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Mar 4, 2014 7:49 am

Sean Strickland Replaces Tor Toreng at UFC 171

On Monday, UFC officials announced that an injury has pulled Tor Troeng from the UFC 171 card against Robert “Bubba” McDaniel on March 15th. In his place, is now Sean Strickland (13-0). On Thursday of last week, Troeng took to twitter to announce his withdrawal from the fight due to a shoulder injury. Injured my...

Mar 3, 2014 10:16 am

Ferguson Meets Kikuno at UFC 173 in Las Vegas

  A new lightweight bout has been added to the UFC’s Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas. Tony Ferguson (14-3), winner of season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” will face Katsunori Kikuno (22-5-2 ). Officials announced Monday that both fighters verbally agreed to the fight. Ferguson landed back in the win column in October...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Mar 2, 2014 5:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 official with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil later this month for ‘UFC Fight Night 38,’ a fight card headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The event takes place March 23 live from the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The ‘UFC Fight Night 38’ event is now official with the following 12 bouts: FOX...


Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein now faces Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11

A cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,″ Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), has been forced to pull out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 11. The reason behind Ponzinibbio’s scratch remains unknown, but it left Canadian Jordan Mein without an opponent for the April fight card. UFC officials were quick to correct the matter,...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...

Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Baroni & Green Nearly Come To Blows At UFC 170, Take The Fight To Twitter Instead

Maybe I should start a weekly BJPENN.COM column and call it ‘Baroni Beef’, because I feel like this sort of thing has happened before. Maybe I’m wrong though? (Insert sarcasm) At any rate, what we have here is an escalated twitter dispute between former UFC fighter, Phil Baroni, and current UFC fighter, Bobby Green. Apparently,...

Feb 22, 2014 5:33 pm

UFC 170 Results: Makovsky Earns Decision Win Over Sampo

The Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminary bouts kicked off at 8:00 PM ET with a bout between Zach Makovsky and Josh Sampo. Many believed that because Makovsky had such a storied wrestling background, Sampo would see an advantage in the striking department. That was the story of the first round, however, after Makovsky...

Feb 22, 2014 9:30 am

Holdsworth vs. Kang set for UFC 173

Heading into his first UFC bout after winning “The Ultimate Fighter” Rousey vs. Tate, Chris Holdsworth is scheduled to face off against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173 in a bantamweight match up. UFC officials announced the fight this Thursday. UFC 173’s main card is the highly anticipated bout for the UFC middleweight crown when...

Feb 21, 2014 4:29 pm

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC 170 weigh-ins have concluded and all of tomorrow night’s competitors made their contracted weight limit. UFC 170 goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The full UFC 170 weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Sara McMann (135) – for...

Feb 20, 2014 10:46 am

Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal Bout Added To Cincinnati’s May 10th UFC Event

Another fight has been added to the UFC’s Cincinnati card. Middleweights Ed Herman and Rafael Natal will square off during the UFC’s return to Cincinnati on Fox Sports 1, which will take place May 10th and emanate from the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials announced the addition to the card on Wednesday. Ed Herman will be looking to bounce...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 11, 2014 6:13 am

Two Hard-Hitting Heavyweights Make Their UFC Debuts At UFC on FOX 11

Another fight has been added to the UFC on FOX 11 card, as two heavyweights will square off in their promotional debuts. Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter, late last night: Undefeated Jack May will meet Derrick Lewis in the center of the Octagon, and – judging by their records and penchants for knockouts – one...

Feb 9, 2014 4:04 pm

Makovsky vs. Sampo moved to UFC 170 Prelims

By Evan Stoumbelis Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo has been promoted from the online prelims to the televised undercard on Fox Sports 1 for UFC 170. Makovsky and Sampo will start the televised preliminary card off, followed by Lucas Martins vs. Aljamain Sterling Raphael Assuncao vs. *To be determined opponent* Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...

Feb 7, 2014 6:49 am

Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes set for UFC on FOX 11 event

UFC officials recently announced that a middleweight bout featuring Josh Samman (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Caio Magalhaes (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card in Orlando, Florida. A cast member on “TUF 17,” Josh Samman made his official octagon debut at the shows Finale in 2013,...

Feb 7, 2014 6:26 am

Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC on FOX 11

According to a report from MMAJunkie, a welterweight bout between Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card. Canadian Jordan Mein is coming off a loss to surging welterweight contender, Matt Brown, at the UFC on FOX 7 event...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Feb 5, 2014 7:07 am

Healy-Masvidal, Romero-Tavares slated for UFC on FOX 11

UFC on Fox 11 is starting to take shape with the announcement of two more fights for the April card Pat Healy (31-17) and Jorge Masvidal (25-8 ) will meet in a lightweight contest, while Yoel Romero (7-1 ) is scheduled to tak on Brad Tavares (12-1 ) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new...

Feb 4, 2014 1:08 pm

Joe Lauzon sports an incredible 96% finishing rate

UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon (23-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC) does not like to leave his fights in the ‘hands of the judges.’ That’s probably why ‘J-Lau’ boasts an astonishing 96% finishing rate. Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Lauzon has a 96% ‘kill rate’ thus far in his MMA career. In fact, his last outing against...

Feb 4, 2014 9:02 am

UFC 172 in Baltimore adds Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

A key middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (17-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the fight Tuesday morning. The final Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, is coming off his first UFC win, which he earned this past...

Feb 4, 2014 8:43 am

Anthony Johnson back with UFC, faces Phil Davis at UFC 172

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is headed back to the UFC, this after putting together a six-fight winning streak outside the organization. Dana White announced the signing earlier this morning and announced that “Rumble” will face Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his return to the octagon this April. Anthony Johnson was...

Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...