Archive: Welterweight

Dec 6, 2014 10:57 pm

Hendricks: I Didn’t Fight, Look at Rounds 4 & 5

Johny Hendricks lost his UFC Welterweight Championship to Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 and he confessed one of his downfalls during the post fight press conference. “I didn’t fight! Look at rounds four and five.” Hendricks is referencing the fact that he tried to wrestle his way to a victory in the last two rounds...

Dec 6, 2014 9:37 pm

UFC 181 Results: New Champion! Lawler Dethrones Hendricks with Decision Win!

We have a new UFC Welterweight Champion and his name is Robbie Lawler! Hendricks spent the majority of the first and second rounds working the body and legs of Lawler. Lawler shrugged off four of Hendricks’ takedown attempts before getting taken down, but the damage was already done to his gas tank. By the time...

Nov 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Kennedy teasing drop to welterweight: “I can make it”

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since the infamous ‘stoolgate’ incident at UFC 175, in which Yoel Romero’s corner stalled to give Romero an extra 25 seconds to recover between rounds after being rocked. At the start of the next round, Romero went out and KO’d Kennedy (Read our breakdown HERE). Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio to...

Nov 5, 2014 3:52 pm

Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine Possible For January Event

In what is surely to quickly become a highly anticipated matchup, Matt Brown could face Tarec Saffiedine on January 24th in Stockholm Sweden. Kimura.se broke the news of the potential matchup earlier today. Brown is coming off a loss against Robbie Lawler earlier this summer, which snapped a 7-fight win streak for ‘The Immortal’. Saffiedine...


Oct 3, 2014 11:17 pm

“Battlegrounds MMA:” Carneiro Wins 8-Man One Night Tournament

Roan Carneiro outlasted seven other fighters in a one-night tournament at “Battlegrounds MMA: One Night Elimination” and took home an extra $50,000 in the process. His name now sits on the prestigious list of one night tournament winners in mixed martial arts along the likes of Dan Henderson, Takanori Gomi and Don Frye. Carneiro made...

Oct 3, 2014 6:58 pm

“Battlegrounds MMA: One Night Elimination” Results

Join us here on BJPENN.COM for live up-to-the minute results on tonight’s card from Oklahoma. (Welterweight Grand Prix Tournament Finals) Roan Carneiro def. Brock Larson by way of Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Chris Gutierrez def. Tyler Shin by way of Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) (Welterweight Grand Prix Tournament Semi-Finals) Roan Carneiro def. Trey...

Sep 17, 2014 9:05 am

Hendricks vs. Lawler II Being Targeted For February

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler put on a spectacular performance when the pair fought for the vacant UFC welterweight title back in March. Hendricks ended up taking the decision, as well as the welterweight strap, but has been unable to defend the belt since due to a torn bicep. Robbie Lawler on the other hand...

Aug 27, 2014 4:01 pm

MacDonald: “I’m Coming For The Belt. I’m Going To Demolish Everyone I Have To”

“I’m in the hunt mode,” he said matter-of-factly. I feel like right now in the last couple of fights, I’m really hungry. I’m really focused. I’m here for the kill. “I’m coming for the belt,” he continued. “I’m going to demolish everyone I have to to get to that point.” Rory MacDonald spoke with Ariel...

Jul 8, 2014 5:01 am

TWITTER BEEF: Matt Hughes Defends Hendricks Against Ben Askren

Earlier today we brought you news that Ben Askren had been taking shots at UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks via Twitter during the TUF 19 Finale. Now, UFC legend Matt Hughes has decided to get in on the action and defend the champ. Check out the series of Tweets below: @Benaskren @MMARoasted @JohnyHendricks You talk...

Jul 4, 2014 8:55 am

Machida Silences Haters: I’m Not Too Old To Beat Weidman

Lyoto Machida is getting ready to fight Chris Weidman for the middleweight title tomorrow, and took a minute to silence the critics who say at 36 years of age, he is too old to beat a younger, undefeated Chris Weidman. Machida spoke to Yahoo! Sports saying: “I have to train a lot smarter, but that...

Jul 4, 2014 8:47 am

Matt Hughes To GSP: Get Out Of The UFC

Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes spoke about the future of another former welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre. GSP tentatively retired from the sport last year after his controversial win over Johny Hendricks. Personal reasons were the main source of GSP’s ‘retirement’ however in the weeks and months after, he complained about poor drug testing procedures,...

Jul 3, 2014 9:26 am

Weidman Has No Doubts That He’s Better Than Silva

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready for his second title defense this Saturday against Lyoto Machida, but during an interview with the media Weidman said he has no doubts that he is better than former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, whom he beat two times.

Jul 3, 2014 5:08 am

Machida Contemplates Drop To Welterweight

UFC 175 headliner Lyoto Machida spoke to media members today leading up to his UFC 175 title bout against Chris Weidman. ‘The Dragon’ revealed he is possibly contemplating a drop to welterweight after this bout.

Jul 2, 2014 2:35 pm

Hendricks Potentially Interested In Weidman Fight

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks joined Majority Draw Radio to talk about the welterweight division and his desire to eventually move up to middleweight after clearing out the 170 pound division. “Here’s the difference between me and Georges,” the Texas-based champ told Majority Draw Radio, “That if I do clear out the division and Dana...

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. MMAJunkie.com reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...

Jun 16, 2014 10:27 am

Rory MacDonald: No One’s Going To Stop Me

Rory MacDonald moved one step closer to a title shot this past weekend at UFC 174 when he defeated Tyron Woodley via decision. After the fight Rory spoke about his performance as well as on the topic of the difficulty of getting a title shot in a stacked division. “I appreciate there are other guys...

May 10, 2014 11:21 pm

Dana White: This Win Puts Matt Brown in Fights with Title Contenders

Matt Brown defeated Erick Silva this past Saturday in one of the best televised fights in UFC history. During his post-fight speech, Brown let it be known that he wants to be next in line to face Johny Hendricks for his UFC Welterweight Championship. He asked those in attendance to convince Dana White and they...

Apr 18, 2014 8:51 pm

.gif | Bellator 117: Watch Douglas Lima Punish Rick Hawn with Leg Kicks

Douglas Lima dominated this title fight and became the first new Bellator Welterweight Champion since 2010. Lima utilized his leg kicks to pick apart Rick Hawn at Friday’s ‘Bellator 117’ event. It was a performance worthy of a champion and we here at BJPENN.COM hope that Hawn did not suffer any serious injuries. It was...

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

Jan 28, 2014 6:23 am

Johny Hendricks Plans On Holding Two UFC Belts

If all goes to plan, Johny Hendricks will finally have UFC gold around his waist in less than two months’ time. He will have climbed the highest peak in professional MMA, obtaining one of the most coveted and hotly-contested belts in the history of the UFC; a belt that hasn’t been around anyone’s waist, save...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jan 9, 2014 4:48 pm

Martin Kampmann Isn’t Retiring, But He’s Also In No Rush To Return

Martin Kampmann is burned out. And he’s looking to remedy that with a little hiatus from his job as a professional MMA fighter. No, he’s not retiring. He wants to be perfectly clear about that. He’s just taking some time to rest and recover, as his many wars in the UFC have taken their inevitable toll...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 13, 2013 3:18 pm

Dana White Tells Ben Askren To Take His “Stupidness” And Go Fight On Pluto

You know. Pluto. The former 9th planet of our solar system? Yeah. A few weeks ago, Askren seemed to be positioning himself for a run at the UFC welterweight division. He was a free agent, released from Bellator, and was looking to set up a meeting with UFC brass so he could move forward with...

Dec 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Pros React To GSP Relinquishing Title

The MMA world has been abuzz today after Georges St. Pierre announced he would be taking time away from the sport and will be relinquishing his title. See what the pros have to say about this stunning news: Spoke with #GSP & I couldn't be happier for him. He's in a great place right now....

Dec 13, 2013 9:56 am

LIVE ON BJPENN.COM: GSP & Dana White Conference Call (11:20 a.m. PT)

UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are hosting a special conference call with the media today to clear the air about the future of GSP. It is unknown at this time what will be discussed on the call, but BJPENN.COM will give fight fans a live stream of the event starting...