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Dec 12, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Interviews: Jorgensen, Castillo, Lentz & Danzig

UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down from Sacramento, California this Saturday on FOX TV. In the main event of the evening Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. Get caught up on the pre-fight hype right here and check out interviews from some of the...

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Dec 11, 2013 6:30 am

Picket Making Shift To Flyweight, Set To Face McCall In March

Brad Pickett (23-8 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is moving from bantamweight to flyweight for a bout with the top ranked Ian McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) in early 2014. This bout is set to take place at the UFC European Tour in London event on March 8 at the O2 Arena in London, announced UFC officials. The event...

Dec 4, 2013 4:56 pm

Makovsky gets the nod to face Jorgensen next week at UFC on FOX 9

Scott Jorgensen has an opponent. Days after an injury forced John Dodson off next week’s UFC on Fox 9 a former Bellator champion and current RFA flyweight king got the call to take on Jorgensen. Zach Makovsky (pictured) received the nod, as it was first reported by MMA Weekly on Wednesday. Makovsky (16-4) is just two...

Dec 3, 2013 10:14 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Road to the Octagon (Full Replay)

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Joseph Benavidez brace for their title rematch; Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald, Carlos Condit and Matt Brown also prepare for their upcoming battles.

Nov 27, 2013 8:50 am

Moraga injured, Ozkilic steps in vs. Darren Uyenoyama

An injury has sidelined former UFC flyweight title contender John Moraga for up to four weeks. The UFC announced Tuesday that Moraga was pulled out of his UFC on Fox 9 preliminary card fight with Darren Uyenoyama on Dec. 14. Replacing him is Turkish-American prospect Alp Ozkilic. Moraga (13-2) fought just once in 2013 in...

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 11, 2013 9:48 am

Diaz vs. Maynard III tabbed as new TUF 18 Finale main event

With the recent shakeup of headlining bouts there will be a new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The UFC announced Sunday that a knee injury has forced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first title defense against Josh Thomson. To fill that void, the UFC put in a flyweight title...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Sep 30, 2013 10:32 am

Moraga vs Uyenoyama added to UFC on FOX 9

  Former UFC flyweight title challenger John Moraga starts his quest back to the top in December. UFC officials announced that Moraga (13-2 ) will face Darren Uyenoyama (8-4)  at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Cali.  UFC on Fox 9 features  a lightweight title fight between...

Sep 24, 2013 5:16 am

Renan Barao Moves Up In Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Last Saturday night, Renan Barao made quick work of elite challenger Eddie Wineland after he knocked him out with a highlight-reel spinning back kick in the second round. Barao has now defended the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship twice, defeating the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald in the process. The fans have not been...

Sep 18, 2013 6:59 pm

Benavidez Booked Opposite ‘Mighty Mouse’ For TUF 19 Finale Bout

Joseph Benavidez is getting another crack at a UFC title. It was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1 that Benavidez (19-3) will face 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) in a rematch for the flyweight title at the TUF 18 Finale. Benavidez and Johnson met a year ago this month for...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t have to be mad to fight

The No. 2 ranked flyweight in the world, Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), will return to the cage this Wednesday to take on Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. After suffering a split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September in his bid for the UFC...

Aug 15, 2013 10:10 am

UFC on FOX 8 Drug Test Results

Last Month’s UFC on FOX 8 event took place from Seattle’s KeyArena on July 27. Ten of the evenings participants underwent mandatory drug screenings by the Washington State Department of licensing and all fighters passed. Evenings headliners Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga underwent testing as did Rory MacDonald, Jessica Andrade, Mac Danzig, Daron Cruickshank, Ed...

Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

John Dodson Set to Face Newcomer Darrell Montague At UFC 166

Former flyweight title challenger, John Dodson, is set to welcome one of the divisions top ranked fighters, Darrel Montague,  in his UFC debut. UFC officials announced the bout via twitter. Montague has been widely regarded as one of the world’s top 125 pound fighters and he has now inked a multi-fight deal with the UFC...

Jul 30, 2013 4:18 pm

UFC on FOX 8 Medical Suspensions Released Today

There is a laundry list of fighters who are getting a minimum of three months worth of medical suspensions after this past weekend’s UFC on Fox 8. The Washington State Department of Licensing, which oversaw Saturday’s event, released the medical suspensions to MMAjunkie.com. UFC on FOX 8 took place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle....

Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

UFC On FOX 8 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Top Earner

The disclosed pay from last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event is in. Surprisingly, main card fighter, Robbie Lawler’s pay towered over every single other fighter on last Saturday night’s roster. He was the only fighter to break into six figures on the night. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the following figures this...

Jul 30, 2013 10:04 am

VIDEO | Backstage Pass: UFC on FOX 8 Edition

What you didn’t see on FOX: The fans and fighters inside KeyArena brace for an exceptional flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga.