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Jake Paul

Jake Paul vows to embarrass all of BKFC after Conor McGregor states he’s rooting for Mike Perry

Susan Cox - July 19, 2024

Jake Paul is vowing to embarrass all of BKFC after Conor McGregor shared that he’s rooting for Mike Perry this weekend. McGregor, at a press conference in Spain where he was promoting BKFC, spoke of the upcoming bout between Jake Paul and Mike Perry saying:

Conor McGregor
UFC

Contract clause could cost Conor McGregor millions in UFC antitrust settlement case

Susan Cox - July 19, 2024

A contract clause could cost former two-division champion Conor McGregor millions in the UFC antitrust settlement case. The antitrust lawsuit against the UFC is over. The UFC’s parent company — TKO Group Holdings — filed a disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing that the company has settled two separate class action lawsuits with a total payout of $335 million.

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UFC Vegas 94

UFC Vegas 94: ‘Lemos vs. Jandiroba’ Weigh-in Results - 1 Fight Cancelled

Susan Cox - July 19, 2024

The UFC Vegas 94 weigh-ins took place today, Friday July 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ultimate Fighting Championships UFC Vegas 94 will take place tomorrow, Saturday, July 19th at the Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Darren Till, Mike Perry
Darren Till

Former UFC fighter Darren Till believes he'd knock out Jake Paul and Mike Perry

Harry Kettle - July 19, 2024

Former UFC fighter Darren Till has stated that he believes he could knock out both Jake Paul and Mike Perry. Since leaving the UFC, Darren Till hasn’t made too much noise. The 31-year-old has dipped his toe into the waters of boxing, but he hasn’t done too much of substance just yet. With that being said, he’s still young, and he still has time to make something happen.

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Donald Trump

Dana White delivers passionate speech for Donald Trump at Republican National Convention

Harry Kettle - July 19, 2024

UFC president Dana White gave Donald Trump a passionate introduction at the Republican National Convention. As we know, Dana White has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind. He is as honest as they come, and he isn’t afraid about offending the masses. We also know that he’s close friends with Donald Trump, the former US president and Republican nominee for this year’s election.

Jon Jones
Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones provides an update on title superfight against Stipe Miocic

Harry Kettle - July 19, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has provided an update on his rumored showdown with Stipe Miocic. As we know, Jon Jones is the current undisputed heavyweight champion of the UFC. Last year, he was set to defend that crown against former king Stipe Miocic. Unfortunately, injury forced ‘Bones’ out of that contest, and we’ve been left to wait and see when it would be rebooked. Now, it appears as if we’re getting closer and closer to fight night.

Steve Garcia
Steve Garcia

Steve Garcia expects to finish Seung Woo Choi at UFC Vegas 94, eyes Dan Ige next

Cole Shelton - July 18, 2024

Steve Garcia was surprised it took so long for him to get another fight. After Garcia picked up a second-round knockout win last December, which was his third straight knockout victory, he thought he would get a quick return. However, that wasn’t the case, but he will finally get to return to the Octagon on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 94 against Seung Woo Choi.

Cody Garbrandt
UFC

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt booked to return in October against Miles Johns

Cole Shelton - July 18, 2024

Cody Garbrandt, the former UFC bantamweight champion will be back in the Octagon in October. MMA journalist Marcel Dorff broke the news on X that Garbrandt is set to take on Miles Johns at the UFC Apex on October 12th. It’s uncertain if the fight will serve as the main event or just be on the card, at this time.

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Robbie Lawler

Jake Shields reveals Nick Diaz had no training before Robbie Lawler rematch: "That fight shouldn't have happened"

Josh Evanoff - July 18, 2024

According to Jake Shields, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz had no training before his 2021 return. The longtime fan-favorite is currently set to return to the cage next month in Abu Dhabi. Back for the first time since a third-round stoppage loss to Robbie Lawler in September 2021, Nick Diaz will face Vicente Luque. ‘The Silent Assassin’ enters the contest having lost three of his last four fights, last getting stopped by Joaquin Buckley in March.

Daniel Cormier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor
Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier reacts to newly released audio of Khabib Nurmagomedov/Conor McGregor ending

Curtis Calhoun - July 18, 2024

Daniel Cormier has provided some context behind why the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight had a dark cloud around it. The UFC released never-before-seen footage of Nurmagomedov submitting McGregor at UFC 229. The footage includes muted commentary with the sole audio coming from McGregor, Nurmagomedov, and referee Herb Dean.

Francis Ngannou
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

PFL President provides an encouraging update on Francis Ngannou's MMA return

Curtis Calhoun - July 18, 2024

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s long-awaited PFL debut is drawing near, according to one of the league’s top officials. Ngannou hasn’t fought in MMA since a unanimous decision victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. One year after the fight, Ngannou opted to part ways with the UFC following a lengthy, strained contract dispute.

Jan Blachowicz
UFC

Jan Blachowicz reveals ongoing discussions with UFC for December return: "I'm back"

Josh Evanoff - July 18, 2024

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will be back in December. The 41-year-old has been out of the cage for nearly a year now. Last July at UFC 291, Jan Blachowicz faced future light-heavyweight champion, Alex Pereira. While Blachowicz had more success than most, he still suffered a split-decision loss to ‘Poatan’. Over a year later, it seems that he’s finally set to return to the cage.

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Cody Durden
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Cody Durden not concerned about fighting teammate Bruno Silva at UFC Vegas 94, eyes Matheus Nicolau with a win

Cole Shelton - July 17, 2024

Cody Durden is excited he and Bruno Silva will get to share the Octagon with one another, despite them being teammates. Durden and Silva were supposed to fight last year, but Durden stepped up on short notice to fight Jake Hadley and wasn’t cleared to fight Silva after that fight went down. After Durden was then booked to fight Carlos Hernandez at UFC 303, he got pulled from the bout due to undisclosed reasons and will now face Silva at UFC Vegas 94 which he says is a better fight for him.

Brian Kelleher
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Brian Kelleher reveals he's fighting out his contract at UFC Vegas 94 against Cody Gibson: "My literal life feels like it is on the line"

Cole Shelton - July 16, 2024

Brian Kelleher knows his back is against the wall in his UFC Vegas 94 fight against Cody Gibson. Kelleher is on a three-fight losing streak and is coming off a knockout loss to Cody Garbrandt back in December. Following the loss, Kelleher wasn’t sure if he’d get another UFC fight but is excited he gets the chance to try and save his job.

Josh Fremd
UFC

Josh Fremd claims Andre Petroski needs to finish him in the first-round or "he's f****d" at UFC Denver

Cole Shelton - July 13, 2024

Josh Fremd believes if he survives the first round he will cruise to a win over Andre Petroski at UFC Denver. Fremd is from Pittsburgh but moved to Colorado a couple of years ago, and he now calls it home. When the UFC announced they were going to Denver, he says he did everything he could to get on this card.

Andre Petroski
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Andre Petroski reveals he used to train with Josh Fremd, hopes to get Bo Nickal fight with a win at UFC Denver

Cole Shelton - July 11, 2024

Andre Petroski is very familiar with his UFC Denver opponent Josh Fremd. Petroski is set to return on Saturday night following a stoppage loss to Jacob Malkoun at UFC Atlantic City. That fight resulted in a rather weird ending, which admittedly frustrated Petroski. However, he says the loss was a good learning experience for him as he knows he has to be more dangerous when he is hurt.

Julian Erosa
Julian Erosa

Julian Erosa explains why he believes he will submit Christian Rodriguez by D'arce choke at UFC Denver

Cole Shelton - July 9, 2024

Julian Erosa wanted to return by August, before his sister gets married, and he got his wish. Erosa is coming off a submission win over Ricardo Ramos in March and will now return on Saturday night at UFC Denver against Christian Rodriguez. For Erosa, he said he told the UFC it didn’t matter who was next, as instead, all he cared about was getting a fight book before August.

Ian Machado Garry and Michael Page
Ian Garry

UFC 303 | Pro fighters make their picks for Ian Machado Garry vs. Michael Page

Cole Shelton - June 27, 2024

In the main card opener of UFC 303, an intriguing welterweight bout goes down as Ian Machado Garry takes on Michael Page. Heading into the fight, Garry is a slight -162 favorite while the Brit is a +126 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the welterweight fight. Many fighters are torn on it as most believe it will go the distance, and could even be boring, but the slight majority are going with the underdog in Page to get the win.

Gillian Robertson
Gillian Robertson

Gillian Robertson believes Michelle Waterson-Gomez fight at UFC 303 is the beginning of her "title run"

Cole Shelton - June 27, 2024

Gillian Robertson believes she can put the strawweight division on notice with her UFC 303 fight. Robertson is set to fight Michelle Waterson-Gomez on Saturday in a pivotal fight for both of their career. The Canadian is coming off a TKO win over Polyana Viana back in January. Now, five months later she is fighting, which she says was perfect for her.

Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira
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UFC 303 | Pro fighters make their picks for Alex Pereira vs. Jiri Prochazka 2 title fight

Cole Shelton - June 26, 2024

In the main event of UFC 303, the light heavyweight title is up for grabs as Alex Pereira looks to defend his belt in a rematch against Jiri Prochazka. Heading into the fight, Pereira is a slight -142 favorite while the challenger is a +112 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the light heavyweight title fight that was made on short notice. The pros expect Pereira to use his leg kicks again and eventually land a KO shot.

Impa Kasanganay
Impa Kasanganay

Impa Kasanganay confident he'll get a first-round finish against Jakob Nedoh, hopes to fight Rob Wilkinson next

Cole Shelton - June 20, 2024

Impa Kasanganay is looking to secure another first-round finish at PFL 5 to cement his spot in the playoffs. Kasanganay is coming off a first-round TKO win over Alex Polizzi back in April to earn six points. It was a solid performance from the UFC vet, which got him back into the win column after his controversial loss to Johnny Eblen.

Robert Whittaker
Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker plans to make a "statement" against Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Saudi Arabia: "Stop Ikram in his tracks"

Cole Shelton - June 18, 2024

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker plans to make a statement at UFC Saudi Arabia. Whittaker was originally supposed to headline the card against Khamzat Chimaev. However, a week out from the fight, Chimaev was forced to withdraw and was replaced by Ikram Aliskerov. When Whittaker got the call, he admitted he didn’t know who Aliskerov was, but he has since become familiar with him.

Brady Hiestand
UFC

Brady Hiestand says he and Garrett Armfield agreed to fight each other while in the sauna

Cole Shelton - June 15, 2024

Brady Hiestand is eager to fight again after being off for over a year. Hiestand last fought in April of last year when he scored a third-round TKO win over Danaa Batgerel. He was then booked to return in August but a staph infection kept him out. After that, he had to undergo knee surgery.

Robert Whittaker
Khamzat Chimaev

Robert Whittaker reacts to Khamzat Chimaev being out of UFC Saudi Arabia, says "nobody" wanted to take the fight against him

Cole Shelton - June 14, 2024

Robert Whittaker wasn’t sure if he was still going to headline UFC Saudi Arabia after Khamzat Chimaev was out. Whittaker was set to headline the card next Saturday against Chimaev, but on Thursday, rumors started to swirl that the undefeated fighter would be out. However, according to Whittaker, he didn’t know Chimaev was out until the UFC informed him the fight was off.