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Muhammad Mokaev

UFC Vegas 87 Results: Muhammad Mokaev defeats Alex Perez (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - March 2, 2024

We have you covered for all of today’s UFC Vegas 87 results, including the flyweight bout between Muhammad Mokaev and Alex Perez. Mokaev (12-0 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since scoring an impressive submission victory over Tim Elliott at October’s UFC 294 event. ‘The Punisher’ has gone a perfect 5-0 since joining the UFC ranks in March of 2022, with four of those five wins coming by way of submissions.

Umar Nurmagomedov, UFC Vegas 87, Results, UFC, Pros react
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Pros react after Umar Nurmagomedov defeats Bekzat Almakhan at UFC Vegas 87

Chris Taylor - March 2, 2024

Today’s UFC Vegas 87 main card featured the highly anticipated return of Umar Nurmagomedov who squared off with Bekzat Almakhan. Nurmagomedov (17-0 MMA) was looking to improve his UFC record to a perfect 5-0 this afternoon in Nevada. The ‘Young Eagle‘ was competing for the first time since earning a first-round knockout victory over Raoni Barcelos in January of 2023.

Umar Nurmagomedov
UFC Vegas 87

UFC Vegas 87 Results: Umar Nurmagomedov defeats Bekzat Almakhan (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - March 2, 2024

We have you covered for all of today’s UFC Vegas 87 results, including the bantamweight bout between Umar Nurmagomedov and Bekzat Almakhan. Nurmagomedov (17-0 MMA) has gone a perfect 4-0 since joining the UFC ranks in January of 2021. In his most previous effort last January, ‘Young Eagle‘ picked up first-round knockout victory over Raoni Barcelos.

UFC Vegas 87, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Shamil Gaziev, Results, UFC
Shamil Gaziev

UFC Vegas 87: 'Rozenstruik vs. Gaziev' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - March 2, 2024

The Octagon returns to Nevada for today’s UFC Vegas 87 event, an eleven-bout fight card headlined by Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Shamil Gaziev. Rozenstruik (13-5 MMA) will enter the bout looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Jailton Almeida in his most previous effort last May in Charlotte. Prior to that setback, ‘Bigi Boy’ was coming off first-round knockout victory over Chris Daukaus (see that here).

Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland slams 'f*cking clown' Jake Paul over recent comments: "Absolute disgrace to combat sport"

Josh Evanoff - March 1, 2024

Former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland has responded to Jake Paul. ‘Tarzan’ and ‘The Problem Child’ have been going back and forth for a few weeks now. Last month, Sean Strickland sparred with Rumble streamer Sneako, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The influencer had been training boxing for a few months and decided to face the former champion. It went about as well as one would expect.

Taila Santos
Taila Santos

Former UFC title challenger Taila Santos signs with the PFL

Josh Evanoff - March 1, 2024

Former UFC women’s flyweight title challenger Taila Santos is now with the PFL. The Brazilian fighter had a bit of a strange UFC run. Taila Santos, much like most fighters in the organization today, came in through the Dana White Contender Series in late 2018. While she debuted with a loss against Mara Romero Borella, the women’s flyweight contender quickly found success.

Jorge Masvidal, Chael Sonnen
Jorge Masvidal

Chael Sonnen laughs off Jorge Masvidal's "fake gangster" remark: "I will not let him get close"

Josh Evanoff - March 1, 2024

UFC analyst Chael Sonnen has responded to Jorge Masvidal’s recent threat toward him. ‘Gamebred’ recently announced his intention to come out of retirement, and resume his fighting career. Jorge Masvidal famously promised to retire, with a loss to Gilbert Burns last April. The former UFC title challenger kept his word, after losing to ‘Durinho’ by unanimous decision.

Rampage Jackson
UFC

Rampage Jackson reveals the astronomical money he was paid for UFC 71 fight against Chuck Liddell

Cole Shelton - March 1, 2024

Rampage Jackson was paid a hefty amount for his UFC 71 title fight against Chuck Liddell. Jackson was fighting in just his second UFC fight, as the Las Vegas-based promotion bought his contract after he had one fight in WFA. In his promotional debut, he beat Marvin Eastman by KO to get a title shot against Liddell.

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Tony Ferguson

Former opponent advises Tony Ferguson to think about his future and retire from UFC: “Are you going to be able to still throw the ball with your kids?”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2024

One of Tony Ferguson’s former opponents, Josh Thomson, has given his thoughts on the veteran’s future. For the longest time now, fans have been questioning why Tony Ferguson refuses to hang up the gloves. The 40-year-old has now lost seven on the bounce, and he’s picked up a lot of damage (alongside some injuries) in that time. It goes without saying that his supporters absolutely adore him, and that he holds a special place in the history books in mixed martial arts.

Sean O'Malley
Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley reacts after Ilia Topuria says he’s not interested in a super fight: “I’m the biggest fight for him”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has reacted to the idea that Ilia Topuria isn’t interested in fighting him. Following his win at UFC 298, Ilia Topuria has been a pretty popular guy. A plethora of fighters have been calling him out, with Sean O’Malley even throwing his name in the hat.

Sean Strickland and Jake Paul
Jake Paul

Jake Paul explains why he “feels bad” for former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland: “I see a very insecure, lost, wannabe, like alpha male”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2024

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has explained why he feels bad for former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland. In recent weeks, a small feud has developed between Jake Paul and Sean Strickland. The boxer and UFC fighter have spoken about a possible showdown, but up to this point, nothing has been set in stone.

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier says UFC 299 bout with Benoit Saint Denis could be his last: “This is my 30th fight in the UFC. Every fight could be it”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2024

UFC star Dustin Poirier has admitted that his upcoming collision with Benoit Saint Denis could prove to be his last fight. At UFC 299, Dustin Poirier will go head to head with Benoit Saint Denis. It serves as the biggest test in BSD’s career thus far, as he prepares to take on one of the all-time lightweight greats. ‘The Diamond’ will be defending his turf as the veteran, whereas Saint Denis wants to prove that his time has arrived.

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Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Jairzinho Rozenstruik believes UFC Vegas 87 fight against Shamil Gaziev comes down to "who lands first"

Cole Shelton - February 28, 2024

Jairzinho Rozenstruik knows his UFC Vegas 87 main event fight against Shamil Gaziev won’t be needing the judges. Rozenstruik is coming off a stoppage loss to Jailton Almeida back in May which he admits was a tough defeat to deal with. After that, Rozenstruik said he wanted time off to fix some things but was hoping to return at the end of 2023.

David Feldman
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David Feldman says there are "top-20 pound-for-pound" boxers who are in talks with BKFC: "You won't believe it"

Cole Shelton - February 28, 2024

BKFC founder David Feldman says fans won’t believe the boxers they are in talks with to sign with their sans gloves promotion. At BKFC 57 on Feb. 2, pro boxer Austin Trout won the BKFC welterweight title with a decision win over Luis Palomino. It was just his second fight in the sans gloves promotion as he beat Diego Sanchez in his debut.

David Feldman and Dana White
Dana White

BKFC founder David Feldman praises UFC CEO Dana White after recent meeting: "He's a real guy and I like him"

Cole Shelton - February 27, 2024

BKFC founder David Feldman has nothing but praise for UFC CEO Dana White. Feldman recently went to the UFC headquarters and met with White and what they talked about isn’t known. However, Feldman says he wanted to meet with White and after talking to him, he has nothing but praise for the UFC CEO, who also had kind words for the BKFC founder.

Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega
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Pro fighters make their picks for Yair Rodriguez vs. Brian Ortega 2

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2024

In the co-main event of UFC Mexico City, a rematch between top-four featherweights goes down as Yair Rodriguez takes on Brian Ortega. Heading into the rematch, Rodriguez is a slight -158 favorite while ‘T-City’ is a +124 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the featherweight fight at UFC Mexico City. In their first fight back in July 2021 Rodriguez won in the first round due to a shoulder injury suffered by Ortega. However, in the rematch, the pros are actually going with the underdog in Ortega to pull off the upset.

Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City
Brandon Royval

Pro fighters make their picks for Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval 2

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2024

In the main event of UFC Mexico City, a rematch between top-three flyweights goes down as Brandon Moreno takes on Brandon Royval. Heading into the fight, Moreno is a -310 favorite while the American is a +230 underdog. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the flyweight main event. The pros believe Moreno will get his hand raised again as he beat Royval back in 2020, and with the fight being in Mexico they believe he will let the crowd go home happy on Saturday night.

Max Griffin
Max Griffin

Max Griffin wants to "finish" his career in the UFC after fighting out his deal, hopes for a quick turnaround

Cole Shelton - February 20, 2024

Max Griffin is ready to re-sign with the UFC. Griffin fought out his contract at UFC Vegas 86 against Jeremiah Wells and he earned a hard-fought split decision win. Going into the fight, Grifin knew there was pressure on him to get the victory, but he believed that same pressure would prove to be good motivation and make him perform at his best.

Dan Ige
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Dan Ige says KO of Andre Fili was "pretty gangster," eyes return at The Sphere against any ranked featherweight

Cole Shelton - February 20, 2024

Dan Ige returned to the win column in a big way at UFC Vegas 86. Ige was fighting in the co-main event as he took on short-notice replacement Andre Fili. The Hawaiian was originally supposed to fight Lerone Murphy, but the Brit was forced out of the bout. Fili ended up being the replacement opponent, which was tough for Ige as he says the two are friends and have trained together in the past.

Merab Dvalishvili and Henry Cejudo
Henry Cejudo

UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Merab Dvalishvili vs Henry Cejudo

Cole Shelton - February 15, 2024

On the main card of UFC 298 on Saturday in Anaheim, California, top-three bantamweights collide as Merab Dvalishvili takes on Henry Cejudo. Heading into the fight, Dvalishvili is a -205 favorite while ‘Triple C’ is a +158 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the bantamweight fight at UFC 298. Ultimately, the pros are siding with the favorite as they believe Merab Dvalihvili’s cardio and relentless wrestling will be too much for Cejudo at UFC 298.

Geoff Neal
Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal wants a "slobber knocker" of a fight against Ian Machado Garry at UFC 298

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2024

Geoff Neal is looking to cause chaos at UFC 298 and make his fight against Ian Machado Garry a wild one. Neal is set to face Garry in a rescheduled bout after the two were supposed to fight back in August. Neal was forced to pull out of their initial booking with an injury, and according to ‘Handz of Steel’ the Irishman wasn’t originally keen on rebooking the fight.

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria
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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria title fight

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2024

In the main event of UFC 298, the featherweight title is up for grabs as Alexander Volkanovski looks to defend his belt when he takes on Ilia Topuria. Heading into the fight Volkanovski is a slight -128 favorite while the challenger is a +100 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the title fight at UFC 298. Although Volkanovski is coming off the KO loss at lightweight, but despite the loss and the close odds, the pros are actually unanimous in thinking the Aussie remains the featherweight king on Saturday in Anaheim.

Robert Whittaker
Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker excited to go out and "hurt" Paulo Costa at UFC 298: "I'm coming for violence"

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

Robert Whittaker is glad he and Paulo Costa will finally fight. Whittaker and Costa have been scheduled to fight one another twice previously, including last February, but both times the Brazilian was the reason for the proposed contest falling apart. Despite that, when Whittaker was offered to face Costa at UFC 298 in Anaheim, he jumped at the chance to do so.

David Zawada
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David Zawada to face OKTAGON MMA foe: "I know Hojat"

Zain Bando - February 9, 2024

David Zawada (18-9 MMA, 1-0 OKTAGON MMA) returns to the OKTAGON MMA cage for the second time to secure his first victory since June 2022 when he faces No. 5 ranked middleweight Hojat Khajevand (7-3 MMA) on Saturday afternoon (stateside) in Germany. Zawada is a long-time combat sports veteran, having competed in PFL and the UFC.