while on MMAWeekly Radio. Jake Ellenberger hits back at claims he has issues with his cardio following the Diego Sanchez fight. “Well first I think Diego is an extremely tough fight. I think he’s a tough fight for anybody in the world. He would be a tough fight for...

May 25, 2012 10:22 am

Video | Ben Askren Training At Evolve MMA & Interview | MMA NEWS

2x NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion and a US Olympian, Ben Askren is the current Bellator Welterweight Champion and is widely considered to be one of the top welterweight MMA fighters in the world today. In this interview, he talks candidly about his love for wrestling, his MMA style, his time in Singapore, and his...

May 14, 2012 7:48 am

The Ultimate Fighter Winner Retires | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: TUF season 9 winner James Wilks announced his retirement on Twitter a few days ago following speculation as to when his next fight would be. “A few of you have been asking when my next fight is, Unfortunately, I have had to retire due to injury. Now coaching at Lightning MMA” Following...