378 Search Results for ufc 164

Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am

Bendo: I’m going to beat Pettis up

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line this August at UFC 164, as current champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will square off with challenger and hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the evenings main event. Henderson and Pettis, of course, have a history together, as “Showtime”...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout. UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012. Anthony Pettis: -125 Benson Henderson: -115 The last...

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

Pettis Wants TJ Grant To Step Aside So He Can Face Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis wants to leapfrog to yet another title shot opportunity. The highly-entertaining Pettis was set to drop from lightweight to featherweight to take on UFC champion Jose Aldo before a knee injury put an end to their scheduled UFC 163 headliner. So now Pettis wants to return to 155 and take on champion Benson...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Apr 21, 2016 8:27 am

Conor McGregor’s coach releases statement following big announcement

Tuesday morning Conor McGregor started a whirlwind as he announced his retirement from MMA. While the MMA community speculated as to why McGregor was retiring, UFC President Dana White went on SportsCenter and announced that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200 for refusing to fulfill his media obligations. Thursday morning McGregor released a lengthy...

Mar 29, 2016 2:24 pm

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ arrest

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is in trouble with the law once again. However, Jones is claiming this incident is the result of a lying Albuquerque police officer. On Monday, it was revealed in a police officer body cam video that the former champ was given five traffic citations from an Albuquerque police...

Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...

Mar 19, 2016 1:08 pm

Nate Diaz’s coach: ‘The Diaz show vs. Conor McGregor part 2’

Earlier this week reports surfaced that the UFC was actively looking to book Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II for UFC 200 in July. According to sources, both sides had verbally agreed to a welterweight bout on the July 9th card, however nothing was made official. With that being said, Diaz’s strength and conditioning coach...

Mar 11, 2016 8:12 am

VIDEO | Miesha Tate enjoying life as a champion, ready for whoever

This past Saturday at UFC 196, it appeared that Holly Holm was on her way to a convincing decision win over Miesha Tate to retain her UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the 5th round however, Tate managed to secure a rear-naked choke and choke Holm unconscious to win the belt that had eluded her for...

Mar 8, 2016 9:36 pm

GSP vs Nate Diaz? Firas Zahabi is looking to make it happen

@NateDiaz209 let me see what I can do…I know @GeorgesStPierre was very impressed by your performance. & So was I. https://t.co/jFu3hSt0Q2 — Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) March 9, 2016 According to GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi, the former welterweight champion was very impressed by Nate Diaz’s performance at UFC 196. Rumors have been flying for sometime that...

Mar 1, 2016 7:37 am

Team Silva wants commission to review and overturn Bisping’s win

Michael Bisping scored the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career this past Saturday in London, when he defeated former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. The fight was very close and many fans thought that “The Spider” should have got the ‘nod’ from the judges when all was said and done. Anderson...

Feb 29, 2016 6:41 am

Michael Bisping responds to Nick Diaz: “If you want to throw down I’m in!”

Michael Bisping scored the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career this past weekend in London, when he defeated former UFC champion Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. Shortly after “The Count’s” upset victory, former UFC title challenger Nick Diaz took to social media to post a meme insinuating that Bisping should have actually lost...

Feb 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Fighters react to controversial Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie fight

In the main event of Bellator 149 Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie stepped into the cage to fight for a third time. The fight was a short one, that ultimately saw Gracie awarded the TKO win after landing some ground and pound on Shamrock. The controversy however came due to the fact that many noticed...

Feb 13, 2016 11:05 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey named as 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model

Ronda Rousey has managed to stay out of the media spotlight for the most part since her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm last year. While Rousey is currently busy filming several movies for Hollywood, photos recently emerged of the former champ back training with Glendale Fight Club head coach Edmond Tarverdyan. While Holly Holm...

Feb 9, 2016 9:52 am

Donald Cerrone teams with Tim Kennedy for new shirt, proceeds to benefit troops

In Donald Cerrone’s fight with Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year, ‘Cowboy’ wore a small piece of cloth on his shorts which he has worn in all of his fights throughout his career. The difference in the dos Anjos fight was that under the new Reebok deal, Cerrone was fined for violating the ‘outfitting policy’....

Jan 28, 2016 6:50 am

Edmond Tarverdyan fires back at people criticizing Rousey’s performance against Holm

Following the flawless performance put on by Holly Holm against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship, Rousey and head coach Edmond Tarverdyan found themselves under fire. Rousey was criticized for her confidence leading up to the fight, while Tarverdyan was criticized for what people believed was an inability to...